The Department of Physics at Lawrence University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics as an Inclusive Education Specialist beginning September 1, 2019. This two-year position is being funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support inclusive STEM education. Responsibilities include teaching half time (four classes per academic year) and half-time as a pedagogical innovator. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with members of the Physics Department in building inclusive learning modules, particularly for introductory physics courses. The successful candidate will have experience in inclusive learning pedagogies, including but not limited to the use of flipped-classroom activities, building decolonized curricula, mitigation of stereotype threat, or building agency and growth mindset in a diverse group of students. Laboratory space, funds to support research, and support for professional development will be made available. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, or related fields are welcome to apply.
Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and provides a variety of social and mentoring opportunities for employees from underrepresented groups. Recent postdoctoral and visiting faculty have been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track positions.
Candidates should submit the following at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/: (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive address commitment to inclusive etc., (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) separate statements on teaching, scholarship, and diversity, (4) graduate transcripts, and (5) names of three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation (two of which can attest specifically to teaching). In their teaching statement, candidates are encouraged to address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. The position will remain open until filled; for best consideration, submit materials by March 25, 2019. See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and the surrounding community.
About Lawrence University
Lawrence is a supportive and welcoming academic community of 1,500 intellectually curious, diverse, multi-interested students from nearly every state and 50 countries—all committed to a rigorous and challenging educational experience.
Led by a faculty of 173 professors (91 percent of whom have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree), Lawrence is devoted to Engaged Learning as the most effective way to prepare students for lives of personal fulfillment and professional accomplishment. It is a demanding approach to education for students who demand much of themselves. Engaged Learning takes place in the classroom, the residence hall, the community and all our off-campus and international programs. It is what characterizes a Lawrence education and distinguishes Lawrentians.
Using this engaging approach to learning, Lawrence helps students develop the abilities that are highly valued by graduate schools as well as employers. Among these are the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
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