The Drury University Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a one-year, renewable instructor position to start in the fall semester of 2021. A Masters is required, but a Ph.D. is desired.The physics program consists of two full-time faculty, and we seek a third colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels (including general education). The successful candidate would primarily teach in the introductory sequence (algebra or calculus-based) with a possible opportunity to occasionally teach an upper-level course. The position is open with regards to specialty, but candidates with interdisciplinary connections, including to chemistry and/or biology, are especially encouraged to apply.
The department teaches in studio-like classrooms and employs innovative research-based teaching methods including Modeling Instruction, RealTime Physics, Tutorials, and other approaches. The ideal candidate will have experience using research-based active-engagement pedagogies. Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in introductory courses are also encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in Drury, a completed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates (both science and non-science majors) in a liberal arts setting, examples of your classroom practice, and three reference letters which should address your teaching, to PhysicsInstructor2021@
The review of applicants will begin April 16 and continue until position is filled.