Earlham College invites applications for a Visiting
Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and
Astronomy. This is a one-year, renewable up to three year, full-time
appointment, beginning in August 2014. In addition to this position,
the department has three FTEs with active research programs in
computational biophysics, laser atomic and optical science, and
Earlham's resources include modern laboratories in addition to multiple
local computational clusters.
Primary Duties &
The Physics and Astronomy Department seeks an
individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching -- in
lecture and laboratory -- to bright and motivated undergraduates at a
nationally selective small liberal arts college. Responsibilities
include contributing to both introductory and advanced courses, as well
as upper-level courses in the applicant's area of specialty. While
research is not required, some resources are available, especially for
research involving undergraduates.
Preference will go to applicants who have
completed (or are presently finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in
Physics or a closely related field; teaching or post-doctoral experience
is desirable. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its most
important criterion, so the search committee will be looking for
evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate
Review of applications will begin on February 3rd, 2014. The search will continue until the
position is filled.
Candidates should send applications as a
single PDF including: cover letter that addresses your interests,
qualifications and experience; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching
philosophy; a statement of research interests; undergraduate and
graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation, also in PDF
format, should be sent separately. Materials should be sent
Bobbi Cayard-Roberts, Physics and Astronomy administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.