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Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Position Number: 3869115
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

Lecturer in Physics
College of Science
COS School of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline:
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:8/16/2023

Detailed Job Description
The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Lecturer or Visiting Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 16, 2023, with the possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Although not required, experience and strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses or laboratory-based physics courses are also desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the start and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

RIT and the School of Physics and Astronomy celebrate and respect diversity in all forms, including race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members from other historically marginalized identities are particularly encouraged to apply. RIT seeks candidates with demonstrated experience teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values of Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in physics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
  • Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7686BR. Please submit your application; a curriculum vitae that clearly describes teaching experience; and a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and within the cover letter, candidates should include a statement about their contributions to diversity and a description of any previous activities mentoring members of historically excluded racial, gender, or other identities.and upload the following attachments:
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, (including evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the potential to be effective in an interactive learning classroom)
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three professional references
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to and must be in PDF format. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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