The Department of Physics at Lawrence University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics as an Inclusive Education Specialist beginning September 1, 2019. This two-year position is being funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support inclusive STEM education. Responsibilities include teaching half time (four classes per academic year) and half-time as a pedagogical innovator. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with members of the Physics Department in building inclusive learning modules, particularly for introductory physics courses. The successful candidate will have experience in inclusive learning pedagogies, including but not limited to the use of flipped-classroom activities, building decolonized curricula, mitigation of stereotype threat, or building agency and growth mindset in a diverse group of students. Laboratory space, funds to support research, and support for professional development will be made available. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, or related fields are welcome to apply.
Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and provides a variety of social and mentoring opportunities for employees from underrepresented groups. Recent postdoctoral and visiting faculty have been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track positions.
Candidates should submit the following at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/: (1) a letter explaining your interest in Lawrence and describing ways you can help Lawrence become more inclusive address commitment to inclusive etc., (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) separate statements on teaching, scholarship, and diversity, (4) graduate transcripts, and (5) names of three individuals who can be solicited for letters of recommendation (two of which can attest specifically to teaching). In their teaching statement, candidates are encouraged to address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners. The position will remain open until filled; for best consideration, submit materials by March 25, 2019.
Internal Number: 558-662
About Lawrence University
Located in Appleton, Wisconsin, Lawrence University is an internationally renowned college of liberal arts and sciences and a conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. As a faculty or staff member, you will play an integral role in creating a culture that prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment.
Lawrence University is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment and respect for the perspectives of others.
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