Monday, September 10, 2012

TT at Franklin College

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Franklin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Physics beginning in August 2013.

The successful applicant will have:
a Ph.D. in physics (preferred) or a closely related field, ABD considered
a proven commitment to excellence in teaching, preferably in a liberal arts environment
a demonstrated interest in experimental physics and undergraduate research
the desire to develop a robust physics program

Teaching responsibilities include:
general physics
general education physics for non-science majors
upper level physics courses, as needed
Duties besides teaching include student advising, service on departmental and college committees, and engaging in scholarship and professional development.

Review of applications will begin on Oct 28, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information visit

Interested candidates should electronically submit a (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) three reference letters; (4) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evaluation summaries; (5) a statement of research plans with specific involvement of undergraduates; and (6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts  to

Franklin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural and gender diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a private four-year liberal arts institution located about 30 minutes south of Indianapolis.  The college prepares men and women for significant careers through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 30 majors, 35 minors and nine pre-professional programs. Class sizes are typically small with first and second year classes having lecture enrollments of 30-35 students and upper division courses about 20. Lab sections are taught by the full-time faculty, and enroll 15 or fewer students.  The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues who are passionate about classroom teaching and actively engaged in campus and community service.  The normal workload for a tenure-track faculty member involves teaching 12 hours/semester, a winter term class every other year, a college committee assignment, and student advising.  There are no summer school teaching responsibilities, but the possibility exists to offer a summer class or oversee undergraduate research projects for additional compensation.

Franklin faculty members receive funds for professional development and have access to a variety of benefit programs as outlined in the attached link.