Monday, December 5, 2016

Short-Term Science Education Consultant [No relocation required]

Short-term Postdoc/Consultant position available in science education/instrument validation research

A PhD-level consultant position is available to support the efforts of a multi-institutional team to
validate an instrument designed to track how three core experiences and several mediating
variables contribute to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
undergraduate student persistence. The core experiences are community, mentorship, and
research experience delivered within STEM contexts. Mediating variables include motivation,
self-regulation, shared values, and sense of belonging. The successful candidate will be joining a
core team of researchers as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Project “Determining
the relative impact of community, mentoring, and research on STEM persistence and literacy: A
systematic Assessment.”

This short-term project is available for January 18th to February 28th, 2017. The successful
applicant will not be required to relocate.

The successful applicant will: i) perform statistical analyses to evaluate whether twelve adapted
instruments, collectively administered through an online survey yielded valid and reliable data
for STEM student populations across the five institutions included in the current project and ii)
advise on any future revisions of the instrument based on statistical analyses.
A candidate who has expertise in instrument validation, skills using a variety of statistical
modeling techniques, and experience with STEM undergraduate student persistence is preferred.

The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in educational psychology or a related field. We are
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
academic community.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter describing your interest and expertise to . Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the
position is filled, applications received before January 6, 2017 will be given highest priority.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions, Mizzou MO

Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions

The University of Missouri is committed to the advancement of teachers, scholars, and researchers who can help it achieve the benefits of a diverse educational environment. The Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is designed to promote and develop such scholars for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri and elsewhere, in any discipline. Postdoctoral Fellowships are for two years during which time Postdoctoral Scholars focus on scholarship and participate in an array of professional development activities that integrate and expose them to the faculty experience, including the opportunity to teach in their discipline the second year. The starting stipend will be $55,000 per year including University benefits. Fellows will be provided with travel funds to attend a national meeting, as well as funds to travel to other campuses as necessary for scholarship and program professional development activities.

Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree at an accredited university by July 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. Current postdoctoral fellows also may apply if their doctoral degree was awarded in or after spring 2012. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or underserved in a particular discipline or through other training or experience. The link for application materials can be found at

For additional information, questions may be directed to

The deadline for all application material is midnight, January 16, 2017. Candidates who demonstrate evidence of scholarship potential to be competitive for tenure-track appointments at the University of Missouri or other research universities will be invited to interview.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

K-12 STEM Education Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard University DC

The Howard University School of Education (HUSOE) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in K-12 STEM Education. The fellow will  assist in a National Science Foundation research project and collaborate with research faculty at Howard University and the College of William & Mary. The fellow will have opportunities to develop design-based research, co-author manuscripts and presentations  nationally, and facilitate community outreach efforts.The position is based in the District of Columbia (D.C).

The postdoctoral researcher candidate should have a recently obtained Ph.D., Ed.D. or another equivalent degree in education and/or STEM  teacher education, with a strong interest and research trajectory in creating equitable opportunities to learn for underserved students.  Ph.D candidates will be considered who have a dissertation defense date set. An ideal candidate would have expertise in
 mixed methods design and analyses, proficiency in collecting and managing data, strong writing skills with a track record of related peer-reviewed publications.

Salary will be commensurate with the experience. Funding is available for two years from the date of hire.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to Dr. Deena Khalil at
and CC:

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Howard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable  accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request  an accommodation. Howard University is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

TWO STEM Education postdocs, CU-Boulder and Colorado State

Application are invited for two post-doctoral level positions to work on a new grant: a multi-institution educational transformation project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (award #1626565). The overall project seeks to improve undergraduate STEM education at Colorado State University (CSU) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels.

This project takes a holistic approach to change, focused on shifting departmental structures and culture through a new type of departmental working group called a Departmental Action Team (DAT). Postdocs on this project will be expected to facilitate DATs and be part of the project research team.

This is an initial 12-month appointment beginning as early as January 1, 2017, which is potentially renewable for up to two additional years, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary, as set by our grant’s budget, is $50,000 per year, and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at CU and CSU.

The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of DATs. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing the DAT model on campus.

As a researcher, the postdoc will engage in all aspects of the project’s research activities, including:
Collecting qualitative and quantitative data.
Developing expertise in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data.
Developing and utilizing instruments.
Assisting in the dissemination of findings.

Our goal is to begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2016, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.

The CSU posting can be found here:
The CU posting can be found here:

The leads on the project team consist of Daniel Reinholz (at SDSU); Joel Corbo and Noah Finkelstein (at CU); and Mary Pilgrim and Ernest Chavez (at CSU). Please share this post broadly with your colleagues and students, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

VAP, Macalester College MN

The Macalester College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an anticipated one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall, 2017. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level physics courses. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has five full time faculty members with research interests in theoretical particle physics, observational astronomy, condensed matter physics, and materials science. More information about the department can be found at its website.

In order to apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation, all documents to be submitted at academicjobsonline. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Tonnis ter Veldhuis, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 (email: Applications will be considered beginning February 15, 2017.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

FT STEM Specialist, Cabrillo College CA

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Specialist

 See Position Description See Position Description
 Aptos, CA 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA
Job Type
Job Number
1/19/2017 11:59 PM Pacific
Employment Opportunity
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Salary Range:  $53,646 to $82,288 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9.

Cabrillo College provides a doctoral stipend of $3,582 per year for eligible faculty.

Benefits:  Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance.

Days Per Year:  This position enjoys a 175-day work day schedule; including summer and/or winter months.

Start Date:  This *categorically-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Project Specialist assignment is scheduled to begin in February 2017, pending continued categorical-funding and Governing Board ratification.  This position is a year-to year assignment up to five (5) years, pursuant to Ed Code 87470. In addition, assignment may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends and will include part or all of the summer.

About Cabrillo College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education and currently serves over 13,000 students.  Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of participatory governance.

The Solari Green Technology Center (SGTC) is located near the Watsonville Center which also serves as a teaching facility to students and the greater community. It is built to top level platinum standard in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  

Faculty at Cabrillo College have a long history of participatory governance and participate in all levels of decision-making at the college.  Cabrillo provides an opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

About the Grant:  Cabrillo College has received a $5.4 million, five-year STEM grant from the United States Department of Education (on a year-to-year basis).  The grant is specifically geared towards program development at Hispanic-Serving institutions.

The goals of the grant are as follows:
To develop/revise key STEM curricula to infuse content and resources related to environmental sustainability and to develop/pilot student-centered services that promote STEM success, persistence, degree completion, and transfer.
To establish transferable AS degrees in Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Environmental Science, as well as a new Certificate in Sustainability, while expanding transfer pathways to "green" STEM bachelor's degrees at University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) institutions.
To create robust student-centered services including STEM advising, coaching for STEM majors, and STEM tutoring, with outcomes including increased STEM enrollment, degree completion, and transfer.
Examples of Duties
Under direction of the STEM Project Director, and in collaboration with the Division Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS), responsibilities include:

Coordinate the daily implementation of STEM grant activities
Coordinate the STEM coaching system – a mentoring student-centered service designed to promote STEM persistence, degree completion, and transfer.  The proposed coaching system will match first-year student participants with more advanced student coaches who will provide personalized support for addressing extra-curricular issues impacting college persistence, including personal commitments and financial challenges.
Develop new student-centered services, provide appropriate training to advisors and STEM Coaches,
Lead the evaluation of service outcomes, and work closely with the contracted Research Analyst to implement a well-designed study of the impact of STEM coaching on the STEM persistence of Latino and other underrepresented students.
Assist the project director with annual performance reports and other reports as required
Assist Curriculum Specialist in researching existing undergraduate sustainability courses within the CSU and UC systems and provide suggestions on how best to incorporate them at Cabrillo's campus
Assist Curriculum Specialist in providing professional development and support for faculty members involved in developing, revising, and piloting new sustainability curriculum in STEM courses.  This will include supporting the development of project-based and service-learning curriculum
Coordinate all aspects of the new STEM Coaching program and other STEM-related program activities
Work directly with students and their families in understanding the importance of STEM education and careers
Establish ties with Cabrillo STEM alumni to develop professional relationships between alumni and present STEM students
Facilitate timely completion and implementation of all projects and related tasks
Participate in STEM committee and task force meetings as required or assigned; may be required to drive to various campus and off campus locations
Communicate effectively with various college departments, divisions and personnel, including grant personnel
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Develop and effectively present at workshops and informational meetings
Perform related duties as required and/or assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization, and licensure qualifications:

Meet *state minimum qualifications in one (or more) of the disciplines listed below OR
Biological Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Earth Science
Engineering Technology
Ornamental Horticulture
The Equivalent OR
A lifetime California community College Instructor Credential in any of the above disciplines
*California State Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the areas listed above can be obtained from the California Community College Chancellor's Office website at:


Candidates without the specified degrees listed above must complete and submit an Application for Equivalency Determination.  Additionally, candidates must provide documentation, as part of this application process, sufficient to convince the committee that the candidate possesses the equivalent of these minimum qualifications, including the depth and breadth of discipline knowledge plus general education.

Required Professional Expertise:
Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success at community colleges.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above (teaching demonstration will be part of the interview).
Ability to communicate effectively with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Three (3) years of recent experience working in a STEM field and/or successful experience teaching and/or student support services in a STEM field
Experience working with community and/or professional organizations
Experience in curriculum development and personnel management
Demonstrated commitment to serving students, at the community college level, with diverse backgrounds, interests, goals and abilities
Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy
Principles of program coordination, organization and administration
Knowledge of and expertise in computer and word processing applications related to the work
Ability to exercise sound judgment in planning, evaluating, and following through on projects and related activities
Ability to work independently and as part of a team (project staff/college faculty)
Ability to effectively organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines
Ability to exhibit and apply effective leadership and supervisory skills
Other Requirements:
Must possess at time of hire and maintain a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment
Must be willing to work days, evenings and weekends at various campus and off campus locations; must be able to work during summer months
 Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
Experience mentoring, advising or coaching students in STEM disciplines
Experience offering professional development to faculty members, preferably within project-based learning and service-learning domains
Knowledge and passion for working with Latino and other under-represented students in STEM fields
Familiarity with California's community college system
Knowledge of active learning pedagogies, such as project-based learning and service learning.
Experience with educational research or evaluation of students outcomes
Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
English/Spanish bilingual ability
Knowledge of bilingual/bicultural populations and others traditionally underrepresented in higher education
Prior experience working at an Hispanic Serving Institution two (2) or four (4) year college or university serving 25% or more Hispanic students)
Recent teaching experience at community college level
A search committee will review complete applications.  Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.  Therefore, it is critical that candidates submit a detailed and complete application.   When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely.  Do not leave blank spaces, or notes saying "see resume".  When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it:  social security number, birth date, age, gender, birth place and personal photos.  The application and supporting materials will be used to assess each candidate's qualifications as they relate to the assignment.

To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:
Completed and signed Cabrillo College Employment Application
Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the required and desired qualifications
Job-related resume
Verification of educational qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards.  Any fee for such translation is paid by the applicant):
Transcripts from all colleges attended (downloads and unofficial transcripts acceptable).  If selected, it is the responsibility of the
candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required
Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination and supporting documentation.  (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in minimum qualifications OR does not possess a valid lifetime California Community College Counseling credential.)
Copy of current California driver's license
Three (3) recent job-related letters of recommendation which address the candidate's ability to perform the duties of this position
A separate, attached written statement (not to exceed two {2} pages) regarding the barriers that prevent Hispanic/Latino and low-income students from succeeding in college STEM fields.  Also describe ways in which the College can help students overcome these barriers.
 If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted and cleared, provide current Tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

Application Deadline: Application materials MUST be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals.  It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive

Aptos, California, 95003.
(831) 479-6217

Friday, December 2, 2016

Part-Time at Manhattanville College

The Physics Department at Manhattanville College is currently seeking an adjunct instructor to teach two lab sections of PHY 1002 College Physics II for the Spring 2017 semester. The sections will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:35 to 4:15 PM starting on January 24th, 2017 and ending on May 4th, 1017. A minimum of a Masters degree in Physics is required, a prior college teaching experience is preferable.
Course Description:

College Physics II is the second semester in our one-year algebra-based introductory physics sequence. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric field lines and equipotential lines, magnetic field, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, capacitors, inductors, RC and RLC circuits, oscillations and waves, interference and diffraction, geometrical optics, and radioactive decay.

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, and social and civic action. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, business, and creative writing. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae along with three references to

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spring Semester VAP, University of New England

1287 Visiting Assistant Lecturer- College of Arts & Sciences

Job ID

Posting period

Job Type

Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Physics

University of New England

The Department of Chemistry and Physics seeks applications for a full-time, one-semester Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Physics starting January 2017.  The lecturer will teach General Physics with Lab in a studio setting employing the latest developments in physics education realted to introductory physics for the life sciences. Candidates must have at least a Masters in Physics or a related field, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with experience in guided inquiry techniques or a background in physics education research are encouraged to apply.

Facilities and Approach:

UNE uses the modeling approach to physics instruction ( adapted and implemented for use in the algebra-based college physics environment.  The studio courses are all taught in two state-of the-art physics labs, each with a maximum capacity of 24 students.  Each lab has eight stations equipped with Vernier LabPro interfaces, a range of probes, and LoggerPro software.  The content focus is IPLS – introductory physics for the life sciences, a majority of our students are life and health science majors.


The University has campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. Physics courses are offered on the Biddeford campus, located at the mouth of the Saco River, about 20 miles south of Portland and less than 2 hours from Boston, in an area that offers a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. More information about the campus and region can be found by following links on the University's web page (

Review of applications begins immediately, and the position is open until filled. To apply for this position:

Submit an application package containing the following:
Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2 page maximum)
Names and contact information of three professional references.
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
Arrange for three letters of reference, specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching, to be submitted electronically by the referees.
All application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to  Indicate "Physics Lecturer Search" and Job ID 1287 in the subject line of all correspondence.

For More Information
Visit the main University of New England Web Site

Visit the Department Web Site

Contact the Department Chair, Dr. John Stubbs, or (207) 602-2152

* Background check may be required.


The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Part time position at Keiser University

Keiser University is a regionally accredited, private, career university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. Through quality teaching, the University is committed to provide all students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment. Committed to a students' first philosophy, Keiser University prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality, education and career-focused general studies.
Inherent in our Mission is service to the community. This service includes community partnerships, involvement with various constituencies and various continuing education programs.
Instructors are responsible for leveraging their expertise to deliver education services to students through:
  • Preparing course plans and materials
  • Delivering courses
  • Monitoring progress/attendance
  • Advising students
  • Recording grades and submitting reports
Physics Instructor must have a Masters in Physics and 6 years of experience. This is a part time position that requires day availability. Only online applications will be accepted. It is not necessary to contact the campus. No phone calls or agency calls please.
Thank you for your interest in our school system. Our schools prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FT at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO

EOE Statement:
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Essential Functions:
The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a full time (12 month) lecturer, beginning in Spring 2017. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of an active learning introductory calculus-based physics sequence, as well possibly teaching other introductory or upper-level undergraduate courses or laboratories. In addition, the lecturer will work closely with other faculty teaching in an active learning format to provide additional help services to students, and to oversee and assist with aspects of course management. Other duties may include physics outreach and other departmental responsibilities, as needed. This non-tenure-track faculty position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years.

Required Qualifications:
A successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics, teaching experience, and should have demonstrated a strong interest in physics education. Knowledge of current pedagogical trends is also desirable.

Salary Range:
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Job Type/Schedule:
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Physics. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits
Human Resources website (

Application Information

Dr. Vikram Duvvuri
Washington University
Online App. Form:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (PER), University of Victoria NZ

Are you passionate about teaching physics at university? Do you employ modern, research informed
teaching methods? Can you create an engaging and intellectually stimulating learning experience for students with a broad range of educational goals and ability? Then this opportunity is for you! We are looking for a person with a PhD in physics or commensurate qualifications/experience who will be able to maintain and further develop our excellent standard of delivery for introductory physics courses. Besides teaching, candidates are expected to pursue research on physics education and to become an active part of the academic community in our school and the university.
To find out more details about this role and to submit your electronic application, visit the
website and look for position Reference number 1358.
Further information can be obtained from Prof Uli Zuelicke (email:,
phone: +64 4 463 6851).
Applications close: 15 January 2017

Sunday, November 27, 2016

FT Instructor, South Dakota State

The Department of Physics invites applications for a permanent position at the rank of instructor to start August 21, 2017.  The responsibilities will be to teach large sections of introductory physics courses, 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 January 6, 2017.  For questions regarding the position, 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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lab Academic Assistant (PhD), UConn

Job description and advertisement material for a lab manager in Physics
University of Connecticut, Physics Dept

The Physics Department Academic Assistant III position requires major responsibility and skills for high-enrollment laboratory courses in physics and astronomy. Duties include all aspects of teaching lab management (lower and upper division), coordination with faculty for all labs, including  preparation and revision of lab manuals, trouble-shooting and development of teaching lab experiments, training and supervision of teaching assistants, and development of grading policy and teaching assistants (TAs) evaluation methods. Duties also include equipment maintenance and repair with lab technician’s assistance, purchase of equipment and supplies, scheduling of teaching labs, supervision of lab technicians, and responsibility for budget management of multiple accounts used to support all the teaching labs. Administrative duties include enrollment management in laboratory courses, supervision of lab support personnel in physics and astronomy courses, general laboratory infrastructure management, and related duties. Computer literacy is required.

The department seeks applicants with teaching lab/research lab experience and keen interest in modern teaching methods, including design and implementation of studio, or scale-up, courses for introductory physics classes. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to seek federal grant funding for research in related undergraduate education. The lab manager is expected to collaborate with faculty and assist in the operations of the advanced physics teaching labs. The department seeks applicants who are interested in outreach activities like performing demonstrations at public schools and providing or supporting summer activities to promote careers in physics. The department is especially interested in recruiting underrepresented groups.

A Ph.D., or equivalent, in physics or astronomy with teaching lab and research experience is required. Must be familiar with modern lab equipment, be well organized, demonstrate/has supervisory abilities, and be able to handle multiple tasks and requests at the same time. The successful applicant is expected to interact positively and cooperatively with a large and diverse group of faculty, staff assistants, teaching assistants, undergraduate students, and University administrative personnel.

ppointment Terms
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits located at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply
From the UConn Jobs website,, Search Job ID# 2017044 and select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Part-time at he Los Rios Community College District

The Institution:
The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.
Our colleges offer transfer education - students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university - and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District's 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.
The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor's office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.
Position Summary:
The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitments. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses.
(For complete information on the adjunct faculty recruitment process, select "Home" on the navigation bar to the left, then see "Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Overview" in the "Applying for Positions at LRCCD" section.)
Assignment Responsibilities:
General Responsibilities:
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent* OR hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area.
2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Adjunct Faculty position are required to complete fully and submit: 1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Beginning and/or Ending Date
Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.
How and where to apply:
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
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Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct/Part-Time at Florida Southern College

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics at Florida Southern College invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor position for Spring 2017 and for Summer 2018.
The Spring 2017 position is for a second-semester introductory physics laboratory section (a combined calculus and algebra based lab sequence).
The Summer 2018 position is for a sequence of two courses (five weeks each) in introductory calculus based physics with lab.
At a minimum, the selected candidate must have master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a graduate major concentration in physics or a closely related field (with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in physics), or enrolled in a Ph.D. program with all coursework and preliminary/comprehensive exams completed. This is a particularly good opportunity for those who are looking to gain some academic teaching experience in a liberal arts environment.
To apply, please complete the Adjunct Instructor application for Natural Sciences on the College's employment page.
Interested candidates should include a cover letter addressing teaching interests, an up-to-date CV, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts with their application.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TT at The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)

INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,900 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-three baccalaureate degrees are offered, 14 of which are also offered online. UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993. Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMC makes a commitment to each individual student's achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world‐class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close‐knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has received a variety of national recognitions, including 14 consecutive years in the U. S. News top schools ranking.

The Math, Science & Technology (MST) Department offers baccalaureate programs in applied health, biology, environmental science, exercise science and wellness, health management, health sciences, information technology management, medical laboratory science, and software engineering The department includes 16 full-time faculty members, 5 full-time staff members, and 29 adjunct faculty. The MST Department has shared designated research laboratories for collaborations between students and faculty including an immersive visualization, software programming, and 3-D areas as well as up to date science laboratories and classrooms. Students and faculty also have access to a high performance liquid chromatograph; gas chromatograph; DNA sequencer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer among other essential equipment. Our new Wellness Center (grand opening in October) houses a fully functional exercise science and wellness teaching laboratory with equipment and software to monitor physiological parameters. The new exercise and wellness faculty position will bridge a strong connection between the MST Department and the Wellness Center and provide new research opportunities for students.

POSITION: Full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Math, Science & Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota. Salary and benefits package is competitive and dependent on qualifications. Start date is August 14, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physics and related areas as determined by qualifications and interest, (2) Advise MST students in course selection, and career planning, (3) Develop research/scholarship as appropriate for discipline and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed publications and appropriate conferences, (4) Provide service to the department, campus, and community appropriate within candidate's area of expertise, (5) Contribute to program recruitment and retention, (6) Develop working relationships with appropriate employers to assist with internship and permanent job placement, (7) Assist in the development of transfer programs with related 2-year college programs, (8) Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Earned doctorate degree in physics, physics education, or related field, (2) strong commitment and ability to teach both on campus and online courses including but not limited to algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and possibly calculus, software engineering, and other classes to support MST programs, (3) ability to establish his/her research program, (4) excellent writing and oral communication skills; (5) demonstrated cultural competency, and (6) commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University level teaching experience in the subject areas mentioned in the minimum qualifications, academic advising of students, experience in teaching varied courses in, and related to, physics, physics education, computer applications in physics, agrophysics, biophysics, biomechanics, geophysics, mechanics, astronomy, or other physical sciences, experience with online education, evidence of superior scholarly research activities, a strong background in the use of technology in teaching, grant writing experience, experience mentoring of undergraduates in research projects.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching and research philosophy; current CV; unofficial transcripts; and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of at least 3 references. The chosen candidate will be required to submit official transcripts and complete a background check prior to confirmation of an offer. Inquiries may be directed to John Loegering, Interim Head of the Math, Science & Technology Department, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-8132, 218-281-8380,

Monday, November 21, 2016

PER Postdoc, Michigan State

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work to develop and refine instructional materials for a new calculus-based electromagnetism course taught around project-based inquiry with computational physics. The successful candidate will also collect data on student learning as well as faculty practice in the course, and will assist in the analysis of the collected data.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics and education faculty to:
develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation;
develop valid assessments of student learning in this course;
participate in and supervise the development of instructional routines, materials, and practices for improving student learning in this course, including teaching the course;
publish assessment tools and findings in Physics Education journals; and
pursue a research agenda related to your own personal interests..

The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate researchers in Michigan State's Physics Education Research Lab ( and CREATE4STEM Institute (

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of a one year extension for a total of two years, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in physics or physics education is preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience with computational modeling in the any programming language are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and a statement of research experience and interests to (posting number 4452). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please inquire with Prof. Danny Caballero ( or Prof. Paul Irving ( regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for May 2017 or sooner.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

FT/PT (Online) Minerva Schools/ Keck Graduate Institute

Faculty - Natural Sciences: Physics at Minerva Schools: College of Natural Sciences
Minerva Schools: College of Natural Sciences
Faculty - Natural Sciences: Physics
Location: Remote

We are currently appointing faculty to teach undergraduate courses in the natural sciences beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. We welcome applications from people at all career stages (e.g., Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels). Our courses are broad, and we are especially interested in applicants with a background in physics.

The Minerva Schools at KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute) prepare students to become innovators and global leaders in a wide variety of disciplines. Our aim is to reinvent higher education at every level, from how we define the curriculum to how we teach. All Minerva classes are seminars, not lecture courses, and use active learning to help students learn to think critically and creatively as well as to communicate and interact effectively with others. We teach using the Minerva Active Learning Forum, a web-based platform that supports real-time, synchronous seminars (ranging from 15-19 students) with high levels of student-faculty interaction. The majority of our students are undergraduates pursuing four-year degrees.

You are a good fit for a Minerva faculty position if you are  eager to join one of the most innovative institutions in higher education today. As a student-centric program, we focus on learning outcomes, small interactive class sessions, and deep engagement between faculty and students, with feedback given in both directions. Because all classes are taught on our technology platform, you have complete flexibility to teach at Minerva via computer from any geographic location where there are good internet connections.

Please see our website for more information about Minerva’s course offerings in Natural Sciences.

Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics). ABD applicants accepted if degree will be complete by August 1, 2017.
documented teaching experience
comfort with new technology
passion for undergraduate teaching
willing to embrace innovative pedagogical approaches based on the science of learning
Candidates should submit the following:

A cover letter explaining:

Why you believe you would be a good fit to teach one or more specific Minerva courses.

Your interest in a full or part time appointment.

The names of, and contact information for, three people who will write a letter of recommendation; we are particularly interested in people who can attest to the quality of your teaching, your general quality of mind, and your openness to new pedagogical approaches.

A current curriculum vitae.

We plan to begin interviews in January, so please submit materials before January 3 to ensure their consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

FT, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Job Title Physics Instructor - Jackson County Campus
Classification Title
Rank Instructor
Job Description
Incumbent’s primary responsibility is the teaching of courses in associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs. Teaching faculty must follow established policies and procedures and are encouraged to participate in appropriate organizations and activities.

Incumbent is responsible for the teaching of assigned courses in the Science Department at assigned sites as well as the other duties and responsibilities inherent in this position. Incumbent reports to the Chairperson of the Science Department at the Jackson County Campus

Mandatory Qualifications
(M1) Master’s degree in Physics or Master’s degree with a minimum of eighteen graduate semester hours in physics from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. (M2) Teaching experience. (M3) Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. (M4) Familiarity with Internet, email, and word processing functions.

Preferred Qualifications
(D1) Master’s degree or higher in Physics. (D2) Experience in teaching at the community college and/or college-level. (D3) Multi-media instructional delivery experience. (D4) Functional knowledge of online teaching.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 11/09/2016
Close Date 12/06/2016
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

What is the highest level of education attained?
High School Diploma
Associates Degree
Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Optional Documents
Cover Letter
Additional Transcripts

Friday, November 18, 2016

FT Lab Lecturer, University of North Florida

Position Information
Position No. 338850
Requisition Number 061560
Approved Job Title Lab Lecturer
Position Type Faculty 11-12 Months
Faculty Position Subtype Regular
Time-limited thru:
(Contract, Grants, and Auxiliary positions only)
Type of Appointment Full-Time
Length of Appointment
(Faculty & Administrative positions only) 12 months
Internal Recruitment?
(Internal applicants only) No
Work Schedule:
(Support Staff Positions Only) No Response
Job Summary/Responsibilities The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida is now accepting applications for a permanent, 12-month non-tenure track, Laboratory Lecturer of Physics faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin in August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching and prepping undergraduate Physics Laboratory courses, and lecturing Physics courses as needed. An ability and interest in teaching Astronomy Lab or Earth Science Lab courses is desirable. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute service to the university and to the profession. The ideal candidate will have previous, documented experience in teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in Physics. The successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of Physics Laboratory course experiments.

Statement(s) of Understanding UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Required Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Physics or closely-related field, or its equivalent.

A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with some laboratory management experience.
Department Physics
Division Academic Affairs
College College of Arts and Sciences
Approved Hiring Salary Range 45,000
Pay Basis Annually
Job Posting Date 11-16-2016
Application Deadline Date Open Until Filled
Application Review Date
(Only if open until filled) 12-01-2016
Contract Period
(Faculty Positions Only) 12 months
Anticipated Starting Date: 08-17-2017
(if not Jacksonville)
Documents that must be submitted electronically at time of application: Other Doc
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Special Instructions Applicants are required to submit online an application form (; position number 338850), letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and concise statement of teaching interests (other doc).

Applicants must also arrange to email copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Gregory Wurtz, Ph.D., at

Application reviews will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. UNF is an Equal Employment/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Gregory Wurtz at

VAP, Angelo State TX

Department: Physics & Geosciences
Salary: Commensurate
Job Summary The Department of Physics and Geosciences at Angelo State University invites applications for a nine-month visiting faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.
Duties The candidate will teach undergraduate lectures and laboratories in Astronomy, Physical Science, and Physics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and experience in distance education and the use of web-based technologies is desired. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be dedicated to excellence in teaching with a strong commitment to high professional standards.
Physical Requirements
Qualifications A Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Other Information: Professional Letters of Reference may be emailed to
Posting Date: 11-16-2016
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 998409
Job Code: F0045
Posting Number: 0001117

Assistant Director for Faculty Development, University of South Alabama

Assistant Director for Faculty Development
Mission: The University of South Alabama (USA) is a regional, public, research university that serves Mobile and the Gulf coast area with programs in areas such as arts and sciences, education, health care, business and engineering. As the teaching and learning center for USA, the Innovation in Learning Center (ILC) promotes a culture of collaborative support for effective teaching and enhanced student learning in traditional, web-enhanced, blended and fully online instructional environments. More information is available at

The Position: The ILC is seeking an experienced, inspiring colleague to join our team. We support faculty development, course development, distance learning and instructional technologies across the University. Current ILC programs focus on supporting faculty in both teaching and scholarship roles. The ILC manages USAonline, the University’s learning management system. The Active Learning Initiative at South Alabama (ALISA) is engaged in a multi-year partnership with faculty and departments to redesign challenging courses. The ILC is currently laying the foundation for Faculty Learning Communities with the launch of the SoTL Studio, a grant program to support the scholarship of teaching and learning. Quality Matters review is another means through which faculty and departments can meet high standards for online and blended teaching and learning. The Assistant Director for Faculty Development will be a valuable member of our professional staff and will bring strengths that complement multiple ILC areas listed above. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director, Innovation in Learning Center and USAonline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Works with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate schedule of ILC faculty development events

· Plans, designs and leads workshops and seminars that promote ILC’s mission

· Proactively works with academic deans, department heads and directors of instructional support units to identify, development and implement faculty development activities

· Provides individual faculty teaching consultations and supports specialized teaching support programs of the ILC

· Organizes Faculty Development Day, a one-day set of instructional workshops, typically held once each semester

· Works with the Executive Director to coordinate New Faculty Orientation

· Works with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate the South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning, including identifying and recruiting keynote speakers, sponsors and faculty presenters

· Stays current on the literature related to faculty professional development, instructional technology and the scholarship of teaching and learning

· Conducts scholarly activities related to the work of the ILC, through scholarly conference presentations and publications as appropriate

· Supports the Executive Director in grant proposal writing as appropriate to support specialized initiatives at the University

· Provides guidance, management and leadership for the Graduate Assistants of the ILC

· Contributes to annual assessment of ILC programs

· Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance during normal work hours and scheduled events

· Participates in appropriate University committees when appointed

· Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Requirements:

· Doctoral degree in a field directly related to the work of the ILC, such as Education, STEM, Humanities or Social Sciences

· Four years of directly related professional experience with at least two of those years supporting faculty development programs in higher education

Preferred Requirements:

· Experience as a full time faculty member in higher education

· Experience in higher education including classroom instruction

· Evidence of innovative teaching in higher education especially with current learning technologies

· Prior experience working in a university center for teaching and learning

· Evidence of obtaining funding for instructional innovation


To apply, submit a current CV, a detailed cover letter outlining the candidate’s experience and how they fit the duties and responsibilities of the position, and a list of three professional references. Applications should be submitted through the following website:

Review of applications will commence on November 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

TT, Western Illinois

Assistant Professor, Physics
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Department: Physics
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 17, '16
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 11,094 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: August 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have to teach effectively in both lecture and laboratory settings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, servicing students of physics, engineering physics, and pre-engineering, as well as other science and pre-professional disciplines. The successful candidate must be able to provide faculty-mentored student research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) level majors. The successful candidate must be willing to seek out appropriate service opportunities to the department, the college, and the larger university community.

RANK & SALARY: Tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary and start up funds negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph. D in Physics or closely related discipline. Strong commitment to teaching from the beginning undergraduate level through the graduate (M.S.) level. Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct research leading to publication. Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate and graduate physics majors, as well as with majors from other disciplines. Must be an adept public speaker.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives within the university.  Postdoctoral experience with a strong record of independent research. Proven track-record of working with undergraduate and graduate students in a research laboratory setting. Involvement in the garnering of external funding for research with collaborators.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics offers the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics. The Department also offers an engineering physics option as well as a teacher certification option and a pre-professional program in engineering. The faculty serve approximately 30 undergraduate majors, 35 graduate majors and 20 pre-engineering students, as well as offer a number of general education and service courses. All graduate and undergraduate majors are encouraged to participate in research activities. The department's core mission is to provide a first rate educational experience for its students. For further information, visit the website at

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 12 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,094 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 67 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 9 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,563): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,531): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
5) a statement of research interests and proposed research program to be carried out at WIU
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on December 17, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to:Dr. Mark S. Boley at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

FT Lecturer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Physics Lecturer, Chemistry and Physics - 16000001IL


The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a lecturer position in Physics beginning August 1, 2017. The ideal candidate will be skillful and enthusiastic about teaching introductory and upper level Physics, Astronomy, and General Science courses and labs.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:
PhD in Physics or in a closely related field.
Ability to teach a wide range of courses, such as introductory courses and labs in physics, astronomy, and general science as well as upper level physics courses.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in biophysics
Application Procedures:
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
Cover letter/letter of interest
CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for two to three (2-3) references.
Unofficial transcripts.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference.
Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Job Faculty

Primary Location  US-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Organization  Chemistry

Campus/Institute  Chattanooga

Schedule  Full-time

Job Posting  Nov 15, 2016, 1:55:08 PM

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FT, Lee College TX

Position Information
Posting Number: 0000666
Job Title: Full-Time Physics Instructor
Position Title: Full-Time Physics Instructor
PS Position#: 00000193
Position Status: Full-Time
Salary: Salary is based on the Lee College Faculty Salary Scale - 9 Month. Placement on scale is commensurate with education and experience.
Classification: Faculty
Department: Math, Science, Engineering

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Please note – This is a contract position.

Faculty schedules vary by semester. Candidate may be required to teach evening and/or distance education courses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach freshman and sophomore level courses ranging from conceptual physics to calculus-based physics.
Qualified applicants must be committed to student learning, integrating technology into the curriculum, and encouraging engaged scholars.
Teach assigned classes in keeping with approved syllabi, outlines, and instructional materials.
Maintain accurate student records in compliance with Lee College requirements.
Submit required student reports to the Admissions & Records Office according to schedule.
Direct, evaluate, and assess the learning experience of the students in accordance with adopted curricula and approved procedures.
Provide counsel/guidance to students when there is a need.
All faculty members are required to be on campus 35 hours per week, and participate in professional development activities, department and college committees, commencement, and other activities as stated in the Faculty Workload and Responsibilities Policy.
Faculty members may be required to teach evening, weekend, summer, online, hybrid, and dual credit classes at various campuses.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Recruit for and promote the Physics program.
Participate on campus-related committees as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent college benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have a Master’s (or higher) degree in Physics, or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Lee College does not provide sponsorship. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching at a community college
Experience in implementing Physics Education Research reforms
Knowledge of Blackboard
Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
If other, provide location.
Posting Date: 11/15/2016
Close Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Lee College does not provide sponsorship. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.

this position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Master’s (or higher) degree in Physics or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics?
* Do you have experience teaching Physics at a community college?
* Do you have experience using Blackboard?
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3
Other Document