Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2020

Job description

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

The Applied Physics Program is seeking to fill a tenure track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a Physicist to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced physics courses, and develop a research program which will include undergraduate students.  The position will start in September 2020. Preference will be given to experimental physicists who have a demonstrated past experience actively performing experimental physics research. Physicists who have actively completed research in theoretical physics, computational physics, or physics education will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Physics program, as well as in the interdisciplinary General Studies curriculum.  Additionally, a commitment to university service and continuing research activity is required.


  • Teaching load is 12 hours each semester and typically consists of lecture and lab sections.
  • Teach service-related introductory courses: Physics I and II, Physics for the Life Sciences I and II, Physics Lab I and II, and Physics for Life Sciences Lab I and II.
  • Contribute to the core Physics curriculum by teaching core course (e.g. Physics III, Modern Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Electrical Circuits, Mathematical Physics for Engineers and Scientists, Mathematical Physics, Electronics, Optics, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics).
  • Develop a research program involving undergraduate students. Continue and enhance current research in Acoustics, Medical Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, and/or develop a new research program in other areas of physics which will involve undergraduate students.
  • Contribute to the interdisciplinary general studies curriculum.
  • Excellence in teaching and scholarship is expected.
  • Serve as an advisor (preceptor) to undergraduate students.
  • Participate in service to the University, community and profession.
  • The ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to incorporate computational techniques, and computational packages, in teaching of undergraduates (Maple, MatLab, etc.)
  • Experience in operating Atomic Force Microscope.
  • Ability to complement upper level physics classes with additional upper level courses.

Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  4. Documents showing evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Short description of Scholarship plans and research capabilities
  6. Unofficial Graduate transcripts
  7. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: Job ID: #1735 / #000059
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 12/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.