|Lecturer for Physics AY 2023-2024|
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The Department of Physics in the Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full time (9-month), non-tenure track Lecturer position beginning in August 2023. We seek a candidate with a minimum of an M.S. in physics or a closely related field with a strong track record of teaching undergraduate physics courses, especially introductory courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to areas in which the program is growing, specifically with ties to physics education, food science, and/or the Blue Economy.
Lecturers typically teach 24 contact hours (i.e., four course sections per semester) annually, and additionally have academic advising and service responsibilities. Lecturers have no research responsibilities or expectations and are not afforded teaching releases for scholarship, but have access to Professional Development funding. Although Lecturer positions are non-tenure track, they are renewable via annual contracts for the first three years, and for three-year contracts thereafter.
If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Adria Updike, Physics Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stephen O'Shea, Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics, email@example.com
*Please do not send application materials to this e-mail addresses.
The candidate must have a M.S. degree in Physics or related field at the time of appointment. The most desirable candidates will have a Ph.D. and/or at least two years of experience teaching at the undergraduate level and will be able to relate their research and experience to physics education, food science, and/or the Blue Economy.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.
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Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall within the minimum and midpoint salary ranges
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.