Assistant Professor of Physics

Position ID: 41007
Georgia Southern University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
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Assistant Professor of Physics—Search 67670
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science and Mathematics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics. This position is located on the Armstrong campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Physics and Astronomy contributes significantly to the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and region. The mission of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is four-fold. First, the Department prepares its majors for an advanced degree in physics/astronomy or a career in industry; second, the Department provides excellent instruction in introductory physics and astronomy to non-majors; third, Department faculty members 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 region.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Physics requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities, as well as a Ph.D. degree. The position is a 9 month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019
  • Have a commitment to teaching excellence in the undergraduate and graduate classroom
  • Have potential for developing an externally funded research program that engages undergraduate students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Teaching experience
  • A record of securing external funding associated with a focused program of scholarship

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins November 15, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; photocopies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a description of proposed research (up to 3 pages); three letters of recommendation sent directly from the reference as a pdf document along with their contact information. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Ms. Susan Hamilton, Search #67670
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8031
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5292


More information about the institution is available through or 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 Vice Provost.

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