Associate Professor of Physics

Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY: Fisk University Associate Professor in physics should ensure that students meet high academic standards while providing a nurturing and learner-centered environment in the classroom, laboratory or research setting, and via diverse modalities of instructional delivery. The individuals have demonstrated experience and expertise in curriculum innovation, interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching strategies. Teaching and scholarly excellence in their areas of specialty must be a high priority. Additionally, they are strongly urged to integrate instruction with research and community service. Persons holding this position are to work productively with students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They serve on University committees and contribute to the development of the University’s Mission and Vision.


Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper-division, and graduate-level courses (12 credit hours per semester; 18 credit hours per year at the graduate level) and helping to develop and expand programs in physics. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential. Understanding, support, and willingness to participate in the advancement of the liberal arts is required. An active research agenda that is open to participation of undergraduate and/or graduate students is expected. A Ph.D. in physics, or a closely related field, is required.


Additional expectations of an associate professor include participation in the Faculty Assembly, University service as an academic advisor or a student campus organization advisor and engagement in activities that generate professional development leading to demonstrated achievement and other mandatory campus events. Persons should express a zeal for and competence in grantsmanship and be supportive of the University’s thrust to increase sponsored programs and outside funding.


Proven excellence in teaching at the college level, genuine interest in teaching, collegiate behavior with peers and a sincere interest to extract the best from our students are important attributes of persons holding the position.


Department Chair for Life and Physical Sciences

Dean of Graduate Studies

Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs


Education: PhD degree

Experience: Experience in teaching science to non-science majors is desirable as the teaching duties may include general science in the Core curriculum in addition to physics courses.

Licenses or Certificates: N/A

Additional Requirements: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant. An official transcript (if applicable) and names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references will be required of the successful applicant.


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