Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lecturer Position-University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer position to start September 1, 2015. The department has a legacy of developing new and innovative teaching practices, having created some of the first implementations of on-line homework, personal response technology, lecture capture and blended learning. The department is seeking an outstanding colleague who wishes to be part of a pioneering initiative to teach introductory physics in a team-based / active learning format. Required qualifications are a bachelors degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field, and demonstrated experience and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. To apply online, please go to and submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 1-05-2015, in order to ensure consideration. The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable based on performance and program need. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.