Friday, October 11, 2013

4-year Lectureship at UNC-Chapel Hill

Department: Physics-Astronomy
Application Deadline: 01/15/2014
Position Summary: 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 2014. The position is for an initial term of four years, and is periodically renewable upon review. We seek a dynamic person who is prepared to redesign and teach undergraduate physics or astronomy courses using pedagogy informed by physics and astronomy education research. The Lecturer will join other faculty members in the department engaged in such activity, and will participate in obtaining grant support for curricular and pedagogical improvements. Applicants should submit their application materials at The materials to be submitted include a CV (including courses taught), a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness. The candidate should also provide a statement describing how s/he would go about fully incorporating modern research-validated pedagogy into a specific physics or astronomy course of the candidate's choice. The candidate should further provide contact information for three persons prepared to write letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address the candidate's potential as a teacher). The application deadline is January 15, 2014. 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.
Education Requirements: Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a closely related field.
Qualification and Experience: Experience in teaching at the college level using research-validated pedagogy.
Department Contact Name and Title: Laurie McNeil - Professor & Search Committee Chair
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: