Friday, October 24, 2014

TT in PER (Physics Education Research) at Univ of Central Florida

Position Description: The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015. We seek candidates with experience in Physics Education Research.
The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.
UCF is a leading, fast growing, metropolitan research university with about 60,000 students. The Department of Physics currently has 40 faculty members, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has recently moved into a state-of-the-art research building. Research programs include condensed matter physics, surface physics, nanoscience, soft condensed matter, planetary science, biological physics, atomic and optical physics, quantum information processing, and physics education. Pedagogical reforms are already underway, facilitated by grants from PhysTEC (Comprehensive site) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the acquisition of a large studio classroom. There are opportunities to benefit from a synergy with activities in the College of Education, iSTEM (a new interdisciplinary initiative to recruit students into STEM disciplines), and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Position# 34019
Position Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in Physics or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by the time of hire, and a substantial record of independent, well regarded research.
Additional Application Materials Required:
To apply, applicants must complete the online application on The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), summary of research and teaching portfolio, and a list of three (3) references with contact information.
Questions regarding this search can be directed via email to with the subject line: Physics Education Research Position.
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

TT in Science Education, Univ of Pittsburgh PA

School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
 POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Science Education.  Full-time, tenure stream position based on an eight-month academic year with summer session teaching opportunities available. This position begins August 2015.
 DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh invites applicants for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Science Education. Responsibilities of the position include pursuing a productive research program, including seeking external funding and producing scholarly publications; teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse student body in our graduate teacher education and doctoral programs; and serving on school and university committees.  Ideal candidates will have a capacity to work in partnership with a diverse community and contribute to the collaborative strengths of our school, evident in the Learning Policy Center ( and the Center for Urban Education (  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Science Education or a related field; a strong commitment to the initial preparation and continued professional development of primary, middle grades, or secondary science teachers; and the potential to establish a distinguished record of research in an area related to the teaching and learning of science.  Other desired qualities include a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the primary, middle or secondary levels; interest in urban education; experience with technological tools for science instruction; and interest in the history and philosophy of science education.
 APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested applicants should submit (a) a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the position, their professional research interests, and their teaching experiences/pedagogical approaches; (b) a curriculum vita; (c ) two samples of written scholarship; and (d) three letters of recommendation through the online system at The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation.  Alternatively, recommenders can be instructed to email the letters directly to  If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to:  Science Education Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
 For inquiries, please contact Dr. Ellice Ann Forman, Science Education Search Committee Chair, at Review of candidates will begin on December 10, 2014, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

TT at Central College, Iowa

QUALIFICATIONS AND TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD may apply) in Physics with graduate work in Mechanical Engineering (or a related area) and strong teaching skills. The successful candidate will be expected to teach standard undergraduate physics courses at introductory and advanced levels (including laboratories), courses serving non-science students, and introductory engineering courses (Engineering Graphics, Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials). Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Additionally, candidates will be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, advising and mentoring of students, and engaging in scholarship and service that contributes to the institution and profession.  

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS: Central’s physics department currently offers a major and a minor in physics and participates in a dual-degree pre-engineering program. The department is comprised of dynamic and dedicated faculty who work collegially with each other and students to support teaching and learning. Students benefit from the one-on-one attention provided by faculty devoted to teaching and working with students. The physics program at Central College prepares students for industrial jobs, graduate school and research, teaching, engineering jobs and other technical areas. The department graduates an average of nine majors annually. Many continue directly to graduate school to study engineering on the graduate level at various universities across the nation. 84% of physics graduates enter graduate school within one year of leaving Central College; 95% are admitted into their first or second choice graduate school. The department is housed in a modern natural science facility, which is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and also includes the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. An 11-inch reflector telescope is located in a nearby observatory. For more information please visit our website at
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for this position please visit Review of applications will begin on 7 November and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials online:
  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position and the College
  2. an updated curriculum vita
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this tenure-line faculty appointment at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

FT at U Tulsa, OK

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA Department of Physics and Engineering Physics The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Tulsa ( invites applications for an Instructor/Applied Assistant Professor position. The position is a 10-month non-tenure-track continuing faculty appointment. A Ph.D. in physics or engineering physics is preferred, but related fields and ABD will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics courses and related laboratories and may include advanced courses depending on departmental needs. An interest in mentoring undergraduate research projects will be a plus. The department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Physics and Engineering Physics and a doctoral degree in Physics. Candidates should electronically send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, together with the names and addresses of at least three references to Dr. George P. Miller ( Screening of the candidates will begin Dec 31st and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is a privately endowed doctoral granting university of approximately 4,500 students located in a metropolitan population of 960,000. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Disabled/Veteran.

Assessment Specialist I, Physics

ETS (Educational Testing Service), is a global non-profit organization, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development.
We are currently seeking an Assessment Specialist in Physics with these responsibilties:
  • Develop Physics tests.
  • Write, review, and revise test questions.
  • Assemble tests or pools of questions to meet specifications.
  • Work independently and as part of a team; must work with outside experts in physics.
  • Assemble tests, review assembled tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers.
  • Devise strategies for improving outside item writer results, develop item writer training materials: plan and lead item writer training meetings, & monitor work with outside item writers.
  • Edit and review questions acquired from teacher consultants: gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items: evaluate question acceptability after testing.
  • Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing statistical analysis results.
  • Manage item evaluation process for one or more programs, use feedback from committee meetings and departmental staff to improve item quality for a program, & make recommendation on scoring problem items.
  • Participate in physics constructed-response scoring activities, working closely with faculty consultants in areas of specialty.
  • Plan, manage, and direct test development activities, possibly as a member of a Test Creation Team.
  • Respond to inquiries from examinees, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field: give presentations and serve as liaison to the academic community in science, science education, and statistics.
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
  • Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials: participate in teacher training activities.
  • Serve on developmental teams, committees, corporate task forces and renewal teams, as requested.
  • Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services. Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.
  • Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.

A Master's degree in Secondary Science Education or Physics, is required.

Three years of professional experience including experience teaching physics at the high school or college level. Experience in test development, educational measurement, or applied statistics a plus.
Apply at:

With more than 3,400 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Equal Opportunity Employer

Hillsdale College TT Faculty Position

Applications are invited for a tenure track assistant professor position which starts August 2015.  A commitment to teaching of undergraduate non-majors and physics majors is essential.  A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required.  Hillsdale College, is a private, well-endowed, co-educational, liberal arts school of 1450 students.  It is located on a 200 acre site in a beautiful, small Michigan town.  The physics department is well equipped and has 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space.  Salary is competitive with similar schools.  Candidates should also submit statements on their teaching philosophy, plans for undergraduate research, and professional goals.  Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College's Mission Statement ( and include in their letters a detailed response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.  Copies of college and graduate school transcripts should be submitted.  Three letters of reference are required.  Electronic submissions welcome.  More information can be found at:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI  49242,, (517) 437-7341 X2390, Fax (517) 607-2252.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kenneth Hayes, Physics Dept. Chair,, 517-607-2385.

FT at Indiana University East

IU East At A Glance
Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees and selected master's degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.
Job Description
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty position for Physics, commencing August 1, 2015. Candidates for all full-time faculty positions must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide ongoing support for student success, in and out of the classroom. Online delivery of programs is an increasingly important aspect of IU East enrollment strategy. Candidates for tenure-track positions must also have an interest in building a sustainable program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity.
This position is for the academic year, long-term lecturer position.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Teach introductory physics courses. In addition to a two-semester introductory physics course (with laboratory), which supports science and technology programs and general education requirements, teaching responsibilities may include other physics, chemistry and/or related courses compatible with interests and background.
  • Responsibilities also include student advising and campus service as an expectation; interacting with a diverse student and faculty community.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please feel free to watch the customized video showing the array of benefit plans and options offered to employees. Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Physics or related area is required for lecturer position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and student success is essential.
To Apply
Please send a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, as email attachments, preferably as MS Word or pdf documents to Please limit submissions to requested materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FT at Portland CC, Oregon

Instructor, Physics
Portland Community College
Job Summary
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) probationary faculty position commencing September 2015. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments. Initial assignment will be at the Southeast Campus.
  • This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.
  • Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
  • As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
  • Instruct students in Physics, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty; assess student performance in these courses.
  • Attend and participate in college-wide, campus/center division, department, and program meetings and activities.
  • Serve on Subject Area Curriculum Committees and/or such other College committees as may be assigned.
  • Assist in the recruitment of students.
  • Provide registration, advising, and guidance assistance to students.
  • Provide professional assistance to staff and students.
  • Provide information and assistance on College operations as may be requested.
  • Compile and/or research data as may be assigned.
  • Provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Maintain College safety standards in their work areas; ensure that students are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices.
  • Comply with published College Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as provided in Faculty Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
  • Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.
Master's degree in physics
Master's degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in physics;
The Physics SAC has established the following disciplines to be considered approved "related areas":
Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.)
Math or any science other than physics
Math education
Physics (or other science) education
Secondary science education
Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Ability to teach physical science (non-major), physics, calculus-based physics lectures and laboratories; and math through calculus and differential equations as needed by the division
  2. Demonstrated ability to engage in collegial activities in the department, division, campus and district committees, projects, professional development activities, etc.;
  3. Demonstrated willingness to actively pursue new opportunities to expand Physics in the areas of STEM literacy and other potential growth areas;
  4. Ability to develop and teach online and/or hybrid courses using best practices;
  5. Experience with a range of instructional methods designed to support active student engagement in lecture and lab environments
  6. Ability to assess, revise, and develop individual courses as well as curriculum;
  7. Ability to learn and teach new courses and technologies.
Position Status
Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Instructor or Assistant Professor - Physics

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Queensborough Community College offers a unique opportunity for research involving undergraduates in a community college setting and is an NSF sponsored REU physics site (the first at a community college). Among the active areas of research are astronomy, biophysics, imaging and physics education. The Physics Department co-sponsors the A.S. in Engineering Science and the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science). For more information see
Teach courses in physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy. Mentor and advise students; work with the department in the evaluation, implementation and assessment of courses and pedagogy. Participate in Departmental and College activities including committees, curriculum development and preparation of grants. Continued scholarly activities and publications are required for tenure and promotion. Successful candidate may be required to teach some night and possibly Saturday classes.
For Assistant Professor: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Ph.D. in physics or related area for Assistant Professor; teaching experience, preferably at the college level; and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. Ability to establish a research program with student participation.
For Instructor: Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.
Applicants must submit:
  • A plan on how they will implement the results of physics education research in their teaching and
  • A research plan that either involves students with research or is for physics education research.
  • A CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
November 17, 2014. Review of resumes will start October 2, 2014.
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Physics (Multiple Positions)
Job ID: 11458
Location: Queensborough CC
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Tenured/Full Prof in Science Education at Texas A&M - College Station

Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture
Associate/Full Professor Faculty Position in Science Education

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture is seeking a tenure track Associate/Full Professor of science education in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.  The candidate must have earned a doctorate in an appropriate field with specialization in science education. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining an active funding and research agenda in science education of national/international prominence; developing university collaborative partnerships with scientists and/or engineers; advising and mentoring graduate students, including chairing and serving on doctoral committees; securing external funds; assuming leadership at departmental, college, and university levels; and teaching science education and curriculum and instruction courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. This is a nine-month appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications are being accepted. A review of applications will begin on November 15 for employment beginning Fall 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to one of the two co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Carol Stuessy ( or Dr. Bugrahan Yalvac ( Please send electronic copies of the letter of application or nomination, curriculum vitae, two sample articles, and names and contact information of three references to Ms. Tammy Reynolds, email:

Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a climate that affirms diversity of both persons and views, including differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability; veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 
Physics and Astronomy Department 

The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for two probationary tenure-track faculty positions in physics at the Assistant Professor level. The positions will start August 24, 2015. 

A PhD in physics or a closely related field (astrophysics, materials science, electrical engineering, etc.) is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish a research program involving undergraduates is required. The ability to bring diverse cultural and ethnic experiences and perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities may be considered an asset. 

We also seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us as we develop and implement an innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core program in fall 2016. 

Instructional responsibilities typically include one lower division course (with labs) and one upper division course each semester. Faculty are expected to establish and maintain research programs involving undergraduate students. Advising responsibilities include advising students in our programs. Faculty members are expected to provide service through committee work and outreach activities. 


The Department of Physics and Astronomy is composed of 13 faculty, a program assistant, and an instrumentation specialist. The department graduates 20-25 majors per year. The department strives to provide quality undergraduate education to students with a variety of educational goals. Areas of active research in the department include materials science, surface science, atomic physics, computational physics, and astronomy. The departmental research equipment includes a 24-inch reflecting telescope with CCD camera, a large optics table, a high speed digital camera, a variety of high vacuum sputtering equipment, and wood and metal shops. The department is strongly linked to the interdisciplinary Materials Science Center with a large array of materials characterization instrumentation, including a Raman spectrometer, tensile tester, nanoindenter, 200 keV TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, STM, SAN, HR-ICPMS and MBE chamber. The department also has access to a high performance supercomputer cluster with 2 GPU nodes, 1 head node, and 8 computing nodes. 

UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. 

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

You must apply online at Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link: Physics and Astronomy: Assistant Professor (2 tenure track positions). Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Be sure to include only the following in PDF format (preferably in a single pdf format file):
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests and experience
  • Statement of research plans including involvement of undergraduate students
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application but official copies will be required before the position is offered).
  • Applicants will also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the recommender to
If you have application questions, contact: 
Dr. Lyle Ford, Chair | 715-836-5046 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by the priority date of December 15, 2014. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. 

UWEC is an AA/EEO employer. To learn more, visit our Web site:

Open Position: Assistant Professor in Science Education-The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in science education.

Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Teacher Education (3-2 or 2-3 teaching load in science education and general education); advising undergraduate and graduate students; conducting original research; writing scholarly works for publication; pursuing external grant funding to support project and research activity; supervising practicum students including professional interns; participating in school, college, and university service; advising student professional organizations; participating in program development, recruitment, and continuing accreditation activities (NCATE/CAEP); working with regional science education programs; and being actively involved in professional organizations. We seek a candidate who is committed to the region, the College’s core values, and the Department’s goals.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in science education or related field (ABD will be considered; must have EdD or PhD by 8/20/2015). Teaching experience at the K–12 level, highly preferred in grades 7-12. Proficiency in teaching with technology. Record of state and national conference presentations. Promising record of scholarship. Ability to design and offer professional development opportunities supporting STEM and other state and federal science education initiatives. Willingness to initiate efforts that result in program improvements and that attract new students. Disposed to working with faculty and students across program areas, departments, and campuses. Willingness to serve the profession.

About Ohio University and The Patton College of Education
Ohio University is a doctoral-granting research university, categorized as a RU/H: Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the historic Northwest Territory and the first in the state of Ohio. A comprehensive, national university, it offers both distinctive, high quality undergraduate education and excellent, focused graduate education. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Athens’s natural beauty provides a picturesque setting for a classic college town that boasts a vibrant community of 21,000. The Patton College has four core values: (a) preparing ethical and reflective leader-educators and human service professionals, (b) lifelong learning, (c) change agency, and (d) diversity. Faculty in the Patton College are expected to conduct scholarship at a level commensurate with a research-intensive university, embrace a clinical model of instruction through engagement in field work and professional internships and all that such work entails, be innovative with regard to instructional formats (e.g., online instruction, regional campus cohorts, usage of course-management systems, and evening and weekend instruction), and partner with our P-12 colleagues in the design and implementation of professional development opportunities. At its core, the College is committed to serving a diverse student population that includes international and nontraditional students and to providing service to the region through collaboration. The Patton College serves approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. The College has a proud history, spanning 125 years. Our influence is felt both locally and globally. Ours is the first public teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the College employs more than 80 faculty members, who continue to have a profound impact on education in our region, the state, and the nation. The Department of Teacher Education includes 30 faculty members who serve more than 1,400 Bachelor’s, 160 Master’s, and 40 doctoral students on the Athens campus in a full range of licensure, endorsement, and advanced programs. An additional 600 undergraduates in two- and four-year programs enroll on the five regional campuses of Ohio University. The Department engages with the Center for Professional Development School Partnerships, the Child Development Center, the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools, the South East Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, and the Stevens Literacy Center. Science education within the Department cuts across early childhood, middle school, and adolescent to young adult licensure as well as advanced programs. Faculty members in the Department maintain productive programs of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Application Details:
To view posting details and apply online please use this link:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Assistant Professor in Elementary Science-University of California, Davis

Apply online by submitting a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest, professional references, and other requested information.
Review of applications begins October 3, 2014. Next review date is October 24, 2014. Position is open until filled.

Position Responsibilities 

We seek a colleague, at the Assistant Professor rank, who will contribute in substantive and innovative ways to the research and teaching missions of the University and help build the capacity of the School of Education in science education scholarship. As such, the successful applicant will establish a robust research program funded by extramural grants, advise MA and doctoral students, collaborate with other faculty to improve our teacher education program, and teach in that program as well as in our undergraduate and doctoral programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to be engaged with public schools in the region on research and contribute to the national agenda as the Next Generation Science Standards are adopted nationwide. We expect the successful candidate to join our community of scholars and serve on both school and university committees and be active in national education research organizations.

Postion Description

The School of Education at the University of California, Davis seeks an engaged scholar in the area of elementary science education. We are interested in a scholar who is investigating student science learning processes and outcomes in formal, public school settings and who can contribute to our teacher education program. Scholars who have expertise with schooling contexts that mirror those of a complex and diverse state like California are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria 

Applicants must hold or be close to defending a doctoral degree in a field related to elementary science education. Preferred applicants will have public school teaching experience.
We will also prioritize individuals with a) a demonstrable commitment to equity and social justice; b) a research agenda related to diverse student populations and their science learning, in particular a focus on science education in classrooms with English language learners and how science can be used as a context for academic language development; c) a clear understanding of the current reform context with a scholarly agenda that addresses science education in the context of NGSS and Common Core ELA and Math; and d) experience teaching at the university level and in a teacher education program.

General Information

For information about this position please contact
Cynthia Passmore, search committee co-chair, at or (530) 752-7883.

FT at Alamo College, San Antonio TX

Requisition Number: 153219RE
Location: PAC - Palo Alto College
Department: PAC - Sciences 

Minimum Education 
Master's degree in the teaching discipline or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

Alamo Colleges

Full-time Teaching Faculty Job Description

Job Description Summary

Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Alamo Colleges' mission, vision, values, and goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the colleges. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are protected by academic freedom and bound by its accompanying responsibilities. They are responsible to a College President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees through the chain of command and accountable to the Board's policies and administrative procedures. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, and facilitator of learning.

Faculty job descriptions are defined for Full-Time Teaching Faculty, Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Librarian Faculty, and Counselor Faculty. Faculty Chairpersons have a separate job description.


A faculty position must meet the following criteria:

1. A regular, full-time position.

2. A position wherein the primary functions performed are those of teaching assigned credit courses on a regular basis.

3. A position which requires certain minimum academic qualifications according to Alamo Colleges' Procedure D.2.3.2.

Friday, October 17, 2014

TT Teaching Professor at UC San Diego

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( invites applications for a tenure-track Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment). This series parallels that of the standard, research-focused series, but the emphasis is on excellence in teaching.
The Department is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. A successful candidate will be judged on scientific background and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
We are seeking an outstanding teacher who wishes to have a permanent, full-time instructional position on an academic-year basis. The position will involve:
  • teaching physics courses, with emphasis on introductory laboratory and lecture courses for non-majors;
  • developing curriculum, including effective new ways of organizing class time, demonstrating physics principles and using instructional technology to enhance student learning;
  • training teaching assistants;
  • advising members of the department on pedagogical techniques and course content;
  • coordinating various administrative aspects of the undergraduate instructional program;
  • participating in education-related committees, student recruitment and outreach, and efforts to secure extramural funding for educational program development;
  • demonstrating educational leadership beyond campus through active participation in conferences, workshops, service, sharing of materials, and working with STEM teachers.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in physics (any area) or a closely related scientific field, a record of excellence in teaching, and strong writing and interpersonal skills.

Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2014 until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at . Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a synopsis of teaching experience/philosophy and professional goals and a separate statement on past experience and leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion and/or proposed future contributions (see Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference that address teaching, research, and professional service posted to the above website.Information about spousal/partner employment is available on the Partner Opportunities Program website:
UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (