The University of North Georgia (UNG) Department of Physics invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track physics position (rank negotiable)/Assistant Department Head on the UNG Gainesville campus to begin Summer 2019.
The Department of Physics is a small, well-equipped department offering a B.S. degree in Physics and 2+2 and 3+2 pre-engineering programs in collaboration with engineering schools. It produces about 15 B.S. graduates each academic year and has good success in placing its graduates into graduate programs, high-school teaching positions, and technical jobs. The B.S. program is currently located on the Dahlonega campus, and the Gainesville campus currently only offers physics courses through the sophomore level. It is expected that the B.S. program will be expanded to include the Gainesville campus in the next several years. There are a large number of pre-engineering students on both campuses, 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 over 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'sDahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The Assistant Department Head will be responsible for building and fostering a productive and competitive teaching and research program in physics appropriate to the university mission and vision statement, and appropriate to the departmental and college strategic plan.
The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to serve as the assistant department head, including faculty/staff supervision and evaluation, budgeting, schedule building, etc. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and will be responsible for teaching undergraduate physics courses both for majors and non-majors.
Scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, service to the university, community and profession, maintaining a collegial work environment, and professional development are expected.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field.
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.