Assistant Professor – Educator (Physics 2)



Job description

Cincinnati, OH

The Department of Physics within the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences seeks candidates for Assistant Professor-Educator to start August 15, 2019. The Department of Physics has more than one hundred undergraduate majors in Physics and Astrophysics and teaches introductory physics every year to several thousand students from other disciplines. A research capstone project is required for an undergraduate degree in Physics. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching the introductory physics lecture courses, but the candidate is also expected to engage with our undergraduate major laboratories and undergraduate research capstones.

The Department of Physics seeks dynamic and motivated individuals to join our drive to engage students and maximize learning in our classrooms. We particularly seek candidates who have a strong interest in using research-based and active learning approaches, are willing to evaluate new models of instruction, and are able to contribute to the Physics Education Research activities of the department. Such activities include development of assessments, collection and analysis of data on student learning, and presentation of results within the department and at conferences.

This is a non-tenure-track nine-month appointment with an initial contract for three years; reappointments based upon performance reviews.

Minimum Qualififcations

Candidates must have a Doctorate in Physics in an experimental area. Prior teaching and/or undergraduate research mentoring at the college or university level is expected.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application at In addition to the online application, canddiates must include (1) a cover letter which briefly describes prior teaching and undergraduate research mentoring experiences, (2) a current cv or resume, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy regarding use of research-based and active learning approaches. Applicants should separately arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically, preferably in PDF format, to [email protected]. Only submissions made through the online application system will be accepted.

Review of applications begins April 25, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Start date is August 15, 2019.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.