Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have to teach effectively in both lecture and laboratory settings at the undergraduate level, servicing students of physics, pre-engineering, and other science and pre-professional disciplines. It is also desirable for the successful candidate to be able to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students.
RANK & SALARY: Temporary Instructor. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. in Physics and additional graduate level work. Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and beginning levels. Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate physics majors, as well as majors from other disciplines. Must be an adept public speaker.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physics or very closely related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives within the university. Post-doctoral experience with a strong record of independent research. Commitment to teach both physics and astronomy at beginning undergraduate levels.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics offers the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics. The Department also offers a teacher certification option and pre-professional programs in engineering and architecture. The faculty serve approximately 40 undergraduate physics/engineering physics majors and 37 graduate physics majors, as well as offer a number of general education and service courses that serve up to an additional 500 non-physics majors per semester. All majors at all levels are encouraged to participate in mentored research activities. The appointment is part of an ongoing departmental growth, which involves the opening of new research areas and the creation of innovative educational and outreach programs to enhance the department’s core mission to provide a first rate educational experience for its students. For further information, visit the website at http://www.wiu.edu/physics.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Complete applications include:
1. Letter of application
2. Current curriculum vita or resume
3. Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references, to be contacted at the time of interview, or asked to send letters
4. Unofficial academic transcript copies, official transcripts required of selected candidates
5. Statement of research interests and proposed research program to be carried out at WIU
6. Statement of teaching interest and philosophy
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