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Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics – One-Year Appointment 2023-2024

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022

Position Summary: The Department of Physics at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in physics beginning August 2023. Our preference is for individuals who have engaged in research-supported pedagogy centered around student learning and who foster active learning environments. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester, where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course. Opportunities exist to teach at the introductory and upper levels as well as to participate with students in the X-SIG Summer Research Program.




Qualifications: Candidates should have a doctorate (or be ABD) in physics, astronomy, or a closely allied field. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are committed to and can speak to mentoring and educating a broad range of students but particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. Evidence of active scholarship is valued but not required.




Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application:  

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and current email addresses for at least three professional references (at least one of which can speak to your teaching ability). Please limit the CV to 3 pages and teaching statement to 3 pages. The teaching statement must address experience and/or knowledge regarding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Applications and letters of recommendation received by February 10, 2023 will be given fullest consideration, but submissions will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Bret Crawford at




Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,300 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


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