Overview

Wyoming Catholic College is seeking a scientist who would enjoy teaching non-majors in a highly integrated interdisciplinary environment. The ideal candidate will have teaching and research experience in a theoretical field of physics or similar field, be attentive to the philosophical implications of those fields, have an ability to speak to non-scientists about science in a clear and exciting way, and have a background in the liberal arts and a demonstrable, ongoing interest in engaging questions about the relationship between the natural sciences and other disciplines (such as how to understand free will vs. physical determinism, or the relation between mathematical formalism and nature, or the harmony between the scientific and scriptural accounts of human origins). The ideal candidate will be familiar with WCC’s integrated curriculum, would enjoy teaching any class within WCC’s science and math sequence, and would be interested in teaching or co-teaching in the College’s logic and natural philosophy courses at some future date. Given the integrated nature of the curriculum at WCC (where all students must take all courses), it is imperative that the prospective faculty member be willing to engage colleagues with non-scientific backgrounds and be excited about maintaining a bridge between the mathematics and science courses and other academic disciplines.

The applicant should read and agree with the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Catalog. The letter of intent should communicate the applicant’s interest in teaching in accord with the vision outlined in those documents.

Faculty are typically required to teach a course load of 12 hours per week, to direct one or more theses, and to assist in some administrative duties. Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Wyoming Catholic College welcomes applications for this position regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, the response essay, and three names of academic reference (letters will be requested at a later date) should be sent to the Academic Dean, Kyle Washut, Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or by email to solsson@wyomingcatholic.edu. We will begin reviewing applications this fall. For full consideration, please submit an application before December of 2020.

 

Employment to begin July 1, 2021

To apply for this job email your details to kwashut@wyomingcatholic.edu

About Wyoming Catholic College

Wyoming Catholic College forms students through a rigorous immersion in the primary sources of the classical liberal arts tradition, the grandeur of the mountain wilderness, and the spiritual heritage of the Catholic Church. Grounded in real experience and thoughtful reflection, our graduates love truth, think clearly, communicate eloquently, and engage with the world as it is.