Friday, October 21, 2016

Permanent Position: Professor of Science, Webb Institute NY

298 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY 11542-1398

Professor of Science Position (Full-Time)

Founded in 1889 by New York-based ship builder William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a highly selective, top-ranked undergraduate institution specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Building on a 125-year legacy of academic excellence, Webb is the only full-tuition scholarship, private undergraduate program of its kind in the United States, with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute's beautiful, waterfront campus is located in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island. For more information about Webb Institute, visit

Webb Institute is seeking an exceptional educator for a full-time, permanent, Professor of Science position. The Professor of Science would be required to teach undergraduate science and engineering science subjects to highly capable and eager engineering students.

The starting rank will be either Assistant or Associate Professor, contingent upon the candidate's background and experience. The projected contract start date will be: January 2017, with spring courses beginning at the end of February 2017.

The typical course load is two classes per semester, totaling six to eight credits. The selected candidate will also be expected to serve on faculty committees and to participate actively in Webb community activities. In addition, the faculty member will be encouraged and given opportunities to engage in research or other forms of professional development.

Position Requirements:
Have a strong background in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering sciences
Teach standard first- and second-year undergraduate courses in chemistry, physics, and engineering sciences.
Certain courses include a laboratory component
Teach higher level electives in the applicant's area of expertise
Direct student science laboratories activities, working together with laboratory technicians
Previous teaching experience is desired, though not required
Ideally, applicants should have an appropriate earned doctorate, but a bachelor's degree in science or engineering, plus a master's degree in the same or a closely-related discipline is required.

Candidates should a submit curriculum vitae, statements regarding professional interests, and three references (including contact information) to:

Prof. Elena Goloubeva
Faculty Search Committee Chair
Webb Institute

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Webb Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (Criminal, Education, and Employment Verification).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

FT, University of Southern Mississippi [Starts November 15, 2016]

Posting Details
Posting Number: 0004204
Job Title: Instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Grant Funded? No
Position Type: Faculty
Campus: Hattiesburg
Department: Physics & Astronomy
Pay Grade Level: N/A

Job Summary: Nine-month, non-tenure track position based at the Hattiesburg campus. Will teach a range of physics courses including algebra and calculus-based general physics as well as a variety of undergraduate and graduate physics courses.
Duties and Responsibilities: Adheres to University and department policies, procedures, and regulations. Teaches a range of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses such as mechanics, modern physics, and quantum mechanics. May also teach graduate courses. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and implementing online algebra/trigonometry-based general physics courses in addition to teaching traditional lecture format physics courses. Responsibilities also include engagement in course development, student advisement, service activities, and other duties as assigned by the department.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related field from an accredited university and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the university level. Applicants with a Ph.D. in a field other than physics must possess a master's degree in physics. Applicants must have at least five years of full-time college-level teaching experience as well as significant experience in using online tools (e.g. Blackboard) for course support. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of their application.

Preferred Qualifications: Extensive teaching experience using Blackboard.
Posting Date: 10-19-2016
Closing Date: 11-01-2016

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Additional University/Departmental Information: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Anticipated start date is November 15th, 2016.
Quicklink for Posting:

Temporary Upper School Physics Teacher, University Prep, Seattle WA (click on the link under the Current Openings header)

Upper School Physics Teacher-Temporary
Job Details
Level Experienced
Job Location USA-WA-Seattle
Position Type Full-Time Salaried Exempt
Job Shift Day
Education Level 4 Year Degree
Job Category Education

Reports to: Director of Upper School FLSA Status: Exempt
When Needed: 2nd Semester 2016-17 Academic Year (Late January through Mid-June, 2017)
University Prep is seeking a talented, dynamic and compassionate Upper School Physics Teacher to help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching Science and who is passionate about teaching to middle school students and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment. Position is open 2nd semester of 2016-17 School Year.

Who We Are:
University Prep is an independent school serving grades 6-12 located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the countrys most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The School is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where every family and student feels equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each students potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary:
Under minimal supervision, and on a full-time basis, teaches Upper School Science courses as needed.
Specific Responsibilities:
Teaches three sections of Physics and one section of Science Olympiad per semester; provides classroom instruction and management
Conducts co-curricular activities as assigned by the Division Directors, according to the needs of the school
Satisfactorily completes the requirements of the Individualized Teacher Improvement Plan (ITIP), as outlined in the ITIP manual
Participates fully in the admissions process, including but not limited to attending Open House evenings, interviewing prospective students, and/or teaching mock classes
Chaperones school events outside of normal school hours (e.g., dances, service outings, or social events) as determined by the Division Directors
Effectively communicates with all school constituencies, including maintaining an online presence via our learning management system
Participate in school-related functions (e.g., Back to School Night, Commencement, etc.) as determined by the Head of School
Attends faculty and division-appropriate meetings, in-service programs and staffings
Collaborates with colleagues, students, parents and administrators as appropriate
Actively participates in the life of the school outside of class
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the schools documents
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the schools constituencies
Vigorously engages in his/her own professional development
Since safety and security are everyone's responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, lunch duty, study hall supervision, etc.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university in Physics or related field.
Ability to teach various Physics electives preferred
Masters degree preferred
5+ years teaching experience preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Flexibility, energy, enthusiasm and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
Commitment to teaching the whole child
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of the developmental needs of both Upper and Middle School-aged students
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Comfortable with operating Audio/Visual equipment
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

This position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

TT in DBER, Auburn AL

Position Information
Job Title Assistant Professor - Discipline-Based Education Research
Posting Number P0794F
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant Professor, with research interests in the area of discipline-based education research. The home department of the successful candidate will be in one of COSAM’s participating departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics), according to the background of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded DBER program and collaborate with a growing cohort of researchers within the college on studying/transforming STEM higher education through basic and applied research methods and their assessment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, innovation of evidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching in the home department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2016 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 48th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor’s, First Professional, Master’s, Educationsal Specialist and Doctor’s degrees. Its fall 2016 enrollment of 28,290 students includes 22,658 undergraduates, and 5,632 graduate students. There are 1,209 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs. A large and dynamic STEM program exists at Auburn, with close to 50% of total student instruction being based within STEM Departments and subdisciplines.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed 2 to 3-page statement of the research plan, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references. For more information please contact

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in one of the science disciplines of the above participating departments, a record of scholarly accomplishments in science education research, and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D. are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2017) and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin 12/15/2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
Public Job Posting (AU faculty positions site)
Academic Conference
Agency Referral
Internal Job Posting
Personal Referral
Veterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military Base Services, State Vet Rep, etc.)
Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLE Network, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)
* Please enter the specifics for the option you selected above:
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research and/or Goals
Optional Documents
Other Documentation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TT, Onondaga CC, NY

Position Information
Posting Number 20170021RS
Job Title Physics Full-time Tenure Track Faculty
Department Chemistry/Physical Science
Position Summary Information for Web Posting
Job Description Summary
Onondaga Community College is a two-year college located on a 280-acre campus in Syracuse, NY. OCC operates under the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is locally sponsored by Onondaga County. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are available on campus through the Regional Higher Education Center. OCC has been named a “Military Friendly” school by G.I. Jobs Magazine for its service to student veterans, a “Green College” by the Princeton Review for its commitment to environmental responsibility and an Achieving The Dream college. A 2015 report titled “Demonstrating the Value of Onondaga Community College” shows students enjoy an attractive 17.5% rate of return on their educational investment. For every dollar of support from state and local governments, taxpayers see a return of $4.90 on their investments. OCC’s 17 athletics teams have won 13 national championships. Learn more about what’s happening on campus at

Major Responsibilities
Strong candidates will offer demonstrated success in at least some of the following areas:
-Availability for student support;

-Technology to enhance learning;

-Outcomes assessment;

-Working with diverse populations of students, especially underrepresented students;

-Academic advisement.

As a community college, the focus of this position is teaching and not research.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Physics or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications
-Doctorate or Master’s degree in Physics plus 4 years of teaching experience in physics;

-Experience teaching introductory astronomy;

-Demonstrated experience in curriculum development;

-Experience working with diverse non-traditional students.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, flexibility in instructional delivery, active professional development/life-long learning, experience in student advisement, curriculum development, service to college and community, and a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students in small-class settings in a dynamic and diverse/multicultural college environment.

-Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products;

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, unofficial transcripts, CV and cover letter must be attached to this application. Please attach two highest degrees received. If applicant has a PhD., use the “optional” field to attach the third transcript. Official transcripts are required at time of hire. The three references listed must be professional references.

Onondaga Community College offers a generous and competitive benefits package including:
-Health insurance (qualifying domestic partners included);
-Enrollment in the New York State Teacher’s Retirement System.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date
Close Date 11/15/2016
Open Until Filled No
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* What is your highest degree received?
Trade School
High School
Less than High School
* Where did you learn of this employment opportunity?
Onondaga Community College Website
Hispanic Outlook
The Chronicle of Higher Ed
Syracuse Post Standard Ad
EOE & E Journal
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
National Minority Update
Internal Job Posting
Personal Referral
Public Job Posting (please specify location in Question #2)
Agency Referral (please specify location in Question #2)
Other (please specify in Question #2)
If not listed above, please describe here any additional sources where you learned of this employment opportunity.
(Open Ended Question)

* Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g. H1-B)?
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Transcript 1
Transcript 2
Optional Documents

Monday, October 17, 2016

FT Lab Manager, College of Charleston SC

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at the College of Charleston invites applications for a physics lab manager position to begin immediately. Candidates must have a very good knowledge of physics and physics instruction at an undergraduate level and should have the ability to do simple electrical and mechanical repairs on instructional laboratory equipment. Experience troubleshooting and maintaining computer hardware and operating systems is considered a plus. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills. A BS +18 graduate hours in physics or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree in physics or closely related field is highly preferred. Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations will be a plus. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 03, 2016 and will remain open until filled.

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. The department currently has 17 fulltime faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and meteorology.

Qualified applicants should submit 1) letter of application, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three professional references electronically through our online application system at (Job posting number: 2016131).

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

FT, Lee University, TN

Faculty in Physics and Physical Science
Lee University, Cleveland, TN

Position Description:
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lee University seeks a Physics and Physical Science faculty member to begin in August of 2017. To be considered for a position at the level of Assistant Professor or higher, candidates must have an earned Doctorate in Physics or a related discipline. Candidates holding a Master's degree in Physics or a related discipline may be considered for a position as Lecturer. This position is intended to address growth in our physic service to pre-professional majors, implementation of a pre-engineering degree, and growth in core science service in physical science. The general physics lecture and laboratory will be a shared with the existing physics faculty and teaching of upper-division physics courses in our pre-engineering major will be available based on expertise. The balance of the teaching load will be in our freshman science core. A strong record of effective teaching is also especially desirable. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties will include teaching the general physic, physics courses for engineering, physical and earth and space science lecture and laboratory; mentoring undergraduate student-faculty research or other scholarship involvement appropriate in our primarily teaching-focused institution; advising students as assigned; university and community service; curriculum development; reporting to Department Chair; and working cooperatively with departmental faculty in complementing current departmental strengths.

Required qualifications include Christian commitment and Community Covenant lifestyle agreement; doctorate/masters in appropriate field; demonstrated college teaching ability; ability to develop and mentor students in limited scope research; ability to integrate Christian faith into course lectures; post-doctoral experience preferred, but not required.

Lee University is a private, comprehensive, Christian university that is recognized as an emerging leader in higher education in the southeastern region. To help us evaluate your potential role as a member of our university, please include a completed application form (available at the website listed below), a statement of Christian faith regarding your religious conversion and your Christian commitment, and a statement about the integration of your faith with your subject matter. Submit the above information, along with all transcripts, three letters of reference and student evaluations (if applicable), to Dr. Paul DeLaLuz, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Lee University, 1120 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311. The application form is available at:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

3-Year Renewable Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo NY [Starts January 2017]

The Physics Department at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, invites applications for a non-tenure track instructional clinical assistant professor position. The position is a 12-month, full-time position with an initial 3-year term and the possibility of renewal. The primary focus of the position will be teaching. Responsibilities of this position include teaching courses such as algebra and calculus-based introductory physics courses, lab sections, and upper-level courses for physics majors. Additional responsibilities include items such as maintaining and updating lecture demonstration equipment and activities related to student advising and course assessment using data collected during the academic year.

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Emergency FT Instructor, Spring 2017, South Dakota State University

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time emergency position at the rank of Instructor for the spring semester of 2017.  The responsibilities will be to teach a large section introductory Physics course, coordinate laboratory sections, and be the instructor of several laboratory and/or recitation sections.   For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  The position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by November 4, 2016.  For questions on the position, please contact the search chair, Parashu Kharel at (605) 688-6961 or For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

FT, Dordt College IA

Dordt College is seeking a faculty member in physics, or engineering physics beginning August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level physics courses, including laboratory sections where appropriate. A background that prepares the candidate to teach courses in an interdisciplinary or applied physics area (e.g. bio or medical physics, geophysics, electronics, etc.) is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who can create and mentor undergraduate research opportunities. An earned doctoral degree is preferred; a master’s degree is required.

Qualified persons committed to a Reformed, Biblical perspective and educational philosophy are encouraged to follow the full-time application process at the link below. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

TT, Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state's public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. Eastern is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.

Department: Physical Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor -Physics, Tenure Track

Position Description: The successful candidate will organize and instruct the one-year core Physics courses (General Physics I and II with labs) required for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Earth Science and Health Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 load credits per semester teaching lecture and lab (3/ 4 credit) courses. Additional expectations include a demonstrated ability to perform independent research involving students, academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate teaching and student mentoring.

Qualifications: PhD in Physics or Physical Chemistry is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and qualifications to support and develop courses related to his/her field.

To Apply: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability as a single PDF file. In addition, please arrange for three current recommendations, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent via email to Review of applications will begin immediately.

Technical Instructor, MIT

Technical Instructor
Job Number: 14091
Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
Department: Physics
School Area: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Description

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Physics, to serve as a member of the department's technical teaching staff in support of its undergraduate teaching program.  Duties include providing demonstrations--used by faculty--in undergraduate courses to illustrate physics principles in areas such as kinematics, electrostatics, magnetism, electricity, light, microwaves, etc.; preparing desktop experiments integrated into the course content for Studio Physics (TEAL) classes; guiding students in the operation and understanding of these experiments, facilitating group problem solving in an active learning environment, and serving as an expert resource in the use and functionality of classroom multimedia technology; assembling requested demonstrations for weekly review meetings with the course lecturer, finalizing the selection of demonstrations for upcoming lectures, and instructing the lecturer in the operational details of the demonstrations; and performing other duties as assigned. During the summer months, will assist with maintenance and improvements to experiments, including repairs, adaptations of modern technologies, and upgrades to the lab environment.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a B.S. in physics or related discipline; at least one year of related experience, which may include undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory work; experience using common electronic test and measurement equipment; excellent mechanical and electrical construction skills; competent computer skills; and ability to routinely lift fifteen pounds and weights of up to fifty pounds and move carts of demonstration equipment around the MIT campus several times per day. Seek an organized, detail-oriented team player capable of taking initiative and handling multiple tasks in a student-centered environment. Preference will be given to those with directly related experience.  Job #14091


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TT, Elementary Science Education, University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado
Elementary Science Education

Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education (tenure-track)
The University of Northern Colorado invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Elementary Science Education, position #F99994. This 9-month appointment requires an earned terminal degree in science education or closely related field with a content emphasis in chemistry, earth science, physics, or similar area. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary science education, and additional courses in the science education program as needed.  In addition to providing service to the department, college, university, and profession, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program in science education involving both undergraduate and graduate students. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: Screening of applications begins October 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.

Monday, October 10, 2016

FT, Howard Payne University, TX

POSITION AVAILABLE: Associate or Assistant Professor of Physical Science

Expectations - Howard Payne University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas seeks to employ evangelical Christians, with preference given to Baptists, who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith and the university’s sincere religious beliefs. The University is committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth. Howard Payne University expects its employees to be professing Christians and be willing to support the Christian mission, purpose, vision and curriculum of the University. As a result, the University expects employees to lead lives of service through active involvement in Christian religious life both on campus and through a local Christian church.

Your signature on the Job Description indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements. Additional information about the University is available at

Job Summary – The Associate or Assistant Professor of Physical Science will teach a full academic load consisting of 24-27 hours per nine-month academic year. Courses taught will depend on departmental need and the applicant’s experience and expertise, and are likely to include:

General education physical science courses
Lower and upper level chemistry courses
Forensic science courses
Closely related engineering science courses
Other duties will include:

Prepare for and teach labs as assigned
Adhere to laboratory safety and hazardous waste disposal standards
Oversee undergraduate student research projects in physical science and chemistry
Contribute professionally to the faculty body and the university
Minimum Qualifications – Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to ten years of directly related experience and/or training. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or a sub-discipline is preferred, ABD will be considered as will 18 hours of upper level applicable course work with teaching experience. Experience teaching general education physical sciences, general chemistry and analytical chemistry is preferred.

Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants must submit an Employment Application (available at:, a letter of application addressing in detail how they meet the position requirements, curriculum vita, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial transcripts, copies of most recent teaching evaluations, and the names and email addresses for three professional references to:

Mrs. Kyra Owen
Administrative Assistant to Business and Human Resources
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210
Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: (325) 649-8031

Sunday, October 9, 2016

1-Year NTT Lecturers, Princeton  

Applicants for this position must apply with the department directly. See instructions for applying outlined in the job details.

Position Information
Requisition Number 1600289  
Job Title Lecturer  
Department Physics - 23800  
Position Summary The Physics Department at Princeton University is seeking applicants for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions during the academic year beginning as early as September 1, 2016. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics in conjunction with introductory physics labs are encouraged to apply. Full or part-time opportunities may be available. 
To apply for this position please log on to: There you will be asked to upload a recent CV, cover letter and contact information for three references that will be solicited to provide letters of support. 

This position is subject to the university's background check policy.  
Essential Qualifications Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.  
Preferred Qualifications  
Directory Title  
Job Function Regular Faculty  
Grade FR 090  
Standard Hours  
Full-time/Part-time Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly  
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly  
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours  
Eligible for Overtime No  
Benefits Eligible Yes  
Union Code Not Applicable  
Education Required Other-see essential qualifications  
Application Deadline Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying To apply for this position please log on to:  
Documents which can be associated with this posting Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date  
End Date, if a Term Appointment  
Comments related to end date:  

EEO Statement Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Quicklink for Posting  

Friday, October 7, 2016

TT - Assistant Professor of Physics, Mississippi College

Mississippi College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Physics program with a starting date of August 2017. Successful candidates will possess a completed Ph.D. with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in the field of physics. Candidates should have the background necessary to teach undergraduate level courses including Trigonometry-based and Calculus-based Introductory Physics and some combination of the following: Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, Optics, Engineering Mechanics, and Engineering Thermodynamics.

Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, and has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson. Our Physics program appeals to students who are looking for an academically rigorous curriculum together with a Christian educational experience, close proximity to the Jackson area, and the benefits of being part of a small department which allows for close interactions with faculty and fellow classmates. Mississippi College seeks faculty and staff who are committed Christians and whose Christian principles are exemplified in daily living.  Faculty members are expected to be exceptional instructors, provide quality advising to students, and possess an appreciation for the mission of Mississippi College.

Candidates should submit a completed faculty application (available at, a current CV or resume, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (including a list of any previous courses taught and areas of interest) as pdf documents to, or by mail to Dr. Chris Maggio, Chair of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics, Mississippi College, 200 S. Capitol St., Box 4004, Clinton, MS 39056. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Mississippi College
Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, and has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson. Our Physics program appeals to students who are looking for an academically rigorous curriculum together with a Christian educational experience, close proximity to the Jackson area, and the benefits of being part of a small department which allows for close interactions with faculty and fellow classmates. Mississippi College seeks faculty and staff who are committed Christians and whose Christian principles are exemplified in daily living. Faculty members are expected to be exceptional instructors, provide quality advising to students, and possess an appreciation for the mission of Mississippi College.

FT - Faculty Position in Physics, Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Physics beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. This position is in the Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences.  The department offers undergraduate majors in biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, and environmental studies. CUW is a Christian university (LCMS) that emphasizes the integration of faith and learning in all areas.
Academic Responsibilities
The successful candidate should expect to teach introductory algebra- and calculus-based physics courses and develop/teach additional courses leading to a physics minor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the interest in and ability to include undergraduates in a research program.  Additional responsibilities include committee work, advising, and department development.
Education and Experience
A doctorate in physics is preferred, although highly qualified applicants possessing significant progress (ABD) toward a doctorate will be considered.  Preference will be given to a computational or experimental physicist.  Prior teaching experience is highly desirable.  Moreover, candidates should be committed to student learning and professional development.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, faculty, exempt position. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience.  Concordia health, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and eligible dependents.  Tuition benefits are available for employees and their qualified dependents.
Applicants should send a letter of intent, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, contact information for three references, description of teaching philosophy, and CU application*  to  Please write ‘Physics’ in the subject line.
Application review will begin October 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
*The employment application is available under “Employment “on the CUW web site at
About Concordia University Wisconsin
Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world. Concordia University Wisconsin seeks faculty dedicated to excellence in college teaching. Concordia is located in Mequon, Wisconsin on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, 20 minutes north of Milwaukee.

TT - Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics - Gordon College

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physics
We are welcoming candidates for a faculty position opportunity in the Department of Physics. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant or associate professor of physics appointment. Position to begin August 2017. Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The Physics Department has seen strong growth in recent years, and our program is lively and focused on providing high quality instruction and unique undergraduate research opportunities. The department is composed of three full-time and three part-time faculty along with some fifty student majors.
Graduates of the department go on to pursue graduate degrees in physics or related disciplines, work at high tech startup companies or STEM-industry companies, teach at the secondary education level, or start companies of their own.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • a doctorate in physics, applied physics, materials science or a closely related field
  • a background in experimental condensed matter physics, solid state physics or materials science
  • an ability to instruct courses from introductory physics through the first-year graduate level
  • a passion for teaching and mentoring of undergraduates
  • an established research program or a clear vision for its development
  • a strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college
  • collaborative skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries, including a willingness to instruct non-physics majors
The preferred will:
  • Be committed to integrating undergraduate research into their own research agenda
  • Have a research interest in experimental condensed matter physics, solid state physics or materials science
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names of 3 technical references, samples of academic writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
The review of applicants will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and details on how to apply go to:
Gordon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes that diversity is necessary to our ability to achieve our goals and educational mission.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Gordon College
Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian liberal arts colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith. Gordon offers 38 majors, 42 concentrations and 15 interdisciplinary and pre-professional minors in the liberal arts and sciences. Current undergraduate enrollment is 1707 and graduate enrollment is 402. We have 95 full-time and 75 part-time instructional staff members.

TT - Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Penn State Behrend, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is required at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable. Teaching duties will include both introductory level physics and upper level laboratory-based physics courses. The candidate should have the ability to develop a strong experimental research program in physics with demonstrated skills and interests in undergraduate education and mentoring undergraduate research. Startup funds and laboratory space, commensurate to a primarily undergraduate institution, are available. Penn State Behrend is a four-year, primarily undergraduate college of Penn State University with approximately 4,400 students and thirty-four baccalaureate majors. The College is committed to balance between teaching and research. The School of Science offers bachelor degrees in biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, math education, nursing, physics, and general science. Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. All applicants must apply online and submit five documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, 3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts 4) one page teaching philosophy and 5) one to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply online at

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

TT, Texas Lutheran

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities, who is a gifted and dedicated educator able to cover a wide array of courses in the major, who can develop excellent service courses for non‐majors, and whose research interests will provide opportunities for robust scientific experiences for undergraduate majors.

Requirements for the position include:

Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, or other physics-related sub-discipline (ABD considered with assurance of completion no later than August 2017)
Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate physics or engineering students at the introductory and advanced level in both the classroom and laboratory setting
Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development
Commitment to attracting and retaining students from traditionally under-represented groups
Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.
In our considerations, preference will be given to candidates with experimental physics background and/or instructional physics laboratory development, evidence of actively engaging undergraduate students in meaningful research and research training and/or experience with engineering physics or pre-engineering programs.

The TLU Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics, along with a new B.S. in applied physics. The majority of TLU Physics degree recipients pursue graduate education in a range of professional and academic programs. Curriculum is designed to address these broad career goals, and all majors are required to carry out independent, faculty-mentored research that culminates in a senior thesis. The department consistently has approximately 50 majors and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. Information about the TLU Physics Department is available at

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement detailing how your research interests will actively engage undergraduate students, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.
Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. These letters may be from the list of professional references or from others. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate's teaching experience.

Please send your submissions electronically to
or by mail
Dr. Toni Sauncy
Chair, Department of Physics
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155
Phone: (830) 372-6904

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy - Whittier College -TT
For full consideration, complete applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2016.

Whittier College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Physics & Electrical/Electronics Engineering within the Department of Physics and Astronomy starting September 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics with a strong background in electronics, or a Ph.D. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with a strong background in physics (ABD considered). Excellence in teaching as well as active research involving undergraduates is essential. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory physics courses, modern physics, an electronics course emphasizing circuit design and computer logic, in addition to other upper-level courses. A willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses such as Science and Society or Freshman Writing is also highly desirable. Candidates will be judged primarily on their teaching ability and their dedication to close interaction with undergraduates. Student advising and committee work are also expected. The successful candidate will participate in establishing a new interdisciplinary Computer Science major, and will have an office and laboratory space in the brand new Science and Learning Center.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of effective teaching, a research plan that can involve undergraduates, and unofficial graduate transcripts to Also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent by the references to the same address. PDFs preferred for all materials.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2016. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1-Semester Lecturer, UW-Whitewater

The Department of Physics seeks a lecturer in Physics.

A one-semester (Spring 2017: 1/8/17 to 5/23/17) full-time academic staff appointment in Physics.

At least a MS degree or PhD candidacy in physics or astronomy. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants from closely related fields may apply.

The position is a one-semester, full-time teaching assignment in the Department of Physics. Candidates must be able to teach introductory physics for non-majors and physics and astronomy laboratories, including the setting up of laboratory equipment.

The Physics Department has six full-time faculty or academic staff positions and a program assistant.  The department's web site is:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at:

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statues 19.36 (7)(a).

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.

Applications received by November 3, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Patti Filipiak
Physics Department ADA

A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:

- Letter of application;
- Vita including all relevant professional experience;
- Statement on teaching experience and philosophy with teaching evaluations scores;
- Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
- Letters or e-mail statements from at least three (3) references. At least one reference must vouch for stated teaching evaluations. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses should be included to permit us to contact the people acting as references.

To Apply and submit these documents please visit  Click on the Employment link located at the bottom of the page, then click on the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page.  This Job ID is: 12222.

FT Instructor, Western Kentucky University

The Western Kentucky University Physics and Astronomy Department invites applications for a full-time Instructor starting on August 16, 2017, arising in part from the expansion of WKU's Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. We seek a person with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate physics and/or astronomy courses and laboratories and engaging students in research activities. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in Physics, Astronomy or a related field and classroom and/or laboratory teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Consideration of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through WKU's electronic talent management system found at Questions about the position or search process can be directed to Dr. Scott Bonham, Search Committee Chair at

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Cluster hire for teaching and learning in STEM, UC-Riverside


The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

 In collaboration with the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Bourns College of Engineering, the Graduate School of Education is leading a search for four outstanding scholars who study teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. We invite applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured (open rank) positions in this area. The position will commence as early as July 1, 2017, or as negotiated.

We seek to hire a multi-disciplinary cluster of faculty whose research focuses on understanding how students learn and ways to enhance their learning of STEM in formal K-12 or college classrooms, informal settings, and distance and/or online learning. Research that focuses on improving learning across diverse groups (e.g., English language learners, students from low income families or other groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM) is particularly welcome.  While GSOE will be administering the search, successful candidates may have joint or collaborative appointments in any school or college that allows them to collaborate with appropriate researchers to understand and improve teaching and learning in elementary, secondary, and higher education. In addition to teaching and advising Ph.D. and master’s students, responsibilities include contributing to our Teacher Education Program and undergraduate education programs through teaching math and science methods courses.

Examples of programs of research that could fit in this cluster could include:

Research on how students, at the elementary through undergraduate level, learn mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or computer science, with a focus on developing effective teaching strategies and tools (e.g., cognitive tutors; electronic textbooks; curricula) that can accelerate this learning.
Research on the relationship between instructional practices (e.g., design of tasks, nature of discourse during discussion); teacher professional development; and learning among diverse groups of students in STEM fields.
Research on opportunities that broaden student interest and participation in STEM fields, particularly among underrepresented groups.
Development of technologies that promote learning and development of evaluation instruments to measure that learning.
 Qualifications include expertise and demonstrated capacity for conducting research and teaching in K-20 STEM education, an emerging or established record of influential research and scholarly publications, success or potential for success in obtaining extramural research grants, and commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and student mentoring. A doctorate or postgraduate fellowship in mathematics education, science education, engineering education, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, or a related social science is required by time of appointment, July 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have experiences collaborating on a research team and an active research agenda that focuses on research questions consistent with UCR STEM and education faculty. Academic rank will be contingent upon the individual's level of accomplishments in scholarly activity, as well as experience securing and directing grants, teaching, mentoring graduate students, and service. Salary and research support will be commensurate with an appointment within the University of California system. Review of the applications will begin November 14, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Richard Cardullo, Search Chair, at

Applicants at the Associate or Full level should submit materials to and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, teaching evidence, diversity statement and names and contact information of 5 references.

 Applicants at the Assistant level should submit materials to and must include a cover letter of interest, updated CV, a sample of research work, teaching evidence, diversity statement and 3 letters of reference.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

FT Instructor, South Texas College

Posting Details

Position Information
Posting Number FP0185
Department MSB-Physics
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Location Pecan
Position Title Faculty (FY 2016-17) - Physics Instructor
E-Class Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Funding Type Unrestricted
Salary Range Click to see the Pay Plan
Reports To 380412 - Department Chair - Physics
Job Description Summary
This position is for a full-time faculty for Physics with an emphasis in Geology and/or Astronomy. South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.

Essential Duties
Mastery of Subject Matter:
Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline
Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields
Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development
Teaching Performance:
Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning
Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies
Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students needs
Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate
Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments
Effectively communicates subject matter content to student
Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials
Evaluation of Student Learning:
Establishes and adheres to cogent learning outcomes
Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes
Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning
Maintains accurate records of student progress
Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines
Support of College Policies and Procedures:
Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures
Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment
Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues
Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures
Prepares and submits First Week Financial Aid Attendance Rosters, Census Rosters, and Learning Outcome Data, by the respective deadlines each semester
Assures confidentiality
Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:
Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned
Attends meetings and events as required by College administration
Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents
Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs
Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors
Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:
Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program
Supports recruitment and retention of students, including advising
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and/or Experience
Applicant must meet the STC credential requirements as published in Board Policy 4151: Academic and Professional Credentials of Faculty

doctorate or master’s degree in Physics, Geology, Astronomy, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution;
or a doctorate or master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the Physics, Geology, or Astronomy;
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must possess appropriate academic preparation
Must be able to provide official transcripts and/if transcripts are earned from a foreign teaching institution, then must be able to provide an evaluation indicating that this education is equivalent to or beyond the qualifications required. This evaluation must be from an approved evaluation service
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a diverse, multi-cultural student population
Commitment to the community college philosophy of education
Preferred Qualification
A doctorate in Physics, Geology, Astronomy, or related discipline is preferred.
Candidates with credentials to teach Geology and/or Astronomy are highly encouraged to apply.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Security Sensitive Position. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under STC policy

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, class assignments and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to students and respond to questions from individuals as well as groups of students and chairs/directors.

Physical Requirements for This Position
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Working Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Security Sensitive? Yes
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date 01/11/2017
Close Date 10/21/2016
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an Online ONLY Application

Thoroughly mark, block or redact security sensitive information (such as social security numbers, mother’s maiden name, birth date, images etc.) from the document. FAILURE TO BLOCK ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION INCOMPLETE. For Further Information Click Here. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant’s file and are viewable to personnel involved in the candidate review and hiring process.

Essential Qualities of South Texas College Faculty
Please review the attached document that describes all Essential Qualities of South Texas College faculty and the expectations of new faculty who are applying for a position at South Texas College. Click Here

Candidate Review Start Date
Eeo Statement Summary
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and it’s implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX),
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
The Monitor
South Texas College Human Resources Website
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Starr County Town Crier
* How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
* What is the highest academic degree earned?
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Transcripts/Foreign Transcript Evaluations
Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents