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Visiting Instructor of Physics

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
56,500 - 59,000 Commensurate w/ Education & Experience
Posted Date
May 26, 2023

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, visiting physics instructor position, to start in September 2023. The position focuses on excellent instruction, and service. This visiting physics position is intended to fill a position for a retirement with the intention of hiring a full time tenure track position replacement in Fall 2024.

The Natural Sciences department teaches biology, chemistry and physics to undergraduate students in a variety of allied health and engineering majors, and has interdisciplinary Biology-Health Sciences and Environmental Science programs within our own department. The successful candidate will teach calculus based physics and upper level electives in their field of expertise.

In recent years, our department has been providing more undergraduate research project experiences and experiencing more demand for those opportunities from our students and the graduate programs that many of them continue to after graduation. This faculty member can support active undergraduate and graduate research projects, particularly for our Environmental Sciences students or Engineering students, many of whom are also in the Oregon Tech Honors Program. The area of research is flexible, depending on the interests and expertise of the faculty member.

Departmental service will include committee work. Institutional service may include serving on university or department committees and engaging in regional outreach with high schools and community colleges.

Applicants must have good communication skills, a strong commitment to supporting student success, and dedication to high-quality undergraduate instruction. As a faculty member, they will collaborate productively with colleagues in the Natural Sciences department and Engineering to support continuous program assessment and improvement.

This position will be at Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in southern Oregon. Klamath Falls is widely recognized for its remarkable mountain and lake scenery, including Crater Lake National Park and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.


Departmental Information

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Institute of Technology, a public polytechnic university,
houses interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in Biology Health-Sciences and Environmental Sciences, as well as minors and general education courses in applied physics, biology, chemistry, and sustainability.

The department is located on two campuses; the main Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, OR and a satellite campus in the Portland-Metro area, with significant online course offerings as well. Oregon Tech is the only accredited public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the top public regional universities in the western US and is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation for undergraduate degrees in allied health and engineering.


Minimum Qualifications Include: 

  • Master degree in a physics or other science-related field

Preferred Qualifications Include: 

  • PhD degree in a physics or other science-related field
  • A background in medical physics, candidate must have potential to develop student research projects and commit to scholarly growth.
  • A background in nuclear physics or high energy experimental physics
  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to collaborate productively with other faculty and ability to support continuous program assessment and improvement


Special Instructions to Apply:

Initial application review will take place on June 12th, 2023. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the June 12th, 2023 review date may not receive full consideration.

To apply, visit:

Then, upload the following elements to your application:

  1. A brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A brief statement of your teaching philosophy;
  4. A brief statement on how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents).
  5. A list of three professional references.

AA/EEO Statement:
Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

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