University of St. Thomas

Physics Adjunct Faculty - Continuous Recruitment

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Feb 24, 2021
Mar 26, 2021
Education, Science
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Physics Department at the University of St. Thomas seeks adjunct instructors of physics for upcoming semesters (summer/fall/spring) including summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year. Teaching load generally ranges from one to two courses per semester, depending upon department needs and enrollments.

Possible course assignments include Algebra and Calculus-based versions of Classical Physics, and Introductory Astronomy. Both types of Classical Physics courses are offered with an integrated lecture/lab in a two-period block three days a week and count as a two-course load. More information about the Physics Department can be found here. We expect courses to be taught in-person, unless classroom occupancy restrictions remain in which case the courses may be taught in a blended or online format. You can view the Physics Undergraduate Course Catalog HERE

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Applicants should have at least a master’s degree in Physics or a closely related field. Experience teaching at the university level is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and education.


Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter into the application, submit a curriculum vitae with professional references, and submit an unofficial copy of their graduate transcript. Please specify which courses you are interested in teaching. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as teaching needs are identified.  The position remains open until filled.  Candidates may be contacted in the future about future opportunities.

**This posting is for a pooled, adjunct faculty position for continuous recruitment. Review of candidates is typically done three times annually – spring, summer and fall.**

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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