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Physics and Mathematics Faculty Member Job at CENTRAL ASIA UNIVERSITY

Department: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (DMNS), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (SAS)

Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and the possibility of moving between campuses in the future

Deadline: May 20, 2022 (open until full)

Start date: August 1, 2022

Summary of position and main responsibilities:

The University of Central Asia is looking for a faculty member of Physics and Mathematics to actively participate in the development, planning, preparation and realization of all related academic upgrading initiatives teaching physics and mathematics for the duration of their contract. This person should teach two courses each semester from two or three cohorts of 20-30 international students engaging students in problem solving and real-world examples and applications to abstract ideas. The position of physics and mathematics teacher entails ensuring that students are prepared for the rigors of physics and mathematics and their application in other disciplines.

Overall Program Outcomes for Physics and Mathematics:

The Physics and Mathematics faculty member will teach a series of Physics and Mathematics courses, preferably General Physics I (Mechanics) and General Physics II (Electromagnetism and Electronics), Calculus I and II and/or precalculation.

Students must achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems
  • Use computational strategies related to combinatorics, probability and basic statistics
  • Justify solutions with mathematical arguments that integrate several concepts
  • Use computational strategies related to limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and vectors to explore mathematical concepts
  • Solve differential equations and application in physics and engineering
  • Evaluate the dimensional properties of kinematic equations and apply them to non-accelerating frameworks
  • Determine the properties of dynamical systems and apply Newtonian methods to motion problems
  • Classify different forms of energy and use conservation of energy to solve problems
  • Relate a gravitational force field to the potential of a point mass distribution
  • Solve well-defined numerical problems related to translational, rotational and oscillatory motions
  • Design an original problem dealing with the principle of conservation of energy and linear momentum
  • Derive well-defined mathematical equations to express problems in classical dynamics and explain the application of the equations in specified contexts
  • Relate an electric force field to the potential of a charge distribution
  • Calculate current and potential distributions in simple DC networks and apply Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws for electrical resistance and apply mesh and node analyzes for complex circuits
  • Describe the behavior of various passive and active circuit elements (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors) when subjected to alternating electromagnetic fields and use complex impedances to simplify these problems
  • Calculate self and mutual inductance from the laws of electromagnetic induction using vectors and basic calculations
  • Demonstrate, using simple laboratory techniques and computer simulations, the basic properties of electric and magnetic fields and electric circuits
  • Understand the physical structure, operation, and characteristics of Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs), including NPN and PNP devices

Minimum qualifications:

  • A master’s degree from a globally recognized university in physics, mathematics and/or engineering or a related discipline.
  • Teaching certification from a globally recognized university
  • Experience (5+ years) teaching physics and math to community college and/or university students
  • Native English
  • Experience in teaching physics and mathematics in English (3-4 years).

Desirable attributes:

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognized university would be an asset
  • STEM certification would be an asset
  • Experience in teaching calculus, general physics and precalculus
  • Experience in developing physics and math curricula
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.
  • Experience in managing student projects (particularly in physics)
  • Experience in lab equipment like oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, DMM, etc.
  • Professional knowledge of the secondary and post-secondary education landscape in Central Asia would be an asset
  • An advanced level of Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset.

The Physics and Mathematics ranking (Lecturer/Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Prof.) will be based on the candidate’s previous experience and record. For the rank of associate professor and above will be evaluated by other university promotion committees and the approval of the BOT will be necessary.

Relationships

The faculty member:

  • Report to the Director of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • You must be ready to relocate by August 2022 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching beginning in the September school year.

Salary and package

Depending on qualification and experience to attract the best candidate.

The job description is subject to change.

How to register

To apply, please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience and another from your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations for the last three years of employment (if available) to [email protected] .org. Please use: “Faculty Member of Physics and Mathematics” as the subject heading and indicate how you heard about us.

For more information on UCA’s academic programs, please visit
https://www.ucentralasia.org/Admissions/UndergraduateProgramme/EN

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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