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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Physics 8

Santa Clara University

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Position Title:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Physics 8


Position Type:



Salary Range:

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer; $8175 per 4 or 5 unit course




Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Physics 8
The Department of Physics at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is receiving applications to teach a lower division course, Introduction to Space Sciences, during spring quarter 2023. The course runs 10 weeks with an 11th week of finals. This course is approved for the University Core and must be taught from an approved syllabus. Spring quarter starts on April 3, 2023. 

(1) Ph.D. in Physics or related field

(2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching physics at the college level.

(3) Excellent communication skills.



(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.



Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

c. Holding regular weekly office hours;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measure of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering narrative course evaluations for all courses;
f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.


This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities. This would be compensable (paid) time. 


1. Letter of interest, specifying qualifications, relevant teaching experience and suitability to teach the specific course listed.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for two professional references who can comment on teaching ability



1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Letter of Interest: Qualifications and Relevant Experience





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.

EEO Statement

”‹Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 


Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

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