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Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics

Apply now Job no: 493409
Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Physics
Division: Academic Affairs

 

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Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 2023.Preference will be given to applicants with an understanding of liberal arts education that includes a student-centered undergraduate experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are committed to mentoring and educating a broad range of students, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required. Undergraduate teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. The teaching load for this position will be four courses each semester. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching of both introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses, as well as courses for the general education curriculum. A commitment to the liberal arts and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu.

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creative teaching of both introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses, as well as courses for the general education curriculum.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population. Articulates the ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.

Preferred
Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate teaching experience.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy addressing experience and/or knowledge regarding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom
  4. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

**Consideration of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:

Christopher R. Fuse
Chair, Department of Physics
cfuse@rollins.edu 

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

FLSA Status:

Exempt

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9

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