Responsibilities include teaching primarily undergraduate laboratory sections in each of the Fall and Spring semesters, with an emphasis on introductory physics courses, as well as occasionally teaching introductory or advanced physics courses. There is an expectation of developing new laboratory activities and materials, collaborating with colleagues and using the results of physics education research as a guide. Mentoring and supervision of teaching assistants may also be included. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. This is a nine-month, academic-year appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 31, 2020. The successful candidate is encouraged to apply for external summer funding and/or seek opportunities to teach summer courses at UMaine.
A master’s degree in physics or the equivalent.
An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, undergraduate physics.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to conduct laboratory instruction safely.
Demonstrated ability to develop and teach laboratory activities using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.
Experience in a supervisory or mentoring role.
Demonstrated commitment to the success of students traditionally underrepresented in the field of physics.
A record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
Coursework in physics beyond the master’s level.
Internal Number: 60825
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