Saturday, October 11, 2014

Two TT positions at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The Department of Engineering Physics invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Physics. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Start date is August 24, 2015.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (by June 30, 2015) in Physics or Astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of teaching experience; two semesters as a half-time teaching assistant in graduate school meet this qualification.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and present evidence or aptitude for excellent teaching. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential for continued professional activity. Physicists and astronomers of any specialization, including Physics Education Research, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who present a plan for involving undergraduates in research.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach and contribute to the development of courses and laboratories in algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics (including modern physics) and physical science, and potentially teach upper division courses based on departmental need. Professional activity is expected, as is participation in department, college, and university service.

Department Information: The Engineering Physics Department is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Currently the department consists of eight full-time tenure/tenure track positions and two full-time academic staff. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics and Microsystems and Nanomaterials.
Facilities include a state-of-the-art optics lab, a research-grade Materials Fabrication and Nano-Characterization facility, a sensors lab, and a machine shop that is accessible to students.
Introductory physics classrooms are studio style with section sizes of about 50 students to support interactive teaching and learning.
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Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration: To ensure full consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2014. Review will continue until the positions are filled.

To Apply: The following items are required for your application to be considered.
  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A separate statement of professional interests and proposed research
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization
  • Contact information for three professional references, at least two of whom can address the candidates teaching
Questions about this position may be addressed to:
Dr. Andrew Pawl
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Engineering Physics Department
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: 608-342-6160

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