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Visiting Assistant Professor Physics

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 29, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor Physics


The Department of Physics at the Florida Polytechnic University is seeking applicants for the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
Visiting Assistant Professor candidates should possess a commitment to teaching physics that supports undergraduates at all levels in the curriculum.
The appointment will begin on August 15, 2024. This is a one-year position with the potential for reappointment.

The Physics Department at Florida Polytechnic University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics that began in the fall of 2019. We anticipate graduating our first full cohort of approximately 10 majors this spring. The degree program consists of required core physics and core engineering courses, a sequence of design courses, electives in both engineering and physics and supplemental coursework in mathematics and computer science. The department plans for an ABET-EAC evaluation in approximately two years.

This position will primarily focus on Physics 1 & 2 lectures and laboratory instruction. As such, applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching within the freshman and sophomore years. Candidates are expected to assist in the university's broader educational mission.


  • Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, where the degree must be complete before a candidate’s starting date.
  • Prior teaching and relevant research or industry experience.
  • Participation in professional activities and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with broad campus community.
EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format during the application process:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • List of at least three (3) professional references (names and contact information)
  • Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.


Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and worker's compensation.

Health benefits are administered through People First , on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility. Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.


Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans, our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their future. Click here for more information.


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Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.


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