Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:Colgate-Department of Physics and Astronomy-VAPPHYS [#24461]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/03/03, listed until 2023/09/03)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in physics to begin in fall 2023.Completion of the Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Previous teaching experience is preferred. We seek a person with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Academic responsibilities will include teaching an introductory-level course for non-majors. Preference will be given to candidates with flexibility to teach upper-level courses for physics majors and/or courses in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Although the candidate will have no research requirements during this appointment, collaboration with current faculty is possible. The department has 11 faculty members and maintains well-equipped research laboratories in quantum and optical physics, green electronics, condensed matter physics, superconducting low-temperature physics, biophysics, planetary science, observational astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology, computational neuroscience, and engineered environmental processes. The department is housed in the Ho Science Center that is configured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research. Please visit our website for information regarding our facilities, programs and faculty expertise.

Candidates should submit a CV, a description of teaching experience and objectives, a short description of research experience and interests, and a statement on diversity and inclusion. These should be uploaded to The CV should include a publication list and the names of three individuals who have been asked by the candidate to submit letters of recommendation. At least two letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Candidates should also arrange for letters from those individuals to be uploaded by the deadline below. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates’ diversity statements should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with colleagues and students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin by April 8, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Enrique Galvez ( are welcome. Please note that no work visa sponsorship will be available for this position.

Colgate is a top liberal arts university of approximately 3200 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Colgate University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346