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Teaching Assistant Professor - Physics

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada (US)
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Closing date
12 Oct 2022
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Description of Position: The Department of Physics at the University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking applications for a 12-month contract non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor. The position’s primary duties will be to teach courses at the undergraduate level in physics and coordinate the undergraduate teaching laboratory classes. A successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching in large lecture courses and smaller upper-level courses. The expected load per semester is two courses. Additional desired skills include experience in modern teaching techniques developed by physics education research and experience with assessment activities and curriculum mapping. This position develops and coordinates the general physics laboratory program. Furthermore, this position is tasked with maintaining and improving the quality of the undergraduate laboratory classes and classroom demonstrations, teaching and mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants involved in laboratory instruction. This job posting will remain active until 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 12, 2022.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Physics.

Preferred Qualifications: Interest and training in the field of Physics Education or experimental physics research experience in an area complementing or augmenting the existing research in the department (atmospheric, atomic, high energy density, materials, molecular, plasma physics, and astronomy). Undergraduate lecture class teaching experience.

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EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory.


The University’s main campus is located in Reno, Nevada, immediately adjacent a vibrant and growing downtown region, and has a satellite campus in south Reno. Currently underway is the acquisition of a 20 acres residential campus at Lake Tahoe which will complement the University’s presence in each of Nevada’s 17 counties. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which includes two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and endeavors to create and develop strong partnerships with each institution. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

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