Visiting Assistant Professor - Physics
St. Paul, MN
Job posting number: #7080403
Posted: June 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
The Department of Physics at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time, rolling contract, Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2021-2022 academic year. There is potential to renew the contract for an additional year.
The Physics department offers hands-on faculty and student collaborative research opportunities as well as teach the patterns of decision-making and problem-solving, with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and communication skills in a cooperative environment. Our faculty prioritize teaching excellence and work collaboratively to support students who are passionate about social justice and aspire to use their education and training to lead and influence.
Teach in-person introductory physics and astronomy lectures and laboratory courses that are algebra and calculus based.
A typical course load for a full-time faculty member is three lectures or its equivalent per semester.
Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
Engage in service to the Physics Department through participation in course assessments and student outcomes assessments.
Engage in scholarly activities involving students in the Department, Division, and profession.
St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
PhD or ABD in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related discipline.
Two years of experience teaching introductory physics and/or astronomy lectures and laboratory courses.
Two years of experience teaching physics lectures and labs.
Ability to teach and mentor diverse student populations.
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.
St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at email@example.com or 651-690-6565.