The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence (APiR), beginning in the fall 2020 semester. This faculty position will be located at the UConn Avery Point regional campus.
The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. The candidate will share a commitment to the development and innovative improvement of physics courses, and will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and outreach activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
This position may include opportunities for supervising student honors projects or Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs.
Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field, the ability to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to professional development through, for example, participation in teaching technique seminars or preparation for college teaching programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Experience implementing high-impact teaching practices guided by physics education research; use of educational technologies, such as online homework systems, smart boards, or classroom response systems (“clickers”), and instructional lab management skills. Recognition of outstanding pedagogy, such as teaching excellence awards, would also be of interest.
This is a 9-month full-time faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. It is renewable annually and may lead to successive multi-year contracts. Promotions to Associate Professor in Residence and Professor in Residence are possible, but this position does not lead to permanent academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please visit the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15243 to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Evaluation of applicants will begin January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer, and encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
About University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in a transformational period of growth supported by multibillion-dollar investments (Next Generation Connecticut, Bioscience Connecticut) by the State of Connecticut. As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty during the past three years. Physics education at the regional campuses plays an important role in these developments.
The Avery Point campus of UConn (https://averypoint.uconn.edu), situated on the scenic coast of Connecticut, is oriented towards STEM education and home to the Laboratory for Astrophysics (https://astro.uconn.edu) and Marine Sciences Department (https://marinesciences.uconn.edu). Bachelor degree programs at Avery Point emphasize interdisciplinary, experiential learning that may include hands-on activities, internships, and undergraduate research. The campus provides education in a small college environment with access to the infrastructure of a tier one research university.
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