Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Additional Information

The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications from individuals who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the growth of our department.

Benefits and Community


Appointment Type


Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year


Two (2) one-year full-time contract faculty positions are available August 2021, where the successful applicant(s) will teach primarily introductory courses for majors and/or non-majors and participate in departmental service-related activities of the university at a level associated with a contract-faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned MA/MS/ MAT in Physics, Astronomy, Physics education, or Science education (with an emphasis in Physics) from an accredited institution.

Teaching experience at the college level, which may include typical graduate assistantship assignments.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Physics education, or related discipline from an accredited institution.

Experience teaching introductory Physics and/or Astronomy courses for
majors, non-majors, and/or pre-service elementary education majors.

Effective communication skills in classroom and laboratory settings.

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Physics & Astronomy:700200

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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

John Millis

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement/Portfolio
  4. Research Statement/Papers
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Master's Transcripts
  5. Doctorate Transcripts
  6. Other

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