Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7073330 (Ref.No. 103647)
Posted: December 18, 2020
Application Deadline: January 21, 2021

Job Description

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University

Ball State University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy has a tenure-track position available August 2021. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, conduct and disseminate research and actively seek external funding to support this research, supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects, and participate in service activities appropriate for a tenure-track position.

Primary Responsibilities: include teaching courses ranging from non-major courses, primarily at the 100-level, to advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses. It is also assumed that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses within their area of expertise. They will be expected to conduct an active research program in experimental physics. Start-up funds will be available to initiate a research program and set up an experimental lab within the Cooper Science complex. It is expected that the successful applicant will publish 1-2 refereed journal articles per year and similar number of conference presentations in the areas of physics. These publications will usually include students as authors and co-authors.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in physics or closely related field from an accredited institution, completed by date of appointment. One year minimum teaching experience at the college level, gained concurrently or at any time. Effective communication skills in both the classroom and laboratory setting.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience in experimental physics. Preference may be given to candidates with backgrounds in Nuclear physics, Particle physics, Semi-conductor physics, Nanophysics, or Bio/Medical Physics. Three or more years of successful post-secondary teaching experience. Record of acquisition of external grants and scholarly publications.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae, Teaching Statement/Portfolio, and Research Statement/Papers, and cover letter addressed to Feng Jin. Additional materials supporting excellence in teaching and/or research may be submitted under the “Other” document in the optional Applicant Documents section. (Note that only one document may be uploaded. Therefore, if you desire to upload multiple documents in the “Other” section, you will need to combine them into a single PDF prior to the upload.) The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 21, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

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.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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