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Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track

St. John's University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track


Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship, and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the cornerstone and oldest division of St. John's University. The College offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although the College has always emphasized the liberal arts tradition, we offer over 30 majors and 40 minors in the arts and sciences, with dual degree programs in business and education. The college's graduate division provides numerous programs leading to master's and doctorate degrees. St. John's College serves approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the College also teach most courses in the University's core curriculum, which every St. John's University undergraduate student takes regardless of college/school or major. For additional information, please visit

Division/Department Information

The Department of Physics offers three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Physical Science, as well as a minor in Physics. We also offer combined B.S./M.B.A. programs that allow you to complete both degrees within five years. Our courses cover a wide range of topics including electricity and magnetism, quantum theory, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.


The responsibilities of this position include (1) high-quality teaching for a diverse undergraduate student population; (2) maintain an active research program, including publishing in reputable journals and presenting at conferences; (3) participate in curriculum and program development; (4) participate in department, college, and university events; (5) mentor students and supervise student research projects.

The standard teaching load at St. John's is 9 credits each semester. Each year, faculty can apply for a reduction in their teaching load to 6 credits each semester for intensive research and scholarship. The first year of this position automatically comes with a reduced teaching load of 6 credits each semester.


The candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Physics or in a related area. The department is eager to attract candidates that represent the rich diversity of the students we proudly serve in the New York Metropolitan area. We are seeking candidates who through their teaching, services, and research will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. In addition, the candidates must show evidence of excellence in teaching, professional and scholarly activity, student engagement, and a strong commitment to service participation within the department.

Application Process

Please apply online here. A complete application must include:
  1. A cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in our department and their ability to meet the expectations of the position listed under “Responsibilities” above.
  2. We encourage applicants to include in their cover letter and/or teaching statement a summary of their past and/or future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  3. A curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications.
  4. A research statement containing (a) a description of research achievements, (b) an outline of the applicant's research program for the near future, (c) one or two paragraphs on ideas for doing research projects with students.
  5. A teaching statement that includes the applicant's teaching philosophy.
  6. A document containing names and contact information for at least three references, one of whom should be able to evaluate teaching of the candidate.

The review of applications will begin during the Spring 2024 semester, and will continue until the position is filled.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $85,000 - $90,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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