Assistant Professor of Practice in Physics and Astronomy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Astronomy and Space Science
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Internal Number: F_220196
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice position to begin in August 2023. We seek a dedicated instructor committed to excellence in education to teach Astronomy and Physics courses. This is a non-tenure line, multiyear renewable position, with the possibility of promotion to Associate and then Full Professor of Practice. The initial appointment is customarily for three years. More information on the details of a Professor of Practice position may be found at https://cas.unl.edu/professors-practice-guidelines. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
Responsibilities will include teaching multiple astronomy and physics courses at all levels in the curriculum, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, curriculum development, holding at least four office hours per week, and supporting various outreach activities within the department. In addition to teaching, a fraction of the appointment will be devoted to research and outreach (details subject to negotiation), which is expected to include undergraduate students.
The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics with at least one year of teaching experience at the level of lecturer or above. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability at all levels in the curriculum, including the successful utilization of evidence-based teaching methods. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Interested candidates must apply online at https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220196. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching practice and philosophy, and a list of at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2023; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is August 2023.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869, to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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