Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TWO FT Lecturers, Texas State

The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks two full-time Lecturers beginning Fall 2017. 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, physics education, and 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:
* 3 years experience teaching physics, especially with reformed instructional methods
* PhD in physics or related field

Applicants are encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives:
* 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 “2017 Lecturer”.

The 9-month salary for this position is about $45-50K/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interests and initiatives.
Review of application materials will begin June 22, 2017.