Thursday, November 20, 2014

TT at Keene State, NH

The Physics Department at Keene State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics, beginning August 2015. We seek a broadly trained Physicist and extraordinary teacher of students of varying backgrounds and abilities. Experience in leading undergraduate research in a laboratory-based project is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts undergraduate academic setting. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The department consists of two tenure-track faculty lines as well as adjunct faculty and a laboratory assistant who contribute to joint majors in Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Physics, a Physics Minor and an Engineering Transfer program as well as serving majors in Chemistry, Biology and Geology. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service to the department and the College. Faculty members also have the opportunity to teach a course in the college’s Integrative Studies Program, a transformational general education approach. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities that help students become responsible global citizens. For information about the physics department visit:
Qualifications Required: Ph.D. by August 1, 2015 in Physics or Astronomy; undergraduate teaching experience as lead instructor; a research agenda accessible to undergraduates; demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: the ability to teach the full range of upper level Physics courses (Thermodynamics, Classical Mechanics, E&M & Quantum Mechanics); additional full- time undergraduate Physics teaching experience; demonstrated undergraduate mentoring/research experience; the ability to or experience teaching Astronomy, Meteorology and other general education courses.
Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.
Application: Apply online at
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: • Letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • Graduate School transcripts • Teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy • Research statement describing the candidate’s research experience and how they would engage undergraduate students in this research. • Three letters of recommendation addressing above qualifications.
Note: The three letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly to Keene State College, Office of Human Resource Management- FAC6, 229 Main Street, Keene NH 03435-1604 or via e-mail to
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.
To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community visit:
Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Additional Salary Information: Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 
Internal Number: fac6