Lecturer in Physics

Job Summary

Visiting and Non-tenure Faculty Positions
State University of New York, Fredonia
Number of Positions Available
9 Months
Could the duration be extended?
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Fredonia, NY
United States

Job Description

The State University of New York at Fredonia seeks qualified applicants for a non-tenure track, academic-year appointment as Lecturer in Physics. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory undergraduate courses in the department, including the algebra-based physics sequence. This position has the potential to be renewed. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary. The Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, including effective pedagogy and equitable assessment ensuring continuous improvement of these courses, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty. 

A master’s degree in physics or a closely related area is required by date of hire. Demonstrated effective college-level teaching in physics, effective written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated familiarity with and/or openness to active engagement teaching strategies are also required. Preferred qualifications include any of the following: experience teaching astronomy courses, experience with planetarium and/or telescope operations for education and outreach, New York State Certification for Adolescence Education in Physics or closely related field, and/or a doctoral degree in physics, astronomy or a closely related area. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with implementing active engagement and/or research-based strategies for learning and teaching physics. 

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=175153 .  

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$49,000USD to $53,000USD
Included Benefits
  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

Application Details

Application Instructions
Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking visiting the website: https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=175153. Complete applications received by May 30, 2024 will be given full consideration. Applications can be submitted until the position is filled. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application, including at least one that can speak to the candidate’s teaching ability.
Cover Letter
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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Publication Start Date
2024 Apr 29
Application Deadline
2024 May 30
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Erica Lynn Simoson