The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toledo is currently seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of lecturer. While non-tenured, a successful lecturer can expect continued employment with opportunities for advancement in rank. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, but primarily introductory, large enrollment, lecture-demonstration courses in physics for STEM programs. The duties associated with this position would include preparation of course materials, teaching smaller recitation classes, coordinating the revision of teaching approaches in introductory courses within the department, and academic program assessment. Professional activity in the areas of discipline-specific physics education research will be encouraged and supported. The appointment will begin with the fall term of 2015 (August 19, 2015). Applications must include a cover letter explaining the applicant’s qualifications, a CV, a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and names and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 10, 2015. The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. Women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.
The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in physics, physics education, or a related field. Teaching experience is essential, along with evidence of effectiveness in teaching a variety of courses. Postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable, especially in areas of discipline-based physics education research. Good communication and writing skills are required. The candidate must have had experience with and be prepared to apply advanced pedagogical and technological methods to the courses taught.