Sunday, October 9, 2011

TT at Adams State

Adams State College invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics or mathematics at the Assistant Professor level (position number FS8706).

August 16, 2012

We seek an energetic, enthusiastic, and broadly trained physicist or mathematician who loves teaching and shares our dedication to excellence. Major responsibilities include teaching physics and mathematics courses across our entire curriculum, department and college service activities, and advising undergraduate students. Final course assignments will depend upon department needs as well as the preferences of the successful candidate. We are primarily an institution focused on teaching excellence, and the teaching load is comprised of 12 credit-hours each semester. While Adams State College does not currently offer a bachelor's degree in physics, we do offer a B.S. in Mathematics with a physics emphasis as well as a B.S. in Chemical Physics. Additionally, we have a small observatory with several telescopes and a 24-foot diameter planetarium on campus to be renovated with a modern projection system during the 2011-12 academic-year.

Minimum qualifications at the time of appointment must include one of the following:
· Ph.D. in physics
· Ph.D. in astronomy with a strong background in physics and mathematics
· Ph.D. in mathematics with a master's degree in physics
· Ph.D. in a closely related field with a strong background in mathematics and physics

Preference will be given to those who:
· demonstrate experience and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning;
· have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
· demonstrate experience or interest in undergraduate research;
· demonstrate interest and experience in developing K-12 outreach programs;
· have a background and interest in teaching astronomy;
· show potential for continued scholarly growth.

$47,000 - $52,000 depending upon experience. Adams State College offers a competitive benefits package.

Located in Alamosa, Adams State College is a state-supported, primarily undergraduate institution in the San Luis Valley, a rural and agricultural area of south-central Colorado, approximately 3.5 hours from both Denver and Albuquerque. The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a regional education provider. Additional information about the college and the department may be found at and Information about the community and surrounding area can be found at

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application addressing their teaching interests, teaching philosophy and goals as well as professional interests and goals. In their application letter, applicants should also indicate how teaching at Adams State College, a small college in a rural environment, will align with their goals. A complete application will also include a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), a list of five professional references, and three current letters of recommendation (at least two letters must address teaching experience).

Send materials to :

Dr. Matt Nehring
Porter Hall, Suite 3060
208 Edgemont Blvd
Adams State College
Alamosa, CO 81101.
(719) 587-7504

Complete applications received prior to November 15, 2011 will receive full consideration.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Adams State College is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities.

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.

Full descriptions of all positions are available from the contact person listed and at Adams State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, college policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.