Monday, January 12, 2015

NTT at University of Minnesota Duluth

Position Description:
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

The successful candidate will be expected to fully contribute to the teaching, advising, and service responsibilities of the Physics Department. There may also be opportunities for research within the department, if the applicant desires.

Required qualifications 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:

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2015. To apply online, visit 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

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Individuals from underrepresented groups and US military veterans are encouraged to apply.

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