Definite Term Lecturer - Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

Definite Term Lecturer

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applicants for one Definite Term Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years, contingent upon funding. The expected start date is May 1, 2019.


Applicants must have a PhD in Physics (or equivalent), or in exceptionally qualified cases, an MSc in Physics.


This position will carry out the restructuring of our undergraduate labs under the guidance of the Lab Director. Duties will include lab development, demonstration, marking and may also include a lecturing component. Applicants must be familiar with experimental physics equipment, and ideally have a good understanding of the latest in Physics Education Research.


The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 and will be commensurate with experience; negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.


Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae outlining their qualifications, experience and teaching goals and make arrangements for three letters of reference to be sent to:


Dr. Brian McNamara,
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada, N2L 3G1.
Telephone: (519) 888-4567; extension 36831;


Materials should be received by January 10, 2019. Further information about the Department can be found on our web page.


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Michael Balogh, Associate Chair,


The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.


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