Date 1/20/15

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Willamette University


The Physics Department at Willamette University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to fill a one-year appointment starting in August 2015.  


Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor (PhD) or Visiting Instructor (ABD)


Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics; ABD in Physics will be considered. A demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is required. Ability to teach upper-level quantum mechanics (PHYS 453) preferred.


Possible teaching responsibilities include introductory physics I & II, introductory physics I & II laboratory, mechanics, quantum mechanics, and mentoring undergraduate research projects. The typical teaching load is two lecture courses and two laboratory sections per semester. The successful candidate will be joining an ACS-approved Chemistry Department whose faculty members are committed to high quality, collaborative teaching and scholarship. Willamette University and its Chemistry faculty strive to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. 


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Willamette University is a selective residential liberal arts college in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Founded in 1842, as the first University in the West, Willamette takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, across the street from the state capitol, and a one-hour drive from Portland, Eugene, the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The 72-acre campus consists of an undergraduate college of liberal arts together with professional schools in law, and management.

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Application Deadline:  Open until finalists are selected; Consideration of completed applications will begin March 1, 2015.


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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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