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Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Physics


Trinity, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Physics beginning fall 2012.  The successful candidate will be nominated for designation as a Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Physics.  The Luce Program guidelines restrict Luce professorships to women who are U.S. citizens or have permanent residency in the U.S.  Luce appointments offer qualified candidates exceptional support in teaching and scholarship directly related to teaching and researching in the faculty member’s field.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undergraduate physics instruction in Trinity’s women’s college, the College of Arts and Sciences. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is critical.  Candidates may have any area of expertise in physics but must have the ability to teach introductory physics courses to a wide range of students, both science majors and non-science majors, in addition to physics that support the general education curriculum.   Depending on the university’s needs in any given semester, it is likely that the successful candidate may be asked to teach a Math course or a related science course as part of her normal workload.

In addition to being dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching, the successful applicant must have the ability to integrate and infuse technology into classroom teaching, be open to nontraditional, creative teaching strategies, and be willing to pursue professional development opportunities in support of teaching and scholarship. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester.  Additional responsibilities include student advising.  While most classes will be taught in the College of Arts and Sciences during the day, some may be taught in the evening or on weekends.  A doctorate in physics or a directly-related field with 18 graduate credits in physics is required.

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to  

Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.

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