Biola University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Physics, at the Associate or Full Professor rank, to begin July 2018.
Responsibilities. Teach a variety of undergraduate general physics, circuits, and electrodynamics lectures and labs primarily for engineering and physics majors. Experience in teaching computational physics and/or selected astronomy lectures is a plus. Advise students, provide career guidance, and serve on various School committees. Opportunities exist for developing new courses, conducting scholarship, directing undergraduate student research and serving on University Committees.
Provide Department and School leadership by serving in a newly developed role as a Vice Chair to work with the Chair and Dean to support faculty development programs, oversee and maintain undergraduate physics laboratories and instrumentation. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development, particularly improving STEM pedagogy for undergraduates in the department and across the School.
Qualifications. Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering or closely related field required. Commitment to high quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Prior university teaching and administrative experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is essential. The candidate must have a strong Christian commitment with an interest in the integration of faith and science.
The School of Science, Technology and Health at Biola University. Biola University has made a visionary commitment to growth and development of the sciences through the organization of the new School of Science, Technology, and Health to be housed in the $63M, 91,000 sq. ft. Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology, and Health opening in Spring, 2018. The School serves 1,100 students in 16 majors across six departments (Biological Sciences; Chemistry, Physics and Engineering; Math and Computer Science; Kinesiology and Health Science; Nursing; and Communication Sciences and Disorders). The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering provides strong pre-medical, pre-health, graduate school and post-graduate employment preparation.
Biola University is an evangelical Christian university where faculty endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by WASC. Biola University, located in dynamic Southern California, offers abundant opportunities for personal and professional growth. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package included. For more information on Biola, visit www.biola.edu.
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and Christian testimony through Biola’s employment website. (www.biola.edu/employment). Faculty applications will be sent to promising candidates.
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an ex...isting employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
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