Positions: Non-tenure-track faculty positions available August 15, 2016, pending funding. The positions are a one year, full-time 9 month appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 additional years depending on performance, departmental needs, and funding.
Responsibilities: Teaching a range of introductory physics and Astronomy courses and advanced physics courses.
Ph.D. in Physics or related field. ABD (with Master’s degree in Physics) will be considered with completion by the date of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Ability to teach a wide range of courses in an undergraduate physics curriculum
Ability to teach introductory Astronomy
Commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level
Evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential teaching effectiveness
Effective communication skills
Previous experience at a liberal arts institution
Research experience in physics or related field, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
Rank and Salary: Rank and salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance.
Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 7 faculty members and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the recently renovated science building on campus. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit physics.truman.edu.
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,200 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors and seven graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For the nineteenth consecutive year, Truman, Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region – Master’s Category by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak. More information about Truman State University can be found at www.truman.edu.
The Community: Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys a low crime rate, excellent schools, and low cost of living. Within a few minutes’ drive, a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities is easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air (www.flycapeair.com). Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules from Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. A.T. Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at employment.truman.edu . Completed applications must include (1) letter of application that clearly addresses: teaching philosophy, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research experience in physics or a related field, communication skills, and, if applicable, experience as a teacher-scholar at a liberal arts institution; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
Questions about this position may be directed to Mohammad Samiullah, Physics Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and continue until filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.