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Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
Posted Date
Oct 19, 2022
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Position Description:


The Science and Mathematics faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for an Instructor position in Physics to start in January 2023.


Expectations for this position include: teach undergraduate Physics courses, and work alongside physics, mathematics, biology, and chemistry faculty. The successful candidate will provide instruction in the areas of physics at Arizona State University. This Instructor will be part of a team that includes theoretical and experimental physicists dedicated to quality instruction.


Teaching load is typically five courses per semester that equals 15 credit hours per semester or an equivalent combination of lecture, recitation, and laboratory sections. Course assignments are at the undergraduate levels that may include lectures, recitations, and laboratories and may occur in a variety of modalities (online, on-ground, hybrid) on the Polytechnic campus. Course load is determined by the faculty head. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Candidate must reside in Arizona or be willing to relocate.


The Science and Mathematics faculty support students in nine different undergraduate and one graduate program in the sciences and mathematics fields, including a BS in applied physics. We also have three minors and one certificate available. We have faculty conducting research in physics, biology, chemistry and applied mathematics. Collaboration with faculty is imperative when designing and implementing laboratories for the programs supported by the Science and Mathematics faculty.


ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts values diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and over 250 full-time faculty members. We understand there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.


Arizona State University has been named # 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in new and innovative ways while providing and sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community and who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing our Design Aspirations through inclusive and equitable practices.


To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and


Required Qualifications:

·       PhD degree in Physics or closely related field at time of appointment

·       Experience teaching Physics at the undergraduate level

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observation, annual evaluations, or awards)
  • Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching a wide variety of physics courses at the undergraduate level, including laboratories
  • Demonstrated experience in Laboratory instruction in physics
  • Two or more years of full-time teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience teaching and implementing course management and homework systems in digital environments such as Canvas and Blackboard across diverse modalities (asynchronously and/or synchronously)
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities


Application Instructions:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at Complete applications must contain the following:


  1. A letter of interest that:
  • Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
  • Outlines yourteaching philosophy
  • Discusses your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion
  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Supplemental materials (no more than 10 pages) to include the following:
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations, peer observation, annual evaluation, awards, etc.)
  1. A list of Physics courses of which you were the instructor of record with a short course description for each
  2. Information for three professional references (name, organization, position, title, e-mail, phone number)


The initial application deadline is December 2, 2022; 11:59pm, Arizona time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. For position-related assistance with your application, please contact the faculty Head Dr. Douglas Green at For application process-related questions, please contact


Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economical, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 130,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city and online. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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