Assistant Professor of Instruction

University of Texas Austin Department of Physics


The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction beginning in the Spring 2022 semester of academic year 2021-22.  The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years.  An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower division undergraduate physics courses each semester. Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics.   This is a 9-month position (Spring and Fall semesters), and there are often opportunities for additional summer teaching appointments.

The College of Natural Sciences is committed to building a diverse faculty. The department is interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The department is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The Department of Physics views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching.  Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design.  A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable. 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application at and include: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement describing their interest and experience in physics education, an educational research statement, and a statement describing their experiences with and/or potential for supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in physics education.  Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by 09/30/2021 will be assured of full consideration.