The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice to teach Physics for Life Sciences courses beginning fall semester 2020. This is a non-tenure track position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
Responsibilities will include teaching multiple introductory physics courses for life-sciences students, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, and holding at least four office hours per week. In addition to teaching, a fraction of the appointment will be devoted to research, curriculum development, and outreach related to teaching duties (details subject to negotiation).
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics and at least one year of teaching experience at the lecturer level or above. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated teaching ability, including the successful utilization of evidenced-based teaching methods. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Interested candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200059. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the Faculty Academic/Administrative Information Form. Applications will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a statement regarding teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference emailed to the department at PhysicsSearch@unl.edu, or mailed to the following address: APoP Search, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 855 N 16th St, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0299.
Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2020, however, the search will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is August 17, 2020.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Internal Number: F_200059
About University of Nebraska at Lincoln
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln is home to nearly 100 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students. Students can pursue studies for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The Department also serves students in STEM fields as well as allowing students to fulfill ACE requirements through general physics courses.
Department faculty are highly engaged in impactful research. Physics & Astronomy staff are part of an inclusive Big Ten university, and their contributions to science and research are worldwide. Faculty research draws in grants totaling over $16 million annually.
Our professors also provide quality instruction, garnering several teaching awards and professorships. Faculty and students are supported by Main Office and Business Office staff, an electronics shop, and an instrument shop (in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry).
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