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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS - TENURE-TRACK POSITION (START FALL 2018).

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In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, we encourage submission of all application materials (including letters uploaded by references) so that they are received by October 8, 2017. Candidates will need to provide email addresses for three references (please allow time for submission of letters) and upload a letter of application (which should address contributions to diversity and inclusive practices, see above), a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a statement of teaching practice/philosophy, and a statement of research interests/plans. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Charles Cunningham, at [PhysicsSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3172.

Posting Details

Position Information

Date New Hire Needed 08/01/2018
Job Title DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS - TENURE-TRACK POSITION (START FALL 2018).
Department Physics

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in theoretical physics (area open) beginning Fall 2018. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: all fields of theoretical physics. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters, with labs counting as a half course; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum). Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at http://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/physics-astronomy.

Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, we encourage submission of all application materials (including letters uploaded by references) so that they are received by October 8, 2017. Candidates will need to provide email addresses for three references (please allow time for submission of letters) and upload a letter of application (which should address contributions to diversity and inclusive practices, see above), a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a statement of teaching practice/philosophy, and a statement of research interests/plans. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Charles Cunningham, at [PhysicsSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3172.

FLSA Category Exempt
Staff/Faculty Faculty
Employment Status Full-Time
Employment Category Tenure-Track
Posting Date 07/27/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number F00123
Diversity Statement

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Professional References

Professional References

Instructions

We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order for you to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date.

If your references are provided by Interfolio, please use the email address provided by Interfolio instead of your referee’s email address. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Robson (robsonam@grinnell.edu; 641-269-3100) for assistance.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Other Document