The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Physics with an emphasis in Health Physics. The Department has thirteen faculty members, and houses undergraduate degree programs in computational physics, health physics, industrial engineering, and a collateral in astronomy.

The health physics program at FM was founded in the early 1980s and has been producing graduates for 35 years, making FM the leading producer of undergraduate health physicists in the Southeastern United States. Graduates of the program go on to employment with nuclear power utilities, US Dept. of Energy facilities, hospitals, consulting companies, government regulators, and other employers. In addition, a significant number of graduates pursue graduate studies elsewhere in health physics, medical physics, and related fields. The successful candidate will have an interest in instructing and preparing students for professional careers in health physics. The new faculty member will join two Certified Health Physicists on faculty and become part of a larger, vibrant academic community committed to high-quality education, scholarship, and discipline-related service to the community. More information is available at the department’s website: http://www.fmarion.edu/academics/Physics.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Health Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or related discipline. Teaching experience is a plus, as are plans to pursue certification in Health Physics or other appropriate certification.

Start Date: August 2017

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 9-12 hours of physics, health physics or physical science lectures and labs each semester and will conduct research and involve undergraduates in research projects.

Professional Development: Francis Marion University provides generous support for conference travel when presenting. Summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis. Equipment grants are also available to further educational experiences and research with students.

Application Process:

Prepare a single PDF file containing:

  1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 17-18)
  2. FM Faculty Application
  3. curriculum vitae
  4. copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate)
  5. any other pertinent materials

Use the following URL both to provide information about yourself and to upload your application PDF file: www.tinyurl.com/fmu-hp-app.Arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf using the following URL: www.tinyurl.com/fmu-hp-reference.

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

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To obtain information about the State of South Carolina and support services for state employees, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/hrlinks.

Dr. Derek Jokisch
Chair: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Francis Marion University
Phone: 843-661-1381