Lecturer of Physics

Dec 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer of Physics—Search 67501
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science and Mathematics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of non-tenure-track Lecturer on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Physics and Astronomy contributes significantly to the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and the region. The mission of the department of Physics and Astronomy is four-fold. First, the Department prepares its majors for an advanced degree in physics/astronomy, a career in industry, or a career as a science educator; second, the Department provides excellent instruction in introductory physics and astronomy to non-majors; third, Department faculty members conduct original research in physics/astronomy that is recognized at regional, national and international levels; fourth, the Department fosters an interest in science in the community and the region.

Position Description. Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the lecturer in Physics position requires teaching and service responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate physics courses and labs and to be committed to including innovative methods of instruction while maintaining a teaching workload of 15 contact hours per semester. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in academic advising and to participate in other departmental, college, and university services. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The lecturer faculty member will be appointed to an annually renewable three-year contract with renewal based upon an annual performance evaluation by the Department Chair. Reappointment of a Lecturer beyond six years of service is allowed if the individual has demonstrated exceptional teaching ability and value to the institution. A Lecturer may be promoted to a Senior Lecturer after having served a minimum of five years with successful annual performance reviews.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field OR an earned master's in Physics with a minimum of 3 years full-time college/university teaching experience.
  • Evidence of successful teaching of physics at undergraduate level
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and university
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • Demonstrated command of written and spoken English

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching astronomy experience at the undergraduate level
  • Experience in teaching large enrollment courses
  • Experience with a diverse student population at the undergraduate level

    Screening of applications begins February 15, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Li Ma, Search Chair, Search # 67501
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8031
    Statesboro GA 30460
    Electronic mail: lma@georgiasouthern.edu
    Telephone: 912-478-5292

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/physics. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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