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University of Florida
Lecturer in Physics

As part of a major faculty hiring initiative, the Department of Physics at the University of Florida (UF) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin in August 2018.

The primary teaching duties will be to work as a part of a team teaching over 5000 students who take introductory physics classes at UF each year. Depending on the applicant's background and departmental needs, other areas of undergraduate physics instruction may be involved. The Lecturer will be expected to help with programmatic improvements in our large course instruction by, for example, training teaching and learning assistants, applying pedagogy from physics education research, including more active learning environments, or implementing strategies to encourage and maintain participation from groups underrepresented in physics and STEM fields.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, and at least two years of experience teaching undergraduate Physics. Experience with some of the teaching improvements mentioned above is preferred. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Opportunities for summer teaching are likely. At UF, Lecturers have professional development opportunities, including a well-defined promotion structure, a professional development leave program, and access to travel funds for conference presentations.

Applications must be submitted online at, reference job number 504681, and must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publication list, a summary of physics teaching background and experience, a link to a short (5-10 minute) instructional video prepared by the applicant on a topic of his or her choice, and the names and contact information for three to five references. Reference providers will only be notified of their upload link once an application is submitted in full, so early completion of an application is highly recommended.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Prof. Selman Hershfield (

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).