Physics and Astronomy, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty
Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
United States


Job Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for three full-time, Lecturer, faculty positions (#144170, #156040, #125060). These openings are for one year temporary positions with possible annual contract renewal up to three years total. Employment will begin on August 1, 2019.


Successful candidate will teach introductory physics and astronomy lectures and laboratories.


Required Education       

Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field.


Required Related Experience    

Required License/Registration/Certification       

Other Desirable               

Applicants who possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field (conferred by August 1, 2019) will receive special consideration.


Salary and Benefits        

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

•             Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans

•             Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution

•             An Employee Assistance Program

•             Educational Assistance Programs

•             Sick leave


Job Open Date  05/22/2019

Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration         06/05/2019

Is this position Grant Funded?   No

Special Instructions to Applicants             

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.


Please review your application/document attachments closely as you certify and submit your application to the posting. Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond.


Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.


If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.


If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at


Additional Information 

If selected for interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization. Please use one of the organizations found on the list at this link when obtaining new credential evaluations:


Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommenders (external to MTSU preferred) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.


Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.


MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Pre-Employment Information   

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.


Job Category      Faculty - Temp

Job Type              Full Time

Academic Resources     

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References          Yes

Minimum Requests        3

Maximum Requests       5

Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference     07/31/2019

Special Instructions to Reference Provider          

Letters of professional recommendation (not personal) must be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation email automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.


Letters should be addressed to:

Dr. Ron Henderson, Chair

Department of Physics and Astronomy


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


* Are you a sexual offender or violent sexual offender as defined by T.C.A. 40-39-202?



* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?


State Office of Employment Services



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

Other Document

Other Document 2

Research/Creative Activities

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Physicaloxy


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