The Department of Physics invites applications for a long-term, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer beginning Spring or Fall 2016. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with over 6 years of full-time teaching experience may be considered for appointment as Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will become part of the departmental instructional faculty team, which now consists of two full-time faculty members. The team has primary responsibility for teaching the non-calculus and calculus-based introductory physics courses using active-engagement teaching methods. The successful candidates will supervise and train the graduate teaching assistants assigned to these courses. Additional responsibilities include departmental and campus committee service.
The nine-month salary will be competitive and can be supplemented with additional teaching in the summer program.
The Physics department currently consists of 20 tenure-track and 15 research faculty, over 45 graduate students and 150 majors. The department offers a BS in Physics, a BA in Physics for Secondary Education, an Astronomy minor, and both MS and Ph.D. degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. For more information see http://physics.umbc.edu. UMBC is frequently cited as one of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities.
UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women, under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest and experience in working with a diverse student and faculty population is valued. UMBC and the Department of Physics are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collegial environment where all faculty members can achieve excellence. Information on faculty diversity initiatives and faculty groups is available at http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu, and information on the resources provided to help balance work and personal priorities is available at http://hr.umbc.edu/work-life-balance/.
Interested candidates should upload an application letter, a CV, detailed research and teaching plans, and the names and addresses of at least three references on the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/37358. For best consideration, submit applications by November 1, 2016 (application materials will be accepted until the position is filled).
The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a teaching team. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely-related field.