Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics, full time, fixed term for one year. Requirements include a Masters degree or higher in Physics, Astronomy or related field. A demonstrated ability to successfully teach introductory algebra-based physics, including labs, to non-majors, effective communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds including a sensitivity to their academic needs and concerns. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D in Physics, Astronomy or related fields, potential to mentor undergraduate student research, experience teaching upper division courses in sustainability, physics, astronomy or introductory engineering courses. Duties for the position include teaching 12 credit hours each semester, advising undergraduate Physics majors, service to the university and community and maintenance of professional expertise. Vacancy number 1281F.
Preferred qualifications include familiarity with and ability to implement active learning techniques, potential to mentor undergraduate student projects and ability to continue several ongoing projects including high school and summer outreach programs and involvement with Uniview-based digital planetarium projector for courses and public shows. Duties for the position include teaching 6 credit hours (half time) in Fall 2012 and teaching 12 contact hours in Spring 2013, service to the university and community and maintenance of professional and scholarly expertise. Vacancy number 1282F.
For complete position descriptions of each Physics opening and information on applying, please go to http://web/mnstate.edu/vacancy/unclassified.htm (vacancy numbers 1281F and 1282F) and http://physics.mnstate.edu
All applications for Physics positions received by April 13, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration.