The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Georgetown College invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in Physics to begin in August 2023, pending funding. The position is renewable for up to three years, and should program development indicate the need for a tenure-track line, the successful candidate would be eligible to apply for it. A Ph.D. in Physics (or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate-level credit hours in Physics) is required. Persons with a background in Engineering Physics are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department offers B.A. degrees in Mathematics and in Engineering Mathematics, along with minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Data Analysis. In addition, we host a dual-degree pre-engineering transfer program. The teaching load is the equivalent of four three-hour courses per semester.
Minimum qualifications for the position are as follows:
a Ph.D. in Physics, or in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate-level credit hours in Physics
demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching
ability to teach courses at various levels, including first-year physics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, and general education courses in either astronomy or meteorology.
Additional desired qualifications include:
a background in Engineering Physics
willingness to collaborate with colleagues to enhance the pre-engineering aspects of the curriculum
ability to teach labs in first-year physics (though not immediately, as currently the labs are taught by another colleague).
Georgetown College does not discriminate, either in the admission of students, the hiring and promotion of employees, or in the administration of any of its educational policies, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age or disability. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and warmly encourage women and individuals from under-represented groups to apply. As a historically Baptist Christian institution, the College may use religion as a factor in faculty employment and in selection for membership in its Board of Trustees.
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, vita, copies of unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
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LOCATION: 400 E. College St., Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
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