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Visiting Physics Instructor

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting physics faculty position, to start in September 2024. The position focuses on excellent instruction, and service.

Position Summary:

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 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.

Qualification Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PhD degree in a physics or other science-related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to collaborate productively with other faculty and ability to support continuous program assessment and improvement.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Oregon Tech exclusively accepts applications via the Oregon Tech Job Board. For more information or, to apply, please visit: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Visiting Physics Instructor (

Then, upload the following elements to your application:
Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Professional References List

Optional Documents

  1. Transcripts (Unofficial)
  2. Other Document
  3. Statement of Research Interests

The initial review of applications will begin on April 29, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.


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.

Additional Information: 
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory background check, motor vehicle check, physical abilities check, and/or any other conditions of employment contained in the vacancy announcement.

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