The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions: (1) for the spring 2012 semester; and (2) for the 2012-2013 academic year. Candidates may apply for one or both of these positions. Candidates who possess the Ph.D. are preferred. The duties of the position involve quality undergraduate teaching of physics and possibly astronomy. Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required.
Valparaiso University is a highly regarded private university with 3000 undergraduates located 50 miles SE of Chicago. Areas of active research in the Department include nuclear and particle physics, stellar astrophysics, condensed matter physics, surface physics, and atmospheric physics. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Information about the department can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/physics. Salary will be based upon experience.
Applicants should send electronic copies of a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (optional), and the names and addresses of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.
Editor's note: There are two VAP positions available.