Worcester State University, Department of Earth, Environment and Physics, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics beginning in Fall 2017. The standard course load is 12 credits per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the two-semester introductory physics sequence, introductory environmental science and the development of new courses in the candidate's area of expertise that will contribute to and enhance the department's physics and environmental science curriculum. Active research in the applicant's area of interest is expected and should include a clear plan to involve undergraduate students in research and scholarship. The research should complement the department's existing expertise in physics, climate and environmental change. In addition to teaching introductory physics and environmental science courses, other teaching responsibilities may include integrated science courses for education majors, freshman seminars, and capstone seminars. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the physics curriculum and environmental science programs; an interest in science education including developing outreach programs in coordination with area secondary schools. The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education and small class sizes in a public institutional setting. Our department offers bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science and Geography, and a minor in Physics. Worcester State University is part of the Massachusetts state system. Minimum requirements include a Ph. D. in Physics and undergraduate teaching experience.
Initial screening of applications will begin October 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date of Fall 2017.
All applicants must apply online at: http://worcester.interviewexchange.com
Necessary documents for submission include a CV, Letter of Interest, Letter of Teaching Philosophy and Research Statement, samples of teaching evaluations if available and 3 letters of recommendation signed and dated within the last six months. Proof of degree(s) is required. Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required.
All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or attn: Director of Human Resources, Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester MA 01602-2590,
Worcester State University is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts – the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The ...Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 “Best Value” public colleges in the country, as well as a “Best in the Northeast” college. Worcester is not only a great place to live and work, but also a city with vibrant diversity. From world renowned museums and concert halls to regionally lauded theaters and galleries, musical groups, and ethnic festivals, Worcester can satisfy any appetite for cultural nourishment. Nightlife and fine dining options are available throughout the city. Worcester also boasts an affordable and diverse housing market that increasingly attracts newcomers drawn to both older homes in tree-lined neighborhoods and to new condominiums and lofts carved out of historic brick and wood beam factories. Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.