Boston University, Department of Physics

Position ID:BU-Physics-LECT [#23870]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/29, finished 2023/08/19, listed until 2023/05/29)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics in Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a salaried, full-time teaching position at the rank of Lecturer with a secondary teaching responsibility in the CAS Core Natural Sciences Curriculum, with a start date of July 1, 2023. This is a full-time teaching faculty position and is a non-tenure track appointment. The yearly course load is three in Physics and one in Core.

The Department of Physics supports vibrant education and research programs across major areas of physics, as well as in interdisciplinary areas at the interfaces with biology, chemistry, computer science, and engineering. Physics Department duties for this position involve teaching three courses per year that include introduction to physics courses for non-physics STEM majors and/or in science-focused courses that satisfy general education requirements for non-STEM majors (e.g., the Physics of Food and Cooking; Cinema Physica: Physics through Cinema).

The CAS Core Curriculum offers an integrated curriculum that includes courses in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. As a learning community, Core Curriculum believes that the cultural and social diversity of its faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to its distinction and excellence. Successful applicants will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the natural sciences as well as an interest in developing inclusive pedagogies that encourage students from all disciplines to engage with the sciences. In Core, duties include working collaboratively with other faculty on one interdisciplinary team-taught course each spring leading weekly discussion sections, delivering lectures on your area of specialty, and helping to develop new curricula. The interdisciplinary course is aimed at the first and second-year level for non-science majors and it considers the role of science in the modern world, how we know what we know, and the nature of truth in a 21st century context.

The initial appointment is for two years, with possibility of renewal.

We seek applicants with a strong science background and experience and proven track-record in teaching at the college level, and an ability to work well in a collaborative environment. The candidate should (a) have experience in both traditional teaching and experiential and active learning approaches; and (b) should be committed to stimulating broad interest in the sciences for diverse cohorts of students from all disciplines. They should also be interested in developing outreach efforts into local schools, particularly those serving under-resourced students, aimed at enhancing the diversity and strength of the STEM pipeline.

This is a nine-month faculty position with salary payments spread over twelve months. We also provide support for conferences that encourage pedagogical development.

Please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching interests and qualifications, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent via Application deadline for all materials is February 15, 2023. Questions about the position may be addressed to Robyn Kinch (, the Chair’s administrative assistant.

People from traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. BU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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590 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 255
Boston MA 02215