The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning fall semester 2023. This is a non-tenure track position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. This position has the potential to be renewed. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.
Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory astronomy and/or physics courses, managing teaching assistants assigned to the courses, holding at least four office hours per week, and mentoring undergraduate research projects. We seek an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching and can motivate students to learn through student-centered learning techniques.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy or a related field; or M.S. in Physics or Astronomy or a related field with at least one year of teaching experience.
Demonstrated ability to teach introductory astronomy and/or physics in large-enrollment introductory courses.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220247. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
Letter of application highlighting the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications.
Statement of teaching philosophy.
In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Jennifer Light (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869, to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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