The University of Notre Dame seeks a physics educator to oversee and teach physics laboratories for life science students and engineering students, coordinate classroom demonstrations, and participate in outreach programs. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position. The starting rank will be Assistant Teaching Professor, though a higher rank may be appropriate given prior experience. This is a three-year position with the possibility for renewal. Starting salary will be $55-70,000, depending on rank and experience. Start date will be with the Fall 2021 semester, but it can be flexible.
The University of Notre Dame teaches calculus-based physics courses to approximately 550 life science/pre-health students and 800 engineering undergraduates each year. Both sequences are taught each fall and spring semester, as are their accompanying labs. Both courses, with their labs, are also taught during the summer session. The Laboratory Instructor will work with the current team to oversee the operation of lab sessions throughout the year. These duties include: working with the instructors of the lecture courses to ensure coordination of the lectures and the labs; maintaining and improving the lab manuals; overseeing, training and evaluating the graduate student teaching assistants assigned to teach each lab section; selecting and overseeing undergraduate teaching assistants; and giving presentations and supervising students during the lab meetings. It is also expected that the Laboratory Instructor will design new laboratories to be placed in the rotation of available experiments used in our Experiment Design pedagogy, using current research in physics pedagogy to guide their design and implementation. The Laboratory Instruction Team is also responsible for organizing the demonstrations used in the physics department classrooms and for developing new demonstrations.
A successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field. Experience or interest in Physics Education Research (PER) is desirable but not required.
A completed application will consist of a cover letter, a detailed CV, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation.
About University of Notre Dame / Department of Physics
Notre Dame Physics seeks to provide an outstanding and distinctive education to our undergraduate and graduate students, while also maintaining a broad, vibrant research program as we attempt to answer some of the most fundamental questions in nature. The department has 42 tenured and tenure-track faculty; ~20 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and ~120 undergraduate physics majors. This group is supported by 25 staff members. Additional information about ND Physics and the College of Science can be found at physics.nd.edu and science.nd.edu respectively.
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