Monday, March 4, 2013

TT/T at Winona State

[Editor's note: the previously announced position in physics has been canceled, and the job description has been changed]

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Probationary
Location: Winona, Minnesota

•Teach the Science Methods class(es) for secondary science pre-service teaching majors and assess the effectiveness of these courses as well as the science teacher preparation programs at WSU.
•Participate in the teaching of Investigative Science I; an inquiry-based, interdisciplinary science-content class designed for pre-service elementary teaching majors
•Teach and develop undergraduate physics courses for both the Physics major and General Education.
•Develop, conduct and supervise projects and research activities with undergraduates.
•Advise and mentor physics majors.
•Maintain scholarly activities and professional development appropriate for tenure-track position.
•Provide service to the college, university and community that is commensurate with expertise.
•Contribute to student growth and development.
•Assist in recruiting students to the university and to the physics department.
•Contribute to accreditation (presently include NCATE and the state Board of Teaching) related to science education programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
•By August 2013, a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field – OR – a terminal degree in Science Education with significant experience in physics or a closely related field.
•At least one year of 9-12 (high school) science teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
•3 years of teaching experience at the 9-12 (high school) level in an area of natural science
•Evidence of effective oral and written English communication skills.
•Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness including but not limited to: 1) Experience implementing a variety of science teaching methods; 2) Demonstrated experience for assessing the efficacy of curriculum on student learning; 3) Evidence of ability to teach a range of undergraduate physics courses; 4) Demonstrated ability to teach effectively.
•Evidence of Scholarly Activity including, but not limited to the following: 1) Experience in physics education research; 2) Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience; 3) Experience leading professional development workshops for teachers; 4) Publications and presentations;
•Evidence of Continued Preparation including but not limited to the following: 1) Knowledge of best practices based on Physics and/or Science Education Research; 2) Knowledge of national and state science standards and the ability to use them to design curriculum.
•Evidence of Contribution to Student Growth such as but not limited to the following: 1) Experience with teaching science content to pre-service K-12 teachers; 2) Evidence of Service including; 3) Willingness to develop interdisciplinary courses, programs, or opportunities that connect the Physics Department more broadly within the college and/or university; 4) Experience offering professional development for K-16 STEM educators.
•Knowledge of and interest in working with diverse cultures/populations.

Additional Information:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Review begins 4/4/13

APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to completing the online application, please attach the following to your application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications; 2) Resume/CV; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); and 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
*Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Lori Mikl, Affirmative Action Officer, Winona State University at or (507) 457-2766 .

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 19, 2013

RANK: Assistant/Associate Professor

SALARY: Commensurate w/ Experience

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Probationary (9 month appointment)

NOTE: Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees which can be found at:

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A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.