We invite applicants who are passionate about teaching science to a diverse group of undergraduates to join a department committed to excellence in teaching. The majority of the teaching done by the successful candidate will be introductory physics (both lecture and lab) for STEM majors. In addition, the department values candidates who are excited about and well-qualified to do one of the following:
prepare elementary education majors to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of physical science
introduce geology to students interested in environmental science
introduce astronomy to students majoring outside of STEM
teach upper-division physics laboratory courses
A full-time load is 21 teaching load credits per year (3 credits for lecture courses and 1.5 credits for laboratory sections)
Applicants with a PhD are eligible for the rank of visiting assistant professor and those without for the rank of visiting instructor.
About Whitworth University
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth’s mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.
The purpose of the Department of Engineering and Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and engineering. This education takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring. Through a foundation in physics and engineering as well as professional communication and ethics, we prepare students for lives of meaningful work in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made and will design solutions to meet the needs of humanity.
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