Visiting Assistant Professor - 496773



Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Department Org: Physics - 101190

Employee Classification: F3 - Faculty 9 Month Non AAUP

Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt

Primary Location: Main Campus - Academic

Job Description:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Toledo seeks to fill a 9-month non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position. The department is home to the Ohio Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC), Ritter Observatory, and Ritter Planetarium.

A PhD in physics or a closely related field is required, and teaching experience and familiarity with teaching best-practices is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach algebra and calculus based introductory physics courses in lecture and laboratory settings, as well as other courses depending upon department need and their expertise, over Fall and Spring semesters, maintain well-organized courses, apply teach pedagogy best-practices, and participate in limited related service activities such as course assessment.

The position is initially for one year and renewable for second and third years based on successful performance and availability of resources.
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The starting date for this position will be August 1, 2024.

Interested candidates must apply at with 1) a letter of application addressing their professional and teaching experience, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), and 5) the names and contact information for three referees. Email inquiries may be directed to Prof. Rupali Chandar, at

Minimum Qualifications:

-PhD in Physics or a related field is required at minimum.

Communication and other skills:
-Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
-Teaching undergraduate (non-majors and majors) students in lecture and laboratory settings.
-Course organization including using appropriate technology requirements.
-Application of teaching pedagogy and best-practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Teaching experience and familiarity with educational-best practices is strongly preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

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