Assistant Professor of Instruction

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2022
The upcoming date less then 1 day.
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Northwestern University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Northwestern University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, multi-year, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2023.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate physics courses and a strong interest in scholarship on physics education and the development and sharing of best teaching practices. A standard teaching assignment is six one-quarter courses per academic year with possible reductions for administrative and other duties.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred before September 1, 2023. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of research in the teaching and learning of physics and experience working with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which must address teaching. Applications should be submitted online through the department website at: Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Margaret Mersch, Director of Operations, at [email protected]. General questions may be addressed to Margaret Mersch at the same address. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Institutional Equity. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Margaret Mersch
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Assistant Professor of Instruction