University of Connecticut
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Assistant Professor In-Residence (Storrs or Stamford Campus)
The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence at its Storrs and Stamford campuses, beginning in Fall 2017. Two positions will be filled at the UConn Storrs campus and one position will be filled at the UConn Stamford campus.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Physics.
The successful candidates will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. Candidates will also share a commitment to the development and innovative improvement of physics courses. In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and outreach activities. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field; the ability to teach a full range of courses at the undergraduate level; and evidence of outstanding teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated exposure to and utilization of physics education research, experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems (“clickers”), and experience teaching large lectures.
Appointment Terms: This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. This one-year contract may be renewed or lead to a multi-year contract in the future. This position does not lead to permanent academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and teaching statement. Please indicate in your cover letter your preferred teaching location (Storrs or Stamford campus). Your teaching statement should address your experience and philosophy, your commitment to effective learning and the use of new teaching technologies, and your ideas for integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017286).
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.