UMD Physics and Astronomy Term Faculty Instructor or Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Duluth
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Internal Number: 354502
Applications are invited for one full-time, term faculty position as an Instructor or Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Duluth Physics and Astronomy Department. This leave-replacement appointment begins 21 August 2023 and ends 19 May 2024. Renewal of this position for a second year is possible depending on performance and staffing needs. Review of complete applications will start 7April 2023. For full consideration, applications must be completed by 14 April 2023. Direct link to the job application: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/354502
The successful candidate will be expected to fully contribute to the teaching and service responsibilities in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The teaching load for these positions is 10-14 weekly contact hours (three courses or equivalent) per semester. Depending on interest and qualifications, those selected could teach a mix of introductory and upper-level courses, and possibly astronomy or astrophysics courses.
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. (assistant professor) or M.S. (instructor position) or equivalent experience such as advanced Ph.D. candidate status in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university; a minimum of one year of experience teaching (as a TA) a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level, including ability in oral and written communication. Preferred qualifications are undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; experience teaching in an active classroom setting; ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields; and ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
• Ph.D. (for visiting assistant professor) or M.S. (for instructor) or equivalent experience such as advanced Ph.D. candidate status in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university. • Minimum of one year of experience teaching a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level as a TA. • Ability in written and oral communication.
• Undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond the conventional TA duties. • Experience teaching in an active-learning classroom setting. • Ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 354502. First,submit the application with a cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents, also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, resume/CV, and a description of experience and interests in teaching ("Additional Document #1" online). Additionally, three letters of reference should be sent directly to:
Mrs. Jeanne Rydberg UMD Department of Physics & Astronomy, 371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall 1023 University Dr. Duluth, MN 55812-3009 email@example.com
Even if you provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional document(s). Please do not miss this important step in the application process. Applications missing any of these documents may not be reviewed.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.
If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.
About UM Duluth Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Physics, a BS in Engineering Physics, and a M.S. in Physics. The campus is located in northeastern Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior, is the home of the Large Lakes Observatory, and is approximately 150 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul and also 150 miles south of the NOvA experiment Ash River Laboratory. The department has 14 fulltime faculty and research strengths in astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, and physical oceanography/limnology. Some students do interdisciplinary research in biophysics and electrical engineering. For more about the department an its programs please see http://www.d.umn.edu/physics/.
We are a unique physics and astronomy department at a regional comprehensive university with a total enrollment around 10,000. The Swenson College of Science and Engineering serves 3000 students each semester, has a strong research portfolio, and is the #2 science and engineering school in Minnesota.
We have more physics majors than other schools of our type, due to a focus on undergraduate and M.S. research experiences. Research in lake/oceanography, particle physics, astrophysics, and condensed matter physics is especially strong. Two-thirds of undergraduate physics majors participate in research or internships. Also 40% have a substantial interdisciplinary experience including engineering physics, biophysics, electrical engineering, and computer science. The department culture combining excellent teaching and research is similar to a better liberal arts school. Our approach to teaching introductory and core courses is collaborative, and we are early adopters of active-learning and other high-impact methods.
Campus overlooks beautiful Lake Superior on land that was called home by the Ojibwe people, ceded in an 1854 treaty, and before them the Dakota and Northern Cheyenne pe...ople. The women’s team has the second most NCAA D1 hockey titles while the men are the two-time defending national champions. Individual winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, city-league curling, and fat-tire biking in city and regional parks are especially prominent. Summer outdoor activities include the Superior Hiking Trail, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and biking on the Duluth Traverse Trail. A multi-decade economic transition to tourism, healthcare, and education means Duluth also has excellent arts, crafts, music, ballet, food & drink, and history for a region of 150,000 residents.
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