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Instructor/Senior Instructor (Open Rank)

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University of Colorado – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

Instructor/Senior Instructor - Open Rank

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Physics Department at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) is seeking an Instructor or Senior Instructor to serve as our introductory physics laboratory curriculum coordinator who will manage all aspects of our approximately 25 sections per semester of introductory physics laboratory courses. The person selected for this position will teach at least one laboratory section each semester and other physics courses based on experience and expertise with an anticipated workload of 80% teaching, 10% coordinating the laboratory courses, and 10% service at 1.0 FTE.

Description of Department/Program

The CU Denver physics program has 6 tenure-track faculty, 1 clinical professor, 2 instructors, 2 research faculty, 2 laboratory staff, 1 office staff, and more than 60 majors. Research areas include advanced detectors and instrumentation, the search for dark matter, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems (including biomedical applications), computational physics, astronomy, geophysical archaeology, and physics education research. The department puts high value on the inclusion of undergraduates in research, including funded initiatives to extend research into technical innovation and entrepreneurship. Research also involves students in an interdisciplinary master’s program overseen by one of the department professors. Faculty actively collaborate with other departments, regional federal laboratories, the university medical center, and national consortia in research and in the advancement of physics instruction. A tight community is fostered amongst physics majors and our minors in astrophysics, biophysics, and physics, including an active chapter of the Society of Physics Students and a Physics Students Innovators club. Learning emphasizes deep experiences in theoretical, computational, and laboratory work and their connection to research, innovation, and technical careers.

Job Duties include:

    Participate in the continued development of the new introductory laboratory curriculum with other faculty and with the physics laboratory staff.Work with physics laboratory managers to identify and purchase needed laboratory equipment and supplies.Manage the development of new lab manuals, new instructional materials, and maintain future updates and delivery methods to students.Serve as the instructor of record for Introductory Experimental Physics I and II.Oversee final grade submission for all students enrolled in Introductory Experimental Physics I and II.Schedule lab sections in coordination with the department chair.Recruit, hire, train, assign sections to, and supervise Lab Teaching Assistants/Instructors.Recruit, hire, train, assign sections to, and supervise Lab Learning Assistants in coordination with the LA program.Develop and maintain a learning management system (Canvas) for pre- and post- lab quizzing, grading, reports, data analysis, and delivery of information for the students.Ensure that the laboratory learning environment is inviting and inclusive of all students, including adaptation for students with special needs.Troubleshoot administrative and personnel issues as they arise.Enforce lab policies and procedures.Teach at least one lab section each semester.Manage staffing when assigned TAs/instructors are absent.Orient TAs/instructors and handle their questions.Coordinate weekly lab meetings for all instructors/TAs and weekly equipment change over.Participate in overall departmental planning for the lab curriculum, including planning for existing and new majors’ labs.Maintain currency with professional best practices, including implementations of the AAPT Recommendations for the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Curriculum.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range has been established for the following positions at 1.0 FTE at:

Instructor: $50,000 - $60,000

Senior Instructor: $55,000 - $65,000

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: 

Instructor

    Master's Degree in Physics or a related field from an accredited university.Experience teaching introductory laboratory courses and other physics courses. (This could include service as a teaching assistant.)Experience operating common laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, Pasco data collection equipment, and digital multimeters.Experience with computer systems, web-based learning tools, and data analysis software.
Senior Instructor

    Doctoral Degree in Physics or a related field from an accredited university.Experience teaching introductory laboratory courses and other physics courses. (This could include service as a teaching assistant.)Experience operating common laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, Pasco data collection equipment, and digital multimeters.Experience with computer systems, web-based learning tools, and data analysis software.
Preferred Qualifications:

Instructor

  • Experience with online course-management tools such as Canvas.
  • Experience using various test instruments and to participate in the design of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, such as computer-based data acquisition systems, signal conditioning electronics and specialized learning apparatus such as air-tracks or video-based measurement.
  • Experience teaching introductory astronomy with a laboratory component or a course on energy and the environment.
Senior Instructor

  • Experience with online course-management tools such as Canvas.
  • Experience using various test instruments and to participate in the design of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, such as computer-based data acquisition systems, signal conditioning electronics and specialized learning apparatus such as air-tracks or video-based measurement.
  • Experience teaching introductory astronomy with a laboratory component or a course on energy and the environment.
Competencies: 

Instructor

  • Demonstrated ability to support good working relations within teams.
  • Knowledge of current research and advances in practice related to physics laboratory instruction.
  • Awareness of the results from physics eduation research across the physics curriculum.
Senior Instructor

  • Demonstrated ability to support good working relations within teams.
  • Knowledge of current research and advances in practice related to physics laboratory instruction.
  • Awareness of the results from physics education research across the physics curriculum.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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