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Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Physics

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

Davidson College invites applications for a two-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics starting July 1, 2022. We seek a physicist who will primarily teach courses in introductory physics, particularly in studio (combined lecture and laboratory) format. Depending on interest and experience, teaching an upper-level course may also be possible. The college teaching expectation is five classes per year. Candidates are also expected to be highly committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Candidates must possess a PhD in Physics or a related field prior to the start date. 

Apply online only at  Preference will be given to those who apply by February 15, 2022. Along with your application, please include a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research program description, and a Diversity/Equity/Inclusion statement.  The DEI statement should be no longer than one page and should describe how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will receive direct requests for reference letters. 

Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding research facilities.  Our collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, sustaining educational distinction through inclusive pedagogy and student-faculty collaborative research.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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