Note: Please send three Letters of Recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org and upload a teaching statement and diversity statement to your application.
Teaching Statement: Your teaching statement should include your philosophy or approach to teaching and modern pedagogues used and/or explored.
Diversity Statement: Your diversity statement should provide ways in which you have engaged or promoted inclusive teaching practices and culturally engaging pedagogy for a diverse student body.
The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Houston Downtown (UHD) invites applicants for a full time Lecturer position in Physics beginning in Fall 2019. The position is a 9-month renewable appointment and requires a PhD in Physics.
The primary responsibilities are to teach five Physics classes per semester in the Fall and Spring semesters, including lecture and lab sections of General Physics and University Physics. Additional courses may be taught in keeping with departmental needs and the individual’s area of expertise. The lecturer will work with other Physics Faculty to maintain and improve instructional quality and student success through regular meetings and professional development. The lecturer will also participate in the assessment of Physics courses, working closely with other instructors. Additionally, this faculty member will contribute to the department's overall instructional mission through participation in various activities concerned with the curriculum and programmatic improvement.
Doctorate degree in Physics or a related field
Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, including at least two years of experience teaching Physics
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching in a multicultural environment
Knowledge and experience with instructional technology
Prior experience in course and program assessment
About University of Houston Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff.
Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 43 areas and eight master's degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 44,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD—the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria.
Required Attachments by Candidate:Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement