Part-Time Physics/Astronomy Instructor
Perimeter College, Department Physical Sciences


Be part of Perimeter College’s growing Part-Time faculty at the heart of Georgia State University’s national leadership in innovation and the academic success of diverse populations. As the two-year institution of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is metro Atlanta’s gateway to higher education where teaching is the primary focus. Students can choose from courses on five campuses and online to follow a clear path to an associate degree or receive the core classes required to pursue a bachelor’s degree. U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 among the Most Innovative colleges and universities in the nation and #8 among national universities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In 2015, Georgia State was the only national public university in which African-American, Hispanic, first-generation, and Pell-eligible students graduated at rates above those of the student body overall.


Department       Physical Sciences

Campus                College-wide

Position Type     Part Time Faculty

Posting Type      Internal/External

About the Department

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. In the Department of Physical Sciences at Perimeter College, students explore the complex and fascinating worlds of chemistry, physics and other science streams. Physical Science students build a strong foundation for further study in high-demand fields ranging from health care and medicine to engineering and computer science.


Position Description       

Perimeter College is seeking part-time instructors in PHYSICS and/or ASTRONOMY who will play a key role in educating and supporting students.


Required Experience     

None Specified.


Required Education       

To qualify to teach PHYSICS and/or ASTRONOMY, applicants MUST have:


A minimum of a master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) in the teaching discipline.


Preferred Qualifications/Experience      

Teaching experience is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Ability to teach PHYSICS/ASTRONOMY courses on the collegiate 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 History Check is Required.


Work Hours       

Classes at Perimeter College are offered morning, afternoon and evening including weekends.


Salary    $2,601.00 for each Lecture or Lab course taught

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies     Perimeter College accepts part-time instructor applications on a continuous basis.

Desired Start Date           08/01/2019

Position End Date (if temporary)              

Open Date          06/18/2019

Close Date          06/15/2020

Open Until Filled             

Special Instructions Summary    

If you meet the qualifications outlined in the position announcement and are interested in becoming a part-time instructor, here are the next steps:

Complete the online application and upload the additional application materials noted below:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Unofficial transcripts of all graduate degrees (foreign degree credentialing must be included for non-US degrees)

Names of three professional references. Please include the following information about your references: name; title; phone number and email; relationship (coworker, supervisor, direct report, etc.)

Apply at:    

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 (*).


* Do you have a minimum of a Master's Degree?



* What is the major as written on your master's degree transcript?

(Open Ended Question)


* Do you have a doctorate degree and, if so, what is the major written on your doctorate degree transcript? (Write N/A if not applicable)

(Open Ended Question)


* Do you have College or University level teaching experience?



* Do you have Secondary Education teaching experience?



* Do you have online teaching experience?



* Are you available to teach weekends?



* Are you available to teach mornings?



* Are you available to teach afternoons?



* Are you available to teach evenings?



* Are you currently employed at a University System of Georgia college or university?

Yes - Full-time Faculty

Yes - Part-time Faculty

Yes - Full-time Staff/Professional

Yes - Part-time Staff/Professional


* If you have previously taught for Georgia State University, Perimeter College, or Georgia Perimeter College in a faculty position, please indicate the dates of employment.

(Open Ended Question)


* Are you employed at a private or Technical College System of Georgia college or university?

Yes - Full-time Faculty

Yes - Part-time Faculty

Yes - Full-time Staff/Professional

Yes - Part-time Staff/Professional


* Perimeter College has five (5) campuses located in the metro Atlanta area. The campuses include Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton. In addition, Perimeter College also offers Online classes. Please list the campuses you are interested in working: •        Alpharetta •       Clarkston •         Decatur •            Dunwoody •      Newton • Online

(Open Ended Question)


Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

Letter of Intent/Cover Letter


Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Optional Documents

Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation

Other Document 1

Other Document 2

Other Document 3

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