The Department of Physics at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed term, Instructor rank faculty position in Physics. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The incumbent will join a thriving, cohesive, award-winning physics department that deeply values undergraduate and graduate education and is committed to evidence-based instructional practices. The lower division educational staff meets every three weeks to discuss curricular matters. The incumbent in this position will primarily teach lower division physics courses, supervise lower division laboratories, develop curricula, maintain professional currency, and perform service.
The primary mission of the Department of Physics is to provide undergraduate and graduate education, and conduct basic and applied research. The department offers Doctoral, Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Physics. There are research programs in biophysics, optics, condensed matter, subatomic physics, astrophysics, cosmology and quantum physics, computational physics, and physics education. The department has over twenty tenure-line and instructional faculty members, and approximately 140 majors and 45 graduate students. Through this position, the Department is looking to enhance its introductory physics courses, both online and on campus.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. All employees are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU's collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College of Science is deeply committed to upholding the values of anti-racism, diversity, justice and equity — cornerstones of institutional and scientific excellence. Through our rich collection of people, ideas and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research and make discoveries. Our Diversity Action Plan (https://science.oregonstate.edu/diversity-plan) informs our work to ensure all have equitable access to succeed in science, work to dismantle systems of oppression, embed equity in everything we do and create a climate of trust, understanding and inclusion.
The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, and statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.
The anticipated start date of this position is September 16, 2023, but an earlier start date may be negotiable.
Typically requires Master's degree in discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
Master's degree in Physics or related fields (for example, Electrical Engineering, Astronomy, Geophysics, Applied Mathematics) by the start of the appointment.
Experience with or demonstrated potential for teaching physics at the college or university level. This can include service as a Teaching Assistant and/or formal training in pedagogy at the college/university level.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion including a commitment to educational equity and to advancing the participation of diverse groups in science.
Evidence of familiarity with or plans to engage in student-centered or evidence-based instructional practices.
Typical physical activity and schedule requirements associated with classroom and laboratory teaching activities
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