Assistant Professor Physics (Observational Astronomy/Physics)
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL

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The Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level starting fall semester 2014, subject to available funding. We seek an enthusiastic undergraduate teacher who will complement our Astronomy program. The qualified candidate must hold, at minimum, a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or a closely related field by the time of appointment, and show evidence of excellent teaching skills, with expressed willingness to involve undergraduate students in physics or astronomy related research. The successful candidate will promote undergraduate student learning through mentoring, provide upper and lower level teaching, help to deliver the Astronomy curriculum, and provide Gen Ed offerings. We seek a motivated faculty member to assist in the growth of the department and facilitate community outreach. Eastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university in a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois. Enrollment at the university is 10,000. EIU is dedicated to quality teaching in small class settings. The Physics Department currently consists of 9 full-time faculty and 80 physics majors in all its options. Undergraduate programs include options in Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, Applied Physics, Radiation Physics and Teacher Certification in Physics. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a vita (all of which may be by electronic submission), and should arrange to have undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Steven Daniels, Chair, Physics Department, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; email: swdaniels@eiu.edu .
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