Friday, October 31, 2014

TT at Mercer Univ, GA

Mercer University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2015. The Department of Physics grants only bachelor's degrees in physics, and is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. 

The selected candidate will teach twenty-one semester hours of physics and general education courses per academic year. Contribute to program and course development within the department and the college. Maintain a research program which could involve undergraduates in physics and engineering. 

Mercer University is a comprehensive institution of over 8,000 students enrolled in twelve colleges and schools. The university's historic Macon campus serves 2,700 traditional undergraduate students of which 1,500 are pursuing degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts. Founded by Baptists, Mercer is distinguished by its service ethos, interdisciplinary spirit, and commitment to academic freedom. 

An earned doctorate in physics, astronomy, or biophysics, or its requirements completed by August 2015 from an accredited college/university is required. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and experience beyond the level of teaching assistant. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to general education in a liberal arts setting, and to our current efforts to improve our introductory physics for life sciences. 

Interested candidates must apply online at and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) statement of research interests. In addition, three professional letters of reference should be submitted electronically to Please visit our department web site at and our university web site at For inquiries only, contact

Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 5.