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Instructor /Assistant Professor of Physics

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

Full-time faculty position in a multi-site college in the University System of Georgia with primary teaching responsibilities to be located at the Marietta instructional site. Teaching load is the equivalent of 30 semester hours across fall and spring semesters. Reporting to the division dean, the faculty member’s primary responsibility is preparing for and delivering instruction.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Physics or related field with a minimum of 18 credit hours in the discipline
• Experience using classroom and laboratory technology
• Experience instructing in a laboratory setting
• Previous teaching experience preferred
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Key Responsibilities

• Teaches 30 credit hours or equivalent per academic year as assigned (day, evening, weekend, or online) at one or more of the Georgia Highlands College locations with primary teaching responsibility at the Marietta instructional site.
• Adopts and implements common course objectives as required by the division and discipline
• Manages courses through systematic use of appropriate syllabus and accurate, professional records of students’ class performance, attendance, and grades
• Announces and keeps regular office hours, dedicating 10 hours (or more) per week to assisting students
• Maintains involved and knowledgeable participation in academic advising of students as required by division
• Offers professional assistance in curriculum development, review, and instructional materials selection
• Participates in the extended work of the college through participation in committees of the college or faculty, student organizations, and attends division meetings, full faculty meetings, town hall meetings, in-service training, and graduation
• Engages in functions of evidence-based academic and program assessment, as required for accreditation, college compliance, and continuous review and improvement of student learning outcomes
• Demonstrates meaningful service to the community and to the profession
• Pursues continued professional development in academic discipline, technological applications for the classroom, and innovations and enhancement in teaching and learning
• Performs related duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of the subject matter
• Knowledge of academic requirements
• Skills with instructional technology
• Organizational ability to keep accurate and timely records
• Time management skills
• Written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Special Instructions To Applicants

Attach unofficial transcripts with the application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

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