Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Job description

Lafayette College: Faculty Positions: Physics


Easton, PA

Open Date

Jun 28, 2019


The Physics Department of Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2019-20. Lafayette College is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory physics effectively in classroom and laboratory environments, and may also teach intermediate or advanced courses in physics or astronomy, depending on the candidate's areas of interest.  Candidates will teach three courses per semester. 

More information about the department is available at or by writing to [email protected] 


A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered. 

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference through this interfolio site.  (For the letters of reference, click on "add file," then "request a recommendation," and then enter the contact information for your reference.  That person will then receive information about uploading a reference letter.)

In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 6/28/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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