Senior Lecturer

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University invites
applications for the position of Senior Lecturer. The successful
candidate will assume instructional duties assigned by the Chair,
including but not limited to oversight of the undergraduate
laboratories for our first-year physics courses. Additional duties
will include supervision of graduate teaching assistants and assistant
lab managers, as well as maintenance and upgrading of laboratory and
lecture demonstration equipment. Applicants should hold a Ph.D.,
awarded no later than August 15, 2022, in physics or in a related
field, and have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of
diverse undergraduates. The Senior Lecturer appointment will be
non-¬tenure track, renewable in three-year terms subject to
satisfactory performance. The appointment will begin at the start of
the 2022-2023 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with
experience. Applications should include (1) the candidate’s curriculum
vitae, (2) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy,
particularly detailing the candidate’s interest in developing and
modernizing modules for both introductory and advanced undergraduate
labs and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and (3) a
statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity
and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service.
These materials should be submitted directly to In addition, three letters of
recommendation will be requested to be uploaded directly to
Interfolio. Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue
until the position is filled. Vanderbilt University is a private
research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre
park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville,
TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of
the best cities in the US in which to live and work. Vanderbilt
University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering
excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of
scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was
founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a
national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of
talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy.
The ideal candidate has experience with and is committed to equity,
diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and service. Vanderbilt
University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution
committed to cultural diversity, intersectional identities and
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly
encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard
to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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