Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy

Sam Houston State University

United States

February 25, 2022

Description

Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy Bookmark this Posting Print Preview Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Requests for information and letters of recommendation may be directed to Scott Miller ( stm009@shsu.edu ) from an official email address.

Please note: Reference providers listed in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Posting Details Position Title Lecturer of Physics and Astronomy

Requisition 202200013F Rank Lecturer FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Science & Engineering Technology Department Dept of Physics Open Date 01/25/2022 Quicklink https: // shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30196

Contact Name Prof. Scott Miller

Title

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Sam Houston State University 1908 Avenue J (Box 2267) 204 Farrington Building Huntsville, Texas 77341-2267

Contact Phone 936-294-3266 Contact Email stm009@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Sam Houston State University Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a one-year (9 month) salaried lecturer position to begin in August 2022, with possibility of annual renewal.

The primary responsibility of this position is teaching the core astronomy courses in our newly renovated Engaging Spaces classroom, along with working with associated lab instructors Secondary responsibilities could also include instruction of introductory physics courses, especially conceptual physics.

The instructional load is (44), i.e. four three-credit-hour courses for each of the fall and spring terms. The candidate is also expected to partner with the astronomy faculty in related service activities. For example, this could include curriculum refinement, or supervision of laboratory teaching assistants.

This position will be based at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Requires a minimum of a Master's degree in Astronomy or Physics or a very closely related field.

Experience Required for the Position

Teaching experience is greatly valued in the selection process. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they are capable of providing quality teaching while maintaining an engaging classroom environment suitable for learning. The successful candidate should have a commitment to student success in our core astronomy courses for non-science majors, exhibit an ability to incorporate active learning styles in their presentations, and be able to teach introductory astronomy in various modalities, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid. The ideal candidate will have engaged in scholarly work involving astronomy education research, but such scholarship is not mandatory

Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary

Requests for information and letters of recommendation may be directed to Scott Miller ( stm009@shsu.edu ) from an official email address.

Please note: Reference providers listed in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

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Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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