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Assistant Professor - Engineering Technology (Physics, Astronomy, Geography, Engineering Techno...

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University
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Job Title: Assistant Professor - Engineering Technology (Physics, Astronomy, Geography, Engineering Technology)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 234770
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, Geosciences, & Engineering Technology in the College of Science and Mathematics seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position specializing in all areas of Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering beginning August 1, 2022. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The department is home to the Engineering Studies program, a two-year transfer program which provides a pathway for students to transition to the four-year engineering degree programs at Georgia Institute of Technology or other engineering programs in Georgia. The department is also home to the newly-created B.S. Degree Program of Engineering Technology, which has a concentration in Industrial Engineering Technology. For more information on the department visit .

Applicants will be required to submit the following as part of the application packet:

  • Cover letter detailing interest in the position;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Unofficial Transcripts;
  • Contact information for at least three professional references (to include email address);
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement.

For more information contact Dr. Paul Vincent by phone (229-333-5752) or email [email protected] .


Teaching 12 credit hours of lectures and laboratories of Engineering Fundamentals, introductory Electrical Engineering courses, introductory Computer Engineering courses, service courses for the Institution (Physics or Physical sciences), as well as other classes related to their area of expertise in Electrical or Computer Engineering; maintaining scholarly productivity; and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Typical Allocation of Duties:

Teaching and scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.

Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely-related field;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
    A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; Ability to create new courses and related labs in electronics and robotics; Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting; A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Other Information

VSU reserves the right to:

  • View social media outlets
  • Check references at any point during the search process
  • Shut down a posting without additional notification.
Background Check
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