Friday, September 16, 2016

Physics Supplemental Instructor at Naval Academy Preparatory School

The Naval Academy offers a challenging academic experience that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. It provides a stimulating environment that instills midshipmen with a passion for lifelong learning, the intellectual curiosity, and analytical rigor needed to be successful in the face of rapidly changing technology and global landscape.
The academic goal of the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is to build the necessary skill sets and academic tools to ensure midshipman candidates are best prepared for success as they start the Naval Academy’s challenging academic program.  The relatively small faculty and staff at NAPS work closely together to achieve this goal.  A small student to faculty ratio enables instructors to better focus on student needs, provide critical feedback, and schedule extra instruction.
Additional information about the Naval Academy Preparatory School and the Physics Division can be found at:
Naval Academy Preparatory School

Physics Division

The incumbent will:
  1. Provide Out of Class Academic Instruction – Provide individualized extra instruction by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Monitor study periods, sometimes involving large groups of students, including providing tutoring, maintaining an environment conducive to learning, mentoring students in study strategies, time management, and positive work habits. This is mostly done during evening and weekend hours when classroom instructors are not available.
  2. Coordinate with and Support Physics Faculty – Provide feedback concerning student progress, including issues with problem solving or mathematical deficiencies, to the student’s instructor. Support the creation of learning aids such as worksheets and written solutions.  Log the time spent with and type of help given to each student in the electronic spreadsheet so that the faculty can track student effort.  Fill in for instructors in the classroom when an absence is anticipated well in advance.
  3. Support School-wide Mission – Provide leadership for curricular activities and collateral duties, as assigned. Participate in suitable professional development.
  4. Coordinate with Supervisor - Provide overall support of divisional tasking. Ensure balance between critical job elements.    Timely support of division administrative requirements in a professional fashion, to include submission of academic reports and personnel performance appraisals.

This will be a 10-month per year appointment for a 3-year contract period. Renewal of this appointment is anticipated and will be contingent on funding and the performance of the incumbent during the contract period as well as the needs and emerging plans relating to the Naval Academy Preparatory School's Physics Division. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the individual as well as the responsibilities of the position.
Be a part of preparing the future leaders of the United States Navy!

Applicants must have a bachelor's in physics or related science/engineering field which requires significant physics coursework from an accredited college or university; have the ability to tutor physics at the high school and introductory undergraduate level (including calculus-based physics); and preference will be given to those with teaching experience in physics.  Experience with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
US Citizenship required.
Apply with a cover letter (statement of interest), a resume including professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and contact information of three professional references (at least one reference should be able to address the applicant’s classroom climate and teaching effectiveness with students having diverse sets of abilities).
Position is open until filled. Applications will be evaluated beginning on September 16, 2016 and complete applications submitted prior to that date will receive full consideration.