Physics, Assistant Professor (PRF# AA15013)
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato, MN

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Teach undergraduate and graduate level physics courses including laboratories. Standard teaching load is 24 credits per year, 3-4 courses each semester including laboratory courses.
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities on campus and engage students in those activities.
  • Advise and mentor students and contribute to student growth.
  • Contribute to curricula development.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university and community.

  • Required Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. degree in physics.
    • Postdoctoral research experience or evidence of established research.
    • Current research activities and demonstrated ability to continue research on campus.
    • Demonstrated passion for teaching and student success.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Superior communication skills, including oral and written presentations.
    • Demonstrated teaching success.
    • Experience teaching physics lab courses.
    • Experience advising students.
    • Demonstrated commitment for fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

    Additional Information:

    Additional information on the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: &

    Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
    • Cover Letter addressing teaching and research interests
    • A one page statement of your teaching philosophy
    • A one page statement of your research plan and interests
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Contact information for three (3) references (including two (2) references who can address the candidates' teaching ability)
    • Unofficial Transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    Contact Information:
    Dr. Youwen Xu, Chair
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Minnesota State University, Mankato
    TN 141 Trafton Science Center, North
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Phone: 507-389-5742
    TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
    Fax: 507-389-1095

    *Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: .

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