Academic Professional – Open Rank (Non Tenure Track Instructional Faculty)



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Job description

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Job Summary
The School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for an Open-Rank Academic Professional (Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty), with teaching and academic advising responsibilities. The successful candidate will join a team of 47 faculty (seven are non-tenure track) with broad research interests, including physics education.

The successful candidate will join a team of five academic advisors responsible for advising approximately 300 undergraduate Physics majors. In addition to advising, the candidate is expected to teach three courses per year and contribute to curriculum development. The successful candidate may also teach upper-level laboratories and TA (Teaching Assistant) development courses depending on their expertise and curricular needs.

Required Qualifications

This position vacancy is an open rank announcement. Final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Non-tenure Track Academic Faculty ranks as outlined in section 3.2.2 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook ( uidelines

Rank of Academic Professional

  • Terminal degree Physics, or related area
  • Significant related experience or promotion from the rank of Associate Academic Professional
  • Quality of performance and potential development must be recognized by peers

Rank of Senior Academic Professional

  • Terminal degree Physics, or related area
  • Evidence of superior performance in the chosen field
  • Recognition by peers (whether national, regional, or local)
  • Successful and measurable related experience
  • Five (5) years or more as an Academic Professional

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have experience in student advising, mentoring, or other student success activities and demonstrated competence in introductory and core undergraduate-level physics instruction (such as mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum and thermal physics).

Proposed Salary

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is a renewable, 12-month, open-rank, non-tenure-track appointment in the Academic Professional career track. This position comes with academic faculty status and generous benefits, including a retirement plan, medical plan, vacation time, and sick time.

How to apply

Candidates should submit an application that contains:

(1) A letter of application

(2) A statement of teaching and advising philosophy

(3) A summary of teaching experiences

(4) A sample course syllabus or a portfolio of teaching products

(5) A curriculum vitae

(6) In addition, applicants should arrange for at least three confidential reference letters to be submitted on the candidates’ behalf directly to [email protected]. They should also include the referees’ names and contact information in the application packet.

Applicants should only apply via Georgia Tech CAREERS Application System at:

Please search for Job ID 255810.

Review of applications will begin April 01, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information
Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Ed Greco by email: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

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