Instructor of Physics

Employer
Florida Atlantic University
Location
Jupiter, Florida
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 26 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Instructor of Physics at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University

The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor of Physics position beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Physics, teach and coordinate Physics labs, supervise honors theses and undergraduate research, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the college and university. They will also have the opportunity to shape the Physics curriculum, modernize the Physics lab’s equipment, co-develop multidisciplinary courses with faculty from across the liberal arts and sciences, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The WHC is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

The WHC (www.honorscollege.edu) is a selective liberal arts and sciences college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to the Max Planck Florida Institute, Scripps Research Institute Florida, and FAU’s own Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. The WHC is in a period of rapid growth, with 690 honors students and 42 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty and staff. We value diversity, and are committed to advancing equity and inclusion.

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. In addition, the committee is especially interested in applicants with some or all of the following qualifications: evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, ability to contribute to specialized as well as core courses, experience with data acquisition and analysis, experience mentoring undergraduate research, an interest in collaborating across disciplines through research or teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.

This is a non-tenure track faculty rank with a career ladder.  The expected teaching load is 6 courses per year. The anticipated starting date is August 8, 2022.

To receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by December 1, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yaouen Fily, at yfily@fau.edu

All applicants must complete an Employment Application available online through FAU’s Career Sitewww.fau.edu/jobs and apply for the currently posted position.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications/interests/experiences (see list of qualifications above) and how they will contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment. This will include a teaching philosophy statement, a discussion of the courses the candidate is interested and/or prepared to teach, and a diversity statement. Evidence of teaching excellence may include teaching evaluations.

A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

The selected applicant must provide official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.  Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts).

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans’ status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-6057, TTY/TDD 711.

Minimum Qualification:  

Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment required.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Instructor of Psychics) on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a curriculum vitae including contact information for three references, a cover letter describing their relevant qualifications/interests/experiences and how they will contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment.  To include a teaching philosophy statement, a discussion of the courses the candidate is interested and/or prepared to teach, and a diversity statement. Evidence of teaching excellence may include teaching evaluations.

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ11552).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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