[ES_JOBS_NET] undergraduate liberal arts professor in physical sciences at Quest University Canada, Squamish, BC

Rich Wildman rich.wildman at questu.ca
Fri Nov 7 13:14:51 MST 2014

What we are looking for:  Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a
full-time continuing faculty position in the area of Physical Sciences.
The successful candidate will have exemplary teaching skills, a
cross-disciplinary perspective and a willingness to rethink higher
education. The applicant will contribute to our current Foundation
courses, teach introductory (e.g. Newtonian mechanics, electricity and
magnetism) and intermediate physics courses and develop new
Concentration courses in his or her area of specialty that complement
existing offerings.  Please see
http://www.questu.ca/course-calendar.html for additional information on
course offerings.  Candidates who demonstrate the ability and
willingness to develop experiential opportunities including
undergraduate research projects are highly desirable.  All Quest faculty
are expected to be able to teach four interdisciplinary courses -
Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone; most faculty teach one of
these courses per year.  


About Quest: Quest University Canada offers an interdisciplinary liberal
arts and science degree to undergraduates in seminar-style classes
limited to 20 students.   Run on a block schedule, courses are intensive
and highly interactive.   Our faculty collaborate frequently across
disciplines in both curricular development and pedagogical innovation.
Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found
at http://www.questu.ca/faculty_employment.html.


Applicant requirements: A PhD is required at the time of appointment.
Candidates are expected to have designed and taught at least one
university-level (or equivalent) course. To complement expertise of
existing faculty, candidates in the physics of natural systems and/or
the physics of the built environment will all be considered for this
position. Disciplines already represented on our faculty include:
Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Nanomaterials Chemistry,
Environmental Geophysics and Hard Rock Geology.  Please examine the
profiles of our current faculty and indicate in your application how
your expertise will expand our existing Physical Science offerings.
Those with a specialization in, or closely related to, existing areas
need not apply. Although research, especially that involving
undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty
position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to
budgetary approval.


All applications must include (1) a cover letter of no more than two
pages. Please: (a) address specific aspects of the Quest curriculum that
you find particularly exciting and explain how your background prepares
you to deliver these pedagogical approach(es); (b) specify how you are
qualified to teach one (or more) existing Quest Foundation courses; (c)
list specific new courses you can create [or existing courses you could
reapproach] for our Concentration program; and (d) describe what your
Question would be if you were a Quest student. (2) a curriculum vitae
emphasizing your experience with teaching, research, mentoring,
collaboration, and innovation. Please include the name and contact
information for three references. (3) A description of your PhD in
language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience (~200
words). (4) A one page statement describing how your research and
scholarship can translate into successful mentoring of undergraduates
and innovative in-class teaching.


Please send all materials as a single .pdf file to psfaculty at questu.ca
by December 01, 2014.  Interviews for finalists will be run December,
2014-January, 2015. The start date for the position will be August 01,





Rich Wildman

Tutor (professor) in the Physical Sciences

Quest University Canada



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