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Assistant Professor of Physics

Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan
At time of hiring
Posted Date
Mar 27, 2023


The Department of Natural Sciences at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2023, with the future possibility of contract extension or conversion to a tenure-track position.

The department includes undergraduate programs in biology, chemistry, and physics. We are strongly committed to undergraduate research and involve students in course-based and other research opportunities as early as their freshman year.  There are currently four tenured faculty and one senior lecturer in the physics program, and 14 full-time faculty and staff in the Department of Natural Sciences.  We offer three physics degree tracks: B.S. in Physics, Physics and Computer Science, and a Physics and Mathematical Sciences double major.


The Department of Natural Sciences values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are a member of the American Physical Society's Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance. As a faculty member in physics, you will be invited to work with us on various fronts to ensure mutual growth irrespective of your background.

Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, comprehensive doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, LTU was founded in 1932, and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists LTU among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include over 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.



Teaching introductory-level physics lecture and lab courses, continuing research endeavors (with a focus on undergraduate student engagement), and participating in LTU-focused as well as professional service activities. We strongly encourage applicants who are well prepared to engage undergraduate students in experimental or applied physics research experiences. Applicants willing to foster strong collaborations with nearby universities will be given special consideration given our limited experimental facilities.



A Ph.D. in physics that allows the candidate to teach courses across the physics curriculum while continuing collaborative research. A desire for excellence in undergraduate teaching is a requirement.  The candidate is expected to have enthusiasm for modern methods of teaching physics, interdisciplinary collaborations, and undergraduate research.



Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and statements of (a) teaching, (b) research, and (c) diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as contact information for three professional references as a single PDF file to; Attn: Assistant Professor Physics. Applications received on or before April 21, 2023 will receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Lawrence Technological University conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a criminal background check and the verification of academic credentials and/or verification of work history. LTU is an equal opportunity employer.


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