University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UTRGV-Physics and Astronomy-LEC [#17684]
Position Title: Lecturer of Physics/Physical Science/Astronomy
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Brownsville, Texas 78552, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/01/24 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/30, listed until 2021/01/24)
Position Description:    

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We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a Lecturer I of the Department of Physics and Astronomy beginning September 01, 2021. The successful applicant will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate physics, astronomy, and physical science courses in traditional, hybrid, and online formats. Given that UTRGV is a distributed university, the faculty hired may be assigned to teach courses at different campuses. The position is a three-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations. The standard teaching load is 12-15 contact hours per semester, depending on the level of service commitment assigned in a given academic year. Although the primary responsibilities of Lecturers will be in the areas of teaching, the faculty hire may be asked to perform service-related activities. Service to the university and the community is an integral part of UTRGV faculty members’ responsibilities. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTRGV aspires for a Tier I excellence in research, teaching and innovation to emerge as global leaders in experimental, theoretical and computational physics, and to serve the regional, state and national community through dissemination of education and active professional engagement. Although not required, UTRGV faculty, including Lecturers, are encouraged to engage in research and scholarships. Additional information about UTRGV Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, names & contact information of at least three references, transcript of records, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including curriculum materials developed. Letters of references will be requested from short-listed candidates. Complete applications should be submitted online at (Posting Number: FRGV1121) Electronic inquiries may be directed to Applications should be received by January 24, 2021 to receive full consideration. Minimum Qualifications: M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university, at least two years’ experience in teaching physics/physical science/astronomy, demonstrated or evidence of potential for using technology effectively to foster students’ learning and a strong commitment to inclusive teaching practices, and demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language. Preferred Qualifications: doctoral degree in Physics or closely related field from an accredited university, experience in working with diverse populations and teaching experience in an institution with predominantly Hispanic population like UTRGV, and demonstrated ability or evidence of potential for implementing student-centered active teaching approaches in both face-to-face and remote/online teaching. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code 51.215(c) and the Texas Government Codes 411.094 (a)(2). All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC).

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