Your career in physics

Missouri University of Science & Technology Non-Tenure Track Assistant Teaching Professor Position

 The Physics Department at Missouri University of Science & Technology invites applications for a non tenure‑track faculty position at the Assistant Teaching Professor level to begin in August 2017.  The position is a nine-month regular non-tenure-track appointment, and is renewable on a year-to-year basis.  Minimum qualifications for the position are an M.S. in Physics or the equivalent plus three years teaching experience, or a Ph.D. in Physics or its equivalent.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels, and possess excellent communications skills. More information is available at and

 Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities.  Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery.  Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication.  With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out. 

 Applications, including curriculum vitae, at least three names that can be contacted for letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy should be submitted electronically to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Officeat All submitted application materials must include the position reference number 00068063 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will not be accepted.  Review of applications will begin January1, 2017, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

 The final candidate is required to provide official transcripts for any college degrees listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcripts must be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcripts or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

 Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.




As a graduate of the physics program at S&T, you’ll have a wide range of career opportunities in front of you. Students are often so fascinated with physics that they continue on to obtain MS or PhD degree in physics, frequently in the top universities in the nation. In today's interdisciplinary environment, BS degree in physics is an excellent starting point for a graduate degree in such disciplines as materials science, biophysics or physics chemistry. If you choose full-time employments following your BS degree, the possible areas are education, finance, healthcare or scientific and technical industries, as well as software development. Whatever your career of choice is, you'll benefit from the skills learned here, such as problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.

Notable physics alumni include:

  • Sandra Magnus, '86, former astronaut, NASA, current executive director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Richart Slusher '60, former head of optical physics, AT&T Bell Laboratories, current regents researcher and principal research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the director of the Georgia Tech Quantum Institute
  • Ronald Pettus '66, former section chief, McDonnell Douglas, current associate professor of political science, St. Charles Community College
  • David Meier '71, '73, retired JPL radio astronomer
  • Kathy Rages '72, former NASA space physicist, current research scientist, SETI Institute
  • James Lawler '73, physics professor, University of Wisconsin
  • Thomas Osborne '76, senior scientist, General Atomics
  • Harry Laswell II '78, former plant manager, Intel, current co-founder and managing director, American River Ventures
  • Jonathan Waters '81, professor of anesthesiology and bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Don Reago '84, director, Night Vision Electronics Sensors Directorate, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Danial Gualtieri '90, vice president of production solutions, Knowledge Reservoir
  • Michael Noble '91, director, Advanced Systems Division, Space Superiority Directorate, USAF
  • David Thilker '94, research scientist, Center for Astrophysical Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University