Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F20PHYSNTT [#14882]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/10/14help popup finished (2019/09/30, finished 2019/10/18, listed until 2020/10/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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 2020.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) 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. Schmid College has a new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at http://www.chapman.edu/science.

The Physics program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. 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.  Instructional faculty join a vibrant program with active research programs and collaboration with the internationally recognized Institute for Quantum Studies, founded by the National Medal of Science winner Prof. Yakir Aharonov (http://quantum.chapman.edu).

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.


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 PHYS 101/102/201 sequence taken by majors in physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. The successful candidate will help organize and improve the introductory curriculum in close collaboration with the physics faculty. The successful candidate will also help coordinate laboratories for this introductory sequence. 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:

Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:

•           cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational and diversity & inclusivity missions of Chapman University.

•           curriculum vitae

•           teaching philosophy statement

•           completed faculty employment application

•           three letters of recommendation

 

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Application review will begin October 14, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Roman Buniy, Search Chair, at SchmidCollege@chapman.edu.  Please use “Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics" as the email subject line.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.


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. 


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
www.chapman.edu/science
email
 
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
USA

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