Limited Term Instructor or Limited Term Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Physics & Astronomy

Job Description

 Limited Term Instructor or Limited Term Assistant Professor of Physics

Job ID: 244721
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University is an inclusive community of scholars, focused on helping students from all backgrounds succeed in their goals. Faculty are committed to a student focus that is supportive and welcoming and to creating a sense of belonging for all students.

The Department of Physics has 22 full-time faculty members dedicated to student learning, scholarly research, and service to our university, community, and profession. Our program currently serves over 80 majors pursuing a BS degree in Physics with concentrations in General Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Our students are active in undergraduate research and student organizations. The department has a strong commitment to student success as well as inclusive excellence and engagement. We have active research programs in computational optics, materials physics, theoretical and experimental particle physics, and astrophysics. For more information about the department, its people, and activities, please visit

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track Limited Term Instructor or Limited Term Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics beginning August 2022.

  • Teaching non-calculus and calculus-based introductory physics lectures, recitations, and laboratories.
Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications
A minimum of an MS degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Physics or closely related field.

Applicants will care about the educational goals of a diverse student population. The College of Science and Mathematics is deeply committed to an inclusive environment where students from diverse backgrounds can succeed in our degree programs. Successful applicants will be strongly committed to inclusive teaching practices and be ready to invest deeply in KSU students.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal applicant will have previous, documented experience in teaching undergraduate Physics courses including a familiarity with current evidence-based instructional practices, inclusive pedagogies, and modern instructional technologies.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no more than two pages, with a well-articulated discussion of your experience with student-centered teaching and teaching a diverse population of students)
Apply Before Date
This position is open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Kevin L. Stokes, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics,, 470-578-4295.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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