St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, beginning August 2024, with the possibility of renewal. This position is contingent on funding and subject to the approval of College administration. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, possibly including introductory astronomy. The SMCM Physics Department received the 2017 Award for Improving Undergraduate Education from APS, and it was featured as a model in the report of the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) from APS and AAPT.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in Physics or a related field is required; teaching experience is preferred. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in U.S. upon hire.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College ( www.smcm.edu ) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter (Charles, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will also request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/135296. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Charles Adler at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr.
Founded on the site of Maryland’s first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary’s River inspires our work, our play and our commitment to the environment. SMCM employs about 400 employees (~ 80 non-exempt staff, 184 administrative staff and 126 faculty members). No matter the position on campus, our mission is to serve and support the students. Take pride in your work, supporting the students and the wider campus community.
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