Salary: $50,000.00 - 55,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
Application: Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire).
SUMMARY: The Assistant Professor of Physics is responsible for teaching lower division physics courses for science and liberal arts majors as well as upper division physics courses. Involving undergraduate students in research projects, development of a research program, and participation in the ongoing development of the physics program are required.
The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the university, department and profession are expected.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
PhD in physics or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2018 is required
Effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills are required
DESIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience are preferred
Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics or biophysics and an interest in teaching electronics and upper division lab courses
Candidates with backgrounds in observational astronomy and interest in teaching these courses are also encouraged to apply
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.