Sunday, January 26, 2020

Physics Lecturer, University of Maine

Lecturer in Physics,
University of Maine
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Responsibilities include teaching primarily undergraduate laboratory sections in each of the Fall and Spring semesters, with an emphasis on introductory physics courses, as well as occasionally teaching introductory or advanced physics courses. There is an expectation of developing new laboratory activities and materials, collaborating with colleagues and using the results of physics education research as a guide. Mentoring and supervision of teaching assistants may also be included. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. This is a nine-month, academic-year appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 31, 2020. The successful candidate is encouraged to apply for external summer funding and/or seek opportunities to teach summer courses at UMaine.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

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* A master’s degree in physics or the equivalent.
* An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, undergraduate physics.
* Effective written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to conduct laboratory instruction safely.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and teach laboratory activities using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.


* Experience in a supervisory or mentoring role.
* Demonstrated commitment to the success of students traditionally underrepresented in the field of physics.
* A record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
* Coursework in physics beyond the master’s level.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" link at

You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position as described above
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) statement of teaching philosophy and relevant teaching experience

Sponsorship for an H1b visa may not be available for this position.

Search Timeline is as follows:|

Review of applications to begin: February 21, 2020
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 24, 2020
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 5, 2020
Tentative start date: August 31, 2020

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Michael C. Wittmann at or 207-581-1237.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).