The Department of Physics at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in September, 2012, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in experimental physics, preferably in optics or atomic and nuclear physics, and with preference given to those with a demonstrated ability to work with undergraduates on research projects. Minimum qualifications include at least one year of post-doctoral research or college-level teaching.
Specific teaching assignments will include introductory and upper level physics courses, and possibly general education courses, including First Year seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the Colleges distinctive four-week January term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising are also expected for tenure and promotion.
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The College permits “shared positions” so partners may apply individually or for one shared appointment. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. All materials should be sent to Dr. Lawrence Nienart, Department of Physics, Johnstone Science Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.