Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
St. Cloud State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Robert H. Wick Science Building
Street Line 2: 
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses with laboratories, teach advanced courses in Observational and Theoretical Astronomy, advise students, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in continual development of curriculum and assessment activities.

Examples of possible courses to teach include; ASTR 106 (Concepts of the Solar System), ASTR 323 (Junior-level Observational Astronomy, with lab), ASTR 427 (Senior-level Galaxies and Cosmology), and PHYS 231 & 232 (algebra based General Physics I & II).

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or ABD with degree completion by August 1, 2020)

Evidence of ability to teach physics and astronomy effectively at all levels including laboratory courses.

Evidence of ability to communicate effectively.

Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Included Benefits: 

St. Cloud State University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification.

The State offers the Minnesota Advantage Health Plan to all benefits-eligible State employees. Under Advantage, you will receive comprehensive health benefits and excellent medical care. Advantage also gives you control over your personal medical care costs and flexibility in choosing your health care providers.

The State also offers comprehensive dental insurance as well as several elective optional coverages.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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