Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Engineering and Technology: Electronics, Physics: Physics
The Physics Department at St. Olaf College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach 3.25 courses distributed across the January term and spring semester of 2021-2022. This represents a full-time load for half the year. The appointment begins on January 1, 2022.
Primary Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include Electronics (during the January term), and introductory laboratories in electricity and magnetism and a Directed Undergraduate Research (DUR) course in the spring semester. The DUR course is an opportunity to mentor two undergraduate students in research.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field (such as electrical engineering) and demonstrated potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates nearing completion of their Ph.D. (ABD) will also be considered for appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor. We seek candidates with enthusiasm for teaching in an environment where close collaboration with students is the norm and where inclusive teaching practices are encouraged. Ability to teach a hands-on course in Electronics is preferred.
The department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College’s goals for diversity equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community, which maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.
Cover letter conveying your interest and qualifications. Please include a statement about your approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
A statement on your approach to teaching. Please include possible research topics to explore with students in a mentored research course. (Upload as Statement of Teaching Philosophy).
Contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications and potential as a teacher of physics. (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)
Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will received the fullest consideration.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Brian Borovsky, Department Chair, at email@example.com. More information about the department may be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/physics/. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.
About St. Olaf College
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.
St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual's legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.
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