This position will teach physics classes at all levels. Expertise in experimental condensed matter is the preferred focus, though exceptional candidates in other areas of experimental physics will be considered. Teaching duties will include algebra- and calculus-based introductory level classes for majors and non-majors, and upper level physics classes for physics and pre-engineering majors. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach upper level courses in statistical mechanics and solid state physics. The successful candidate will be expected to create and maintain an experimental laboratory appropriate for undergraduate research. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity and university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.
Successful candidates will be able to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy offers degrees and minors in chemistry and physics; teaches fundamentals courses for the general student in the university core curriculum; and teaches the foundation sequences in chemistry and physics for pre-health degree students. The department provides a wide range of services to the institution through its programs, facilities and outreach.
Teaching Responsibilities include – Regular courses meetings and instruction as defined in the position description, new course development for Core and major field, and mentoring students. -Teach all levels of physics courses; develop new course topics in field of specialty; maintain experimental research space; and involve undergraduates in research.
This faculty member will also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.
Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. The following represents some research and professional development possibilities: – Publication; peer reviewed scholarship – Presentations at professional meetings – Grants applications and grant-funded research – Membership and participation in professional organizations
Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following: – Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices – Programs directed and advised – Participation in special programs or projects – Other service in the institution
Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following. – Service to the profession – Consulting work – Provide continuing education service, instruction, or program development for department, school, college, or university – Membership and participation in community organizations – Other significant services to the community
Faculty are expected to develop within the profession. The following represents some professional development possibilities: – Participate in workshops on pedagogy and mentoring – Membership and participation in professional organizations – Apply for grants
Minimum Experience/Education – Ph.D. in Physics, Research area in experimental physics, with a preference for experimental condensed matter.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
Demonstrable understanding of Georgia College’s mission and enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.
Ability to work collegially with others in service to the University.
In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise in condensed matter.
Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.
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