Physics Faculty Search

The Augsburg College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin September 1, 2014. We seek individuals with a commitment to teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduates of diverse backgrounds.

To prepare students for life after college, the Augsburg Physics Department meaningfully involves undergraduates in active research programs in Space Physics and Condensed Matter/Biophysics. Augsburg College is committed to supporting faculty research. The potential of candidates to complement existing research programs will be viewed favorably, as will the ability to creatively integrate computational techniques into course work and undergraduate research. The department values the development of distinctive courses focused on physics majors, the honors program, and general education alike.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The College’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,800 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

Augsburg’s main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Apply online through the Augsburg College site with a cover letter that includes statements of teaching experience, interests, and description of research plans (including relevant publications), CV, 1-page description of professional goals, undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to. Deadline for completed applications is November, 8, 2013.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics, or closely related field; ABD considered, but degree must be completed by start date, 9/1/14. Consistent with the demographics of its physics majors, the department is a member of the APS Bridge program. Candidates with experience and/or interest in working with a diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

The College is committed to diversity and the education of students in a global perspective. Augsburg College is an equal opportunity employer.