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Tenure-Track Position - Drury University
Oct 26, 2010
The Drury University Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, rank open, to start Fall 2011. A Ph.D. is required. Our department consists of three full-time faculty, and we seek a fourth 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.
The position is open with regards to specialty, and candidates with interdisciplinary connections are especially encouraged to apply. Startup funds are available. The department teaches in studio-like classrooms in an attractive, spacious science building that is just eight years old, and employs innovative research-based teaching methods. Current faculty use Workshop Physics, Modeling Instruction, RealTime Physics, Univ. of Washington Tutorials, and other approaches.
Founded in 1873, Drury is a liberal arts university in Springfield, MO with 1,600 traditional undergraduates, 135 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, and examples of classroom practice; and a research plan involving undergraduates. Please arrange for three written letters of recommendation and provide contact information for those individuals.
Electronic applications and questions should be submitted to Prof. Bruce Callen (Chair, Dept. of Physics) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin November 29, and will continue until the position is filled. Drury University is an Equal Opportunity