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The Department of Physics (https://sciences.ucf.edu/physics/) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure earning lecturer position, anticipated to start in August 2020. This position is renewable annually, with the possibility of a summer teaching assignment.

We seek candidates to teach large-enrollment sections of introductory astronomy and physics courses for a variety of majors as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in physics and astronomy. The successful applicant is expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching. Familiarity with online/blended instructional methods and/or digital teaching and learning tools is desirable. Lecturers in the Department typically teach three courses per semester in the Fall and Spring terms and have some service assignment.

The Department of Physics has 52 full-time faculty members, offers B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and is housed in a state-of-the-art research building. UCF is a leading metropolitan university designated as a highest research activity institution, with a diverse student body of over 69,000 students. UCF has also been recently designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the Department of Education. We offer a dual- career hiring program, paid parental leave for both parents, and professional development and leadership training for faculty at all career stages. There is a career path for lecturers and the possibility of promotion based on years of service and performance.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related discipline, from an accredited institution and previous teaching experience at the university level.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload: (1) a cover letter including the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three references; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, training, and experience.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020. Applications received until April 16, 2020, will receive full consideration.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to physics@ucf.edu.