As an Instructor I in Physics you will teach undergraduate courses at the introductory and advanced levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs, be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning, be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
The standard teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester of undergraduate courses in physics and related subjects.
Community, institutional and professional service in furtherance of FGCU’s mission is expected of all faculty.
For service, level I instructors are expected to engage principally in teaching- and program-related service and professional development activities.
Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair.
Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate physics, or evidence of potential for excellent teaching undergraduate physics.
Talent in crafting a creative and relevant learning environment in a difficult scientific subject for students in STEM fields.
Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Instructor I.
Interdisciplinary teaching experience as well as experience teaching at the general education level.
A collaborative and collegial spirit and willingness to serve at the department and college levels commensurate with career maturity.
Demonstrated engagement in reflective self-assessment of teaching styles and methods to ensure consistently effective instructional performance.
Experience or interest in professional development or scholarship.
Experience or interest in developing collaborations with faculty and mentoring students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.
Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value service to the department, college and university.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2021.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
This position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by Tuesday December 15, 2020 will receive priority consideration.
Salary is $41,000.00 - Negotiable
FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
Internal Number: R0000891
About Florida Gulf Coast University
Located in Southwest Florida between the Florida Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, we offer an exceptional environment for learning. Half of our 800 acres is preserved or restored nature. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory where life-enhancing discoveries are made. We're an incubator for entrepreneurs who fuel economic development and a cultural resource that enriches life on and around campus. Our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to excel and innovate. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff are actively engaged and environmentally conscious citizens. They serve their communities and inspire others by leading, doing and making a difference.
Faculty members represent a diverse collection of scholars and researchers with a strong commitment to teaching and service. Unlike most universities, we do not have a tenure system so faculty members work on multi-year contracts. And, because the university is relatively young, it tends to attract professors with entrepreneurial spirits, those who are exci...ted by the prospect of creating new programs and initiatives that benefit students and the community.
FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
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