Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Two Visiting Assistant Professors at Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College solicits applications for two Visiting Assistant Professors of Physics for the 2008-09 academic year. The teaching duties for each position will consist of approximately 12 contact hours per week in lecture and laboratory courses at the introductory and upper level for various audiences. We seek candidates who have completed the Ph.D. in physics, although ABD will be considered. Candidates must have a record of successful physics teaching at the TA level or beyond, and be comfortable teaching with modern laboratory instructional equipment and software. Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives is also desirable. Due to a number of sabbatical and administrative leaves, the department anticipates continued vacancies for several more years, and successful candidates will be considered for continuation into subsequent years. These positions should be attractive to recent or imminent Ph.D. recipients who are considering a career at a liberal arts college or small university. This department considers the mentoring of new faculty to be an important part of visiting appointments, and has a successful record in this regard. Review of applications will begin in early February of 2008. To apply, send a letter of application, a complete resume, a summary of graduate course work, and request that three letters of reference be sent. At least one letter must be from a person who can supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience. Send all materials by mail to: Dr. Steven Mellema, Chair, Physics Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082-1498. See E-mailed applications will not be considered. Inquiries regarding the completeness of applicant files should be directed to Ms. Linda Hewitt at It is the policy and practice of the College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.