Assistant Professor of Instruction

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Northwestern University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Northwestern University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, multi-year, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2019.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching introductory physics courses, supervising and mentoring teaching assistants, and overseeing classroom and laboratory instruction for introductory courses.  A standard teaching assignment is six one-quarter courses per academic year with possible reductions for administrative and other duties.  Candidates would have the opportunity to engage in education-based research, seek funding for pedagogical innovation, and partner with faculty who do so.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2019.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of research in the teaching and learning of physics and experience working with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which must address teaching.  Applications should be submitted online through the department website at:  Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Pamela Villalovoz, at  General questions may be addressed to Pamela Villalovoz at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Zosia Krusberg