Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Physics
St. Mary's College of Maryland
June 7, 2018
St. Mary's City, Maryland
Faculty 4-Year College/University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a two-and-half-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Physics, beginning January 2019. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses. M.S. required, Ph.D. strongly preferred, post-doctoral and/or teaching experience preferred. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The SMCM Physics Department received the 2017 Award for Improving Undergraduate Education from APS, and it was featured as a model in the report of the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) from APS and AAPT.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy (including evidence of effective teaching, if available), statement of how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account for committee review. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/51262. Questions may be directed to Josh Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin July 15 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, established in 1840, is a public, secular liberal arts college located in St. Mary's City, Maryland. It is Maryland's public honors college and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. St. Mary's College is a small college, with about 1,700 enrolled students and an average class size of 17. It is among the top five public liberal arts colleges in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report (2012 edition) and is home to the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The institution offers baccalaureate degrees in 23 disciplines plus a self-designed major. Psychology, biology, and English are among the most popular majors. The institution also offers one graduate degree, a master of arts in teaching.
Less than two hours from Washington and Baltimore, the College is situated on a beautiful campus that borders the St. Mary's River, just north of its confluence with the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. The residential campus offers townhouses, suites, and apartment complexes in addition to traditional residence halls. After a decade-long building effort, the students and faculty enjoy a new academic building, a new support services build...ing, an expanded campus center and athletics facility, and a new waterfront complex.
While the faculty publishes and presents frequently at conferences, the overall emphasis is on teaching. Faculty members work closely with their students; a full 78 percent of seniors in 2011 took one-on-one courses during their undergraduate study. Many students carry out a St. Mary's Project in the senior year, a capstone experience for their liberal arts education. More than 60 percent of St. Mary's alumni attend graduate school within 10 years of graduation. Alumni satisfaction for graduate/professional school and job preparation is at least 97 percent for the most recent survey of one-, five-, and ten-year out alumni.
It is the policy of St. Mary's College of Maryland to provide equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disabled veterans; and to promote equal employment opportunity through well-managed employment practices. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.