Sunday, February 28, 2016

VAP, St Joseph, PA

Position Title:Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Full Time or Part Time Status:Full-Time, 9 months, Temporary
If Part Time, hours per week:
If temporary, please provide a start and end date:August 16, 2016-May 15, 2017
Job Type:Salaried/Exempt
Position Summary or Faculty QualificationsThe Departments of Physics at Saint Joseph’s University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics position to begin August 16, 2016.
Teaching duties may include introductory algebra-based physics (lecture and lab), an introductory astronomy course for non-science majors (lecture and lab), and an upper-division physics course for a total of 4 courses/labs per semester. Therefore, successful applicant may have the opportunity to teach both introductory and advanced physics courses.
For further information about the Department of Physics, please visit our website at
Duties and Responsibilities:Teaching of a specified course
Preparation of materials
Providing support and guidance to students
Report grades
Secondary Responsibilities:
Minimum Requirements:Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related major
Preferred Qualifications:Previous teaching experience
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:May require standing for long periods of time, talking for long periods of time and carrying course materials.
Additional Information:
Position Classification:Faculty
Number of direct reports to this position:0
Number of indirect reports to this position:0
Department:214025 - Physics
Hiring Range:Commensurate with Experience
Date Open to Internal Applicants:02/17/2016
Date Open to External Applicants:02/17/2016
Job Close Date:
Open Until FilledYes
Open to:Internal and External Applicants
Message to ApplicantsApplicants must apply online at Complete applications are to include a cover letter, C.V. and contact information for three professional references.
Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Physics or will you by August 15, 2016 (please select the statement that best describes the status of your degree)?
    • Yes, I have my Ph.D. in Physics
    • I am ABD but will have my Ph.D. by August 15, 2016
    • I am ABD and will not have my Ph.D. by August 15, 2016
    • No, I will not have my Ph.D. by August 15, 2016
  2. * Please specify your major for the degree(s) you hold(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please indicate which statement best fits your teaching experience.
    • No Response
    • No teaching experience
    • Teaching experience but not at a university
    • Teaching experience at a university
  4. * Please indicate how you FIRST learned of this position
    • Internal Job Announcement
    • Periodic search of the SJU website
    • Employee Referral (Specify name of employee below)
    • On-line Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Social Media (Please specify venue below)
    • Email Announcement (Please specify listserv or other source below)
    • Print Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Networking Event or Conference (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Job Fair (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  5. * Per the question above, please specify the name of the venue or place where you FIRST learned of this position.(Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Teaching Evaluations
  3. Sample of Scholarly Writings
  4. Transcript
  5. Letters of Recommendation