Assistant Professor - Physics Education Specialist
Instructional Faculty - Full Time
College of Science and Mathematics
100032 - Physics Department
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About James Madison University
Mission We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
Vision To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Who We Are Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
The James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a renewable-term, physics education specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2019.
Our department is interested in candidates who are committed toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We strive to be a leading undergraduate physics and astronomy department by building a research-active and student-centered program. The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 110 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. Additional information is available online at http:///www.jmu.edu/physics.
Duties and Responsibilities
The physics education specialist will work with the JMU Science and Mathematics Learning Center and others on campus to improve student success and retention in our introductory courses.
Candidates must have relevant experience in physics education, and a commitment to improving student success for a diverse population of students. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is preferred. The ability to work with our existing efforts to increase the production of secondary level physics teachers and the ability to develop scholarly research questions based on student success in physics will also be considered as positive factors.
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You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. To apply, visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4384 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1226. Candidates will complete the application and include a cover letter, current CV, and statement of teaching philosophy which includes your vision of how to improve student success in physics.
JMU’s Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.
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