Position Summary: Washburn University's Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a 9-month lecturer position to begin August 1, 2023. This is a one-year appointment only.
Each selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Essential Functions: • Fulfill teaching expectations associated with appointment as a lecturer. Teach 12 hours per semester (either in-person or online, according to departmental needs) or equivalent full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Required Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Physics or related field. • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Official transcripts required upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications: • Doctoral degree in Physics or related field. • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching physics at the undergraduate level. • Experience using physics education research-based curricula.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Please upload the following items as a pdf to the “additional document” field via the electronic application: a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer evaluations). Contact information for three current professional references will be collected as part of the application form. • If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Karen Camarda, department Chair email@example.com. • The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.
Background Check Required
Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.
Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.
Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in Topeka, Kansas that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students and was named the top public university in Kansas and the overall 14th best in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report for 2022-2023. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.
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