University of Minnesota, SPA Searches

Position ID:University of Minnesota-SPA Searches-TAP [#22033]
Position Title: Physics Teaching Faculty Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Experimental Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/08/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/07/06, listed until 2022/08/19)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Position description The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a teaching faculty position (open rank). This contract faculty position will have primary responsibility for all advanced teaching laboratories. These include the sophomore level Modern Physics Laboratory (MPL) as well as the Methods of Experimental Physics (MXP) I and II courses. MPL introduces students to data analysis techniques as well as the communication of scientific results through laboratory experiments in atomic, solid state, or nuclear physics. The MXP courses are a featured component of the undergraduate physics program at UMN. In these courses, students learn advanced concepts and skills required to conduct physics experiments. Examples of specific topics covered include introductions to analog and digital electronics and their use in experimental physics; advanced statistical methods and data modeling; as well as use of a large range of experimental equipment encountered in physics and industrial laboratories. In the second course of the two-part series, students undertake an experiment of their own devising, including the planning, apparatus construction, execution of the experiment, statistical analysis of the data, and the physical interpretation of the results. Unlike all other lab courses in the major, these experiments, which cover all fields of physics, have no laboratory manual to follow. Instead, students must figure out how to conduct the experiment on their own, within a supportive, formal mentoring framework provided by the instructors. Graduates of our physics programs consistently point to these courses as among the most challenging, important, and impactful courses of their undergraduate experience. These classes provide fundamental skills through their emphasis on independent problem solving, collaborative teamwork, and writing and presentation skills. This position will appeal to those interested in innovating new experiments as well as teaching and mentoring students as part of an instruction team. The creative development of new experiments, new curricula, and even new directions for the courses will be encouraged. The position will be a member of the School of Physics and Astronomy faculty. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. The position is open rank, meaning that an appointment at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor) will be considered based on experience.

Qualifications Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in physics or a related field, and possess at least three years of experience in an experimental physics laboratory. Experience can include graduate work. The candidate should also have experience troubleshooting and maintaining scientific equipment, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate physics education; 2) manage the operations of the advanced teaching laboratories; 3) maintain an outstanding record of educational and professional leadership; 4) engage in department, school, and/or university level service activities appropriate to the position; and 5) be dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, as well as committed to working well with others. Application Requirements Applications must be submitted online.

All materials including letters of reference must be received by August 19, 2022 for full consideration, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The start date for this position is negotiable but should not be later than January 12, 2023. Document Requirements ● Current Curriculum Vitae with list of publications ● Cover Letter ● Statement of Teaching Interests ● Statement of Research Experience relevant for the Position

Reference Requirements ● Names of three or more references with complete address and contact information ● Candidate should arrange to have letters of reference, signed and on official letterhead, sent directly to Interfolio. Apply Link:

Help contact: This position will remain open until filled. Campus Information School of Physics and Astronomy Information: Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Minnesota
John T. Tate Hall
116 Church Street SE
Minneapolis MN 55455