Saturday, September 28, 2013

TT at Rowan University NJ

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges--Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics-and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences.

The Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor position beginning Fall 2014. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates are expected to mostly teach general physics to science and engineering majors, coordinate the introductory courses, develop and enhance laboratory experiences, and participate in curriculum development.

A Ph.D. degree in Physics is preferred, but M.S. degree may be considered. Postdoctoral experience is valued, but not required. Strong candidates will have experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching college-level physics.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy currently consists of 10 faculty members, a laboratory coordinator, an instrument coordinator, secretary, and serves over 130 physics majors who have ten active research facilities that foster student/faculty collaborative research including labs for magnetics, physical properties, thin film fabrication, microscopy, biophysics, laser cooling, and computational physics. A new research program in Physics Education Research will be initiated. The department also houses an observatory, a planetarium, and a machine shop. Additional information may be obtained from our web site at

The application must be submitted as a single '.pdf' file containing curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf via email directly from their references to with subject line 'Physics Instructor Search'. All complete applications, including letters of recommendation, received by February 3, 2014 will receive full consideration. Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Online App. Form: