Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lecturer at RIT (NY)

The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment for the upcoming spring quarter. Applicants must be available on approximately March 1, 2012. The position may be renewed for the full 2012-13 academic year.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, experience teaching introductory physics, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning March 1, 2012 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Strong preference will be given to those with experience and desire to also teach lab-based electronics classes. Experience teaching in an interactive environment and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Research interests compatible with the Department's current research activities are also desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

All application materials must be submitted online at (search for IRC55979). All application materials must be submitted as one PDF file that includes a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, curriculum vita that clearly describes teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, any evidence of teaching effectiveness and a list of three current professional references. Candidates should also arrange to have the three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603. The reference letters can be submitted electronically to To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 15, 2012. Email inquiries regarding the position should be sent to The Department of Physics web page is located at

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to apply.