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Lecturer & Lab Manager of Physics

Union College (NY)
Schenectady, New York
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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We invite applications for a full-time lecturer in physics, beginning in Fall 2023. The position is for a period of three years, with the possibility of renewal. Lecturers can go up for promotion to senior lecturer after six years. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field and the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The suitable candidate is expected to teach introductory physics classes and labs to engineering students and pre-medical students, general education science classes, and may have the opportunity to teach upper-level classes for the physics major. Lecturers are expected to teach four courses across three trimesters each year.  In addition, the lecturer will have co-curricular responsibilities including managing the introductory physics and astronomy laboratory equipment and set-ups. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to student-centered undergraduate education. We welcome applicants from the traditionally underrepresented groups.


Union is a highly selective liberal arts college with an engineering program, which includes degrees in mechanical, electrical, biomedical, and computer engineering, and which is in the process of expanding to include civil and environmental engineering.  It is located in the Capital District of New York State, a region heavily engaged in science and R&D. The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( includes eleven full-time faculty in a variety of fields including astrophysics, atomic physics, computational biophysics, environmental physics, geophysics, nuclear and particle physics, materials science, and art restoration research. 


Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement regarding goals and ability to contribute to a diverse community, a detailed curriculum vita, a statement on teaching with emphasis on philosophy of teaching and mentoring a diverse set of undergraduates, and names and contact information for three references through our online application available at (search on “physics” in the Search Jobs box). An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Note that all new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check. Questions about the position may be addressed to We will begin the review of applications on February 28 and continue until the position is filled.

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