Thursday, December 25, 2014

TT at Univ of Wisconsin - Stout

The physics department seeks an individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position in physics. Expertise with condensed matter would be a strength. 

Anticipated start date: August 24, 2015 

  • Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field at start of appointment
Preferred candidates will demonstrate:
  • A passion for teaching with evidence of teaching potential (particularly introductory and core undergraduate physics classes and labs)
  • Evidence of student-centered teaching (could include innovative and introspective teaching, active learning techniques, innovative or adaptive use of instructional technology)
  • Evidence of research or scholarly activities in physics or related field
  • Willingness to seek funding for a research program
  • Evidence of dissemination of scholarly work
  • Evidence of research appropriate for UW-Stout
  • Willingness to work with undergraduates in research
  • Willingness to provide service to university and/or community
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
Will include:
  • Teaching introductory and core undergraduate physics courses (including labs)
  • Committing to reflective teaching and striving for continuous improvement
  • Student-centered teaching (could include innovative and introspective teaching, active learning techniques, innovative or adaptive use of instructional technology)
  • Conducting research appropriate for UW-Stout
  • Working with undergraduates in research
  • Submitting proposals for funding from external funding agencies
  • Submitting articles to peer-reviewed research journals
  • Submitting funding proposals for research and/or dissemination
  • Disseminating scholarly work in appropriate venues, such as submission to peer-review venues
  • Advising students
  • Serving on department/college/university committees or other service
  • Supporting programs on campus such as Engineering, Environmental Science, Material Science, or Nanoscience
Additional opportunities:
  • Teaching other relevant courses
  • Developing lab activities or classroom demonstrations
  • Collaborating with other faculty
  • Service to local community
  • Service to professional community
  • Educational outreach
  • Professional development
  • Developing partnerships with industry or community partners
  • Contributing to the growth and maintenance of the Physics, Materials, or other minors
The Physics Department at UW-Stout provides service to majors and programs primarily in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Physics Department transforms students into problem solvers, critical thinkers and good communicators, who display an awareness of and ability to affect their physical environment. Physics Department research currently includes physics education, atomic and nuclear physics, materials physics, nanoscience, geoscience and neuroscience. We seek to involve students in collaborative research projects. 

Topics taught in the physics department currently include: Introductory Physics, Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology, Soil Mechanics, Nanoscience, Material Science, Statics, Strengths of Materials, Neurophysics, and selected upper division courses. Opportunities exist to develop other courses. 

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. 

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check. 

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

Unless confidentiality is requested, names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 

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Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2015. 

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them. 

Please be sure you have included the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy limited to one page
  • Statement of research philosophy and plans limited to one page
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three current references
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. 

Additional benefits information available via: 

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by visiting the site below: 

If you have application questions call or e-mail: 
Dr. Matthew Kuchta, Search Committee Chair 
Phone: 715.232.4072