Friday, October 28, 2011

Lecturer at University of North Carolina

Editor's Note: The deadline for this opening has been moved to January 31, 2012

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Lecturer to begin in Fall 2012. The position is for an initial term of four years, and is renewable. We seek a person who is prepared to teach large (~ 200 students) classes in introductory physics or astronomy, using modern pedagogy informed by physics and astronomy education research. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead the redevelopment and modernization of such courses and the development of new undergraduate courses. The person hired will join a community of faculty in the department engaged in such activity, and will participate in obtaining grant support for curricular and pedagogical improvements. Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a closely related field and experience in teaching at the college level using research-validated pedagogy.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application at . Click on the Direct Link URL from any internet browser to apply for the position. Applications should include a CV (including courses taught), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Please arrange to have the letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to The application deadline is January 15, 2012. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Prof. Laurie McNeil, Search Committee Chair, at The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and especially invites applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy.