Assistant Professor of Physics Position, Tenure-Track
Available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Responsibilities: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mount Union invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Physics position to begin August 1, 2017. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physics, electronics and advanced physics courses. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program, including research with undergraduate students.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Educational Research or Electrical Engineering preferred, ABD will be considered.
Available: August 1, 2017
Compensation: Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union's 2,300 students can select from 59 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as master's programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership and a doctoral program in physical therapy. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, 87% of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Mount Union's Department of Physics and Astronomy features hands-on, activity-based experiences for students at all levels. This includes setting up and using advanced laboratory equipment, a dedicated electronics laboratory and a rooftop observatory for astronomy. In addition, the Department has two new introductory physics laboratories, which are designed to allow students to actively learn physics using computers and sensors for data collection and analysis. Advanced courses for majors and minors provide rigorous mathematical and applied training in a small classroom environment designed for student success. Student research projects revolve around their interests and aspirations, which helps develop the individual for success at taking projects from an idea through to a final result.
Since 2005, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health and medical sciences facility and performing arts center. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union's picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away. The University's endowment is in excess of $131 million.
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study. For more information, visit www.mountunion.edu.
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan and three letters of recommendation to Physics Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, 1972 Clark Ave, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 44601; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications are preferred. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Ekey at email@example.com with any questions. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.