Tuesday, October 27, 2015

FT Lecturer, University of Nevada - Reno

Job TitleLecturer, Physics
Department Web Addresshttp://www.unr.edu/physics
Full Time Equivalent100%
Position TypeAcademic Faculty
List Rank/Range(s)0(II)
Tenure TrackNon Tenure Track
Job DescriptionThe Physics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a permanent, full time, non-tenure track teaching position, at the rank of lecturer with promotional opportunities. The position’s primary duties will be teaching courses at the undergraduate level in physics, astronomy and/or atmospheric science with an expected teaching load of three courses per semester. Other duties may include participating in outreach, recruitment and retention activities for the department, college and university, and some undergraduate advising.
The successful candidate will demonstrate effective skills in teaching large lower-level, and smaller upper-level, undergraduate lecture courses. Strong preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience of applying contemporary physics education research to curriculum design, instructional strategies, and assessment.
The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant and historic flagship institution of higher education and is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including over 2,800 graduate students and a total budget of nearly $520 million, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. The university has been recognized as a Tier I institution by US News and World Report. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country.
Required QualificationsPhD in Physics with experience teaching college level physics.
Preferred QualificationsStrong preference will be given to applicants with successful experience in innovating teaching techniques. Evidence of ability and motivation to teach effectively at the undergraduate and upper-level undergraduate Physics courses will be a plus
Contact Information for this Position
  • Melodi Rodrigue at melodir@unr.edu
  • Sharee Williams at shareew@unr.edu
Special Instructions to ApplicantsCandidates must submit the following application materials;
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Cover letter/Letter of application
Each candidate is required to provide 3 professional letters of recommendation. The letters can be emailed directly to Dr. Melodi Rodrigue at melodir@unr.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015.
Job Open Date10/26/2015
Job Close Date12/31/2015
Open Until FilledNo
Search Number71913
Note to All ApplicantsA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.