Thursday, September 29, 2016

TT, Middle Tennessee State

Position Number 156060
Requisition Number F109
Job Title Physics and Astronomy, Tenure Track Faculty
Department Physics and Astronomy
College Basic and Applied Sciences
University Expectations
Excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

Job Description
MTSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (#156060), at the Assistant Professor rank. Start date for this position is August 1, 2017.

Candidates must be passionate about teaching, and provide a plan for developing an active research program to fully engage undergraduates. Appropriate research areas include (but are not restricted to) physics and astronomy education research, experimental biophysics, applied optics, and nanomaterials that can utilize our 2500 sq. ft. of experimental research facilities. The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in professional physics, physics teaching, applied physics, and astronomy.

Required Education
PhD in Physics, or a related field.

Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Other Desirable
Evidence of exceptional teaching ability, commitment to student success and experience in mentoring women and minorities is desired.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
Health, dental, and life insurance
Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
An Employee Assistance Program
Educational Assistance Programs
Sick leave
Optional or voluntary benefits, including a flexible spending account, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and cancer and intensive care insurance

Job Open Date 08/29/2016
Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration 10/10/2016
Is this position Grant Funded? No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Online application required, and must include:
1) Cover Letter,
2) Curriculum vitae,
3) Statement of teaching philosophy,
4) Research/Creative: Plan for involving undergraduates in research.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at

Additionally, candidates selected for the short list will be required to submit a 10 minute video of themselves teaching a physics-related topic.

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

Additional Information
If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview.
Likewise, three letters of recommendation, specific to this job posting, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview. Our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information provided by applicant within their application to the posting.
Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
Job Type Full Time
Academic Resources
Reference Letters

Reference Letters
Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 5
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference 07/31/2017
Special Instructions to Reference Provider
Recommendation letters should be submitted per the instructions included in the solicitation letter that will be generated at the time the recommendation is required. Letters would then be addressed to: Dr. Ron Henderson, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Are you required to register as a sex offender under TCA Title 40, Chapter 39, Part 2?
* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
State Office of Employment Services
Chronicle of Higher Education
Diverse Issues
Hispanic Outlook
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Research/Creative Activities
Optional Documents
Other Document
Other Document 2