Monday, October 31, 2011

Non-TT at University of Illinois Springfield

The Astronomy-Physics Program at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks applications for a non-tenure track instructor in physics. UIS offers calculus-based introductory physics for chemistry, pre-med, and other health science majors. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MS in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry or a closely related field completed before August 14, 2012; documented experience teaching introductory calculus-based physics and a background that demonstrates excellence in physics pedagogy. Responsibilities include: teaching introductory calculus-based health science physics (with laboratory) at the undergraduate level; developing a new physical science with lab course for the general education curriculum; and assisting with operation of the campus astronomical observatory. The candidate is expected to meet UIS’ high standards of teaching. While this position will primarily teach on-ground classes, we encourage applicants who have an interest in online teaching. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Using “ASP Instructor Position” in the subject line applicants should email a single PDF file containing a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least one reference that can directly speak to the candidate’s teaching ability, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to All applicants must have visa clearance to work in the United States.