Adjunct Instructor

Arts & Sciences
Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University invites applications for part-time, non-tenure track positions. Minimum qualifications: an M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or related field. Teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant for the position will teach introductory physics labs and/or lectures.

Applicants must provide in one single PDF file: (1) letter of application; (2) current CV; and (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF file to the Department Chair, Dr. Jennifer Burris, at with “P&A part-time hire” in the subject line. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest's top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report's list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Physics and Astronomy Department, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Jennifer Burris at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: