The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine seeks to fill a fixed-length, two-year, non-tenure track, academic-year appointment as Lecturer, anticipated to start August 30, 2021. This position is not renewable.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Undergraduate teaching in departmental lower- and upper-division courses; may include upper-division laboratory courses and coordination of student assistants in lower-division laboratory and/or recitation sections.
Collaborative work with others involved in delivering multi-section introductory courses.
Some mentoring of teaching assistants as laboratory and/or recitation coordinator.
Service to the department is expected.
The typical teaching assignment for this position will be three classes (or the equivalent) in each of the Fall and Spring semesters.
We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
A master’s degree in physics or a closely related area is required by date of hire.
Demonstrated effective college-level teaching in physics.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
A doctoral degree in physics or a closely related area.
Demonstrated familiarity with active engagement teaching strategies.
Experience in a supervisory or mentoring role.
A record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
Potential to contribute to the University of Maine’s commitment to an inclusive and diverse student body that includes first-generation and low-income students and those from groups that are under-represented in physics.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references 4.) teaching statement
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: May 19, 2021 Zoom interviews to begin no earlier than: May 26, 2021 Tentative start date: August 30, 2021
For questions about the search, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; please use subject "UMaine Physics Fixed-Length Lecturer"
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine is a student focused research department, offering three undergraduate degrees (BA & BS in Physics, BS in Engineering Physics (ABET accredited) and a graduate program offering the PhD degree and three Master's degrees (MS in physics, two-ME in engineering physics).
The University of Maine is located in Orono, ME
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