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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

University of New England

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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

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The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) at the University of New England seeks a full-time, nine-month Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics for the 2022-23 academic year. The school seeks an individual who is highly committed to an academic appointment with an emphasis on excellence in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and who will become an actively engaged member of the School, College, and University communities. The start date for this position is August 22, 2022.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-pages maximum)
  • A statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted for application)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references who can provide letters of reference specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching.

For more information, please visit the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences website at https://www.une.edu/cas/schools/mathematical-physical-sciences
or contact the Academic Director, Dr. Amy Deveau at adeveau@une.edu

The University of New England is a private nonprofit comprehensive university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine. The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) is located on Biddeford’s waterfront campus, with easy access to city-based amenities, fields and forested areas, rocky coastlines, sandy beaches and nearby mountains.

The successful candidate will teach in the two-semester General Physics sequence. SMAPS provides instruction to a wide range of life, health, and marine sciences majors and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics concepts foundation of mechanics, fluids and waves. The General Physics sequence uses modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for Life Sciences (IPLS) approach. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will participate in curriculum assessment; academic advising; recruiting; and service to the school, college, and University.

A master’s degree in physics or a closely related field is required by the time of hire. Candidates with a Ph.D. in physics are preferred. Individuals with experience and/or training in physics education research, guided inquiry techniques (such as modeling instruction), and/or teaching introductory physics for life and health science majors are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have experience in, and a demonstrated commitment to, promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment consistent with the University’s core value.

EEO Statement Summary
Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)
In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. Additionally, boosters will be required for fully vaccinated individuals per the recommendation of the CDC. This would require booster doses for individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series 5 months or more earlier, or who received a J&J/Janssen single-dose vaccine 2 months or more earlier. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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