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Department of Physics & Astronomy Continuing Lecturer Positions

Purdue University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking Continuing Lecturers. The successful candidates will teach calculus and algebra based introductory physics courses at the freshman and sophomore level.  The candidate will also work with staff, TAs, assist in coordinating courses and carrying out instructional goals. Start date is August 16, 2021.  Starting academic-year salary is in the $54,000 to $61,000 range, commensurate with experience. 

Qualifications:  Candidates must have M.S. (or equivalent) in physics or in closely related areas.  Two years of experience in physics teaching at the junior college or university level desired. 

Application Procedure:  To apply, please visit  All applications should be submitted via

Applications must include

  1. Curriculum Vitae,
  2. Cover letter of interest,
  3. Contact information for three references. 

Purdue University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted On: 2020-08-18

Posting Type: Faculty Position

Posted By: Debbie Nahlik


Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to building a diverse faculty of excellence.

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2021 5:07 PM

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