Stanford University, Varian Physics

Position ID:Stanford University-Varian Physics-LEC [#27360]
Position Title: Physics Lecturer
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Stanford, California 94305, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/04/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/18)
Position Description:    

Lecturer in Physics, Stanford University, Department of Physics

The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin in Summer or Autumn quarter 2024. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible, teaching position. The initial appointment is for a term of 2 years with possible reappointment after that. The primary role of this position will be to teach introductory physics courses, possibly in partnership with another instructor. Duties will include assisting the department in a restructuring of the introductory physics courses and laboratories, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The 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 introductory physics courses, including mentoring and managing the intro course teaching assistants, supporting faculty new to teaching these courses, helping with other aspects of the physics education program, 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, and statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum) and arrange for the submission of 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 April 5, 2024, though we will continue to accept applications after this date. Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Graham (

The expected base pay range for this position is $89,000 - $112,500.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. 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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