General Statement of Duties: Full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in physics to teach introductory courses in physics and astronomy and advanced courses in physics for non-majors. The successful candidate should have the background appropriate to teach courses in astronomy and algebra-based and calculus-based physics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Requires a Ph.D. in Physics or related field. Experience teaching at the college-level is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.
A shared responsibility for teaching introductory physics and astronomy courses, along with occasional offerings of upper level physics courses, such as Modern Physics.
Provide student assistance including academic advising.
Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment and departmental and college-wide committees.
Attend university functions, including commencement, convocation, and faculty, committee and department meetings.
Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
Engage in continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.
Requires a Ph.D. in Physics or related field completed by June 30, 2020.
Teaching experience at the university/college level in algebra-based and/or calculus-based physics as well as astronomy is preferable.
Ability to teach freshman and upper-division courses for non-majors.
Potential for research appropriate for undergraduate student involvement.
Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
Experience serving, and/or research related to diverse, multi-cultural populations is preferred.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.
Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
About Fitchburg State University
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