Academic Professional in Astronomy Instruction - Georgia State University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
To event remaining 14 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Georgia State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
25 Park Place, Suite 605
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks to hire an Academic Professional in support of its undergraduate and graduate astronomy instruction programs. This is a non-tenure track (NTT), full-time, 12 months/year faculty position with opportunity for promotion. Primary duties include 1) curriculum development of astronomy labs, 2) training and support of graduate student lab instructors, 3) management and development of instructional facilities and equipment and 4) some classroom teaching. Additional duties may include public outreach and/or science teacher education. A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Science Education, or closely-related field is required.

Georgia State University is a large, urban research university in downtown Atlanta and an official minority-serving institution. GSU and the department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and providing a supportive atmosphere, and we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in the physical sciences. An ideal applicant will have experience teaching a physical science at the introductory college level, and will be familiar with active-learning methods in the physical sciences and the design of hands-on instructional activities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Experience in using telescopes for instruction and outreach is a plus.

Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of commitment to and experience with fostering diversity and inclusion, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted in a single PDF file via email to Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mike Crenshaw, at

Applications will be reviewed beginning in April 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 24, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Mike Crenshaw
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. D. Michael Crenshaw
Academic Professional position