RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for teaching lower division physics courses for science and liberal arts majors as well as upper division physics courses. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Involving undergraduate students in research projects and development of a research program, participation in the ongoing development of the physics program, service to the University, and academic advising are all required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D.
in Physics or a closely related discipline by August 2014 is required.
Postdoctoral teaching and research experience are preferred.
Effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability
to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills
are required. While candidates from all areas of physics will be
considered, applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics and an
interest in teaching electronics and upper division lab courses are
especially encouraged to apply.
Colorado Mesa University is
particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with
students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment
to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented
students within higher education.
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2014.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, apply by January 15, 2014.
Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they
relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences
of this position, curriculum vita, a copy of transcripts for all degrees
completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names,
phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references,
and the following completed forms:
• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check
• Background Investigation and Disclosure Authorization
• Voluntary Affirmative Action form
• Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
Physics Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include reference
checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a
financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify
U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse
faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to