The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Kansas Wesleyan University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach Physics courses starting Fall 2017. Applicants from all physics research fields, astronomy, and other closely related fields are encouraged to apply. The department has a B.S. in physics with multiple concentrations (including Material Physics, Environmental Physics, Computational Physics, and a "traditional" physics track) as well as a Secondary Physics Education major and a Dual Degree Engineering Program. As such, a preferred applicant will be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate courses and laboratories. Similarly, priority will be given to candidates with the willingness to teach occasional introductory mathematics courses.
While research experience is a bonus,
emphasis is placed on excellence in teaching. Experience working with
undergraduates using innovative course delivery methods, PER-informed
(Physics Education Research) pedagogies, delivery of real world
experiences for students, and engagement in undergraduate research
collaborations is highly desired. The ability to develop advanced
laboratories, curriculum, and operate the student observatory are ideal.
In addition to teaching excellence, the individual filling this position
will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship,
community service, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate
education and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient
work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. ABD
candidates in physics or closely related fields with significant
progress will be considered, while a Ph.D. is preferred. The applicant
must be eligible to work in the U.S.
A complete position
description and application information is available at www.kwu/jobs and all applications
submitted by May 1, 2017 are guaranteed a review. The application process will remain open until filled.
University is a 130-year-old, private, coeducational, four-year liberal
arts institution located in Salina, Kansas, a vibrant and dynamic
community of 50,000. The University offers traditional arts and sciences
programs, as well as pre- and professional programs, at both the
bachelor's and master's levels. Enrollment is approximately 650
undergraduate students and 75 graduate students.