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Assistant Professor of Physics

Tuesday, December 11, 2012  
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Tenure-Track Teaching Position in Physics

Rockford College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in physics. A Ph.D. in physics is required by the time of hire, along with evidence of excellence and interest in teaching. The primary focus of the position is the effective teaching of physics. The position will be offered at the assistant professor level and will begin August 2013.

Currently, we offer just the minor in physics, but we hope that the successful candidate can bring us back to having a major. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-college liberal arts setting is essential. We are looking for the person who would thrive in a small program and work to expand it. (One possibility might be to develop a track in physics education for students who would like to teach high school physics.)

Rockford College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of about 750 students. Faculty, therefore, interact with students often and in many settings: as teachers, as advisors, and at campus activities. While it is not a requirement of this position, in addition to the normal courses, we encourage faculty to explore teaching opportunities outside the department. In this position, that might be mathematics or computer science, for example. The new faculty member would also be welcome to participate in our First-Year Seminar program or our Honors Program in Liberal Arts. We seek, too, a faculty member who would become active in the life of the college.

How to Apply / Contact

Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2013, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Fred Hadley, Chair, Division of Science, Math, and Nursing, Rockford College, 5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL. 61108, or email For more information about this position, please visit our website at

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