Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Deadline:  2022-03-21

Location:  Lawrence, Kansas, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas (KU) is seeking a non-tenure Assistant Teaching Professor. The Assistant Teaching Professor will have a three-year, non-tenure track appointment through May 16, 2025.

The Assistant Teaching Professor will be a part of the PhysTEC Program’s Comprehensive Site at KU, teach undergraduate physics courses, and work with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and other STEM units on the revising and administering undergraduate Secondary Physics teacher preparation within the STEMTeach KU program, with a particular emphasis on recruitment and advising.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is central to the university’s mission and a critical component to Jayhawks Rising, KU’s strategic plan. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. We are interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives. The successfully candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU’s many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a “center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor” in the state of Kansas, the nation, and the world. An ideal campus, historic and wireless at the same time, KU is home to one of the top public- university library systems in the nation.

A city of approximately 97,600, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3)a statement of education research interests, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
* Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Initial review of applications will begin March 21, 2022 and will continue as needed for a qualified pool of candidates.

For questions regarding this position, contact:
Professor Chris Fischer, Search Committee Chair
Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas
1082 Malott Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Email: shark[AT]

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