Assistant Professor of Physics

Job description

Assistant Professor of Physics—Search 67507
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science and Mathematics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics. This position will be located on the Armstrong 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

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. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor in Physics requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a PhD degree. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph. D. in physics or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
• Have a commitment to teaching excellence in the undergraduate and graduate classroom
• Have potential for developing an externally funded research program that engages undergraduate students
• Ability to work with diverse populations and effective communication skills in spoken and written English
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post-doctoral experience
• Teaching experience
• A record of securing external funding associated with a focused program of scholarship

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 vita; 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:

Jeffery A. Secrest, Search Chair, Search #67507
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia Southern University
Armstrong Campus
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-344-2976

More information about the institution is available through or 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.





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 12/13/2017
Application Due: 8/30/2018
Work Type: