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Lecturer In Physics

The Department of Physics invites applications for the long-term, non-tenure track appointment of up to two positions at the rank of Lecturer beginning Spring or Fall 2015. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with over 6 years of full-time teaching experience may be considered for appointment as Senior Lecturer. The successful candidates will teach, primarily, the non-calculus and calculus-based introductory physics courses offered by the department, including the honors sections. The successful candidates will supervise and train the teaching assistants assigned to these courses and manage the resources of the Physics Tutorial Center. They will also participate in curriculum development of these, and other, new introductory-level physics courses and will provide general departmental and university service. We especially seek candidates with an interest in research-based curricular materials and methods. Although not required, individuals with an interest in developing introductory physics courses for life scientists are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely-related field.

The nine-month salary will be competitive and can be supplemented with additional teaching in the summer program.

The Physics department currently consists of 19 tenure-track and 15 research faculty, over 45 graduate students and 150 majors. The department offers a BS in Physics, a BA in Physics for Secondary Education, an Astronomy minor, and both MS and Ph.D. degrees in Physics and in Atmospheric Physics. Research expenditures currently exceed $6M per year. (For more information see: http://physics.umbc.edu). UMBC is frequently cited as one of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities.

To apply, send an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching experience and interests and the names and contact information of at least three references in a single PDF file to the Chair of the Search Committee at Physics@umbc.edu. The selection process will begin September 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UMBC community. UMBC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.