The Department of Chemistry and Geology at Columbus State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor to begin teaching in August 2008. Teaching duties will include teaching Physical Science for elementary school teachers and courses and laboratories to support a Physics minor and/or Astronomy courses. Other job duties include recruiting students into the departmental majors, academic advising, helping with existing programs to recruit and retain secondary science and math teachers, active involvement with and leadership in educational outreach activities such as Engineering Night, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, and/or Astronomy Night, and other service duties necessary to build and maintain a vibrant and collegial department. Interest in teacher training is a plus. Candidates must also be committed to quality teaching and to continued scholarly and instructional development. This position is available pending budget approval from the Board of Regents.
Applicants should possess a strong and demonstrated interest in teaching and hold a doctorate degree by the time of appointment. The doctoral degree should be in Physics Education, Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering or related field. Possession of a doctorate in Science Education is also considered acceptable training if at least 18 hours of graduate education were obtained in Physics, Astronomy, or Engineering. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding oral and written communication skills and exhibit a commitment to excellence in science education in a student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be able to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with the use of performance standards and assessment is preferred. Applicants must satisfy the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirements in order to gain employment at Columbus State University. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Review of applications will begin immediately and preference will be given to applications received before January 18, 2008. For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest describing relevant experience and qualifications for this unique position, recent letters from at least three references who may be contacted, a curriculum vitae, a comprehensive statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests applicable to a primarily undergraduate institution, a reprint of a recent publication(s) and/or conference papers, unofficial transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching experience to: Chair, Physics Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Geology, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. Applicants must provide official transcripts at the time of interview. Columbus State University embraces its diverse student body and the College of Science strongly values outstanding teaching and those who educate future teachers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. See details about the department at http://chemgeo.colstate.edu. Electronic applications will not be accepted.
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