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Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Position Deleted on 4/02/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Sheboygan, WI
  • Faculty - Science - Physics
  • Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at its UW-Sheboygan campus to start in the fall of 2014.


Responsibilities will include a teaching load of 12 to 14 contact hours per semester in a combination of lecture and laboratory sections. Part of the teaching load will consist of developing and subsequently teaching an OnLine course for UWC OnLine. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, college algebra-based and/or calculus-based physics, introductory astronomy and/or physics for the health sciences. For additional courses offered by the department see the course catalogue at

As a tenure-track position, additional responsibilities include scholarly activity directed at either disciplinary research or research related to teaching within the discipline. Institutional service, community service, and student advising are also required.

Preference will be for candidates with a background in astronomy.


Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the PhD is confirmed by the start of the appointment.


As one of the UWC campuses, the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan provides freshmen and sophomores with a strong liberal arts general education curriculum and prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate granting campuses. UW-Sheboygan is a commuter campus with an enrollment of about 870, including full-and part-time students with a mix of traditional and returning adult students. The campus is located in eastern Wisconsin less than an hour north of the Milwaukee metro area; with easy access to Chicago and Green Bay. The campus is nestled in 70 acres of rolling wooded hills just east of I-43 and close to downtown Sheboygan area and Lake Michigan. Abundant cultural activities can be found in the Sheboygan area and recreational opportunities exist typical of the Great Lakes region. For more information on the Sheboygan County area, visit


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See for more information about the UW Colleges.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.
Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Application must be received by Dec 1, 2013.


Salary and Benefits
$43,000 with an excellent benefits package, please see Summer session may offer additional opportunities for compensation.

Questions may be addressed to:
UW Colleges Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Mech Johnson,, 262 335 5250 Ext 314


Applicants are required to apply online. UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
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