Clinical Assistant Professor-Physics

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Requisition Number:    0810569
Number of Open Positions:    1
Position Title:    Assistant Professor
Other Title Information:    Clinical Assistant Professor-Physics
Position Type:    Faculty
Organization:    204461 - PHYSICS

Position Summary:    
Candidates for this position are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate level. Experience in teaching general physics courses in “studio physics” format (integrated lectures and labs) is preferred.

Ad Text:    
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual to fill a non-tenure-track, renewable contract teaching position at the Assistant Professor rank. The appointment should begin 16 August 2017.

The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate education is required, with a focus on teaching general physics courses. Experience in teaching general physics courses in a “studio physics” format (integrated lectures and labs) is preferred. Detailed information about the department can be found at

Instructional responsibilities will include teaching sections of Introductory Physics and/or Astronomy. Service responsibilities will include but are not limited to individualized training of undergraduate and graduate students on the instruction of our introductory physics and astronomy laboratories, organizing and assisting with introductory physics and astronomy laboratory classes, maintaining teaching laboratory equipment, coordination of the Physics and Astronomy participation in the annual Science Olympiad and other departmental events, and serving on committees with other faculty members. This is a 12 month position, which will include teaching and laboratory supervision over the summer. The starting date for this appointment will be August 16, 2017.

A complete application includes (1) an application letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of teaching interests, experience, philosophy, and evidence of effectiveness; (4) a list of three references. Applicants should request that letters of reference be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications should be submitted online at Consideration of applications will begin April 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2017.

Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Physics and Astronomy are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

UA EEO Statement    
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Search Initiation Date:    02/23/2017
Expected Starting Date:    08/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
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College/School/Division:    Arts and Sciences




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Job No: 0810569
Posted: 5/5/2017
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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