Visiting Assistant Professor in Astronomy at Macalester College
The Macalester College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an anticipated one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall, 2013. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physics and/or Astronomy. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level courses in Astronomy and introductory undergraduate level courses in Physics. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has five full time faculty members with research interests in theoretical particle physics, observational astronomy, condensed matter physics, and materials science. More information about the department can be found at www.macalester.edu/physics.
In order to apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted at www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2271. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Tonnis ter Veldhuis, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered beginning January 1, 2013. Applicants attending the winter AAS meeting are encouraged to talk to Professor John Cannon (email: email@example.com) and Macalester students that will be in attendance.
Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.