Thursday, September 27, 2012

Physics Lecturer at Georgia Southern University, GA

Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the position of non-tenure-track Lecturer in the Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics #67078.  Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. 
Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Lecturer in Physics position requires teaching and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate physics/astronomy courses and labs and to be committed to including innovative methods of instruction while maintaining a teaching workload of 15 contact hours per semester.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in academic advising and to participate in other departmental, college, and university services activities.  The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Lecturer faculty member will be appointed to an annually renewable three-year contract with renewal based upon an annual performance evaluation by the Department Chair. Reappointment of a Lecturer beyond six years of service is allowed if the individual has demonstrated exceptional teaching ability and value to the institution. 
Required Qualifications:
• PhD in Physics by August 1, 2013
• Evidence of successful teaching physics and astronomy at the undergraduate level
• Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and university
• Demonstrated command of written and spoken English

Preferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years full-time teaching physics/astronomy at the undergraduate level
• Experience in teaching large enrollment courses
• Experience with online course development – especially online laboratories
• Experience working with a diverse student population at the undergraduate level

Screening of applications begins October 31, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a  curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; 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:

Mark Edwards, Search Chair, Search #67078
Department of Physics
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8031
Statesboro GA 30460-8031
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5292

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. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.