Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Geophysics Department of Chemistry and Physics College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Teaching responsibilities will include physics and geoscience courses at both the introductory and intermediate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive research program to support the undergraduate degree programs (BS in Physics and minor in Geoscience). Serving the department and university in a variety of ways will also be required.
Ph.D. in Physics (Geoscience emphasis), Geophysics, Earth or Planetary Science (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated potential for excellent undergraduate teaching
Demonstrated potential for establishing a successful research program involving undergraduate students (All specializations considered; modeling or simulation are of particular interest)
Experience teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above or industrial experience
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 2020 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2020.
Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Separate statement on teaching philosophy
Separate statement on research interests
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information: The Department of Chemistry and Physics includes 14 full-time faculty members, 10 of whom teach chemistry, three of whom teach physics, and one who teaches geoscience courses. It offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Physics, Physics Education, and Chemistry Education, and a M.N.S. in Applied Chemistry. It also offers a minor in Geoscience and a pre-pharmacy program. Facilities include general physics and chemistry teaching laboratories, NMR Lab, Advanced Physics Lab, Electronics Lab, Geoprocessing Lab, Magnetic Materials Lab, Observatory, Forensic Lab, Analytical Chemistry Lab, and Computation and Visualization Center. The department is interested in developing new physics degree options, such as planetary science and geological physics. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Physics can be found at https://semo.edu/chemistry-physics/.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.