The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of physics. DNS houses the biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental science undergraduate programs and graduate programs in Chemistry, Marine-Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES), and Toxicology. We seek candidates who can teach gateway physics courses for science and engineering undergraduate students and have the expertise to bridge these programs to build interdisciplinary undergraduate training opportunities. Candidates having expertise/experience in Education Research (ER) based pedagogy and hands-on active learning using sensor-based data acquisition systems will be given priority.

Candidates should have the capacity to teach a diverse student population and prepare students broadly for futures in graduate and professional schools. Teaching responsibilities include algebra- based physics courses and laboratories and an additional course in astronomy, medical biophysics, or environmental physics.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Physics Education. Candidates are expected to develop courses using active learning/scientific teaching, write grant proposals and develop an extramurally funded research program, mentor undergraduate students through their capstone research experiences, and contribute to departmental and program self-governance.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae including publication list
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, approach, and experience
  • a statement that describes the applicant’s prior and current research and their vision and plans to include undergraduate students in future research/scholarship
  • a statement that describes the applicant’s commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • the names and contact information for three current, professional references.

Qualified applicants should apply via the UMES HR website.

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.