Professor of Educational Practice

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
To event remaining 12 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 S 1400 E Rm 201
Street Line 3: 
84112-0830
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
Utah
Zip/Postal: 
84112
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for two career-line (non tenure-track) faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Lecturer). We seek long-term colleagues who will join our talented group of instructional faculty and be fully integrated into our department. The position requires a graduate degree in physics or a related area.

 

Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills are expected. The two positions are each envisioned as 12-month appointments with standard teaching responsibilities for six departmental courses per year. Some departmental teaching responsibilities could be replaced by activities such as teaching physics at a public charter high school, and/or collaborating with other faculty and staff on projects such as curriculum reform, developing and managing new online courses and helping to support and train peer mentors and teaching assistants.

 

This is an exciting time in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The University is experiencing enrollment increases, resulting in a more diverse student body. Funding for a new building has been allocated and architectural planning is underway. The Center for Science and Math Education (https://csme.utah.edu/) leads several student success efforts, including college-wide learning assistant and internship programs and a comprehensive partnership with Salt Lake Community College, the University’s main transfer partner. Recent admission into the Association of American Universities (AAU) solidifies the University’s status as a top-tier research-intensive institution with a strong focus on equitable education for all students.

 

Details: These salaried (exempt) appointments within the career-line track do not include the possibility of tenure, but are otherwise similar to tenure track appointments with various ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor), the eligibility to apply for external funding, service on committees (including in leadership roles) and the participation in departmental governance. The initial appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2022, will be for two years, and is renewable thereafter. Career-line faculty are reviewed informally on an annual basis, like their tenure-track colleagues. Career-line faculty can be promoted to higher ranks within the career-line track.

 

Application process and timeline: Using this link (https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/119369)  please upload (i) a cover letter describing your interest in this particular opportunity; (ii) your complete academic curriculum vitae; and (iii) a statement describing your educational philosophy and experience; (iv) a statement describing your activities and contributions to equity and inclusion; Please also arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted by the deadline.

 

The review of applications will commence on December 1, 2021 and the posting will close on December 31, 2021. If you have questions about this search, please direct them to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Jordan Gerton ([email protected]).

 

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City, a vibrant metropolitan area in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with a diverse, multicultural population, and numerous cultural and family-oriented activities, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law, dentistry, and medicine. Known for its proximity to exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities, such as world-class skiing, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, and breathtaking national and state parks, and for a diverse and growing economy, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders.


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

 

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

 

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

 

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

 

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365
[email protected]


Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu.

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

To inquire about this posting, email: [email protected] or call 801-581-2300.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lecturer Search Committee
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 S 1400 E Rm 201
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
Utah
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
PRN00741CF
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jordan Gerton
Subject: 
Professor of Educational Practice