Assistant Professor, Physics

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Assistant Professor, Physics

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Regular Full-Time

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Faculty (Tenure-Track)


School of Engineering

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time, tenure-track position in the MSU School of Engineering to begin August 15, 2021.

This faculty would be required to teach Introductory Physics courses, which would include both algebra and calculus-based courses, and quantum mechanics. This faculty would also need to have the ability to teach optics, introduction to astronomy, which is preferred.

Responsibilities commensurate of an assistant professor, to include research and creative activities are required. Other responsibilities include student academic and career advising, helping with the SPS (Society of Physics Students) student organization, and developing graduate school pathways. Development and participation in student recruiting and retention activities will be important for faculty growth. This faculty will be involved in classes that support the EAC/ABET Engineering Physics program.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Physics, Experimental Physics, Engineering Physics, Astronomy or related field.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Copies of academic transcripts
• Teaching statement is required that describes the candidate’s teaching background and interests
• The candidate will submit a diversity and inclusion statement that describes how they would create a supportive and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds. (Please submit under “Other Document”)
Note: The School of Engineering at Murray State University embodies outstanding instruction and extraordinary community relationships. We promote diversity in and outside of the classroom; as such, we are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. Women and faculty from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Visit for more information about Murray State and the community. MSU is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D/V, AA employer.




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Posted: 4/15/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time