Thursday, March 10, 2016

Term Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth

Applications are invited for a full time, non-tenure track position an an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics/Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to begin August 22, 2016. The appointment will be for one year, and then renewable for three years depending upon performance, resources, and departmental needs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy 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.
Minimum qualifications are a M.S. (instructor position) or Ph.D. (assistant professor position) in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university;a minimum of one year of experience teaching (as a TA) a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level, including ability in written communication. Preferred qualifications are undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; experience teaching in an active learning classroom setting; ability to enthusiastically attract 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 ability in oral communication.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin on April 1, 2016.
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position go to and search for job opening 307808.
The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application ans then return to the "My Activities" page to attach the additional documents.
Complete application must include:
1. Letter of Application
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for three professional references
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Unofficial Transcripts
Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to:
Ms. Jeanne Peterson
UMD Dept. Physics & Astronomy,
371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812-3009
The University of Minnesota Duluth strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. 

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If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.
The University of Minnesota Duluth strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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