APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018 and go until the position is filled.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2018
Teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, including labs. A typical standard teaching load is 24 credits per year (3 to 4 courses per semester).
Train and coordinate lab instructors.
Conduct research and scholarly activity, and engage both undergraduate and graduate MSU students in that activity.
Supervise MSU graduate student research and thesis work towards an MS degree.
Advise and mentor students and contribute to student growth.
Participate in service to the department, college, university and community.
PhD degree in Physics. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Demonstrated passion for teaching and student success.
Ability to continue research activity on campus, involving MSU students.
Current research activities that complement and strengthen existing MSU physics faculty efforts within the department.
Demonstrated experience and success teaching physics.
Willingness to work on joint research projects and/or grant applications with other members of the department.
Postdoctoral research experience or evidence of established research..
Superior communication skills including oral and written presentations.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in the Trafton Science Center, which houses several well-equipped instructional and research laboratories for physics. The general physics laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that interface with computers, and students in introductory courses often use computers for data acquisition and analysis. The upper-level physics laboratories are equipped with apparatus for experiments in atomic physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and optics. Research equipment acquisitions include a computerized X-ray diffraction system, an optical microscope with digital camera, a Raman spectrometer, a high-resolution optical spectrometer, an Auger spectrometer, a scanning electron microscope, and a 450 keV Van de Graaff facility. Well-equipped machine and electronics shops are staffed by full-time, highly trained personnel. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu .
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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
Internal Number: AA19025
About Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MSU
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU or MNSU), also known as Minnesota State is a public comprehensive university located in Mankato, Minnesota. The university sits atop the bluff of the Blue Earth River valley, approximately 75 miles (121 km) southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Established in law as the Second State Normal School in 1860, it officially opened as Mankato Normal School in 1868 and is the second oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. It is also the secord largest public university in the state, and has over 116,000 alumni worldwide. It is the most comprehensive of the seven universities and is referred to as the flagship of the Minnesota State Universities and Colleges system. It is an important part of the economy of South-Central Minnesota as it adds more than $452 million to the economy of Minnesota annually.
Minnesota State offers 130 undergraduate programs of study, 75 graduate programs and 4 doctoral programs. Students are served by 750 full-time faculty members creating a 21:1 student to faculty ratio. In addition to the main campus, it operates two satellite campuses: one in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina and the other i...n Owatonna. Through the College of Extended Learning it provides bachelor's degrees at the Normandale Partnership Center and programs online through an online campus.
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