Physics - Visiting Assistant Professor

St. Lawrence University in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 16, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position (potentially renewable for a second year) at the assistant professor level to begin August 2014.  We have a strong preference for a person with a Ph.D. in an area of experimental physics (ABD candidates may be considered).  A background in environmental or energy physics is preferred but not essential.  The successful candidate will teach introductory college physics, a course in mathematical methods of physics and other courses in the physics curriculum as appropriate, including introductory labs.  Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.  In return, we are committed to helping our junior faculty members develop effective teaching skills.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Catherine Jahncke, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.  In addition we request a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of research interests.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students.  The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet.  Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.  The University seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students, with a commitment to fostering excellence through an atmosphere intellectually and socially enriching for the entire community.  Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLUs homepage at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.