Friday, May 27, 2016

VAP, Guilford College, NC

Guilford College invites applications for a one-year temporary full time visiting assistant faculty position in the Physics Department to begin August 2016. We are looking for a person who enjoys teaching undergraduates, both in the classroom and in the lab. The successful candidate for the position will teach courses for the physics major as well as introductory physics for students of the life sciences. Enthusiasm for teaching is essential and expertise in biophysics strongly preferred. We have recently reinvigorated our course for life sciences majors, inspired by national trends in innovation, and we would ideally like to hire someone who can build on the foundation we have laid, in collaboration with faculty in biology, chemistry, and health science. The physics department has a long history of supporting undergraduate research and its majors are comprised of highly creative and engaged students. People with advanced degrees in physics or a related field and graduate students nearing the completion of their degree are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage applicants with identities, abilities, and experiences that are underrepresented in higher education. This position may be extended for more than one year.

Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2016 and the position will stay open until filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a description of teaching interests (in particular how the candidate could see themselves implementing any of the recent IPLS reforms described in the literature), unofficial transcripts, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Thomas Espinola, Professor of Physics, through

In its active commitment to building a diverse community, Guilford College rejects discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in admission, employment or access to programs and activities. The college also seeks to avoid discrimination in the administration of educational programs, admission policies, financial aid or any other college program or activity. If accommodation or assistance is needed in completing this application, contact Human Resources at 336-316-2436.

Guilford College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and others, and to protecting College assets. Well informed hiring decisions assist in this effort. To accomplish this goal, the College performs background checks on new employees.

About the College: *Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends 
(Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college 
located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging,
socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and 
sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford 
is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty 
collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and 
problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.