Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Seeking Full-Time Faculty Member for Fall 2019

5/9/2019 10:45:30 AM

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a full-time teaching faculty member to start Fall 2019.  The Lecturer teaching track is a long-term career track that starts with the Lecturer position, and offers opportunities for advancement to Senior Lecturer.  The position will be primarily focused on working within a team of several faculty members to teach a new introductory physics curriculum being developed by the department for biology, pre-health, and pre-med students that includes active learning components and an innovative new laboratory sequence.

The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field, with special consideration given to candidates with a background in biophysics or a related discipline. The department seeks candidates dedicated to teaching and who have an interest in developing and/or implementing innovative teaching approaches, including active learning components.


The candidates must have evidence of effective teaching, or present a convincing case of future dedication and success in the art of teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach at different levels in our undergraduate curriculum, and in particular our introductory algebra and calculus based physics sequences.   The standard teaching load for a Lecturer in the Department of Physics is 2 undergraduate courses per semester.


To apply for this position, visit and submit a CV, the names and email addresses of at least 3 references, and a statement that addresses teaching experience, experience with active learning, innovative teaching approaches, and curriculum development.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2019, but applications will be accepted until June 28, 2019.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.  The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.