Friday, October 7, 2016

TT, Texas Lutheran

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities, who is a gifted and dedicated educator able to cover a wide array of courses in the major, who can develop excellent service courses for non‐majors, and whose research interests will provide opportunities for robust scientific experiences for undergraduate majors.

Requirements for the position include:

Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, or other physics-related sub-discipline (ABD considered with assurance of completion no later than August 2017)
Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate physics or engineering students at the introductory and advanced level in both the classroom and laboratory setting
Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development
Commitment to attracting and retaining students from traditionally under-represented groups
Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.
In our considerations, preference will be given to candidates with experimental physics background and/or instructional physics laboratory development, evidence of actively engaging undergraduate students in meaningful research and research training and/or experience with engineering physics or pre-engineering programs.

The TLU Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics, along with a new B.S. in applied physics. The majority of TLU Physics degree recipients pursue graduate education in a range of professional and academic programs. Curriculum is designed to address these broad career goals, and all majors are required to carry out independent, faculty-mentored research that culminates in a senior thesis. The department consistently has approximately 50 majors and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. Information about the TLU Physics Department is available at

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement detailing how your research interests will actively engage undergraduate students, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.
Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. These letters may be from the list of professional references or from others. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate's teaching experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to
or by mail
Dr. Toni Sauncy
Chair, Department of Physics
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155
Phone: (830) 372-6904

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.