Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TT, Oregon Tech

The Department of Natural Sciences at the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics, starting September 2016 on our Klamath Falls campus. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Oregon Tech's faculty salaries are competitive with our comparator institutions, and are accompanied by excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts for the faculty member's spouse or dependents at the seven public universities in Oregon. 

We seek a motivated, collaborative colleague with enthusiasm and ability for teaching physics for a variety of science and engineering majors at a public polytechnic university. Applicants must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate instruction and supporting student success. 

The successful candidate's primary academic responsibilities will be teaching introductory calculus-based physics (lecture and lab, three quarter sequence) for students in Oregon Tech's engineering and science programs. Candidates with a background in physics education research and/or experience implementing current best practices in teaching introductory physics are particularly encouraged to apply. Opportunities also exist to support and grow a newly established Applied Physics minor; the department typically offers two to three upper division physics courses per year. Candidates with capabilities and interest to mentor students in undergraduate research projects are also particularly encouraged to apply. 

Oregon Tech's primary mission is teaching. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to supporting student success, and dedication to high-quality undergraduate instruction with a hands-on emphasis. Ideal candidates will have an established record of teaching effectiveness and of applying innovative best practices in undergraduate courses. 

A Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) in Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Education Research, or a closely related discipline, or a Master's degree in the same with at least two years of relevant teaching experience, is required. A demonstrated track record or evidence of potential as an effective instructor is required. Candidates may be requested to deliver a video teaching demo as part of the interview process. 

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. 

To Apply 
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of Oregon Tech, materials received after July 27, 2015 may not receive full consideration. To apply, please submit the following required documents: (i) a brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and how you foster student success (2-page maximum), (iv) undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (v) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for at least three professional references. Supporting documentation (optional, not required) that will also be accepted include (v) course evaluations from prior courses taught or other evidence of effective teaching, and (vi) a description of potential research projects that could involve undergraduates (2-page maximum). All materials should be sent to and reference position #16-66013. Application materials may also be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200. 

For further information, please contact Matt Beekman, Search Committee Chair, at, or visit Oregon Tech's website at