Assistant/ Associate, Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, York University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track teaching stream position in Physics and Astronomy with expertise in teaching and laboratory innovation at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, coordinate undergraduate laboratories, and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation both in the classroom and in the laboratory. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The successful applicant will be based at the York Markham Campus when operational (expected in Fall 2023) and become a member of the first cohort of resident faculty members. Between July 1, 2022, and the opening of the campus, the appointee will assume a combination of teaching responsibilities at York’s Keele campus and contribute to the development of academic and research programming planned for the new Markham Centre Campus.
York University’s Markham Campus (https://www.yorku.ca/markham/) offers state-of-the-art facilities to provide innovative job-ready academic programming and research focussing on core themes of technology and entrepreneurship as applied in different contexts, disciplines and professional fields. Building on York University’s academic presence in the City of Markham, the new campus will help fulfil future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region and across Ontario. Collaboration with York University’s existing research strengths in the core areas of the new campus and dynamic engagement with the area’s businesses and industries will create an innovative, cross-disciplinary research culture for solving complex problems that transcend traditional disciplines.
A PhD or a PhD near completion by the start of the appointment in Physics, Astronomy, Biophysics or a related field is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and coordinating university-level teaching laboratories through their teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to physics teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.
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York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Matthew George, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Indigenous people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching and laboratory coordination (i.e., one-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, laboratory manuals produced, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy). Furthermore, applicants should arrange for three signed letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications and experience related to the position to be sent on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19762. To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received by December 5, 2021. Any queries about the position should be directed to Professor Matthew George, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com.