Augsburg University, Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure-Track Position
October 9, 2018
Commensurate with education, e
Faculty 4-Year College/University
The Physics Department at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physics, beginning August 26, 2019. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. In the Spring of 2018 the Augsburg’s Physics Department moved into the brand new the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching labs and dedicated faculty-student research space.
The Physics Department seeks individuals with a passion for engaging students of all backgrounds in the exploration of the physical world. We seek candidates with interests or specialties in applied physics, engineering and/or computational methods. Expertise in these areas will leverage the interdisciplinary strengths of our institution and serve the majority of our physics graduates that seek careers in industry and/or as engineers. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach physics and related subjects across a traditional undergraduate curriculum and develop courses meeting Augsburg’s commitment to the Liberal Arts and scientific literacy. Candidates should demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and professional activities / scholarship which engages undergraduates and stimulates their vocational potential. Part of the workload may include time to develop and set up a lab to engage students in research and seek external funding.
A PhD in physics or closely related field is required (ABD considered). Engineers with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral or industrial experience, and previous college-level teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities in working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.
To apply for this position, please go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr, and submit the following documents (merge into one PDF file, please):
Cover letter –your cover letter specifically should:
describe your commitment to teaching physics at the undergraduate level;
express your interest in Augsburg University and/or its location in the Twin Cities.
Complete curriculum vitae
Copies of graduate transcripts
A 2-page plan to leverage scholarship / skills to provide professional growth and student opportunities.
A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Jacob Walter, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Augsburg University
Augsburg University has approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 500 adult undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The University's commitment to intentional diversity is reflected in the student body: For the past two years, students of color represented 40-50% of the incoming first-year undergraduate class. Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.