Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Physics, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018, or as negotiated
Responsibilities: Teach 9 contact hours per semester, which typically includes separate classes with both lectures and laboratories using traditional, hybrid and/or online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may include courses in general physics, introductory mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluids, and thermodynamics and may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Conduct active research and publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics required. ABD considered. Ability to teach physics courses required. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected, as is an interest in active and collaborative learning that integrates innovative uses of technology. Experience with hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research and service. Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 700 students; approximately 20% are non-traditional. Students and faculty at Penn State Fayette have all of the resources of a major research university in a small college atmosphere. The student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in scholarly activities. Penn State Fayette is located on approximately 100 acres in the scenic Laurel Highlands. The campus is situated between Uniontown and Connellsville, Pennsylvania, along Route US 119, approximately 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh and 30 minutes north of Morgantown, West Virginia. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities in a convenient and safe environment with easy access to the urban offerings of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and the outdoor activities of the mountains.
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