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Lecturer Search 2023 - 2024, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for a full-time lecturer position (6 courses per year) is $70,295 - 81,491, commensurate with teaching experience.

Application Window

Open date: July 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

It is anticipated there will be a need for Pre-Six Lecturers to teach lower-division courses in the Department of Physics and Astronomy during the 2023-24 academic year. Appointments are subject to availability of funding and final approval by the Dean of the College of Letters & Sciences.

Qualifications: M.S. in physics or physics-related field is required. PhD in physics or physics-related field strongly preferred; college and/or university teaching preferred.

Description of Duties: Duties will include teaching in lower division physics and/or astronomy lecture courses and labs.

Salary: See Table 15: Unit 18 Faculty, Pre-Six Year Lecturers, Academic Year for the salary range(s) for this position A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,295 - $83,935, commensurate with candidate’s training and experience.

Dates Available: Fall Quarter, September 25, 2023 – December 15, 2023; Winter Quarter, January 5, 2024 – March 22, 2024; Spring Quarter, March 28, 2024 – June 13, 2024

Application Deadline: Open until filled, but to ensure full consideration apply by August 14, 2023.

Application Materials: Submit cover letter (optional); CV; statement of teaching; statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and letters of recommendation (3 required, 2 optional) via

Inquiries may be addressed to Vice Chair Michael Mulhearn via

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.S. in physics or physics-related field is required.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

Ph.D. in physics or physics-related field is strongly preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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