Assistant Professor of Instruction in Physics

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Assistant Professor of Instruction in Physics

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Sep 13, 2022

The Physics Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction, starting as soon as January 2023, but no later than August 2023. Typically, this position requires teaching five laboratory sections per year, in addition to other duties that support the department’s educational mission. Primary responsibilities are: preparing laboratory materials, teaching and assessing student work in first-year and second-year laboratories, and collaborating with departmental faculty on the development new laboratory exercises. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set-up, management, and maintenance of laboratory equipment and classroom demonstrations.

Candidates will possess a Masters’ or Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field, a commitment to undergraduate education, and excellent communication skills. Experience in laboratory instruction is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a c.v., a teaching statement summarizing laboratory teaching experience and philosophy, and names of three people who can be contacted to provide a letter of reference. All materials should be submitted to Questions may be directed to Prof. Kate Brown, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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