Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics seeks applicants for a tenure-track
position beginning August 2023, at the rank of assistant professor.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field
at the start of the position. We seek experimental physics
candidates who can help to innovate our laboratory curriculum and
establish a laboratory-based research program on campus. Applicants
from all fields of specialization are invited to apply.
Whitman's Physics Department graduates an average of 14 majors per
year, including students with interdisciplinary physics-astronomy,
physics-geology, physics-environmental studies, and
physics-mathematics majors. Our majors are intellectually engaged,
passionate learners; more than half have pursued graduate degrees
in physics and adjacent fields while others have found employment
in the tech industry, consulting work, teaching, and the
energy/sustainability sector. The department values pedagogical
innovation, disciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and
consensus-based decision making.
The successful candidate will, over time, teach courses in our
major track including General Physics, Advanced Laboratory, upper
level courses, and special topics courses in their areas of
interest, as well as courses that contribute to the college's
general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load
is five courses. The college provides a generous pre-tenure
sabbatical leave program and professional development support for
both research and teaching.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning
community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how
their classroom and scholarly practices work to advance antiracism
in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the
cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter,
candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal
arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at
all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/careers/245
BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials:
letter of application, teaching statement, research statement
(including plans to establish a viable research program at
Whitman), curriculum vitae, contact information for three
references, and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in
undergraduate instruction. Graduate transcripts will be requested
from those selected for an interview.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023 and continue
until the position is filled.
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and
belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer
historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage
applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights
from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning
environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
Salary Range: $73,000-$82,000
Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is
designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented
employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:
insurances; basic life
, accidental death and
and long term disability
insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary
coverage; 403(b) Defined
Contribution Retirement Plan
with a 10% matching contribution
after eligibility requirements are met; Tuition Remission for
(conditions apply); employee tuition waiver
one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program
After two semesters of teaching, tenure-track faculty are also
eligible for paid family leave and paid short-term disability. New
faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the
distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a
required New Faculty Orientation.
For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla
Walla area, see www.whitman.edu
and www.walla walla.org.
about the position should be directed to Prof. Doug Juers, email@example.com
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