Thursday, April 28, 2016

FT Lecturer, Towson University, MD

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences invites applications for a full-time position in Physics and Astronomy at the level of Lecturer. Preference will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in Astronomy, Biophysics, or Physics Education Research. The primary duty will be to teach introductory physics courses either in the areas of physics (PHYS 100, 103, 202, 211, 212, 241, or 242) or astronomy (ASTR 161, 162) depending on the person’s area of specialization. Such courses would include both lecture and laboratory components totaling 12 contact hours of workload. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, lecturers are required to contribute 20 % of their time toward service or research duties, commensurate with the department’s goals. This might include duties such as mentoring of graduate TAs, redesign of courses such as the general physics for life sciences, or supervision of undergraduate research students.
Candidates are expected to have recent experience teaching introductory physics/astronomy and strong communication skills. A PhD in physics/astronomy or a closely related discipline is preferred. Experience in curriculum development or research interests compatible with the department’s current research activities and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2016. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
 To apply, please submit:  cover letter; CV; names of three references.  Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at . Review of applications will begin May 16, 2016; the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Towson University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.