Lecturer of Physics, Astronomy, and Geophysics

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics at Connecticut College invites applications for a long-term, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer beginning Fall 2023. This is a nine-month, academic year position.  We seek individuals who have recently completed their PhD (or are nearing the completion of their PhD) in physics, astronomy, or related fields with a strong commitment to teach in a liberal-arts environment. The positions will include a combination of courses across our curriculum such as courses in the introductory physics sequence for both majors and non-majors, introductory astronomy, overseeing introductory observational labs, teaching upper-level courses (including a course with an emphasis on experimental and/or observational techniques in astronomy). Course proposals making use of the existing 20-inch telescope are encouraged, but not required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the college’s “Connections” program by offering a first-year seminar and/or a general-interest “ConnCourse”.

The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience that describes how your experience has influenced your teaching philosophy. Your teaching statement should address how you will contribute to a college community that holds as one of its core values a commitment to welcoming and treating all people with dignity and respect.  Application materials should be submitted to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/119891.

Connecticut College is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Individuals whose identities are underrepresented in Astronomy are strongly encouraged to apply. Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE.

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing may be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.