The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence, beginning in Fall 2019. Two positions will be filled at the UConn Storrs campus.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut () and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( ) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( ). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. The Department of Physics is undergoing a significant change of teaching pedagogy in introductory course sequences through the implementation of studio-based courses enabled by brand new state-of-the-art teaching facilities. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for teaching 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 under the framework of the department’s studio physics project. 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; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
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.
Demonstrated exposure to and experience implementing teaching practices guided by physics education research such as studio physics; experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, instructional videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems (“clickers”); experience teaching large lectures.
This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. 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. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Summer teaching is not included in the standard 9-month appointment and is not mandatory but may be available.
Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; and teaching statement. 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 January 1, 2019 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 # 2019139)
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.