Friday, March 1, 2013

VAP at Jacksonville State

Posting Number: FY20130601020
Job Title: Faculty - Visiting Asst/Asso Professor - Physics
Position is: Vacant
Pay Grade Minimum Salary: $47,000
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Physical and Earth Sciences
Job Summary:

The Department of Physical and Earth Sciences at Jacksonville State University is hiring a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics for the academic year beginning Fall 2013. (Rank is contingent upon experience in this non-tenure track temporary position.) JSU is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic instructor who can teach introductory physics (both algebra based and calculus based), teach introductory physics laboratories and can teach upper level physics classes.

This is responsible instructional work to facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts, skills, and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible members of society. This position exists to provide educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. Instructor may be required to teach courses within his/her concentration area on campus, off-campus, online courses and possible videoconferencing depending on need of location.

Essential Functions:

Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides. In order to maximize student achievement, faculty should be able to assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives. Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students. In order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process, the professor should be able to manage the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participate in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus. Continually communicates to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress. Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum. Must exhibit a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service. Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned. Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports. Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning. Agrees to participate in extra curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the college. Serves on various committees. Participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities. Takes attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy.Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials and equipment of instructional specialty to which assigned. Possesses the patience, caring and desire needed to work with students to see that each student has the opportunity to succeed. Knowledge of current issues in higher education. Knowledge of budgeting for public higher education, funding, and grantsmanship. Knowledge of university’s program of studies related to mission, goals and organization. Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on curriculum objectives and the needs and abilities of students. Knowledge of Section 504, IDEA 1997 amendments and the ADA for transition and employment. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students and peers. Skilled and effective in oral and written communication. Excellent human relations skills. Ability to provide instruction at the university level. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all students, constituencies and administrative units of the university. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with organizations outside the university. Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Internet)

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in any branch of physics or astronomy required.

Research experience in physics or related field, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications required.

Previous teacher-scholar experience at the university level required.

Specific information for the job posting:

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 01/28/2013
Closing Date: 03/31/2013
Open Until Filled: No
Requested Starting Date: 08/16/2013
Termination Date (If Temporary): 05/31/2014