Salary: Depends on Qualifications Location: Minnesota State Mankato, MN Job Type: Probationary Department: Academic Affairs Job Number: 01031 Position: Tenure-Track (Probationary*) Date of Appointment: August 19, 2019 Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 22, 2019.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twelve (12) credits per semester of instruction.
While the area of specialization is open, the successful candidate will be expected to teach across a wide variety of the undergraduate and graduate level curriculum.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (see Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
Doctorate or terminal degree in Physics. (Conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to August 19, 2019.)
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach Physics at the college or University Level. Experience as a graduate student will be considered.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching college or university-level Physics courses as supported by the candidates references.
University teaching experience in a large enrollment general education course.
Demonstrate potential for research, creative or scholarly activity.
Have or potential to involve undergraduate and/or graduate students in research or creative activity.
Compatibility of research with Minnesota State University, Mankato's infrastructure.
The Physics and Astronomy department provides general education courses for all students in the university, offers a variety of specialized courses for our majors and minors, provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, advises students about careers in science, technology, and education, and prepares students for professional work or graduate study in physics, astronomy, engineering and related sciences. The department offers programs leading to bachelor's degrees in Physics and Physics Teaching; minors in Astronomy and Physics; and master's degrees in Physics. Currently there are about fifty undergraduate and graduate students majoring in our programs, and ten full time faculty. The faculty in our department pride themselves on the amount of individual attention they provide our students. Besides providing an excellent education for undergraduate physics and astronomy students, the department encourages and engages in outreach activities such as a speaker exchange with colleges in the surrounding area, a public demonstration show, public viewing sessions at the campus observatories, physics and astronomy summer camps and physics demonstrations for K-12 students. For more information about the department, please visit:
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.
Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation
Additional information about Minnesota State Mankato can be found at
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Contact information for three(3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of candidate's relevant graduate degree(s)
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests
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