Middle Tennessee State University seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty appointment in Physics and Astronomy (Position # 156010). The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics or related area, and qualify for rank of assistant or associate professor. The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in professional physics, applied physics, physics teaching, and astronomy. Candidates must be able to teach upper-division departmental courses and also be passionate about teaching introductory students using innovative pedagogies. Applicants must provide a plan to develop an active research program to fully engage undergraduates. Current departmental strengths include materials research, biomedical optics, sensors, physics education, quantum optics, and acoustics. Excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
Position begins August 1, 2015.
Application review begins January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online athttps://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a plan for involving undergraduates in research. Candidates selected for the short list will be required to submit a 10 minute video of themselves teaching a physics-related topic. Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if selected for an on-campus interview. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424. MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with education and experience.