Visiting Professor, Physics

Claremont, California
Feb 01, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The W.M. Keck Science Department ( of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges (three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges) seeks to hire a Visiting Professor in Physics beginning in Summer 2018.  The position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.  This interdisciplinary department comprises biology, chemistry, physics, neuroscience and environmental analysis faculty.  The physics discipline oversees an active pre-engineering program.  We seek exceptional individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or an engineering-related field and be able to teach a range of upper-division and entry-level courses.  A preference will be given to candidates who are enthusiastic about supervising independent research projects for undergraduates.  At the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, thirty miles east of Los Angeles, The Claremont Colleges are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside. 

Please apply online at: Upload (i) a cover letter that discusses teaching and research experience and your interest in the position, (ii) a c.v., (iii) a diversity statement (of no more than 1 page) outlining the applicant’s philosophy for fostering an educational environment that is inclusive of all students and (iv) the names and e-mail addresses of three or more references (at least two of whom can address teaching).  All named references will be automatically contacted and sent instructions for uploading their reference letters.  Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Scot Gould at

The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and from members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

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