The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics (CBP) at Marist College seeks a full-time Lecturer in Physics beginning Fall 2023. The CBP’s academic mission is immeasurably enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspective are respected and valued. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses each semester, consisting of mostly calculus and non-calculus based Physics lecture and lab, with lab counting as a course, remain professionally active, and participate in college service. Lecturers are fully integrated into the life of the department. This is a one-year term appointment with an expectation of continuance based on satisfactory performance. Term faculty at Marist are also eligible for advancement in rank after specified time periods.
Master’s degree in Physics or closely related field, Doctoral degree preferred.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 courses each semester, consisting of mostly calculus and non-calculus based lecture and lab, with lab counting as a course. Additional duties include coordinating multiple sections of Physics laboratory taught by part-time faculty. The successful candidate will communicate with all Physics laboratory faculty concerning syllabi, laboratory experiments, assignments, and grading in order to ensure that all students get as consistent an experience as possible. The Lecturer will work closely with the School of Science Laboratory Technician to ensure timely set up, clean up, and equipment maintenance for all Physics laboratory sections. In addition, the candidate is expected to remain professionally active to the extent possible through research, conference/workshop attendance, and/or publication. Lastly, the candidate is expected to advise undergraduate students and take an active part in the growth and development of the department. Service would include: holding office hours outside of class, keeping curriculum current, participating in committee work, as well as in assessment and ACS certification. Transition into department/program leadership at appropriate time may be expected.
Research in computational/theoretical Physics or PER (Physics Education Research).
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, Teaching Statement & 3 Professional References.
About the Department/School:
The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics features modern laboratories in addition to updated instrumentation for teaching and research. The School of Science includes 3 other undergraduate programs in the basic sciences and allied health (Biology, Environmental Science and Policy, Medical Technology) and two graduate programs (MS in Physician Assistant Studies and Doctorate of Physical Therapy). Marist College does not offer a Physics degree, Physics courses are taught for Chemistry Biology and Computer Science majors, as well as pre-med students.
Poughkeepsie and several nearby communities are ranked among the most diverse in the upstate New York region, with major cultural and recreational attractions as well as easy access to New York City on Amtrak or Metro-North train service.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
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Marist College Main Campus
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