Full-time Faculty in Physics & Astronomy


Full-time Faculty in Physics and Astronomy


Tenure-track Faculty


Physics and Astronomy

Agnes Scott College Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position for fall of 2023.  Candidates should have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely related field.

Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of both astronomy and physics courses at all undergraduate levels, offer engaging research opportunities to undergraduate students in astronomy, physics, or related areas, and emphasize equity and inclusion for students with marginalized identities working in the physical sciences.  Applicants should present evidence for their commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching, with at least 2 years of experience. The 3/2 teaching load includes experimental, theoretical, and applied courses in astronomy and physics at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate levels, along with contributions to SUMMIT, the college’s global learning and leadership development initiative. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

An ideal candidate would be ready to direct and make use of facilities in the Bradley Observatory, as well as the 1m optical telescopes through membership in the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), and/or our minority-serving institutions partnership with Radio Astronomy Data Imaging and Analysis Lab (RADIAL).

To apply, please submit the following to physics@agnesscott.edu

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in Agnes Scott College
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of your philosophy and practice of teaching, outlining how you would implement that philosophy in undergraduate courses for both majors and general education students, and demonstrating your engagement with and commitment to cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  4. A plan for engaging and mentoring diverse undergraduate students in meaningful research
  5. Contact information for 3 professional references.

Additional materials may be requested at later stages.  Applications received by January 6 will receive full consideration.

Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent, national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The college has been nationally recognized for innovation, a highly diverse student population, and excellence in teaching and is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment. All faculty reviews evaluate the candidate’s performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service, with the highest priority given to teaching. Support for faculty development includes travel funding, a one-semester research leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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