The Department of Physics at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2013. We seek an individual who has a genuine interest in teaching, advising, and liberal arts education; and who will conduct an active research program involving our undergraduate students. Candidates should have a doctorate in astronomy, physics, or a closely allied field; all sub-fields of astronomy/astrophysics will be considered. Postdoctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience are preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in astronomy and across the physics curriculum with opportunities to teach in the broader College curriculum through interdisciplinary courses and our First-Year Seminar program. Gettysburg College is a member of the National Undergraduate Research Observatory consortium and also houses an on-campus observatory. Candidates who can engage our students utilizing these facilities will be given preference.
Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,700 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least three persons who can provide letters of recommendation as a single PDF file by email to email@example.com with “tenure track applicant” in the subject line. Applicants may also send their materials by mail to
Professor Sharon Stephenson, Chair
Department of Physics
Gettysburg, PA 17325.
The application deadline is December 1, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.