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Lab Instructor and Pedagogy Specialist

Employer
Colgate University
Location
Hamilton, New York
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University has an opening beginning Fall 2021 for a full-time position. The primary responsibility will be teaching introductory physics laboratories for the non-calculus courses: Physics 111 (mechanics) in the fall and Physics 112 (electricity and magnetism) in the spring. For Fall 2021, the 3-hour labs are scheduled for at least three afternoons. In the spring and following semesters, there will be three to four laboratory sections per week, depending on enrollment. In addition, the position will include other options for working with students and improving pedagogy, particularly organizing our peer-led workshops for the Physics 111-112 sequence. Strong candidates will be able to guide student workshop leaders, tutors, and mentors from across the physics curriculum to develop good pedagogical practices and enable positive interactions between students. The position may also include other activities such as advising students who are interested in teaching careers, developing new lab experiments and pedagogies, assessing teaching effectiveness, and helping to create an inclusive and exciting learning environment for all students at Colgate, including students from groups typically under-represented in physics and astronomy. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in the village of Hamilton, in central New York. The Physics and Astronomy Department is located in the Ho Science Center, housing dedicated laboratories for teaching and research, plus support facilities for building or upgrading laboratory infrastructure. The department has 11 continuing faculty members. For more information see our website: https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics-and-astronomy. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a document describing previous teaching and student mentoring experience, and two letters of recommendation to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18798. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Letters should primarily address teaching experience. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree, while a master’s degree in physics or science education is preferred. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with colleagues and students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/jobs. Email inquiries to Enrique Galvez ([email protected]) are welcome.

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Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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