Visiting Physics Instructor

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The College of Arts & Sciences at Dakota State University invites applications for a one-year, full-time, benefits-eligible instructor to teach general education Physics. This position can be either remote/online or on-campus (preference for on-campus). The start date of the position is Fall 2022.


  • Teaching general education physics courses including Introduction to Physics I, Introduction to Physics II, Solar System Astronomy, and Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology.
  • Additional duties may include researching and publishing relevant scholarship, advising students, serving on university committees, assisting with recruitment activities, and/or engaging in ongoing assessment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Physics.
  • Effective teaching and interpersonal skills.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dakota State University ( has a long and distinguished history of providing a high-quality education with a personal touch. DSU is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and, to support its institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making process. 

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors. For more information about DSU, go to

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

SU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.