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Lecturer (Continuing): Physics

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.


We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.


Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at www.UNTSystem.edu.

Posting Title:

Lecturer (Continuing): Physics

Department:

UNT-Physics-122300

College/School:

College of Science

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility:

ORP Eligible

Additional Retirement Information:

For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.

Department Summary:

UNT Physics offers B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. It also offers a BS/MS accelerated program for students to obtain both B.S. and M.S. degrees in 5 years. In addition to general physics, its undergraduate program offers Engineering Physics, Computational Physics, and Astronomy concentrations.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Lecturer who will serve in a continuing, full-time position that can start as early as January 2024. The Lecturer position is an important, pedagogically oriented element of the department and plays a key role in supporting course that serve physics majors as well as courses serving other STEM and non-science majors. We seek strong, student-focused candidates with interactive and engaged teaching methodology who reflect on and continually hone their teaching practices. A commitment to cultivating a classroom and department in which all students can thrive is essential. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and skill.The Lecturer will be expected to provide engaging and interactive instruction for three to four course sections per semester. These courses include primarily introductory astronomy, and may include introductory physics (calculus-based or algebra-based), science and technology of sound, as well as core undergraduate physics courses. The Lecturer will also be expected to manage and coordinate the introductory astronomy courses, particularly in terms of keeping the contents of their online sections current while assuring their compliance with university requirements.Lecturers in the Department of Physics have the opportunity to contribute to important activities including, but not limited to 1) Training graduate or undergraduate teaching assistants, 2) Integrating computational modeling into introductory courses, 3) Mentoring undergraduate research projects, 4) Curriculum development for lecture, recitation, or laboratory instruction, 5) Outreach and/or student recruitment, and 6) Undergraduate advising. Applicants are encouraged to share their interest in and, if applicable, their experience with such activities.An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Science in Astronomy, Physics, or Physics Education
  • Experience teaching courses in astronomy and/or physics
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or Physics Education
  • Demonstrated interactive and engaged teaching

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.

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Posting Number:

F1287P

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will start to review applications on September 15, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/75046

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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