GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
University System of Georgia
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor — Search # 67401
College of Science and Mathematics (COSM)/Department of Physics
The Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics invites nominations and
applications for the position of tenure-track 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 contributes significantly to the mission of the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and the region. The mission of the Department of Physics is four-fold. First, the Department provides its majors with a strong basic undergraduate education in physics and astronomy that will serve them whether they pursue an advanced degree in physics/astronomy, a career in industry, or a career as a science educator; second, the Department provides excellent instruction on introductory physics and astronomy to non-majors; third Department faculty conduct original research in physics/astronomy that is recognized at regional, national and international levels; fourth, the Department fosters an interest in science in the community and the region.
Position Description: Reporting to the Department Chair, the assistant professor in Physics requires
teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. We seek an individual with background in experimental or theoretical physics who will establish a strong and active research program. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• Ph. D. in physics or closely related field by August 1, 2017
• Evidence of successful teaching of physics
• Excellent record in research with potential that can involve both undergraduate and master’s students
• Good command of written and spoken English
• Post-doctoral experience
• A record of securing external funding associated with a focused program of scholarship.
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The
preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a cover letter
addressing the qualifications cited above, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a
statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of current and future research. The applicant’s
cover letter should also include the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail 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 (submission via email is preferred):
Dr Xiaojun Wang, Search Chair, Search # 67401
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/employment-opportunities/. 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