Friday, December 16, 2011

Non-TT at Santa Clara University

The Department of Physics at Santa Clara University invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning in September 2012. The initial appointment is for three years, and there is a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach introductory astronomy courses for non-majors, introductory physics for majors, and an upper-division astronomy course for physics majors. S/he is also expected to engage in service at the departmental level or higher and in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and that contributes to her/his teaching. The primary hiring criterion is evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates whose professional activity would involve undergraduates in astronomy or astrophysics research. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by August 2012. Applications should consist of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests/plans and, if available, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, syllabi). Please send applications to and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. Inquiries about the position should be directed to SCU will not sponsor any visa applications for this position, and the successful candidate must provide evidence of legal authorization to work for the entire term. More information can be found at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.