Thursday, December 5, 2019

TT in Astro, KU Leuven / Royal Planetarium of Belgium

https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55419746?hl=en&lang=en

FULL TIME POSITION (50% TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR AND 50% SW2 - WORKLEADER) IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS IN A PLANETARIUM

(ref. ZAP-2019-135)
Last modification : Friday, November 8, 2019

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Faculty of Education and Educational Sciences and the Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium jointly invite applications from outstanding researchers to strengthen our (discipline based) educational research programme within the project INTERSTELLAR (INTERdisciplinary Study of (sTudEnt) Learning in a pLAnetaRium). This full time position (Prf-020) has been created in the context of the FED-tWIN programme (Programme of sustainable research cooperation between the federal scientific institutes (FSI) and the universities), which aims at establishing a sustainable research cooperation between KU Leuven and the Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium (www.astro.oma.be) and will consist of a 50% appointment in each of these institutions. The ultimate goal of the position is to develop an internationally recognized expertise centre on learning and teaching astronomy and astrophysics for various kinds of audiences and different age groups. At KU Leuven, the position is a tenure-track professorship (50%), jointly advertised between the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science in the field of Astronomy Education Research. The research groups involved in this multidisciplinary endeavour are the Institute of Astronomy as well as the Physics Education Research group and the Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology. The Institute of Astronomy is renowned as expertise centre for stellar astrophysics as well as its contribution to international astrophysical infrastructure programmes. It is also responsible for an international master programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Physics Education Research group focusses on the teaching and learning of physics, astronomy and integrated STEM, both in secondary and higher education. The Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology investigates learning and teaching in specific subject domains. This research takes place in experimental as well as ecologically valid settings and uses a diversity of quantitative and qualitative methods, including design experiments aimed at the construction and validation of powerful learning environments. At the Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, the position is a 50% contractual researcher appointment (contract of undetermined duration at the level of work leader - salary scale SW2). The Planetarium is the educational service of the Observatory. The Planetarium welcomes more than 50 000 visitors per year, most of whom are children and students. The educational staff of the Planetarium provides the content of the school visits. The educational staff comprises four scientific animators. In addition to the live astronomy lessons in the dome, the school groups can participate to specific workshops adapted to the level of the pupils (from kindergarten to university level). The position consists of academic teaching, research, and services to the community. Candidates are expected to have a strong research profile, and excellent teaching skills.
Duties
Research
  • You develop or further develop a strong and innovative research programme in the domain of astronomy and astrophysics education in a Planetarium. This research programme may also involve research on teaching and learning and/or teacher training in these two curricular domains beyond the specific context of the Planetarium
  • You develop collaborations with the colleagues involved in physics education research, geography education research, educational research, astronomy and astrophysics and Planetarium professionals
  • You setup a network with other research centres and Planetaria both nationally and internationally
  • You publish in international scientific journals
  • You acquire external research funding
  • You supervise PhD students to a high standard
Education
In general, you are expected to contribute to the further (multi campus) development of the program of Master of Education in Science and Technology and possibly other domains. Additionally, you will take up academic responsibility for MSc theses. You develop your teaching in line with the teaching philosophy of KU Leuven based on activating, research-based and practice-oriented teaching.
Service
  •  You take on academic responsibilities in the Research Groups and faculties to which you are affiliated
  •  You are actively involved in the translation and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the field, including lectures, workshops and seminars, especially for teachers
Profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate with following profile and experience:
  • you have a master's degree (or equivalent) in either Science (Physics, Astronomy  or similar), Science education (Physics/Astronomy) or Educational Science
  • you have a PhD degree in either Science (Physics, Astronomy or similar), Science education (Physics/Astronomy) or Educational Science, obtained at the earliest 12 years before the submission date of the job application. The 12-year period is extended by one year for each maternity, parental & adoption leave & for each long-term sick leave of yourself or your immediate family.
  • you have experience in science education (e.g. teacher degree, involvement in teacher education experience with science popularisation, …) or other relevant areas
  • you have expertise in (discipline based) education research: 1) basic expertise in scientific methods in (discipline based) educational sciences: design and validation of measurement instruments, think aloud interview techniques, research designs (experiment, quasi-experiment, design-based research, correlational studies) and the accompanying data analysis methods, etc. 2) basic knowledge of main theoretical frameworks in educational psychology and instructional design
  • you have an excellent publication record
  • you have experience in research proposal writing, writing of peer reviewed journal papers and conference papers
  • you have experience in oral presentations at international fora like workshops, colloquia and conferences
  • you have demonstrated potential for academic leadership
  • experience in obtaining external funding is an asset
  • you have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • you have interest in working both with students and their teachers (primary and secondary education)
  • you have organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in English is required. The official administrative language used at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, KU Leuven will provide language training to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch, respectively English, to the required standard.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.
  • As the FED-tWIN profile is truly interdisciplinary, we are seeking for a flexible and open-minded team player


Offer
We offer a full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research and is one of the most innovative universities in the world. The appointment will consist of a 50% appointment at KU Leuven and 50% at the Planetarium of Brussels. The KU Leuven appointment will be a joint appointment to both the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Candidates will be recruited as assistant professor in a tenure track position with evaluation after 5 years. In case of positive evaluation after 5 years, the candidate will then be appointed to the rank of associate professor. In Belgium, assistant professors are allowed to be main supervisor of a PhD and can autonomously apply as principal investigator for research grants. KU Leuven is offering financial resources to new professors to start up their own research lines. They can also apply for own project funding. At the Planetarium of Brussels, the appointment will consist of 50% contractual researcher (contract of undetermined duration as work leader - salary scale SW2).

KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, partner career coaching, … To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100.000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.

Interested?
To obtain more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. Mieke De Cock (mieke.decock@kuleuven.be), Prof. dr. Wim Van Dooren (wim.vandooren@kuleuven.be) or dr. Rodrigo Alvarez (rodrigo.alvarez@oma.be). If you have problems submitting your application online, please contact solliciteren@kuleuven.be

Add to your application the following documents (more information is available on the KU Leuven job site):
- your biosketch in which you indicate your added value as an academic for research, education and service to society of your past career and of your future activities (maximum 2 pages);
- a file on your five most important publications or realizations;
- an extensive cv including a full publication list;
- your research plan with focus on astronomy and astrophysics education, and the development of your research lines and research team in this respect (maximum 4 pages);
- your vision on academic education and its organization (maximum 2 pages);
- your contribution to society by outreach and public communication on science and technology, internal representation in boards and councils and service activities directly in relation to your developed expertise (maximum 1 page);
- your vision on leadership (maximum 1 page).
The Royal Observatory of Belgium actively pursues a policy of diversity on the work floor and safeguards equal opportunities, equal treatment and equal access to the selection process for all applicants.

You can apply for this job no later than February 24, 2020 via the online application tool
KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

TT in DBER, Arizona State

Assistant Professor in Astronomy, Planetary Science, and/or Geoscience Education Research

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for an appointment as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in discipline-based education research (DBER) in astronomy education, planetary-science education, and/or geoscience education. The anticipated start date is August 2020. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates with research and teaching interests in areas such as active learning, cognitive and affective processes, digital (virtual reality, augmented reality, and online) teaching and learning, accessible science education, cross-cultural and place-based teaching and learning, ethnographic observation, mixed-methods assessment, and professional preparation and professional development of Earth and space science teachers.

A signature characteristic of the academic environment at ASU is integration of research and teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries. ASU is noted for being a global-scale research university that is singularly free of academic barriers, and it has a long-lived and robust tradition of scholarly integration in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, with DBER faculty in many different STEM disciplinary units who actively collaborate with each other and with education-research faculty in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, which is one of the nation’s foremost producers of K-12 STEM teachers. We seek applicants who would be especially excited to catalyze research and educational collaborations with other faculty, groups, and units. Existing areas of STEM education research in SESE that may present opportunities for collaboration include teaching and learning in geoscience, environmental science, and sustainability science; geocognition; visualization; online astronomy and geology courses; adaptive and immersive virtual learning environments; place-based and culturally diverse teaching and learning; informal (free-choice) education and public science literacy; STEM teacher professional preparation and professional development; and ethnogeology.

About ASU and SESE
For a number of years, ASU has been ranked #1 for innovation by US News and World Report. Spread across four main campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan region, it is the nation’s largest public university with about 103,000 students enrolled, including 30,000 online students. ASU has an inclusive and diverse student community reflective of the U.S. population. Read more about ASU at http://www.asu.edu and http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

SESE brings together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astronomy, geology, astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, geophysics, geochemistry, exploration systems design, and Earth and space science education. A central part of the SESE mission is to develop new technologies to enable scientific exploration and effective teaching and learning alike. SESE originated and hosts a number of STEM education and outreach programs with global reach, including the NASA Mars Education Program (mars.asu.edu), which enables students, teachers, and the public around the world to participate in Mars exploration; the Center for Education through Exploration (etx.asu.edu), which promotes STEM learning through exploration of the unknown by developing and deploying engaging and adaptive digital learning curricula and platforms (vft.asu.edu); and the Interplanetary Initiative, an interdisciplinary and multi-institution partnership to plan and realize a viable and sustainable future for humanity in space. SESE is also home to one of two ASU-based teams that are part of NASA’s Science Activation Collective (science.nasa.gov/learners), which is the cornerstone for education and outreach activities by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

SESE leads the NASA Psyche asteroid mission as well as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), Mars Odyssey THEMIS, and Mars 2020 rover Mastcam-Z imaging investigations, and recently led the NSF EarthScope Program. SESE is also a key participant in many other ongoing and future NASA missions, including Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lucy, OSIRIS-REx, Europa Clipper, and SPHEREx, other international deep space missions like Mars Express, JUICE, and EMIRS, as well as balloon-borne missions STO-2, GUSTO, BLAST-TNG, TIM, EXCLAIM, and ASTHROS. SESE researchers lead the Cubesat missions LunaH-Map and SPARCS and collaborate on the development of ground-based radio telescopes HERA, MWA, and OVRO-LWA. ASU astronomers and planetary scientists have significant experience using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) as well as ground-based instruments in the Arizona telescope system (to which we have access), including the Magellan telescopes in Chile and the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona. As well, ASU is a partner in the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) and playing significant roles in the development and planning for the James Webb Space Telescope All SESE faculty benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art technology-enabled classrooms and laboratories. Read more about SESE at https://sese.asu.edu.

Essential Duties
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant externally funded research program,
engage undergraduate and graduate students through effective teaching and mentoring, participate in
service to the University and profession, and build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond the School. The successful candidate will complement work by existing SESE faculty in developing new courses in science education and allied fields to offer to students at ASU and/or online; and in sharing the excitement, process, and results of scientific exploration and research with the local community and public.

Minimum Qualifications
● Doctorate in science education research; or a doctorate in astronomy, planetary science, geoscience,
physical science, cognitive science, statistics, or related field with a doctoral dissertation or
postdoctoral experience in DBER in astronomy, planetary science, and/or geoscience education or
related field by time of appointment.
● Experience in quantitative and qualitative methods of discipline-based STEM educational research
such as: statistical analysis, linear and structural equation modeling, ethnographic observation, and
instrument design and validation.
● Evidence of scholarly contributions in DBER in astronomy, planetary science, and/or geoscience
education; scholarship of teaching and learning; curriculum; assessment; and/or teacher professional
development.
● Demonstrated potential to establish an externally-funded research program.
● Demonstrated success or evidence to quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Desired Qualifications
● Bachelors or masters degree in a physical-science or natural-science or engineering discipline;
preferably astronomy, planetary science, or geoscience.
● Demonstrated success or evidence of commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student
populations and/or engaging diverse communities.
● Demonstrated success or evidence of commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration.
● Experience in curriculum, course, and/or degree development and evaluation.
● A research focus with the potential to advance the mission of the University.

To apply, please submit electronically the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/71949:

(1) a cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration,

(2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record,

(3) a research statement describing previous work, interests, and anticipated future plans (not to exceed three pages, plus references and figures),

(4) a teaching statement describing experience, interests, and philosophy (not to exceed two pages), and

(5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 20, 2020; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety
programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at
https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Three-Year Lecturer In Physics and Astronomy University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Posting Details
Title Information

Faculty Title
Lecturer I

Job Class Code
00050

FLSA
Exempt

Posting Number
FRGV0982

Working Title
Three-Year Lecturer In Physics and Astronomy

Number of Vacancies
2
Location
Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization
Division of Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
3 years

Tenure Status
Non Tenure Track

FTE
1.0

Scope of Job

Teaching lower and upper division undergraduate physics, astronomy and physical science courses including laboratories.

All faculty at UTRGV are required to exhibit a commitment to Teaching Excellence. Candidates must show experience and qualifications that meet SACS-COC and other departmental/college accreditation requirements.

Teaching: Faculty will be required to teach in a classroom, laboratory, seminar or clinical setting as assigned and appropriate. Given that UTRGV is a distributed university, faculty may be required to teach online, teach hybrid courses, or teach at different campuses. Faculty are expected to integrate next generation technology and customized learning to maximize student success.

Service: Service to the university community is an integral part of the faculty members’ responsibilities. In accordance with the UT System Regents’ Rules, faculty will perform curricular tasks auxiliary to teaching and research, e.g. serve on committees, attend to administrative and disciplinary tasks/functions, and foster intellectual curiosity and integrity in the student body; and use professional expertise to perform services that benefit society and the broader professional community.

Research: Although the primary focus of Lecturers will be in the areas of teaching and service, UTRGV encourages its entire faculty, including Lecturers, to engage in scholarship. Scholarly activities include presenting their work at professional meetings, publishing, and securing external funds to support their scholarship. Performance of other duties as assigned.

The department of Physics and Astronomy at UTRGV aspires to Tier I excellence in research, teaching and innovation to emerge as global leaders in experimental, theoretical and computational physics, and to serve the regional, state and national community through dissemination of education and active professional engagement.


Minimum Qualifications

• M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university;

• At least two years of teaching experience and has the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning;

• Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

• M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university;

• At least two years of teaching experience and has the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning;

• Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language.


Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral Degree in Physics or closely related field from an accredited university;

• Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment;

• Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


License or Certification Required?
No

Salary
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date
09/01/2020

EEO Statement
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. UTRGV promotes and ensures equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Our University is committed to complying with all government requirements and ensures nondiscrimination in our education programs and activities, including employment.

An eligible veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or an orphan of a veteran is entitled to preference in the selection process over other applicants who do not have greater qualifications. Further, we grant an employment preference to former foster youth who were in the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding the individual’s 18th birthday over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.

We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date
12/05/2019

Close Date
01/15/2020

Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.  Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Please Note Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Please Note
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

Quick Link
http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/23439

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Unofficial Transcripts
Curriculum Vitae
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest

Optional Documents
Resume
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Teaching Philosophy
Writing / Publication Sample
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3
Multi Media
Certifications and Licenses
Training Certificates
Other Document
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Unofficial Transcripts 2
Unofficial Transcripts 3

Assistant Teaching Professor

Location:
Worcester, MA
Category:
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted:
12/02/2019

JOB TITLE
Assistant Teaching Professor

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Physics Department

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to begin in the Fall of 2020. A successful candidate is expected to have continued appointments with opportunities for professional development and advancement in rank.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The ideal applicant should have a strong potential for excellence in teaching and will have the opportunity to teach a broad range of introductory and upper-level undergraduate physics courses as well as develop interdisciplinary courses that fit the candidate's expertise and compliment or expand our current programs at WPI. The candidate will also engage in mentoring students in WPI's signature Project Based Learning curriculum, develop outreach activities, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and participate in other activities in the department and throughout the WPI community. Candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Physics or a closely related area with teaching experience related to physics. The department's webpage can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/+physics.

WPI, founded in 1865, is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4500 and 2080 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for faculty who best combine research and teaching. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.
Applicants should submit:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Teaching experiences and plans
4) Contact information for at least three references

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the WPI academic communities. Questions can be addressed to the Department Head of Physics at dtpetkie@wpi.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting January 6, 2020.

FLSA STATUS
United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Teaching-Professor_R0000807

About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Human Resources
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fax:
508-831-5715
Online App. Form:

Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Physics

Institution:
Location:
Erie, PA
Category:
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted:
12/04/2019
Type:
Full-Time




Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer in Physics

Penn State Behrend invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position in Physics to begin fall 2020. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer (dependent upon level of degree achieved).

A Master of Science degree or higher in physics is required. Responsibilities include teaching lab-based upper-level and introductory undergraduate physics classes, commensurate with degree and experience; performing scholarly activity; advising and mentoring students; and service to the school and college.

After initial appointment, the position is renewable, contingent upon enrollment demands and job performance. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park.

With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science.

Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.

With your application, please upload four documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and teaching statement. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/92335

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Penn State Erie
Online App. Form:

Monday, December 2, 2019

Lecturer Position - University of New England (Maine)


Description: 
The Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track faculty position in physics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department offering programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Laboratory Sciences, as well as a minor in Biophysics.

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum)
• Contact information for three professional references who can specifically address potential for excellence in teaching . Candidates must arrange for references to send letters of recommendation to the search committee chair.
• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)

For more information, contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Stubbs, jstubbs@une.edu or (207) 602-2152.

Responsibilities:
The primary teaching responsibilities include a year-long general physics introductory sequence taught in a student-centered studio physics setting. The successful candidate may also teach advanced courses in biophysics or in their area(s) of specialization. The department teaches many life, health, and marine sciences majors and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics foundation of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluids and waves. The current studio physics instruction uses modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences” approach. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will participate in curriculum development; academic advising; program assessment; and service to the department, college and university.  

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Physics or a closely-related field is required by the time of appointment. Individuals with a Ph.D. in physics education research and/or experience or training in guided inquiry techniques, as well as experience teaching physics for life sciences students, are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in either biophysics or medical physics are desirable. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Lecturer position at the University of New England in beautiful southern Maine. The department is pro-PER and would welcome someone with a modeling background, an IPLS background, or both. 

For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Physics, please visit the department website at http://www.une.edu/cas/chemistry/programs.

Facilities and Equipment
The Department of Chemistry and Physics is located primarily in Morgane Hall which houses two state-of-the-art studio physics labs each with a capacity of 24 students. Each lab has eight stations – three students/computer, Vernier LabPro interfaces, a range of probes, and LoggerPro software.

Faculty
The Department of Chemistry and Physics has an energetic faculty actively engaged in teaching, program development, and undergraduate research. The department includes one tenured physics faculty position and two physics lecturers as well as seven tenure-track positions in chemistry and biochemistry, five chemistry lecturers, two laboratory assistants and a chemical hygiene officer / purchasing assistant. The physics faculty specializes in atomic force microscopy/nanotechnology and physics education research; current chemistry faculty members specialize in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic/medicinal chemistry, physical organic/photochemistry, and physical chemistry/computational chemistry.

Location
The University of New England is a private nonprofit comprehensive university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine, and Tangiers, Morocco. The Department of Chemistry and Physics is located on the Biddeford campus, approximately 30 minutes south of Portland. Biddeford’s waterfront campus provides easy access to city-based amenities, rocky coastline, sandy beaches, and nearby mountains, and Portland was recently named one of top 25 best places to live by U.S. News and World Report. Come join us on the beautiful coast of Maine!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Postdoc in Computational Science Education Research, Michigan State

Opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Science Education Research

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in STEM education to join Michigan State’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE; http://cmse.msu.edu/) to study introductory computational science courses.  The courses focus on teaching computational modeling, data analysis, and programming. The researcher would work in CMSE on projects related to understanding student learning and engagement in these courses as well as be able to pursue their own research interests as they pertain to computational science education. The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Devin W. Silvia and will have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Danny Caballero, Dr. Brian O’Shea, and others both inside and outside of CMSE. There may also be opportunities to mentor undergraduate students in projects related to this work.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with faculty to:
  • Gather and analyze data in classrooms of students working on computational activities,
  • Interview students and teachers about computational usage and experiences,
  • Conduct research using qualitative methods to determine how students approach their work on computational activities,
  • Mentor junior researchers (e.g. graduate students and undergraduates) in computational science education research,
  • Author articles for education research journals, and
  • Present research results at professional conferences.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in CMSE on projects that may extend beyond the direct responsibilities of this position.

The appointment is initially for one year, with the opportunity for a one-year extension based on performance. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline. A successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Some form of computational experience in their academic experience, research, or both,
  • A qualitative research background in some area (e.g., ethnography, case studies) using well-established qualitative methods (e.g., semi-structured interviews, video analysis), and
  • Prior work collaborating with and organizing a team around some project (teaching, research, and/or service).

An exceptional candidate will demonstrate one or more of the following:
  • Experience with computational science education research,
  • Coordinating data collection across multiple sites including managing video data,
  • Supervising junior collaborators on education research,
  • Working on a multi/interdisciplinary team,
  • A history of successful publications, and/or
  • An interest in issues surrounding (in)equity in computational science education.
Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of educational philosophy and experiences to careers.msu.edu (posting number #616041). In addition, applicants should provide the names of three (3) individuals from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2019, and will continue until the position has been filled. The starting date is negotiable with a preference toward candidates that are available in early 2020. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Devin Silvia (dsilvia@msu.edu), research advisor for this project.

We actively encourage applications from -- and welcome nominations of -- women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Assistant Lecturer, Physics

Location:
Biddeford, ME
Category:
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted:
11/22/2019
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Type:
Full-Time

The Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New England invites applications for a full-time, non tenure-track faculty position in physics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department offering programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Laboratory Sciences, as well as a minor in Biophysics.

The primary teaching responsibilities include a year-long general physics introductory sequence taught in a student-centered studio physics setting. The successful candidate may also teach advanced courses in biophysics or in their area(s) of specialization. The department teaches many life, health, and marine sciences majors and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics foundation of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, fluids and waves. The current studio physics instruction uses modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences” approach. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will participate in curriculum development; academic advising; program assessment; and service to the department, college and university.

A Master’s degree in Physics or a closely-related field is required by the time of appointment. Individuals with a Ph.D. in physics education research and/or experience or training in guided inquiry techniques, as well as experience teaching physics for life sciences students, are preferred. Applicants with backgrounds in either biophysics or medical physics are desirable. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about this position and/or to apply, please visit https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/6580 .

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Human Resources
University Of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
Online App. Form:
The University of New England is an EO/AA employer.