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Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

Augustana University
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Commensurate with experience
Posting live until
2 Jul 2024

Job Details

Augustana University invites applications for the position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics for the 2024-2025 academic year with teaching responsibilities at all levels of undergraduate physics curriculum. The Augustana Physics Department has about 45 students pursuing degrees in physics and preparing for engineering degrees at several dual-degree partner institutions. The department has a culture of utilizing active learning in teaching and was recognized by the American Physical Society with the 2017 Improving Undergraduate Physics Education Award. About 90% of graduates from the department participate in internships or research activities with faculty funded with external grants. Interacting with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view must be a top value of the candidate. Successful candidates will have a PhD in physics or a closely related field by the time of appointment. PhD candidates (all but dissertation) are welcome to apply. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Nathan Grau, Department of Physics Chair, at

Application Procedure: Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a statement on your commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana), (4) a curriculum vita, (5) a completed Augustana University employment application, (6) and three names and email addresses of reference electronically to If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the application process, please contact

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.



Augustana University is located in Sioux Falls — South Dakota’s largest city, with a metro area (population 280,000) among the fastest growing in the country. Key industries include health, bio & life sciences, distribution & logistics and advanced manufacturing. Home to more than 70 parks, 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science, Sanford Sports Complex, Levitt at the Falls and much more, there are unlimited opportunities for entertainment and recreation. All of this, along with a healthy economy and low cost of living, are among the many reasons Sioux Falls is consistently recognized as a great place to work, live, launch a career, start a business and raise a family.

Guided by its five core values — Christian, liberal arts, excellence, community and service — Augustana provides students with an education of enduring worth. They enter to learn and leave prepared to be servant leaders and visionaries who impact and influence every aspect of society. As the world continues to change, the need for AU graduates is greater than ever before.

Augustana instills a sense of calling and purpose in students' lives, as well as employees. All members of this special community are encouraged to be innovative, curious, lifelong learners who boldly live out the university’s core values.

In 2020, AU launched its Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030 strategic plan, supported by Viking Bold — the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history. Through this bold journey, Augustana strives to enhance its position as a top-ranked regional university in service to its students and elevate the university’s national profile in service to its alumni, the city of Sioux Falls and Upper Great Plains region.

If you are looking for meaningful work and wish to be part of something much bigger than yourself, consider joining us at Augustana University.

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