Position Type Faculty
Faculty Track Non Tenure
Position Title Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics
Employment Status Full Time
Campus Biddeford, ME
The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) at the University of New England invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. The school seeks an individual who is highly committed to an academic appointment with an emphasis on excellence in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and who will become an actively engaged member of the School, College, and University communities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following material:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vita
• A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2 pages maximum)
• A statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
• Names and contact information for three professional references who can provide letters of reference specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching.
Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in the year-long General Physics sequence teaching student-centered studio physics sections. The School provides instruction to a wide range of life and health science majors and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics concept foundation of mechanics, fluids and waves.
The sequence uses modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences” (IPLS) approach.
A Master’s degree in Physics or a closely-related field is required by time of hire. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics are preferred.
Individuals with experience and/or training in physics education research, guided inquiry techniques (such as modeling instruction), and/or teaching introductory physics for life and health science majors are especially encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will have experience in, and a demonstrated commitment to, promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment consistent with the University’s core value.
EEO Statement Summary
Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.
COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)
In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester or prior to the start of employment, whichever is later. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. Applicants who believe they are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine may seek the exemption through Human Resources after they receive a conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.
Posting Number 20161171P
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)