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    Valparaiso University: Physics and Astronomy

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for Fall 2013. Candidates must possess the Ph.D by August 2013. Duties involve quality undergraduate teaching and establishment of an externally funded research program involving undergraduates. Prior teaching and postdoctoral research experience are preferred.

    Valparaiso University is a highly regarded private university with 3000 undergraduates located 50 miles SE of Chicago. Areas of active research in the department include nuclear and particle physics, stellar astrophysics, condensed matter physics, surface physics, and atmospheric physics. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Information about the department can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/physics. Salary will be based upon experience.

    Applicants should send electronic copies of a CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to stan.zygmunt@valpo.edu. Applications will be considered as they are received.. Those received by December 1, 2012 will be given full consideration. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.