Cornell University, Physics

Position ID:Cornell-Physics-TLP1 [#23705, WDR-00034295]
Position Title: Full Time Lecturer Position
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Physics, Physics Education
Appl Deadline:2022/12/09 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2022/11/11, listed until 2023/12/09)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

Full-Time Lecturer Position-Physics Department, Cornell University

The Cornell University Department of Physics has 40 active faculty and approximately 170 graduate students and 60 undergraduate majors. We offer a full range of university-level courses in physics, from general education courses for nonscientists to doctoral-level independent research. Approximately 2000 students from across the University take physics courses each semester.

The Department is seeking an experienced Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (rank will commensurate with experience) to teach two physics courses per semester, some with lab components. Examples of courses often taught by lecturers include PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, PHYS 1102 - General Physics II, PHYS 1112 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat, PHYS 2207 - Fundamentals of Physics I, PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II, PHYS 2213 - Physics II: Electromagnetism, and PHYS 2214 - Physics III: Oscillations, Waves, and Quantum Physics. All course descriptions may be found here. Teaching assignments rotate semesterly based on the department’s teaching needs. Often, assignments include one course as the primary instructor and one as a supporting instructor. Courses are often team-taught and a collaborative spirit is essential.  The department is invested in developing and implementing active learning pedagogies and technologies, and candidates should share this commitment. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in effective classroom pedagogies to foster conceptual understanding and problem-solving abilities of students and to encourage them to be independent and efficient learners. The successful candidate will train, support, and mentor undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants (TAs). The successful candidate will be responsive to the ongoing development of alternative teaching techniques that continue to provide support for emerging student needs and will have an interest and drive for classroom and pedagogical innovation.

This is a three-year renewable, 9-month, academic appointment beginning in either spring 2023 or fall 2023, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An advanced degree in physics or in physics education; PhD preferred.
  • At least two years of experience teaching college-level physics. (This can include time as a graduate student teaching assistant or an instructor of record.)
  • Knowledge of effective instructional pedagogies and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting academic achievement of students.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and coordination skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work and teach collaboratively.
  • Initiative and interest in fostering an inclusive work environment.

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In addition, applicants may be asked to provide the names and contact information of three people able to provide information on the applicant’s teaching and her/his ability to work with diverse students.

Applications received before December 9, 2022, will receive full consideration.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

About Us

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs, and benefits to help employees advance in their careers and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, and flexible work options.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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Further Info:
109 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States