Open Positions in Physics and Astronomy

Visiting Assistant Professors

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at the College of Charleston has two Visiting Assistant Professor positions (one each in Physics and Astronomy) available for the 2022-23 academic year. The successful applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics and must be able to accept legal employment in the United States by August 15, 2022. Renewal of this position is contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluations and subject to availability of funds. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per week through a combination of lectures and labs. Enrollment in each introductory physics/astronomy lecture is 48 students per semester with lab sizes of 24 students.


Qualified applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references electronically through our online application system at Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alem Teklu, at Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


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