Assistant Professor of Physics, tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry and Physics ( http://www.wcu.edu/as/chemphys/chemphys.html).
of Chemistry & Physics at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant
Professor level to begin August 2014.
We seek a physicist who
can teach high-quality, engaged physics courses at the undergraduate
level. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate
potential to create experiential opportunities for students through
their scholarship. This is a growing department with a commitment to
experiential learning and regional engagement.
should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level.
successful candidate is
expected to contribute to the department's vibrant undergraduate
research program, develop a research program that includes some focus on
the region, and seek external funding to help support our mission.
Carolina University is a 10,000-student campus in the
University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for
undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education
specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is
committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place,
integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our
communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley
the Blue Ridge Mountains 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.
Training & Experience Requirements: The candidate
is required to have a PhD in physics from an accredited institution at
the time of hire, although an ABD candidate would be considered.
Preference will be give to candidates who have teaching experience at
the college level.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred
candidates should have a clear research plan and a strong interest in involving students in their research.
Applicants: Applications must be submitted online and include 1) a
resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) transcripts; 4) a
statement of teaching; 5) a statement of research interests that
includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) a list of 5
references (include complete contact information.
the application interface will prompt you for the names and e-mail
addresses of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 references who would be
willing to write a letter of recommendation upon request. PLEASE DO NOT
HAVE LETTERS SENT.
For more information, contact search chair, Dr. Matthew Rave ( firstname.lastname@example.org;
Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013 and continue until the search is complete.