Visiting Assistant Professor Physics

The Physics Department of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) seeks to fill two Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning in August 2022. Each will teach a total of 6 courses distributed across Fall, Spring, and May terms. The department prides itself on high quality teaching and a strong emphasis on collaborative research between faculty and students.

We seek candidates with enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment and a genuine commitment to effective instruction in both lecture and laboratory settings. The successful candidate should be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. IWU is a private liberal arts institution with high academic standards. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. IWU is an institution of approximately 1650 students. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) lists the Illinois Wesleyan University Physics Department as a top producer of graduates with bachelor's degrees in physics. We also have programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, nursing, and business. The University is located in Bloomington, Illinois, a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 130,000.

At the time of the application, the candidate must be legally able to accept work in the United States. A Ph.D. either in physics or a closely related field by August 2022 is preferred. More information about the department is available at or by writing to the Department Chair, Narendra Jaggi, More information about the university is available at

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references by email to In your letter of application, please include a statement about your teaching, including approaches to ensuring an atmosphere that is respectful of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).