Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Astro TT at Mizzou

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor-9 month appointment
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Physics Astronomy & Material Science
Pay Grade Unclassified
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track
Term (if applicable) 9 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/11/2014
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties Duties would include teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses; maintaining an active funded research program, which must involve undergraduate students; using the Missouri State University Baker Observatory for research and/or student training; and appropriate service.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Additional Qualifications Must have Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics or a closely related field.
Link to Job Description
Open Date 09/01/2013
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants First Date of Consideration is November 4, 2013
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Background Check Statement Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20130071FTF
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