[Editor's note: Florida Poly is not accredited as of yet, although it has started the process. ]
Florida's newest state university is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics:
· Physics 1 with Lab
· Physics 2 with Lab
· Other related courses
Florida Polytechnic University is a new state University that opened for classes in 2014-15, and strives to have a major higher education presence within Florida and beyond. The University was created by the Florida Legislature as a STEM-focused four-year public university, with a range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive high-tech workforce, Florida Polytechnic University takes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to academics and partners with industry leaders to provide relevant learning opportunities. With an innovative approach to higher education, the University emphasizes core subjects in small class sizes, while giving students opportunities for hands-on education through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations.
The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to innovative delivery of instruction and career objectives consistent with the University's STEM mission. Successful job candidates are expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop strong, externally funded research programs, and maintain an excellent record of scholarship. Faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged. The successful candidate will contribute to the college's goals and the University's mission.
Florida Polytechnic University's ultra-modern campus is located in Lakeland, along the I-4 high-tech corridor, halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida's High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The successful candidate will possess:
· Experience teaching introductory and advanced Physics courses in the General Education curriculum and also within the University's majors.
· Knowledge and skills relevant to face-to-face course development and delivery.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Minimum of 2-3 years' experience teaching Physics at the college/university level. More than 3 years is preferable.
· Ph.D. in teaching discipline with emphasis in the concentration(s) listed above or related field/areas.
EXPECTED START DATE:
· Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments will be for Fall, 2016.
· Employment is contingent upon proof of legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.
EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with years of experience.
For a chance to work with the next generation of STEM leaders and to make an impact in emerging high-tech fields, please complete the application of employment and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your cover letter, resume and demographic form.
This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND SUBMIT THEIR RESUMES BY VISITING THE FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC CAREERS WEBSITE: https://floridapolytechnic.org/job-listings/