Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics (Fall 2020)

Position ID: 45754
Location
Institution: 
University of North Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Astronomy and Physics
Branch Campus: 
Dahlonega
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics (Fall 2020)

Position Number:

11906405

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Campus Location:

Dahlonega

General Summary:

The University of North Georgia Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy and physics to begin in August, 2020.  This position will be located on the UNG Dahlonega campus. As a tenure-track faculty member, scholarship involving undergraduates and service (to the department, College of Science & Mathematics, and/or UNG) are expected.  Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and student success.  Candidates must show evidence demonstrating an ability to implement a research program.  In particular, the candidate must demonstrate clear plans for involving undergraduates in his or her own research or for generating other advanced projects for our physics majors.

The new $1.8M UNG astronomical observatory will be completed this summer and is located near the Dahlonega campus.  The departmental astronomers will direct the observatory’s activities in teaching introductory and advanced courses, in student research, and in programs for the general public. 

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 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 primary responsibility of this position is teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses and labs. 
  • The nominal teaching load is 12 credit hours. 
  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach other upper-level courses related to their field.  
  • Scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, service to the university and community, active participation in departmental activities, maintaining a collegial work environment, and professional development are expected. 

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related field is require
  • Postdoctoral experience preferred 
  • The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.  

Anticipated Hire Date:

08/01/2020

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 http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

In addition to a background check, this position will also require a DMV check.

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.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Astronomy
Physics, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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