Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics
The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida is now accepting applications for a permanent, 12-month, non-tenure track, Lecturer faculty position to begin in August 2020. Responsibilities include teaching and preparing undergraduate astronomy laboratory courses, lecturing introductory astronomy courses as needed, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our curriculum. An ability and interest in teaching physics laboratories and lower-level introductory physics lecture courses is also desirable. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to contribute service to both the university and to the profession. The ideal candidate will have previous, documented experience in teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in Physics and/or Astronomy. The successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of curricular content, in particular laboratory course experiments. Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics or closely related field.
Not including this position, the Department consists of ten tenure-track faculty and seven non-tenure track lecturers. The Department has research clusters in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and earth science. The Department has a very active outreach program and will enjoy added renovated facilities from Spring 2020, including the installation of an observatory on campus.
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Warren Huelsnitz at PhysicsSearch2@unf.edu. Application reviews will begin on December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants are required to submit: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a one to two page statement of teaching interests and practices; 4) names and contact information of three professional references 5) must arrange to email copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. Warren Huelsnitz at PhysicsSearch2@unf.edu;
Statement of Understanding UNF Faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction and service. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. UNF is an Equal Employment/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to diversity in the workforce. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
UNF’s Department of Physics is committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. The applicant should describe his/her experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups of students. The applicant should also describe his/her abilities and ideas for contributing to this goal at UNF. This information can be contained in the letter of interest, or as a separate statement on diversity.
UNF’s Department of Physics is committed to improving the training of its students through an active and ongoing effort to improve the curriculum. The applicant should describe his/her experience working with student-centered methods of instruction. The applicant should also describe his/her abilities and ideas for contributing to this goal at UNF. This information can be contained in the letter of interest, or in the teaching interests and practices document.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a masters degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics or closely related field. Further, the successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of curricular content, in particular laboratory course experiments.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Vacation, Medical Benefits (State Employment)
Internal Number: 334120
About University of North Florida (UNF)
The University of North Florida is one of 12 public universities in the State University System of Florida. A comprehensive, urban university located in Jacksonville, UNF is home to 17,000 students and six colleges: the Brooks College of Health, the Coggin College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, the College of Education and Human Services and the Hicks Honors College.
The University of North Florida offers 57 bachelor’s degrees with 83 areas of concentration, 35 master’s degrees with 70 areas of concentration and five doctoral degrees with three areas of concentration. There are six flagship programs: coastal and marine biology, international business, music, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, and transportation and logistics.
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