Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Assistant Director of Teaching Labs, American University

The Department of Physics at American University invites applications for a one year, full-time term faculty position as the Assistant Director of Physics Teaching Laboratories, beginning Fall 2013. The position is a nine-month appointment at the rank of Professional Lecturer during the academic year, with potential for additional employment over the summers as adjunct faculty. A PhD in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related field, is required. Teaching experience, experience in laboratory or experimental physics, and strong writing skills, are desirable. Responsibilities include teaching physics laboratory sections, working with lecture-course instructors to develop and implement laboratory teaching curriculum, and assisting in physics demonstrations for physics and astronomy lecture courses. Additional duties may also be assigned by the Director of Physics Laboratories and Chair. Applicants must send (electronically, as a single PDF file, is preferred): (1) letter of application addressing teaching, research, or other relevant experience and interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a teaching statement that describes strategies and pedagogy for teaching physics laboratory courses at the introductory level.  Additionally, (4) they should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee, at the email (preferred):, or address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on July 1, and will continue until the position is filled. American University is an AA/EEO institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.