Saturday, October 10, 2015

TT at Texas A&M Commerce

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2016.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct scholarly research, and provide service to the university and community.  Preference will be given to candidates who are experimental physicists and have a strong interest or demonstrated experience in STEM teacher education, STEM outreach, or physics education research.  Preference will also be given to candidates that have post-doctoral experience, potential for attracting external funding, and previous university-level teaching experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to be a fully participating member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate or graduate courses, prepare syllabi, update course materials as needed, and deliver instruction on-campus and/or online. In addition, faculty are expected to be research active and mentor graduate and undergraduate research students. The new faculty member will be expected to carry out a vigorous, externally-funded research program including supervising undergraduate and graduate research projects, and to participate fully in the teaching program in the department.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the candidate should facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, research, and service activity.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website at ( to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
Documents that must be submitted online:
Completed online application
Cover Letter
Statement of research interests
Statement of plans for supporting our teacher education efforts
Three to five professional references familiar with your work with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

If you have questions, please contact Matt A. Wood, Department Head, at

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through the system.