Thursday, June 16, 2016

1-Year Instructor, Ball State IN

Ball State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering a one-year, full-time contract faculty position as Instructor of Physics and Astronomy beginning August 19, 2016. The successful applicant will teach primarily introductory courses and participate in departmental service-related activities of the university at a level associated with a contract-faculty position.

 Major responsibilities:   Teach full-time lecture and laboratory courses primarily in the area of physics education for preservice elementary education majors and/or introductory physics/astronomy; teach upper division undergraduate and graduate-level courses in physics education, physics, and/or astronomy as needed.

Minimum qualifications: Earned MA/MS/MAT in physics education, science education (with an emphasis in physics, or physics (with experience and/or specialization in physics education) at the time of application, from an accredited college or university. Teaching experience at the college level, which may include graduate teaching assistantship assignments; effective communication skills in both classroom and laboratory settings.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics education, physics, or related discipline; experience teaching physics courses for pre-service elementary education majors and/or mentoring pre-service physics teachers.

To apply, please send a letter of application which indicates teaching goals and experience; curriculum vita including experience in teaching, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted initially), the names and contact information for three references that are able to discuss your qualifications to: Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.