Friday, April 1, 2016

TWO VAPs, Pacific University OR

The Department of Physics invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning in August of 2016. We anticipate that both positions will be renewed for a second year. We seek individuals with a Ph.D. in Physics, a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates, and an interest in physics pedagogy. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain experience in a variety of hands-on, student-centered teaching techniques. Courses to be taught might include Introductory Physics with associated labs, Electronics, Cosmology, Optics labs, or other courses depending on the candidate's experience. The possibility of research with undergraduate students exists.

Pacific University is an independent, comprehensive university in Forest Grove, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland). The Physics Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (ca. 1750 students), a liberal arts undergraduate college where faculty and staff are committed to an intimate, personalized education. The Physics Department consists of four faculty members and a lab manager, graduating about 5 majors a year. We strive for an environment that encourages challenging, student-centered learning. For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Steve Hall at

Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the contact information of three people who we may contact for letters of reference to:

Patty Larkins,

Administrative Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, Pacific University.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Pacific University actively encourages applications from women and members of all protected groups. The successful applicant must have US work authorization at the time of hire.

DISCOVER PACIFIC UNIVERSITY: Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people's lives.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences. International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,