Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics, effective August 2019.
The Physics program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. Faculty pursue strong independent research programs and benefit from colocation with the internationally recognized Institute for Quantum Studies, founded by the National Medal of Science winner Prof. Yakir Aharonov (http://quantum.chapman.edu). Instructional faculty play a critical role in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full instructional professor, and have full voting power at both the program and college levels.
Qualifications Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.
The ideal candidate will have broad training in physics, and have experience with both designing and teaching introductory physics courses and laboratories using evidence-based instructional approaches. The ideal candidate will show the ability to teach fundamental physical concepts to a broad audience with diverse prior backgrounds, and demonstrate the ability to inspire scientific curiosity. The ideal candidate will have interest in student mentorship, building student community, and assisting with student outreach. Finally, the ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach lectures and laboratory sections in the introductory physics sequences, with a focus on the PHYS107/108 sequence of “Physics for the Life Sciences.” The successful candidate will also help coordinate laboratories for all introductory sequences. In this role, the candidate will help assess the laboratory curriculum, modify and develop new labs as appropriate, and coordinate part-time instructors. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of physics faculty and students.
Contact Information Candidates should submit application materials electronically at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12023
cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational and diversity & inclusivity missions of Chapman University.
teaching philosophy statement
completed faculty employment application
three letters of recommendation
Application review will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Roman Buniy, Search Chair, at SchmidCollege@chapman.edu.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/ .
About Chapman University
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is now ranked #5 among western universities by U.S. News and World Report, and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 foot home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information about Schmid College may be found at http://www.chapman.edu/scst.
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