The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin in Autumn quarter 2020. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, fixed-term, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment period is 2 years. Future reappointments are possible, with the first reappointment review occurring in the second year. The duties involve teaching introductory physics courses during the academic year and the summer quarter, usually in partnership with a faculty member, and assisting the department in a major restructuring of the introductory physics courses, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty in the course restructuring process. A Ph.D. is required. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for mentoring course teaching assistants, advising students, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and administrative abilities.
All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15252. For full consideration, applications should be completed by December 15, 2019.
Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Peter Graham (pwgraham at stanford.edu).
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
About Stanford University
Stanford's Physics Department is a teaching and research department in the School of Humanities and Sciences. For undergraduates, we offer Physics majors and minors, Astronomy minors, and other concentrations. For graduate students, we offer a Ph.D. destination program (while the Applied Physics Department offers both Ph.D. and Masters destination programs, but does not offer undergraduate degrees).
We teach large lecture & lab courses for the General Education Requirements in Natural Sciences, which provide opportunities for graduate teaching assistants, and we also teach a full range of courses intended for undergraduate Physics majors and graduate Physics students.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows are mentored in research in astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, atomic and laser physics, and condensed matter physics. We enjoy close connections to Applied Physics and departments at SLAC.
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