Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Commensurate with experience
Apr 30, 2024
Posting live until
Jul 02, 2024

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics for the 2024-2025 academic year with teaching responsibilities at all levels of undergraduate physics curriculum. The Augustana Physics Department has about 45 students pursuing degrees in physics and preparing for engineering degrees at several dual-degree partner institutions. The department has a culture of utilizing active learning in teaching and was recognized by the American Physical Society with the 2017 Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award. About 90% of graduates from the department participate in internships or research activities with faculty funded with external grants. Interacting with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view must be a top value of the candidate. Successful candidates will have a PhD in physics or a closely related field by the time of appointment. PhD candidates (all but dissertation) are welcome to apply. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Nathan Grau, Department of Physics Chair, at

Application Procedure: Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a statement on your commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana), (4) a curriculum vita, (5) a completed Augustana University employment application, (6) and three names and email addresses of reference electronically to If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the application process, please contact

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.


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