Monday, January 29, 2018

FT Lecturer, University of New England, ME

Position TypeFaculty
Faculty TrackNon Tenure
Position TitleAssistant Lecturer, Physics
Employment StatusFull Time
CampusBiddeford, ME
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of New England invites applications for a full time, non tenure-track faculty position in physics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer beginning August, 2018.
Lecturers at UNE have teaching intensive, 9-month academic year appointments. They are eligible for promotion to Associate and Senior Lecturer, contingent on successful passage of formal reviews. Lecturers are full voting members of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly.
Facilities and Equipment
The Department of Chemistry and Physics is located primarily in Morgane Hall which houses two state-of-the-art studio physics labs each with a capacity of 24 students. Each lab has eight stations – three students/computer, Vernier LabPro interfaces, a range of probes, and LoggerPro software.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics has an energetic faculty actively engaged in teaching, program development, and undergraduate research. The department includes one tenured physics faculty position and two physics lecturers as well as seven tenure-track positions in chemistry and biochemistry, five chemistry lecturers, two laboratory assistants and a chemical hygiene officer / purchasing assistant. The physics faculty specializes in atomic force microscopy/nanotechnology and physics education research; current chemistry faculty members specialize in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic/medicinal chemistry, physical organic/photochemistry, and physical chemistry/computational chemistry. For more detailed information, please visit the department’s Web page: .
The University has campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. The Department’s courses are offered on the Biddeford campus, located at the mouth of the Saco River, about 20 miles south of Portland and less than 2 hours from Boston. The area that offers a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. More information about the campus and region can be found by following links on the University’s Web Page (
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can specifically address potential for excellence in teaching
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
For more information, contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Stubbs, or (207) 602-2152
The primary teaching responsibility includes the year-long General Physics introductory sequence taught in a student-centered studio physics setting. The Department teaches many life and health science majors, and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics foundation of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluids, and waves. The current studio physics courses use modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences” (IPLS) approach. The individual may occasionally teach advanced courses in the Biophysics Minor.
In addition to teaching, the Lecturer is expected to participate in curriculum development, academic advising, recruiting, program assessment, and service to the department, college, and university.
The Department seeks candidates with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and who will become an actively engaged member of the Department and University community. A minimum of a Master’s degree in Physics or a closely-related field is required by the time of appointment. Individuals with a Ph.D. in physics education research, and/or experience or training in guided inquiry techniques are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with backgrounds in either biophysics or medical physics are highly desirable.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number20160314P
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Open Until FilledYes

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Letter of Recommendation
    4. Undergraduate Transcripts
    5. Graduate Transcripts
    6. Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)