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Assistant Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy

  • Employment Type: Faculty - Regular
  • Bargaining Unit: AAUP
  • FTE: 1
  • Division: Academic Affairs
  • Department: Physics
  • College: Coll Nat Sci and Mathematics
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Requisition ID: req1368
  • Position Control Number (PCN): 935867
  • Posting Period: 11/12/2019-filled

Position Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toledo (www.physics.utoledo.edu) is currently seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of lecturer, commencing August 2020. While non-tenured, a successful lecturer is expected to have continued employment with opportunities for advancement in rank. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses but primarily introductory, large enrollment, lecture-demonstration courses in both physics and astronomy including those taken by non-science majors. The duties associated with this position would include all aspects of teaching such as preparation of course materials, teaching smaller recitation classes, coordinating the revision of teaching approaches in introductory courses within the department, and academic program assessment.


The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy or related field. Teaching experience is essential, along with evidence of effectiveness in teaching a variety of courses. Good oral communication and writing skills are required. The candidate must have had experience with and be prepared to apply advanced pedagogical and technological methods to the courses taught. Ability to adapt teaching techniques to various classroom or online settings and student preparation is required.

The application should include: (i) cover letter explaining the applicant's qualifications, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) teaching statement of a maximum length of two pages, and (iv) a sample syllabus. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the deadline to PhysLecturer@utoledo.edu. For full consideration, completed applications including letters should be received by 15 January, 2020.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.