Faculty, Physics

Faculty, Physics


The Physics Faculty will teach general physics lecture and lab to biology and biomedical/health sciences majors and physical science to non-majors. The ability to contribute to math and/or chemistry courses is preferred. The faculty member must be able to advance the evangelical Christian mission of the institution. The faculty member will instruct and advise science majors and collaborate with other faculty in administering goals, program development, and program activities. Teaching load is 24 semester hours annually.


  • Provide support for biology, biomedical sciences, and health science majors and general education core.
  • Teach up to eight (8) college level courses per year (24 semester hours) across the fields of general physics lecture and laboratory courses, physical science as well as math and/or general chemistry.
  • Advise students within the sciences as needed.
  • Interact with prospective students as needed.
  • Endorse and model professional standards and proficiencies.
  • Serve on committees as assigned within the university.
  • Assist regularly with assessment of CIU’s science curriculum.
  • Participate in faculty meetings at the college and university level; attend other appropriate events. including chapel, conferences, and student events.
  • Yearly affirm the institution’s mission, doctrinal position, community standards, and CIU’s position on human origins. (Faculty Guide)


  • Experience teaching college physics and related courses.
  • Knowledge of the disciplines associated with physics, including pedagogy, information literacy, and research.
  • Ability to teach effectively at the college level.
  • Competency in utilizing learning management tools and classroom technology.
  • Competent in or able to learn and facilitate online education.
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching as appropriate.
  • An understanding of the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students.
  • Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision.
  • Commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community.
  • Minimum master’s degree in physics from an accredited university; an earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in physics, engineering or closely related field is preferred.
  • Preference also given to individuals who have the ability to contribute to math and/or general chemistry courses.


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.

Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application on this site.

Columbia International University
College of Arts and Sciences
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@ciu.edu or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.