Adjunct Faculty, Physics

Position summary:

POSITION SUMMARY

Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty to teach undergraduate Physics lecture and/or lab courses, in-person, during the Spring 2022 semester (January 10 – May 10). Applicants can apply to teach one course or more courses in the same application. See course information below and for more information about course schedule, visit http://schedules.wsu.edu/List/Vancouver/20221.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

PHYSICS 111: [PSCI] General Physics Lab 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 108 with a grade of C or better, a minimum ALEKS math placement score 75%, or passing MATH 140, 171, 202, or 206; PHYSICS 101 or concurrent enrollment. Algebra/trigonometry-based physics labs; topics in mechanics, wave phenomena, temperature, and heat; oriented toward non-physical science majors.

Lab Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 10:35-13:15

                                    Tuesdays, 13:30-16:10         

Expected Lab enrollment: 24 students per section

 

PHYSICS 112: General Physics Lab II 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: PHYSICS 102 or concurrent enrollment. Algebra/trigonometry-based physics lab; topics in electricity, magnetism, optical phenomena, relativity, and quantum theory; oriented toward non-physical science majors.

Lab Meeting Times: Thursdays, 10:35-13:15

                                    Thursdays, 17:45-20:25        

Expected Lab enrollment: 24 students per section

 

PHYSICS 201: [PSCI] Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 3 Course Prerequisite: PHYSICS 211 or concurrent enrollment; MATH 171 with a C or better, or credit for or concurrent enrollment in MATH 172, 182, 273, or 315. Calculus-based physics; topics in motion and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, wave phenomena, and the laws of thermodynamics.

Lecture Meeting Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:10-9:00

Expected Lecture Enrollment: 48 students

 

PHYSICS 211: [PSCI] Physics Lab for Scientists and Engineers 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 171 with a C or better, MATH 172 or concurrent enrollment, MATH 182 or concurrent enrollment, MATH 273 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 315 or concurrent enrollment; PHYSICS 201 or concurrent enrollment. Calculus-based physics lab; topics in motion and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, wave phenomena, and the laws of thermodynamics.

Lab Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 10:35-13:15

                                    Fridays, 10:35-13:15             

Expected Lab enrollment: 24 students per section

 

PHYSICS 212: Physics Lab for Scientists and Engineers II 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: PHYSICS 202 or concurrent enrollment; PHYSICS 201 with a C or better or PHYSICS 205 with a C or better; MATH 172 with a C or better or MATH 182 with a C or better. Calculus-based physics labs, topics in electricity, magnetism, electromagnetics, D/C and A/C circuits, optics, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, polarization.

Lab Meeting Times: Mondays, 14:55-17:35

                                    Mondays, 17:45-20:25         

Expected Lab enrollment: 24 students per section

Minimum requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must possess, at least, M.S. in Physics or related discipline.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline, and experience in teaching undergraduate courses and labs at a college level.
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.
Salary:
Compensation is based on terminal degree and paid on a credit or contact hour basis. Lecture Course – Pay per one credit hour: $1,535 (MS/MA) or $1,608 (PhD/MFA) Lab Course – Pay per one lab contact hour: $1,074 (MS) or $1,126 (PhD)
To apply:

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send the following items, via email, to Adenike Otoikhian (adenike.otoikhian@wsu.edu)

 

(1) A cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications.

(2) Curriculum vitae.

(3) Unofficial graduate transcripts.

(4) Two sets of evaluations for recent courses you taught.

(5) Names and contact information of three references.

Employment Verification and Background Checks will be completed by the office of Human Resources. Washington State University Vancouver has a long-standing background check policy. The Revised Code of Washington 28B.112.080 requires applicants, prior to an offer of employment, to complete a Sexual Misconduct Statement. Information about policies is available online (https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/human-resources/background-checks-applicants).

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccination status or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified prior to hire. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Additional information about Washington State University Vancouver is available at https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/about-wsu-vancouver

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259 (f), or hrs@wsu.edu.