Thursday, January 19, 2017

VAP at Lafayette College

The Physics Department of Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor for academic year 2017-2018 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to creative instruction in a variety of settings, including lecture, informal problem-solving workshops, and laboratory. The successful candidate should be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including introductory physics and lab, and may also teach intermediate or advanced courses, depending on areas of interest.

A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field by August 2017 is required. More information about the department is available at or by writing to Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching interests, c.v., and three letters of reference at . In your application, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College's commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement ( Consideration of applications will begin on February 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.