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Temporary Part-time Physics Instructor (unsolicited)

Millersville University
Millersville, PA

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Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Working Title:

Temporary Part-time Physics Instructor (unsolicited)


Instructor - 24900

Nature of position:

Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function:



POSITION TITLE:Temporary Part-Time Instructor



Required: A master’s degree or doctorate in physics or a closely related field and a successful interview and teaching demonstration.


Duties include teaching physics lectures and/or labs, on an as-needed basis. Be available to students by holding appropriate office hours. Prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of textbook and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses. Teach pertinent course subject using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, and other appropriate modes of educational delivery. Lead and monitor classroom instruction that promote educational and learning process keeping with faculty academic freedom and responsibility. Foster student development. Be available to faculty and students for consultation for questions in your area of expertise.


Annual performance review/evaluations include recommendations and specify areas for improvement. Annual performance review process requires student evaluations conducted in every course each academic year utilizing an approved evaluation instrument; peer evaluation by the department evaluation committee (two per semester) and by the department chairperson; updated vitae; and any other pertinent information. The department evaluation committee discusses the evaluation with the faculty member and submits a written evaluation and recommendation to the department chairperson. The department chairperson provides a written recommendation, provides an opportunity for the faculty member to discuss the evaluation, and submits all evaluations and recommendations to the school dean. The school dean provides opportunity for discussion and provides a written evaluation to the Provost, who makes a recommendation to the President.


The Department of Physics, in the School of Science and Mathematics, is comprised of 7 full-time faculty members, 1 regular part-time faculty, 1 laboratory technician, and a ½-time secretary. The Department has approximately 60 students majoring in physics, and offers nine programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in traditional physics, cooperative engineering, and physics education.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

Required Qualifications:

A masters degree or doctorate in physics or a closely related field is required. Three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience at a college or university.

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Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. 

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion.  Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment.  Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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