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Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job OverviewThe Department of Physics within the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences seeks candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor-Educator to start August 15, 2024 (rank will be commensurate with credentials). This is a non-tenure-track nine-month appointment with an initial contract for three years; reappointments based upon performance reviews. Hiring at the higher rank of Associate Professor-Educator will be considered in cases in which the applicant holds a higher position at a comparable university.

The Department of Physics seeks individuals to join our drive to engage students and maximize learning in our classrooms, with a particular focus on student success and retention in our introductory level undergraduate courses. Successful candidates will be expected to use research-based and active learning approaches, evaluate new models of instruction, embrace online learning, and contribute to the Physics Education Research activities of the department. Successful candidates will also be expected to address the needs of a diverse student population, including differences in ethnicity, race, first-generation college status, accessibility, and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Essential Functions
  • Teach undergraduate introductory level physics courses (in-person/online) with an emphasis on the use of research-based active learning approaches. Instruct laboratory courses, as needed.
  • Evaluate new models of instruction
  • Work collaboratively with instructors teaching parallel sections of course.
  • Teach lecture and lab courses for physics majors, as needed.
  • Hold regular office hours.
  • Mentor undergraduate capstone projects, as needed.
  • Train teaching assistants, as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities include participation in service activities, such as membership in university and department committees, and contributing to the Physics Education Research activities of the department (for example, by using educational materials developed by faculty at UC as well as specific assessment tools to evaluate their effectiveness).
  • Minimum RequirementsPrior to the effective date of appointment candidates must have either:

    • A Doctorate in Physics or a closely related field.

    • A Doctorate in Science Education with a Master’s degree in Physics.

    For the Associate Rank, must also either currently hold or recently have held an Associate rank title at their current/most recent university.

    Applicaiton Process

    Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. In addition to the application we require the following:

    • Cover letter which briefly describes prior teaching and undergraduate research mentoring experiences (if applicable),
    • Current curriculum vitae which includes a list of teaching experiences (if applicable),
    • Statement of teaching philosophy regarding use of research-based and active learning approaches (up to 2 pages)
    • The names and contact information for three references.
    • Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.

    Should we move forward with your application, we will ask for letters of reference and may contact your listed references. Additionally, a substantive response to the request within the job application to submit your personal statement related to Diversity and Inclusion contributions is required.

    Review of applications begins January 1, 2024 and continues until position is filled. Start date is August 15, 2024.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

    REQ: 94476


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