TERM INSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS/ASTRONOMY
University of Minnesota Duluth-Department of Physics and Astronomy
September 6, 2018
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Applications are invited for a full-time, non-tenure-track position as an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics/Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth, to begin 3 January 2019 or 19 August 2019, depending on the successful candidate’s availability. The initial appointment will be for one year, and then renewable for three years depending upon performance, resources, and departmental needs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, a BS in Engineering Physics, and an M.S. in Physics. The campus is located in northeastern Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior, approximately 165 miles north of Minneapolis and 150 miles south of the NOvA Ash River Laboratory, and is home to the Large Lakes Observatory. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has particular research strengths in particle physics, cosmology, and physical oceanography/limnology. For more about the department and its programs please see http://www.d.umn.edu/physics/.
The successful candidate will be expected to fully contribute to the teaching, undergraduate advising, and service responsibilities of the Physics Department.
Minimum qualifications are a M.S. (instructor position) or Ph.D. (assistant professor position) in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university; a minimum of one year of experience teaching (including as a TA) a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level, including ability in written communication. Preferred qualifications are undergraduate-level teaching experience beyond conventional TA duties; experience teaching in an active learning classroom setting; ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields; and ability to work well in a collaborative environment, including ability in oral communication.
Last date applications accepted:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin on 30 September, 2018.
The University of Minnesota requires that you apply for this position online. For directions to apply online, please visit
Complete applications will include a letter of application, CV, and a description of experience and interests in teaching (“Additional Document #1” online). Additionally, contact information for three references should be sent directly to:
Ms. Jeanne Rydberg
UMD Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812-3009
The University of Minnesota Duluth strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 218-726-7725.
Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property. The smoking ban includes indoor facilities and the campus grounds, as well as all University vehicles.
About University of Minnesota Duluth-Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, a B.S. in Engineering Physics, and an M.S. in Physics. The campus is located in northeastern Minnesota at the tip of Lake Superior, approximately 165 miles north of Minneapolis and 150 miles south of the NOvA Ash River Laboratory. For more information about the department and its programs, please see http://www.d.umn.edu/physics.
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