Monday, March 4, 2013

1-Year VAP at Pacific Univ, Ore.

The Department of Physics invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning in August of 2013, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year pending funding. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in Physics, a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates, and an interest in physics pedagogy. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain experience in a variety of hands-on, student-centered teaching techniques. The position includes some teaching responsibilities in the College of Optometry, where Physics faculty members teach optics. Courses to be taught will likely include the following: Introductory Physics with associated labs; Optics labs in Optometry; and either Astronomy or Energy and the Environment, depending on the candidate’s interest.  The possibility of research with undergraduate students exists.
The Physics Department consists of four faculty members and a lab manager, graduating about 5 majors a year.  We strive for an environment that encourages challenging, student-centered learning. For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Steve Hall at
Applicants should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference to:
Patty Larkins,
Administrative Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, Pacific University.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Pacific University actively encourages applications from women and members of all protected groups. The successful applicant must have US work authorization at the time of hire.