Monday, September 16, 2019

Assistant Professor of Physics - Augusta University (Gerogia)

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2020. A PhD in physics or a closely-related field is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability for success in research with a strong potential to establish a robust, extramurally funded, and nationally recognized research program. While the research area is open, preference will be shown to candidates with expertise in one of our planned areas of growth: biological physics, quantum information science, or instrumentation science. The successful candidate shall have a commitment to teaching excellence at all levels and is expected to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. The position is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of summer employment. Salary and startup package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Augusta University is one of four research universities in the University System of Georgia and the state’s only public academic medical center, offering 160 degree programs from bachelor’s to doctoral. The College of Science and Mathematics is starting master’s programs in Biomolecular Science and in Biological and Computational Mathematics. In 2021, the College will occupy a new building on the Health Science Campus in close proximity to the Medical College of Georgia, Dental College of Georgia, and Georgia Cancer Center. Augusta Georgia is the cultural center of the Central Savannah River Area, host of the Masters Golf Tournament, and home of the new Georgia Cyber Center. Fort Gordon, home of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps, Cyber Center of Excellence, Cyber Command, and NSA-Georgia, is located adjacent to the city. The Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory is nearby.
Current research includes theoretical, computational, and experimental hard and soft condensed matter; radiation; and medical physics. Applications from candidates who might collaborate with existing research programs or with scientists in other colleges within the university or organizations within the region are welcomed.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest no longer than two pages, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy highlighting high-impact teaching practices, a five-year research plan, and a list of three references. Applicants with degrees from an institution located outside the United States must provide an educational/credential evaluation. Send all requested documents as a single PDF file to Jean Grover ( and complete the electronic application form at (Job ID 217087, Position 20015446). Questions concerning the search may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Trinanjan Datta ( Review of applications will begin Oct 30, 2019. The position will be open until filled.
Internal Number: Job ID 217087, Position
About Augusta University
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers undergraduate degree programs in chemistry, physics, and biochemistry as well as cooperative degree programs leading to teacher certification. Programs of study include preparation for continued education in engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health physics, physician’s assistant, and others. Courses are also offered in physical science, astronomy, and geology. A listing of courses offered in the evenings as well as in the summer can be found here.