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Colorado Mesa University
Assistant Professor of Physics

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for teaching lower division physics courses for science and liberal arts majors as well as upper division physics courses. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Involving undergraduate students in research projects and development of a research program, participation in the ongoing development of the physics program, service to the University, and academic advising are all required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2018 is required. Effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills are required. While candidates from all areas of physics will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics or biophysics and an interest in teaching electronics and upper division lab courses. Candidates with backgrounds in observational astronomy and interest in teaching these courses are also encouraged to apply.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE INCLUDE: Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience are preferred. Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2018.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by December 15, 2017.

APPLICATION: For more details, and for requirements and procedures for application consult

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.