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Instructor of Engineering or Physics – 8052

Job Details

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months

DEPARTMENT: Physics and Engineering

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Department of Physics and Engineering at Alma College invites applications for a full-time Instructor/Lecturer of Engineering or Physics beginning August 2024. This is a one-year faculty position.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to student-centered engineering and physics education in a liberal arts context. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics, a Digital Fabrication course that introduces CAD and engineering design, and possibly other coursework according to candidate expertise. Full-time teaching load is six courses per year.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An earned Master’s degree or (preferred) Ph.D. earned or ABD is required, in any field of Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field. (Candidates with a background in Computer or Electrical Engineering are especially encouraged to apply.) Experience working with underrepresented, first-generation, Pell-eligible, and diverse populations is preferred.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING:

The successful applicant will work alongside two tenured faculty in Physics and Engineering, in active collaboration with faculty from the department of Math and Computer Science. We offer majors in Physics, Engineering Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, and hope to hire a tenure-track professor in Computer Engineering or a related field to start in August 2025. The College also offers majors in Computer Science and Mathematics. The faculty has a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education; student development in a residential setting; student projects and research; ethical and safe practices; and interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants must electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable initially), a one-page teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information (phone, email) of three references to the Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at provost@alma.edu. Review of applicants will begin on April 24, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about Alma College visit alma.edu.

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Organization

Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.

Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.

Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Our Academic Mission

Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.

Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.

More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.

Our Community

Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.

College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.

Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 22 varsity sports.

For more information

Employment: 

http://www.alma.edu/offices/human-resources/job-openings/

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Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce

http://www.gratiot.org/1/295/index.asp

City of Alma

http://www.ci.alma.mi.us/1/307/index.asp

Alma Public Schools

http://www.almaschools.net

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