Francis Marion University and the Department of Physics and Engineering invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Physics. The department has twelve faculty members, and houses undergraduate degree programs in computational physics, health physics, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and a collateral in astronomy.
Candidates with specialties in all areas of physics and nuclear sciences are invited to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates able to support the department’s undergraduate health physics program. Such a candidate will be able to teach one or more courses in nuclear physics, radiation physics, radiation biology, or radiation protection. The health physics program at FMU was founded in the early 1980s, making FMU the leading producer of undergraduate health physicists in the Southeastern United States.
More information on the department and its programs is available at the department’s website:
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, Health Physics, Medical Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline.
Start Date: January or August 2020
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 9 to 12 contact hours of physics, health physics or physical science lectures and labs each semester and will conduct research and involve undergraduates in research projects.
Professional Development: Francis Marion University provides generous support for conference travel when presenting. Summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis. Equipment grants are also available to further educational experiences and research with students.
Prepare a single PDF file containing:
Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 19-91)
copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate)
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
Internal Number: 19-91
About Francis Marion University
Founded in 1970, Francis Marion University is a four-year public institution established by the state of South Carolina. It is located in the northeastern part of the state near the city of Florence and has nearly 4,000 students. Its purpose is threefold: to provide students with an excellent education, stimulate inquiry and research, and serve the Pee Dee region and the state of South Carolina.
Francis Marion emphasizes liberal arts education while offering new academic programs with innovative technology. It is small enough to provide attention to each student, and large enough to offer a variety of academic and cultural resources. It thus combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and programs of a public university.
Today, FMU is one of South Carolina's 13 four-year, state-assisted universities. It is located in the northeastern part of the state near the city of Florence and has nearly 4,000 students. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a master's level university, FMU takes pride in providing a strong comprehensive, liberal arts education in a broad range of undergraduate majors enhanced by three professiona...l schools - the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences. The University also offers graduate programs in Business, Education, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
Francis Marion University has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies. US News and World Report named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade. FMU was named as 'The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For' 2013-2018.
As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities.
While 95 percent of its students come from South Carolina, the University enrolls students from 36 states and 16 foreign countries, allowing students to experience the diversity of people from other cultures. The student-faculty ratio is 15 to 1, and the average class size is 21. The average age of undergraduates is 21, while the average age of graduate students is 36. Francis Marion University is small enough to provide attention to each student, and large enough to offer a variety of academic and cultural resources. It thus combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and programs of a public university.
Francis Marion University is located six miles east of Florence, S.C., on nearly 500 wooded acres dotted with beautiful foliage and mature landscaping. Campus facilities include modern classroom buildings, laboratories and residence halls - all in a safe, comfortable learning environment.
The University also maintains a presence in downtown Florence. The state of the art Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences is fully equipped with the latest educational technology including a simulation center, an OSCE suite, and dedicated laboratory space for anatomy, physical examinations, and clinical skills training. The Center houses FMU's Speech-Language Pathology Program, Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Education Program, the Physician's Assistant Program, Clinical Psychology Masters Program, and USC's 3rd- and 4th- year Medical Student Clinical Programs.
The FMU Performing Arts Center, also located in downtown Florence, is a 68,000 square foot, state-of-the-art performance and educational venue. The facility has played host to many renowned performers.
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