Saint Mary's College of California: Assistant Professor of Physics
Aug 28, 2018
Dec 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage as a liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian institution to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for both its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College's commitment to achieving inclusive excellence by creating a community in which all are valued, respected, and supported. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:
We seek an individual dedicated to excellent teaching and capable of providing quality instruction across the undergraduate physics curriculum. The successful candidate will be committed to creating an educational environment that welcomes and supports students from diverse backgrounds, and will have an interest in interactive teaching methods. We are especially interested in candidates who can involve undergraduates in their research programs. We welcome a candidate who will actively contribute to the life of the department and College.
Saint Mary’s faculty members are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. Faculty also contribute to the mission and serve the College and community in many ways, including academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum. Faculty members are also encouraged to teach in the College’s Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.
A PhD in physics or closely related field is required.
The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.
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To apply, submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and preparation to support the mission of the College, c.v., brief statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and two confidential letters of reference to https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/provost-vice-president-for-academic-affairs/full-time-faculty-openings. Direct inquiries to Professor Jessica Kintner, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, email@example.com. Application review begins December 1.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
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About St. Mary's College
2018 U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Top 10 Western Regional Universities
2018 U.S. News & World Report: Best Value, Top 20 Western Regional Universities
2018 Top 25 Online EMBA by Online MBA Today
2017-18: Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges
2017: PayScale ranked SMC's undergraduate business degrees among the highest with return of investment
2017: PayScale ranked SMC 41st in its college salary report among four-year colleges
2017 Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education Rankings: SMC listed among the top 25% of U.S. colleges and universities
Top 5% among U.S. Colleges and Universities for salary potential by PayScale
CEO Magazine: SMC's Hybrid Executive MBA ranked 16 globally
Academic majors: 43
Undergraduate schools: Three, including Economics and Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Science.
Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Graduate degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts in Dance, Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, and Doctorate in ...Educational Leadership
Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
Average class size: 18
Academic calendar: 4-1-4, two four-month terms and one four-week January Term.
Number of full-time faculty: 226
Percentage of full-time faculty with doctorates: 95%
Number of traditional undergraduates: 2,643
Number of graduate students: 1,136
Gender distribution of fall 2016 first-year students:
Academic Profile of fall 2017 first-year students:
Average entering GPA: 3.6
Average entering SAT (M+CR): 1149
Average composite ACT: 25
Ethnic diversity of fall 2017 first-year students:
Students of color: 54.8%
Native American: 1.5%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4.2%
Other/not reported: 2.6%
Geographic diversity of fall 2017 first-year students:
Northern California: 69%
Southern California: 13%
Out of state: 16%
Percent of undergraduates living on campus:
First-year students & upperclassmen: 54%
First-year students: 99.7%
Division I teams: 17
Club sports teams: 13
Conference affiliation: West Coast Conference
Mascot: The Gael
Located in Moraga, just 23 miles east of San Francisco, the 420-acre campus enjoys a moderate climate that permits yearlong outdoor recreation, with ample opportunities for hiking and biking on area trails. There are several parks in the area and two shopping centers.
The Saint Mary's College Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in Contra Costa County, and features work from widely acclaimed artists and collections.
The Creative Writing Reading Series features guest authors and poets.
The Performing Arts Department presents student productions in theatre, music and dance.
River of Words provides art and poetry programs and curricula for K-12 students and teachers.
FACTS & FIGURES
Tuition and fees: $45,536
Room and board: $15,370
Full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 91%
Average undergraduate financial aid package: $33,000
Endowment: 2017 data pending -- $167,389,273 (June 30, 2016)
Address: 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, California, 94575
Phone: (925) 631-4000
Admissions: (925) 631-4224 or (800) 800-4762
College Communications: (925) 631-4278
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