The Columbia University Department of Physics invites applications for an Associate in Discipline or Lecturer in Discipline to lead the introductory lab program beginning Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semester. The appointment involves developing and presenting new experiments, implementing new instructional pedagogies, and training, mentoring and supervision of teaching assistants for the laboratory courses. The appointment also requires teaching of several sections of the undergraduate laboratories. For an Associate in Discipline, the MA degree is required and for a Lecturer in Discipline, the PhD is required. Candidates should have physics laboratory teaching experience. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position, with multi-year reappointments contingent upon successful performance reviews.
For Associate in Discipline, the MA degree is required at time of appointment; for Lecturer in Discipline, the PhD is required at time of appointment.
Required Experience: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, interest and ability related to undergraduate physics instructional laboratories.
Preferred Experience: Experience with ‘active’ learning, and with training and oversight of laboratory teaching assistants (graduate and undergraduate).
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy to include a statement of goals for an undergraduate laboratory program in physics, and three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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