Thursday, July 25, 2019

1-Year Lecturer, Norwich University, VT

Lecturer of Physics
Category:Faculty RSS feed of all Jobs       
Locations:Northfield, VT
Posted:Jul 25, 2019
Closes:Open Until Filled
Ref. No.:FF0064
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About Norwich University:
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students - both military and civilian lifestyles - and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
Norwich University takes positive action to ensure that all applicants for employment are considered, and employees are treated in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing non-discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic information or veteran's status. As an institution of higher education, Norwich is dedicated to learning, emphasizing teamwork, leadership, creativity, and critical thinking and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this guiding value.

Job Description:

The Department of Physics at Norwich University seeks a lecturer for the academic year 2019-2020.  The appointment is for one academic year only.  The successful candidate will teach 12-15 contact hours per week of both lectures and laboratories at the undergraduate level.  The Department will make every effort to assign courses so as to maximize the lecturer's research interests and teaching strengths.  Although it is not a requirement of the position, the successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue research that includes undergraduate majors.
Presently the Department consists of five Ph.D. faculty members and 22 majors.  Introductory lecture courses are limited to an average of 35 students; labs to 16.  At the junior/senior level, classes are typically populated with 5 to 7 students.  As faculty members, lecturers enjoy funding opportunities to attend conferences and engage in undergraduate research.  Current departmental research interests center upon experimental condensed matter physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical and observational astrophysics, observational astronomy, and geophysical fluid dynamics.
Further questions about the department and the position may be addressed to Robert Knapik, Chair, at or 802 485 3335.


Preferred candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in an area of physics or astronomy; A.B.D.s are welcome to apply.  Very well qualified individuals with Master's degrees and teaching experience may be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2019 and the first day of classes this fall is August 26th, 2019.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:

 To apply, please submit:  a cover letter; a CV; a summary of teaching experience and research interests; the names of three references; and a Norwich application. Please upload the required documents (PDF format preferred).