Physics, Earth Science & Space Systems at Morehead State
University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track
position as an Assistant Professor, Physics. The anticipated start
date is January 3, 2022.
Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a
designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in Daniel Boone National
Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides
opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities.
Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a
number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY,
and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and
affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in
a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes
and faculty committed to teaching and student success.
The Department of Physics, Earth Science, & Space Systems
Engineering consists of six physics faculty, two science education
faculty, and four faculty in geoscience. Besides undergraduate
degrees in physics and geology, we offer special tracks in
engineering physics, astrophysics, computational physics, and
teaching. The department also offers undergraduate and graduate
degrees in space systems engineering.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaches 24
credit hours (annually) of undergraduate courses in Physics,
including algebra- based and calculus-based first year physics and
associated labs, as well as upper level courses such as modern
physics, electronics, dynamics, engineering thermodynamics,
engineering statics, quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism,
experimental physics, and computational physics. Additional duties
include advising students, participating in departmental, college,
and university service, and developing a modest research agenda
REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate in Physics
with a research specialization in physics education or applied
experimental physics in one of the following areas: engineering
physics, environmental physics, solid state/condensed matter,
biophysics/biomedical physics, or optics. The successful candidate
is expected to conduct scholarly research in the discipline and to
seek external funding for their scholarly endeavors. Scholarly
endeavors should lead to state, national, and international meeting
presentations and publications in peer-reviews journals. The
successful candidate will also participate in modernizing the
curriculum to include new areas of study and the integration of
computation into the physics curriculum.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching
experience and published research are desirable.
SPONSORSHIP: This position is not
budgeted for Visa Sponsorship.
Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused
university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate
and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over
10,000 students. To apply, visit: https://moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com
and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a cover
letter, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial), statement of
teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and the name
and contact information for three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by September 25,
2021. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097
should you have questions about our online application. Please
contact Jennifer Birriel, the search committee chair, at
email@example.com for questions regarding this position.
MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.