Thursday, May 8, 2014

VAP at Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a visiting instructor of physics in the Department of Physics to begin September 1, 2014. While not full-time, this is a benefits eligible position whose compensation will be commensurate with the final level of teaching responsibility and candidate qualifications.
Minimum qualifications for this position include an earned Master's degree in physics or closely related field (Ph.D. preferred), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate 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. Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.
Primary responsibilities include approximately 10 contact hours per week in lecture and laboratory courses at the introductory and/or advanced undergraduate level during the fall and spring semesters. If desired, there will be some opportunities for collaboration in undergraduate research in AMO, optics, acoustics, and other fields, although research activity is not an expectation of this position. A commitment to teaching is important.
The Physics Department offers a comprehensive major and graduates an average of 17 +/- 3 students per year, of whom a very high percentage pursue graduate and professional degrees. The department is staffed by 6 FTE faculty, and is housed in the well-equipped 64,000 square-foot Olin Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
To apply, please email (as PDF files) the letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation (at least one letter should be from a person who can supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience) to The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:
Dr. Paul Saulnier, Chair
Department of Physics
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
Application information is also available at: Inquiries regarding the completeness of applicant files should be directed to Ms. Stacie Miller at Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D