Tuesday, April 11, 2017

TT at Kansas Wesleyan University

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 to 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.

Kansas Wesleyan 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.