Physics & Astronomy Lecturers

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Texas State University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
601 University Dr
Street Line 2: 
RFM 3240
City: 
San Marcos
State/Province: 
Tx
Zip/Postal: 
78666
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks to hire multiple full-time Lecturers beginning Fall Semester 2022, with potential for continuing appointment based on mutual satisfaction.  The primary duties, along with qualifications, for each of the three positions are detailed below. 

Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials, astrophysics and physics education.  Texas State is a comprehensive PhysTEC site with a thriving Learning Assistant program operating in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence.  The Department of Physics is proud to serve a diverse, inclusive, and highly connected student community. 

Position 1 – Astronomy (1-2 hires) 

Primary duties are instruction of introductory astronomy and physics courses.  Applicants will be also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of undergraduate research and advanced coursework in astronomy, and engage in advisement of student-led organizations and outreach activities. 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics or astronomy. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field. 
  • Previous experience teaching introductory astronomy at the college level. 

Position 2 – Pre-service teacher education (1 hire) 

The primary duties of this position are instruction of the Department’s course for pre-service elementary teachers.  This course uses the NextGenPET curriculum.  Candidates will interact with other faculty in the department involved in teacher preparation, along with an online learning community of educators who are using the NextGenPET curriculum. 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics or astronomy. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field. 
  • Experience or familiarity with NextGenPET curriculum. 
  • Previous experience teaching at the college level. 

Position 3 – Support of Introductory Calculus-Based Physics (1-2 hires) 

Primary duties are support of instruction in the Department’s introductory calculus-based sequence.  These duties will likely include both lab and lecture instruction. 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics or astronomy. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field. 
  • Previous experience teaching introductory physics at the college level. 

Applicants for all three positions are also encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives: 

- Computational modeling in support of undergraduate research and coursework 
- Learning Assistant Program 
- Special courses for elementary school teachers 
- Special courses for life science majors 
- Recruitment into high school physics teaching 
- Laboratory instruction reform 

Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest (to include the position or positions you are interested in, as well as interest in the above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three professional references. To apply, please send this information to Dr. David Donnelly at [email protected]

The maximum 9-month salary for this position is about $52,800/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on the applicant’s interests and initiatives. 

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.  Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. 

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.  Texas State University is an EOE. 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
David Donnelly
Title: 
Professor
Phone: 
512-2145-2131