Physics Faculty Position
Responsibilities: The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2014. This new position is due to the growth of the Department and in support of the University’s new Mechanical and Civil Engineering programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels in the physics curriculum and contribute to general education course offerings. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program including research with undergraduate students.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the position begins and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate physics education. Experiences with current physics pedagogy and laboratory development are highly desirable.
Available: August 1, 2014
Compensation: Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution to TIAA-CREF by the University after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; and tuition exchange for qualified dependents.
Equal Opportunity: Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.
Academic Rank: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, one-year renewable contract.
Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 59 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away. The University’s endowment is in excess of $130 million.
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, suggested research projects with undergraduates and three letters of recommendation to Physics and Astronomy Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, 1972 Clark Ave, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 44601; email: email@example.com . Electronic applications are preferred. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Ekey, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled.