University of Vermont, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Astronomy and Space Science
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 013405
The Department of Physics at the University of Vermont (UVM) is inviting applications for a full-time Lecturer position (1.0 FTE) to teach astronomy, astrophysics, and introductory physics courses. This position is set to commence in the fall semester of 2024 for an initial two-year contract. The position is open-ended, subject to periodic review for reappointment. We are seeking a dedicated educator who has a proven track record of effectiveness in undergraduate science education and is well-versed in recent advancements in physics and astronomy education.
Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching introductory astronomy, upper-division astrophysics courses, and introductory physics courses to support the astronomy minor and astrophysics concentration of the physics BA. This full-time position will have a load of 4 course equivalents per semester (note that some courses, such as large enrollment classes can count as more than 1 equivalent), as well as a small service component (attending faculty meetings and joining one committee). While candidates with expertise in astrophysics or astrophysics instruction are of particular interest, we also welcome exceptional candidates with expertise in any area of physics so long as they also excel in teaching astronomy and astrophysics. A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or a related field is expected.
To apply for this position, please visit www.uvmjobs.com (position #013405) and provide the following:
· A cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position.
· A statement of teaching philosophy.
· A detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
· A statement outlining how you will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence at UVM.
· Names and email addresses of at least three references who can be contacted after the initial application review.
Applications lacking any of these components will not be considered. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and we strongly encourage applicants to submit all materials by December 1, 2023, for full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed after that date until the position is filled. A background check will be conducted for each final candidate. For further information, please contact Dr. Luke Donforth (Luke.Donforth@uvm.edu), Search Committee Chair.
The Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusiveness of Our Common Ground
UVM is particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the accessibility, diversity, and inclusive excellence of our academic community through their teaching, service, research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are a community dedicated to preparing students to become responsible leaders in a diverse and ever-evolving world, guided by the values of Our Common Ground. As part of the application process, candidates are required to provide a diversity impact statement detailing how they intend to enhance diversity within the department through their teaching and service at the University. Read more at the University’s Why Diversity statement. statement.
UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal or state law.
About University of Vermont, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
The Department and College
The Department of Physics is housed within UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; including the new STEM complex equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Within CEMS and the broader UVM community, we foster dynamic, highly collaborative, and interdisciplinary scientific and academic environments. Our faculty actively engage in teaching and research collaborations across UVM Colleges and Schools, as well as with the UVM Medical Center. Our department regularly engages in both cutting edge research and also public engagement including collaborating with local science museums and schools, supporting student clubs such as the Society of Physics Students and Space Club, and helping the university prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse.
The University and Community
Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont is a comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of over 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. UVM is situated in Burlington, Vermont, offering breathtaking views of Lake Champlain nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, ...a city of 43,000 residents in a metropolitan area of 214,000, consistently ranks as one of the best small cities in America. Known for its vibrant music and food scenes, as well as its outdoor and adventure opportunities (as recognized by Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington is also praised as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s robust entrepreneurial and high-technology ecosystem has garnered recognition from the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. Despite its idyllic rural Vermont location, Burlington is conveniently situated just a two-hour drive from Montreal and a four-hour drive from Boston. Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.
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