Department of Mathematics & Physics (2 positions)
Assistant Professor: Engineering Science
Assistant Professor: Physics
Thomas More University, a Catholic diocesan University in suburban Cincinnati (Crestview Hills, KY) seeks a qualified candidates for two separate positions; an assistant professor of engineering science and an assistant professor of physics. Both appointee’s responsibilities will involve undergraduate teaching, service to the university, and undergraduate focused research. The appointee for assistant professor in engineering science will lead an effort to develop a new engineering science program at the university. Both appointees must support and advance the University’s Catholic mission and commitment to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
We invite applications from candidates who are doctorally qualified with degrees conferred no later than summer of 2023. For the assistant professor in engineering science, a doctoral degree in engineering or related disciplines is required. For the assistant professor in physics, a doctoral degree in physics or related disciplines is required. Candidates with an experimental background are preferred.
The appointment will begin in August of 2023. Applications received by December 16th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Appointed faculty will be housed in the Department of Mathematics & Physics within the St. Elizabeth College of Natural & Health Sciences. The Department currently offers degrees in Mathematics and in Physics, including the option of a pre-engineering track.
The term appointment is renewable and ongoing and may be converted to a tenure-track position in the future based on successful demonstration of the following. Faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, service to the university, and an on-going program of research and publications, presentations at conferences, and collaboration with students on projects. Faculty actively participate in student advising and mentoring, assist in building community partnerships, engage in program assessment, contribute to hiring their colleagues, lead accreditation processes, and create opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research and service opportunities. Faculty also work to recruit and retain their majors. For the assistant professor in engineering science, conversion to a tenure-track position is also based on successful development of an engineering science program.
The appointee for assistant professor in engineering science must have an interest in developing an undergraduate program in engineering science, should have the ability to lead the program once launched, and should be enthusiastic about teaching, involving students in research, and developing education programs that enable graduates to become successful professionals. The assistant professor of engineering science should be capable of effectively teaching introductory physics (calculus- or algebra-based), mid- and upper-level engineering courses (the engineering discipline will depend on the appointee’s background), the associated labs, and a general education course that counts as a science credit. Candidates for the assistant professor of engineering science must hold a doctoral degree in an engineering field from a regionally accredited university. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctorate by summer 2023, is required.
The Assistant Professor of Physics should be capable of effectively teaching introductory physics (calculus- or algebra-based) lectures and laboratories, upper level physics lectures and laboratories, capstone seminars in physics, and general education science courses for non-majors. Candidates for the assistant professor of physics must hold a doctoral degree in physics or a related field from a regionally accredited university. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctorate by summer 2023, is required.
Additional Required Qualifications
Candidates for these positions must submit a letter of interest which responds thoughtfully to the position description, a current resume, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a research statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references, who will be contacted only for those who advance to the semi-finalist stage. Questions may be directed toward Dr. Wes Ryle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic submissions of interest with supporting materials should be sent to Laura Custer, the Director of HR, at email@example.com.