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Full Time Lecturer - Physics

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Full-Time Lecturer Position in Physics

The Department of Physics in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position with primary responsibilities for undergraduate laboratory and classroom teaching.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students each year in over 40 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology. 

UMass Dartmouth has transformed the lives of over 40,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. It is the only Massachusetts Tier 1 national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast. 

The College of Engineering is comprised of six departments: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.  We offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 8 concentrations, 11 graduate programs, and 8 accelerated BS-MS programs that serve more than 1,300 students.  Our goals are to prepare graduates to meet 21st-century technological challenges and improve the well-being of society; create new knowledge in engineering, technology, and computer science; and engage and develop students to become leaders in their fields through service and scholarship.



It is expected the successful candidate will be an engaging and effective teacher with a strong commitment to student learning and success. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate physics courses; providing assistance to senior capstone and research projects; collaborating with faculty to enhance the physics curriculum; academic advising; participating in department, university and professional service; fostering interdisciplinary collaborations in education; and engaging in college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a Master’s degree in physics or related field at the time of employment; have experience with teaching at the college level, particularly at the undergraduate level; possess excellent communication skills; demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence as well as diversity, equity and inclusion, and be authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis.


Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in physics or related field; outstanding credentials that clearly demonstrate their ability and commitment to undergraduate teaching, including laboratory work; the experience and ability to teach upper level undergraduate and graduate courses; and the potential to participate in scholarly activities.


Candidates from all physics backgrounds will be considered, including in existing fields in the department such as astrophysics/astronomy, AMO physics, computational physics, gravity, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics; or in a closely-allied field such as physics education research and quantum information/computing/optics. Successful candidates must show that they are able to effectively teach a wide selection of physics courses.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.



Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; contact information for at least three professional references; and a one-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Apply online at http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information about the Physics Department can be found at https://www.umassd.edu/engineering/phy/.

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