Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Madison, NJ
Jun 07, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Drew University is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for 9 months (AY21-22), beginning in late August 2021. Acceptance of applications ends on August 15, 2021.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach a 1-year algebra-based introductory physics sequence and associated labs.

  • Set up and troubleshoot introductory physics lab equipment (such as air tracks, photogates, and data collection interfaces) along with other faculty.

  • Help with and participate in departmental activities.

  • Research is not expected, but welcome if the candidate wishes.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field.

  • Genuine interest in undergraduate physics education.

  • Previous teaching experience (e.g., TA).


To apply, submit the following materials. Please include your name in the subject. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please apply by June 1st for full consideration.

  • Cover letter

  • CV

  • Graduate Transcript

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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