The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to Whitworth's mission, strong teaching skills, an emerging record of publications, and a commitment to institutional service. Teaching responsibilities for this position span the departme nt's curriculum, from courses for non-science majors, to introductory physics courses for science majors, to upper-division courses in various areas of physics and engineering. The typical teaching load is tw o courses and two associated laboratories per semester, and a January term course. For at least the first f our years of the appointment, a course release for one laboratory course per semester will be provided so that the new member of the department is able to involve students in a faculty-led research program. This position comes with a starting package to further support this research program. Candidates should dem onstrate the initiative necessary to leverage this to receive external funding. Participation in departme ntal activities, academic advising, faculty governance, service to the profession, and service to the community is expected.