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Adjunct Instructor: Introductory Physics Labs AR9983

Xavier University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences
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Part Time
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Xavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently accepting applications for an Adjunct Instructor of Physics to begin in the fall of 2022. This position will include the instruction of two to three College Physics Lab courses housed within the Department of Physics.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications to teach Physics at Xavier University include a Masters in Physics or Engineering or related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Physics (typically a minor in Physics). Candidates should have experience in teaching physics at high school or undergraduate level.

This position will include two or three algebra based College Physics lab courses (two-contact hour courses) with a maximum of 18 students each to begin in the fall 2022. The courses cover the following topics: electric circuits, Kirchhoff’s laws, geometric optics, diffraction optics and magnetism. Lab set-ups and lab manuals are provided. Students in these courses are typically premed, biology or chemistry students. The times of day these courses are taught is flexible and can to some extent be adjusted to the preferences of the instructor. Contracts for adjunct faculty members are issued on a semester basis. Additional courses in the spring semester 2023 and beyond may be available to the applicant who demonstrates successful teaching in her or his first semester at Xavier.

Duties include:
  • Present and explain lab experiments in a clear and understandable manner. (Labs are predesigned and lab manuals themselves are prepared.
  • Use Xavier’s campus-wide CMS, Canvas, to provide course information and maintain an electronic record of student progress.
  • Grade lab reports weekly.
  • Check e-mail daily.
  • Deliver learner-centered instruction by establishing an inclusive classroom environment.
  • Work cooperatively with members of the Physics department
To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references via Xavier University's website. Candidates are asked to include in their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For additional information, please contact Heidrun Schmitzer, Physics Department Chair, , or Marca Kasselmann, Administrative Assistant, .

Xavier University is an equal opportunity employer committed to enhance equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

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