Assistant Professor of Physics - Mount Union College

Posted on April 7, 2009

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or above (depending on qualifications). The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels in the physics major curriculum and contribute to general education course offerings. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program including research with undergraduate students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Tenure-track position, rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Position available August 2009.

Mount Union College (, founded in 1846, is an accredited, four-year, residential, coeducational liberal arts college with 130 full-time faculty members and more than 2,150 students, including minority and international students. Eighty-three percent of the faculty hold terminal degrees. Relationships between the faculty and the students are close and constructive. The College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and emphasizes the total educational growth and development of students: intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social. Facilities are modern, the campus is pleasant, and the College has well-rounded cultural and social programs. The College’s endowment is valued in excess of $120 million. Relations with the city of Alliance (population 23,000), in which Mount Union is located, are excellent. Alliance is located near Canton, Akron, and Youngstown and is approximately 60 miles southeast of Cleveland and 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is in Bracy Hall, a $23 million natural science building dedicated in 2003.

To apply send a detailed cover letter describing qualifications fit into the undergraduate liberal arts environment, and curriculum vitae, a statement of philosophy on teaching and learning, and a research plan. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent in support to Physics & Astronomy Faculty Search Committee, Mount Union College, Department of Human Resources, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, OH 44601.

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Scott at (330) 823-3672 or by e-mail,

Consideration of applicants will begin April 1, 2009. Mount Union College is an equal opportunity employer.