University of Connecticut, Physics

Position ID:UConn-Physics-496372 [#21811, 496372]
Position Title: Assistant Professor In-Residence, Hartford and Stamford Campuses
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/05/20, finished 2022/08/17, listed until 2022/07/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for two non-tenure teaching appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence (APiR), beginning in the Fall 2022 semester. One faculty position will be located at the UConn Hartford campus and the other at the Stamford campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the informal mentoring of students in their professional development. The candidate must be committed to the development and innovative improvement of physics courses and will have opportunities to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and to participate in outreach activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of traditionally under-represented groups; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to support the variety of learners’ needs, abilities, and interests.

This position may include opportunities for supervising undergraduate student honors projects or Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs.

Centered on teaching, research, and service in and about the global city, the UConn Hartford campus serves a community of approximately 1600 students, including larger first-generation (49%) and minoritized (50%) populations. With a vision of academic excellence focused on community-based, collaborative learning, UConn Hartford plays a critical role in advancing the University’s commitment to innovation, leadership, global engagement, and cultural and intellectual diversity. The Hartford campus offers undergraduate classes in 36 departments and master's, doctoral, and certificate programs in four disciplines. Students can complete majors in English, Human Development and Family Sciences, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Psychological Sciences, Urban and Community Studies, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Financial Management, and Social Work.

UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County's robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 14 undergraduate majors, including business administration, digital media and design, computer science, and history.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable).
  • The ability to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Commitment to professional development through, for example, participation in pedagogy seminars or preparation for college teaching programs.
  • The ability to contribute through teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity of the College.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of at least two years of experience teaching introductory physics courses and associated laboratories (e.g. conceptual, algebra-based, and/or calculus-based physics).
  • Demonstrated experience with and innovation in undergraduate-focused physics teaching.
  • Development and implementation of studio instruction or other evidence-based curricula in introductory physics courses.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

These appointments are full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month, faculty positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. They are renewable annually, based on performance and funding, and may lead to successive multi-year contracts. Promotions to Associate Professor in Residence are possible, but these positions do not lead to permanent academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21811 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement - (two pages maximum) should describe your training, experience, and goals as a physics educator. Include experiences working with diverse populations and a discussion about how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion. 
  • Three letters of reference

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For more information regarding the Department of Physics please visit the Department website at https://physics.uconn.edu/.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

These positions will be filled subject the budgetary approval. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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:
http://www.phys.uconn.edu/
 
University of Connecticut
Department of Physics
196 Auditorium Road
Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269