Thursday, March 17, 2016

Term (potentially renewable) Assistant Professor, George Mason University, VA

DepartmentPhysics & Astronomy (P&A)
Alternate Department Description
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Job CategoryInstructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job TitleTerm Assistant Professor of Physics
Working TitleTerm Assistant Professor of Physics
Job TypeFull-Time
Position NumberF7943z
Recruit NumberFaculty - 6641
Working Hours
Pay Band
SalaryCommensurate with education and experience.
Web AnnouncementTerm Assistant Professor of Physics

The George Mason University Department of Physics and Astronomy, within the College of Science, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a Term Assistant Professor of Physics vacancy. Beginning August 25, 2016, the selected finalist will join a department in which both teaching and service are valued.

The primary responsibility of this nontenure-track position is teaching, with four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. Candidates should be prepared to teach predominantly laboratory classes in physics. It is expected that the candidate chosen will engage in department service as requested by the Chair.

A minimum of a Ph.D. in physics is required. The successful candidate will have an established record of effective teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to physics education excellence. Routine administrative duties, including student advising, are also required. Use of Blackboard and/or other software (e.g., MS PowerPoint and Excel) for the delivery of course content is further required.

The position is offered as an initial nine-month appointment, with the possibility of ongoing renewals in subsequent years. A higher rank is possible depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsFor full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7943z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applicant also has the option to upload a recent publication related to physics.
For Full Consideration, Apply by:April 13, 2016
Posting Date03/16/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled?Yes
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    1. Cover Letter
    2. CV
    3. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
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