Physics and Engineering, Benedictine University

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Position ID:Benedictine University-Physics-ASTPROFOFPHYSICS12212016 [#8744]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Starting Date:2017/08/20
Appl Deadline:2017/04/01 finished (posted 2016/12/21, listed until 2017/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Physics

Appointment to begin in 2017 Fall Semester


Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona.

We are Catholic. All are welcome. Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University’s mission and vision. Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion. As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University. As such, all employees are expected to support the University’s Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community.

Benedictine University is a liberal arts institution located in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago with nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences.  The College of Science, of which the Physics Department is a part, is in the midst of tremendous growth and, consistent with the University’s vision statement, the institution is making a significant commitment of resources to support programs in the College and increase the size of the faculty.


Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the university’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment.


Position Description: The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Physics Department at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2017. The applicant should preferably be an experimentalist, with interests that will strengthen the department’s current focus on undergraduate research and curriculum development in the areas of biophysics, experimental/applied physics, engineering, and introductory physics for life-science majors. The applicant must be able to teach a variety of courses throughout the curriculum, including advanced undergraduate physics and introductory physics lecture and lab courses for both physical science/engineering and life/health science majors. The successful candidate will establish and participate in externally funded research involving undergraduate students. Startup funds are available.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree plus postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required. Prior teaching experience and an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum development are highly desirable. Candidates must have legal authority to work in the USA at the time of appointment. A commitment to the University’s Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity is assumed.


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those application received by February 1, 2017


Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) through Academic Jobs Online at Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to:  Rose Fisk,  College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532.  Email:  Fax:  630-829-6547.  E.O.E.


Candidates who are offered a faculty position at Benedictine University must present Official Transcripts and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in order to be considered for the position, and must present them to Human Resources before the position starts.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

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