Illinois Institute of Technology, Physical Sciences

Position ID:Illinois Institute of Technology-Physical Sciences-SENIORLECTURER [#20866]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States
Subject Area: Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/22, finished 2022/03/28)
Position Description:    

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The Illinois Institute of Technology seeks an individual for a full-time, 9-month position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics ( The appointment period for this position is from 1-5 years and may be renewed. The start date is August 15th, 2022.

We seek candidates with a strong Astronomy/Astrophysics background to manage our Astrophysics program and teach undergraduate courses in Physics and Astrophysics. The successful applicant would be expected to teach undergraduate physics courses in Mechanics, E&M and Modern Physics as well as the astrophysics courses required by our program. We are seeking a dynamic and engaging lecturer with demonstrated potential for overall excellence in teaching. Lecturers in the department typically teach three courses per semester in the fall and spring terms, become members of some service committees, mentor and advise undergraduates and help with recruitment activities. Opportunities for summer teaching employment may also be available. An ability to engage undergraduate students in research projects would be highly welcomed.

Annual salary is negotiable and dependent upon the candidate’s previous experience and qualifications. Qualifications • Ph.D. in Astrophysics • Previous teaching experience is desirable but not required

Instructions Please submit the following application materials by e-mail to with the subject heading “2022 Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics” and provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request. The application must include: • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications • Curriculum vitae • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence. If applicable, please include any experience in teaching, mentoring or engaging in research with a diverse population of students.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by April 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration. If you have a question about the details of this search or position, please contact the Chair, Prof. Grant Bunker at

The Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer; we are committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within our community. Illinois Tech seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration.

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