Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Two TT Instruction-Stream positions in Canada

University of Calgary (Instructor)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure‐track, instructor‐stream faculty position at the Instructor level.  The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of physics and/or astronomy/astrophysics courses at the junior undergraduate level, and possibly senior undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will teach large introductory‐level courses covering the topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics and/or general astronomy, will coordinate multi‐section offerings of these courses, and will teach laboratory skills to both physics and astrophysics majors as well as to students in other science and engineering disciplines.  Instructor‐stream faculty workload also includes participation in our pedagogical, course, laboratory, and program development efforts.  Specific courses and academic duties within these fields will be assigned by the Department Head based on the teaching needs of the Department.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or closely‐related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching experience and those that possess a broad knowledge of Physics education pedagogy.  Activity in the field of Physics Education Research is not required but could be viewed as a positive inclusion in an applicant's file.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.  

York University (Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream)

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The Division of Natural Science (NATS) specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular
and pedagogical innovation.

A Ph.D. in Astronomy, or related field, with expertise in planetary sciences is required, as is a demonstrated ability to teach science to non-science majors at the university level. Experience communicating science to non-science individuals (e.g. via social media platforms) is an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring theoretical and practical orientation to general education science teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgement and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate must have experience teaching large audiences, and is preferred to have experience teaching with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online).

See the job postings on the CAP website.