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Assistant Professor, Physics

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor, Physics

The Department of Chemistry and GeoSciences of Jacksonville State University’s College of Science & Mathematics is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Assistant Professor of Physics, housed in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, and in the College of Science and Mathematics, provides educational services in physics. This individual teaches physics to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Assistant Professor may be required to teach introductory and upper-level physics courses on campus, off-campus, and online courses depending on the needs of the department and the location. They will serve as a mentor to students, potentially creating faculty-led research opportunities. The physics program is student-centered. Working with students is a critical part of the position requirements.

All applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Physics at the time of appointment and accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet the requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, research, service, and collegiality.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience and knowledge of any of the following:

  • Innovative teaching methods and pedagogy in physics
  • Create beneficial and effective mentor/mentee relationships with students
  • Collegiality within and between disciplines and departments.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to JSU Strategic Plan.

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin after February 13, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents at . This position has an anticipated start date of August, 2023.

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