Worcester State University, Department of Earth Environment and Physics, invites applications for a tenure-track [Assistant/Associate Professor] position in Physics beginning in Fall 2022.
Applications from all areas of astronomy and physics are encouraged. We are especially interested in candidates who thrive in the interdisciplinary nature of the department that offers bachelor's degrees in environmental science and geography, and minors in Physics and soon Astronomy. Particularly, we are interested in candidates with a focus in observational/computational/experimental astrophysics, biophysics, and/or chemical physics.
Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the physics curriculum and interdisciplinary science programs; and an interest in science education. In addition to teaching physics, the successful candidate may teach integrated science courses, contribute to the physics and astronomy minor programs, and develop new first-year seminars.
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. The current contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
Preferred Qualifications include:
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: www.worcester.interviewexchange.com.
Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research that includes how you would incorporate undergraduates in your program, C.V., sample syllabi, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.
Review of applications will begin in Fall 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:
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.