Position Description: The Department of Physics at the University of the Pacific is accepting applications for a 2-year Lecturer (non tenure track) faculty position to start in August 2020. This is a full-time benefits-eligible teaching-focused position, with an expectation of six courses per year.
Pacific is renowned for its rich liberal arts education, its high quality professional schools, and the close mentoring relationship between faculty and students. We offer B.S. degrees in physics and engineering-physics, and a B.A. degree in physics designed for science teaching. The Department has grant-funded research groups in high energy theory, the astrophysics of active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution, exoplanetary systems, and K-12 science education outreach.
Applicants must have a PhD. and be prepared to teach algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics covering mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism. The ability to teach other courses such as the physics of music and introductory scientific computing is desirable.
The University of the Pacific is an AA/EOE employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics.
Additional Qualifications: The ability to teach other courses such as the physics of music and introductory scientific computing is desirable.
Special Instructions: Required Documents 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application 3. Teaching Philosophy 4. Email addresses for three References required
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.