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Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, NE

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Physical Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Working Title:

Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy

Department:

Physics & Astronomy-1092

Requisition Number:

F_230192

Posting Open Date:

12/11/2023

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

01/31/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning fall semester 2024. This is a non-tenure track position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. This position has the potential to be renewed. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory astronomy and/or physics courses, managing teaching assistants assigned to the courses, and holding student office hours. Mentoring undergraduate research projects may also be included. We seek an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching and collaborating with departmental faculty to facilitate an engaging and enriching learning experience for the students.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field.
  • Previous teaching experience in higher education (including as a Teaching Assistant).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics.
  • At least one year of teaching experience in higher education as the instructor of record.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach introductory astronomy and/or physics in large-enrollment introductory courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to use physics education research-informed teaching methods.
  • Demonstrated inclusive teaching practices being used in the classroom.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

Criminal History Background Check Required:

No

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. Letter of application highlighting the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy. Attach as “Other Document.”
In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Jennifer Light (jlight3@unl.edu).

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jennifer Light, jlight3@unl.edu

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

No

Planned Hire Date:

Fall 2024

Organizational Location:

Default Location

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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