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Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College invites applications for a three-year full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in fall semester of 2017.  Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline and a commitment to undergraduate education.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach 5 courses each year, spanning all levels of the curriculum.  The department encourages applications from candidates who could engage students in laboratory or computational research and who also have an interest in interactive teaching methods.

The position is open to candidates with expertise in any area of physics.  The department currently consists of five physicists and two astronomers and their research specialties are detailed on the department homepage at http://physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/bios/.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52197

to link to the posting for this position.

Candidates should upload to this site (1) a letter of application, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and (4) a statement of research interests and experience.  In addition, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation which will also be uploaded to the site.  For inquiries, email Prof. Brian Daly, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, brdaly@vassar.edu.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 26, 2017; applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.