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Adj Prof Physics Dept (#20170024-Fac) St. Catherine University

  • June 19, 2017 3:03 PM
    Message # 4907828

    St. Catherine University

    Open Position: Adjunct Professor

    Department of Physics

    St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

    The Department of Physics invites applicants for a temporary 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 enrolment 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.

    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.

    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

    EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer ;  Tobacco-Free Campuses

    Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples.   For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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