The Physics Department at Juniata College, a selective liberal arts college of 1600 students located in Huntingdon, PA, invites applications for a fixed-term Assistant Professor for up to 3 years, subject to annual renewal, starting in August 2017. We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate physics. Responsibilities will include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, possibly including introductory physics and environmental physics laboratories. A Ph.D. or ABD in physics or a related field is required. Although teaching is the primary responsibility of this position, opportunities for research involving students or in collaborations with current faculty in physics education research, astronomy, optics, microfluidics, or nuclear detection are available. The Physics Department supports approximately 50 Physics and Engineering Physics majors, and graduates an average of 10 students each year. We enjoy a strong student presence characterized by vibrant interactions with faculty. Review of candidates’ materials will begin at the end of January with an expected closing date of Feb 13th or until the position is filled. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that describes your teaching interest and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) graduate school transcripts, and 4) complete contact information of three professional references through our online application portal. Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy, not because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. To apply for this position, please complete the online application at http://www.juniata.edu/jobs.
Juniata College is an independent, private, coeducational, 4-year liberal arts institution. Located in central Pennsylvania, Juniata College has an enrollment of approximately 1600 students, all undergraduates. Over 90% of the student body lives on campus in one of six traditional-style or four apartment-style residence halls. The College supports over 90 registered student organizations and 20 va...rsity sports programs. There is no Greek system. Juniata College has a strong emphasis on international programs, with a significant international student population and many students taking advantage of the study abroad programs.