The Department of Natural, Health, and Mathematical Sciences at MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU), a faith-based university in Olathe, Kansas, invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Science. The candidate should be broadly trained in physics, engineering, or physical chemistry and have a graduate degree in any related area. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and to Christian education. The successful applicant will be able to teach introductory physics (both algebra and calculus-based), in addition to elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can teach introduction to engineering, circuit design, or general chemistry.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate coursework in physics, including laboratories
Teaching general education science courses
Serve as an academic advisor for pre-engineering students and related disciplines
Recruitment of students interested in engineering and related careers
Serve as liaison for an established dual-degree engineering partnership and initiating potential new engineering partnerships
Serve on departmental and university committees
Facilitate community engagement projects related to engineering
Other duties as assigned by the department chairperson and school dean
Educational Qualifications/Skills Required:
A successful applicant will share the university’s mission of Christ centered transformation, a commitment to excellence and innovation, and possess the following:
Doctorate in physics, physical chemistry or Master’s degree in engineering with teaching experience
Excellence in teaching and student supervision
Promotes student engagement through undergraduate projects both in and outside of the classroom
Ability to mentor undergraduate students
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to work with members of a team to achieve stated goals.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Abby Hodges, Chair of the Department of Natural, Health, and Mathematical Sciences at [email protected]
MidAmerica is very much interested in reviewing applications from qualified members of traditionally underrepresented groups in America, including women and racial and ethnic minorities.
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University:MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees based on religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.
About MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, MNU seeks to educate students to serve with purpose within the educational context of the liberal arts, and a Wesleyan-holiness theological perspective. MNU has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students with half considered traditional residential students. For more information about MNU, see our website: www.mnu.edu.