The Physics Department of Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, invites applications for two one-year Visiting Assistant Professors for academic year 2022-23, with a possibility of renewal for an additional year.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory physics effectively in classroom and laboratory environments. Depending on the candidates’ areas of expertise, they may also have the opportunity to teach intermediate or advanced courses in physics, particularly thermal physics.  Candidates will teach the equivalent of three courses per semester.  We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.

A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered.  More information about the department is available at or by writing to  Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference at .  In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin March 21 and will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College is in Easton, Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.