Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lecturer at University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning 13 August 2013. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary. Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory astronomy and physics lecture courses using interactive engagement methods in class and online, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, and holding at least three office hours per week.
A Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics is required, and a demonstrated ability or potential to teach astronomy is essential. Experience teaching large-enrollment (100 to 150 students) introductory courses is highly desirable. We are seeking an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching, and who can motivate students to learn through interactive-engagement techniques. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu (Requisition# 120233). Applications should complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on 30 April 2012, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.