Job no: 228165-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Physics department teaches a range of courses to a wide variety of majors both inside and outside of Physics. Introductory Physics course sequences include algebra-based Phy103/104, calculus-based Phy201/202 (primarily for engineering students), Phy207/208 (primarily for life science students), and Phy247/248/249 (designed for Physics and Astronomy majors), consist of lectures led by instructors, with discussion and laboratory sections led by Teaching Assistants (TAs). The courses also include lecture demonstrations, in-class technology, course web presence, and assessment of student learning. 700 students per semester enroll in Phy201/202, with 15 TAs, and 450 in Phy207/208, with 10 TAs.

The course coordinator will assist with teaching selected introductory calculus-based university physics as needed in the Phy201/202 and Phy207/208 two-semester sequences. In addition, the course coordinator will assist with course management for 201/202 and 207/208, including exams, student interaction, enrollment, and technology. Curriculum development may include e-learning, active learning, collaborative learning, writing of discussion problems and quizzes, demonstrations, and laboratories; development and administration of assessment; and teaching assistant coordination and development.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's Degree in Physics, Physics Education, or reatled field required. Ph.D. preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years teaching physics or physical sciences courses at the College level required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

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An applicant may be hired into a Faculty Associate, Associate Faculty Associate or Assistant Faculty Associate title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Mark Rzchowski,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Nov 30 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 14 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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