The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning fall semester 2013. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching multiple lecture sections of introductory astronomy and/or introductory physics courses, managing Teaching Assistants, and holding at least four office hours per week. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there may be opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
We seek an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching, and who can motivate students to learn through student-centered learning techniques. The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach introductory astronomy in large-enrollment (100 to 150 students) introductory courses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
Interested candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu (Requisition # F_130052). Do not email applications to the department. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three professional references. The starting date for this appointment is 19 August 2013.
Review of applications will begin on 22 March 2013, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.