Monday, October 12, 2009

TT at Rhodes College

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2010. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, and candidates with either theoretical or experimental research interests are welcome to apply. The successful applicant must demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching, the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate physics curriculum, and the potential to carry out a productive research program involving undergraduate students. Individuals who can support our curriculum in the area of astronomy/astrophysics and who have interests that go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries are encouraged to apply. The Department of Physics has significant resources for faculty and student research; see for information about the department.

All application materials are to be submitted electronically. Applicants should combine their CV, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of research plans (stating explicitly how undergraduate students will be involved) into one pdf document less than 7 MB in size and email it to Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (at least one should speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities) sent to For information about the position, please contact Dr. Ann Viano, chair of the Search Committee, at Review of completed applications will begin on January 4, 2010.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 18th largest metropolitan area. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.