Application review begins February 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
About Whitworth University
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth’s mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.
About Whitworth’s Engineering and Physics Department
The purpose of the Department of Engineering and Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and engineering. This education takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring. Through a foundation in physics and engineering as well as professional communication and ethics, we prepare students for lives of meaningful work in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made and will design solutions to meet the needs of humanity.
The department currently has six tenured or tenure-track faculty. We graduate 15-20 undergraduate students each year. The majority of our students earn a B.S. in Engineering, a B.S. in Physics, or an engineering degree through our dual degree (3-2) partnership program. The department has an excellent record of placing students into top graduate programs.
We invite applicants who are passionate about teaching science to a diverse group of undergraduates to join a department committed to excellence in teaching. The majority of the teaching done by the successful candidate will be introductory physics (both lecture and lab) for STEM majors. In addition, the department values candidates who are excited about and well-qualified to do one of the following:
prepare elementary education majors to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of physical science
introduce students interested in environmental science to geology
provide an introduction to astronomy that is appropriate for students majoring outside of STEM
A full-time load is 21 teaching load credits per year (3 credits for lecture courses and 1.5 credits for laboratory sections).
To succeed in this role candidates will need:
A minimum of a masters in physics, physics education, astrophysics, geophysics, or a related field.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Potential for effective undergraduate teaching, possessing strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious identities and perspectives.
A commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.
Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
If this sounds like the job for you:
The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs:
A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position.
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three or more professional references
Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
Three recent student course evaluations (or a note explaining why they are unavailable)
A short essay describing evidenced-based practices for increasing the numbers of underrepresented students in engineering
Please direct questions about the application process to Elise Forman at email@example.com. Please direction questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. John Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In recent years, Whitworth has enjoyed record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the university's history, and increased external visibility.
Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $100 million in campus improvements have been made since 2000, including an expanded dining hall, a rec center, a science hall, a center for the visual arts, three residence halls and an intramural sports field.
In all of its endeavors,Whitworth seeks to advance its founder's mission of equipping students to "honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity."