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Berry College
Mount Berry, Georgia
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY AT BERRY COLLEGE, invites applications for a full-time position lecturer/lab manager to begin in August 2023.

The department is known for innovative pedagogy and mentoring students from a wide range of backgrounds in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. The candidate should share our department's commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, as well as our desire to promote opportunities for students from under-represented groups. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines such as physics, dual degree engineering and creative technologies.

This position is full-time, with ¾ time dedicated to physics instruction and ¼ time dedicated to the management of the physics department labs and supervision of student lab assistants. Berry College has a vibrant LifeWorks program where students have eight semesters of paid experience. As a LifeWorks supervisor, the candidate will have opportunities for training and development through the LifeWorks office.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.S. in physics, engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD should include documentation that the requirements for the degree will be completed by August 2023.


Berry is also committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from all groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698. Employee benefits are competitive. Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

About Berry College:

Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program.


Applicants should provide the following:

(1) Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position.

 (2) Curriculum Vitae.

 (3) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

 (4) Statement of teaching philosophy.

 (5) Statement of commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

 (6) Three names and contact information of references.

Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Chuck Lane at


For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902.  

Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.  


Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.  


Berry College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.  
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Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.  


Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.

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