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Faculty Position at Drury University
Dec 02, 2009
The Drury University Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, rank open, to start Fall 2010. A Ph.D. is required. Our department consists of three full-time faculty, and we seek a new colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels (including general education), and to the development of an active research program that provides meaningful experiences for undergraduates. Startup funds may be available. The position is open with regards to specialty, and candidates with interdisciplinary connections are especially encouraged to apply.
The department teaches in studio-like classrooms in a science building that is just five years old. Innovative research-based teaching methods are encouraged - current faculty use Workshop Physics, Modeling Instruction, and other approaches.
Founded in 1873, Drury is a liberal arts university in the heart of the Ozarks with 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 140 faculty, and a growing number of master's programs. The Physics Department shares Drury's commitment to global and interdisciplinary education, and to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. Drury is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of 20 selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate's reasons for interest in Drury, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates (both science and non-science majors) in a liberal arts setting, a research plan involving undergraduates, and contact information for three individuals who will be submitting written letters of recommendation.
Questions and electronic applications should be submitted to:
Prof. Bruce Callen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair, Dept. of Physics
900 N. Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Review of applications will begin February 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Drury University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.