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Lecturer in Physics 2021-2022

Position overview

Position title: Temporary Lecturer in Physics

Application Window

Open date: September 20th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Oct 25, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 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.

Position description

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 2021-22 academic year. 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.

Applicants with research experience relevant to the course they might teach and those 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 2021.

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. in Physics (any area) or related discipline; Ph.D. must be awarded prior to the first quarter of teaching.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Recent Teaching Evaluations - A summary of recent representative teaching evaluations.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

San Diego, CA