Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fixed Term Instructor, Winona State MN

Job Title:Physics Instructor
Salary:Depends on Qualifications
Job Type:Fixed-Term
Location:Winona, Minnesota
• Teach and develop undergraduate physics courses for both physics majors and non-majors.

• Assess student learning outcomes for the physics department and the general education program.

• Maintain office hours and comply with other requirements of the IFO Master Contract.

• Provide service to the university and community in those areas commensurate with expertise.

• Assist in recruiting students to the university and to the physics department.

• Continue professional development.

• Willingness to teach evening courses, workshops, and/or online courses as needed by the physics department
 Minimum Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in Physics or related field by date of appointment
 Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctorate Degree in Physics.

• Evidence of effective oral and written English communication skills.

• Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness including but not limited to: a. Experience implementing a variety of best practices in science teaching; b. Demonstrated experience for assessing the efficacy of curriculum on student learning and making curricular choices based on that assessment; c. Evidence of the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate physics courses; d. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively

• Evidence of Scholarly Activity including but not limited to: a. Research interests accessible to undergraduate physics majors; b. Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience.

• Evidence of Continued Preparation including but not limited to: a. Involvement in professional organizations, regionally and/or nationally.

• Evidence of Contribution to Student Growth including but not limited to: a. Experience leading student research; b. Experience facilitating student creativity (eg, interacting with the physics club; taking students on trips, etc...)

• Evidence of Service including but not limited to: a. Willingness to develop interdisciplinary courses, programs, or opportunities that connect the Physics Department more broadly within the college and/or university; b. Outreach activities/interests that connect the university to the larger community.

The applicant should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.
 Additional Information:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Review begins 3/7/2016

APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to completing the online application, please attach the following to your application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications; 2) Resume/CV; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); and 4) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Lori Mikl, Director of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs, Winona State University at or (507) 457-2766.

APPOINTMENT DATE: August 15, 2016

RANK: Instructor (Master's Degree); Assistant Professor (Doctorate)

SALARY: Commensurate w/ Experience

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Fixed-Term (9 month appointment)


NOTE: Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees which can be found at:

1. In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, whether using a personal, rental or state vehicle, shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
2. Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to applicants upon request.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.