Adjunct Faculty, Physics

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

ID: 7057273
Posted: May 13, 2019

Job Description

Job Description
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Montclair State University regularly needs adjunct faculty members to teach 1-2 sections of introductory physics or astronomy courses. Please consider submitting an application if you would like to be considered as these positions become available. Courses commonly taught include College Physics I & II (PHYS 193/194, algebra-based) and University Physics I & II (PHYS 191/192, calculus-based). A typical course load will involve teaching one, two, or three course sections of up to 24 students. Each section has a weekly lab period. Multiple sections are combined in a single lecture that meets twice a week. Introductory astronomy or advanced physics courses may occasionally be available. There is some flexibility in scheduling lecture and lab sections. We are actively looking for new adjuncts for the Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 terms. More information may be found on our department website.

Candidates are expected to have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, at least one of which is in physics or a closely related field. A PhD degree or other experience is a plus, but is not required. Postdocs looking for teaching experience, community college instructors, or graduate students currently pursuing a PhD in Physics are especially encouraged to apply. We likewise welcome applications from high school teachers experienced in teaching AP physics. Adjunct faculty work closely with the department; they should be committed to student success and be able to actively engage students. Possessing effective communication skills in English, both written and oral, is required. Current authorization to legally work in the United States is also required.

Salary Range
The compensation rate for adjunct faculty is mandated by a union contract. As of September 2018 this rate is $1475 per credit. Course assignments in our department will typically be between 4 and 7 credits for each adjunct instructor.

Anticipated Start DateSeptember 2019 and January 2020 Send cover letter and resume to
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Applications considered at any time.
To be considered for an adjunct position, please email only the following to Kinga Picerno ( combined as a single pdf file:
• Cover Letter (briefly describing your interest in the position, relevant qualifications, and availability including schedule constraints).
• CV (showing all degrees and relevant professional or teaching experience).
• Brief Statement of Teaching Philosophy (one to three pages maximum; should describe your past instructional experience and instructional style).
• Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official versions may be requested at a later time).
• The names and contact information (email, phone, affiliation) for two professional references. (Do not send reference letters; we will request them if needed.)


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