Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physics at Victoria University of Wellington

February 19, 2024

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Job Description

About Our University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. As Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city, this iho draws from our long heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

About the role

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent, full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics (Teaching), in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (SCPS). The School teaches programmes in Physics, Chemistry, and Space Science, and staff conduct internationally recognised research across these areas.

The position is a full academic role on the Teaching-Intensive Academic Career Pathway, which is for staff whose career specialisation is in learning and teaching.

Specific duties:

  • Deliver teaching in courses in Physics, including lecture-based and laboratory-based classes.
  • Engage in and lead outreach events for potential students, their teachers, and the public.
  • Work with technical staff members to ensure safe and stimulating laboratory class delivery.

With agreement of the Head of School you may have the opportunity to undertake physics education research to support the teaching goals. This will not be an obligatory part of this role.

About you

You will have:

  • A PhD in Physics or a related field.
  • Experience:
    • And specialisation in physics teaching.
    • And enthusiasm for material and course development, and the ability to lead curriculum changes.
    • And knowledge of culturally responsive and appropriate practices in physics education.
    • Excellent teaching skills with a deep subject knowledge of physics.
    • Knowledge of and understanding of the latest literature on physics education research.
    • Excellent organisational skills, and the ability to work closely and collegially with other academic, technical, and administrative staff members to achieve the teaching goals.

We welcome applications from people with expertise in mātauranga Māori and/or with expertise, knowledge and experience working with Māori and Pacific communities.

Why you should join our team

Our team in SCPS consists of internationally recognised scholars with expertise in a range of areas related to physics, chemistry, and space science, supported by outstanding administrative and technical staff. We have strong connections to other schools within the Faculty of Science, and to our relevant secondary school teaching colleagues.

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Role description – Lecturer

Role description – Senior Lecturer

Close Date: 02 April 2024. We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Associate Professor Ben Ruck, Head of School (ben.ruck@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important – Download and complete the University Application Form, then combine with your cover letter and CV into a single file (preferably a pdf). Click Apply and enter your contact details with your saved document.

If you have further supporting documents, email these to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz using the reference number, 785 and position in the subject line.

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