Widener University's Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to start in fall 2019. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, will be expected to pursue an active research program that will include significant participation by undergraduate students, and will be expected to contribute to departmental, campus, and professional service. Teaching duties will include introductory physics courses and laboratories for science/engineering majors and for non-science majors, upper-level physics courses and laboratories, and astronomy/astrophysics courses if qualified.
A commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of scholarly potential.
Ph.D. in physics or a physics-related discipline is required. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2019.
Applicants must complete the online application at widener.edu/jobs. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement providing details of research plans. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Arts_and_Sciences@widener.edu. Widener University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. In your application materials, please address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or university service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf. Complete applications received by November 16, 2018 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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About Widener University
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. For more information about Widener University go to http://www.widener.edu/about/
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