Friday, December 6, 2013

>=2 FT Lectureships at UW-Platteville

The Department of Engineering Physics invites applications for two or more full time lecturers in Physics for the 2014-2015 academic year. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Appointment date is August 19, 2014.
M.S. (by June 30, 2014), Ph.D. or ABD in Physics or related field. Candidates must have one year of teaching experience; two semesters as a half-time teaching assistant in graduate school meet this requirement.
Qualifications also include good communication skills with both students and colleagues; the ability to teach introductory undergraduate physics lectures and laboratories; interest in and commitment to undergraduate education.
Teach introductory-level physics and/or physical science, including labs.
The Engineering Physics Department (, in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, has eight full-time tenure/tenure track positions and two full-time academic staff. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a B.S. degree in Microsystems and Nanomaterials. The department also serves programs in engineering, science, technology, business, and education. Yearly enrollments in the service physics courses are about 800 in calculus-based physics, 200 in algebra-based physics, 50 in astronomy, and 50 in physical science. Introductory physics classrooms are "studio" style to support interactive teaching and learning.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
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Review of applications will begin February 24, 2014 and continue until the position(s) are filled.
The following items are required for your application to be considered:
  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications; 
  • A curriculum vitae; 
  • A separate Teaching Philosophy statement; 
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; 
  • Contact information for three professional references, at least two of whom can address your teaching. 
Questions may be addressed to:
Professor Philip Young
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Engineering Physics Department
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: 608-342-1406