Assistant Professor of Physics (Astronomy)

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Albion
State/Province: MI
Country: United States
Contact Person: Nicolle Zellner
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Albion College
Application Due Date: Thursday, December 31 2020

Pending administrative approval:

Albion College invites applications for an appointment in Physics at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in January 2021, with possible extension in January 2022 for additional semesters. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field and be able to teach an introductory level astronomy course with labs; an intermediate calculus-based Astrophysics course with labs; and some additional physics courses. ABD candidates will be considered. We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence and experience with or willingness to learn about remote teaching techniques. The College currently teaches some classes in-person and some in a combination of in-person and remote, but may shift to online teaching if circumstances require it. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Albion College has a strong undergraduate research program that provides summer research stipends for students and modest stipends for faculty that can be supplemented with awards by the Faculty Development funding program. The department has two observatories, one with a historic 8.25” Alvan Clark refractor, and the other with a 14” Celestron.  In addition there are three 10” and one 11” pier-mounted Meades and Celestron telescopes. 


Albion College is a selective coeducational liberal arts college with 1700 students and is located in south-central Michigan. For more information about the Physics Department, please see