COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT FULL-TIME, TENURE TRACK
Application review begins September 14, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.”
The purpose of the Department of Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and its application to engineering. This takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring. We seek to prepare students for careers in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made, share the details of that creation with others, and apply technology to serve the needs of the world. The department currently has four tenured or tenure-track faculty and one full-time lecturer. We graduate 15-20 undergraduate students each year. The majority of our students earn a B.S. in Engineering Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or an engineering degree through our dual degree (3-2) partnership program. Responsibilities and Related Duties The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to Whitworth’s mission, strong teaching skills, an emerging record of publications, and a commitment to institutional service. Teaching responsibilities for this position span the department’s curriculum, from courses for non-science majors, to introductory physics courses for science majors, to upper-division courses in various areas of physics and engineering. The typical teaching load is two courses and two associated laboratories per semester, and a January term course. For at least the first four years of the appointment, a course release for one laboratory course per semester will be provided so that the new member of the department is able to involve students in a faculty-led research program. This position comes with a starting package to further support this research program. Candidates should demonstrate the initiative necessary to leverage this to receive external funding. Participation in departmental activities, academic advising, faculty governance, service to the profession, and service to the community is expected.
1. Ph.D. or ABD by July 2016 in Applied Physics, Physics, or a relevant branch of engineering.
2. A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
2.Your curriculum vitae
3.The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three or more professional references
4.Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
5.Three recent student course evaluations (if they are unavailable instead submit a note of explanation)
6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith (for expanded guidelines, please see www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay)
8. A short essay describing evidenced-based practices for increasing the numbers of underrepresented students in physics and engineering
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.