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UC San Diego

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers (Unit 18) throughout the academic year. The most frequent need is for individuals to teach introductory physics courses for life-sciences majors (Physics 1A/1B/1C), engineering and science students (Physics 2A/2B/2C), and non-science majors (Physics 5, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, and 13).

We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics or related field with research experience relevant to the courses(s) to which they are applying to teach. Applicants with teaching experience are preferred; experience can be as a teaching assistant. Appointments may be full or part time, for 1, 2, or 3 quarters in duration, and may commence as early as September 2017.

The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Successful candidates will be judged on scientific background and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale.

The primary focus of these positions will involve teaching physics courses, with emphasis on introductory laboratory and lecture courses for non-majors. Some involvement in related activities (e.g., curriculum development, training teaching assistants) is also a possibility. Review of applications will commence on August 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, summary of teaching evaluations, and a separate statement on past experience and leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion and/or proposed future contributions (see Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference that address teaching, research, and professional service posted to the above website.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (