Stanford University, Physics Dept.

Position ID:Stanford-PHYS-SRLECT [#21574]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer - Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305-4060, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/05/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/05, finished 2022/11/19)
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Senior Lecturer Position in Physics, Stanford University, Department of Physics

The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Senior Lecturer position to begin in Autumn quarter 2022. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for a term of 5 years with possible reappointment after that. The duties involve teaching introductory physics courses during the academic year and the summer quarter, possibly in partnership with a faculty member, and assisting the department in a major restructuring of the introductory physics courses, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The Senior Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, including effective pedagogy and equitable assessment, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty in the course restructuring process. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for helping to manage the undergraduate program, especially the introductory courses, including mentoring and managing the course teaching assistants, advising students, supporting faculty new to teaching these courses, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate. They will also contribute to ensuring continuous improvement of these courses, monitoring the outcomes, and making ongoing improvements.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and administrative abilities. In the statement, please discuss your teaching practices and experience and how they prepare you to take on the responsibilities described above, including how you promote an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and how you would measure the success of your teaching efforts.

All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online: For full consideration, applications should be completed by May 15, 2022.

Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Graham (

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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382 Via Pueblo Mall
Physics Dept.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4060