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Assistant Professor of Physics, Non-tenure Track

High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 28, 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 two full-time positions at the Assistant Professor rank with a start date of August 2023. These positions are 9-month, non-tenure track positions eligible for promotion to Associate and Full Professor ranks and multi-year contract extensions. The first position gives preference to experimentalists specializing in biophysics, optics, hard or soft condensed matter, or similar interdisciplinary fields. For the second position, we are seeking an experimentalist who will be responsible for modernizing the advanced laboratory curriculum. Teaching responsibilities for both positions will include teaching 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 an active 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 for both positions should include the following items, submitted as a single document: (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. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be provided; 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. For more information regarding these positions, please contact Dr. Briana Fiser, Chair, Department of Physics, at


To apply for the position that gives preference to experimentalists specializing in biophysics, optics, hard or soft condensed matter, or similar interdisciplinary fields, visit Application review will begin October 15th.


To apply for the position in experimental physics, visit Application review will begin November 1st.



High Point University does not sponsor H1-B Visas. High Point University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses.  The University is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core components of our mission and encourages all applicants to apply.



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