Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Physics Truman State University
Positions: The Department of Physics at Truman State University has one full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment beginning August 2019. This position is ideal for candidates who want to build a record of teaching in a liberal arts environment.
Responsibilities: Teaching a range of introductory and advanced undergraduate physics or astronomy courses.
D. in physics, astronomy, or related field. ABD (with Master’s degree) will be considered with completion by the date of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Ability to teach a wide range of courses in Truman’s undergraduate physics curriculum
Evidence of potential or actual teaching effectiveness
Effective communication skills
Commitment to teaching at an undergraduate liberal arts institution
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance.
Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 7 faculty members and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the recently renovated science building on campus. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit physics.truman.edu.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,500 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.
Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master’s university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.
The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college. The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the NEMO Triathlon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forrest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at kirksvillechamber.com.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include (1) a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and points of evaluation listed above; (2) statement of teaching philosophy; (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) three letters of recommendation; and (5) official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
Review of applications will begin April 4, 2019. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.
Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: NTT PHY Fall 2019
About Truman State University
Truman State University is a vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For the sixteenth consecutive year, Truman, Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region – Master’s Category by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak. More information about Truman State University can be found at www.truman.edu and faculty positions at provost.truman.edu/positions.
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