Saturday, November 2, 2013

FT at UMN Rochester

The University of Minnesota Rochester ( invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position in physics for its degree program B.S. in Health Sciences. This position is primarily teaching-focused. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of physics courses with integrated laboratory needed by students in the BSHS program (including algebra-based and calculus-based introductory level physics courses).  BSHS courses are integrated across the curriculum and involve significant interdisciplinary components.
Duties include ordering supplies, preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, assisting in the delivery of content in active learning classrooms, grading, staffing the Just ASK tutoring center (, supervising peer tutors, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with normal course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.
The lab instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI). CLI leads the development of an integrated curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, competency-based learning environment in which ongoing assessment guides and monitors student learning and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.
The successful candidate has a M.S. or Ph.D. in physics or related fields with knowledge of basic techniques in a physics laboratory setting. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in laboratory instruction is preferred. The successful candidate enjoys working with students, works well in interdisciplinary teams, and is comfortable working independently.
Application Information
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  All applicants must apply through the UM online application system at Search postings for Job Requisition #187952 for application instructions and links. Applicants please list comprehensive information on the online application.
Please attach the names and contact information of 3 references, letter of interest, resume, and an additional document which contains statement of activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. 
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