Illinois Institute of Technology, Physical Sciences

Position ID:Illinois Institute of Technology-Physical Sciences-SRLECTURER [#16074]
Position Title: Senior Lecturer- Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States
Subject Area: Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/05/31help popup (posted 2020/02/26, listed until 2020/05/31)
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 ( Appointment periods are 3-5 years and renewable. The start date is August 15th, 2020.

We seek candidates to teach, using modern physics pedagogy, ~50 student enrollment sections of introductory courses in Mechanics and E&M. Dependent on background, the candidate may also be expected to teach some upper-division undergraduate or graduate courses in physics. The successful applicant is expected to be a dynamic and engaging lecturer and demonstrate potential for overall excellence in teaching. Experience commensurate with teaching advanced undergraduate instrumentation and experimental laboratory courses is a plus. Ability to teach advanced undergraduate astrophysics courses is also a plus. 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 are also 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 • A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in physics, astrophysics or closely related field • Previous Physics teaching experience is desirable but not required Instructions Please submit the following application materials by mail to: Dr. Grant Bunker, Department Chair, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3101 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60616 or by e-mail to with the subject heading “2020 Senior Lecturer Position” and provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request. The application should 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, 2020 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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Contact: Grant Bunker
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