Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor - Physics and Astronomy

Location
Statesboro
Posted
May 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor
Search #30038
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites nominations and applications for three limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor positions. Two of the positions are located on the Statesboro campus and one 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 http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics & Astronomy, or a Master of Science in Applied Physical Sciences degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor will be responsible for a workload of 15 hours per semester in teaching core physics courses for majors and non-majors and other duties as specified by the Department Chair. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Instructor:
  • Earned master's degree in physics, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • 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.

    Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor:
  • Earned doctorate in physics, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2018.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • 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.

    Screening of applications begins June 8, 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; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #30038
    Department of Physics & Astronomy
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8031
    Statesboro GA 30460-8031
    Electronic mail: cheller@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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