Job Opportunities

Senior Lecturer Position in Physics, Stanford University, Department of Physics

The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Senior Lecturer position to begin in Autumn quarter 2022. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for a term of 5 years with possible reappointment after that. The duties involve teaching introductory physics courses during the academic year and the summer quarter, possibly in partnership with a faculty member, and assisting the department in a major restructuring of the introductory physics courses, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The Senior Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, including effective pedagogy and equitable assessment, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty in the course restructuring process. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for helping to manage the undergraduate program, especially the introductory courses, including mentoring and managing the course teaching assistants, advising students, supporting faculty new to teaching these courses, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate. They will also contribute to ensuring continuous improvement of these courses, monitoring the outcomes, and making ongoing improvements.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and administrative abilities. In the statement, please discuss your teaching practices and experience and how they prepare you to take on the responsibilities described above, including how you promote an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and how you would measure the success of your teaching efforts.

All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21574 For full consideration, applications should be completed by May 15, 2022.

Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Graham (pwgraham  a t   stanford.edu).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Stanford Physics Department invites applications for a Senior Lecturer position to begin in Autumn quarter 2022. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for a term of 5 years with possible reappointment after that. The duties involve teaching introductory physics courses during the academic year and the summer quarter, possibly in partnership with a faculty member, and assisting the department in a major restructuring of the introductory physics courses, both in terms of the course sequences offered and the curriculum and pedagogy of the courses. The Senior Lecturer should be knowledgeable in curriculum and course design, including effective pedagogy and equitable assessment, as well as in evaluating the success of new offerings, and able to work collaboratively with faculty in the course restructuring process. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for helping to manage the undergraduate program, especially the introductory courses, including mentoring and managing the course teaching assistants, advising students, supporting faculty new to teaching these courses, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate. They will also contribute to ensuring continuous improvement of these courses, monitoring the outcomes, and making ongoing improvements.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (two pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and administrative abilities. In the statement, please discuss your teaching practices and experience and how they prepare you to take on the responsibilities described above, including how you promote an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and how you would measure the success of your teaching efforts.

All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21574 For full consideration, applications should be completed by May 15, 2022.

Email inquiries and questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Peter Graham (pwgraham  a t   stanford.edu).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Physics Department believes that teaching is an important part of a graduate-level education in Physics. Consequently, three-quarters of teaching are a requirement for the Ph.D. in physics. Teaching duties vary from course to course but can include leading discussion sections, laboratory sections, meeting with students informally through office hours, and grading homework and exams. A TA application form must be completed before any quarter in which a student wishes to teach.  The Teaching Assistant page has a description of the positions and a link to the TA Application.

TA applications for 2020/21 will be accepted through the application site during the following Two-week periods.

  • For Autumn Quarter: August 12 - 28, 2020
  • For Winter Quarter: October 19 - October 30, 2020
  • For Spring Quarter: February 22  - March 5, 2021
  • For Summer Quarter: May 14 - 28, 2021
Faculty and Postdoc Positions

We currently post our faculty searches at:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Stanford/PHYS

At the departmental level, we do not typically recruit postdocs directly, but several physics-related organizations at Stanford are also using AJO (mostly for postdoc positions), and they can be found with a search: 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?action=joblist&id=Stanford+physics