Lecturer / Assistant Professor

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Posting #:F 08/2013
Posted:Mar 19, 2013
Employment Status:Instructional Lmited Term Appointment (12 month)
Faculty:Faculty of Mathematics and Science
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Job Summary

The Department of Physics at Brock University invites applications for a 12-month Instructional Limited Term Appointment at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor. The position available is for the period May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014 with a possibility of renewal.

This position includes teaching eight half-credit courses per academic year, or equivalent, as assigned by the Dean on the recommendation of the Chair, during the 2013 Spring Evening and subsequent Fall and Winter semesters. The teaching duties will be reflective of the person's expertise and interests with the expectation that some courses will be at the first-year level. As the Department of Physics develops online course offerings, some of the instructional responsibilities may include coordinating, developing and delivering online courses.

Some of the teaching duties may be fulfilled through providing academic support in the form of maintaining a Physics Help Desk presence; offering continuous and non-course-specific support for all students enrolled in Physics courses; summarizing and communicating to other instructors emerging patterns in the academic support needs of the students; and, monitoring the use and ensuring consistency within Physics programs of innovative instructional technologies (web-based tools, computer-based testing systems, clickers, etc.).

Participation in the Administrative tasks of the Department is also expected, including outreach activities, initiatives aimed at improving retention and students' progression, working with other faculty in utilizing plagiarism-detection resources and initiating Departmental investigations of suspected cases of academic misconduct, etc.


The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in Physics, PhD strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the University level, in producing educational materials at the University and first-year transition levels, independence and strong leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, being approachable and supportive of first-year students, and demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications are required.


Review of applications will commence on March 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and at least one letter of reference addressing teaching ability to:

Chair of Physics
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3Al

Electronic submissions are acceptable.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designed group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://brocku.ca/webfm_send/20927 and include the completed form with their application.

More information on Brock University can be found on the University's website, www.brocku.ca.