The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Millikin University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August 2017. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in physics or a related field; ABD considered. 

Teaching responsibilities include a standard, two-semester sequence of lecture and concurrent laboratory sections of introductory physics (algebra-based), a two-semester sequence on experimental physics (every other year), with emphasis on building electronic circuits and using LabVIEW, and a two-semester sequence on Electrodynamics (at the level of Griffiths; also every other year).  Candidates with teaching experience in these areas and research expertise in experimental physics will receive the most serious consideration.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning — a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation <https://www.millikin.edu/performance>. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2016. Please send: a letter of application, current curriculum vita, brief teaching philosophy, statements of research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.  Millikin University has an institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and welcomes applications from all candidates with exceptional qualifications. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

 

 

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