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Part-time Instructor Applicant Pool - Physics and Astronomy

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Part-time Instructor Applicant Pool - Physics and Astronomy

Physics, Geology, & Engineering Technology

Full Time or Part Time?
Part - Time

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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology seeks to create a database of potential part-time instructors who are qualified to teach courses in physics or astronomy. Note that there is not a specific position associated with this posting. Applications will be used to create a database of potential instructors.

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include ·
  • For labs: (1) creating a syllabus and schedule of labs in consultation with the course coordinator and lecture instructor, (2) setting up lab equipment before and taking it down after each class, (3) supervising and guiding students during class, (4) grading work turned in by students, and (5) entering grades in the Canvas learning management system. ·
  • For lectures: (1) creating a syllabus and schedule that matches the course description and satisfies learning objectives in consultation with the course coordinator, if applicable, and program director, (2) working with lab instructors to set schedule of lab exercises, grading expectations, etc., if applicable, (3) holding classes as scheduled, (4) assigning and grading homework, (5) writing and grading exams, (6) using the Canvas learning management system, and (7) reporting attendance and submitting mid-term and final grades on time. ·
  • For both: being available one hour per week outside of the scheduled course meeting time to answer student questions.

Candidates must meet the following minimum educational qualifications:
(1) Masters degree
(2) At least 18 credit-hours coursework in physics or astronomy, or equivalent in work experience

Any candidate offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References
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