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Assistant Professor of Physics or Physics Education

Date Posted
19th April 2017
Reference
VAC-25559
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at UVI is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2016.

Job Description

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at UVI is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the fall of 2016. Commitment to quality undergraduate teaching, continuing scholarship and university service are required.


This position supports the expansion of UVI’s physics and applied mathematics offerings in the College of Science and Mathematics and on the Albert A. Sheen campus on the island of St. Croix. The successful candidate will be able to lead introductory and mid-level physics courses while also teaching introductory mathematics as needed, generally at the algebra and pre-calculus levels. The successful candidate is also expected to take advantage of opportunities for development of a research program, ranging from projects with VI-EPSCoR, to the scholarship of teaching and learning to developing activities to complement that active astrophysics research ongoing at Etelman Observatory on the St. Thomas campus.


The University of the Virgin Islands is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with colleagues and students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University’s committees; and contribute to the development of the University’s Strategic Plan, Pathways to Greatness 2017.


Required Qualifications    
The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Physics Education, or a related discipline, and will possess a record of or potential for achievement in teaching, academic scholarship and service.


Preferred Qualifications    
The College of Mathematics and Physical Sciences has a strong commitment to education in the broadest sense. The ideal candidate will desire to engage actively with students at the university and in the community to increase STEM aptitude across the US Virgin Islands.


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