Friday, October 31, 2014

TT Teaching Faculty, Univ of Calgary, Canada

Innovative teaching will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where state-of-the-art teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'
In pursuit of this goal, the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track, instructor-stream, faculty position at the instructor level. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of physics courses, including large introductory-level courses covering the topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and thermal physics. The position will also include the possibility of teaching other topics on Physics and Astrophysics at the junior and senior undergraduate levels. Instructor-stream faculty workload also includes participation in our pedagogical, course, and program development efforts. Specific courses and academic duties within these fields will be assigned by the Department Head based on the teaching needs of the Department.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or closely-related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching experience and those that possess a broad knowledge of Physics education pedagogy. Activity in the field of Physics Education Research is not required but could be viewed as a positive inclusion in an applicant's file. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at
The University of Calgary is home to the recently announced Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning. Established through a major philanthropic donation by Don and Ruth Taylor, the Taylor Institute is designed to transform teaching at the University of Calgary and place us at the forefront of pedagogical advance and the integration of teaching and research across North America. More information about the Taylor Institute and its programs can be found at
Calgary, Canada's fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more than 1,000,000. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae and complete contact information for 3 referees to:
Dr. Robert Thompson, Head
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
T2N 1N4
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Calgary promotes employment equity and respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
  1. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following
    questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada Yes/No, and
  2. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? Yes/No
Application Period: The review of applications will begin on January 2, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. 
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.