Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Troy, New York
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Science (SoS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, starting January 2018. This is a full time, non-tenure track, renewable position, with an initial appointnment of 3-years.

Primary responsibilities will be introductory undergraduate Physics education for engineering and science students. There is an emphasis on development of new pedagogical methods. There will also be opportunities to teach senior level physics courses or to contribute to Physics educational development projects, depending on the candidate’s strengths and interests.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent, in Physics or a closely-related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to have strong teaching, advising, and mentoring skills. The ideal candidate will be an individual with a comprehensive vision of physics education, as well as the skills needed to integrate hands-on laboratory skills at the introductory physics levels.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, qualified applicants must submit a resume, a statement of teaching and professional interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness as well as contact information for three references by email to:  perraj@rpi.edu 

Evidence of teaching effectiveness may include student evaluations, publications or conference presentations related to teaching practices or pilot studies, syllabi, and/or sample assignments. 

Applicants should arrange for their references to send letters directly to perraj@rpi.edu at this time.

Inquiries may be directed to 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Attn: Prof. Vincent Meunier
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180-3590

We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employee