Wednesday, June 15, 2016

THREE FT Lecturers, Texas State

The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks three (3) full-time Lecturers beginning Fall 2016. The positions are for the full academic year with anticipated continuation.

Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials and physics education. In addition to ongoing departmental instructional needs, we seek to expand undergraduate research opportunities and coursework in astronomy. Texas State is a comprehensive PhysTEC site with a thriving Learning Assistant program operating in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence. The Department of Physics is proud to serve a diverse, inclusive, and highly connected student community.

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s degree in physics or related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics.

Preferred qualifications:

PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field.

Applicants are encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives:

Development of undergraduate research and advanced coursework in astronomy (in which case PhD with astronomy/astrophysics dissertation research strongly preferred)
Computational modeling in support of undergraduate research and coursework
Learning Assistant Program
Special courses for elementary school teachers
Special courses for life science majors
Recruitment into high school physics teaching
Laboratory instruction reform
Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest (to include the above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three references. To apply, send this pdf to Dr. Hunter Close at with the subject “2016 Lecturer”.

The 9-month salary for this position is about $46K/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interests and initiatives.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

3 openings.

Additional Salary Information: Additional opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interests and initiatives.