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Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

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Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals and plans, and contact information for at least three professional references through the online link (do NOT submit via e-mail to the search chair).

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Brief Summary of Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for the Fall of 2017.

Job Duties

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses. Upper-level teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s background and experience. The candidate is also expected to develop an externally funded research program engaging undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related field is required; ABD will be conditionally considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of prior success in teaching and research.

Physical Demands
Desired Start Date 08/14/2017
Is this position temporary?
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals and plans, and contact information for at least three professional references through the online link (do NOT submit via e-mail to the search chair).

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20160026P
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Application Review Begins 8 December 2016
For questions regarding the online application process, please contact:

308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu

For questions regarding the position, please contact: Adam Jensen, jensenag@unk.edu

Budget Information

Budget Summary

Benefits Eligible 100%
If eligible click this link for a full explanation of benefits: UNK Benefits Summary Page

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of 3 References
Optional Documents