RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate physics courses, including freshman-level service courses and laboratories and upper division courses for physics majors. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. A successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a research program, involve undergraduate students in research, participate in developing the physics program, perform departmental and university service and advise students. Teaching may involve online, hybrid and/or distance delivery modalities. For more information, visit the department website at www.coloradomesa.edu/physics.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in physics or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2017. Must possess effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience preferred.
While candidates from all areas of physics will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics or biophysics.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2017

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled .

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current CV or resume, a statement of teaching and research interests, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), three letters of recommendation, one of whom is a current or previous supervisor, and the following completed forms:

Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Email to CMUJobs@coloradomesa.edu. Please put the search name in the subject line to ensure that your materials are forwarded to the appropriate search file. Electronic application materials must be submitted as a .pdf or Word document (no size limit). Electronic materials submitted in any other format will not be accepted. Please do not copy and paste application materials into the body of your email; send materials as attachments.

Or mail to:
Assistant Professor of Physics Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is a primarily undergraduate state institution, and offers a four-year B.S. in Physics degree. The university and physics program aim to provide excellent undergraduate education and foster close interaction between undergraduate students and faculty. For more information about the physics program, see www.coloradomesa.edu/physics.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.