Applications are invited for a
full-time, non-tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of
Physics/Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to begin August
24, 2015. The appointment will be for up to three years, renewable
for a further three years depending upon performance, resources, and
departmental needs. The Physics Department offers B.S. degrees in
Physics and Applied Physics, a B.A. degree in Physics, and an M.S. in
Physics. The campus is located in northeastern Minnesota at the tip of
Lake Superior, approximately 165 miles north of Minneapolis and 90 miles
south of the Soudan Underground Laboratory, and is home to the
Large Lakes Observatory. The Physics Department has particular research
strengths in astronomy, particle physics, cosmology, condensed
matter physics, and physical oceanography/limnology. For more about the
department and its programs please see http://www.d.umn.edu/physics/.
candidate will be expected to fully contribute to the teaching,
advising, and service responsibilities of the Physics Department. There
also be opportunities for research within the department, if the
are a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a
regionally accredited university; and experience
teaching to a diverse group of students at the undergraduate levels,
including excellent written communication skills. Preferred
qualifications are postdoctoral research experience, ideally in a field
complementing the current strengths of the department; college-level
teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; ability to teach core
upper-level physics courses; ability to teach upper-level elective
courses offered by the department; experience with undergraduate
students in research; Experience in attracting students to the field of
physics including those students who traditionally have been
underrepresented in the STEM fields; and ability to work well in a
collaborative environment, including strong interpersonal skills.
Last date applications accepted:
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2015.
The University of Minnesota required that you apply for this position
online. For directions to apply online, please click on the following URL: http://d.umn.edu/physics/employment
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2015. To apply online,
Complete applications will include: a letter of
application, CV, and a description of experience and interests in
teaching, please list interests in teaching along with references in
("Additional Document #1" online) . In addition, three letters of
recommendation should be sent via hard copy or email directly to:
Ms. Jeanne Peterson
UMD Physics Department
371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812-3009
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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