Visiting Faculty Position in Physics (Non-Tenure Track)

Ewing, New Jersey
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 10-month, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position starting August 2017.

We are seeking broadly trained applicants from all areas of physics, who are strongly committed to high quality teaching and deep student engagement in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate should be able to teach Physics courses at the introductory and mid-levels of the undergraduate curriculum to both majors and non-majors.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field (ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to the start date). The candidate should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including prior experience teaching college-level introductory physics (with laboratory), and a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates.

About the Physics Department and TCNJ The Physics Department, which currently has ten full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 100 majors, is housed in a modern science complex that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. For more information about the department, visit:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

TCNJ is also proud to be the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

Contact Information

To apply, compile a single PDF file containing the items listed below and email to Include the candidate's name and "Visiting Position" in the subject line.

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
  • Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, including at least one commenting on teaching effectiveness. Letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to with the name of the candidate in the subject line.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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