The Department of Physics at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a one-year visiting assistant professor position to begin in August 2023. Candidates with a Ph.D. or anticipated Ph.D. (by August 2023) in physics or astronomy will be considered. Candidates must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates and willingness to teach at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include six lectures/labs for the academic year (labs count as a full teaching involvement). Students in the Department of Physics are highly engaged in the department and related activities, such as ongoing research, our award-winning chapter of the Society of Physics Students, our Aerospace Engineering Club and Astronomy Club. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life alignment of its faculty.
Please apply online at Human Resources | Rhodes College. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Also, you must include the following under Additional Documents: 4) unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
Review of completed applications will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. After submitting the application, you will be prompted for the names and contact information for three references. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/college-handbook-employee-policies/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)
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