Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time




The Physics Department at Wofford College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in August 2021.  Our preference is for individuals who have a commitment to teaching and an interest in developing engaging learning environments at a liberal arts college.  The teaching load for this position is the equivalent of two classes and two labs per semester. There are opportunities to teach at the introductory and upper level depending on interest and background.



18 graduate hours is required for appointment.  A doctorate in physics (or closely related field) is highly desired but a Master’s degree in physics (or closely related) will be considered.  ABD candidates are strongly encouraged for application.  Preference will be provided for candidates with successful collegiate level teaching experience as well as demonstrated experience mentoring students.  



Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application should be e-mailed to Dr. Carolyn Martsberger ( and should include:

  • A letter of application or cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an interest in and understanding of working at a residential, liberal arts college)
  • A diversity and inclusion statement that discusses anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in regards to teaching and in collaboration with students
  • Two to three letters of reference
  • Graduate transcripts (copies are sufficient initially)



Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and take intentional measures to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please reach out to

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Wofford College provides a competitive benefits package including employer premium contribution to comprehensive major medical insurance, disability insurance, and other accompanying fringes.



In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Wofford College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at Reports can be made to the Title IX Coordinator at any time.  Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Wofford should be referred to the college’s Title IX coordinator (contact information below) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education.

Wofford College Title IX Coordinator                      

Amanda Estabrook                                                    

429 N Church St.                                                       

Campus Life Building, Office                                   

Spartanburg, SC 29303                                                          

(864) 597-4047                                                                                           

External inquiry can be made to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

U.S. Department of Education

6400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

(800) 421-3481 /



Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,760 undergraduates. Nationally known for its strong academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value college” and is among the New York Times’ “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream,” a ranking based on accessibility for low- and middle-income students. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

Wofford’s mission is to provide superior liberal arts education that prepares its students for extraordinary and positive contributions to a global society. The focus of Wofford’s mission is upon fostering commitment to excellence in character, performance, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning. Wofford strives for sustainability in all aspects of college life through respect for the environment and through our core values.



Spartanburg is a city of about 40,000 located in the northwestern part of the state, about one hour’s drive from Charlotte or Asheville, North Carolina, and about 30 minutes from Greenville, South Carolina. Coastal South Carolina can be reached in about three hours. Learn more about Spartanburg