Visiting position in Astronomy at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2013. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach introductory non-majors’ astronomy and will engage senior majors in research projects. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy”. The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.