The Department of Physics at Brandeis University invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Physics. This is a teaching focused position and will involve teaching two to three physics courses each semester (a five-course load). The position is subject to budgetary approval. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a wide range of physics courses, utilizing active learning and evidence-based approaches, and have demonstrated an interest in physics education as a career. We are looking for a person who can inspire and motivate students and is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate experience. The position is expected to start in Fall 2023. A Ph.D. in Physics or related fields is required.
We are a vibrant department with research interests in a broad range of fields and a commitment towards undergraduate education. The position, in addition to course duties and dependent on candidate interests, provides opportunities to develop new pedagogical techniques in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, to collaborate across STEM departments on undergraduate teaching and DEI initiatives and/or engage in research on Physics teaching. It will also provide opportunities for research in a variety of Physics subfields that involves undergraduate students.
Duties & Responsibilities
* Prepare and deliver lectures
* Prepare, assign, and handle the grading of appropriate assignments, projects, and exams
* Be available to answer student questions outside of class
* Effectively manage assigned Teaching Assistants in handling work associated with the courses
* Assist with advising and mentoring undergraduate students
* Participate in departmental, Division of Science and university committees focused on undergraduate education.
At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
Brandeis is a private research university with a liberal arts focus. It's campus comprises 235 acres and more than 100 academic and residential buildings. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 3,493 and a graduate student enrollment of 1,947 (as of fall 2020). It's setting is suburban, and the campus size is 235 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.
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