The Department of Physics and Astronomy has started a new undergraduate astronomy degree program and invites applications from individuals who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the growth of the program. The Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy is a one year contract faculty position with possibility of renewal beginning August 16, 2019.
Minimum qualifications: A master of science in astronomy or astrophysics, or related field from an accredited college or university, and completed by date of employment. One year teaching experience at the college level gained concurrently or at any time.
Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics, or related field from an accredited institution, and completed by date of employment. An active research program in observational astronomy involving undergraduate- and graduate-level students, and a strong commitment to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Effective communication skills in both the classroom and laboratory setting, with three or more years of successful post-secondary teaching experience.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/16474. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Robert Berrington, curriculum vitae, and under the Applicant Documents section the following are required documents:
1. Teaching Statement
2. Research Statement
Additional materials supporting excellence in teaching and/or research may be submitted under the “Other” document in the Optional Applicant Documents section. Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 22, 2019.