VIRGINIA TECH DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS Teaching Faculty Position
The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech (www.phys.vt.edu) places a strong emphasis on teaching and learning, with introductory physics being of particular importance. To enhance this effort, the department will fill one non-tenure-track faculty position in the department, to start in Fall 2018. The appointment will be at the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor with an initial 3-year appointment and the possibility of multi-year renewal upon successful review.
We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching undergraduate students. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include: Teaching introductory undergraduate courses; Organizing and directing a team of faculty and instructors teaching many sections of introductory physics; Organizing and directing the instruction (by graduate teaching assistants) of laboratory sections in both calculus-based and algebra-based introductory physics; Assuming significant responsibility for innovative curricular and instructional development in both the laboratory and lecture portions of these courses and taking a leadership role in training other faculty in these initiatives; Continuing to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies, and participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. Applicants must have a strong background in Physics; demonstrated experience with and commitment to teaching excellence in classroom and/or laboratory settings; a desire to advise and teach a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Desirable characteristics include a record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated effective experience in working with teams of faculty to provide effective and innovative instruction, and a demonstrated commitment to expanding the diversity of the academic community.
Applications must be submitted online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80884 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with the official PhD transcript attached, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of any previous activities aimed at expanding the diversity and/or mentoring of minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu), and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to: email@example.com.
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Virginia Tech is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The Physics Department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program, to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard in the Department of Physics (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Tel: 540- 231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.