The Department invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor (i.e., Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor).
Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.
Within this setting, the Department of Physics offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics, or a Master of Science in Applied Physical Sciences degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree.
Position Description. Reporting to the Physics Department Chair, the limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor in Physics will be responsible for a workload of 15 hours per semester in teaching core physics courses for majors and non-majors, and other duties as specified by the Physics Department Chair. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Instructor:
Earned master's degree in physics, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2016. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor:
Earned doctorate in physics, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2016. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Screening of applications begins June 15th 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; 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:
Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #30088
Department of Physics
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8031
Statesboro GA 30460-8031
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or
http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/physics. 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. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.