Thursday, August 8, 2019

Asst. Prof of Physics - Whitman College

Tenure-track position in physics, with expertise in any area of physics, beginning fall 2020. We are currently a department of four faculty with specializations in particle physics & cosmology theory, acoustics, optical spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy of liquid surfaces, and biophysics & macromolecular crystallography. We seek a teacher-scholar who will bring a new discipline to our department and/or complement existing expertise on campus.
A Ph.D. in Physics is required. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of our curriculum, from non-major courses that contribute to the College’s general education requirements to upper level and special topics courses in physics. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will also establish a research program and participate in service to the institution (e.g. faculty governance, committee work). The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This explanation can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Physics”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by September 23, 2019.
Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
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Employer will assist with relocation costs.

About Whitman College
Whitman College is more than the sum of its parts. Interdisciplinary research opportunities. Small classes. Global connections forged under the guidance of dedicated faculty members. The support it takes to turn college into limitless opportunity. What Whitman College has, it shares. As a small, residential liberal arts college in Eastern Washington's Walla Walla, Whitman has what it takes to provide an education that goes beyond the classroom. Whitties are scholars, but also explorers and scientists. They climb mountains, travel to far-off corners and advocate for social justice. They care about community and aim to become citizens of the world. A Whitman education is rooted in the traditional liberal arts values like critical thought and academic rigor. With prestigious internships, off-campus study and civic engagement opportunities, it becomes more than the sum of its parts. The Whitman experience transforms, allowing students to turn education into life