MTSU Physics & Astronomy

Tenure Track Position Announcement 

MTSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (#156060), at the Assistant Professor rank. Start date for this position is August 1, 2017. Direct link to application http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/3707.

Appropriate research areas include (but are not restricted to):

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  • Physics and Astronomy Education Research
  • Experimental Biophysics
  • Applied optics
  • Nanomaterials

Research facilities include a newly renovated building (completion October, 2016):

  • Physics Education Research video analysis lab
  • ISO Class 6 (class 1000) clean room, SEM, TEM, Dual beam FIB
  • 16-inch telescope observatory
  • Optical tweezers, Quantum entanglement laser systems
  • Femtosecond laser, THz time-domain spectroscopy
  • Carbon nanotube, and semiconductor nanocrystal fabrication

About MTSU Physics:

  • Fourteen full time faculty
  • APS award as Department of Distinction, 2015
  • Multiple Fulbright and Goldwater Scholar winners
  • Growing program with 100 majors; graduating 14 majors per year

Candidates must be passionate about teaching, and provide a plan for developing an active research program to fully engage undergraduates.  The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in professional physics, physics teaching, applied physics, and astronomy.

PhD in Physics, or closely related discipline by start date.
Review date for Optimal Consideration: October 10, 2016.
Applications must be submitted online at mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Direct link at http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/3707.
 Questions can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Nat Smith at Nat.Smith@mtsu.edu, or the department chair Dr. Ron Henderson at Ron.Henderson@mtsu.edu.
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