Lecturer Fulltime - Physics, Physical Sciences Division, School of STEM, UW Bothell

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Bothell

Organization: Physical Sciences

Title: Lecturer Fulltime - Physics, Physical Sciences Division, School of STEM, UW Bothell

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic physics educators to join the Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We invite applicants for one or more full-time (100%) lecturer positions for a 9-month service period with opportunities to teach during the summer. Appointments are for up to five years, renewable, and are not tenure eligible. The start date is September 16, 2020.

The University of Washington Bothell is building strength in a new undergraduate degree in physics. The primary responsibilities of these positions are teaching, mentoring undergraduates, and service.  The successful candidate is expected to engage in modern pedagogy, promote equity in a diverse student population, engage students in undergraduate research, and work enthusiastically in an inclusive and interdisciplinary culture of learning.


  • A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in physics or closely related field
  • Experience with modern teaching methods in physics



Please submit the following application materials and provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request. 

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence. Please include any experience in teaching or mentoring a diverse population of students.
  • Sample syllabus of an undergraduate Physics course taught or one proposed to be taught

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by January 7, 2020 will receive priority consideration.

If you have a question about the details of this search or position, please contact the search committee Chair, Prof. Eric Salathé, at uwbPSD@uw.edu. For questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Janet Wilt at uwbPSD@uw.edu.

The Bothell campus of the University of Washington was founded as an innovative, interdisciplinary campus within the University of Washington system — one of the premier institutions of higher education in the US. Faculty members have full access to the resources of a major research university, with the culture and close relationships with students of a small college. Situated just 20 miles from downtown Seattle in the midst of the Pacific Northwest's technology corridor — one of the largest and most dynamic software and technology industry concentrations in the world — UWB offers unmatched opportunities for collaborative work with industry and an excellent environment for developing creative approaches to teaching, research, and community collaborations. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

The School of STEM is the fastest-growing school at UW Bothell. As we grow, we are committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who put students first. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty use students in their research. We offer fifteen undergraduate degrees, three graduate degrees, two graduate certificates, and seven minors within the four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences. Our 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, which includes eleven new science and engineering laboratories, opened in Summer 2014.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement http://www.uwb.edu/diversity.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
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