Limited-Term Instructor of Physics/Astronomy
Perimeter College, Department of Physical Sciences

The Department of Physical Sciences is passionate about opening the minds of students to the discoveries, exploration and dramatic potential of the world of science. Students will learn how physics and chemistry affect everyday living and present possibilities for the future.

Faculty of the Physical Sciences Department, many of whom have won awards for teaching excellence, work closely with students to enhance learning and help students achieve their best.

The department offers two academic pathways: Physics and Chemistry.


Position Description       



The selected candidate will be responsible to:


Provide 18 semester hours of instruction per semester

Maintain at least 10 office hours per week

Work effectively and professionally with colleagues


Required Experience     

None specified.


Required Education       

A minimum of a Master’s degree required in Physics/Astronomy (completed by the date of appointment or a minimum of a Master’s degree with at least 18 semester or 27 quarter graduate hours in relevant coursework (completed by the anticipated date of appointment).


Preferred Qualifications/Experience      

A doctoral degree in Physics/Astronomy is preferred. Prior Physics/Astronomy teaching experience at the collegiate level is desired.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Ability to teach a variety of Physics/Astronomy courses, including laboratories at the college level

Ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods

Ability to relate to a diverse student population and facilitate student learning

Effective oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations, etc      

None specified.


Pre-Employment Requirements              

A Criminal Background Check is required.


Work Hours       

Position may require non-standard hours (including day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend and/or other campus locations).


Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty



Percentage Of Time : 100

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies     1

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2019

Position End Date (if temporary)              

Open Date: 05/24/2019

Review of Applications Begins: 05/24/2019

Close Date         

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary    

Qualified Applicants must submit the following application materials to be considered:

Letter of application

Curriculum vitae /Resume

Unofficial transcript of all degrees completed. Official transcripts must be provided if an offer is accepted.


A Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation is required for foreign graduate degrees

Three professional letters of recommendation with contact information of the reference.

The position is posted as “Open Until Filled”. Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, Dr. Solomon Fesseha,

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Dana Brown,


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Diversity Statement       

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university and accommodates individuals with disabilities. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Notice of employment will be conditional on background verification.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


* A minimum of a Master's degree required in Physics and/or Astronomy or a minimum of a Master's degree with at least 18 semester or 27 quarter graduate hours in relevant coursework (completed by the anticipated date of appointment) is required. Do/Will you meet one of these requirements?



* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

Public Job Posting

Internal Job Posting

Agency Referral


Personal Referral



Chronicle of Higher Education

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents


Letter of Intent/Cover Letter

Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Optional Documents

Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation

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