Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TT at Seattle Pacific University

Note: This was previously posted as a "rumor" but has now been confirmed.

We are very pleased to announce that the search for an assistant professor in physics/science education, housed in the Physics Department at Seattle Pacific University is officially on. For more information and to apply, please see

Job Description:
Full-time, tenure track assistant professor position available September 2012. Regular nine-month load teaching in our science teacher preparation program as well as in all levels of the physics department program. Grant-funded summer stipend for participation in the physics department's research program is available.

Ph.D. in Physics, science education, or a closely related field; experience with research on the learning and teaching of physics, including effective models for professional preparation and support of teachers of science; and promise of scholarly production and interest in supporting graduate and undergraduate research. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Schoool of Education and both lower and upper division courses in physics. Experience with research on Learning Assistant (LA) programs is desirable, as is being credentialed to teach at the secondary level. The successful candidate must fully support SPU’s faith statement and mission. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply

Additional Information:
Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance. A moving allowance is provided.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle Pacific University provides a foundation of liberal learning, as well as skills in reasoning, judgment, and communication that can be applied directly in many areas of employment, including as a springboard for advanced education. The disciplines of the arts and sciences are truly foundational, providing the broad basis for a well-educated person. Central to our mission is the formation of a mature Christian faith and the development of the whole person, including cultural and artistic sensitivity, growth in self-expression, and appreciation for the importance of personal fitness. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences are prepared for lives of continuing learning and responsiveness to a changing world and are highly regarded by employers in many fields of challenging and productive work.

Application Instructions:
Applications should be completed no later than February 15, 2012. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement on approximately one page, and other supporting documents. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant. All inquiries and requests for applications should be addressed to:

John Lindberg, Chair
Department of Physics
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-2866