The Physics Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) is accepting applications for a tenure-track professor in astronomy or astrophysics beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate aptitude for teaching and mentoring undergraduate research students. Candidates with proven success in any field of astronomy will be considered.
UVU is a large public undergraduate university with strong emphasis on teaching. Professors at UVU teach a course load of 12 credit hours each semester, and candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate astronomy and physics courses. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in current pedagogical strategies for maximizing student success. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV including classes taught, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021. For more information, please contact Dr. Karl Haisch.
UVU is located in Orem, Utah, near the Wasatch Mountains, and has superb opportunities for various outdoor activities including snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, etc. and numerous cultural activities. Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. UVU is an open enrollment institution that values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.