Thursday, March 16, 2017

Assistant College Lecturer in Physics, Cleveland State University

Job Summary:
The Physics Department at Cleveland State University has an opening for an Assistant College Lecturer in Physics. The successful applicant is expected to teach physics courses and laboratories, mainly at the introductory undergraduate level. For further information about the Department, visit the web site at: The teaching requirement is between 12 and 16 credit hours (typically four courses of 3 or 4 credit hours) per semester. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Opportunities for summer teaching with additional compensation might also be available. The starting date of the appointment is August 21, 2017. The University, College of Sciences and Health Professions, and the Physics Department seek to attract a diverse and culturally sensitive faculty of the highest caliber. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a non-tenure track position. After the first year, the position will be annually renewable for five additional years based on satisfactory performance, programmatic needs, and university finances. After a successful sixth-year review, the lecturer will be eligible for two successive three-year appointments, followed by six-year appointments.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field (completed by July 1, 2017) and prior teaching experience in physics or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven efficacy in teaching physics courses. The ability to contribute through teaching and service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements:
Applications will be exclusively accepted online through the Human Resources website at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of previous undergraduate teaching experience and success, and statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the online application process the applicant will be asked to provide the names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter using a link that will be emailed to him or her. Applicants and referees are requested to include the applicant's surname in all submitted PDF files.

Review of complete applications will begin on April 3rd, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries only can be directed to Professor Andrew Resnick at

CSU offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a competitive startup funding package.

Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Any offer of employment is contingent on the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.