Assistant Professor, Physics

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

Worcester State University, Department of Earth Environment and Physics, invites applications for a tenure-track [Assistant/Associate Professor] position in Physics beginning in Fall 2022.

Applications from all areas of astronomy and physics are encouraged. We are especially interested in candidates who thrive in the interdisciplinary nature of the department that offers bachelor's degrees in environmental science and geography, and minors in Physics and soon Astronomy. Particularly, we are interested in candidates with a focus in observational/computational/experimental astrophysics, biophysics, and/or chemical physics.

Applicants should demonstrate: potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; engagement in research and scholarship; a commitment to public higher education; enthusiasm for developing the physics curriculum and interdisciplinary science programs; and an interest in science education. In addition to teaching physics, the successful candidate may teach integrated science courses, contribute to the physics and astronomy minor programs, and develop new first-year seminars.

The successful candidate will help shape a small, dynamic department dedicated to offering a quality liberal arts education and small class sizes in a public institutional setting. The current contractual teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related discipline, conferred by September 1, 2022
Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Undergraduate teaching experience
  • Postdoctoral research experience

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about November 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research that includes how you would incorporate undergraduates in your program, C.V., sample syllabi, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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