Tuesday, April 19, 2016

1-Year VAP, Sewanee The University of the South, TN


Classification TitleVisiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
FLSA StatusExempt
Primary Function
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of the South invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2016. There is a possibility for this position to be extended for a third semester.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities
Primary teaching responsibilities will be introductory physics lecture and laboratory. Active participation in research is expected.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)

Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, although ABDs will also be considered.
Candidates with expertise in any area of physics must show a demonstrated talent or enthusiasm for teaching.
Special Instructions
To apply, submit a cover letter with three professional references, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), a statement of teaching and research interests, and one letter of recommendation* through: https://jobs.sewanee.edu. Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.
*Letter(s) of recommendation may be submitted electronically directly from the referee(s) or via dossier service(s) to Kristen Kleinfeld, Faculty Hiring Coordinator, at fachire@sewanee.edu.

Work Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions
Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and other University facilities.

University Employment Information

University Information
The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
EEO Statement
The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Employment PrescreeningEligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Transcripts
    3. CV
    4. Teaching Philosophy
    5. Research Plans
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3
    4. Miscellaneous 1
    5. Miscellaneous 2