Physics Faculty Openings

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Roanoke College invites applications for a one-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, starting in August 2022. The position is a temporary replacement due to a last-minute faculty departure. We will search for a tenure-track appointment to start in August 2023. The Visiting Assistant Professor would be encouraged to apply for that position.

Housed within the Department of Math, Computer Science, and Physics, the Physics program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in physics, as well as a minor in physics.  Evidence of, or potential for, highly effective classroom teaching is required. Duties will include teaching introductory physics, physics lab, and potentially junior level courses chosen to match the candidate’s expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field; ABD will be considered.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia.  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  The college seeks an individual who demonstrates a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring undergraduates drawn from a diverse student body.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of mentored research with evidence and/or examples of potential projects, copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (at least one must emphasize teaching experience) to the Department Chairperson, Roland Minton, at

Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters. All applications received by May 20, 2022, will be given full consideration, and applications received afterwards will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions about the position may be sent through email to the Department Chairperson at