Physics Adjunct Faculty - Continuous Recruitment

Posted Date 8 months ago(9/21/2021 2:10 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Continuous Recruitment 2022-2023
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
Physics - CAS
Employment Type
Adjunct Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


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 Introductory Astronomy, laboratories for Introductory Astronomy, and Algebra and Calculus-based versions of Classical Physics. 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. We expect courses to be taught in-person. 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.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our 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 a master’s degree, doctorate, or ABD nearing completion in Physics or a closely related field. Experience teaching at the university level is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.



Applications should be submitted online at and include the following:

  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s fit to the position;
  • CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience; and
  • A one-page statement that presents the candidate’s philosophy of teaching and commitment to an inclusive classroom.

Please upload only the three documents outlined above; other documents will not be considered.


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 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.


All University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons. Our offer of employment is contingent upon the verification of your COVID-19 vaccination or an approval through our exemption process of a medical or religious exemption.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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