Physics Instructor

Physics Instructor
University of Wisconsin Colleges
UW Washington County, UW Manitowoc


The Physics Department of the UW Colleges invites applications for adjunct, non-tenure track instructor in Physics and/or Astronomy at UW Washington County and UW Manitowoc.  

COURSES: Anticipated staffing for Spring 2018 is:

UW Washington County
PHY 107: Foundations of Physics
PHY 142: College Physics II (lab, stacked with PHY202)
PHY 202: University Physics II (lab, stacked with PHY142)

UW Manitowoc
AST106: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
PHY142: College Physics II (discussion, and lab stacked with PHY202 lab)
PHY202: University Physics II (lab only, stacked with PHY142 lab

Detailed descriptions of these courses can be found at: Some courses may be delivered using one or more distance education modalities.

Required: Master’s degree in Physics or a closely related discipline, and successful teaching experience at the university level. (Holders of a BS or BA in physics will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if suitable candidates are not available at the Master's level or above.  Generally, graduate-level physics coursework will be required.)
Preferred: Terminal degree in discipline. Teaching experience using distance education modes is desirable.

Teach introductory- and intermediate-level courses; hold appropriate office hours; attend orientation activities; and, perform required grading, assessment, and reporting tasks.

Contract starts January 15, 2018. Spring classes begin January 22, 2018.  Staff orientation is scheduled within the contract period.

Compensation is determined by course load and rank (Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer), which is determined by highest degree attained and university teaching experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To assure immediate consideration, please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter describing your qualifications and teaching philosophy with reference to our needs (please identify the courses and/or preferred campus)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts may be required from successful candidates)
  4. Statement of preference regarding confidentiality (There is no penalty to applicants who wish to have their applications held in confidence.)
  5. Names of three references, including all contact information

Dr. Timothy Thering (, Southeast Region, University of Wisconsin Colleges, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188.
Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Thering at the email address above, or by phone to 262-521-5204.

This notice is posted on the UW-Colleges employment website:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor’s degree. Three campuses are part of the Southeast Region: UW Sheboygan, UW Washington County, and UW Waukesha.

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