Austin College’s Department of Physics invites applications for a three-year Teaching Fellowship beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to innovative teaching in a liberal arts environment and should be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory physics for health sciences, science courses for non-science majors, and upper-level courses for physics and engineering physics majors. The teaching load is normally two lectures and two labs per regular semester, plus two January Term courses over three years January Term. Supervision of undergraduate research projects is also a possibility, depending on interest and experience.
The search is open to candidates with theoretical, computational, observational, or experimental expertise in any subfield of physics, with a preference for applied physics. A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field is required, and candidates planning to obtain a Ph.D. before August 2023 will be considered.
The Teaching Fellow will receive training through The Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching, which offers programs throughout the year to its faculty to help them develop as teachers and academics. The appointment includes travel funds for conference participation.
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. 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.
Candidates should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of research interests, a diversity and inclusion statement (which must indicate how candidates 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. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Austin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
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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