Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2-year Lecturer, Univ of Alabama Huntsville

[Editor's note: a similar position was recently advertised as a 1-year lectureship]

Lecturer Position in the Physics Department The University of Alabama in Huntsville

The Department of Physics at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a two-year Lecturer position beginning in Fall 2014.

The curriculum of the Physics Department includes general physics (with and without calculus), introductory astronomy, intermediate mechanics, electricity & magnetism, quantum mechanics, optics and photonics, relativity, astrophysics, thermodynamics and statistics, and additional advanced courses. The candidate is expected to teach primarily undergraduate courses, and the ability and desire to teach graduate courses in selected areas is a plus.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics or closely related discipline. Candidates with prior teaching experience will be given priority. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester during the Fall and Spring semesters, and one or two courses during the Summer semester, as assigned by the Chair.

UAH is one of three institutions in the University of Alabama System, with a current enrollment of approximately 5,500 undergraduates and 1500 graduate students. The Department of Physics has 10 full-time faculty, 2 lecturers, and admits approximately 60 undergraduate majors and 10 graduates per year.

Applicants should send a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and contact information for at least three references in electronic form (PDF preferred) to: Ms. Colleen Oliver at, Department of Physics, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899.

Inquiries for this position can be directed to Professor Richard Lieu, Chair, Department of Physics, at Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. See for further information on UAH and for information on the Physics Department.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.