Lecturer in Astronomy and Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Vermont
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
82 University Place
Street Line 2: 
Discovery W203
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer at .75 FTE for astronomy and introductory physics courses, to start in the spring semester of 2019 through Academic Year 2019-20. We seek a dedicated educator with demonstrated effectiveness in science education at the undergraduate level. Ideal candidates would be familiar with recent advances in physics and astronomy education. Successful applicants will be able to teach introductory astronomy, introductory physics, and upper-division astrophysics courses in support of the astronomy minor and astrophysics concentration of physics major.

Candidates with expertise in astrophysics or astrophysics instruction are of particular interest, but exceptional candidates with expertise in any area of physics would be considered. A Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a related field is expected. The Department is housed in the first phase of a $104M STEM complex with new teaching and research facilities, and will partially occupy the second phase with new classrooms and offices in summer 2019. Part of the second project is a TEAL classroom for primary use by the Department.

Candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. To receive full consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references who will be invited to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018. Please direct questions to Jie Yang (jyang@uvm.edu).

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to fostering and affirming an inclusive, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment for its students, staff and faculty. In their cover letters, applicants are requested to include a description of how they can contribute to the College’s goals in this area. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, with excellent public schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and three independent colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal, Canada and Boston are within easy driving distances.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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