Friday, December 9, 2016

FT Instructor, University of Central Missouri

Position Information
Position Title Instructor
Working Title Instructor, Instructional Faculty--Physics
Department 220765-Physics
Pay Rate Per Faculty Salary Model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998828
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998828.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter (2) description of teaching philosophy; (3) a curriculum vitae;(4)evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) copies of unofficial transcripts showing degrees completed; (6) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completed will be required later in the search process. Additional supporting materials may be requested at a later time.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 7, 2017.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. James Taylor, Search Committee Chair, Physics Search Committee, telephone (660) 543-8773 or e-mail: .

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:
Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Posting Date 12/08/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose
Non-tenure track, instructor, to teach lower lower-division physics and astronomy, and possibly some upper-division physics courses. Opportunities exist for involving students in research. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have an interest in helping with the expansion of the Department’s Bachelor of Science program in Physics Education.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training
M.S./Ph.D in physics or astronomy by the appointment date.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, including:
1. M.S./Ph.D in physics or astronomy by the appointment date.
2. Demonstrated effective communication skills in both written and oral form.
3. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population.
4. Experience with computers in teaching and research settings.
5. Experience in organizing classroom activities and supervising laboratories

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience teaching physics and astronomy at the post-secondary level highly preferred; as well as experience with undergraduate research.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Excellent Collaboration skills; Competence in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
Teaching Philosophy Statement