Overview

Visiting position in physics with expertise in biophysics at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2018. Ph.D. preferred.

Whitman College is a liberal arts college of 1500 undergraduate students in southeastern Washington State. The position is housed in the Department of Physics, which includes six faculty with a variety of interests. The department graduates an average of 12 majors per year and we have student engagement in SPS, local outreach and faculty research. The position also contributes to the interdisciplinary BBMB program (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology), which includes other faculty from biology and chemistry and graduates an average of 22 majors per year.

The successful candidate will offer the following courses: upper level undergraduate biophysics (with lab), calculus-based introductory physics (with lab), and advising senior BBMB students on the writing of their theses.

The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics (Biophysics)”.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.