The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in physics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or physics education and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Research appropriate to an undergraduate institution is expected. The physics program at Saint Mary’s is part of a joint department with chemistry and, as a service program, offers courses to support a variety of majors. The department is also interested in expanding interdisciplinary teaching and research activities and encourages commentary in application materials regarding experience in interdisciplinary approaches.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with emphasis on introductory physics courses for different student populations (science and engineering majors, premed students, general education), and research plans in physics or physics education. Candidates who can provide evidence of excellence in teaching will be given preference. Review of applications will begin 10/31/2011 and continue until the position is filled.