Valdosta State University's Department of Physics, Astronomy, Geosciences, and Engineering Technology in the College of Science and Mathematics seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Astronomy beginning August 1, 2021. While all areas of Astronomy will be considered, we seek candidates who show an enthusiasm for working with undergraduate students in teaching and research environments and who can teach courses in both Astronomy and Physics.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in introductory and upper-level Astronomy and supporting courses in Physics at the undergraduate level; establish an active research program in their area of expertise that includes undergraduate student participation; assist in coordinating VSU’s public outreach which utilizes the campus planetarium and observatory; maintain scholarship; and participate in service at the department, college, and university level.
- Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely-related field;
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
- A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
Online application is required and should be submitted at https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/human-resources/employment-opportunities.php. VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. VSU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.