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Part-Time Lecturer - Physics

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 509396
Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Categories: Faculty

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Part-Time Lecturers

Job Description

The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth anticipates openings for Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs) in the coming academic year and potentially beyond, and invites applications from interested applicants. The PTL positions are renewable non-tenure-track positions with responsibilities for credit-bearing course-based instruction and/or undergraduate laboratory classes in the physics major as well as general education courses. The Physics Department has about 40 undergraduates and 15 graduate majors and offers BS and MS degrees in Physics.


Applicants must: (1) hold an earned Masters degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field; and (2) have prior teaching experience, preferably at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will have outstanding credentials that clearly demonstrate their teaching ability in a variety of undergraduate or graduate courses.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter indicating availability, current CV, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will be ongoing based on need, and applicant files will be retained in a pool unless an applicant withdraws.

Advertised: 22 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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