Visiting Faculty, Physics

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, April 24, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
University of St. Thomas
Street Line 1: 
2115 Summit Ave, OWS 153
Saint Paul
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Department at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a visiting faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate level giving students a high degree of personal attention to foster a nurturing, yet rigorous, educational atmosphere. Courses may include, but are not limited to, Algebra-based Introductory Physics, Calculus-based Introductory Physics, and Astronomy. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will be expected to become involved in departmental, university, and community activities.

More information about the Physics Department can be found here. We expect courses to be taught in-person, unless classroom occupancy restrictions remain in which case the courses may be taught in a blended or online format.

The Physics Department serves undergraduate students in courses that fulfill core requirements for all majors, allied requirements for the sciences and engineering, and courses for the minor, B.A. and B.S. in Physics. The department graduates approximately 10 majors and 20 minors per year. We value excellence in teaching and a clear commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive department. The department especially seeks individuals who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Priority will be given to applicants who have experience and/or interest in working with, teaching, and mentoring undergraduate students.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.



We seek applicants who have M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Physics or related fields, especially those with teaching experience, though ABD nearing completion of the Ph.D. will also be considered. Enthusiasm and aptitude for teaching undergraduate majors and non-majors in introductory classes is essential.

This is a one-year visiting position. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive employee benefits.



For application to receive full consideration, please submit materials by April 15; however the position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted online at and include the following: cover letter; CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience; and a one-page statement that presents the candidate’s philosophy of teaching and commitment to an inclusive classroom.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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