Western State Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics for Fall 2013. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in astronomy as well as conceptual, introductory, and calculus-based physics in support of degree programs in biology, chemistry, and geology. The program offers a minor curriculum that includes upper-division courses.
The position requires teaching 24 semester credits per academic year. Responsibilities also include supervision of undergraduate research, academic advising, service to the college, and continued professional development.
Doctorate in physics or related field is required. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to innovative undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching in both lecture and laboratory settings. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research is desirable.
Western State Colorado University is a residential, four-year public institution with an enrollment of 2,300 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. WSCU is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western State Colorado University because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers.
WSCU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.
Full job announcement and application at http://www.western.edu/jobs.
Screening of applications will begin January 3, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.