Visiting Faculty in Physics and Optical Engineering for 2021-2022

Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has established itself as the nation’s premier undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics college. The scenic campus in west-central Indiana is home to 2,100 students with a passion for STEM and learning. Rose is consistently rated among the best colleges and universities in the country, including a #1 ranking as the Best Undergraduate Engineering Program for 22 years running. The Institute’s teaching-focused mission is to “provide our students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment of individual attention and support.” We’re Rose. It’s what we do. Sound like you?

The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty position starting August 16, 2021. The department offers a B.S. degree in physics, B.S. degree in engineering physics and a B.S. and M.S. in optical engineering. The department operates modern laboratories that support teaching, active research, design, and development projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Facilities include a modern observatory on campus and a remote observatory in Australia and a clean room facility with many modern device and material testing equipment (including a new field-emission scanning electron microscope) in the Micro-Nanoscale Devices System facilities. Specialized areas that the department currently offers courses in are astronomy, quantum mechanics, lasers, optical fibers, non-linear optics, lens design, optical system design, holography, photorefractive materials, optical metrology, semiconductor materials and devices, material science and engineering, RF photonics, silicon photonics, and nano-technology. The department regularly participates in several innovative curriculum experiments and education development projects. The Center for Applied Optics Studies provides exceptional opportunities for professional development and interaction with industry.

Requirements include a doctorate or near completion, in physics, optics, optical engineering, engineering physics, semiconductor technology, or photonics and evidence of, or demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The Institute places a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who can broaden and enhance the educational experience of our students are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the introductory, calculus-based physics courses and lower and upper division courses in physics, optical engineering, or engineering physics, depending on the successful candidate’s background.

Essential job functions include teaching and advising students and service to the department, Institute and professional community. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2021 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, commitment to diversity and inclusion statement and a list of references online at: Contact person: Dr. Galen Duree, Head, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue CM 169, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or emailed to