Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NTT Lecturer, Georgia College & State University


Position Information
Business Title Physics Lecturer
Position Number
Home Department Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy
Employment Type Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule
Faculty 40 hour work week; Monday – Friday; some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy provides comprehensive undergraduate major programs in chemistry and physics and teaches disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses in the core curriculum.
Our programs are designed to provide depth in the discipline through sequential study. Emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Recognizing that there is a profound connection between analytical thinking and the ability to express ideas clearly, the Department provides opportunities in its courses for writing on science topics and for oral reports.
Courses provide students with the most current objective descriptions of the physical universe in scientific terms and present the theories and models that integrate these observations and make them understandable. Through laboratory work and by instrumental analysis, students gain experience in making observations and measurements and transforming these into useful characterizations.
The majors in chemistry and physics prepare students for graduate study, for science education, for employment in a laboratory environment, or for studies in several allied areas such as engineering, medicine, and many health service professions.

Primary Purpose of Position
This position will teach introductory physics and astronomy courses, and serve as Laboratory Coordinator for all introductory astronomy labs. As a non‐tenure track appointment with a primary focus on teaching, there is not a research expectation.

Teach academic courses and support the department, college and university goals by supporting the academic environment to benefit the educational mission of the

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function
1) Teaching introductory astronomy and physics lectures.
2) Ability to maintain internally developed astronomy lab materials and resources.
3) Maintain planetarium and astronomy labs.

Key Function Faculty - Service to Institution
Job duties performed for the above function
Faculty are expected to demonstrate service that directly impacts the quality of education provided to students and is related to a faculty member’s primary teaching duties.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Working collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community is important.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education
Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy

Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))

Department Required Skills
Ability to work independently & collaboratively.

List any other requirements
In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants
who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Other Job Requirements
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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
1) Teaching experience in astronomy and physics at the college level.
2) Ability to maintain internally developed astronomy lab materials and resources.
3) Well versed in best practices in assessing student learning

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F0100
Desired Start Date 01/03/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 06/03/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Reference Letters

Reference Letters
Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference
Applicant Special Instructions
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
* Please indicate the highest level of education you have obtained
ABD (all but dissertation)
* Do you have higher education teaching experience?
Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcripts
List of 3 References and Contact Information