Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

  • Syracuse University
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: as determined by Department Chair

Rank: Assistant

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

The Syracuse University Physics Department invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant teaching professor position who can teach and manage large enrollment physics courses that serve diverse students in our 100 and 200-level courses.

The successful candidate will teach in the Physics Department Building in Stolkin Auditorium. 
The current teaching load is 3/3 but is subject to adjust based on enrollment demand. The department seeks candidates with diverse voices who contribute to the advancement of equity, aesthetic diversity, and cultural wealth.


  • PhD in Physics or related field required.

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Ability to organize and manage basic physics courses at the 100, 200 and 300 level.


Successful candidate will participate in the department and program and contribute to our educational and research missions. Responsibilities include teaching and managing large enrollment courses.
  • Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures, preferably using active learning techniques.
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
  • Meeting all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet your class due to illness or emergency, you should obtain a substitute. You must also notify the department chair of your absence and of your plan to cover the class.
  • Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to university regulations.
  • Working with and managing graduate student teaching assistants to deliver recitations and grade assignments and exams.
  • Working with undergraduate peer coaches.
  • Conducting a weekly instructor meeting with teaching assistants and coaches.
  • Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.
  • Providing university sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations and engage in student assessment
Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty.


Physical Requirements

On-campus in person teaching.


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity & Inclusion Statement (to upload,choose Other Document )
  • Teaching Philosophy

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Category: Faculty

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