Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FT Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson

DepartmentPhysics (0411)
LocationMain Campus
Position Summary
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, and may be renewed on a yearly basis depending on availability of funds and performance. The position will most likely involve teaching two or three physics courses each semester. Salary is commensurate with experience and contingent upon sufficient course enrollment.
Candidates should have experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.
Our faculty and students are constantly working on a wide variety of topics across all major physics disciplines. We’re exploring the boundaries of what’s known at the largest and smallest scales in the universe and stretching the limits of what’s possible in the manipulation of matter and energy.
Research in our department tackles the topics that are defining today’s expanding scientific horizons. Whether experimental or theoretical, abstract or concrete, we recognize unsolved problems as opportunities for scientific breakthroughs.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and deliver lectures.
  • Prepare, assign, and handle the grading of appropriate assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Be available to answer student questions outside of class for a minimum of four hours per week.
  • Effectively manage assigned Teaching Assistants in handling work associated with the courses.
  • Assist with advising and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Candidate may also be assigned to some departmental committees.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Physics
  • Experience teaching at the University level
  • Teaching and/or work experience with equipment relevant to the subject
  • Experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to teach fundamentals of Physics
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students
  • Dedication to enhancing the undergraduate experience
  • Knowledge of the results of physics education research
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Job CategoryFaculty
Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of PayDOE
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberA20459
Number of VacanciesOne
Desired Start Date08/18/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates
Carmen Montijo
(520) 621-2326
Open Date11/24/2015
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Review Begins On01/15/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please upload 3 professional letters of reference with your application materials.
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