The Department of Physics invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Physics and Astronomy starting Fall 2017. Requirements are a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in both astronomy and physics (lower and upper division). This positon will have a 12-hour load which will consist of 3-4 courses/semester. We have an educational observatory and we are in the process of building an astronomy program from the existing minor.

The Physics Department offers B.S. degrees in Physics (with six concentrations: Biomedical, Optoelectronics and Photonics, Engineering, Computational/Mathematical, Interdisciplinary, and Entrepreneurial). We have 60+ undergraduate physics majors. We were awarded the APS 2015 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics. We have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and involvement of students in research, The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the success of our program. (For more information, see http://ipfw.edu/physics).

Submit cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, an example of teaching experience or effectiveness, and contact information for three references to Timothy T. Grove, Chair Search Committee; Physics, IPFW, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805, or email grovet@ipfw.edu. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates invited for an interview will need to prepare a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation for the interview process in addition to a research presentation suitable for undergraduate students.

IPFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to a achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.