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Lecturer and Lab Coordinator, Physics
College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Primary Job Posting Location:
Macon, GA 31207
Additional Job Posting Locations:
(Other locations that this position could be based)
Mercer University invites applications for a Lecturer and Lab Coordinator for Physics to begin in the fall of 2024. The Department of Physics grants only bachelor's degrees in physics and is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The selected candidate will teach physics lectures and labs (2/3 total commitment, 18 credit hours per academic year), coordinate all physics department lab activities (1/3 total commitment, equivalent to 9 credit hours per academic year), and contribute to program and course development within the department. This is a 10-month appointment -- nine months during the standard academic year and one month during the summer to prepare for the next academic year.
Applicants must have a master’s degree or higher in physics or a closely related discipline by the start of the appointment. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and who enjoy working in the physics lab. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) college or high school physics teaching experience, and/or (2) familiarity with instructional physics lab equipment.
Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 9,000 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. Mercer continues to boast a strong enrollment, increasing the incoming first-year class of students by 39% in the past decade. At the same time, the average GPA of incoming students for Fall 2023 was a 4.02 with average standardized test score in the 88thpercentile for those who submitted scores. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry, and affirms the university’s commitment to openness and inclusion and to inspiring students to lives of service. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.
For additional information about Mercer and the position, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Sheng-Chiang Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the following website: http://www.mercer.edu.
(1) Cover letter, (2) current CV, (3) Statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population, to be submitted with the online application.
If you have prior Student Evaluations, please include in those attachments as well.
Special Instruction to Applications:
Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a brief online application and attach the aforementioned required documents.
Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birth date, race, or gender, before submitting) and arrange three confidential letters of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability to be sent by the recommender directly to Dr. Sheng-Chiang Lee at email@example.com. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Faculty Math and Sciences
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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