[ES_JOBS_NET] tenure-track positions in Chemistry and Physics at Earlham College (Indiana)
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Tenure-Track Position in Chemistry Department of Chemistry
*Primary Duties & Responsibilities*
Teaching responsibilities will include participation in General
Analysis, and Physical Chemistry courses, as well as first year seminars and
upper level elective courses in the successful candidate's area of
expertise. An ability to teach a course in Polymer or Material Science is
desired. A full time load is defined as 12 contact hours per semester. The
candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a research program that
will actively engage our undergraduate students in collaborative research
Support for developing an active research agenda is provided through
start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Summer
Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and the Office of
Institutional Advancement for assistance in pursuing external grants*.*
Other duties will include advising students, and participating in Department
and College service activities.
*Experience & Qualifications*
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and be committed to
excellence in teaching and pedagogy in a liberal arts environment. We are
seeking a colleague who has an ability to work collegially within the
academic environment, and who will successfully engage students from diverse
backgrounds in the classroom. Our department strives to be inclusive of all
students and faculty, and supports a wide range of diversity.
Strong candidates will also have prior teaching experience. Priority will be
given to applicants whose research expertise in chemistry complements
existing research interests in the department.
The Department of Chemistry is housed in a newly expanded and renovated LEED
certified facility, and offers a BA in Chemistry, including an ACS Certified
degree, as well as an interdepartmental BA in Biochemistry. The department
strives to develop students’ data analysis and contemporary laboratory
skills using research-based projects throughout our laboratory curriculum
that takes advantage of our modern instrumentation, including a 400MHz
FT-NMR, GC-MS, ICP, Flame and Graphite-Furnace AA, FT-IR, DSC, HPLC and
portable FT-IR and XRF spectrometers. For more information on our facility,
please visit: *http://www.earlham.edu/chemistry
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file, and
● a cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and
● a curriculum vitae;
● a statement of teaching philosophy;
● a statement of research interests that specifically addresses
undergraduate research projects;
● a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately as a PDF by the
recommender. Materials should be sent to: *chemistry at earlham.edu*
<chemistry at earlham.edu>
Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the
position is filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Kalani Seu (
seuka at earlham.edu)
Tenure-Track Position in Physics Department of Physics and Astronomy
Earlham College anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track position in
the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor
beginning in Fall 2017.
The Department seeks a person who is passionate about Astronomy and
teaching — in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory, and research venues —
to bright and motivated undergraduates at a nationally ranked small liberal
arts college, and is committed to making our department an inclusive
environment for all students and faculty.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a small, dynamic group with
three FTEs and active research programs in computational biophysics and
atomic, molecular and optical physics. Earlham's facilities include local
cluster computing resources, a teaching observatory, a natural history
museum with a planetarium, and dedicated laboratory space for new hires.
*Primary Duties & Responsibilities*
Successful candidates will teach in both Astronomy and Physics. The
Astronomy teaching load typically includes a Descriptive Astronomy course
each semester and an upper-level Astronomy course every other year. Physics
teaching responsibilities are shared throughout the department according to
need and faculty interest, and include a mix of introductory and
upper-level Physics courses as well as a mix of theoretical and laboratory
In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop a research
program that can attract and involve undergraduate students. Support for
developing an active undergraduate research agenda is provided through
start-up funds, travel funds, departmental support, regular access to the
College’s Summer Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and through
the Office of Institutional Advancement for help pursuing external grants.
Other duties will include advising students, participating in College and
Department service activities, and contributing to our goal of building a
department that is inclusive and supportive of our diverse faculty and
*Experience & Qualifications*
Preference will go to applicants who have completed (or are presently
finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics
or a closely related field. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its
most important criterion. As applications are being reviewed, the College
will be looking for evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the
undergraduate level. An ability to contribute to the advanced laboratory
curriculum is preferred.
Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: cover letter
that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience; curriculum
vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research statement; as well as
undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation
should be sent separately, as PDFs.
Materials should be sent to:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Email: physics_astro_search at earlham.edu
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until
the position is filled.
Please direct questions to:
Michael G. Lerner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Email: lernemi at earlham.edu
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and
racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are
particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from
African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is
eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham
utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired
employees within the United States.
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