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Physics and Astronomy: Visiting Physics Assistant Professor ( with possible renewal)

Physics and Astronomy – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, visiting Assistant professor position in Physics beginning in August of the 2018-19 academic year, with possible  renewal for the 2019-2020 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
A PhD in Physics or similar field is required at or near the time of appointment. Applicants should be comfortable teaching a broad range of undergraduate physics courses and labs, however, preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching (or having background in) electronics and optics. Laboratory instruction will include 100 and 200 level as well as advanced lab. Faculty are evaluated primarily on evidence of teaching effectiveness. We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  The college places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, James van Howe at jamesvanhowe@augustana.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. 
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #111-18 Physics, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #111-18 Physics, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  A complete application will include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, a teaching effectiveness statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation (including contact information). 
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.
 


Review of applications will begin immediately.

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