Monday, September 10, 2012

TT at DePaul University

The Department of Physics at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2013. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field.  We are seeking a faculty member who will teach a broad range of courses using research-based methods and who is capable of establishing a research program that will involve both undergraduate and terminal Masters graduate students.

Located in the heart of Chicago, DePaul University is the ninth largest private university in the country. DePaul is committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart. The department offers an undergraduate degree in physics, a Master’s degree in physics, and a wide range of undergraduate courses for non-science majors. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and developing courses in all three of these areas, and must be willing and able to teach courses in appropriate interdisciplinary programs, such as the university’s first-year program.  The standard teaching load in the department is two courses per quarter.

The area of specialization is open, including physics education research. Start-up funds appropriate for an undergraduate teaching institution are available.  Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a research plan that includes a description of how undergraduate and Masters students will participate and an estimated startup budget,  (4) a teaching statement describing your experience and how you will implement research-based teaching methods across a range of courses, and (5) names and contact information for three references. References for candidates short-listed will be contacted to upload a confidential letter of recommendation.  Applications are accepted only online at http://

The application deadline is November 1st 2012. DePaul University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging excellence through diversity.  Women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.