Monday, September 16, 2013

TT at Hendrix College, AR

The Department of Physics at Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2014.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field; post-doctoral experience is desirable.  The ideal candidate will be expected to teach across all levels of the physics curriculum and participate in the interdisciplinary course for first-year students, The Engaged Citizen (, every few years.  Providing opportunities for engaged learning is a core mission of the College, cf. the Odyssey program (  The physics department primarily supports this mission through the involvement of undergraduates in scientific research.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain a sustainable research program involving undergraduates.  The area of research is open but an experimental program is strongly preferred.  Lab space and start-up funds will be provided. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin 1 November and continue until the position is filled.  Send all materials to Dr. Damon Spayde; Chair, Physics Search Committee; Hendrix College; 1600 Washington Ave.; Conway, AR  72032-3080.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Spayde via or 501-450-1251. Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.  The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts.  Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.  Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.  Please visit our website at