The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences seeks applicants for two Assistant Professor positions in Physics. These are tenure track faculty positions beginning August 1, 2018. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.
The department of physics, astronomy, and geosciences at Valdosta State University offers undergraduate programs in physics, astronomy, geology, geography, and engineering studies. The physics and astronomy program, in particular, currently averages about 55 majors per year. The faculty in our program enjoy teaching small class sizes, the opportunity to mentor students, and access to our state-of-the-art optics laboratory. Our department also features an undergraduate plasma physics laboratory, 16 inch reflecting telescope, electronics laboratory, and digital planetarium. VSU is also a member of the the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy, which allows faculty in our department access to telescopes at Kitt Peak, CTIO in Chile, and La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Valdosta State University is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 11,350. Valdosta is a city of approximately 60,000 located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit https://www.valdosta.edu and for more information about the community visit https://www.valdostachamber.com.
Deadline for application is December 15, 2017. For more information contact Dr. Drake, Search Chair, via email email@example.com or phone 229-333-5752. Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
Position #1: A Ph.D. in Physics with experimental research experience is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in electronics and optics. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory physics, electronics, optics, and experimental physics courses. Additionally, the candidate will develop a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate student participation. Online application is required and can be made at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15033.
Position #2: A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics is required. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in quantum mechanics. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching quantum mechanics, mathematical methods, and either introductory physics or astronomy. Additionally, the candidate will develop a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate student participation. Online application is required and can be made at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15011.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with credentials and experience. Positions are full time with full benefits.
Valdosta State University is a regional university within the University System of Georgia. Located in Valdosta, GA just north of the Florida state line off Interstate 75. Student enrollment is approximately 13,000.