Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spring Semester VAP, University of New England

1287 Visiting Assistant Lecturer- College of Arts & Sciences

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Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Physics

University of New England

The Department of Chemistry and Physics seeks applications for a full-time, one-semester Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Physics starting January 2017.  The lecturer will teach General Physics with Lab in a studio setting employing the latest developments in physics education realted to introductory physics for the life sciences. Candidates must have at least a Masters in Physics or a related field, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with experience in guided inquiry techniques or a background in physics education research are encouraged to apply.

Facilities and Approach:

UNE uses the modeling approach to physics instruction ( adapted and implemented for use in the algebra-based college physics environment.  The studio courses are all taught in two state-of the-art physics labs, each with a maximum capacity of 24 students.  Each lab has eight stations equipped with Vernier LabPro interfaces, a range of probes, and LoggerPro software.  The content focus is IPLS – introductory physics for the life sciences, a majority of our students are life and health science majors.


The University has campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. Physics courses are offered on the Biddeford campus, located at the mouth of the Saco River, about 20 miles south of Portland and less than 2 hours from Boston, in an area that offers a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. More information about the campus and region can be found by following links on the University's web page (

Review of applications begins immediately, and the position is open until filled. To apply for this position:

Submit an application package containing the following:
Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2 page maximum)
Names and contact information of three professional references.
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
Arrange for three letters of reference, specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching, to be submitted electronically by the referees.
All application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to  Indicate "Physics Lecturer Search" and Job ID 1287 in the subject line of all correspondence.

For More Information
Visit the main University of New England Web Site

Visit the Department Web Site

Contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Stubbs, or (207) 602-2152

* Background check may be required.


The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.