The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in physics and astronomy starting August 15, 2019. Requirements include an earned PhD in physics, and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. A degree or extensive experience in Astronomy or Astrophysics is highly preferred. All but dissertation or near degree completion considered if in hand by start date.
The Institute places a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who can broaden and enhance the educational experience of our students are also encouraged to apply. The department offers B.S. degrees in physics, engineering physics and optical engineering and an M.S. degree in optical engineering. The department also offers an area minor in astronomy. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Oakley Observatory. The Oakley Observatory is a well-equipped teaching observatory on the Rose-Hulman campus which houses eight telescopes ranging in aperture from six to twenty inches. All the telescopes have computer-controlled mounts and CCD cameras. Rose-Hulman also owns the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory located adjacent to Siding Springs in Australia.The Southern Sky Observatory has a twenty-inch telescope that is operated via the internet. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in public outreach using the on-campus observatory and establish a vigorous research program involving undergraduates using both the on-campus and Australian telescopes. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in physics as well as the courses in the astronomy area minor.
Review of applications will start January 20th and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, a list of references and a statement addressing teaching philosophy, potential research projects, and a vision for the future of the Oakley Observatory online at: https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu. Contact person: Dr. Galen Duree, Head, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803 firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO/AA