Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ball State University
  • Muncie, IN
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

 Additional Information

The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications from individuals who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the growth of our department.

Benefits and Community:


Appointment Type: Non-Tenure-track/Contract

Length of Appointment: FT Academic Year


Two (2) one-year full-time contract faculty positions are available August 2021, where the successful applicant(s) will teach primarily introductory courses for majors and/or non-majors and participate in departmental service-related activities of the university at a level associated with a contract-faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned MA/MS/MAT in Physics, Astronomy, Physics education, or Science education (with an emphasis in Physics) from an accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience at the college level, which may include typical graduate assistantship assignments.
Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Physics education, or related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching introductory Physics and/or Astronomy courses for majors, non-majors, and/or pre-service elementary education majors.
  • Effective communication skills in classroom and laboratory settings.
Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders - committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department: Physics & Astronomy:700200

Department Email or Phone Number

Posting Number: 202100711F

Number of Vacancies: 2

Desired Start Date: 08/20/2021

Position End Date: 05/06/2022

Posting Date: 04/27/2021

Applications Accepted Through Date: 05/10/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Information regarding transcripts
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

John Millis


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