Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3109098
  • Location: Media, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Physics

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics

Penn State Brandywine invites applications for a faculty, non-tenure-line position, Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics, to begin August 8, 2022, or as negotiated. This is a 36-week, limited term (single year) academic appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire with a strong expectation of appointment renewal for subsequent periods.

Responsibilities include: We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to teach 12 weekly hours per semester in introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses in Physics. Additional duties include participating in course, curriculum, program development, advising students, supervising student projects, providing career guidance, and participation in campus, university, and community service activities. Engaging in scholarly, professional development and activities to stay current in the discipline is also expected.

Some of the required teaching is in the area of General Physics, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Fluid and Thermal Physics, Wave Motion and Quantum Physics.

Other expectations include: commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; demonstrate commitment to inclusive pedagogy in teaching and learning and achieving equity in educational outcomes.

Teaching assignments may require teaching day or evening classes if needed.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Master's degree in relevant areas at time of appointment; Ph.D. preferred. Rank will be determined based on education and experience.

Additional preferences include: Evidence of commitment to and interest in active and collaborative learning, instructional use of technology, experience in online and hybrid course delivery, evidence of experience in multidisciplinary environment, demonstrated commitment to and ability/training in successfully advocating for diversity and values of diversity.

Application Instructions: For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work). Other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of three references.

Closing Date: Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online at:

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Campus Information:

Founded in 1855, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a premier, world class research university. Granted "very high activity" classification for "research universities" by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State is the Commonwealth's only land-grant institution and a driver of economic growth and innovation. With a $6.5 billion annual operating budget, Penn State enrolls over 90,000 students in one University, 24 campuses and online.

Penn State Brandywine - a thriving residential campus - is located on 112 acres, 20 miles west of center city Philadelphia. Penn State Brandywine's principal strengths are excellent teaching and research, a diverse study body, athletics, business and civic partnerships, and new Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement. Penn State Brandywine's 100,000+ alumni are part of Penn State's world-wide 670,000+ alumni network.

Penn State Brandywine's core mission is to: Provide an undergraduate education among the arts, sciences, and professional fields to a highly diverse student population from Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Penn State Brandywine offers a challenging and rewarding college experience, combining a small-campus environment with the extensive resources of a world-class public research university. Penn State Brandywine empowers students to fulfill their potential and prepares them for meaningful careers and lives as engaged citizens.

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