The Department of Physical Sciences, Northwestern State University of Louisiana seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics position beginning August 7, 2023. The successful candidate must have an earned M.S. or Ph.D. (doctorate preferred) in Physics or related field and must be able to teach upper-level physics courses to biology and physical science majors, introductory physics lecture and lab courses, and physical science courses to non-science majors. Preference will be given to applicants with prior college-level teaching experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send, by email, curriculum vitae, official college transcripts, teaching philosophy, research interest, and contact information for three professional references to the address listed below. Application material will be accepted until the position is filled.
Duties and responsibilities:
Be committed to excellence in teaching, service, and professional growth, and scholarship.
Teach all courses in a manner that promotes academic excellence.
Submit course outlines and objectives.
Utilize a variety of proven teaching methods appropriate to pedagogy.
Evaluate students and report progress.
Participate in periodic review of course materials.
Maintain class schedules and the required 10 hours of office hours per week as determined by the Department Chair.
Demonstrate knowledge of the goals and objectives of the College and University.
Serve as an advisor and mentor for students in the Department of Physical Sciences.
Participate in faculty meetings and serve on all appropriate program and College of Arts and Sciences committees.
Maintain appropriate expertise and competencies through continued professional development and pursuit of scholarly activities including grant writing, research, scholarly publication, and presentations.
Represent the University in a professional manner in all activities and functions as determined by the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean or Department Chair (g., commencement, faculty institute, registration, and any called meetings).
Maintain confidentiality in accordance with federal laws and program policy.
Acknowledge and agree to comply with those mandates of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana which regulate the activity and employment of state employees including but not limited to the “Code of Government Ethics”, LA R.S. 42:1101 et seq”, and “Dual Office Holding and Dual Employment LA R.S. 42:61 et seq”.
Shall be qualified to teach in field of study.
Shall be effective in teaching the assigned subject material.
Shall meet the required standards defined by the University.
Shall be proficient in curriculum development, instruction, evaluation, and academic counseling.
Shall hold a minimum of a Master of Science degree (doctorate preferred) in Physics or related field.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send, by email, curriculum vitae, official college transcripts, teaching philosophy, research interest, and contact information for three professional references to the address listed below. Application material will be accepted until the position is filled.
Assistant/ Associate Professor of Physics Search Committee Department of Physical Sciences Northwestern State University Natchitoches, LA 71497 firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment. NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (FULL DISCLOSURE)
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The School of Biological and Physical Science is the largest academic unit in the College of Arts and Sciences with 27 full-time faculty members and 15 adjunct faculty members.
Traditionally, the School offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with a concentration in one of seven areas: agribusiness biomedical sciences, natural science, clinical laboratory science, forensic science, general biology, and veterinary technology. Additionally, there is also a B.S. in Physical Science with or without a concentration in chemistry as well as a B.S. in Applied Microbiology that has two concentration areas: environmental and applied microbiology or medical and health profession.
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