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Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics
Date Posted 05/03/2021
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, one-year term Visiting Assistant Professor position in physics, beginning in August of 2021. Specific courses include Algebra-based Introductory Physics, Calculus-based Introductory Physics, Modern Physics, and their associated labs. The ability to teach science courses for non-majors, such as Astronomy or courses in the general education program (i.e., Quantitative Reasoning), is desired.

This position is ideal for candidates who wish to build their teaching portfolio while joining a team of high-quality faculty instructors. Support through peer-faculty mentoring and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is available to assist the applicant in furthering their professional growth and goals.

Essential Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will hold a graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred in physics or a related field.  ABD candidates will be considered.  Candidates must demonstrate potential to achieve excellence in teaching. Interest and willingness to teach in an active-learning environment or with inquiry-based curriculum materials is preferred.

Candidates are expected to support the Lasallian Catholic mission of the University to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise in diverse scholarly and pedagogical approaches and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have:
●    A graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred, in physics or a related field completed by time of appointment. ABD will be considered.   
●    Evidence of effective teaching experience or potential to achieve excellence in teaching.
●    An interest in teaching science to non-majors and/or teaching in the integrated general education program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Required Materials Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and two letters of recommendation (at least one of which should speak to teaching ability). Recommendation letters not uploaded with application may be emailed to Dr. Kristen Sellke, Chair, Search Committee at
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Dr. Kristen Sellke, Search Committee Chair
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 9 Month
Other Details / Information One-year term appointment
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
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