Lecturer of Physics and AstronomyRequisition:
Commensurate with education and experience.Position Type:
Full-Time Non-Tenure TrackCollege:
College of Science & Engineering TechnologyDepartment:
Dept of PhysicsOpen Date:
Prof. Renee JamesTitle:
Professor of Physics and AstronomyContact Phone:
Sam Houston State University
1908 Avenue J (Box 2267)
204 Farrington Building
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2267
[email protected]Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:
The Sam Houston State University Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a salaried lecturer position to begin in Spring 2023. The initial appointment is for a single semester with possibility of annual renewal on a per-year (9 month) contract basis.Educational Requirements for the Position:
The primary responsibility of this position is teaching the core astronomy courses in our newly renovated Engaging Spaces classroom, along with working with associated lab instructors Secondary responsibilities could also include instruction of introductory physics courses, especially conceptual physics.
The instructional load is (4|4), i.e. four three-credit-hour courses for each of the fall and spring terms. The candidate is also expected to partner with the astronomy faculty in related service activities. For example, this could include curriculum refinement, or supervision of laboratory teaching assistants.
This position will be based at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas.
Requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Astronomy or Physics or a very closely related field.Experience Required for the Position:
Teaching experience is greatly valued in the selection process. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they are capable of providing quality teaching while maintaining an engaging classroom environment suitable for learning. The successful candidate should have a commitment to student success in our core astronomy courses for non-science majors, exhibit an ability to incorporate active learning styles in their presentations, and be able to teach introductory astronomy in various modalities, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid. The ideal candidate will have engaged in scholarly work involving astronomy education research, but such scholarship is not required.Special Instructions Summary:
Requests for information and letters of recommendation may be directed to Renee James ( [email protected] ) from an official email address. Open Until Filled:
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