Pennsylvania State University Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics in Monaca, Pennsylvania
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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Penn State Beaver is accepting applications for Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics. This is a 36-week, limited-term, multi-year appointment for 3 years with the possibility of renewal.Starting Date: July 1, 2022 or as negotiated
Penn State Beaver is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Responsibilities: Teach both algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics courses (both lecture and lab portions), including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and modern physics. Teaching assignments include lower division courses in physics for STEM students (students majoring in engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science).
Teaching assignments may also include first-year seminar sections and general education courses targeted to non-STEM majors (such as science technology and society courses) and possibly mathematics courses.
Course load is 12 credits each fall and spring using various delivery methods including asynchronous web (online), synchronous video conferencing, face to face, and hybrid. Delivery method is determined by the Director of Academic Affairs and is normally predominantly face to face.
Engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Participate in professional development and in course, curriculum and program development including assessment. Advise students and participate in campus, university, college, and community/field service.
Qualifications: A master’s degree in physics or related field from an accredited institution is required for the rank of Lecturer. A doctoral degree is required for the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.
A commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment and an interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching are expected. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.
Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.
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Penn State Beaver is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the Beaver campus, visit http://beaver.psu.edu/.
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, email@example.com. To apply, go to https://hr.psu.edu/careers (http://https:/hr.psu.edu/careers) . Click on the blue "Academic/Faculty" box and search by REQ_00000018105.
For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, recent student teaching evaluations, the contact information for three or more references (letters are not required); and a diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work).
Closing Date: Application review begins September 1, 2021 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
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