Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics (tenure-track)

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics with a preference for an experimentalist to begin July 1, 2023.

Primary teaching responsibilities would include General Physics, Engineering Statics, Electronics, and other upper level classes related to your professional interests.  Physics faculty must also teach one or more general education courses, for example,  Astronomy or Climate Change.  Faculty members are expected to develop a research program  suitable for undergraduate involvement.

We seek a colleague with exceptional teaching skills and a commitment to mentoring students via an undergraduate research program. Our alumni consistently gain admittance into Ph.D. and post graduate programs. Goshen College ranks second in Indiana in the percent of alumni who go on to earn a PhD. Campus facilities include an optics lab, an acoustics lab, lab for electronics, and machine and 3-d printing shop, along with teaching labs.  Space for a research program and some startup funds are available.

Goshen College faculty are eligible to apply to teach in our nationally ranked study abroad program, SST, which includes semesters in Ecuador, Tanzania, China, Indonesia, and Senegal. Interest in participating in this program would be an advantage.

The Physics department offers bachelor of arts degrees in Physics and in Engineering Physics. All teaching faculty serve on  institution-wide committees and assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students. The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in research and publication as well as teaching. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as a part of a small, vibrant campus and community.


Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering preferred; at least a Master’s degree is required. College level teaching experience is preferred; interest in teaching in a small, liberal arts college and strong interest in undergraduate research is required; we seek a colleague who is committed to the core values and mission of Goshen College.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering preferred; a Master’s degree with significant professional experience will be considered
  • Commitment to teaching at a liberal arts school
  • Commitment to curriculum development
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College

About Goshen College

Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County, one hour from Notre Dame, within several hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices

How to Apply for this Position:

Required materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to

  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in application process with official transcripts required for employment)

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795


Telephone: (574) 535-7111
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