Assistant Professor of Physics

Physics Department


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
Location
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Description

 

Assistant Professor: Physics

Thomas More University, a Catholic diocesan University in Crestview Hills, KY, seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Physics. The appointee’s responsibilities will involve undergraduate teaching, service to the university, and undergraduate focused research. The appointee 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 in physics or a related discipline, with degrees conferred no later than summer of 2023. 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.

Qualifications

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 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially with faculty colleagues are required.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching foundational courses in physics, including relevant lab components
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting undergraduate level research and publishing scholarship
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues in related departments and with a diverse student population 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to teach physics electives and experimental-physics courses
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement multiple teaching modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online learning) and in varying modules (16-week, 8-week, and 4-week sessions)
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement evidence-based teaching strategies that are effective for diverse learners
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to apply for external funding for research activities
  • Experimental backgrounds preferred

Duties: 

  • Provide high-quality instruction that supports diverse student success
  • Offer reasonable office hours for students
  • Collaborate with the others in the Department regarding course content, objectives, and assessments
  • Collaborate with other in the Department to maintain the equipment inventory
  • Develop a research agenda with high-quality outcomes leading to academic publications and discipline-specific conferences which may benefit diverse populations
  • Apply for external funding to support research agenda
  • Participate in the refinement of the curriculum
  • Share in program activities including student mentoring and advising, curriculum assessment, and student recruitment and retention
  • Work collaboratively with others in the department, college, and university
  • Engage in activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, in local and global communities, and the profession
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, community, and profession

Application Process 

Candidates for this position 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.   

Electronic submissions of interest with supporting materials should be sent to Laura Custer, the Director of HR at custerl@thomasmore.edu.

 

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