Monday, January 16, 2012

Physics Specialist at James Madison University (VA)

James Madison University is seeking applicants for the position of Physics Specialist in the Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC). The position is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with classroom teaching responsibilities in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, beginning August 2012. We seek outstanding candidates with an earned Master’s or Ph.D. (preferred) in Physics or Astronomy with a strong mathematics background.

The SMLC Physics Specialist will provide academic support (tutoring and study groups) in the SMLC to students enrolled in introductory physics courses. The Specialist will work collaboratively with the Science Coordinator and other faculty members to enhance, develop, and assess physics pedagogy. Classroom teaching responsibilities will be 3-4 courses per year in the Physics department. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably with tutoring experience.

Apply through JMU’s JobLink ( and reference posting number 0404416. In addition to completing the online faculty profile, candidates will need to provide via JobLink a cover letter reviewing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Alicia James, Associate Director for Science and Mathematics, Salary shall be commensurate with experience.