The Department of Physics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in theoretical physics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2020. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching physics in a liberal arts setting as well as excellence in theoretical physics research that substantively involves participation by undergraduate students. Startup funds will be available. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field prior to the start date. Postdoctoral research, industry experience, and/or prior teaching experience are desirable additional qualifications.
The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and to the department’s effort to increase access and opportunities for student populations that are currently underrepresented in physics. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels in the undergraduate physics curriculum. Duties also involve undergraduate advising and service to the department and college.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. On campus interviews are expected in December.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Jay Demas, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.
The Physics Department is a vibrant, research-active community of 25-30 graduating majors, 8 faculty members, a full-time technician, and administrative support. More information about the Physics Department can be found at wp.stolaf.edu/physics.
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
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