St. Olaf College Department of Physics
Visiting Assistant Professor Position Starting February 2014
The St. Olaf College Physics Department is seeking to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the second semester of 2013-14.Primary Responsibilities: Teach a combination of introductory lecture and laboratory courses in physics (Principles of Physics II and the General Education course “Origins of Nuclear Weapons”) with a load of 3 course-equivalents for spring term of 2013-14.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in physics (or in a closely related field with a strong physics foundation) and demonstrated potential for high-quality undergraduate classroom and laboratory teaching in a residential liberal arts college setting. Strong candidates nearing completion of the Ph. D. may also be considered.
Required Application Materials
The following materials should be submitted online via the College’s employment web site
- Cover letter conveying your interest and qualifications, including a statement on your approach to teaching
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
- Contact information for two references, each of whom must be able to address the applicant’s qualifications and potential as a teacher of physics (St. Olaf will solicit the reference letters)
Review of completed applications will begin July 20, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Professor David Nitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position is potentially renewable for 2014-15.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.