Saturday, May 18, 2019

Visiting Lecturer, RIT, Rochester NY

Visiting Lecturer

Rochester, NY
Faculty - Science - Physics

College of Science

COS School of Physics and Astronomy

Detailed Job Description
The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Visiting Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 14, 2019, with the possibility of renewal. 

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Although not required, experience or strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses or laboratory-based physics courses are also desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the start and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available. 

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core valueshonor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description
The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at

About the University:
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at .

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in physics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
  • Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Faculty Discipline: Physics

Faculty Rank: Visiting Lecturer

Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Please apply online at Keyword Search 4560BR. Please submit: the online application; a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and include a statement about their contributions to diversity and a description of any previous activities mentoring members of historically excluded racial, gender, or other identities; a curriculum vita that clearly describes teaching experience; and upload the following attachments:
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Any evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the potential to be effective in an interactive learning classroom 
  • A list of three current professional references with their contact information
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. 

Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of recommendation directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to and must be in PDF format. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by June 7, 2019.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to