The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August 2021. We seek candidates with broad teaching interests who can teach across the undergraduate physics curriculum, including introductory as well as advanced physics courses, to a diverse community of students. While all areas of physics and astrophysics will be considered, we prefer candidates with a demonstrated history of or specific ideas for providing undergraduate research opportunities.
Colorado College is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver at the foot of Pikes Peak, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region.
The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Antiracism is central to the College’s goals for the future, as evidenced by our multi-year external and self-study leading to our Antiracism Implementation Plan. We are particularly interested in faculty who have a dynamic vision for building an antiracist physics classroom.
We follow the Block Plan, an unusual academic calendar in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, which allows flexibility for innovative teaching. Please include ideas you may have for teaching on the Block Plan in your cover letter, as well as ideas for new courses that are well suited to a liberal arts environment.
Applications should contain: a cover letter, your CV, a teaching statement discussing your philosophy of teaching and your experience with or potential for incorporating active learning strategies; a research statement discussing your research interests and plans to include undergraduate students in your work; an equity and inclusion statement detailing your potential to contribute to the antiracism goals of Colorado College through your teaching, research, and/or service; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. At least one letter should comment on teaching ability. A Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a related field is required, and graduate coursework in physics is preferred. Applications from candidates who have reached ABD status will be considered.
Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Colorado College
The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak. Our unusual block plan academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching. Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently. We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you.
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