Assistant Professor of Physics (Computational Materials Physics)

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Assistant Professor of Physics (Computational Materials Physics)

Job ID: 222005
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University is an inclusive community of scholars, focused on helping students from all backgrounds succeed in their goals. Faculty are committed to a student focus that is supportive and welcoming and to creating a sense of belonging for all students.

The Department of Physics has 19 full-time faculty members dedicated to student learning, scholarly research, and service to our university, community, and profession. Our program currently serves over 90 majors pursuing a BS degree in Physics with concentrations in General Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Our students are active in undergraduate research and student organizations. The department has a strong commitment to student success as well as inclusive excellence and engagement. We have active research programs in computational optics, materials physics, theoretical and experimental particle physics, and astrophysics. For more information about the department, its people, and activities, please visit

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Physics faculty position to begin in August 2021.

The successful applicant will care about the educational goals of a diverse student population. The College of Science and Mathematics is deeply committed to an inclusive environment where students from diverse backgrounds can succeed in our degree programs. Successful applicants will be strongly committed to inclusive teaching practices and be ready to invest deeply in KSU students.

The successful applicant is expected to:
Establish an externally funded research program in Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. Produce peer-reviewed publications Engage undergraduate students in their research program Teach general education physics courses, recitations, and laboratories and/or upper-division undergraduate physics majors' courses. Participate in department, university, and professional service and community outreach
Required Qualifications
Applicants must have an earned doctorate or the foreign equivalent in Physics or a closely related field. Applicants should have experience in Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, an enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to improving student learning in their classroom.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have postdoctoral experience, a significant record of research and peer-reviewed publications, and strong potential for developing an externally funded research program. Although applicants in all areas of Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics will be given full consideration, we are particularly interested in applicants who can complement and enhance current research in the department. This research includes bioactive glasses; nucleation and crystallization in glasses; thermodynamics, and spectroscopic analysis in glassy materials; thermal and electrical transport in materials; topological materials; spintronics and magnetic materials; and multiferroic materials. In addition, the ideal applicant will have familiarity with or experience in current research-based teaching pedagogies and modern instructional technologies.

Required Documents to Attach

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Research Interests and Plans
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Kisa Ranasinghe at 470-578-4210 or [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at facultyjob[email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time