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Adjunct, Physics - Optical System Design
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted May 13, 2024
Title Adjunct, Physics - Optical System Design
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Department Physics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Physics - General

Job Description

The Department of Physics within the esteemed Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology is actively seeking applications for an adjunct position specializing in optical system design utilizing ZEMAX. This position will be on a term-by-term appointment, with the earliest commencement slated for Fall 2024.



A Ph.D. in a field closely related to optics/photonics is a requirement.

Candidates boasting industry experience are particularly encouraged to apply, enriching the academic landscape with real-world insight. We are seeking an energetic individual who is eager to share their experience with students and bridge the academic world to the industry world.



  • Delivering engaging lectures and practical sessions that inspire and educate students in the realm of optical system design.
  • Serving as a mentor, guiding students through real-world applications and challenges within the field.
  • Actively participating in academic initiatives and fostering collaborative relationships within the department and beyond.

Interested candidates are invited to apply, applicants should provide the following requested documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae Statement of Industry and Teaching Experience: Detailing your proficiency and accomplishments in optical system design using ZEMAX.

2) List of at least 2 references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For inquiries or further information, please reach out to Prof. Ting Lu, Chair of the Search Committee, at



Physics Administration

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Academic Submission Guidelines:  

Please submit:  

  • Cover letter 

  • Curriculum vitae 

  • Research statement

  • Teaching statement that includes a) teaching interests, b) teaching philosophy, and c) a plan on how to create an inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds in terms of classroom teaching, student advising, and graduate student mentoring 

  • Contact info for at least 2-3 references (school-specific; please refer to job posting) 


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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. 

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes. 


NSF ADVANCE Institution Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

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