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Assistant Professor- Physical Science- One-Year Visiting

Vermont State University
Minimum $50,000/year + great benefits
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Job Description

The Department of Natural Sciences at Vermont State University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Science for the academic year 2024-2025. The successful candidate will teach introductory Chemistry and Physics courses at the Johnson and Lyndon campuses and have opportunities to teach advanced courses in their area of expertise. Students taking our introductory chemistry and physics courses come from diverse programs including Atmospheric Science, Biology, Environmental Science, and Exercise Science. A Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a closely related field is preferred, and teaching experience is highly valued.

About Vermont State University

Vermont State University combines and builds upon the history of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. At Vermont State University, students always come first. Our experience is designed to empower students to thrive in their personal and professional lives, becoming compassionate facilitators of positive change to shape Vermont and beyond. We are Vermont’s public university with regional influence. That influence is enabled by multiple, interconnected campuses, dedication to accessible and affordable higher learning, a collaborative, community-based approach, and a strong commitment to inclusivity. We focus on student success and career readiness by meeting students with innovative, relevant programs, and student-facing support and access. In the sciences, we are committed to excellence in scholarship, student-faculty collaboration, and student-centered learning. The Natural Sciences department is represented by a highly supportive group of faculty who offer programs in atmospheric sciences, biology, climate change science, environmental science, natural science, wildlife and forest conservation, and secondary science education. 

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or other closely related areas and should have previous teaching experience is highly valued.


Based on qualifications and experience as defined by VSC-VSCFF Bargaining Unit Agreement.

Application Process 

Applicants should include the following information: 1) A cover letter that summarizes their teaching and research experience and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an inclusive environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three professional referees. Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please refer any questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Alan Giese ( We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, and individuals who can contribute to an inclusive climate of education and scholarship. 

Review of applications will begin on March 01, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after the initial screening may be considered at the discretion of the search committee. VTSU strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. Please refer any questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Alan Giese (

VTSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, ancestry, place of birth, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age or veteran status, or against a qualified individual with a disability, or any other person whose status is protected under local, state or federal laws. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

All full-time and some part-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is conditional upon successful completion of these checks.

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