Monday, February 29, 2016

Renewable "Assistant Professor in Residence", University of Connecticut

The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence beginning in Fall 2016. 
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Physics.
The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Candidates will also share a commitment to the development and innovative improvement of physics courses.  In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and outreach activities.  Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in physics or a related field; the ability to teach a full range of courses at the undergraduate level; and evidence of outstanding teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated exposure to and utilization of physics education research, experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems (“clickers”), and experience teaching large lectures.
Appointment Terms: This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non- tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2016.  This one-year contract may be renewed or lead to a multi-year contract in the future. This position does not lead to permanent academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and teaching statement. Your teaching statement should address your experience and philosophy, your commitment to effective learning and the use of new teaching technologies, and your ideas for integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.  Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016258).
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)

Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Department of Physics
2152 Hillside Road, U-3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046