Albion College invites applicants for a two-year appointment in Physics at the Visting Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2024. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and be able to teach introductory and advanced physics courses with labs, including Electronics, and additional general education courses. ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence and a passion for dynamic teaching, committed mentorship of students, and the liberal arts.
Faculty in the Physics Department has backgrounds in biophysics, quantum physics, engineering, electronics, astronomy and planetary science. Collaborations with off-campus colleagues are encouraged; large universities such as the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University are within easy driving distance of Albion.
Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. Our teacher-scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student relationships and faculty scholarly contributions. Albion College has a strong undergraduate research program that provides summer research stipends for students and modest stipends for faculty. The College has a Faculty Development funding program to which visiting faculty can apply.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Albion College by showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs ot a diverse student body and, when possible, further diversifying the faculty and/or demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research. We particularly welcome applications from candidates committed to mentorship and to the promotion of equality and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We are open to candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family reasons, or achieved excellence in careers outside academia. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and belonging.
Albion College is an anti-racist institution. The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging, and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., those who are historically under-represented, first-generation, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQ, and BIPOC).
Benefits: This position is eligible to full benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and campus amenities including free on-site fitness facility, free parking, and access to campus events/performances.
FLSA Classification: Salaried/Exempt/Teacher
Employment Status: At-Will
Position Duration: Academic Year (9 months per year)
Qualifications: Ph.D. in related field by start of position; teaching experience preferred
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit an online application including a cover letter, current CV, teaching and research statements of no more than two pages each, a DEI statement that explains how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research, and/or service, copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.
Please contact Nicolle Zellner, firstname.lastname@example.org, Physics Department Chair, for questions about the position or search. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michgian University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate educated and committed to diversity as a core institutional value.
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