Assistant Professor of Instruction

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Evanston
State/Province: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
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, 2018.

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.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2018. 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: http://www.physics.northwestern.edu. Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Dr. Emily Updegraff, Assistant Chair, at physics-astronomy@northwestern.edu. General questions may be addressed to Dr. Emily Updegraff at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. 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: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Emily Updegraff
Title: 
Assistat Chair
Institution/Company: 
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2145 Sheridan Road
City: 
Evanston
State/Province: 
Illinois
Zip/Postal Code: 
60208
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
8474675101
Email: 
e-updegraff@northwestern.edu