Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Job Summary

Visiting and Non-tenure Faculty Positions
Lehigh University
Number of Positions Available
9 Months
Could the duration be extended?
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Bethlehem, PA
United States

Job Description

The Lehigh University Physics Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) to begin in summer 2024.  The VAP will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester of the 2024-25 academic year.  The classes may include introductory and upper level undergraduate astrophysics classes and undergraduate classes in physics.  The VAP will also contribute to the scientific life of the department with participation in colloquiums, research group meetings, and other department activities. The salary will be in the range of $60,000 to $65,000, including full benefits.

Candidates from all fields of astrophysics and related areas of physics are encouraged to apply.  We seek a candidate that has a commitment to an inclusive and collaborative academic community. Individuals from populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in physics – women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and persons of all gender identities and/or sexual orientations – are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate should have a PhD in physics or astronomy by August 2024. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$60,000USD to $65,000USD
Included Benefits

Full health and other benefits

Application Details

Application Instructions
The application consists of the following:

- Cover letter
- CV
- Statement about teaching experience and philosophy (up to 2 pages)
- Names of 3 references

Applications should be submitted as a single, combined PDF document in the order listed above, sent as an email attachment to [email protected]. Evaluations of the applications will begin June 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Prof Joshua Pepper ([email protected]).
Publication Start Date
2024 May 19
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 10


Joshua Pepper