Saint Martin’s University, an independent university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Natural Sciences, beginning August 2017. The area of specialization is open; however, the successful applicant is expected to teach introductory courses for science, engineering, and general education students, laboratory sections as well as upper-division courses to support the new physics minor. Physics faculty are also expected to rotate their commitment by teaching a First Year Seminar course each year. Interest in teaching computational physics and/or astronomy topics is a plus. The successful candidate will be both an active scholar and an excellent classroom instructor, able to teach a broad range of courses under a 12-credit teaching load per semester. Class enrollments range between 20 and 25 students, with upper-level classes being smaller.
Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research and a PhD are required, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts tradition of Saint Martin’s University.
Candidates must have valid documentation permitting them to work in the US from the date on which the appointment at Saint Martin’s takes effect. The positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The following items should be saved as a pdf and sent via email to Ms. Tiffany McDuffy, email@example.com, with subject line “Physics Search”: CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of undergrad and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted once semi-final candidates have been identified. Questions and inquiries regarding the advertised position can be directed to Dr. Greg Milligan, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-438-4314. Review of applications will begin November 15th and the position will remain open until filled.
Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.
Essential features of university life are anim...ated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth.
Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the university curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity.
Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.