The Physics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to hire full-time lecturers for academic year 2020-2021 beginning September 10, 2020 (with possible extension to a second academic year 2021-22). Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics (and possibly, astronomy) lecture and lab courses. Candidates in all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Physics Department has approximately 50 faculty, whose primary function is teaching undergraduate physics courses to students in technical disciplines. We offer programs of study leading to Bachelor's Degrees in Physics, with approximately 200 majors currently enrolled. We also offer courses in astronomy, geology, geophysics, and oceanography. For more information about the Physics Department, please see https://physics.calpoly.edu/physics-lecturers and www.physics.calpoly.edu.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae (3) teaching philosophy statement, and (4) unofficial transcript(s) as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Candidates may be asked to submit a teaching video.
Review of applications will begin April 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date may be considered. Positions are open until filled.
For questions, contact the Physics Department by phone at 805-756-2448 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education or Astronomy (or a closely related field with a strong physics background) is required. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before September 10, 2020.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching.
Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.
Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Internal Number: 496080
About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility
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