The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (http://physics.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) position. Lecturers with Potential Security of Employment are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching. This appointment can lead to security of employment and is comparable to an assistant professorship. All positions are subject to budget approval.
The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to develop, revise, update and teach undergraduate lab and lecture Physics courses for life-sciences majors. The candidate will also advance science education beyond UCSD through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, participation in writing textbooks and/or creating on-line teaching materials. The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in physics (any area) or a closely related scientific field. In addition, successful candidates will have a record of excellence in undergraduate university-level teaching, and strong writing and interpersonal skills, as well as potential for contributing to a climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Previous experience with teaching physics to life-sciences majors and/or life-sciences applications of physics is desirable.
Applications should be submitted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01350.
Review of applications will commence on March 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any formal teaching evaluation reports, and a synopsis of teaching experience/philosophy and professional goals. Additionally, candidates must submit a separate statement on past and/or planned contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html), and must arrange to have three to five letters of reference that address teaching, research, and professional service posted to the above website.
Information about spousal/partner employment is available on the Partner Opportunities Program website: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.