Job position at St. Olaf College. Deadline is on

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics


Job summary
The Department of Physics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position at the Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023. The position includes teaching a variety of courses for undergraduate physics majors. The primary offerings include upper division Newtonian mechanics, introductory mechanics, and advanced laboratory. The successful candidate will also teach an elective course such as computational physics, field theory, astrophysics, general relativity, or a topic in the candidate’s specialty.


Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or closely related field and demonstrated potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates nearing completion of their Ph.D. (ABD) will also be considered for appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor. We seek candidates with enthusiasm for teaching in an environment where close collaboration with students is the norm and where inclusive teaching practices are encouraged and supported.


1. Cover letter (Please include a statement about your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI))
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A statement on your approach to teaching (upload as Statement of Teaching Philosophy)
4. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship
5. Applicants are invited to attach a SciCast of their research to attach to their application. 

Tip: To strengthen your application consider posting a video-summary of your most exciting research.