The Department of Physics at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track position and for a two-year visiting position to begin August 1, 2015. Completion or imminent completion of the Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics is required for either position. Candidates for both positions must be committed to outstanding teaching of a diverse student population.
For the tenure-track position, we seek an astronomer, astrophysicist, or physicist who will teach our classroom and laboratory astronomy courses at all levels, as well as teach our introductory and advanced physics courses. Preference will be given to candidates who do research in astronomy, are committed to establishing a research program involving undergraduates, and will be actively engaged in our astronomy outreach program.
For the two-year visiting position we seek a physicist who will teach classroom and laboratory courses in introductory physics, particularly for the life sciences. Teaching at the advanced undergraduate level is also possible depending on interests and experience of the applicant.
Both appointments provide an annual professional travel fund and the potential for research support. The tenure-track position will have startup funds available. The typical teaching load is five semester courses per year.
Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.davidson.edu/. Application process questions may be directed to the HR Department at 704-894-2213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position inquiries may be sent to to Dr. Wolfgang Christian, Department Chair, email@example.com . Evaluation of applicants for the tenure-track position will begin on January 15, 2015, while those for the two-year position will begin on February 28, 2015.
Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Faculty of Davidson College enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.