Monday, May 21, 2012

Physics Lecturer at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science

Job Title/Rank: Lecturer
PC#8652 IRC57899
Department: Physics
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites applications for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer. The Lecturer position is a 9.5 month, non-tenure track appointment that begins August 20, 2012 and may have the possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

REQUIRED: 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 August 20, 2012 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.

PREFERRED: 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. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

All application materials must be submitted online at (search for IRC57899). 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 receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by May 25, 2012.

Email inquiries regarding the position should be sent to The Department of Physics web page is located at