Tenure-track position in physics, with expertise in any area of physics, beginning fall 2020. We are currently a department of four faculty with specializations in particle physics & cosmology theory, acoustics, optical spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy of liquid surfaces, and biophysics & macromolecular crystallography. We seek a teacher-scholar who will bring a new discipline to our department and/or complement existing expertise on campus.
A Ph.D. in Physics is required. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of our curriculum, from non-major courses that contribute to the College’s general education requirements to upper level and special topics courses in physics. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will also establish a research program and participate in service to the institution (e.g. faculty governance, committee work). The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This explanation can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Physics”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by September 23, 2019.
Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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