Assistant Professor of Physics

Position ID: 44165
Augusta University
College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry & Physics
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Job ID: 217087

Position # 20015446

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. 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.

Minimum Requirements

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.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure

To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at

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 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, other
Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Physics
Physics, General
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Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Trinanjan Datta (
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University System of Georgia
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278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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