Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Physics

Queens, NY
Jan 30, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is an urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions. The College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review's list of America's Best Value Colleges.

The Department of Physics at Queens College invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) starting in the Fall 2017 semester. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in physics and astronomy, and related faculty functions, such as: enhancing undergraduate laboratories, serving on departmental and college committees, and advising students. This position entails 27 credit-hours of classroom teaching per year, with no released time for research or administrative activities. A Certificate of Continuous Employment from CUNY would be earned with reappointment for a sixth year. Details about the department are available at www.physics.qc.edu.


Ph.D. in Physics or a related area is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The applicant must have at least two years of teaching experience at the college level, including full responsibility for courses at or above the introductory physics level.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with developing undergraduate laboratory experiments
  • Experience in using modern technology in lectures and labs


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applications must include a cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae containing a complete list of courses taught. The candidate should submit all materials electronically via www.physics.qc.edu/apply/lecturer as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

A minimum of three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate's teaching experience and abilities should to be sent to Professor Alexander Lisyansky by email (physicssearch-lecturer@physics.qc.edu).

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


Open until filled with applicant review to begin December 8, 2016


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Queens College

Job Title: Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Physics

Job ID: 15934

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular