The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for a one academic year appointment beginning in August 2016. The duties of the position involve quality undergraduate teaching of physics and astronomy courses primarily at the introductory level. A Ph.D. in Astronomy is preferred, but candidates with degrees in related fields will be considered. Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. Areas of active research in the Department include stellar astrophysics, nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics, surface physics, and computational physics. Information about the department can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/physics.
Valparaiso University is a highly regarded private university with over 3,000 undergraduates located 50 miles SE of Chicago. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found athttp://www.valpo.edu/generalcounsel/equal_opportunity_policy.php. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.
Applicants should submit electronic copies of a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (optional), and the names and addresses of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/34087. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be based upon experience. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.