Tuesday, November 10, 2015

VAP, College of Idaho

The Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences at The College of Idaho invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in February 2016 to continue through the 2016-2017 academic year. The department is seeking candidates with a PhD in physics; degrees in engineering, astronomy, or other related fields will also be considered. Although a PhD is preferred, candidates with an MS will be considered for the position of Visiting Instructor. The successful applicant must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate physics courses in a liberal arts context. Duties of the position include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum, including algebra-based introductory physics, introductory astronomy, and upper-division physics courses. 

A complete application includes
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy in physics at a liberal arts college (2 pages maximum)
  • three references, including at least one who can addresses quality of teaching in detail
  • graduate transcript(s)
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from the College. 

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private college. The C of I has a national reputation for academic excellence and for preparing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, a community of 50,000 located in Idaho's vibrant Treasure Valley. Campus is just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, a thriving city with a multitude of dining and entertainment options including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, professional sports and more. The area also offers world-class opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu

Review of completed applications will begin after December 1. Please submit materials via email to hr@collegeofidaho.edu; subject: Physics Search. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are selected.