The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colby College invites applications for a two-year faculty fellow for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.
Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college in central Maine that is recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction.
The successful candidate will join a department with active research in several areas. Colby's Department of Physics and Astronomy has a flexible curriculum that allows faculty to design courses that will allow them to best engage undergraduates at the introductory through advanced level and to work with exceptional students in research projects. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colby. The Faculty Fellow position has teaching responsibilities in introductory and advanced courses from the core physics curriculum, including laboratories, and provides the opportunity to teach courses in the candidate's specific area of expertise; the teaching load is four courses for the year. The successful candidate will be expected to be deeply engaged in teaching, to have an active program of scholarship, and to involve Colby's exceptional undergraduates in their scholarship. Prior Faculty Fellows have routinely gone on to tenure track positions at comparable schools. More information about the department can be found on our website http://www.colby.edu/physicsastronomy/
Completion (preferred) or near completion of a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required; prior teaching experience is preferred. Candidates with any field of expertise will be considered,but preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship can include advanced undergraduates.
The position starts on September 1, 2019, and the second year is contingent on adequate achievement during the first year. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu
About Colby College
Colby College is a highly selective, private, coeducational liberal arts college in Waterville, ME. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is staffed by six faculty and two laboratory instructors. Colby has about 2000 students enrolled and graduates 15-20 physics majors a year. The department offers a physics major, a physics major with a concentration in astrophysics, and both a physics and an astronomy major.