Adjunct Instructor of Physics

Job Summary:

The Department of Science and Mathematics in the School of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education at Judson University seeks applications from individuals to teach General Physics I and II from Fall 2023 to Spring 2024. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physics.

Primary Responsibilities:

The position requires teaching lecture and lab for our two-semester sequence of General Physics. General Physics I for Fall 2023 has one lecture and two lab sections. General Physics II for Spring 2024 has one lecture and one lab section. Actively monitor students and provide help as needed during lab sessions. Judson Physics labs make use of Pasco Capstone software for data collection and analysis. Prepare lessons, select homework assignments, and create tests and quizzes over the prescribed course topics. Give lectures and/or active learning work during class times as appropriate to the course goals. Respond to student questions (often via email) and evaluate student work.


Candidates must 1) have a minimum of 18 hrs. of graduate level credits in physics, or hold a master’s degree, doctorate preferred, in physics, 2) demonstrate an active and growing Christian faith, 3) share a commitment to excellence in teaching within a Christ-centered academic community, and 4) possess collaborative skills to work with colleagues across the Science and Mathematics Department and throughout the university.


Adjunct faculty hold the rank of instructor and are hired on a per-course basis.

Contact Information:

Applicants must provide a complete application packet including a letter of application, the faculty application form, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work (official transcripts will be required upon hiring). Please submit all questions and application materials to: Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics [email protected]. Please submit application documents as PDFs and include the words “Mathematics Adjunct Position” in the subject line of the email.


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

About Judson University:

Judson University is a Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Its campus is located along the picturesque Fox River in the city of Elgin just 36 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to over 1,100 students from 42 states and 28 countries. We offer more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs; eight master’s degrees and three doctoral programs.

Judson University has an established policy of equal academic and employment opportunity. This policy is applied to all qualified students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment, in all University programs and activities, without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or military or veteran status.