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University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Physics, General Faculty in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia (UVa), College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. The Department has a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning of Physics and the successful candidate will be expected to strengthen that commitment. The successful candidate will be ready to employ active learning methods in teaching introductory physics courses, such as collaborative problem solving, flipped classroom, game-based learning, to give a few examples. We particularly welcome applicants with interests and experience in modern pedagogy methods which emphasize student participation.

This is a three- year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, typically with only one or two distinct course preparations. Other duties include student advising, curriculum development, and other departmental and university service. Professional activity that enhances teaching is strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will also be prepared to work with a diverse student population. Annual reviews will be based primarily on teaching and service. This position includes the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Professor, General Faculty. The salary is market-competitive, and optional summer teaching for additional compensation is usually available. The appointment will begin in the Fall term of 2024.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or Physics Education, or a related field, by the appointment start date and have a documented record of teaching introductory physics courses at college level.

To apply to this position please follow and attach the following required documents:

1- Cover letter of interest, briefly describing your background in teaching of Physics at college level and familiarity with modern pedagogy methods including how your skills and experiences could advance the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be leaders in a diverse and globally connected world.

2- CV with the contact information for three references.

3- A statement of teaching philosophy and past experience working (2-page, single spaced maximum).

4- Two sample syllabi, combined in a single pdf file.

5- Student evaluations from two semesters, combined in a single pdf file.

Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.

Review of application materials will begin on December 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Questions about this position should be directed to Diana Vaman, Professor, at

The University of Virginia is committed to teaching excellence and offers numerous opportunities for development, both professionally and in creating innovative courses and curricula. The University is an extremely vibrant and active intellectual community, located in the historical city of Charlottesville, with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the state capital of Richmond, and Washington, D.C. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit

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