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USA Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of South Alabama is located in room 115 of the Instructional Laboratory Building on South Alabama's main campus. Our office is open daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central Time).


The University of South Alabama Department of Physics invites applications for a one-year-only, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting August 15, 2017. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Physics, but ABD’s near completion of the degree will be considered. The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching as primary duties for this position include teaching a wide spectrum of introductory undergraduate courses (lecture and laboratory).

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, state-supported institution with over 16,600 students. Currently the Physics Department has ten full-time faculty and five part-time instructors and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Further information about the Department is available at

Application Deadline: March 3, 2017, 5:00 PM Central Time. 

The following items must be submitted online at :

  • Letter of application.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Photocopies are sufficient for the initial application.
  • Names of at least three references. 

Recommendation letters from at least three of these references must be sent directly to the Search Committee before the application deadline, either via email at or via regular mail at:

Search Committee, Department of Physics
University of South Alabama
411 N. University Blvd. ILB 115
Mobile, AL 36688

Further into the search process, official transcripts must be sent directly to the Search Committee before an on-campus interview can occur. Proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.