Lecturer of Physics (up to 2 positions to be filled)

Posting Details

Position Title Lecturer of Physics (up to 2 positions to be filled) Requisition 202100026F Rank Lecturer FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Science & Engineering Technology Department Dept of Physics Open Date 03/16/2021 Quicklink https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/26658
Contact Name Prof. Joel Walker Title

Chair & Professor
Sam Houston State University
1908 Avenue J (Box 2267)
204 Farrington Building
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2267

Contact Phone 936-294-4803 Contact Email jwalker@shsu.edu
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Sam Houston State University invites applications for the role of Lecturer of Physics. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits package. Contracts will be for one year (9 months), covering the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic terms, with the possibility of annual renewal. Up to two such positions are available to be filled.

The primary duty for this position is instruction of introductory physics courses, including college physics for science majors and conceptual physics. The teaching load is (4/4), i.e. four courses for each of the fall and spring terms. Some portion of assigned courses could be online, and management of an associated 1-credit-hour lab is additionally required in each such cases.

Cooperation with the faculty and other lecturers regarding coordination and improvement of the curriculum is expected.

This position will be based at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas.

Educational Requirements for the Position

This position minimally requires a Master’s degree in Physics (PhD preferred) or a very closely related field.

Experience Required for the Position

Candidates are expected to demonstrate subject mastery, effective communication (including the simple and intuitive exposition of conceptually or quantitatively challenging material), and a commitment to successful student learning outcomes.

Teaching experience is greatly valued in the selection process, as is experience in active learning techniques and the capacity to teach in various modalities, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid. Experience or scholarly work in the field of physics education is likewise valued, but not required.

Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary

Requests for information and letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the author from a business email address) may be directed to Joel Walker .

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
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    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you available to teach during the day?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you available to teach during the evening?
    • Yes
    • No
Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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