Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TT, Delta State MS


Working TitleAssistant Professor of Physics
Position TypeFaculty
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physics
Posting Number201200458
Full or Part TimeFull Time
If Other, Please Explain:
Tenure/Non-Tenure TrackTenure Track
Salary Basis9 month

Position Summary Information

Delta State University is a four-year public university with approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, MS, DSUalso plays host to the new Grammy Museum Mississippi.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at DSU invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Astronomy, Advanced Astronomy and all levels of undergraduate physics. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and physics will be considered. The teaching load is typically 12 credit hours per semester.
In addition, the physics faculty manage and operate the Wiley Planetarium along with its outreach programs. This includes new program development and new content development. The planetarium consists of a 9m dome with a 3-D Digistar 5 system. Additionally, our collection of telescopes includes two 16 inch scopes, three 8 inch scopes, four 6 inch scopes, and a variety of smaller instruments.
Other departmental duties include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, and serving on departmental, college, and university-wide committees.
The final mix of duties for the successful candidate will depend on their experience, capabilities and interests. Strong teaching skills are required and prior teaching experience is desirable.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, strong communication skills, and a commitment to both teaching and research. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable.
A one year probationary period may be considered for candidates who anticipate completing their Ph.D. within the year.
SalaryCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. in astronomy or physics.
Special Instructions to Applicants
If you need to request your letters of recommendation, have them emailed to DSUHRJobs@deltastate.edu. You will need to upload a document in place of the letters of recommendation with the names of your references. Received letters will be added to your application materials. If they need to be mailed: Human Resources, Kent Wyatt Hall 247, 1003 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, MS 38733.