Friday, October 17, 2014

FT Instructorship at U South Florida - Sarasota Manatee

Job Details
Job Title
Instructor, Physics
Job ID
USF Sarasota-Manatee
Full/Part Time

Position Details

College:  College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Physics
Job Title/Job Code: Instructor/9004
Salary Range: $50,000 - $56,000
Application Deadline:  Position will remain open until filled, reveiw of applications will begin on November 14, 2014
The College:  The USFSM College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is composed of a full-time faculty of 32, plus a corps of adjuncts. It delivers eight undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees, in addition to general education and an honors program. Because the College is not departmentalized, faculty members, as teachers and scholars, enjoy the stimulation of a collaborative interdisciplinary culture.
The Program: The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) delivers a unique B.S. in Biology degree. This small program admits approximately 50 students a year, so classes are small, with faculty teaching both lecture and lab components.  Students in Biology enjoy a well-rounded curriculum that includes courses in chemistry and physics, as well as medical and marine sciences. USFSM also offers a B.S. in Information Technology, delivered mostly online, which includes a physics course in its curriculum.
The Position: This instructor will teach both the lecture and lab components of the two-course sequence in General Physics for science majors, as well as the basic Conceptual Physics course for IT majors and general education students. While all USFSM faculty members are encouraged to pursue research, this is a teaching appointment. The appropriate candidate for this position will enjoy the challenge of being on the ground floor and helping shape a developing program. The competitive candidate will have a record of student-centered, effective teaching.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Master’s Degree
  2. If the graduate degree is not in physics, at least 18 graduate semester credits in physics-related course work.
  3. Experience teaching at the college level
 Preferred Qualifications:  
  1. A doctorate in a relevant field
  2. A graduate credential in a second relevant field, such as mathematics
  3. Experience teaching college-level science and/or mathematics
TO APPLY:  Please click on the Apply Now button.  When applying you will have an opportunity to attach documents as "resume" .  Please attach the documents listed below (cover letter, c.v. and teaching philosophy) as one document under the "resume" attachment.   
Documents Required:
Applicants must submit one pdf file with the following three items, in order:
  • A letter discussing their qualifications for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
Semi-finalists will be asked to submit
  • A syllabus and student evaluations for a course taught
Finalists will be asked to submit
  • Official graduate transcript(s)
  • Contact information for three references
Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.
About USF

The University of South Florida System is a young and emerging system that currently includes three institutions: USF TampaUSF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans.                       
USF Sarasota-Manatee
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides access to professional higher education programs and scholarly research in a personalized living and learning community that graduates successful leaders who empower Florida’s Suncoast to thrive locally, nationally, and globally. The campus serves more than 4,600 students annually and offers 34 undergraduate and graduate degree/certificate programs. An additional instructional site is located in North Port, south Sarasota County.