Appointment to begin in 2017 Fall Semester
Benedictine University is a liberal arts institution located in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago with nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences. The College of Science, of which the Physics Department is a part, is in the midst of tremendous growth and, consistent with the University’s vision statement, the institution is making a significant commitment of resources to support programs in the College and increase the size of the faculty.
Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the university’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment.
Position Description: The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Physics Department at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2017. The applicant should preferably be an experimentalist, with interests that will strengthen the department’s current focus on undergraduate research and curriculum development in the areas of biophysics, experimental/applied physics, engineering, and introductory physics for life-science majors. The applicant must be able to teach a variety of courses throughout the curriculum, including advanced undergraduate physics and introductory physics lecture and lab courses for both physical science/engineering and life/health science majors. The successful candidate will establish and participate in externally funded research involving undergraduate students. Startup funds are available.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree plus postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required. Prior teaching experience and an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum development are highly desirable. Candidates must have legal authority to work in the USA at the time of appointment. A commitment to the University’s Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity is assumed. http://www.ben.edu/center-for-mission-and-identity/identity/index.cfm
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those application received by October 7, 2016.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) through Academic Jobs Online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Rose Fisk, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 630-829-6547. E.O.E.