The Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the University of North Dakota seeks a teaching assistant professor in physics, initially on a two-year appointment with renewal possible contingent upon performance and funding. This position combines 9-month full-time academic appointments with part-time summer appointments commensurate with load. The position may begin as early as July 01, 2023, but not later than August 16, 2023. A start date of July 1st will include a part-time summer contract from July 1 through August 15 and a full-time academic year contract from August 16, 2023 through May 15, 2024 as well as a part-time contract for summer of 2024 and a full-time academic year contract for August 16, 2024 through May 15, 2025. The Physics and Astrophysics Department is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and currently offers a BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics and minors in Physics and Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will be able to teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate physics classes via traditional and online delivery. The ideal candidate will be willing and able to a) use technology to enhance the learning experience of students b) explore and adopt novel pedagogical approaches, and c) develop new courses.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students
Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Physics and Astrophysics
Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery
Earned PhD in Physics
Successful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level via face-to-face
Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses via online delivery
Experience developing new undergraduate and/or graduate courses
Minimum Hiring Salary - Competitive salary
Contract Period/Start Date - For full consideration, applications must be received by 1th May 2023. Position is open until filled. Position is full-time, benefited and exempt. Dates of initial academic year contract are July 1 or August 16, 2023 to May 15, 2024.
Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions.
Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.
The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
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