Assistant Professor of Physics, General Faculty
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Assistant Professor of Physics, General Faculty
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia (UVa), College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. The Department has a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning of Physics and the successful candidate will be expected to strengthen that commitment. The successful candidate will be ready to employ active learning methods in teaching introductory physics courses, such as collaborative problem solving, flipped classroom, game-based learning, to give a few examples. We particularly welcome applicants with interests and experience in modern pedagogy methods which emphasize student participation.
The position is non-tenure track with three-year contracts that are renewable on successful review, contingent on funding. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, typically with only one or two distinct course preparations. Other duties include student advising, curriculum development, and other departmental and university service. Professional activity that enhances teaching is strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will also be prepared to work with a diverse student population and promote equity and inclusion. Annual reviews will be based primarily on teaching and service. This position includes the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Professor, General Faculty. The salary is market-competitive, and optional summer teaching for additional compensation is usually available. The appointment will begin in the Fall term of 2022.
Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or Physics Education, or a related field, by the appointment start date and have a documented record of teaching introductory physics courses at college level.
**Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.***
**Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Assistant-Professor-of-Physics--General-Faculty_R0032438 and attach the following:
1- Cover letter of interest, briefly describing your background in teaching of Physics at college level and familiarity with modern pedagogy methods.
2- CV with the contact information for three references.
3- A statement of teaching philosophy and past experience working to promote equity and inclusion, working with diverse populations, and cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture in your teaching (2-page, single spaced maximum).
4- Two sample syllabi, combined in a single pdf file.
5- Student evaluations from two semesters, combined in a single pdf file.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
Review of application materials will begin on March 2, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
Questions about this position should be directed to Diana Vaman, Professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the application process should be directed to Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is committed to teaching excellence and offers numerous opportunities for development, both professionally and in creating innovative courses and curricula. The University is an extremely vibrant and active intellectual community, located in the historical city of Charlottesville, with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the state capital of Richmond, and Washington, D.C. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit https://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville.
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