Saturday, May 11, 2013


The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy 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 14, 2013 and may have the possibility of renewal.

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, recent experience teaching introductory physics, potential to succeed in a workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 14, 2013 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education and research interests compatible with the School’s current research activities are desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

All application materials must be submitted online at (select “Search openings” and enter 423BR in the Requisition Number field). 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, including potential to be effective in an interactive learning classroom, 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, School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603. The reference letters, as well as any inquiries regarding the position, can be sent electronically to To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by June 10, 2013. The School of Physics and Astronomy 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.