Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Physics - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jun 14, 2018 • Close: Dec 31, 2018
The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position for the academic year 2018-2019. The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years. An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower-division undergraduate physics courses each semester. Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics. The Department of Physics is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. If this position is not filled prior to the Fall 2018 semester, it will remain open until filled for the subsequent semester.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching. Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design. A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing interest and experience in physics education. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.