Visiting Faculty - Physics - (College Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Job no: 493664
Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Summary: Selected candidate will be the instructor of record for 12 contact hours per week of introductory physics courses comprised of lectures, discussion sections, and labs. Teaching during spring or summer terms is not required, but such a teaching assignment may be possible, for additional compensation. The appointment is for one full year but may be renewed annually for an additional two years. The salary is competitive with regional peer institutions.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- Masters degree in physics or astronomy
- Enthusiastic commitment to teaching undergraduate physics to a diverse population of students
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- Ph.D. in physics or astronomy
- Prior experience teaching introductory physics courses
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- Serving as instructor of record in all capacities for introductory physics (designing and delivering lectures and discussion sections; assigning homework assignments; designing and implementing exams, quizzes, and other learning assessments; holding office hours)
- Teaching introductory physics laboratories as assigned
- Working with other physics faculty teaching parallel sections of introductory courses and labs
Salary: $40,000 with benefits
We encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please also include a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy. In your teaching statement please discuss how you plan to teach with equity and respect for all students. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. If you have questions contact the search committee chair, Prof. Brad Ambrose at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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