Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics
Job no: 492400
Work type: Faculty
Location: Gambier, OH
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics
Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of physics beginning in July, 2017.
The Physics Department seeks a colleague who demonstrates the ability to teach with creativity and dedication at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum while developing an active program of research, preferably involving participation by undergraduates. Advancement in the position requires a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. Outstanding candidates who are ABD may be considered; however, post-doctoral experience is preferred. While the research area of the position is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the advanced experimental areas of our curriculum and our research community.
In their cover letter, applicants should explain why Kenyon Physics is a good fit for their professional aspirations, how their research program can be successfully accomplished in the context of a liberal arts college, and how they would contribute to the department's goal of continuing to build a welcoming and culturally diverse educational environment.
Kenyon College, located on a beautiful campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and has a reputation for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of undergraduates. The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped building constructed in 2000. With this new hire, our physics community will include eight faculty members, a laboratory director, administrative assistant, and upwards of ten majors per class year. Faculty ordinarily teach five courses per year, including lecture courses and lab sections. Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner. For more information about our department, please visit our website at http://physics.kenyon.edu.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 20, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A complete application will be composed of:
1) Cover letter explaining why Kenyon Physics is a good fit for their professional aspirations, how their research program can be successfully accomplished in the context of a liberal arts college, and how they would contribute to the department's goal of continuing to build a welcoming and culturally diverse educational environment;
2) Statement reflecting on the applicant's teaching and learning experiences;
3) Statement describing the applicant's research accomplishments and future research directions;
4) Curriculum Vitae;
5) Unofficial Transcript;
6) Three (3) letters of recommendation.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities(e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.
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Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political beliefs or activity, or status as a veteran. Kenyon welcomes diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.