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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Physics 141

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1. Letter of interest, specifying qualifications and any teaching experience 2. Statement addressing suitability to teach the specific courses to be covered 3. Curriculum vitae 4. Contact information for two professional references who can comment on teaching ability

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Physics 141
Department, Program, Center Physics
Specialty or Subdiscipline Physics
Requisition Number FAC000865
College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information


The Department of Physics at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, seeks a quarterly adjunct lecturer (non-tenure-track) to teach one upper division course for physics majors, Quantum Computation & Information, during the spring quarter of 2018. Spring quarter starts on April 3, 2018 and is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for final exams.

Salary $6,600
Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Ability to teach quantum physics effectively at the undergraduate level. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Teaching one lecture section of Physics 141, Quantum Computation & Information;
2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with the assigned course, including:
a) Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b) Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to the student;
c) Holding regular office hours on campus;
d) Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e) Administering numerical and narrative course evaluations for all courses;
f) Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Start Date 04/01/2018
Work Authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/07/2017
Close Date 12/21/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

1. Letter of interest, specifying qualifications and any teaching experience
2. Statement addressing suitability to teach the specific courses to be covered
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Contact information for two professional references who can comment on teaching ability

Additional Information
About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest: Qualifications and Relevant Experience
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of teaching quality (e.g. peer or student evaluations)