Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Gordon State College
  • Barnesville, GA 30204, USA
  • May 21, 2024
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Physics

Job ID: 272602
Location: Gordon State College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Founded in 1852, GSC is a member of the University System of Georgia. The college has a distinctive legacy of excellent scholarship and service. GSC offers nearly 30 degrees, which includes multiple associate and baccalaureate pathways for students. With an enrollment of over 3,100 students, GSC offers an intimate academic setting with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. In this setting, students receive individualized attention that only a small college with dedicated faculty and staff can provide.

Department Information

The School of Education, Mathematics & Applied Sciences offers an Associate of Science with a Pathway in Engineering degrees and provides service courses to support associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and allied health, as well as general education courses.

Job Summary

The Department of Applied Sciences is currently seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor of Physics. This is a ten-month tenure track position with excellent benefits.


Primary responsibilities will include teaching Physics Algebra-based and Calculus-based, advising students, and service to the college, community, and discipline.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in physics or related field with 18 graduate semester hours in Physics.

Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching with special attention to needs of diverse populations, prior teaching experience at the collegiate level.

Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology is required.

Preferred candidate will be flexible, highly motivated, and enthusiastic about student success.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in Physics


Required Documents to Attach
  1. Letter of interest including teaching philosophy.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
  4. Name and contact information for three professional references.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Institutional Values

Gordon State College is committed to the following core values: Student Focused - Life-Long Learning/Scholarship - Excellence - Respect - Collaboration

More details on WHAT WE STAND FOR and GSC core values can be found online at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Gordon State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of Gordon State College to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Gordon State College Office of Human Resources at 678.359.5011. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

Tentative start date for this position is August 1, 2024.

Salary range: $60,455 - $65,951.

This is a full-time, 10-month, faculty position and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Health insurance

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Life Insurance

  • Sick Leave

  • Vacation Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Retirement

  • Employee discounts

  • Tuition reimbursement

Background Check

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with Gordon State College, as determined by Gordon State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

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