The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swarthmore College invites applications for two full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor positions in experimental physics, one two-year position and one one-year position with the possibility for renewal for one additional year, beginning with the Fall 2021 semester. The teaching load over two semesters is 2 courses and 3 lab sections (6-9 weekly contact hours per semester). We seek candidates with a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduates at a highly selective liberal arts college.
We particularly seek candidates qualified to teach in our advanced laboratory course. One of the two visitors will teach one semester in our innovative introductory physics for life sciences curriculum. Involving Swarthmore’s highly accomplished undergraduates in summer research is encouraged, though not required; visiting faculty have access to funds to support summer undergraduate stipends and research supplies. Candidates are encouraged to discuss shared research equipment and space with the search committee.
Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by August 2021 and will be prepared to successfully engage undergraduates in the classroom at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Experience as the instructor of record for a college/university physics course is valued though not required.
Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a description of research interests and activity that could involve Swarthmore undergraduates. Contact information for three letters of reference must be submitted as well. All materials must be submitted electronically through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/82542. Consideration of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. We will assume you wish to be considered for both the two-year and one-year positions, unless you specify otherwise in your cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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About Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College, founded in 1864, is a small college by deliberate policy, with an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students. Its campus occupies 425 acres of rolling wooded land in and adjacent to the borough of Swarthmore in Delaware county, Pennsylvania. The borough of Swarthmore is a residential suburb within a 30 minute commuting distance to Philadelphia.
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