The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open level teaching faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (tenure-track) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (tenured) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.
With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) of leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching related tasks for lower and upper division courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service and research as appropriate to the position.
Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Statement of teaching • Applicants will need to arrange for 3 -5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website
Teaching evaluations and a statement of contributions to outreach and diversity are also welcome, but not required.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.