Sunday, September 24, 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biophysics - Claremont Colleges

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN PHYSICS
(BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS)
THE W.M. KECK SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF
CLAREMONT MCKENNA, PITZER, AND SCRIPPS COLLEGES

The W.M. Keck Science Department (www.kecksci.claremont.edu) of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College (three members of the 7-member Claremont Colleges Consortium) seeks to hire a professor of biological physics at the Assistant or Associate level starting July 2018. Our interdisciplinary department comprises scientists in biology, chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience, and physics (the physics discipline also oversees an active 3-2 pre-engineering program.)  We are a vibrant community of teacher-scholars who value an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and seek an exceptional individual with demonstrated excellence in scholarship and an enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral or other professional research experience, an experimental or computational physics research program that addresses questions relevant to biological systems, and the ability to teach a full spectrum of courses in physics.  The desire and capacity to actively engage undergraduates in research and to supervise senior-thesis research projects is essential.  Located in the charming town of Claremont, The Claremont Colleges are ideally situated within the dynamic Los Angeles metropolitan area (35 miles east of downtown LA), and are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside.

Please apply online at: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16025.
Upload (i) a cover letter describing your background, experience, and your interest in working in a liberal arts college environment, (ii) a c.v., (iii) a succinct statement outlining your research experience and plans (including how your research might engage undergraduates), (iv) a succinct statement outlining your teaching experience and interests, (v) a succinct diversity statement outlining your philosophy for fostering an educational environment that is inclusive of all students, and (vi) the names and e-mail addresses of four references (at least two of whom can address research and at least one of whom can address teaching). All named references will be automatically contacted and sent instructions for uploading their reference letters, though it is incumbent upon candidates to follow up with their letter writers to ensure letters have been sent.  Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.  Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Scot Gould at sgould@kecksci.claremont.edu.

The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and from members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics - Cal Poly, Pomona

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. We welcome applications from observers and theorists across the full range of specialties in astronomy and astrophysics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related discipline by August 2018. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in physics and astronomy. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to contribute, teach, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body. Previous teaching experience and evidence of independent scholarship is preferred.
The successful candidate will establish a research program involving undergraduate students. Astrophysical research areas of current faculty include star formation, the ISM, H II regions, massive stars, black holes, relativity, and astronomy education. The Department offers a wide range of courses in astronomy and astrophysics, including a new lab course in observational astronomy or computational astrophysics. Cal Poly Pomona is the lead institution for two programs aimed at increasing diversity in astronomy and physics, CAMPARE (www.cpp.edu/campare) and Cal-Bridge (www.cpp.edu/calbridge). The department also hosts the Milky Way Project citizen science initiative, one of the original 10 Zooniverse projects (www.milkywayproject.org). The department has a large, active, and diverse student body with close faculty–student interactions and a history of success in obtaining funding from NSF and other external sources.
More information can be found at http://www.cpp.edu/~sci/physics-astronomy/news-events/tenure-track-astronomy.shtml or by contacting the search chair, Dr. Matt Povich (mspovich[at]cpp.edu).

Saturday, September 23, 2017

FT at University of Utah

Professor of Educational Practice
Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Utah
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a career-line (non tenure-track) faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Lecturer). We seek a model educator to help us provide a world-class education for every undergraduate student. The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD or equivalent in physics, physics education, or a related field; 2) physics education research experience; 3) a commitment to equity in physics education and record of utilizing inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices; 4) experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to reform aspects of the undergraduate physics curriculum; and 5) excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. We seek a long-term colleague who will be fully integrated into our department and also affiliated with the Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME).
This position has four primary areas of responsibility. First, to be the instructor of record for between two and four courses per year depending on need, focusing primarily on introductory physics; there may be additional duties related to coordinating laboratory sections etc. with teaching anticipated to account for ~50% of total effort. Second, to work with other faculty to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of curriculum reforms (~25% effort). Depending on the interest and expertise of the candidate, possible projects might include integrating computation throughout the curriculum, reforming the introductory physics for life science majors sequence, developing integrated cross-disciplinary labs, developing online sections of strategically chosen courses, enhancing the professional development of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate learning assistants, etc. Third, to serve as a model and consultant for other faculty who want to utilize inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices in their courses (~15% effort). Finally, to work with CSME staff and faculty affiliates to help execute college-wide educational programs (~10% effort). While the successful candidate will not be expected to seek external funding or publish peer-reviewed papers, collaborative opportunities for such activities may be possible, provided they are synergistic with the above responsibilities.
This is an exciting time in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The University is experiencing large enrollment increases, resulting in a more diverse student body from a broader range of academic, geographic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and life-experience backgrounds. In addition, we are preparing for the opening of the Crocker Science Center in November 2017, a new integrated science facility, which will house state-of-the-art research facilities, teaching laboratories and classrooms. We seek a colleague committed to inclusive excellence who will make a lasting impact on our department and institution.
Details of appointment:
  • This is a 12-month, salaried (exempt) appointment within the career-line track which includes summer compensation. The career-line track does not include the possibility of tenure, but otherwise parallels the tenure track with various ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor). Career-line faculty are eligible to be PIs on grants, to serve on departmental, college, and university committees and in leadership roles, and to cast votes in most faculty meetings.
  • The initial appointment will be for two years and is renewable thereafter.
  • All career-line faculty are reviewed informally on an annual basis (like their tenure-track colleagues).
  • Career-line faculty can request a formal review for promotion to a higher rank within the career-line track at their discretion.
Application process and timeline:
Please upload the information described below using this link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/68890.  Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2017 and the posting will close on November 1, 2017.
  • Your complete academic curriculum vitae.
  • A teaching statement describing your educational philosophy and experience. This statement should describe your implementation of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices.
  • In lieu of a research statement, please upload a statement that describes how you would choose among possible reform projects, generate departmental buy-in, and/or assess the impact of changes to the curriculum.
  • Please arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted by the deadline.
Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.
 
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
For additional information, please contact Jordan Gerton, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Physics and Astronomy at jgerton@physics.utah.edu.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Computational Science Education Postdoc, University of Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Computing in Science Education

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available at The Center for Computing in Science Education, a Center for Excellence in Education the Department of Physics. The position will be for a period of 3 years. Starting date preferably no later than 01.01.2018.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.

The main purpose of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Job description/ Project description:

Center for Computing in Science Education (mn.uio.no/ccse) aims to renew science education by integrating the use of computing throughout the education. We will develop new learning material and approaches, build a culture for teaching and learning, involve students in development and research, and disseminate insights and methods. The ambition of the center is to become an international hub for the integration of computing in education.

To this center we seek a Postdoctoral fellow to perform research on establishing assessment tools for documenting how integration of computational methods in science impacts on students’ understanding, motivation and learning. Particular emphasis will be on assessment of computational understanding in physics, mathematics, and/or bioscience. The University of Oslo has internationally unique programs that integrate computational methods from the first semester across the science in mathematics, physics, and even bioscience, and therefore posts a unique environment for studying the effect of this integration. The candidate will work with a broad team of scientists and students with backgrounds in mathematics, the sciences and educational research.

Qualification requirements:

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

We seek candidates with a PhD in science education research who want to pursue a career in science education research with focus on computing in science education. The candidate must be motivated to work in a cross-disciplinary environment, and experience from teaching in higher education will be an advantage.

Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

A good command of English is required (written and oral).

We offer:

  • Salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
The application must include:
  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • A brief research plan (max 2 pages) that demonstrates how your background can be applied to the activity at the Center of Computing in Science Education, how you can contribute to the aims of the center, and how the Center’s activities can contribute to your professional development.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow this link to “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations:

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact persons:

Professor Anders Malthe-Sørenssen (malthe@fys.uio.no).
Professor Danny Caballero (caballero@fys.uio.no).

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Therese Ringvold, e-mail: therese.ringvold@mn.uio.no, phone: +47 22 85 16 06

Saturday, September 16, 2017

TT at Towson University

Assistant Professor, Science Education
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics FCSM-N-3102

Position:  The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Science Education position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August 2018.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction (or an equivalent degree) or physical, earth or space sciences and extensive experience in science education. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019.

Responsibilities:
Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach science content, field experience and methods courses for elementary and early childhood education majors, be involved in significant scholarly activity and provide service to the department.

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences:
The department (www.towson.edu/physics<http://www.towson.edu/physics>) is composed of four related disciplines: physics, astronomy, geosciences and science education. Two hallmarks of the department are providing meaningful undergraduate research opportunities and actively embracing the teacher-scholar model. Towson University is unique in that it is one of the few academic institutions nationwide to house a significant number of science education faculty in its content departments. The department has twenty-one faculty positions, including six science educators who focus on different levels (PreK-12) of teacher preparation. The department has two graduate programs, including a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrated STEM Education (PreK-6).

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of application begins October 20, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Electronic applications are required. Send a cover letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and research goals, and curriculum vitae in a single combined .pdf file to Dr. Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue at sciedsearch@towson.edu<mailto:sciedsearch@towson.edu>. In your cover letter, please highlight your science education experience at the PreK-6 level. Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters should be emailed directly to sciedsearch@towson.edu<mailto:sciedsearch@towson.edu> by the recommenders.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-3102.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

DBER Postdoc, University of Nebraska Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position in discipline-based education research. The associate will be involved in two multi-institutional projects supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Both projects aim at enhancing the experience of students in STEM courses through professional development and investigations of STEM faculty. Responsibilities associated with this position include:
·         helping to develop and facilitating professional development programs targeting STEM faculty
·         managing the collection and analyses of classroom observations and course artifacts
·         interviewing STEM faculty on topics related to their instructional practices
·         conducting statistical analyses on survey data collected from students enrolled in STEM courses
·         providing logistical support for project coordination

The associate will be co-mentored by Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences and Marilyne Stains from the Department of Chemistry.  

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree focused in STEM education or a STEM field by the start of the appointment.  Preferred applicants will have demonstrated  interests in education research, interactive teaching, faculty development, statistical analyses, and/or qualitative research.  The successful candidate will have excellent written communication skills evidenced through a record of scholarly publications and the ability to coordinate and manage projects with multiple data sources.

Initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of renewal.  Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three references who can provide letters of support upon request. All applicant materials should be uploaded at this website https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CwHX2u27psjkmF.  Application review will begin on Oct 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  The start date is flexible.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FT Instructor, CU-Boulder

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor position. The department has active groups in many sub-fields including physics education research. This is a non-tenure track position with a renewable contract. The department seeks a person with a physics Ph.D. who is interested in teaching a wide range of undergraduate physics courses including large lower-division courses.

In addition to classroom and laboratory teaching, the successful candidate will provide logistical support and training for other faculty members, and will be an active participant in a vigorous on-going curriculum development program. At least 4 months of experience teaching university-level physics as the primary course instructor is required, which may have been obtained during doctoral studies.

Candidates should apply electronically to job #11100 at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=11100&lang=en or by going towww.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number #11100. Questions should be submitted to physinst@colorado.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado Boulder Physics Department is ranked among the top ten physics departments at public universities and among top 20 universities overall for graduate-level physics programs by the National Research Council. The department includes 53 tenured and tenure-track faculty performing cutting-edge research. In addition, the department is associated with several institutes and nearby national labs, offering world-class facilities.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Programs Manager for the Education and Diversity Department, American Physical Society

http://www.aps.org/about/jobs/educdiv-manager.cfm

The American Physical Society (APS), a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, seeks a Programs Manager for the Education and Diversity Department. This position is based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line). The Education & Diversity Programs Manager will manage significant aspects of the National Mentoring Community, as well as manage other department programs that advance education and diversity in the physics community.

Essential Functions

Manage education and diversity programs with national scope and impact
Develop project assessments and analyze data to inform future activities
Develop and manage project budgets
Write project reports to inform funders and other stakeholders
Assist with grant writing to expand department programs
Organize meetings, workshops and conferences on topics in physics education and diversity
Become familiar with relevant peer-reviewed literature to inform project components
Attend APS and other meetings to represent department programs and give presentations
Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. (preferred) or Masters in physics or similar field.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of program management experience or equivalent is required, including experience in organizing events, speaking with and to large groups of scientific professionals, writing complex reports and promotional materials, and managing budgets. Experience with diversity programming desired. Supervisory experience preferred. Experience with writing proposals desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

General Skills: Excellent writing and oral communication skills required. Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills needed. Must have ability to take initiative and proactively identify and respond to critical issues as they arise. Must be able to work independently with little supervision. Needs to be familiar with basic principles of project management and their application to education and diversity programs. Ability to manage a portfolio of several projects simultaneously and prioritize work is essential. Must be able to travel several times each year.

People skills: Must demonstrate a collaborative style to engage APS members in advancing Education and Diversity issues and build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders. Ability to facilitate effective meetings is essential. Needs to employ principles of effective delegation when assigning work to team members. Must be effective in managing up and identifying and bringing forward issues that require the attention of a supervisor or project director. Needs to be sensitive to the reactions of others and offer appropriate responses, such that others feel their perspectives are heard and taken into account. Must have ability to resolve conflicts constructively.

To apply, send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to the attention of Human Resources via e-mail: personnel@aps.org.

APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

TT at Mercer University

Responsibilities
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.

Qualifications
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 https://www.mercerjobs.com 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 balduz_jl@mercer.edu. 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: http://www.mercer.edu or http://cla.mercer.edu/physics/.

For inquiries only, please email the search committee chair at balduz_jl@mercer.edu.

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
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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 PI99369522

TT at Colorado State University-Pueblo

The Department of Mathematics and Physics is part of the College of Science and Mathematics which offers four undergraduate programs and a Master's of Science program. There are 19 full time faculty members in the department, 12 holding Ph.D.'s, and the rest at master's level, plus several adjunct instructors. The course offerings in the College reflect the mission of the University by integrating small class size, independent work with faculty and applied activities. The goals of the physics program are to:
  1. supply students with the necessary background to successfully pursue graduate study towards a professional career in physics, astronomy or a related field;
  2. prepare students to enter technical positions in government or industry;
  3. provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain Colorado Department of Education Certification as a science teacher of physics or physical science.
This tenure track, nine month per year position at the assistant professor level provides teaching, scholarship, advising and service to the physics program in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Summer teaching may be available as a supplement.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

Primary Duties
  • Teach baccalaureate physics majors courses, physics service courses, and possibly master's level courses in the physics program in accordance with program needs and as assigned. This includes preparing and presenting course materials; administering appropriate tests; evaluating student outcomes; selecting and ordering texts; preparing, administering and grading assignments; assigning final grades; and holding at least five regular office hours each semester. Mentor and advise students in special studies and projects. Participate actively in the program assessment, improvement and curriculum development activities of the Department.
  • Sustain a productive program of scholarly activity appropriate to an undergraduate teaching department, which contributes to the faculty member's professional growth, and to Department quality and standing. This includes activities in the discipline such as basic and applied research, high quality publications and presentations, grant writing and funded projects, professional consulting, and the use of scholarship to enhance the curriculum and provide research and internship opportunities for students. Activities recognized as scholarship must involve peer evaluation and dissemination.
  • Perform service duties contributing to the self-governance and improvement of the Department, the College, the University, and professional societies within the discipline. Engage in activities such as student recruitment, formal and informal student advising, and alumni and community relations. Participate in assigned and selected campus meetings, University, college and department committees, University functions, and other service duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in physics
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching in undergraduate Physics courses including labs
  • Ability and commitment to contribute strongly to current departmental curricular needs, such as mentoring and recruiting undergraduate physics students, and laboratory activity and improvement
  • Ability and background to teach beginning astronomy
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to motivate, educate and mentor students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds similar to that of Colorado State University-Pueblo, in major's courses and service courses in physics
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

CSU-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse populations of over 100,000 people. The University is dedicated to having a multi-cultural campus and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000 students in twenty-eight graduate programs with approximately 510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards, increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including the teaching/ learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo - a large reservoir for sailing and boating - and a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and cyclists. The city is within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and skiing.

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references including contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with exception to their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

This position is contingent on available funding.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

In compliance with the Clery Act 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety/index.html.

FT at North Central State College

North Central State College is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month Physics Faculty member. The position will begin Spring Semester 2017 (January 16, 2018).

Essential duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintains minimum of 15 credit/18 contact hours of classroom, clinical and/or laboratory instruction per term and reflects a 40-hour workweek.
  • Meets with all classes as scheduled and provides the full component of instruction.
  • Provides appropriate assistance and supervision to students in all classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Delivers instruction based on the learning objectives and course outcomes found in the official College syllabus.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate course materials to be distributed to students.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in the faculty member's discipline and in teaching strategies.
  • Holds at least four (4) office hours per week for student consultation and advisement.
  • Maintains accurate academic records for all students.
  • Maintains accurate attendance records for all students.
  • Reports attendance information, midterm deficiencies, and final term grade to the Student Records Office in the manner and by the dates specified.
  • Operates within the organizational structure and policies of the College.
  • Attends departmental, divisional, and professional development meetings and other College activities as required.
  • Attends graduation ceremonies and assists as requested.
  • Assists the divisional Dean, Assistant Dean, Program Director and/or Program Coordinator in maintaining an inventory of appropriate educational supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and safety rules in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Maintains security of College property.
  • Serves on College committees.
  • Performs community service including serving on and working with community organizations, area agencies, and /or advisory committees.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping, safety, and security in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Assists in maintaining appropriate educational supplies and equipment classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Maintains professional relationships with students, peers, and staff to promote competence, education, and training related to program.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Physics or related degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of Physics coursework.
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
Please express your interest in this position by submitting a letter of application and resume to:

NORTH CENTRAL STATE COLLEGE
Attention: Human Resources
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906

You may also apply online at: www.ncstatecollege.edu Click on Info For then Job Seekers

Resumes will be reviewed beginning 10/2/17 and until filled.

North Central State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution. We value campus diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives. We particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.
 is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month Physics Faculty member. The position will begin Spring Semester 2017 (January 16, 2018).

Essential duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintains minimum of 15 credit/18 contact hours of classroom, clinical and/or laboratory instruction per term and reflects a 40-hour workweek.
  • Meets with all classes as scheduled and provides the full component of instruction.
  • Provides appropriate assistance and supervision to students in all classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Delivers instruction based on the learning objectives and course outcomes found in the official College syllabus.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate course materials to be distributed to students.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in the faculty member's discipline and in teaching strategies.
  • Holds at least four (4) office hours per week for student consultation and advisement.
  • Maintains accurate academic records for all students.
  • Maintains accurate attendance records for all students.
  • Reports attendance information, midterm deficiencies, and final term grade to the Student Records Office in the manner and by the dates specified.
  • Operates within the organizational structure and policies of the College.
  • Attends departmental, divisional, and professional development meetings and other College activities as required.
  • Attends graduation ceremonies and assists as requested.
  • Assists the divisional Dean, Assistant Dean, Program Director and/or Program Coordinator in maintaining an inventory of appropriate educational supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and safety rules in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Maintains security of College property.
  • Serves on College committees.
  • Performs community service including serving on and working with community organizations, area agencies, and /or advisory committees.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping, safety, and security in classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Assists in maintaining appropriate educational supplies and equipment classrooms, clinicals and/or laboratories.
  • Maintains professional relationships with students, peers, and staff to promote competence, education, and training related to program.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Physics or related degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of Physics coursework.
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
Please express your interest in this position by submitting a letter of application and resume to:

NORTH CENTRAL STATE COLLEGE
Attention: Human Resources
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906

You may also apply online at: www.ncstatecollege.edu Click on Info For then Job Seekers

Resumes will be reviewed beginning 10/2/17 and until filled.

North Central State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution. We value campus diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives. We particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

FT at Cornell University [Reposted]

https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_LSC-Physics-Lecturer_WDR-00010642-8

LSC Physics Lecturer

LSC Physics Lecturer

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) is the central academic support unit for all undergraduates at Cornell University. Through program offerings that encourage students to develop effective approaches to mastering the academic rigors of Cornell, the LSC strives actively to engage students in the learning process and support their efforts to become more successful and independent learners. We are committed to addressing the emerging needs of Cornell’s diverse student body – in order that all students meet and exceed Cornell University’s high academic standards. Last year, more than 10,000 student-visits were made to LSC office hours, tutorials, consultations, and workshops, and more than 1,400 students participated in LSC courses.
  
The Learning Strategies Center at Cornell University seeks an experienced instructor to teach active-learning based courses designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in introductory physics courses, organize and run the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTAs) and tutor program and to develop, and implement peer-led learning support. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in effective classroom pedagogies to foster problem solving abilities of students and to encourage them to be independent and efficient learners, develop materials to guide student learning, and be able to work with students in office hours. The candidate will also have experience training, managing, and mentoring undergraduates to provide peer-led learning support. The candidate will contribute to the assessment of the courses they teach and of the peer-led learning support programs. The candidate will be responsive to the ongoing development of alternatives that will continue to provide support for emerging student needs.
This is a three-year renewable 9-month academic appointment beginning in Spring ’18 ideal .
Responsibilities
As a member of the Learning Strategies Center, the candidate is expected to participate in LSC meetings and meet regularly with the Director of the LSC.
Teaching
  • Teach LSC’s Physics 1012 and Physics 1013 course in Fall and Spring semesters. These are 1 cr supplemental problem solving course for Physics 1112 (Mechanics) and Physics 2213 (Electricity and Magnetism).  Emphasis is on development a deep understanding of basic concepts in Electricity & Magnetism through solving problems and exploring at real life applications and helping students develop effective learning strategies.
  • Attend Physics 1112/2213 (parent courses) lectures to become knowledgeable in content, concepts, and approaches, as well as the specific learning outcomes and topics for each class.
  • Develop activities and materials for weekly sections that enhance conceptual learning of topics covered and problem solving in Phys1112/2213 to help students succeed.
  • Include in the support course transferable skills that incorporate successful strategies for the deep learning of physics, such as critical thinking and reading, effective note-taking, prelim preparation, stress reduction, time-management, and procrastination reduction.
  • Promote the ability of students to learn in groups and independently.
  • Offer at least 7 regular office hours per week.
  • Provide feedback on students’ academic progress.
  • In collaboration with the LSC Director, assess the effectiveness of Physics 1012/3 in fostering student learning and success.
  • Submit reports on student use of supplemental course support and recommendations for future support.
Peer-led learning support
  • Be familiar with course offerings and content in the introductory physics courses.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and run a general “Physics Learning Center” in the afternoons and evenings Sunday through Thursday with tutors/experienced UTAs. The Learning Center would be open to students in all physics courses.
  • Evaluate the needs of the physics courses supported by UTAs for staffing determination.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire UTAs.
  • Coordinate/schedule UTA assignments in discussion sections, labs, classes, and study halls for physics courses.
  • Meet regularly with UTAs to discuss effective teaching and facilitation strategies and other topics as needed. Coordinate student peer-observations of their facilitation.
  • Review and revise the current UTA program.
  • In collaboration with the LSC Director, assess the effectiveness and impact of the peer-led learning support.
  • Submit reports on student use of peer-led learning support and recommendations for future support.
On-going needs & communication
  • Collaborate with the LSC Director and the Physics Department to determine if there are alternatives to current courses or LSC support that would allow for more individualized preparation for and support of success in physics courses. Develop, implement, and assess new approaches as necessary.
  • Regularly reach out to faculty in Physics to increase awareness of LSC support for students in their courses. Develop strategies, in consultation with Physics faculty, to communicate LSC support to students.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:
  • An advanced degree in physics or in teaching physics; PhD preferred.
  • Two to four years of experience teaching college-level physics.
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogies and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting academic achievement of diverse students.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervisor and to have a team-oriented approach to student learning.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and coordination skills
  • Experience in curricular development and assessment preferred.
Application Requirements
  • CV
  • General letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
In addition, applicants may be asked to provide names and contact information of three people able to provide information on the applicant’s teaching and her/his ability to work with diverse students.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Background check may be required.
To be considered for this position, please direct the materials above to Jennie Babcock at jks95@cornell.edu
Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. WE are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
2017-04-25-07:00


FT Renewable Physics Education Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma [Updated]

Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
Renewable Term Assistant Professor
Information and Application: http://apply.interfolio.com/43378

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Renewable Term Assistant Professor in physics education to join our faculty members in continuing efforts to improve our undergraduate students’ learning and implementing evidence-based practices in teaching. This position will start January 1, 2018, or as soon after that date as it is filled.

The primary aspects of this position are to teach four courses per year, manage and enhance the teaching resources available to our faculty, and supervise graduate students running introductory laboratories. The person in this position will also work with interested department members to improve their individual courses and provide expertise in departmental curriculum reform. The successful candidate is expected to remain current in the results of physics education research. Engaging in research activities is an option, based on the interests of the candidate.

Qualifications
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy, physics education, astronomy education, or a closely related field by December 31, 2017. Candidates should have an excellent record of physics and/or astronomy instruction, demonstrated interest in instructional effectiveness, and experience in curricular development at the undergraduate level.

The position includes a five-year review based on goals set in the job description, and determined by the department chair and the successful candidate. Promotion to higher rank is possible.

Application and Deadline Information
Interested individuals should apply by going to http://apply.interfolio.com/43378, The application should include: a cover letter describing their interest in this position, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching experience and goals, and a summary of research accomplishments. The teaching and research statements should be a total of 8 pages or less combined. Candidates should also request three letters of recommendation be submitted thru the application web site.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible; application review will begin October 15, 2017.

For more information about the department, visit http://physics.ou.edu. Requests for more information can be addressed to Dr. Bruce Mason, head of the search committee, at bmason@ou.edu. The position will remain open until filled.


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

TT, Ithaca College, NY

https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/12085

Vacancy ID F2062
Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS
Department Physics and Astronomy
School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Full time-Regular
Academic Year 2018-2019
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE)
Position/Job Summary
The Ithaca College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-eligible assistant professor to begin August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will embrace our commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising, will establish an active on-campus experimental research program with significant undergraduate student involvement, and will contribute to the operation and improvement of the department, school, and college.

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to delivering student-centered research-based pedagogy. Candidates should be familiar or have experience with active-learning techniques and be willing to implement them in the classroom. Strong candidates will be comfortable teaching across the required physics curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program – conducting experiments in a laboratory located on the Ithaca College campus – and to advise undergraduate research students, including advising multi-semester senior thesis projects. Candidates with expertise in all areas of experimental physics, applied physics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering will be considered. Special consideration will be given to candidates with the ability to advise electronics or instrumentation projects.

Ithaca College is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution, and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Applicants who can contribute to this diversity through their teaching, research, or service are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position/Job Qualifications
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in physics, applied physics, mechanical or electrical engineering, or a closely related field of applied physics by August 1, 2018. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level as a teaching assistant or as teacher of record is expected.

EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach a letter of application describing their fit to the advertised position, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a description of research plans that details how undergraduate students will be integrated in research. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of references for candidates who are invited to the second round of the application process. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon confirmation that the candidate wishes to move forward with their application.

Applications are not complete until all application materials are received. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by October 16, 2017.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position
Department description
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a vibrant community that values active and collaborative learning, meaningful student involvement with faculty in innovative research, and participation of all members of the community in activities of the department and college.

The department recently expanded to include nine full-time faculty and two full time staff (an administrative assistant and equipment/laboratory specialist). The faculty maintain a close relationship with our approximately sixty undergraduate majors and minors through small classes, student involvement in research, one-on-one academic advising, and department activities. Our faculty also teach in the college’s Integrative Core Curriculum (general liberal arts education) and provide several courses to satisfy requirements for other major programs (e.g., physical therapy, chemistry). Visit us online to learn more: https://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/physics/

College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu

FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).