Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tenure Track at Alma College

The Department of Physics at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2009. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include excellence in teaching classes and laboratories across the curriculum for traditional physics and pre-engineering majors, creating new departmental strengths, and establishing a research program that can involve undergraduates. Current priority is revising our 100-level sequence to better address the needs of life-science students, with a view to possible development of associated higher-level offerings in areas such as biophysics or biomechanics. Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field required; relevant teaching experience desirable.

Submit letter of application, CV, statement of teaching qualifications and interests, brief descriptions of research plans and professional goals, undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to:

Dr. Cameron Reed
Department of Physics
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801

Electronic applications (to will be accepted if transmitted as a single integrated pdf document; e-mailed letters of reference will be accepted if followed by paper copies. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates for faculty positions should enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and be committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, to active pursuit of a research agenda, and to institutional service. Full-time teaching load is 6 courses per year; salaries, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College and available positions, visit