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Adjunct Faculty in Physics

Employer
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio, TX

Job Details

Job Title

Adjunct Faculty in Physics

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Department of Computational, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

Full/Part-time adjunct instructor(s) needed for teaching calculus and non-calculus based introductory physics lecture and laboratory for Fall 2024 in person (no online teaching option available).

The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.

Required Education and Experience:

  • An earned Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • 18 graduate hours in Physics or a closely related field.

  • Experience and interest in teaching undergraduates in a college/university setting

  • Physics Lecture and Laboratory teaching experience.

  • Excellent (1) oral and written communication skills and (2) presentation skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Working towards or has earned Ph.D. in Physics, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Broad training in physics.

  • Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology.

  • Experience with non-traditional commuter university settings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff

  • Ability to respond promptly to queries from students, faculty, and staff.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must complete the online Application/Faculty Form as well as upload (1) a letter of interest (cover letter) that includes a description of physics lecture and laboratory teaching experience and times the applicant is available to teach during the Fall 2024 semester, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) complete set of unofficial transcripts, onto our online employment portal: https://employment.tamusahr.com/.

Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters of recommendation should be written on letterhead, be less than one year old, and must bear the writers’ actual signatures. The letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically by the writers as a PDF attachment with the subject heading "Physics - Letter of Recommendation – Applicant Name" to mbalasub@tamusa.edu.

The position is open until filled but review of applications will begin immediately.

If selected for the position, prior to issuing a letter of appointment, the official transcripts must be received directly from each degree- granting institution by the:

Department of Computational, Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences

A&M-SA

One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224

or sent electronically to mbalasub@tamusa.edu.

We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the applicant. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the transcripts translated and evaluated.

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link: 

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits:

www.tamusa.edu/human-resources/documents/Summary-of-Employees-Benefits1.pdf

Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities. 

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.  If you have issues with adding documents to your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058. 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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