UMD Physics and Astronomy department is seeking a term faculty hire at either rank of Instructor (job code 9404) or Assistant Professor (job code 9403), depending on qualifications. This is a faculty position for one academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching, advising and service responsibilities of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Appointment dates for this position are August 19, 2019 through May 17, 2020.
Teaching duties will include general physics lectures, but could also include teaching of advanced undergraduate or MS-level courses, depending on the experience and interests of the successful candidate.
Required qualifications for Assistant Professor are a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university; a minimum of one year of experience teaching (as a TA) a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level, including ability in written communication.
Preferred qualifications for Assistant Professor are undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; experience teaching in an active classroom setting; ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields; and ability to work well in a collaborative environment, including ability in oral communication.
Required qualifications for Instructor are a M.S. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university; a minimum of one year of experience teaching (as a TA) a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level, including ability in written communication.
Preferred qualifications for Instructor are undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; experience teaching in an active classroom setting; ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields; and ability to work well in a collaborative environment, including ability in oral communication.
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 330997. First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents, also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) a description of experience and interests in teaching. Even if you provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional document. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly to:
Ms. Jeanne Rydberg
UMD Department of Physics & Astronomy
371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316
Review of complete applications will start July 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment dates are August 19, 2019 through May 17, 2020.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers B.S. degrees in Physics, a B.A. degree in Physics, a Engineering Physics B.S.E.P and an M.S. in Physics. The campus is located in northeastern Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior, approximately 165 miles north of Minneapolis and 90 miles south of the Soudan Underground Laboratory, and is home to the Large Lakes Observatory. The Physics Department has particular research strengths in astronomy, particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter physics, and physical oceanography/limnology. For more about the department and its programs please see http://www.d.umn.edu/physics/.
The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.
Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.
UMD is a regional comprehensive land and sea-grant state university, one of five coordinate campus within the State of Minnesota system and with a total enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. SCSE is the largest college at UMD comprising over 3300 undergraduate students, 260 graduate students, 180 faculty, and 80 permanent staff. The college includes the science departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the ABET-accredited departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
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