Lecturer in Physics

Gainesvile FL, FL
Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Lecturer in Physics

Job Description:

As part of a major faculty hiring initiative, the Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin on August 16, 2018.

The primary teaching duties will be to work as a part of a team teaching over 5000 students who take introductory physics classes at UF each year.  Depending on the applicant's background and departmental needs, other areas of undergraduate physics instruction may be involved.  The Lecturer will be expected to help with programmatic improvements in our large course instruction by, for example, training teaching and learning assistants, applying pedagogy from physics education research, including more active learning environments, or implementing strategies to encourage and maintain participation from groups underrepresented in physics and STEM fields.

Opportunities for summer teaching are likely. At UF, Lecturers have professional development opportunities, including a well-defined promotion structure, a professional development leave program, and access to travel funds for conference presentations.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, and at least two years of experience teaching undergraduate Physics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with some of the teaching improvements mentioned above is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at:

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504681?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a summary of physics teaching background and experience, a link to a short (5-10 minute) instructional video prepared by the applicant on a topic of his or her choice, and the names and contact information for three to five references. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion of an application is highly recommended.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled.  For more information, please contact Prof. Selman Hershfield (selman@phys.ufl.edu).

Health Assessment Required: No


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