Lecturer - Physics (One-Year Appointment)

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information Working Title:  Lecturer - Physics
UW System Title:  Lecturer 
Start Date:  August 22, 2022 Essential Job Functions

The Natural and Applied Sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a 9-month, one academic year Lecturer in Physics position with additional limited summer work associated with GPS program. 

This position will be responsible for enhancing UW-Green Bay’s mission-driven inclusive teaching efforts and creating and maintaining an educational environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach lower- and upper-level courses (both online and in person), primarily First Year Seminar Courses and introductory level courses in Physics. Other assignments may include astronomy courses, an upper-level modern Physics course, or courses in support of the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • Implement inclusive instructional strategies to increase support for students from underrepresented and first-generation backgrounds at UW-Green Bay
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Create an inclusive, effective learning environment that addresses barriers and provides reasonable accommodations.
  • Contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • Master's degree in Physics from an accredited institution at time of application 
  • Evidence of excellence in student-centered teaching

  • Earned doctorate in Physics from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience using active learning techniques
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
  • Familiarity with technology and distance education
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Previous work with first year students and/or seminar courses similar to our First Year Seminar

Most importantly, the successful candidate will be an excellent teacher. Applicants should highlight their classroom and extracurricular experiences successfully working with students from different populations and backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. Evidence of teaching experience should include examples of course design and instructional techniques that actively engage students and encourage critical thinking. Successful candidates will also provide evidence that pedagogical choices in their past teaching have been informed by best practices from instructional research, needs of students, and self-reflection.

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

The home campus of this position is Green Bay, and the successful candidate may be required to teach courses at the Marinette, Sheboygan, or Manitowoc Campuses. 

Position is a full-time, one year, 9-month, non-tenure track, Instructional Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below. To Apply

Please go to the full job posting at https://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/employment/career-opportunities/lecturer-physics-one-year-appointment/ and select the applicable application link. 

Select the job title for which you are applying.  Click the "Apply for Job" button.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password” and select "Sign In."  If you have not yet registered, click on "Register Now" to begin the registration process. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references 
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved OR Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work.
  • A statement of no more than three pages that addresses the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, including use of active learning techniques, explanation of how pedagogy implemented best practices from instructional research and accounted for needs of diverse students, and a reflection on the outcomes of past teaching experiences taking into account student and peer feedback.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Amy Ibuaka
Phone:  (920) 465-2104
Email:  ibuakaa@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, May 30, 2022.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.


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