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Assistant Professor, Physics, tenure track

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Position Title Assistant Professor, Physics, tenure track
Division College of Liberal Arts
Department Physics
Vacancy Number F19-009
Work Location Macon
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

Mercer University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2018. The Department of Physics grants only bachelor’s degrees in physics, and is housed in the College of Liberal Arts.

The selected candidate will teach twenty-one semester hours of physics and general education courses per academic year, contribute to program and course development within the department and the college, and maintain a research program which could involve undergraduates in physics.


An earned doctorate in physics, or its requirements completed by August 2018 from an accredited college/university is required. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and experience beyond the level of teaching assistant. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to general education in a liberal arts setting.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Interested candidates must apply online at and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and
4) statement of research interests. In addition, three professional letters of reference should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 1.

Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs to more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The academic cornerstone of the university, the College of Liberal Arts, is a highly selective, residential institution enrolling over 1700 students. Recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University is located in historic Macon, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta.

For additional information about Mercer and the Department of Physics, please consult the following websites: or
For inquiries only, please email the search committee chair at

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests/Goals
Optional Documents