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Lecturer in Physics 2022-2023

Position overview

Position title: Temporary Lecturer in Physics

Application Window

Open date: April 6, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 29, 2022 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 5, 2023 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 2022-23 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.

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.

Please use the specialization tool to identify if you are an internal appointee or an external applicant.

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available)
Statement of Teaching

External Applicants are required to submit:
CV
Statement of Contributions to Diversity
Teaching Evaluations: most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
Statement of Teaching

Qualifications

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.

Preferred qualifications

Research experience relevant to the course to be taught and a strong track record in teaching similar courses in some capacity.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03210

Help contact: vluangraj@ucsd.edu

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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA