Assistant Professor of Physics

Drew University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of courses for both majors and non-majors, including Introductory Physics, Quantum Mechanics or other advanced topics, and introductory and advanced labs.

Key Responsibilities:

The position’s primary responsibilities include teaching, research, student advising and engaging in service activities for the Physics department and University. The standard teaching load is three course equivalents per semester. The successful candidate must establish an active research program in physics involving Drew undergraduate students.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics by August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have had prior teaching experience and a successful record or thoughtful plan to engage undergraduate students in research and projects in physics. The department is open to any physics subfield with a preference for experimental work. Laboratory space and startup funds are available.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit:
  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae/resume

  • A brief (one to two page) statement of teaching interests and philosophy

  • A research plan (preferably one to three pages) that specifically addresses how the project can involve undergraduate students

  • Contact information for three references, at least one of whom can address teaching experience. The committee will request reference letters only for semi-finalists in the search process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply by November 30, 2022 for priority consideration.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch , ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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