Help Wanted: Adjunct Physics Faculty

We’ve got calls out to the local grad programs, and I’ve mentioned this on Twitter a couple of times, but it can’t hurt anything to post it here as well: we’ve got a huge overabundance of first-year engineering students that is forcing us to open extra sections of our intro physics classes to accommodate them. The problem is, we don’t have people to teach the new sections. Thus, we are looking for an adjunct to take one section of intro physics or introductory astronomy labs, starting in April and running through mid-June.

If you’re within convenient distance of Schenectady, NY, and might be interested, please contact me as soon as possible– if we don’t find somebody by Monday, we’ll need to cancel some classes, and there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. If you know somebody else who might be interested, have them contact me.

(NOTE:If you post a comment berating me for contributing to the adjunctification of academia, I will delete it. This is not a long-term penny-pinching move (well, not directly, anyway), it’s a short-term emergency measure. I am doing my best to hold the line against shifting regular teaching from tenure-track faculty to adjuncts, and don’t need to hear any further exhortations in that direction. This is an unanticipated emergency staffing shortfall, not something that would be addressed by a tenure track position in any case.)

Comments

  1. #1 Alex
    February 22, 2013

    This is an unanticipated emergency staffing shortfall, not something that would be addressed by a tenure track position in any case.

    Yeah, the best-case scenario for a situation like that would be a Visiting Assistant Professor, akin to a sabbatical replacement. But even those take more time to put in place than a response to an emergency shortfall next quarter.

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