PRIMARY DUTY: Applicant should be highly committed to teach undergraduates and motivated to perform undergraduate research. Candidate must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced level physics courses.


  1. Teach 24-26 credits per year with seven weekly office hours
  2. Teach and develop course material pertinent to teaching load including electronic materials for use in online courses
  3. Advise undergraduate students
  4. Serve the department and the university on committees as assigned
  5. Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate
  6. Establish undergraduate / graduate research, if hired as Assistant Professor
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department

Education: A.B.D. Physics

Education: Ph.D. Physics:
Experience: Teaching experience with favorable evaluations. Theoretical background preferred but not required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office during the 9-month school term

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.

With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest’s national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.

Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Natural Sciences is composed of 28 full time faculty in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. The department offers more than 30 different undergraduate degrees that draw upon the breadth of these scientific disciplines and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern science. The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Nanoscale Science, numerous preprofessional programs, a variety of undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate school, and master’s programs in Biology and Science Education. For more information visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/naturalsciences/index.htm.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfmto reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or e-mail mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and a list of three references willing to provide recommendation letter upon request.

Physicist Search Committee
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468