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Open Rank Lecturer - Physics & Astronomy

Posting Numberreq10119
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentPhysics Astronomy Department (707A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time (9 month) Lecturer II or Lecturer III to be the undergraduate laboratory supervisor in support of our introductory physics and astronomy classes. Responsibilities include supervising graduate student assistants teaching in laboratory sections; managing, maintaining, and developing laboratory and lecture demonstration equipment and pedagogical material; and supervision of a lecture demonstration assistant. Occasional teaching of lower-division undergraduate physics or astronomy lecture courses is also expected. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The expected start date is August 10, 2020 with classes beginning on August 17, 2020.



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • For a Lecturer II position:  A Master’s Degree in physics, astronomy, or a related field completed by start date of the appointment
  • For a Lecturer III position:  A Doctorate in physics, astronomy, or a related field completed by start date of appointment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent record of teaching and managing lower-division undergraduate lab courses in physics, astronomy, or a related field
  • A creative vision for pedagogical improvements in physics teaching laboratories as demonstrated by the originality, feasibility and appropriateness of the proposal in the teaching statement as well as during the interviews 
  • Skills for supervising graduate student assistants and staff
  • Excellent communication skills and work ethic
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Application InstructionsApplications must include a cover letter, CV, laboratory teaching statement, (if available) student/peer evaluations, and at least two letters of reference. Candidates must arrange for the confidential letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Huaiyu Duan at

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/9/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.