Assistant Professor of Physics - Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina

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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

United States


Detailed Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Teach calculus-based or algebra-based two-semester undergraduate physics lecture and laboratory sequences for science majors.
  2. Teach introductory physics general education courses for nonscience majors.
  3. Teach modern physics and advanced physics undergraduate courses in areas of interest.
  4. Participate in physics curricular development and modification.
  5. Serve as a research mentor in an established year-round, undergraduate research program.
  6. Develop grant proposals to support student research and curricular interests.
  7. Provide service to students, department, university, and science community.


  1. Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong personal ethics for mentorship of students, for working in a team-oriented environment, and for sparking an enthusiasm for physics.
  2. PhD in physics or a very closely related discipline with a strong physics culture that provides the foundation and expertise to teach undergraduate physics I-II lectures and laboratories.
  3. Postdoctoral experience in the discipline preferred.
  4. Demonstrated passion for directing year-round undergraduate research projects, for participating in an established, national-caliber undergraduate research program.
  5. Demonstrated potential for successful undergraduate classroom teaching.
  6. Recent research scientific publications.
  7. Expertise in an area that matches department interests and that complements current strengths. Department interests include (but are not limited to) materials science, nanotechnology, computational modeling, and biophysics.

Employment Conditions: Position Availability August 18, 2014

A nine-month, tenure-track appointment for a physicist in a diverse undergraduate program focused on year-round, national-caliber undergraduate research in a collegial department that includes 12 chemistry, three geology, and two physics faculty.

Application Procedures:

  1. Application deadline is November 15, 2013.  Materials received after the deadline will be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found.
  2. Individuals wishing to apply for this position should submit the following materials electronically ( before the closing date shown above:
    1. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate & undergraduate transcripts.
    2. A statement of teaching philosophy and undergraduate teaching interests.
    3. A description of undergraduate student-centered research plans that delineates goals, proposed funding sources, and necessary equipment/facilities.
    4. Three letters of recommendations.  Applications should include names, phone numbers, and email addresses of those from whom recommendations have been requested.
  3. Applications materials and recommendations must be emailed to (

Keyword Phrases

  • Physics
  • Research mentor
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 11/15/2013