Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics
Worcester State University, Department of Earth Environment and Physics, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics beginning in Fall 2020.
We are particularly interested in applicants trained in astrophysics or astronomy, although applicants in all subfields will be considered. In addition to teaching physics, the successful candidate may teach integrated science courses and develop new freshman seminars. Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the physics curriculum and interdisciplinary science programs; an interest in science education.
The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education and small class sizes in a public institutional setting. Our department offers bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science and Geography, and a minor in Physics. Worcester State University is part of the Massachusetts state system. The contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy by August 31, 2020 and undergraduate teaching experience; postdoctoral research experience is preferred.
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.
Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.
Initial screening will begin in the fall semester and will continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online at: http://worcester.interviewexchange.com
Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., sample syllabi, and three letters of reference signed and dated within the last six months. At least one letter should speak to your teaching skills. Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts to Human Resources. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required.
All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or mailed to the following address:
Director of Human Resources
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Internal Number: 114261
About Worcester State University
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.
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