Monday, December 30, 2013

FT at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

The successful candidate will be able to teach core college-level physics courses (Physics I, II, and III, with labs) and electives in his or her field of study. Electives currently taught include Astronomy, General Relativity, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods, though development of new electives is welcomed. In addition to teaching students in a small class setting, the successful candidate must be innovative, able to engage students from varying backgrounds and preparations for successful learning once at LSMSA, and willing to use office hours to tutor and assist students. The ability to mentor students and assist in their research is a key to a teacher's long-term success and satisfaction. Other duties include academic advising and sponsoring, chaperoning, or assisting in extra-curricular and student social activities outside of the normal school day. An M.S. degree in physics is required (Ph.D. preferred). This is a full-time position with all benefits associated with being an employee of the State of Louisiana. The anticipated contract for the next school year will be August 4 through May 30, and the salary will be commensurate with degree and experience, with an anticipated range of $42,000 to $45,000. About the School: LSMSA is publicly funded as a state agency and is tuition free. The selective admissions process is open to all rising 10th and 11th grade students in Louisiana. On average, students enroll from 70% of the state's parishes (counties). The school also provides web-based instruction for students in grades 7 through 12. Founded in 1983, LSMSA is located in Historic Natchitoches, which celebrates its tricentennial in 2014. The school is adjacent to Northwestern State University; faculty and students have access to the university library and many other facilities and programs. More information about the school can be found at Application Process: Review of applications will begin February 10 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. An application should include a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy, an official transcript from the last degree granting institution, and the names and contact information for three references. Before a candidate can receive an interview, s/he must complete the Standard Application Form, which is available at Materials may be sent electronically to or mailed. Any questions about the position, the school, or the search process may be e-mailed to Mrs. Dalme.