Full-time Temporary Lecturer Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population of approximately 28,000, Sacramento State, the capital University, is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of public higher education in the nation. The University is organized around eight colleges. There are approximately 1700 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 60 disciplines and master’s degrees in 40 disciplines, two joint doctoral programs and one independent doctoral program.
Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2 million. Sacramento, a city and county with a very diverse population, was identified by Time Magazine in 2002 as “America’s most integrated city”. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.
- Education: Ph.D. in physics or closely related field required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 15, 2013.
- Special Knowledge and Abilities: A strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level is required.
- Education: Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
- Special Knowledge and Abilities: Preference will be given to applicants with experience with electronics, LabVIEW, and computer interfacing.
- Experience: Those applicants with graduate coursework and/or research experience in experimental physics will be given preference. Prior teaching at the undergraduate level and a strong commitment to college teaching and experience working with diverse groups are desired.
Duties will include teaching in departmental service courses such as introductory physics, upper-division laboratories, and upper-division lectures. Duties may also include supervising or serving as a reader for undergraduate student research and coordination of introductory laboratories.
This is a two-year full-time temporary lecturer position that is subject to review after the first year and may be renewed for a second year subject to satisfactory teaching performance, curricular needs of the department, student enrollment, and budget considerations. Salary range: $49,716 - $62,664 depending on qualifications and professional experience.
Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. It is desirable to fill this position for the Fall 2013 semester, but Spring 2014 may be an option.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview), a current curriculum vita, statements of teaching and scholarly interests, and telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three recent references that can speak to the professional qualities of applicant. Send all materials to:
Christopher Taylor, Hiring Committee Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6041
Physics FAX: (916) 278-7686
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member will promote the values of Sacramento State as a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. In addition to positive contributions to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in meeting its Strategic Plan goal to: “Build and sustain a vibrant learning community derived from the strength and vitality of our diverse campus.” Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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