Adjunct Faculty Positions in Physics



The Department of Chemistry seeks applications for adjunct positions for the spring semester, 2014. Courses to be taught include 1) General Physics II and its associated lab, 2) Electricity, Magnetism and its lab, 3) Introduction to Physical Science and its associated lab, or 4) Earth Science and its associated lab.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree MS or MA (Ph.D. preferred) in physics or a related discipline.
  • Ability to teach calculus or trigonometry-based physics course sequence and/or an introduction to physical science course for non-majors and/or an earth science course for non-majors.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • A vibrant Christian faith, and commitment to an academically rigorous integration of faith and learning.  

Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin as received. We suggest a preliminary inquiry (via e-mail) to Tara Sirvent before you complete the full application process. Professor Sirvent’s e-mail information is listed below. Once an institutional fit is determined, please complete the Faculty Employment Application at As specified on the Faculty Application Form, please send a curriculum vitae with list of courses taught, letter of reference, graduate transcripts, and a personal statement describing your testimony of relationship with Jesus Christ, your philosophy of Christian education and the role of a Christian university, and your integration of faith, teaching and scholarship to Tara Sirvent.

Dr. Tara M. Sirvent, Chair
Department of Chemistry
Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
Phone: (714) 619-6470


VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community in the Pentecostal tradition offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Vanguard University embodies a Christ-centered, multicultural community serving approximately 2,200 students. Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks faculty that will mentor students and will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.