Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Position ID:Florida Atlantic University-Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-INSTRUCTOR [#23122]
Position Title: Instructor of Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Jupiter, Florida 33458, United States
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/04, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor of Physics position beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Physics, coordinate Physics labs, supervise honors theses, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the College and/or University. They will also have the opportunity to shape the Physics curriculum, co-develop multidisciplinary courses with faculty from across the liberal arts and sciences.

The WHC is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

The WHC (www.honorscollege.edu) is a selective liberal arts and sciences college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to the Max Planck Florida Institute, UF Scripps Biomedical Research, and FAU’s own Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. The WHC is in a period of rapid growth, with 649 honors students and 47 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty and staff. We value diversity, and are committed to advancing equity and inclusion.

The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Physics, or a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in a closely related field (e.g., Engineering, Physics Education), and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. The committee is especially interested in applicants with some or all of the following qualifications: ability to contribute to specialized as well as core courses, ability to foster and create educational opportunities where all student populations thrive, experience mentoring undergraduate research, an interest in collaborating across disciplines through research or teaching, and experience with data acquisition and analysis.

This is a non-tenure track faculty rank with opportunities for promotion. The expected teaching load is 6 courses per year. The anticipated starting date is August 7, 2023.

To receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by November 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to one of the Chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Yaouen Fily (yfily@fau.edu) or Dr. Kevin Lanning (lanning@fau.edu) .

All applicants must complete an Employment Application available online through FAU’s Career Site: www.fau.edu/jobs and apply for the currently posted position.

To apply, each applicant must complete the employment application available online through FAU’s Career Site: www.fau.edu/jobs(Position #####). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s relevant qualifications, interests, and experiences. It should also include a teaching philosophy statement, a discussion of the courses the candidate is interested in and/or prepared to teach, evidence of teaching excellence (such as teaching evaluations or awards), and a diversity statement.

The selected applicant should be prepared to provide official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans’ status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 711.


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