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Lecturer in Astronomy or Astrophysics
Santa Clara University
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February 20, 2014
Santa Clara , California
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Faculty 4-Year College/University
Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics, Physics: Physics
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Santa Clara University
Lecturer in Astronomy or Astrophysics


The Department of Physics at Santa Clara University invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning in September 2014.  The initial appointment is for three years, and there is a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach introductory astronomy courses for non-majors, introductory physics for majors, and upper-division astrophysics courses for physics majors.  S/he is also expected to engage in service at the departmental level and in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and position. The primary hiring criterion is evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching at the university level.  Special consideration will be given to candidates who will be able to facilitate undergraduate research at SCU or elsewhere.  Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by August 2014.  Applications should consist of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, syllabi), and a brief statement of plans for professional activity that could include but does not require plans for facilitating undergraduate research at SCU or elsewhere.  Please send applications to and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The application deadline is April 11, 2014.  Inquiries about the position should be directed to  SCU will not sponsor any visa applications for this position, and the successful candidate must provide evidence of legal authorization to work for the entire term.  More information can be found at   Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

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