Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Temporary Teaching FT, Eastern Illinois

POSITION: The Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified candidates for a temporary faculty position starting in August 2016, subject to available funding. 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2016 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of this position include teaching upper level undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes in Physics and Astronomy for majors. There may be research and mentoring opportunities as the abilities and interests of the candidate dictate. The successful candidate may also take on the duties of Director of the Observatory. 

QUALIFICATIONS: At the time of appointment, the qualified candidate must hold, at minimum, a Master's degree in Physics. A PhD in Physics or Astronomy or closely related field is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. The qualified candidate should have demonstrated experience teaching upper level undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for undergraduate physics education through classroom teaching. 

APPLICATION: A complete file consists of a letter of application, including a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, names and contact info for three references, vita, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required for appointment). Applications must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33453. Questions about the search may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Steven Daniels at swdaniels@eiu.edu

DEADLINE: Review of applications begins January 20, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. 

THE UNIVERSITY & DEPARTMENT: Eastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university in a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois. Enrollment at the university is 8,000. EIU is dedicated to quality teaching in small class settings. Undergraduate physics at Eastern includes options in Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, Engineering Physics, Radiation Physics, and Science with Teacher Certification Specialization in Physics. Major departmental equipment includes a 4 watt CW Ar-ion laser, several nitrogen pumped dye lasers, a 1m monochromator, an X-ray fluorescence system, a thin film deposition system, and an observatory with a 16" computer-controlled telescope. The Department has 5 full time faculty, approximately 70 Physics majors in the various options, and an active Pre-engineering program. For more information about EIU Physics:http://www.eiu.edu/physics/.