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Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: F000058
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Classification: 3
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Department: Physics & Astronomy
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% of additional matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary:

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Ohio Northern University invites applications for a position of visiting assistant professor of physics, beginning in the fall of 2018. The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in physics with concentrations in physics or astronomy, and a B.S. degree in applied physics.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in physics and a strong interest in pursuing effective teaching and engaging students in undergraduate research. The current research interests of the department include: plasma physics, solid state, extragalactic astronomy, quantum mechanics, and optics. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong research program and to maintain a sustained level of scholarly activity. Academic responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level courses offered by the department.

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Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


The position is offered for the 2018-2019 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Principal Responsibilities:

Teaching (including advising/mentoring students and engaging them in high impact learning practices), maintaining an effective scholarly activity.

Required Skills:

Excellence in teaching and ability to pursue a solid research agenda. Good interpersonal skills and an ability to mentor students both inside and outside the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy.

Preferred Qualifications:
College Description:

The Getty College of Arts and Sciences comprises seventeen departments offering over 50 majors that range from the liberal arts to a rich variety of pre-professional and professional programs. The College has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1; faculty and students collaborate closely in undergraduate research, creative works, and professional activities.

Appointment Length: 9-months
Closing Date: 07/15/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Copy of Transcript 1
  5. Teaching Experience and Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Copy of Transcript 2
  2. Copy of Transcript 3
  3. Other Document