The physics program at Geneva College seeks a faculty member with excellent teaching skills who is able to handle the calculus-based physics survey courses as well as selected advanced courses. The physics program is part of the Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Department, and provides essential service course support to other majors such as Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with the rest of the department and related departments and also to provide direction and support to the physics major.
The selected candidate will be expected to:
- Teach the introductory calculus-based physics survey courses (PHY 201 and 202).
- Provide leadership in developing, maintaining, and coordinating the accompanying laboratories and equipment for these physics survey courses.
- Depending upon expertise, teach approximately one upper-level physics course per semester from among Modern Physics, Optics, Acoustics, Classical Mechanics, or possibly courses in math and/or engineering.
- In all courses, to follow good instructional practices such as:
- Adequate advance preparation of all course materials and lessons.
- Provision of a standardized course syllabus and course outline.
- Techniques and assignments to promote active student learning.
- Grade student work and provide feedback on a timely basis.
- Be available to students during designated office hours for questions and help.
- Maintain physics-related research interests so as to be able to mentor physics and/or engineering majors in advanced laboratory, or undergraduate physics-related research, or engineering senior design applied projects.
- Assist with academic advising to physics and/or engineering majors.
- Work cooperatively with the rest of department and related-departments to develop the program in physics and related areas.
The Physics Faculty member must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College's "Foundational Concepts of Christian Education" by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Education and Experience:
Ph.D. degree in Physics or related field preferred. Master's degree in Physics or related field, plus experience will be considered. Rank will be set according to degree and experience. Demonstration of an aptitude for teaching is essential.
Please send the following materials for consideration:
- A focused letter which addresses the candidate's interest in this position and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position; especially the candidate's fitness for teaching and integrating faith in the classroom.
- A statement of faith ("This is what I believe") (1 page limit)
- A statement of your faith journey and church involvement (1 page limit)
- A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the Foundational Concepts of Christian Education" (available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment)
- A vita;
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
- Three references;
- A completed faculty employment application (available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment)