Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August 1, 2023. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians, committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning. Qualifications:
Ph.D. or Master's in Physics. Applicants should have experience teaching introductory physics at the undergraduate level. Preference given to candidates with experience in astronomy and asynchronous online instruction. Responsibilities:
Teach 24 semester hours per academic year of undergraduate coursework in introductory physics and astronomy; attend and participate in departmental and university functions and serve on committees as required. Application Process:
Candidates should complete the online application below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire. Review of credentials will begin immediately. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification. For additional information contact Andrew Blauch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Search Committee.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN WRITING, ALL EMPLOYEES AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY ARE AT-WILL EMPLOYEES, WHICH MEANS THAT BOTH THE EMPLOYEE AND THE UNIVERSITY HAVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE EMPLOYMENT AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, OR NO REASON AT ALL. THIS JOB APPLICATION DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND THE UNIVERSITY, NOR DO THEY ALTER AN EMPLOYEE'S AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT IN ANY WAY. ONLY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND SUCH CONTRACTS MUST BE IN WRITING. THEREFORE, NO ONE ELSE, EITHER IN WRITING OR VERBALLY, CAN CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH YOU THAT WOULD BIND THE UNIVERSITY OR OTHERWISE ALTER YOUR AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT STATUS.
Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and tobacco-free campus. We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the university is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and university-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the university may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The university has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets and core values.
To apply, please complete the online application below and attach a resume. Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions, or subsequent termination after hire. This position will remain open until filled. By completing this application you are giving Charleston Southern University the authority to contact any person, educational institution, current or former employer, or company to disclose in good faith any information they may have regarding your qualifications and fitness for employment including, but not limited to, those you have listed in your application materials. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, criminal background check and reference check. Applicants who will drive for the University will be required to complete a background check on their driving record. Statement of Purpose
Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. This suburban coeducational institution offers a liberal arts and professional curricula with degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university was founded upon the principle that students should have an opportunity for a quality education under the guidance of Christian faculty. The university promotes academic excellence in a Christian environment.
The South Carolina Baptist Convention founded the institution in 1964 as the Baptist College at Charleston. The campus is located 16 miles from the city of Charleston within the city limits of North Charleston. The institution changed its name to Charleston Southern University in 1990 to reflect the offering of graduate programs.
Charleston Southern University forthrightly avers the validity and applicability of Christian truth and values to public, private, individual and corporate activities. Thus, the University seeks to employ only employees who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; who are committed to the Christian faith; whose faith is reflected in Christian witness through their employment, and their interaction with students, colleagues, and the general public; who will maintain active membership in a local Christian church; and who will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.Founding Principle: Matthew 28:19-20
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."Mission
: Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian EnvironmentVision
: To be a Christian university nationally recognized for the integration of faith in learning, leading, and serving
- Learning: 2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." "
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Biblical Core Values
II Timothy 3:16
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." The Bible is the inerrant and infallible record of God's revelation to humanity, and it is the only sufficient source of appeal on matters relating to the Christian faith.God
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." John 1:3
"All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made." There is one and only one living true God. The historical account of Genesis decrees that He is the personal and direct Creator of all that exists, including the first human beings Adam and Eve. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.Jesus Christ
"Jesus said unto them, `I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.'" God made provision through Christ for the redemption of sinful humanity by His substitutionary atonement on the cross, and He alone is sufficient as Savior.Salvation
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Salvation involves God's gracious redemption of individuals and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior by repentance and faith.Life of the Believer
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Christians are to be consistent with Scripture in their character and conduct.DiversityGenesis 1:27
"God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Because all people are made in God's divine image, they possess full dignity and are worthy of respect. Matthew 22:39
"'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" Jesus' command for us to love others as ourselves extends to all people. Revelation 7:9
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb . . ." Charleston Southern University defines diversity as people groups varying in ethnic makeup, cultural background, age, language, educational and professional experience, ability, veteran and/or socioeconomic status. Our commitment to diversity is biblically informed; therefore, the university engages and supports diversity related-matters as they are clearly defined in Scripture. Human SexualityMatthew 19:4-5
" . . . [God] . . . made them at the beginning 'male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'[.]" Sexuality is one of the ways the marriage covenant between a husband and a wife is sealed and expressed. Marriage is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards and the means for the procreation of the human race. All forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage, even when consensual, are distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it. The promotion or practice of a homosexual lifestyle (including same-sex dating behaviors) is also contrary to the university's core values. The promotion of transgenderism fails to uphold the university's core values. Education:Deuteronomy 6:6-7a
" . . . these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children . . ." Matthew 28:19-20
" . . . make disciples of all the nations . . . teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you . . ." Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence . . . All sound learning is, therefore, a part of our Christian heritage. The new birth opens all human faculties and creates a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, the cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence, and should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate system of Christian education is necessary to a complete spiritual program for Christ's people. Evangelism and Missions
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." It is the privilege and duty of every Christian to share the Gospel of Christ personally and by all other methods in harmony with the Gospel.