The Augsburg College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin September 1, 2014. We seek individuals with a commitment to teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduates of diverse backgrounds.
To prepare students for
life after college, the Augsburg Physics Department meaningfully
involves undergraduates in active research programs in Space Physics and
Condensed Matter/Biophysics. Augsburg College is committed to
supporting faculty research. The potential of candidates to complement
existing research programs will be viewed favorably, as will the ability
to creatively integrate computational techniques into course work and
undergraduate research. The department values the development of
distinctive courses focused on physics majors, the honors program, and
general education alike.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in
Physics, or closely related field; ABD considered, but degree must be
completed by start date, 9/1/14. Consistent with the demographics of its
physics majors, the department is a member of the APS Bridge program.
Candidates with experience and/or interest in working with a diverse
student population are especially encouraged to apply.
the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic
and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a
strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional
studies across all programs. The College’s commitment to the local
neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four
signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for
Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity
is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of
color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With
approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages
students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA
Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and
graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and
intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and
deepen their engagement in it.
To apply, go online at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr,
send cover letter that includes statements of teaching experience,
interests, and description of research plans (including relevant
publications), CV, 1-page description of professional goals,
undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to.
Deadline for completed applications is November, 8, 2013. Further
information about the college and the Physics Department is available
Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine
graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds.
With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close
personal interaction with faculty and experiential education
opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is
defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies,
guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its
urban and global settings. Additional information may be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/hr.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside
neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin
Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the
city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the
Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few
blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a
vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in
Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to
these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in
Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.
Augsburg is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender,
sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age,
disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected
class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in
an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates
are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate