Monday, September 16, 2013

TT at Texas Lutheran

1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Position Announcement
Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position in the Department of Physics to begin August 2014. Requirements for the position include:

* Ph.D. in engineering, physics, or an applied physics sub-discipline
* Expertise in engineering (either by degree or work in national labs/industry)
* Strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and advising undergraduate students
* Ability to teach effectively at all levels in the undergraduate pre-engineering and physics classroom and laboratory
* Commitment to mentor students in undergraduate research
* Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development
* Understanding the role of a professor at a small, liberal arts, undergraduate institution
* Commitment to attracting and developing students from traditionally under-represented groups
* Ability to contribute expertise to the institution’s general education curriculum, honors program, and/or interdisciplinary programs
* Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional students in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition.

The Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics and a B.A. in applied science as part of a 3/2 engineering program. The majority of the department’s graduates will continue post-graduate education in an applied physics or engineering discipline. The department has over 50 physics and pre-engineering students and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. The individual who joins us will primarily teach our engineering courses. This person will have the opportunity to contribute substantially to the direction and quality of the department, especially in the pre-engineering program, including curriculum enhancement. Information about the department and its curriculum is available at

The rank and tenure timeline will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated ability. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and university value and practice academic freedom and prepare women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of your plan for undergraduate research, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper submissions will be accepted. Please send your submissions to

 Shawn Hilbert, Ph.D.
 Chair, Department of Physics
 Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155
 Phone: (830) 372-6433   Email:

Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). As part of a serious commitment to diversity in its faculty, Texas Lutheran University encourages applications from women and minorities.