Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2 Positions)

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Vassar College
United States of America
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Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2 Positions)

Department: Physics & Astronomy Department

Posting Removal Date: 03/01/2021

Posting Number: F007P

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

About Vassar College

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Position Introduction

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College invites applications for two, one year full-time positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning with the fall semester of 2021.

AA Statement

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy or a related discipline and a commitment to undergraduate education.

Position Description

One position will be for teaching physics courses; the second position will be for teaching physics as well as astronomy/astrophysics courses. Candidates will be required to teach 5 courses per year.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit:
-a letter of application
-curriculum vitae
-a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
-a statement of research interests and experience
-a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements
-an unofficial graduate transcript
PhD is required or must be in hand by June 30, 2021.
In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation. Applications should be addressed to Prof. Jenny Magnes, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy and submitted online at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled. Address any questions to Prof. Jenny Magnes via email at

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All applicants must apply online at:

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022
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