Assistant Professor of Practice in Physics and Astronomy
- The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Lincoln, NE
- Faculty Jobs
- Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Practice in Physics and AstronomyDepartment:
Physics & Astronomy-1092Requisition Number:
F_220196Posting Open Date:
10/13/2022Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
01/16/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice position to begin in August 2023. We seek a dedicated instructor committed to excellence in education to teach Astronomy and Physics courses. This is a non-tenure line, multiyear renewable position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and then Full Professor of Practice. The initial appointment is customarily for three years. More information on the details of a Professor of Practice position may be found at https://cas.unl.edu/professors-practice-guidelines. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
Responsibilities will include teaching multiple astronomy and/or physics courses at all levels in the curriculum, ranging from introductory graduate to advanced undergraduate/entry level graduate courses; managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses; curriculum development; holding at least four office hours per week; and supporting various outreach activities within the department. In addition to teaching, a fraction of the appointment will be devoted to research and outreach (details subject to negotiation), which is expected to include undergraduate students.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
- PhD in Astronomy or Physics.
- At least one year of teaching experience at the level of lecturer or above.
- Demonstrated classroom teaching ability, at all levels in the curriculum, including the successful application of evidenced-based teaching methods.
NoHow to Apply:
Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
- Letter of application.
- Curriculum vitae.
- A statement regarding teaching practice and philosophy. Attach as “Other Document.”
- A list of at least three (3) references.
Jennifer Light, [email protected]Job Category (old):
Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob Type:
12 Month (Faculty Only)Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:
NoPlanned Hire Date:
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