Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TT at Missouri State [Update: campus visits scheduled on March]


Position TitleAssistant Professor-9 month appointment
Work LocationSpringfield Campus
DepartmentPhysics Astronomy & Material Science
Pay GradeUnclassified
Faculty Appointment TypeTenure Track
Term (if applicable)9 month
Begin Date of Appointment08/15/2016
General FunctionThe Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary DutiesDuties would include teaching physics and science education courses at the undergraduate and Master’s level. Typically nine contact hours will be assigned each fall and spring semester. Research expectations include the establishment of an independent program related to physics education commensurate with a Master’s level institution, and capable of generating external grant funds. Additionally, the faculty member will contribute to the curriculum and student advising related to the BSEd degree in Physics Education. Start-up funds are available.
Minimum Acceptable QualificationsThe minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Additional QualificationsA Ph.D. in Physics Education, Physics or a closely related field is required. Experience in physics pedagogy research is required. Experience with secondary education methodologies is desired. Candidates should show potential for excellence in teaching and independent research. A commitment to diversity in the educational community of faculty, staff, and students is also required.
Link to Job Descriptionhttp://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
Open Date07/24/2015
Special Instructions to ApplicantsFirst Date of Consideration is December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Cover letter
Teaching Statement
Research Statement
Contacts for references (at least 3)
For additional information about the department, please visit our website at http://physics.missouristate.edu/
EO/AA and Diversity StatementNon Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.
This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.
Background Check StatementEmployment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number20150068FTF
Quicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.missouristate.edu:80/postings/21212

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • Job Board (HigherEdJobs.com, CareerBuilder.com)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
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  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Interest
  6. Publication (Writing Sample) -1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts -3
  3. Course Document -1
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness -1
  5. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  6. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  7. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)