Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Math and Physics


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
Location
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Description

Thomas More University

Visiting Professor: Physics

Thomas More University, a Catholic diocesan University in Crestview Hills, KY, seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a one-semester visiting professor in the Department of Physics. The appointee’s primary responsibilities will involve the instruction of four physics courses and/or laboratories. The appointee must support and advance the University’s Catholic mission and commitment to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

We invite applications from candidates who have a minimum of 18 graduate hours in physics coursework. Candidates with a masters or doctorate in physics are preferred. 

The appointment will begin in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration. Appointed faculty will be housed in the Department of Math & Physics within the College of Natural & Health Sciences.  The Department currently offers degrees in Mathematics and in Physics, including the option of a pre-engineering track.

At present, the position is available for only the spring 2023 academic semester (January – May, 2023).

Qualifications

The Visiting Professor of Physics should be capable of effectively teaching introductory physics (calculus- or algebra-based) focusing on mechanics, electricity and magnetism, or electronics, the associated labs, or a general education course that counts as a science credit.

Candidates must have a minimum of 18 graduate hours in physics coursework. Candidates with a masters or doctorate in physics are preferred. 

Additional Required Qualifications 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially with faculty colleagues are required.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching foundational courses in physics, including relevant lab components
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues in related departments and with a diverse student population 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement multiple teaching modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online learning)
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement evidence-based teaching strategies that are effective for diverse learners

Duties: 

  • Provide high-quality instruction that supports diverse student success
  • Collaborate with the others in the Department regarding course content, objectives, and assessments
  • Offer reasonable office hours for students
  • Visiting faculty are not required to participate in advising duties, committee work, or other administrative duties

Application Process 

Candidates for this position must submit a letter of interest which responds thoughtfully to the position description, a current resume, a statement of your teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references, who will be contacted only for those who advance to the semi-finalist stage. Questions may be directed toward Dr. Wes Ryle, at rylew@thomasmore.edu

Electronic submissions of interest with supporting materials should be sent to Laura Custer, the Director of HR at custerl@thomasmore.edu.

 

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