Tenure Track Astronomy Faculty

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Agnes Scott College
Physics & Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Agnes Scott College Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position for fall of 2023.  Candidates should have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely related field.

Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of astronomy and physics courses at all undergraduate levels, offer engaging research opportunities to undergraduate students, and emphasize equity and inclusion for students with marginalized identities in the physical sciences.  Applicants should present evidence of commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching, with at least 2 years of experience. The 3/2 teaching load includes experimental, theoretical, and applied courses in astronomy and physics at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate levels, along with contributions to SUMMIT, the college’s global learning and leadership development initiative. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

An ideal candidate would make use of on- and off-campus astronomical resources and partnerships, such as the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) and Radio Astronomy Data Imaging and Analysis Lab (RADIAL).

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected] before January 6.

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in Agnes Scott College
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of your philosophy and practice of teaching, outlining how that philosophy applies in undergraduate courses for both majors and general education students, and demonstrating  engagement with and commitment to cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  4. A plan for engaging and mentoring diverse undergraduate students in meaningful research
  5. Contact information for 3 professional references.

Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent, national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The college has been nationally recognized for innovation, a highly diverse student population, and excellence in teaching and is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment. All faculty reviews evaluate the candidate’s performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service, with the highest priority given to teaching. Support for faculty development includes travel funding, a one-semester research leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Nov 23
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 06


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