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Assistant Professor of Physics, Non-tenure Track

High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Physics at High Point University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position in Physics at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2023. Preference will be given to experimentalists specializing in biophysics, optics, hard or soft condensed matter, or similar interdisciplinary fields.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate physics courses at all levels, with an opportunity to develop interdisciplinary honors and general education courses for non-science majors. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program involving undergraduate students, collaborate with faculty on curriculum and program development, and contribute to the department, Wanek School of Natural Sciences, and wider university through service responsibilities.


The B.S. Physics program at High Point University has a focus on engaging and effective teaching, computational physics, and undergraduate research ( The program seeks a dynamic individual who will embrace these values and is passionate about mentoring undergraduates. Successful applicants will have access to startup and institutional research and professional development funding, and laboratory and office space in the newly completed $65M Wanek School of Natural Sciences. A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field is required; postdoctoral or recent teaching experience is preferred.


Applications should include (i) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement of teaching philosophy (including a description of approaches to teaching both science and non-science majors, as well as examples of classroom practice), (iv) a statement of research interests, (v) an unofficial transcript with the highest awarded degree, and (vi) three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be emailed by references to, and at least one reference should be able to address the applicant’s potential or experience in teaching. Applications should be submitted in a single uploaded document at For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Briana Fiser, Chair, Department of Physics, at Applications received by October 1st will receive full consideration.

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