Macalester College, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:Macalester-Physics-VAP21 [#18029]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/28, finished 2021/09/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macalester College invites applications for an anticipated full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall of 2021. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for the 2022-2023 academic year depending on performance and staffing needs. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching physics and will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level physics courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in experimental physics who can teach intermediate and upper level physics classes with laboratory components.

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. The candidate would be welcome to engage undergraduate students in their research program, though this is not a requirement of the position. More information about the department can be found at

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a current CV. Three letters of recommendation, which address the candidate’s teaching performance and potential, should also be electronically submitted. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Professor John M. Cannon, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (email: Applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 95 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. .

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application: • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Research Statement • Teaching Statement • Diversity Statement • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers; these letters should address the candidate’s teaching performance and potential)

Further Info: Department of Physics and Astronomy Macalester College 1600 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN55105

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