The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks a full-time Lecturer beginning Fall Semester 2018. The position is for the full academic year with anticipated continuation. Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials and physics education. In addition to ongoing departmental instructional needs, we seek to expand undergraduate research opportunities and coursework in astronomy. 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.
- Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics.
- PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field.
The primary duties of the successful candidate will be to instruct physics and astronomy courses offered by the department. Applicants will be also expected to contribute to the development of undergraduate research, and advanced coursework, in astronomy, and engage in advisement of student-led organizations and outreach activities.
Applicants 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 above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three references. To apply, send this pdf to Dr. David Donnelly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “2018 Lecturer”.
The 9-month salary for this position is $48,468, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on the applicant’s interests and initiatives.
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