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Professor of Physics and Astronomy - 3 Year VAP

Earlham College
Richmond, IN
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Astronomy, Physics
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Job Details*Level: *Experienced
*Job Location: *Earlham College - Richmond, IN
*Position Type: *Full Time
*Education Level: *Graduate Degree
*Job Category: *Faculty
Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

*The Earlham College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2023. The department has a preference for an experimentalist, but is open to all sub-fields. *
*Primary Duties and Responsibilities*
The successful candidate will have a teaching load of 3 courses per semester with appropriate credit given for laboratory sections, and will teach a range of topics, including introductory courses and labs as well as advanced courses and a senior seminar in the candidate s area of interest. College support, including conference travel funding, summer research funds, faculty development funds, and assistance with applications for external grants, is available to successful candidates who wish to engage in scholarly activities. The successful candidate will receive departmental mentorship.
*Departmental & Institutional Information*
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a small, dynamic group with three full-time faculty members, administrative support, and active research programs in computational biophysics and gravitational physics. Earlham's facilities include local cluster computing resources, a teaching observatory, a natural history museum with a planetarium, a laser physics research lab, and dedicated research laboratory space for a successful candidate.
*Qualifications: *
The successful candidate will:
* Have a PhD in Physics or a related field by Fall 2023
* Demonstrate passion for and experience of teaching excellence
* Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
* Be able to teach and maintain an Advanced Physics Lab
* Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students

Additional Qualifications an/or Interest (though the following are not requirements):
* Have interest in conducting research with undergraduate students
* Could contribute to an Engineering curriculum (beyond traditional physics courses)
*To Apply:*
* A cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position
* A CV
* A statement of your teaching experience and philosophy
* A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI): a 300-1000 word statement that describes your ability or commitment to contribute to the advancement of Earlham s goal of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. Examples of topics might include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.
* A statement addressing your research history and interests.
* Three names, email addresses and phone numbers of people to serve as references

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Associated topics: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysics, gravitational, heliophysics, nuclear, physics
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