Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: 43241
Department of Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, and Statistics (MPAS)
The Department of Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, and Statistics (MPAS) at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics to begin no later than Fall 2023. The primary role of this position will be teaching introductory physics courses and associated labs and discussion sections, including algebra-based and calculus-based mechanics (PHYS 1011 and 2111) and electricity & magnetism (PHYS 1012 and 2112). There may also be opportunities to teach introductory courses in astronomy/astrophysics and geology, as well as to teach upper-level physics courses. There will be opportunities to collaborate with faculty colleagues in curriculum development and to mentor students. UMSL teaching faculty typically teach a total of 12 credit hours per semester with a workload distribution of 80% teaching and 20% service. As a part of this service, teaching faculty often act as a course coordinator, providing leadership to teaching assistants and adjunct faculty and overseeing instruction of a course.
PhD (or Master's Degree) in Physics or a closely related discipline
A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds
Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful teaching of introductory physics courses at the community college or university level
Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of research-informed teaching and learning strategies qualifications.
Candidates should provide a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and current vita which lists detailed teaching experience, including courses taught and teaching evaluations from previous institutes, if available. A diversity or inclusive excellence statement is also required and should reflect the candidate's understanding of, experience with, and ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus, department, and classroom. Three (3) letters of recommendation should be provided to Sonya Bahar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions related to the position may also be directed to the same email address.
All applications received by November 15th will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish. Inclusive excellence is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) is the Saint Louis region's premier public research university. As an anchor institution, we are proud to support Saint Louis, with many of our graduates (approximately 75%) living and working in the Saint Louis area. The Department of Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, and Statistics (MPAS) has strong ties to many local businesses including Boeing, Ameren, Bayer, and more. The university has recently established an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to foster STEM professionals and to develop courses which provide skills needed for a career in the geospatial sciences.
UMSL is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, and we are committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff, and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents, and flourish. Inclusive excellence is central to our strategic plan, which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and to promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought, and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation. Our approach is based on the understanding that, to foster the knowledge and talent required to tackle the challenges of the modern world, it is essential to have a variety of voices, perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences at the table.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit:
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