Skip to Main Content

Assistant Professor of Physics

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Physics
Posting Job Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Recruitment Type: Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/06/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

The Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position in Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics to begin August 2018. Current research in the department in this area includes bioactive glasses; nucleation and crystallization studies; thermodynamics, and spectroscopic analysis in glassy materials; thermal and electrical transport in materials; and optical properties of materials including laser-matter interactions. Candidates for this position must show potential for producing high-quality refereed publications and securing extramural funding as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Applicants in all areas of Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics will be given full consideration, however, we are particularly interested in applicants who can complement and enhance the existing research in the department.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Applicants must have an earned doctorate or the foreign equivalent in Physics or a closely related field. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral experience, a significant record of research and peer-reviewed publications, and strong potential for developing an externally-funded research program.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 12/31/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Kisa Ranasinghe
Associate Professor of Physics
Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Additional Information for Applicants

This position is open until filled, but to receive full consideration candidates must apply by December 31, 2017.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online at

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000571
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37109
Departmental/College Overview:
Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
Optional Documents