Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Physics
The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Lecturer. The position is a 9 month, non-tenure track appointment that begins August 16, 2017 and may have the possibility of renewal.
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, recent experience teaching introductory physics, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Candidates who are also qualified for and have a strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses at a variety of levels are particularly desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 16, 2017 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education and research interests compatible with the School’s current research activities are desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
Required Minimum Qualifications
PhD in physics or a closely related discipline
Recent experience teaching introductory physics
Potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom
Strong communication skills.
Required Minimum Education Level
How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty (Search 3107BR). Submit your application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, curriculum vita that clearly describes teaching experience, and upload the following attachment:
Statement of teaching philosophy (include any evidence of effectiveness in teaching in an interactive learning classroom, as well as in the teaching of undergraduate astronomy courses)
Letters of recommendation from three current professional references should be sent directly to Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, RIT School of Physics and Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be in PDF format.
Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to email@example.com.
To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by May 26, 2017. The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at https://www.rit.edu/science/sopa.
About Rochester Institute of Technology - School of Physics and Astronomy
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education... and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny). Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”
THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT:
The School of Physics and Astronomy consists of 37 faculty, 8 postdocs, 150 undergraduate physics majors, and 30 astrophysics graduate students. The School offers a BS program in Physics and a PhD/MS program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology. Faculty in the school currently contribute to graduate programs in Materials Science & Engineering, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Microsystems Engineering, Sustainability, and Imaging Science. Approximately 1800 students/semester are taught introductory physics in an activity-based integrated lecture/lab format. The RIT School of Physics and Astronomy was a 2015 winner of the APS “Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education” (http://www.aps.org/programs/education/undergrad/faculty/awardees.cfm). Information about the RIT School of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/.
THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.
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