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Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Physics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) a statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00170
Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Physics
Department Physics Department-1106
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

Wesleyan University’s Physics Department is seeking candidates to fill two teaching positions as Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice beginning July 1, 2018. The department has an ongoing initiative to address the growing and increasingly diverse population of students in our introductory sequences. These candidates will work together with the department to build an innovative curriculum that incorporates validated best practices from physics education research.

The successful candidate will teach five courses during an academic year. Four of these will be laboratory and lecture courses associated with one of our two introductory sequences. The fifth course will be an upper level or introductory physics course. Collaboration with a current faculty member in ongoing physics education research is also possible. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor of the Practice; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Physics or related field within one year of hire. The ideal candidates will have teaching experience. The initial appointments will be for 3 years. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor of the Practice; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Physics or related field within one year of hire.

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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) a statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Evaluation of applications will begin on January 15, 2018.

Questions about the positions may be directed to Dana Gordon-Gannuscio, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Physics (dgordongannu@wesleyan.edu).

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents