Assistant Professor, Physics

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Jacksonville State University

Physics Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Chemistry and Geosciences of the Jacksonville State University’s School of Science is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in physics.  

We welcome applications from candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates from a diverse student body. The area of research specialization within physics is open, but successful applicants will develop an externally sponsored scholarly research program in which undergraduates can meaningfully participate. All applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Physics or related field at the time of appointment.  Jacksonville State University offers a minor in Physics and serves as support for a variety of disciplines such as Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Engineering.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama. Our mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin in January of 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents at

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