Lecturer and Lab Coordinator, Physics

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Physics

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Lecturer and Lab Coordinator, Physics




College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Macon, GA

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Mercer University invites applications for a Lecturer/Lab Coordinator to begin in the fall of 2023. 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 physics lectures and labs (2/3 total commitment, 18 credit hours per academic year), coordinate all physics department lab activities (1/3 total commitment, equivalent to 9 credit hours per academic year), and contribute to program and course development within the department.


Applicants must have a master’s degree or higher in physics or closely related discipline from an accredited college/university, or its requirements completed by August 2023. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and who enjoy working in the physics lab. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) college or high school physics teaching experience, and (2) familiarity with instructional physics lab equipment.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

For additional information about Mercer and the position, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Sheng-Chiang Lee at lee_sc@mercer.edu or consult the following website: http://www.mercer.edu.

Background Check

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

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Optional documents: Evaluations (Other)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references. 

If you have prior Student Evaluations, please include in the “Other” documents section of the online application.

Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting) and arrange three confidential letters of recommendation that specifically address teaching ability to be sent by the recommender directly to Dr. Sheng-Chiang Lee at lee_sc@mercer.edu. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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