Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (www.alpinetexas.com), is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (http://www.sulross.edu).
Appointment Date: Fall, 2014
Salary: Commensurate upon experience and education
Requirements: Ph.D.; Specialization in Astronomy and Physics; able to utilize planetarium and telescopes for instruction; able to complement existing strengths in mathematics; demonstrated interest in student research and developing distance education classes.
Preferred: Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Responsibilities: Course responsibilities include Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses, as well as upper-level courses in his or her specialty. Position is Security Sensitive.
Department: The Department of Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences: Offers BS and MS degrees in biology and geology, as well a BS in Chemistry. Service courses in Astronomy, Physics, and Physical Sciences are additionally offered. The graduate program enrolls approximately thirty five students, primarily thesis seeking. Although research is encouraged, excellence in classroom instruction is the first priority of the department. Further information available on the department website (http://www.sulross.edu/BGPS)