Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TT at The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)

INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,900 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-three baccalaureate degrees are offered, 14 of which are also offered online. UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993. Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMC makes a commitment to each individual student's achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world‐class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close‐knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has received a variety of national recognitions, including 14 consecutive years in the U. S. News top schools ranking.

The Math, Science & Technology (MST) Department offers baccalaureate programs in applied health, biology, environmental science, exercise science and wellness, health management, health sciences, information technology management, medical laboratory science, and software engineering The department includes 16 full-time faculty members, 5 full-time staff members, and 29 adjunct faculty. The MST Department has shared designated research laboratories for collaborations between students and faculty including an immersive visualization, software programming, and 3-D areas as well as up to date science laboratories and classrooms. Students and faculty also have access to a high performance liquid chromatograph; gas chromatograph; DNA sequencer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer among other essential equipment. Our new Wellness Center (grand opening in October) houses a fully functional exercise science and wellness teaching laboratory with equipment and software to monitor physiological parameters. The new exercise and wellness faculty position will bridge a strong connection between the MST Department and the Wellness Center and provide new research opportunities for students.

POSITION: Full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Math, Science & Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota. Salary and benefits package is competitive and dependent on qualifications. Start date is August 14, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physics and related areas as determined by qualifications and interest, (2) Advise MST students in course selection, and career planning, (3) Develop research/scholarship as appropriate for discipline and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed publications and appropriate conferences, (4) Provide service to the department, campus, and community appropriate within candidate's area of expertise, (5) Contribute to program recruitment and retention, (6) Develop working relationships with appropriate employers to assist with internship and permanent job placement, (7) Assist in the development of transfer programs with related 2-year college programs, (8) Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Earned doctorate degree in physics, physics education, or related field, (2) strong commitment and ability to teach both on campus and online courses including but not limited to algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and possibly calculus, software engineering, and other classes to support MST programs, (3) ability to establish his/her research program, (4) excellent writing and oral communication skills; (5) demonstrated cultural competency, and (6) commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University level teaching experience in the subject areas mentioned in the minimum qualifications, academic advising of students, experience in teaching varied courses in, and related to, physics, physics education, computer applications in physics, agrophysics, biophysics, biomechanics, geophysics, mechanics, astronomy, or other physical sciences, experience with online education, evidence of superior scholarly research activities, a strong background in the use of technology in teaching, grant writing experience, experience mentoring of undergraduates in research projects.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching and research philosophy; current CV; unofficial transcripts; and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of at least 3 references. The chosen candidate will be required to submit official transcripts and complete a background check prior to confirmation of an offer. Inquiries may be directed to John Loegering, Interim Head of the Math, Science & Technology Department, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-8132, 218-281-8380, jloegeri@crk.umn.edu.