Emmett F. and N. Alys Low Endowed Chair Professorship in Physics

University of Virginia's College at Wise   Wise, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 3, 2023
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Emmett F. and N. Alys Low Endowed Chair Professorship in Physics


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia located in Wise, Virginia, invites applications for the Emmett F. and N. Alys Low Professorship in Physics. The position is a 9-month tenure appointment at the associate or full professor level, depending on the experience and accomplishments of the candidate. The start date is August 2023.


Applicants must have an exemplary history of teaching at the undergraduate level and a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of science education. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the college’s teacher training program and in outreach to public schools. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to leadership in the department through the recruitment, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate students, and through the mentoring of junior faculty. In addition, candidates should be prepared to serve as an advocate for the role of physics in a public liberal arts curriculum.


This position is a full-time, 9-month commitment with the potential for summer teaching and research support. As an endowed professorship, the successful candidate would received a one-course reduction per semester on the typical 4-4 teaching load at UVA Wise. In addition to teaching, research, and service as described previously, duties include serving the department and college on various committees and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level; must have a Ph.D. in a primary field of physics. Applicants with a background in astronomy are strongly encouraged to apply.


Institutional Profile


A division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, The University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA Wise) is an inspiring place to teach, learn, work, and call home. Through personalized attention and commitment to individual growth, UVA Wise prepares students to be engaged citizens. Drawing upon its foundation as a public liberal arts institution in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, the College strives to build a diverse community of learners with the drive to serve and lead in their communities, the nation, and the world. We offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions. And better yet, UVA Wise is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants for the position should visit https://www.uvawise.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities and click the job title. A complete candidate profile will include: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) a research statement including how undergraduate researchers will be incorporated and possible sources of external funding, 6) contact information for three references and 7) unofficial transcripts. Review of

applications will begin in January 2023, but will remain open until filled. Start date for all positions will be August 2023. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. For more information on endowed chair positions at UVA Wise, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Bruce Cahoon at [email protected]


UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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