Open Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position (Nov 22)

The Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position beginning August 2014. We are seeking a motivated individual to energize the physics program. The successful candidate will have a commitment to both teaching and research in an interdisciplinary context, teach physics effectively at the lower division, and be familiar with current teaching practices in physics.


The successful candidate will teach introductory algebra-based and calculus-based physics lectures and labs to biology and chemistry majors with the possibility of teaching elective courses to science or non-science majors. Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching courses relevant to the position is required.


Research is expected that involves students from chemistry and biology, including but not limited to, fields such as biological physics (biophysics), chemical physics, computational physics, environmental physics, geophysics, health physics, nanotechnology, physics education, and medical physics.

University information:

The principles that gave rise to us continue to drive us. Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 on the belief that higher education should be accessible to all academically qualified students. Today, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2013), and a nonsectarian institution that prepares students to assume roles as leaders in their professions and communities.

The College of Arts and Sciences, with a faculty of over 120 committed scholar-teachers, provides students with a strong liberal-arts foundation as well as more than three dozen innovative courses of study emphasizing interdisciplinarity and civic engagement. The Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences offers courses and research opportunities at both the downtown Chicago Campus and the suburban Schaumburg Campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field before time of appointment (August 15, 2014).

Required Applicant Documents:

Applicants should submit a CV, teaching philosophy with a paragraph on teaching introductory physics for life science majors (2 page max), and statement of research that includes a paragraph on non-major undergraduate participation (2 page max). Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed directly to the department administrator All candidates should apply before November 22, 2013. For questions, contact Dr. Vicky McKinley 312-341-3682; e-mail:

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