Adjunct Faculty, Physics

Dominican University of California

United States

October 10, 2021


Dominican is located in Marin County, whose affluent and progressive reputation is juxtaposed with a reality of extreme economic and racial disparity. While the campus is situated in a privileged neighborhood, our institution has deep ties in surrounding neighborhoods where resources and representation for minoritized people are exceedingly disproportionate. Dominican is committed to improving our internal policies and practices related to equity and inclusion; it is also demonstrably engaged in collaborating with local, long-term community partners to improve equity and inclusion in Marin.

Our student body is remarkably diverse and we strive to see that diversity reflected in our faculty and staff. We seek candidates from all backgrounds who, through their research, teaching, work ethic, and service, will meaningfully contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus and county.

Resume/CV and cover letter are required and must be attached in attachment section of the application process (Step 2). Refer to the posting instructions for any additional materials that may be required.

Refer to the Dominican Employment Pagehere for adjunct opportunities and application instructions.

Title: Adjunct Faculty, Physics

Department: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Division: School of Health and Natural Sciences

Reports to: Chair of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department

Status: Part Time, (9 Months), to commence (Fall 2021)

Position Summary

Dominican University of California is seeking an adjunct professor with expertise in physics. There is a two semester general physics course sequence for science majors and a one semester conceptual physics course for non- science majors.


  • Teach physics lecture(s) and/or lab course(s), we offer courses for science majors as well as non-science majors at the undergraduate level.

  • Assign and grade student work to provide feedback to students

  • Mentor and advise students on the progress of their projects and coursework

  • Uphold academic performance standards and integrity

  • Course Descriptions

    Conceptual Course description - An introductory physical science course, this course emphasizes a conceptual and intuitive understanding of physical science principles related to common physical phenomena. Students build scientific knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills through participation in demonstrations and discussions. Topics will include: laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum; light, sound and wave properties; atomic structure; properties of matter, heat, electricity and magnetism; and an introduction to atomic and nuclear physics.

    Required Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in physics or mathematically based science discipline
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of successful teaching, we are primarily an undergraduate teaching institution.

  • Ability to teach math or other quantitative science courses.

  • Additional Position Information

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled

  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

  • Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner- centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Application Procedures

  • Link to apply: https: //

  • A cover letter is required with your resume

  • Compile resume/CV and cover letter in one pdf document and upload in the Resume/CV section

  • For further questions on the application process, please contact

  • For More Information Contact:

    Diara Spain, Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Math

    Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901


    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under- represented groups in higher education.

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