Assistant Professor of Instruction

Northwestern University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, multi-year, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2018.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching introductory physics courses, supervising and mentoring teaching assistants, and overseeing classroom and laboratory instruction for introductory courses.  A standard teaching assignment is six one-quarter courses per academic year with possible reductions for administrative and other duties.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2018.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of research in the teaching and learning of physics and experience working with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which must address teaching.  Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Dr. Emily Updegraff, Assistant Chair, at  General questions may be addressed to Dr. Emily Updegraff at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Instructions

Application materials are submitted here.

Please note that you cannot save a partial application and return and submit later.  All materials must be submitted at one time.

All files must be in PDF format.