Physics and Astronomy: Lecturer in Physics

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Job ID 14199
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: A full-time, instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning August 20, 2018. The official title is in the Lecturer title series. This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in physics or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is required; a Ph.D. in physics or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is strongly preferred. The following will be considered assets: evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory undergraduate physics courses as assigned in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The selected applicant will teach approximately 15 contact hours each semester, which includes both lecture and laboratory sections. The selected candidate will be encouraged to participate in departmental activities and life. The selected applicant will be welcome and encouraged to use the Department’s array of experimental equipment to further their research agenda, including 24-inch reflecting telescope with CCD camera, a large optics table, a high speed digital camera, a variety of high vacuum sputtering equipment, and wood and metal shops. The department is strongly linked to the interdisciplinary Materials Science Center with a large array of materials characterization instrumentation, including a Raman spectrometer, tensile tester, nanoindenter, 200 keV TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, STM, SAN, HR-ICPMS and MBE chamber. The department also has access to a high performance supercomputer cluster with 2 GPU nodes, 1 head node, and 8 computing nodes.

THE UNIT: The Department of Physics & Astronomy is composed of 10 faculty members, an academic department associate, and an instrumentation specialist. The department graduates 20-25 majors per year. The department strives to provide quality undergraduate education to students with a variety of educational goals. Areas of active research in the department include surface science, atomic physics, computational physics, and astronomy. Additional information can be found on our website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Physics and Astronomy: Lecturer in Physics position (Job ID # 14199) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Applicants will also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the recommender to [email protected]

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Lyle Ford, Chair; [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 1, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.





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Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
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