Assistant Professor - Physics

The Physics Department at Juniata College invites applications for two positions: a continuing fixed-term assistant professor for up to 3 years, subject to annual renewal, and a sabbatical replacement assistant professor for 1 year. We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate physics who can contribute to our introductory laboratory program and share in the teaching of the lab courses. Responsibilities will include directing and teaching introductory physics and environmental physics laboratories, advising undergraduate majors and non-majors, and teaching introductory and upper-level physics or engineering mechanics courses as needed.

Juniata College is a selective liberal arts college of 1500 students located in Huntingdon, PA. In addition to supporting approximately 50 Physics and Engineering Physics majors and graduating an average of 10 students per year, the Physics Department offers introductory courses and labs that enroll over 120 Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science student each academic year.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…

Position Qualifications

A Ph.D. or ABD in physics or a related field is preferred. Although teaching is the primary responsibility of this position, opportunities for research collaborations with current faculty in astronomy, optics, or nuclear detection are available.

Supervision Required/Given

These positions reside within the Physics Department.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of candidates’ materials will begin in early February, with an expected closing date of February 10th. Applicants should explicitly note which position(s) they are applying for, and submit 1) a cover letter that describes your teaching interest and experience, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) complete contact information of three professional references through our online application portal at the link below.

Online Application