Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Hampden-Sydney College
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy anticipates an opening for a full-time one-year replacement with the possibility of renewal at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2021. We are seeking an individual with a demonstrated background and strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, with a Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, astronomy, astrophysics or related fields, preferred. The department currently has five full-time faculty members, whose research interests include high-energy astrophysics, AMO physics, condensed matter physics, acoustics, and astronomy.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 245 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The campus is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant cultural, recreational and artistic resources.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply through Interfolio and submit a cover letter, C.V., teaching statement and research statement, along with three letters of reference.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Hugh O. Thurman III
Department of Physics and Astronomy Chair