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Assistant Professor Physics

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Assistant Professor Physics

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Assistant Professor Physics

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R000 - Science, Tech, Engineering & Math

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Faculty Full Time - 01

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Garett Yoder

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Department of Physics, Geosciences, and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University seeks a qualified colleague at the assistant professor level to contribute to our BS Physics program, which includes concentrations in engineering physics, general physics, and physics teaching. The successful candidate will teach an average of 12 hours per semester, include and engage undergraduate students in an active research program, and contribute to departmental service work. This is a tenure-track position beginning in August 2024. PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Teaching duties may include a combination of core physics courses, physics and astronomy service and general education courses, pre-engineering courses, and upper-level electives. All introductory physics and astronomy courses at EKU are inquiry-based and taught in a studio-style classroom setting. We seek a colleague with academic training and practical experience that complements the department's expertise and resources; modest startup funds are available. Application materials will describe the candidate's commitment to teaching, research, and service. More information about department equipment and resources can be viewed here:

Review of applications will begin 11/1/23. Priority will be given to applications received on or before 11/15/23.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or related field, (SACS, Middle States, North Central, etc.) accredited or internationally recognized institution is required.

Experience: One year

Licensure & Certifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Duties:

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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