Position Summary:Antioch College is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Physics (with a renewable energy focus) to begin August 3, 2020. Position is contingent upon budget approval.
We seek a broadly-trained faculty member who will focus on introductory and intermediate courses. Candidates with undergraduate teaching experience and a focus on renewable energy are preferred. A Ph.D. in physics (or closely related field) at the time of appointment is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The courses to be covered by this position are: Physics I and II, Calculus sequence, alternate/renewable energy, additional intermediate math courses, and courses within the General Education Program. The ability to offer a course in programming is a plus. These offerings contribute to the College’s mission, the General Education Program and robust Self-Designed Majors. The teaching load for this position is six courses per academic year on the 2-2-2 quarter system, with some flexibility in the load distribution by offering optional one-month block courses.
There is an expectation of ongoing scholarly and professional activities. The candidate will be encouraged to engage students in original research and required to supervise senior research projects. Ideally the candidate will develop teaching and research programs that utilize the College’s renewable energy assets.
In their cover letter, candidates are asked to articulate how their research and teaching interests complement or contribute to existing departmental strengths, to the Sustainability Area of Practices, and the core values of the College.
Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources like our 1,100-acre nature preserve, farm, and Coretta Scott King Center in their studies. The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.
Antioch College is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – a vibrant progressive community nestled between two nature preserves. Yellow Springs is located 55 minutes from the fast-growing city of Columbus, Ohio, and 30 minutes from the Dayton metro area.
Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges. We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies, and understanding of diversity.
Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status.
Applicants must email all required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Physics” in the subject line. Complete packets will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three professional references who can speak about the candidate’s teaching, research, and mentoring abilities. Submission of three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and previous course evaluations will be required of finalists for this position. To receive full consideration, apply by December 16, 2019. Applications will be reviewed beginning in January 2020. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship. Questions related to this position can be sent to email@example.com.