Monday, November 23, 2015

VAP, Rhodes College, Memphis TN

The Department of Physics at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position beginning Fall 2016. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic teachers capable of instruction at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate physics curriculum in both classroom and laboratory settings. The teaching load is 3 courses each semester. The physics department resides in a recently renovated building with new research and teaching spaces, and a 20-inch telescope. Research is encouraged and there is potential for some support, including faculty professional travel funds. Applicants should hold or expect to receive the Ph.D. in physics, or a closely related field, by July 2016. 

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities ( ). 

Please apply online at; only online applications will be accepted. A completed application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which speak to the applicant's teaching abilities). Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the applicant's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.