Wednesday, April 10, 2013

1-yr FT Instructor Chem/Phys at Mansfield University, PA

The mission of the Chemistry & Physics Department is to offer a quality liberal arts educational experience. The department offers modern facilities and instrumentation. The entire Chemistry & Physics curriculum is designed to give students a sound and broad-based background in their discipline.

This position is a one-year full-time temporary position for the 2013/2014 academic year. Teaching responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: Physics I & II (lecture, lab, and recitation), Physical Science I & II (lecture and lab). The successful applicant will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, assist in departmental assessment, and maintain a minimum of five hours office hours per week.

Minimum requirements: Master's degree in Physics with a minimum of one year college teaching experience and completion of a successful interview which will include a teaching demonstration of relevant knowledge and skills. Additional qualifications: Ability to effectively communicate subject material; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; excellent communication skills; and demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University's principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service ( and the University's strong student-centered vision and mission. Preferred: PhD in Physics. Other conditions of employment are verification of all earned degrees through the receipt of original transcripts and an acceptable background check report.

Essential Functions
Effective and enthusiastic teaching for a large diverse audience; timely and fair grading of assignments, quizzes, and exams; ability to communicate and write effectively; effective use of computer technology; willingness to work cooperatively within the Chemistry & Physics Department; and effective communication (verbal and written) and use of electronic teaching technology. Work cooperatively with staff, faculty and administration. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.

Temporary full-time position for the 2013/14 academic year. Instructor or Assistant Professor rank. The work load may be increased or decreased depending on enrollment. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. Partially paid benefits (

Application Procedure
Submit via electronic application ( a letter of interest that addresses how your skills meet the department's needs as detailed by the position description. Include the following: resume; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; names, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references; and three letters of reference (may be mailed directly to Human Resources FT04-FT-2013, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA 16933). Application review begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university currently enrolls approximately 3,200 students, including more than 400 graduate students. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as a public liberal arts university focused on leadership development. The university is located within Tioga County, home to five state & federal parks, seven lakes, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The university is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.

Application Information
Contact: Billie Sue Morgan
Human Resources
Mansfield University
Phone: (570) 662-4050
Fax: (570) 662-4117
TDD: 570-662-4800
Online App. Form: