The Physics Department at Juniata College invites applications for a continuing fixed-term assistant professor for up to 3 years, subject to annual renewal. We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate physics who can lead our introductory laboratory program and share in the teaching of the lab courses. Responsibilities will include directing and teaching introductory physics and environmental physics laboratories, advising undergraduate majors and non-majors, and teaching introductory and upper-level physics or engineering mechanics courses as needed.
Juniata College is a selective liberal arts college of 1500 students located in Huntingdon, PA. In addition to supporting approximately 50 Physics and Engineering Physics majors and graduating an average of 10 students per year, the Physics Department offers introductory courses and labs that enroll over 120 Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science student each academic year.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…
A Ph.D. or ABD in physics or a related field is preferred. Although teaching is the primary responsibility of this position, opportunities for research collaborations with current faculty in astronomy, optics, or nuclear detection are available.
This position resides within the Physics Department.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of candidates’ materials will begin in early February, with an expected closing date of February 10th. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that describes your teaching interest and experience, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) complete contact information of three professional references through our online application portal at the link below.
It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks.
Internal Number: 712
About Juniata College
Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from more than 35 U.S. states and dozens of nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America. Juniata is among the nation’s top private colleges due to its educational quality, commitment to access, and distinctive environment. Its spirit shows in traditions including Mountain Day, Storming of the Arch, Lobsterfest, and the Liberal Arts Symposium.
Students use the College’s Program of Emphasis (POE) system to work with two faculty advisers to shape their education. More flexible than a major, the POE empowers Juniata students to pursue varied interests and talents. One third of Juniata students author individualized POEs.
Juniata is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives and earns accolades annually from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, Money magazine, and U.S. News & World Report, which places Juniata on its list of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges.
Located in the rugged and scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, Juniata’s 110-acre main campus is enhanced by ...the nearby 315-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel. In addition, a 365-acre environmental studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the nation’s most distinctive opportunities in environmental science.
Juniata sits along the Juniata River in the county seat of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, home to a growing community of artists, small-business entrepreneurs, the Allegrippis Mountain Biking Trails, and Raystown Lake.
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