The Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, is seeking to fill one faculty position as Associate Professor and Chair.
The candidate will have the minimum qualifications:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Physics or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
Evidence of established record of teaching effectiveness (e.g., curriculum development, course redesign and/or coordination) at the undergraduate level.
Evidence of an established record of scholarly engagement (e.g., publications, grants, presentations, disciplinary engagement) in experimental physics.
Tenure as an Associate Professor at an accredited degree-granting institution.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
Experience in developing innovative instructional labs, particularly for introductory-level courses in conjunction with an expanding pre-health program, lower-division courses, and upper physics courses.
Experience in attracting external funding, especially for developing and equipping instructional and research labs.
Evidence of successful teaching experience in physics courses.
Evidence of mentoring and supporting students' research or educational activities.
While teaching and research experience that complements the needs of the department are open, areas of special consideration will include, but are not limited to, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics, Photonics, and Atomic & Molecular Physics.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
A successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the design, implementation and assessment of a sustainable model of lower-division physics courses for the life-sciences, physical sciences and 3-2 pre-engineering majors.
The candidate will be expected to teach physics courses at all levels of instruction (including GE and service courses), establish a funded research program in his/her field of expertise, actively involve undergraduate students in research and to support and further develop the department’s public outreach and community engagement activities.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students in a diverse environment. To this end, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good
Please send a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation* through the online application portal at: https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/4025.
*Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance & Administration, at email@example.com.
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.