The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Physics for the 2017-18 academic year. The position is well-suited for a scientist who wishes to prepare for a career of teaching at a primarily undergraduate liberal arts institution that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research. This is a full-time, one-year position with responsibilities for teaching (two lectures and one lab in the first semester followed by two lectures in the second) and research. There will be opportunities and an expectation to engage and mentor undergraduate students in research. The physics department will offer the candidate mentoring in establishing a vibrant research program and in teaching, including “flipped classroom” pedagogy and opportunities to work with our Teaching and Learning Initiative. Preference will be given to those applicants who were recently awarded or are about to earn a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics.
The department seeks a talented individual to teach a combination of courses from among Introductory Astronomy, General Physics, Classical Mechanics, Modern Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Electrodynamics. Preference will be given to applicants prepared to teach Introductory Astronomy. While the successful candidate will have room to develop these courses, we recognize the challenges of teaching early in one's career. Each of these courses has a significant cache of resources that will therefore be made available.
Applications must be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/41696. Applicants should describe (1) their commitment to and philosophy of undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and (2) a research program that will involve undergraduate collaborators. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Direct any questions to Search Committee, Department of Physics at email@example.com. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.
Ursinus College, located in a suburban setting 35 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college of 1,650 students, with a long tradition of strength in science. Vibrant programs in arts and theater, community service, and research in all disciplines foster an intellectually and civically engaged c...ampus community.
About Ursinus College
*Founded in 1869
*First admitted women in 1880
*1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
*20% students of color
*12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
*Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
*All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
*Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) Freshmen Seminar
*Over 60 courses of study, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
*The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
*Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
*Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
*Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
*Home to the Berman Museum of Art
The College's most important assets are its faculty and staff. From time to time, a variety of job opportunities are available, both part-time and full-time. Ursinus is an ideal workplace where there are excellent resources and benefits and, of course, great people. The campus is beautiful and the students keep you young.
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