Application: Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, 3 letters of recommendation; transcripts for all degrees completed and underway; statement of teaching interests (2 pages maximum) listing previous teaching experience and courses, examples of classroom techniques used, future teaching interests including physics courses offered at CMU, and future approaches for effective teaching; statement of research interests (2 pages maximum) listing research interests and experience, potential projects that focus on undergraduate involvement, and an approximate budget. Please submit a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire).
Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 12/16/2018.
Direct Inquiries Contact: Dr. David Collins 970-248-1787?
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 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: PhD in physics or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2019.
Effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills. Ability and enthusiasm for teaching the electronics, intermediate and/or advanced laboratory courses.
Ability and enthusiasm for supervising experimental physics undergraduate research.
We are particularly interested in candidates who plan to develop a table-top experimental research program.
Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics or biophysics. Candidates with backgrounds in other areas of physics or related disciplines and interest in teaching the electronics, intermediate and/or advanced laboratory courses are also encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience.
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.
Internal Number: F00159
About Colorado Mesa University
Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate and certificate levels.
At Colorado Mesa, we take great pride in providing educational opportunities and tools that help students succeed in today's complex and interconnected world. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.
Colorado Mesa's main campus encompasses 90 acres in the heart of Grand Junction, Colorado. Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year.
The Tilman M. Bishop Campus is the result of a partnership of the University, Mesa County Valley School District 51, and area businesses and is the main site of Colorado Mesa's two-year division: Western Colorado Community College Programs at the Bishop Campus serve the technical education needs of both ...college and area high school students.
Located at the base of the beautiful San Juan Mountains, the Montrose Campus of Colorado Mesa provides access to a variety of associate and bachelor degree programs in a scenic, smaller community campus setting.