The University of North Georgia Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy and physics to begin in August, 2019. This position will be located on the UNG Dahlonega campus.
The Department of Physics is a growing multi-campus department with 15 faculty located on the Dahlonega and the Gainesville campuses. The Dahlonega physics program offers a B.S. degree in Physics and a 3+2 pre-engineering program. These programs currently produce 15 - 20 B.S. graduates per academic year. The department has well-equipped undergraduate laboratories, a modern planetarium facility, and a new astronomical observatory will be built within the next year. A concentration in astrophysics is currently being added to the physics B.S. degree program. The Department also serves a large number of 2+2 pre-engineering students, all of whom take at least one year of physics.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- The primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses and labs.
- Scholarship involving undergraduates and service on campus and in the region are also expected.
- Candidates must show evidence demonstrating an ability to implement a research program. In particular, the candidate must demonstrate clear plans for involving undergraduates in their research or for generating other advanced projects for our physics majors.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related field is required with postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred.
- Ability to teach undergraduate courses in both astronomy and physics is required.
- Undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable.
- Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and student success.
Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of research interests with plans for involving undergraduates, statement about teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.