The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August 2019. The successful candidate will have some teaching experience and be able to teach across the undergraduate physics curriculum. We also expect our faculty to maintain a research program that can involve undergraduate researchers. We are especially interested in those with an experimental or computational physics background.
The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.
One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors typically teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. This schedule lends itself to field and project-based teaching. Applicants should address their interest in and ideas for teaching on the Block Plan in their cover letter. Applicants must be committed to high quality, innovative undergraduate teaching, and should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available.
Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.
About Colorado College
The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak. Our unusual block plan academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching. Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently. We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.