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Assistant Professor of Physics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Screening of applications will begin on December 4th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant Professor - Physics.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, post-secondary transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and the names and contact information of three references. A plan for involving undergraduates in research also should be submitted via the online application process in the “Other Document” category. You will also be required to enter the names and contact information for three current professional references who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation directly onto a confidential portal. Additional information or questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Charles Kuehn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 127, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639, charles.kuehn@unco.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Physics
Department Physics & Astronomy
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands
Job Summary

This tenure-track position requires a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, or a Ph.D. in science education with significant graduate coursework in physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach science methods courses, supervise student teachers, and teach physics and/or astronomy courses for science and non-science majors. Strength in teaching and professional activity, involvement of undergraduates in research, and service to the profession and university are also expected. A history of involvement in K-12 science education is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications

• A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, or a Ph.D. in science education with significant graduate coursework in physics.
• Ability to teach science methods courses, supervise student teachers, and teach physics and/or astronomy courses for science and non-science majors.
• Demonstrated strength in teaching and professional activity.
• Plan for an active research program involving undergraduates.
• Evidence of service to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

A history of involvement in K-12 science education.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00301
Position Number F99410
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 10/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin on December 4th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant Professor – Physics.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, post-secondary transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and the names and contact information of three references. A plan for involving undergraduates in research also should be submitted via the online application process in the “Other Document” category. You will also be required to enter the names and contact information for three current professional references who will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation directly onto a confidential portal.

Additional information or questions about the position should be directed to: Dr. Charles Kuehn, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 127, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639, charles.kuehn@unco.edu.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents