Wednesday, November 19, 2014

VAP at Colorado College

The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August 2015.  There is a possibility of extending this position for a second year. 
The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak.  Our unusual academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching.  Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently.  We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you. 
We prefer a candidate with some teaching experience who can teach across the undergraduate curriculum.  There will probably be an opportunity for the visitor to offer one course of their choice.  This can be an elective course for majors, an interdisciplinary course, a general education course or a first-year experience course.  In your cover letter, please describe a course or two that you would enjoy teaching and that would add to our curriculum as listed here: .
Send cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts, brief summary of your experience in and philosophy of teaching, description of your research interests and three letters of recommendation submitted electronically on the Colorado College Employment Career Site: .
Colorado College is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colorado College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.