Assistant Department Head in Physics - Fall 2018 (Gainesville Campus)

Position ID: 37873
University of North Georgia
Science & Mathematics
Branch Campus: 
Gainesville, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Department Head
Job Description: 


Assistant Department Head in Physics (Fall 2018)
Position Number:  53002180
Benefits Eligible:  Yes
Campus Location:  Gainesville
General Summary:

The University of North Georgia (UNG) Department of Physics invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track physics position (rank negotiable)/Assistant Department Head on the UNG Gainesville campus to begin August 2018.

The Department of Physics is a small, well-equipped department offering a B.S. degree in Physics and 2+2 and 3+2 pre-engineering programs in collaboration with engineering schools.  It produces about 15 B.S. graduates each academic year and has good success in placing its graduates into graduate programs, high-school teaching positions, and technical jobs. The B.S. program is currently located on the Dahlonega campus, and the Gainesville campus currently only offers physics courses through the sophomore level.  It is expected that the B.S. program will be expanded to include the Gainesville campus in the next several years.  There are a large number of pre-engineering students on both campuses, all of whom take at least one year of physics.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to serve as the assistant department head, including faculty/staff supervision and evaluation, budgeting, schedule building, etc.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and will be responsible for teaching introductory physics both for majors and non-majors. 
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach upper-level courses in physics.
  • Scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, service to the university and community, maintaining a collegial work environment, and professional development are expected. Scholarly activity and university/community service are required for promotion and tenure.  
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field.
  • Applicants will be expected to have experience teaching introductory algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses and laboratories and upper-level undergraduate physics courses.
  • The successful candidate must have strong administrative and organizational skills.  
  • Undergraduate teaching experience is expected.  
Anticipated Hire Date:  08/01/2018
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Undergraduate Research Experience, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts
Special Instructions to Applicants:
If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information:
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion.
The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Application Procedure: 
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Physics, General
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Application Deadline: 
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