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Lecturer in Physics 2019-2020

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 14th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers throughout the academic year. Pending budgetary approval, one or more positions may become available during the 2019-20 academic year. Candidates must receive their Ph.D. prior to the first quarter of teaching. The most frequent need is for individuals to teach large-enrollment introductory physics courses for life-sciences majors (Physics 1A/1B/1C), engineering and science students (Physics 2A/2B/2C), and non-science majors (Physics 5, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, and 13), and/or other Physics courses if the need develops.

We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics or related field and research experience relevant to the courses(s) they might teach. Applicants having a strong track record in teaching similar courses in some capacity are highly preferred. Appointments will most likely be part-time for one quarter, but in some cases may be extended as needed and may commence as early as September 2019.

The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Successful candidates will be judged on scientific background and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale.

The primary focus of these positions will involve teaching physics courses, with emphasis on introductory laboratory and lecture courses for non-majors. Some involvement in related activities (e.g., curriculum development, training teaching assistants) is also a possibility.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at:

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - C.V. detailing teaching experience including instances and approximate enrollments.

  • A summary of recent representative teaching evaluations

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required