Tuesday, October 27, 2015

TT at California Lutheran


Position TitleAssistant Professor of Physics
Position CategoryFaculty
Position StatusTenure-Track
LocationThousand Oaks
Basic Function
Under the direction of the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Representative Duties
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture and lab courses.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established office hours.
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, prepare and submit grades in a timely manner.
Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, College, and University meetings.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of
Current theory and practice within the physics discipline
Principles and best practices of effective physics teaching
Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
University curricula
The full breadth of the undergraduate physics curricula, ranging from general education to advance physics courses
A subdiscipline of physics at an expert level as demonstrated by the ability to publish research in that subdiscipline in well-regarded, peer-reviewed journals
Resources and procedures for obtaining extramural funding for physics research and education.
Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
Educational technology
Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress
Ability To
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in physics
Deliver course curricula in support of various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics
Commitment to effective teaching of undergraduate physics courses
Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain a sustained program of scholarship in physics
Preferred Qualifications
Postdoctoral research experience
Experience in undergraduate physics instruction
Licenses and other requirements
Physical Abilities
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.
Working Environment
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberFaculty000132015
Number of Vacancies1
Desired Start Date08/22/2016
Position End Date
Open Date10/12/2015
Close Date12/01/2015
Open Until FilledNo
Application Procedure/Special Instructions
Applications received by December 1, 2015, will receive full consideration.
California Lutheran University is an accredited, private, comprehensive university located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Cal Lutheran is home to more than 2800 undergraduate and 1350 graduate students who come from more than 66 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths. 48% of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups, and over 30% of first time freshmen are first generation students. The University encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of Cal Lutheran to apply.
Additional information may be found at www.callutheran.edu. All offers will be contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.
California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.