Visiting Assistant Lecturer Chemistry and General Physics

Job ID

670

Posting period

06/06/2014

Job Type

Full-time (9 month)

Campus

Tangier

Description

The University of New England invites applications for a unique faculty position at our Tangier, Morocco campus. Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate Organic Chemistry and algebra-based General Physics, with instruction in English.  This 9-month faculty appointment, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Lecturer, will begin Fall, 2014.  The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement.

Responsibilities

General oversight and maintenance of the laboratories, in collaboration with the dedicated Tangier campus manager, is also expected.  The standard UNE benefits package available to full-time employees is included.  Due to the unique nature of the position, the University will provide funding for one round-trip airfare from the United States to Tangier.

The University of New England is the only American university with a campus in Morocco.  At its Tangier campus, UNE offers a suite of lab science, humanities, and social science courses that meet the needs of a broad range of undergraduate students.  All the courses are approved by the UNE faculty and count toward a UNE student’s undergraduate degree requirement or as electives. The students attending UNE’s Tangier campus are regular UNE undergraduates who are engaging in semester abroad experience.

UNE’s Tangier campus is on the property of the American School of Tangier, a K-12 private school attended by students of all nationalities. The Tangier campus is in a residential neighborhood across from the Spanish Consulate. Within a 15 to 20 minute walk are Mediterranean beaches, shopping, cafes and restaurants.  The city of Tangier is a thriving cosmopolitan city at the crossroads of North Africa, southern Europe, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.   Tangier is a mere 45-minute ferry ride from Spain and only a few hours from Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakesh.  The campus itself boasts a state of the art, technologically advanced academic building with modern, well-equipped laboratory space carefully designed to provide a safe, efficient learning environment.  Small class sizes (12 students per lab section) foster hands-on instruction and facilitate close faculty/student interactions.  The campus also comprises a modern dormitory that accommodates 50 students and includes a dining hall and student lounges.

The Organic Chemistry I and II and General Physics I and II courses offered in Morocco share the same student learning outcomes as the corresponding courses taught at UNE’s Maine campus.  Communication between UNE’s Morocco and Maine campuses is facilitated by a dedicated T1 line, videoconference capability, and a direct toll-free telephone connection.  The successful candidate will be an employee of the University of New England and a member of the UNE Department of Chemistry and Physics, and collaboration with existing UNE faculty is expected.

Qualifications

A minimum of Master’s degree in a relevant physical science is required; a Ph.D. in a relevant physical science and/or teaching experience is preferred.  Duties will include teaching one section of Organic Chemistry with lab and one section of General Physics with lab.  The successful candidate will be expected to be reasonably available to students outside of class by maintaining an appropriate number of office hours.

This position may be uniquely suited to new Ph.D.s or post-docs seeking to gain teaching experience and live internationally.  Alternatively, we invite applications from experienced faculty members seeking a one-year sabbatical leave from their home institutions or recently retired faculty members interested in an international experience.

* Background check may be required.

Application Materials

  • Copies of Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

To apply for this position, applicant should provide the following materials in electronic format (PDF strongly preferred):

 

1. Letter of application.

2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae.

3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2 page maximum, please).

4. Contact information for three referees who have been asked to provide an evaluation of teaching effectiveness or potential. The letters from the referees may be sent electronically under separate cover as indicated below.

5. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable).

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications should be e-mailed to careers@une.edu.

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.