The mission of the Physics Department is the advancement of science through research and the training of undergraduate and graduate students in our discipline. The Department fosters a level of research and professional activity essential to the graduate program (M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) and to the professional growth of the faculty. The Department provides majors and graduate students with courses and research experiences that prepare them for their professional careers. It also provides service courses to other majors who require a physics foundation, as well as general education courses to all VCU students who wish to become more scientifically knowledgeable. The Department is committed to enhance diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Finally, Department faculty have a responsibility to provide service to their profession and to the university community.
Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
This position is a term (non-tenure-eligible) faculty position to support the department’s undergraduate teaching mission. Appointment will be made at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor depending on qualifications
1. Teaching Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in introductory physics. Possible course assignments may include but are not limited to: the introductory physics courses PHYS201, PHYS202, PHYS 207, PHYS 208, the Modern Physics course PHYS320, and the inter disciplinary courses INSC201-Energy, INSC300-Experiencing Science and INSC310- Contents of Elementary Science. Faculty member will teach between twelve and fifteen credit hours of instruction each semester. 2. Research Faculty member will not have specific research responsibilities. However, faculty member will be encouraged to participate in the research culture of the department and, upon agreement of the department chair, may reserve a portion, not to exceed 15%, of his or her time for that participation. 3. Service Faculty member will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary.
-Ph.D in physics or a closely related discipline. -Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in physics or a related discipline.
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Applicants must apply online at www.vcujobs.com and submit a complete application package consisting of a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with teaching experience addressed (submitted in the “Other Document” section), and have three letters of reference. Applicants who are granted a screening interview will have their references automatically solicited by our system to provide letters of recommendation. VCU is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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