After being denied tenure at ISU after publishing The Privileged Planet, Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez has formally accepted a position at Grove City College, PA. (Informally announced on April 4 at Biola)
ISU Intelligent design proponent finds new job
By: William Dillon, 04/18/2008
Guillermo Gonzalez, an assistant professor at Iowa State University who argues for the use of intelligent design in science, has accepted a new position at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Gonzalez will continue to work in ISU’s physics and astronomy department through the end of the semester. He is scheduled to begin his new appointment as an associate professor at Grove City College on Aug. 1.
Gonzalez maintains he met the criteria for promotion to tenure, but his reputation and research was poisoned in 2005 when a petition circulated on the ISU campus denouncing the use of intelligent design in science. Gonzalez has said he believes that action, in effect, predetermined the denial of his tenure.
“I didn’t receive a single invitation for an interview from many of the large public universities, even though I expected to,” he said. “In my opinion, if it hadn’t been for my known (intelligent design) stance, I would have been interviewed.”
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