Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Physics and Astronomy-VAP [#11079]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/04/13, finished 2018/06/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in physics to begin in fall 2018. The position is for one year with possibility for a second. Completion of the Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Previous teaching experience is an advantage. We seek a person with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Academic responsibilities may include teaching an introductory-level course for non-majors, courses for physics majors, and courses in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Although the candidate will have no research requirements during this appointment, collaboration with current faculty is possible. The department has nine faculty members and maintains well-equipped research laboratories in quantum and optical physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, meteorite analysis, observational astronomy, and engineered environmental processes. The department is housed in the Ho Science Center that is configured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research. Further information about the Physics and Astronomy department can be found at

A curriculum vitae, a description of teaching experience and objectives, and a short description of research experience must be submitted through The CV should include a publication list and the names of three individuals who have been asked by the candidate to submit letters of recommendation. At least two letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment in either their teaching statement or their cover letter. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Physics & Astronomy Department
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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