Job Positions

Full-Time Lecturer in Physics / Academic Advisor

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Department of Physics, Geology & Engineering Technology


Northern Kentucky University

Date Posted:

Mar 12 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

open until filled

Position Description

The Department of Physics, Geology & Engineering seeks applications for a Non-Tenure Track Renewable Lecturer /Academic Advisor beginning Fall 2019. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in Physics, Geology, and three specialties in Engineering Technology as well as pre-engineering transfer programs. The faculty of the department includes 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 11 full-time lecturers and a number of part-time faculty. More information about the department can be found in the web page,


In addition to advising, the individual hired will teach typically 1-2 courses per semester during the academic year, depending on advising loads. In addition, participation in orientation and recruiting events, advising luncheons, and Master Advisor training is required. This is an academic year appointment with some summer orientation duties covered by a separate stipend.

Application Process

Screening of applications will begin April 01, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing why they are important in higher education, and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references. Application material should be submitted electronically at

Institution Information

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university of 15,000 students committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, access across the lifespan, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit

Additional Information

Applicants must apply on the NKU jobs site to be considered for this position.

Contact Information

Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Mauricio Torres (


Required Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in any of the disciplines related to the department programs (Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Engineering Technology) is required, preference will be given to candidates in physics; prior advising experience is preferred; some teaching experience at the college level is required. Applicants must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with SAP (NKU’s information system) and/or EAB-Student Success Collaborative is desirable. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community. Northern Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and staff.