The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks to hire an Academic Professional in support of its undergraduate and graduate astronomy instruction programs. This is a non-tenure track (NTT), full-time, 12 months/year faculty position with opportunity for promotion. Primary duties include 1) curriculum development of astronomy labs, 2) training and support of graduate student lab instructors, 3) management and development of instructional facilities and equipment and 4) some classroom teaching. Additional duties may include public outreach and/or science teacher education. A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Science Education, or closely-related field is required.
Georgia State University is a large, urban research university in downtown Atlanta and an official minority-serving institution. GSU and the department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and providing a supportive atmosphere, and we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in the physical sciences.
An ideal applicant will have experience teaching a physical science at the introductory college level, and will be familiar with active-learning methods in the physical sciences and the design of hands-on instructional activities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Experience in using telescopes for instruction and outreach is a plus.
Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of commitment to and experience with fostering diversity and inclusion, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted in a single PDF file via email to Astrosearch@astro.gsu.edu. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Mike Crenshaw, at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University
Georgia State University is a large urban research university in downtown Atlanta. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has 30 faculty members and about 80 graduate students. Research in the Department includes condensed matter and nano physics , atomic and nuclear physics, neurophysics and biophysics, physics education research, astronomy, astroinformatics, and solar physics.
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