The Department of Chemistry at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor specializing in Physics. Mills College offers an inclusive, engaged learning environment with small classes where women and students of color are encouraged to break barriers to STEM fields. The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, and a proven track record of mentoring and working with a diverse population of undergraduate students in Physics. The Assistant Adjunct Professor will be responsible for teaching six courses per year plus advising and departmental service. Teaching will include physics lectures and lab sections. Other responsibilities will include overseeing the physics curriculum at Mills, keeping track of the inventory of the physics lab, maintaining equipment, setting up experiments, investigating grant funding opportunities to update the physics lab, and enrolling students into laboratory sections. The successful candidate will work with other instructors to provide them with training and support in a non-supervisory capacity. The Assistant Adjunct Professor will also write letters of recommendation for students in support of their applications to health profession schools, graduate schools and scholarship programs.
The Department of Chemistry educates students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Environmental Science and Biopsychology and supports the Mills College Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.
This is a one academic year renewable contract position to begin in August 2020 with a salary of $60,000.
Candidates should have:
Preferably a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, though candidates with Master degrees will be considered.
Experience teaching physics lectures and labs at the undergraduate level.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is $60K per year, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
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Cover Letter outlining teaching experience and interests
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