The Physics department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities will include instructing the full spectrum of courses for undergraduate physics majors plus courses for non-science majors.
The MCLA science and math faculty are a cohesive group dedicated not only to their own disciplines but also to support of student civic engagement, teacher preparation and a solid liberal arts experience for all majors. Most of the science departments including Physics are housed in the state of the art Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, opened in 2014.
In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include: recruiting; advising and mentoring students; engaging students in undergraduate research, internships, and related opportunities; participating in departmental and committee work; and maintaining a professional scholarship agenda.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics; a background experimental or applied physics is especially desired; prior experience teaching senior level advanced laboratory is desired. Candidates who are ABD with a firm date of completion will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience or demonstrate capacity to be a successful instructor, interest in ongoing professional development and experience with instructional technology.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.
Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and an explanation of research interests and agenda.
Deadline for applications is November 20, 2019.
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