The University of North Georgia Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy and physics to begin in August, 2020. This position will be located on the UNG Dahlonega campus. As a tenure-track faculty member, scholarship involving undergraduates and service (to the department, College of Science & Mathematics, and/or UNG) are expected. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and student success. 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.
The new $1.8M UNG astronomical observatory will be completed this summer and is located near the Dahlonega campus. The departmental astronomers will direct the observatory’s activities in teaching introductory and advanced courses, in student research, and in programs for the general public.
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.
The primary responsibility of this position is teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses and labs.
The nominal teaching load is 12 credit hours.
In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach other upper-level courses related to their field.
Scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, service to the university and community, active participation in departmental activities, maintaining a collegial work environment, and professional development are expected.
A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related field is require
Postdoctoral experience preferred
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.
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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