Lecturer (Continuing)

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Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Lecturer (Continuing)




College of Science

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Department Summary:

The Department of Physics is a diverse team, including about 20 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and more than 10 support staff members. Faculty are active in carrying out state-of-the-art research in the key areas of physics with the participation of graduate and undergraduate students. The department is committed to excellence in teaching students across the campus with innovative pedagogy. The education goal is to prepare students to be life-long learners and competitive in job market.

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas is seeking a Lecturer to serve in a continuing, full time position and to start in the January 2022 academic semester. The department serves students from across the University’s population, including physics majors. The Lecturer position is an important pedagogically oriented element of the department’s delivery of courses for freshman and sophomores from STEM and non-science areas.

The Lecturer will be required to teach introductory Astronomy and physics courses and may be assigned to teach core undergraduate courses in physics depending on the departmental needs. The candidates are expected to teach 3-4 courses per semester with the potential for a course load reduction for other assignments such as assisting in recruiting, professional activities, undergraduate advising, course development, lab management, and service activities. The candidates are also expected to coordinate the lecturing and lab teaching with other instructors to ensure consistency in teaching. The department is looking for strong student focused candidates with interactive and engaged teaching methodology. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s of Science in Astronomy or Physics Education or Physics

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics Education, or Physics.

Candidate’s background in astrophysics or astronomy is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will start in early August, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time