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College of Arts & Sciences
Physics and Astronomy

Non-Tenure-Track Instructor Position Open

Non-Tenure-Track Instructor Position

University of South Carolina

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Physics & Astronomy

The University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure-track Instructor to teach introductory-level physics courses.  The expected start date is August 16, 2017.  On some occasions, extra compensation for summer teaching is possible, subject to the availability of funds.  The position is for one year and may be renewed based on satisfactory performance and continued funding.

This position requires a PhD degree in physics or a closely related discipline.  Experience teaching introductory physics courses and/or labs at the university level is preferred.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Applicants must submit their application, curriculum vitae, list of references, and teaching statement online at  Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by email to or by regular mail to Dr. Milind Purohit, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Purohit at  The review of applications will begin on April 14 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. USC does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.