Assistant Professor: Physics

Cincinnati, US
Negotiable salary with health benefits, life insurance, and retirement match.
Mar 08, 2024
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Apr 07, 2024

Thomas More University, a Catholic diocesan University in Crestview Hills, KY, seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a full-time assistant professor in the Department of Physics. The appointee’s responsibilities will involve undergraduate teaching and service to the university. Participation in undergraduate-focused research is also encouraged. The appointee must support and advance the University’s Catholic mission and commitment to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

We invite applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline, with degrees conferred no later than summer of 2024. Candidates with an experimental background are preferred.

The appointment will begin in August of 2024. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications received by March 27th, 2024 will receive full consideration. Appointed faculty will be housed in the Department of Mathematics & Physics within the St. Elizabeth College of Natural & Health Sciences.  The Department offers degrees in Mathematics and Physics, including the option of a pre-engineering track.

The term appointment is renewable and ongoing. Faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and service to the university and its students. Faculty actively participate in student advising and mentoring, assist in building community partnerships, engage in program assessment, contribute to hiring their colleagues, and create opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research and service opportunities. Faculty also work to recruit and retain their majors.


The Assistant Professor of Physics should be capable of effectively teaching introductory physics (calculus- or algebra-based) lectures and laboratories, upper-level physics lectures and laboratories, capstone seminars in physics, and general education science courses for non-majors.  Supervising student research and/or capstone projects is also expected of faculty at Thomas More.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor of Physics position must hold a doctoral degree in physics or a related field from a regionally accredited university. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctorate by summer 2024, is required.  Candidates are expected to have citizenship or a green card before the position starts.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially with faculty colleagues are required.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching foundational courses in physics, including relevant lab components
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues in related departments and with a diverse student population 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to teach physics electives and experimental-physics courses
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement multiple teaching modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online learning)
  • Demonstrated potential or willingness to implement evidence-based teaching strategies that are effective for diverse learners
  • Experimental backgrounds preferred


  • Provide high-quality instruction that supports diverse student success
  • Offer reasonable office hours for students
  • Collaborate with the others in the Department regarding course content, objectives, and assessments
  • Collaborate with other in the Department to maintain the equipment inventory
  • Participate in the refinement of the curriculum
  • Share in program activities including student mentoring and advising, curriculum assessment, and student recruitment and retention
  • Work collaboratively with others in the department, college, and university
  • Engage in activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, in local and global communities, and the profession
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, community, and profession
  • Interested faculty may also choose to contribute to research in their respective field.

Application Process:

Candidates for this position must submit a letter of interest which responds thoughtfully to the position description, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references, who will be contacted only for those who advance to the semi-finalist stage.  Optionally, applicants may also choose to submit a brief summary of previous research experience and how it might be incorporated into your teaching.

Electronic submissions of interest with supporting materials should be sent to Laura Custer, the Director of HR at

More about Thomas More University:

Thomas More University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution in Crestview Hills, Kentucky – located near Cincinnati, Ohio.  With our student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 14:1, we prioritize individualized, student-centered learning opportunities, academic excellence, and community engagement.  The mission of the university can be found at the following link: