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Visiting Faculty in Physics and Optical Engineering for 2024-2025

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a full-time visiting Assistant Professor position to support the department, primarily in teaching introductory physics courses, starting August 2024.

The Department of Physics and Optical Engineering offers a B.S. degree in physics, nanoengineering and optical engineering, along with an M.S. degree in optical engineering. The department also supports several minors and certificates, including a semiconductor certificate, astronomy minor, and a material science and solid-state physics minor. Some active research programs include semiconductors, nanotechnology, and optics.

Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in physics or related discipline.  Degree completion by August 2024 is acceptable for this position. Essential job functions include teaching and advising students, primarily in the introductory calculus-based physics courses, both lectures and laboratories. While outstanding teaching is the most significant criterion for success at Rose-Hulman, description of research ideas involving undergraduate students is welcome. Please visit our course catalog at for descriptions of our existing courses.

Review of applications will start May 25, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, and a cover letter that summarizes your key ideas in teaching, a statement addressing teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement that shows evidence for inclusive pedagogical practices and cultural fluency. To receive full consideration, please apply online at

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Contact person: Dr. Galen Duree, Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue CM 169, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or emailed to

Applications: Only online applications/resumes submitted via the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Employment Opportunities website,, will be accepted until the position is filled. Contact Human Resources via email,, for questions. 


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the Institute’s policy to treat all employees and applicants equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences, and other employment standards. Rose-Hulman will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 


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