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 about 15-20 B.S. graduates per academic year. The department has well-equipped undergraduate laboratories, and a new astronomical observatory is planned to be built within the next year. A concentration in astrophysics is currently being added to the physics B.S. degree program. At present the Gainesville physics program only offers physics courses through the sophomore level, but it is expected that the B.S. and the 3+2 pre-engineering programs will be expanded to include the Gainesville campus in the next several years. Both campuses serve a large number of 2+2 pre-engineering students, all of whom take at least one year of physics.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position has been filled.
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 his or her own research or for generating other advanced projects for our physics majors.
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.
About University of North Georgia
The University of North Georgia is a five-campus institution of over 19,000 students in the north-central and northeast area of the state. Although UNG is the product of the recent consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, its heritage dates to 1873. Its strong regional presence is underscored by its excellent programs that serve the region, the state, and the nation.
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