Monday, December 3, 2018

Instructor Position - Michigan State Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University seeks to fill a non-tenure-track instructor position beginning Fall 2019. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (12 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory physics courses and development of studio physics formats. The course load will typically be two sections per semester with additional teaching-related responsibilities. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The position requires an advanced degree (a Master's and/or PhD degree) in physics or physics education.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
* Outstanding teaching and mentoring skills in physics, physics education, or related areas
* Strong knowledge of physics content and experimental physics practice
* An ability to work in a collaborative teaching environment with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
* Experience teaching in interactive engagement and/or active learning environments

The candidate will have opportunity to work the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU ( on teaching and learning projects as interest and needs overlap.

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to (posting number 548675). In addition, applicants should provide names and contact information for three references who may be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professors Danny Caballero and/or Stuart Tessmer, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, instructorsearch2018(at)