The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill a Clinical Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with responsibility to teach four undergraduate courses per semester, or equivalent, as well as to develop and maintain an outreach and recruiting program for the local region.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teach four undergraduate courses in Physics and/or Astronomy each semester. Maintain office hours in accordance with departmental policy. Develop an outreach program for schools in the local region. Use the outreach program as a means to recruit students to the undergraduate program. Engage in routine departmental, college, university, and scientific community service functions and committees. Follow all federal, state, and university policies. Release from teaching can be obtained through grant buyouts. Summer teaching opportunities are often available but not guaranteed. Other duties as assigned.
The examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or a related field with a strong background in physics. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive teaching experience with undergraduate students. A background in physics education research or physics outreach.
Applying Instructions: All applicants must apply at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of plans for developing an outreach program, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 499412
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