The Department of Physics of the College of Arts and Sciences at
American University invites applications for a 3-year term faculty
appointment as Director of STEM Partnerships and Innovation from
Academic Year 2021-2022 through Academic Year 2023-2024. The
appointment begins September 1st, 2021. Faculty rank will be
dependent on experience and stature in the field.
The Director of STEM Partnerships and Innovation works with the
Science Departments (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science,
Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, and Computer Science), including
Chairs, Laboratory Directors, and faculty both within the College
of Arts and Sciences to facilitate innovative STEM pedagogies,
create a science community among STEM students and faculty and
support the University’s mission of broadening participation in
STEM both within and beyond the University. In addition, the
Director initiates partnerships with external entities including
government agencies, corporations, and non-government organizations
on projects relating to STEM education, innovation and careers.
This position must work with a variety of campus resources to
ensure science programs, relevant events, and curriculum
improvements are effectively communicated both on and off campus.
Thus, the director serves as a STEM liaison and collaborator
between other colleges within the University. Specifically, the
Director is an member of the American University Center for
Innovation (AUCI) and is the Director of the American University
The position will require the incumbent to teach two courses per
year, customarily one in the fall and one in the spring. All
faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School
and University activities and service.
American University is a private institution within easy reach of
the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts
located within the nation’s capital. For more information about
American University, visit www.american.edu
. The Department of
Physics offers only undergraduate programs. Learn more about The
College of Arts & Services at www.american.edu/cas/ and about
the department at www.american.edu/cas/physics/
Salary is competitive.
Applicants should hold a PhD in a scientific field and have
multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. Applicants with a
PhD in science education will not be considered. The successful
applicant will have extensive research experimentation experience,
as well as at least 3 years of experience in college laboratory
teaching, teaching laboratory management, and laboratory curriculum
development. Applicants must also have experience in laboratory
safety training, academic integrity education, and use of
technology in the lab classroom.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of
recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and
copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact
Hunter Todd, CAS Faculty Affairs Coordinator, at email@example.com