The Department of Physics invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August 2021. This is a one-year position, potentially renewable subject to satisfactory performance and budgetary considerations. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to innovative teaching in a liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory physics for health sciences, science courses for non-science majors, and upper-level courses for physics majors. The teaching load is normally two lectures and two labs per regular semester, plus a January Term each year. Supervision of undergraduate research projects is also a possibility, depending on interest and experience.
A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field is required, and candidates planning to obtain the Ph.D. before August 2021 will be considered. Candidates should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of research interests, a one-page Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating how they would address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, and three letters of recommendation. Please combine materials into one PDF document and email to PhysicsSearch@austincollege.edu (preferred). Referees should send letters of recommendation to the same email address with the applicant’s name in the subject line. We also accept hard copies mailed to Dr. Beth Gill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 North Grand Ave., Sherman, TX 75090-4400. Review of applications begins March 1, 2021 and continues until position is filled.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.
Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
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Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.
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