Professorial Lecturer in Physics
The Department of Physics in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment as the Assistant Director of Physics Teaching Laboratories for Academic Year 2021-2022, starting on August 23, 2021. The appointment is a 9-month term position at the rank of Professional Lecturer during the academic year, with potential for additional teaching and compensation during the summer. We anticipate that the position will be renewable, contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching physics laboratory sections, working with lecture-course instructors to develop and implement laboratory teaching curriculum, and assisting in physics demonstrations for physics and astronomy lecture courses. This position also offers opportunities to teach traditional physics course, engage in research projects, or grow department initiatives in space sciences, science policy, data sciences, and biophysics. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.
American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu . The Department of Physics offers only undergraduate programs. Learn more about The College of Arts & Services at www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at www.american.edu/cas/physics/ .
Salary is competitive.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related field.
Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Include a letter of application, a teaching statement, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and recent teaching evaluations (when possible). The cover letter should address the applicants teaching, research, educational, and professional experience. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s approach to instruction of introductory and advanced physics content, with an emphasis on laboratory instruction.
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