Adjunct, Physics

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Work type: Adjunct
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Physics
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Physics Department at Rollins College invites interested individuals to apply for an adjunct to teach General Physics II, a six-credit algebra based introductory physics with a lab for the 2020 spring semester. Course content includes electricity and magnetism, circuits, and optics.

The class begins January 14, 2020 and meets MWF from 10:00 am – 10:50 am; lab meets Monday from 2:30 pm – 5:30pm on campus. Qualified applicants will be dedicated to innovative teaching, building relationships, and are welcoming to opportunities that will allow them to work with a diverse campus and community.

Lab & Teaching Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching undergraduate biology and chemistry students in algebra-based second semester physics course
  • Supervising and assessing labs
  • Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus meets department and college standards
  • Planning and creating lectures, in-class discussions, and assignments
  • Grading assigned homework, quizzes, and exams
  • Assessing grades for students based on performance in class and in lab, assignments, and examinations
  • Holding office hours for at least 2 hours a week
  • Communicating often and clearly with students regarding their performance and the course expectations
  • Collaborating with department colleagues on course curriculum
  • Advising students on how to be successful in class
  • Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of this appointment

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. or Master’s in the area of teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in the liberal arts
  • Verifiable teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vita
  • List of references

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Anne Murdaugh


Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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