St.  Catherine University

Adjunct Lecturer - Physics

Jun 17, 2017
Aug 04, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Department of Physics invites applicants for a temporary, part-time adjunct faculty position beginning on September 6, 2017.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is teaching PHYS 2250, Modern Physics. Students in this course are physics majors and minors. Typical enrollment is 5 – 10 students. Prerequisites include PHYS 1110 and 1120 (calculus based physics I and II) as well as Calculus I and Calculus II. Concurrent registration in Calculus III is recommended. Lectures are held 8:15 - 9:20 AM, MWF starting Sept. 6th. Finals week is the week of Dec. 18th. Lab section schedule is 8:00 - 10:00 AM, Tuesdays.

• Design interactive lectures/activities for each class period.
• Teach weekly lab sections by either designing new or modifying current labs using available equipment.
• Set up/tear down labs in coordination with other professors.
• Hold office hours at least 2 hours per week.
• Grade homework, tests, daily assignments, and other assignments as assigned.
• Keep D2L course website up to date with all required class materials.
• Assign grades and monitor student progress.

Position Qualifications

Requirements: Master's Degree in Physics is required, Ph.D. preferred. Two years of physics teaching experience preferred.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically apply for this position. Position number is: 20170024-Fac. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, CV and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Kaye L. Smith at Review of applications will begin on June 26th, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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