Monday, September 24, 2012
Faculty Position at Evergreen State College
This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2013/14 academic year.
The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained faculty colleague with a background in applied physics focused on energy to teach physics in a wide range of interdisciplinary courses. Interest in areas that emphasize the intersection of energy and sustainability is an advantage. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels, be able to teach standard topics in the physics curriculum (including laboratories), and possibly hands-on field-work on energy initiatives. The ability to support student originated projects and undergraduate research in their specialty area is also required. The person should be able to connect their teaching to other scientific, political, and social topics related to energy such as climate change, conservation, or alternative energies. The person hired is expected to collaborate with colleagues in the sciences as well as the arts, humanities, and social sciences to deliver programs to non-science students. The opportunity to periodically rotate into the Masters program in Environmental Studies is also available.
Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses), so the ideal candidate would show the potential for working across disciplines with faculty colleagues. At Evergreen, faculty on teaching teams work closely with students and enjoy a high degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphasis, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation. Qualified applicants will teach in their area of expertise, and collaborate across disciplines to connect theory with practice. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.
Review of complete applications begins October 17, 2012. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.
Please review our complete job announcement and application process on our website: www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring
NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined on an open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.
A Ph.D. in applied physics or an equivalent terminal degree in a related field;
College level teaching experience;
Ability to support student originated projects and undergraduate research in their specialty area;
Ability to connect to other scientific, political, and social topics related to energy;
Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels;
Demonstrated interest teaching in an interdisciplinary context; and
Strong interest in contributing to a curriculum that emphasizes connecting theory to practice.
Demonstrated interest in areas that emphasize the intersection of energy and sustainability;
The ability to support students’ development of quantitative and scientific literacies;
The ability to support students’ development of writing skills;
Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research;
Experience and or interest in team-teaching;
Experience in working with diverse and underrepresented populations; and
Experience in pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies.