NTT Position in Physics

Susan Korn
Fall 2023

Open Position: Non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin January 3, 2024.

The primary responsibilities include the instruction of introductory courses for majors and nonmajors, the development of on-line course materials, and a commitment to service of the teaching mission of the department. There are also opportunities to create and teach general education physics and astronomy courses for non-majors. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of independent college-level teaching experience, including large-enrollment courses, using
approaches that involve both active and collaborative learning and evidence of a commitment to inclusive teaching practices. Minimum qualifications require a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy. Compensation will be commensurate with teaching experience. The term of this 9-month appointment is for one year with the possibility of annual renewal, and with the intent for a long-term position and promotion to higher rank. Our Teaching Professors are full members of the faculty, with all privileges and rights afforded them by departmental bylaws. This position is compensated as a full-time, benefit-eligible member of the MU faculty. To apply, follow this link to the University of Missouri Human Resources website ( and in the box labeled “Academic & Staff Positions” click on the link for “Job opportunities for prospective employees.” Enter 46569 in the Search Jobs box to bring up the job notification listing. Applicants should include:

  •  A cover letter describing their interest in the position.
  •  A teaching statement (max. 5 pages) that outlines relevant experience, philosophy, and approaches, and if available, provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  •  A curriculum vitae.
  •  The names of 3 references. Upon applying, you will be contacted to arrange to have 3 letters sent directly from the references.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching and engagement. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Silvia Bompadre, with any questions about the job duties. Any application sent directly to the Search Committee Chair will not be accepted and will not be reviewed. Contact Human Resource Services ( ) for any questions about the application process. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.