The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a 9-month Instructor of Physics and Mathematics to deliver and support high-quality learning for students enrolled in undergraduate science and pre-professional health sciences programs on the Boston campus. Teaching load is four didactic courses per semester or their equivalent. The faculty member will work collaboratively with colleagues to support the mission of the University and the School.
• Serves as instructor of undergraduate algebra-based physics lectures and lab sections.
• Uses evidence-based teaching practices including equity-minded teaching strategies and efforts to support diverse learners.
• Provides assignments and assessments that demonstrate real-world applications for MCPHS student populations.
• Works with other physics faculty to coordinate lecture and lab courses and improve students' academic and scientific abilities.
• Uses the University's learning management system to post course resources, assignments, grades and other materials to facilitate student learning.
• Advises and assists students through office hours or scheduled appointments through University-approved mechanisms.
• Has the ability to teach other courses in related disciplines as needed.
• Attends and participates in School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, Admission Open Houses, and other student recruitment events.
• Works effectively with Administrators, Faculty, Lab Coordinators, and Adjunct Faculty to ensure effective delivery of undergraduate physics content.
• Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities
• Assumes other duties as assigned by the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Dean of Arts & Sciences, or other School administrators.
• Ph.D. degree in Physics; Masters or ABD, considered.
• Commitment to undergraduate education and student success.
• Experience teaching undergraduate physics courses, with strong emphasis on large classroom engagement and management.
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence-based teaching practices including inclusive pedagogies and active learning .
• Knowledge and application of best practices in teaching diverse learners.
• Ability to effectively use technology tools to support student learning, such as the Blackboard learning management system, audience response systems (clickers), and lecture recording software.
• Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong innovative and collaborative skills.
• Ability to use MS Office Suite.
• Ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader.
• Ability to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni).
• Be physically able to deliver classroom instruction and lab instruction.
Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world's top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.
MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law