Visiting Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy - Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number: 5670BR

School/Department: School of Physics and Astronomy

College : College of Science

Faculty Rank : Visiting Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021

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The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a position at the rank of Visiting Lecturer. This position is a 9 month, non-tenure track appointment that would begin in August 2021, with the possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

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  • PhD in physics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
  • Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at will Search: 5670BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:

  • Letters of recommendation from 3 references*
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

*Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to and must be in PDF format . Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to Review of applications will begin immediately until positions are filled.

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