Friday, March 16, 2012

VAP at Whitman College

The Department of Physics at Whitman College invites applications for a one-year faculty position beginning in August 2012 at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank. A Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field, is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Physics lecture and laboratory courses at both lower- and upper- levels. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics”. The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings. Deadline: review of applications begins March 26, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.