The Department of Computer Sciences & Physics at Rider University invites applications for a one-year position as Lecturer of Physics for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year.
We seek exceptionally qualified candidates to join our program who are passionate about the undergraduate experience, both inside and outside of the classroom. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in their teaching and be able to speak to how they will contribute to a diverse science community at Rider. They will be expected to teach introductory undergraduate courses, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of new courses within the Computer Science & Physics programs. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in robotics.
The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. ABDs will be considered as long as they successfully defend prior to Fall 2020. Post-doctoral and university-level teaching experience is preferred.
Rider University is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.
A statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
A statement describing a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students (3 pages maximum)
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
The names of three confidential references, which can speak to both your teaching experience.
Review of complete applications will begin on April 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.
About Rider University
Rider University welcomes students from throughout the region, across the nation, and around the world who seek to be challenged and supported as active members of our inclusive and vibrant living and learning community. Committed to student growth, transformation and leadership, we connect rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study with a rich array of learning experiences that engage students inside and outside the classroom. We prepare graduates to thrive professionally and to be lifelong independent learners and responsible citizens who embrace diversity, support the common good, and contribute meaningfully to the changing world in which they live and work.
Founded in 1865, Rider has 71 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs in business administration, education, liberal arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, counseling, human services and leadership; and 27 undergraduate and graduate certifications supported by 248 full-time faculty, 99% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
Rider is home to nearly 4,100 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students representing 85 countries, 41 states, and 2 US territories. We ha...ve 20 (10 men's and 10 women's) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams, are a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and have active club and intramural sports programs.
With campuses in Lawrenceville and Princeton, N.J., we are within easy driving distance of both Philadelphia and New York City. Rider's 280-acre Lawrenceville Campus has 43 buildings, as well as athletic fields, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, and lake. Westminster Choir College's 23-acre campus in Princeton has 14 buildings. In addition, we have over 20 residence halls equipped with voice, video and data service. Our two libraries are home to 451,000 print volumes, 661,000 microforms, more than 82,000 scores and music-related books, approximately 5,500 choral music titles in performance quantities, over 35,000 sound and visual recordings, and access to more than 100,000 periodical titles in a mix of print and electronic formats.
Rider is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds specialized accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and the National Accreditation of School Psychologists (NASP). Rider is also on the approved list of the American Association of University Women and the American Chemical Society. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rider in the top tier of northern regional universities.
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