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 three Visiting Assistant Professor positions, each for two years, starting in academic year 2023-2024.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate should be able to teach physics effectively in classroom and laboratory environments. 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 May 25 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive 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. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.