Lecturer - Physics

Job description

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at Eastern Washington University invites applications to fill a non-tenure-track Physics Lecturer position to begin September 14, 2018. The Department offers BA and BS degrees in Physics as well as a BAE degree for physics teachers.

Responsibilities will focus on teaching physical science, introductory physics and/or general physics. This position is a full time Lecturer position, with a 45-credit workload distributed over a 3-quarter academic year, and has an emphasis on classroom instruction (some courses involve related laboratory courses). Consideration will also be given to candidates interested in part time teaching opportunities (rank would be as a quarterly faculty).

We seek candidates with a passion and the desire to teach lower division physics courses as a long term endeavor, and thereby contribute to the quality of our program and the success of our students. Other teaching assignments will depend on departmental needs and applicant expertise. Lecturer positions do not include research as part of their workload. Anticipated workload for academic year 2018-19 is as follows:

Fall 2018 - Total Credits 15:

  • PHYS 100 - 5 credits
  • PHYS 151 - 4 credits,
  • PHYS 161 - 2 sections, 6 credits

Winter 2019 - Total Credits 15:

  • PHYS 132 - 2 sections, 8 credits,
  • PHYS 151 - 4 credits,
  • PHYS 161 - 3 credits,

Spring 2019 - Total Credits 14:

  • PHYS 133 - 4 credits,
  • PHYS 152 - 4 credits,
  • PHYS 163 - 2 sections, 6 credits

If the candidate selected for this position also offers ability to teach engineering courses, workload may be modified to provide coverage in that discipline.

Review of applications for this full time Lecturer position will begin in the later half of June; position will remain open until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence. Additional information about the department can be found at www.ewu.edu/CSHE/Programs/Physics

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

Candidate selected for this position must be available and able to begin in the position no later than 9/14/2018.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Physics - must be completed no later than the position start date (September 14, 2018); other Master's degrees considered if the candidate is ABD in Physics.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which may be demonstrated in the following ways:
    • Experience in teaching college level physics courses and labs as the instructor of record; or
    • Other experience demonstrating potential for excellence in teaching physics will also be considered.
  • Candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics preferred.
  • Preference for candidates with experience teaching lower division physics courses;
  • Expertise allowing the selected candidate to teach in an area of specialization within Physics, beyond the expectation to teach core Physics courses, and/or expertise allowing the selected candidate to teach courses in Engineering





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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 8/12/2018
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