The Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2023.
Applications from all areas of physics are encouraged. We will consider applicants across all specialties of physics, and we particularly invite applicants with expertise in one of the following: experimental, applied, or chemical physics, science education, engineering, or geophysics. We are seeking candidates who would thrive in the interdisciplinary nature of a department that offers bachelor's degrees in environmental science and geography, and minors in physics, astronomy, geospatial information science, environmental science, and geography. We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented populations in the STEM fields to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; active engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the physics curriculum and interdisciplinary science programs; and an interest in science education. In addition to teaching algebra- and calculus-based physics, the successful candidate may teach integrated science courses, contribute to the physics and astronomy minor programs, develop new first-year seminars and mentor undergraduate students.
The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education and small class sizes in a public institutional setting. Faculty at Worcester State University are part of the Massachusetts State College Association and the current contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources, after an offer of employment has been made.
Worcester State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Worcester State University is a recipient of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, a program that seeks to increase success in STEM academic careers for faculty who are historically underrepresented. Eligibility for grant program participation is not a prerequisite for employment consideration for this or any other position at Worcester State University.
Applicants must apply online and may do so by visiting www.worcester.edu/careers, and submitting the following documents:
Application review will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college.