The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, to begin the summer of 2020 or later. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching of introductory physics courses, and to play an important role in modernizing and improving the effectiveness of the introductory laboratory courses offered by the UNT Physics Department. The successful candidate will bring insights from Physics Education Research (PER) to improve pedagogical as well as scientific aspects of the introductory physics lab courses, and will collaborate on research on student learning from computational and experimental laboratory activities.
Nationally, UNT is ranked in the top tier of research universities according to the Carnegie Classification (R1-Very High Research Activity). With a diverse population of over 38,000 students, UNT is one of the largest educational institutions in Texas and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. About 1000 students are enrolled in introductory physics courses each semester.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
A Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related field is required.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience in Physics Education Research, and experience both in teaching introductory physics lecture courses and in the design and evaluation of physics laboratory activities are strongly preferred.