SL221463-Fall 2022-PHYS*4120 Atomic and Molecular Physics

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Physics
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
1
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
1
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
A Sessional Lecturer holds a RoFR (i.e., for a particular course) if they have successfully taught the course in the past six (6) semesters. A SL who holds a RoFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system. Also see: What is Right of First Refusal (RoFR)?
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Yes
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
1
Course Details
Course Number: 
PHYS*4120
Course Name: 
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The application of quantum theory to atomic and molecular structure, and the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and atoms and simple molecules. The Fundamentals of Atomic and Molecular Physics, by R.L. Brooks, Springer 2013. An electronic copy of this book is available through the UofG library. Part 1: Atoms (~70%) Overview of atomic structure: Interaction and energy scales, qualitative effect of spin, Pauli principle. Some spectroscopic notation. Central forces and Angular momentum: Conmmutator relations, ladder operators, review of hydrogen atom solutions, spherical harmonics, spin angular momentum, addition of angular momentum. Dealing with many electrons: Pauli principle, anti-symmetrization. Variational principle with application to He, H-. Approximate treatment of more than two electrons – independent particle picture + perturbation treatment of e-e repulsion. Fine structure (spin-orbit coupling), hyperfine structure (nuclear spin and shape effects). External perturbations: Zeeman and Stark effects. Transition probabilities: Selection rules, Fermi’s golden rule. Part 2: Molecules (~30%) Born-Oppenheimer separation: Variational treatment of H2+. Molecular orbitals and qualitative treatment of H2 and first-row two diatomic molecules. Van der Waals forces. Vibration and rotation of diatomic molecules. Separation of variables, harmonic vibration and simple rotation. Anharmonic effects. Morse potential. Interpretation of molecular spectra, deduction of molecular constants. Selection rules, (nuclear) spin statistics. Thermal effects.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
30
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Lecturing
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties Described: 
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Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Degree: 
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated success in senior undergraduate/graduate courses in the area of Atomic and Molecular Physics. Ability to provide context and application of Atomic and Molecular Physics appropriate for semester 7 students.
Preferred Qualifications
Degree: 
PhD related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level.
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in related field demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
T,TH 10:00 - 11:30
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,617.56 (effective 2021/22)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Posting Email Contact: 
phys0285@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
R. Baker, Administrative Officer, Physics, CEPS, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 email: physadmin@uoguelph.ca

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