The Department of Physics at the University of Houston seeks applicants for an Instructional Assistant Professor position beginning in the fall semester of 2020. Candidates must have a PhD in Physics and strong communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduate physics or astronomy using research-based methods, in physics education research, and/or in undergraduate curriculum development. Instructional Faculty at the University of Houston are not tenure-track but are eligible for promotion. The successful applicant will be expected to teach three courses per semester; summer teaching may be available but is not required. Instructional Faculty are eligible to draw a summer salary from other sources such as research funds should they be available.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s background and qualifications for the position, (2) a 1-2 page statement of philosophy, interest, and experience in teaching, and research interests, (3) a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, (4) sample teaching evaluations, if available (no more than 4 pages), and (5) contact information for three references. Applicants must apply through https://jobs.uh.edu/. Posting # FAC1090.
Applications submitted by November 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled or closed. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCEprogram.
Internal Number: Posting # FAC1090
About University of Houston
The Department of Physics at the University of Houston has 36 ranked faculty members, including eight distinguished or chaired professors. Faculty members have been recognized on the national and international level. Among the faculty ranks is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Faculty members have received awards such as the National Medal of Science, the Freedoms Foundation Award, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award, the Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. UH physics faculty members serve on national peer-review panels to evaluate competitive research grants and edit prestigious scientific journals. Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty interact to create a research-intensive atmosphere. Collaborations are common with faculty in other departments, the UH Cullen College of Engineering, and outside the university with agencies such as NASA, and many U.S. and foreign universities.
The Department of Physics at the University of Houston serves approximately 70 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate studen...ts at a given time. The department welcomes inquiries from interested students. For more information, contact the department.
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