Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a one-year faculty appointment in the Department of Physics. These non-tenure-track, full-time faculty positions are 9-month appointments. Two openings are available for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach a load of
12 contact hours each fall and spring semester and maintain appropriate
office hours. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and
upper-level undergraduate physics courses and laboratories as well as
courses that serve the general education needs of Samford
undergraduates. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in physics
or a closely related discipline. Salary is dependent upon
qualifications and experience.
Samford University is in
Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic
institution. Samford is the top-ranked private university in Alabama, is
ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and
has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value
by several prestigious publications and rankings. For more information,
please visit www.samford.edu.
Department of Physics has approximately 35 undergraduate majors. The
department offers three undergraduate program tracks leading to a B.A.
in Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or a B.S. in Engineering Physics. The
department is located in the 100,000-sq-ft Propst Hall along with the
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department houses classrooms and
laboratories specifically structured for undergraduate physics
instruction as well as laboratory space for individual and collaborative
research. A fully equipped machine shop provides support for
departmental needs and a working construction laboratory for students.
of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the
positions are filled. Please submit an application letter, curriculum
vitae, names and addresses of three references, description of
leadership experience, description of research interests and activities,
and a philosophy of teaching in a Christian university, specifically
supported by two course syllabi from within the last three semesters.
The teaching philosophy must also include a discussion of how the
candidate has contributed to Christian mission in her or his career to
this point and how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian
mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission vision and
values statement. All files should be submitted electronically as PDF
files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samford University is an Equal
Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting
discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not
unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age,
disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic