Friday, November 21, 2014

TT-esque at Lyman Briggs

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a mathematics and physics faculty position in the Academic Specialist Appointment System to join the college’s mathematics and physics groups in August of 2015.

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, math education, science education, or related field in hand by August 15, 2015. The position requires expertise and/or teaching experience in both mathematics and physics. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing excellence in the teaching of introductory courses in both mathematics and physics and will join the college’s ongoing efforts to reform undergraduate STEM education.

Founded in 1967, LBC is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its impacts on society.  Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, and faculty work closely with students in smaller classes. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences, about 60% are women, nearly 20% are students of color; about 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College.  The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research.

Academic Specialists in LBC teach five courses each academic year.  The mathematics and physics groups offer courses in intermediate algebra and college algebra, as well as a three-semester calculus sequence and a two-semester calculus-based physics sequence. The physics group in LBC is committed to moving toward a studio-physics style classroom that includes integrated lecture and laboratory sessions. The ideal candidate will strengthen ties between the mathematics and physics groups and contribute to advancing the quality of teaching in both groups’ classes.  Academic specialists contribute professional service to the college, including membership on LBC committees. A candidate would also have the opportunity to work on teaching and learning projects as needs and interests arise. The mathematics and physics academic specialist will start with a three-year probationary appointment that has the potential, after successful reappointment, to become a long-term position (for details see the MSU Faculty Handbook

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 0518.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (  A complete application will include a c.v., a teaching portfolio, and a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise as it pertains teaching in the college as well as the pedagogical approaches the candidate employs.  For details on teaching portfolios see  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.

The deadline to ensure full consideration of applications is January 6, 2015, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Mark Largent at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TT at Keene State, NH

The Physics Department at Keene State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics, beginning August 2015. We seek a broadly trained Physicist and extraordinary teacher of students of varying backgrounds and abilities. Experience in leading undergraduate research in a laboratory-based project is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts undergraduate academic setting. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The department consists of two tenure-track faculty lines as well as adjunct faculty and a laboratory assistant who contribute to joint majors in Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Physics, a Physics Minor and an Engineering Transfer program as well as serving majors in Chemistry, Biology and Geology. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service to the department and the College. Faculty members also have the opportunity to teach a course in the college’s Integrative Studies Program, a transformational general education approach. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities that help students become responsible global citizens. For information about the physics department visit:
Qualifications Required: Ph.D. by August 1, 2015 in Physics or Astronomy; undergraduate teaching experience as lead instructor; a research agenda accessible to undergraduates; demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: the ability to teach the full range of upper level Physics courses (Thermodynamics, Classical Mechanics, E&M & Quantum Mechanics); additional full- time undergraduate Physics teaching experience; demonstrated undergraduate mentoring/research experience; the ability to or experience teaching Astronomy, Meteorology and other general education courses.
Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.
Application: Apply online at
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: • Letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • Graduate School transcripts • Teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy • Research statement describing the candidate’s research experience and how they would engage undergraduate students in this research. • Three letters of recommendation addressing above qualifications.
Note: The three letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly to Keene State College, Office of Human Resource Management- FAC6, 229 Main Street, Keene NH 03435-1604 or via e-mail to
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.
To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community visit:
Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Additional Salary Information: Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 
Internal Number: fac6

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows at American University in Cairo

Company Description:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.
Job Description:
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt. Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC's Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed to AUC's program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships beginning in fall 2015. Candidates are welcome in any of the following disciplines:
Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology.
To be eligible for appointment, applicants for Post-Doctoral Fellowships should have received their PhD's within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases ABD's will be considered. Teaching experience is not required.
Additional Information:
Successful applicants will hold a term of appointment for three academic years, and receive an annual research award up to $5,000.
Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via online.
a) an updated C.V;
 b) a letter of interest;
 c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); an
d d) A list of names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background, to be sent to

Application Information

Contact: American University in Cairo
Online App. Form:

TT position at LaGrange College

Physics: The Sciences Department, composed of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Psychological Sciences, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics. Possible start dates are January or August of 2015. Teaching assignment consists primarily of Algebra-based Introductory Physics with laboratory and Calculus-based General Physics with laboratory. There may be opportunities to teach in other areas of core education, the interim term, and the evening college. A desire to conduct undergraduate research is highly desirable, Other responsibilities include advising pre-Engineering undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. in physics or a closely allied field is required for the appointment to be tenure track. LaGrange College seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and appreciate the mission of the institution.

LaGrange College is located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) - about an hour southwest of Atlanta. An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of LaGrange and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vita, a minimum of three references, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and a statement of personal teaching/learning philosophy to or you may apply by mail:

Karley Huddleston
Human Resources
LaGrange College
601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Open Rank, STEM Education, Florida State

                                      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
                                Open Rank Professor of STEM Education

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in its Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) to begin August 2015. Rank awarded will be commensurate with experience.

Established by the Florida Legislature, FCR-STEM’s mission is to help the state of Florida improve K-12 teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and prepare students for higher education and STEM careers in the 21st century. Its primary functions include scientifically rigorous research, technical assistance to schools and schools districts, support of the Florida’s math and science education initiatives, and dissemination of evidence-based practices. To learn more about FCR-STEM, please visit our website at

The Center is housed within the Learning Systems Institute, a multidisciplinary research and development organization based at FSU dedicated to improving learning and human performance. Our project-based teams are made up of faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. These teams feature LSI’s own experts, top researchers from FSU’s other units and partners at leading institutions across the country and the globe. LSI’s clients include a variety of private, federal and state agencies, as well as international governmental entities. Among the U.S. federal agencies LSI has served are the Department of Education, the Agency for International Development, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Homeland Security. Since its founding in 1969, LSI has attracted more than $500 million in research and development funding. At the present time, approximately 100 LSI faculty and staff are engaged in more than twenty active projects (approximately $50 million in total funding) in the state of Florida as well as Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The individual selected for this position will collaborate with current LSI faculty and staff to provide leadership for the research mission and development of the center. Specific responsibilities include contributing to the center’s activities, collaborating with and facilitating collaboration among FCR-STEM faculty members on the design and execution of research projects, preparing grant proposals, writing and publishing research papers, coordinating development and execution of the center’s research plan, and directing graduate students. It is envisioned that the person in this position will not only advance and support the research of FCR-STEM faculty but also serve as Principal Investigator of his/her own research projects. The incumbent will also establish and extend professional relationships with faculty within the greater Florida State University as well as faculty in other universities. This will be a nine-month, tenure-track position; the home College is negotiable.

Salary range: Negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience
Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in engineering education, mathematics or science education, a science- or mathematics-related field, educational research, psychology or a related field. Interest and experience in Pre-K-12 engineering, science and/or mathematics educational research in schools is desirable.

Deadline: Applicants should send a letter of intent addressing qualifications, a current vita, names and contact information for references, and samples of professional writing. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

To be considered for this position, applicants should
1) send a letter of intent addressing qualifications, a current vita, names and contact information for references, and samples of professional writing to Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Ph.D., Director, FSU Learning Systems Institute, 4600C University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2540 (Applications also will be accepted at Please put “FCR-STEM Director” and your last name in the subject line.), and
2) apply at Job ID# 37993
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

VAP at Colorado College

The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August 2015.  There is a possibility of extending this position for a second year. 
The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak.  Our unusual academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching.  Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently.  We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you. 
We prefer a candidate with some teaching experience who can teach across the undergraduate curriculum.  There will probably be an opportunity for the visitor to offer one course of their choice.  This can be an elective course for majors, an interdisciplinary course, a general education course or a first-year experience course.  In your cover letter, please describe a course or two that you would enjoy teaching and that would add to our curriculum as listed here: .
Send cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts, brief summary of your experience in and philosophy of teaching, description of your research interests and three letters of recommendation submitted electronically on the Colorado College Employment Career Site: .
Colorado College is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colorado College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FT at Laredo CC

Educational Requirements:
  • A Master's Degree in a field of science is preferred.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate hours in your specialty is required.
  • Some experience in teaching, preferably at the community and/or senior college level is desirable.
Basic Function and Responsibility: 
This individual will be responsible for teaching science courses in his/her discipline in the Department of Natural Sciences with duties as listed below and in accordance with the Laredo Community College Manual of Policy and the Faculty Procedures Manual.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach assigned courses in your discipline by preparing lecture and laboratory materials and activities, which result in demonstrated student achievement. Laboratory activities may require some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
  • Develop, evaluate and revise course objectives and syllabi to ensure instructional quality.
  • Make every effort to provide a safe learning environment for the students and be responsible for the security of equipment, materials, and classrooms.
  • Provide students with timely evaluation of their progress and with educational assistance within assigned courses including tutoring, referral to available student support services, and by acting as an educational resource for students.
  • Provide timely and accurate information and/or reports throughout the semester and at the end of each semester to the Registration Office and departmental office. (This includes final exam and course grades, grade records, attendance records grade distributions, copies of final exams, competency analysis, etc.)
  • Provide accurate career and/or degree plan advisement during scheduled and/or unscheduled student advisement and registration periods.
  • Conduct analyses and reports on course based, general education and/or other assessments as needed for Institutional Effectiveness process.
  • Work a minimum of 35 hours a week on campus including a minimum of 10 office hours per week.
  • Teach day, evening, weekend, distance learning courses, at either campus, offcampus and/or out-of-town courses as assigned.
  • Keep current with changes and advances in the fields of science, technology, and pedagogy and incorporate these into the appropriate teaching areas.
  • Participate in activities such as orientation, convocation, in-service, and seminars designed for professional growth and development.
  • Participate in library collection development for the disciplines through the request of materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
  • Participate in committees at the college and at the departmental level.
  • Attend meetings called by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, Department Chairperson, or Committee Chairpersons.
  • Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
  • Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
  • Follow the approved academic calendar and exam schedules.
  • Participate in the procedures of evaluation of courses by students and by supervisors, act as a mentor to other faculty members when appropriate, and/or become a member of an evaluative team for a colleague.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, or Department Chairperson.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • The individual must be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students.
  • The individual must be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
  • The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment, audio-visual aids, and computers.
  • The ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness are essential.
Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet which consists of: LCC application, transcripts (if recommended for position official transcripts will be required), resume, and 3 letters of recommendation (be no more than a year old, need to be dated and need to be signed by individual recommending you). LCC can no longer accept applications that do not have all of the required supporting credentials for the posted position. Please visit our website at click on jobs@LCC to download our application form.

Monday, November 17, 2014

TT in STEM Ed at Colorado State

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Education (Tenure Track)

The School of Education at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in one or more areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education.

This position is part of a cluster search designed to further the School of Education’s commitment and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the fields of higher education leadership, adult education and training, counseling and career development, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through collaborative research, teaching and community engagement.

We seek a scholar committed to broadening the participation of diverse groups of learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education who (a) has high research productivity or potential, (b) studies teaching and learning in formal and/or informal P-12, undergraduate, graduate or workplace, or other settings, (c) can teach in undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs, as well as in doctoral programs, (d) is active in seeking external funding for research, (e) can teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students, (f) can help build alliances across multiple program areas, and (g) will become actively engaged in the various activities and initiatives of the College of Health and Human Sciences, as well as those with the CSU STEM Center, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Natural Resources.

For more information about the position including responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits, and application procedures, see the position description at More information about the programs in which the successful candidate for this position will work can be found at:

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted electronically to the Search Committee Chair by December 30, 2014. Finalists for the position will be interviewed in February or early March. The search will remain open until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 16, 2015.

For more information about the position, the School of Education or Colorado State University, please contact Dr. Gene Gloeckner, Professor and Search Co-Chair: or 970-491-7661.

Complete applications should include a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, a full curriculum vita, and the names, positions, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted only with the candidate’s prior approval. Submit application materials electronically to:
Dr. Gene Gloeckner
c/o: Ms. Heidi Propp, Administrative Assistant
(970) 491‐6316

TT at New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute
Employment Opportunity

Junior College Physics Instructor 

New Mexico Military Institute has an opening for a tenure track junior college physics instructor beginning in January 2015. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of college physics courses and serving as a faculty advisor. A Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field, from an accredited institution required; earned doctorate is preferred. It is highly desirable that the applicant have experience in engineering and/or industrial applications. Preference will be given to candidates with three or more years teaching college Physics. Successful applicant must possess a commitment to teaching and working with students. NMMI is a state supported college preparatory high school and transfer junior college operating within a conducive military environment. Ninety percent of our graduates complete baccalaureate degrees. The military structure provides an excellent teaching environment including a small student to teacher ratio. Military experience is not a prerequisite. Benefits include state retirement and medical insurance. Competitive salary schedule dependent on education and experience.

Send application letter, résumé, transcripts, three letters of reference and a completed NMMI Employment Application Form (available at ) to Human Resources Office, New Mexico Military Institute, 101 West College, Roswell, NM 88201-5174 Review of applications begins 1 December 2014. NMMI is an EOE.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Instructor of Physics at Indiana State Univ.

Instructor of Physics:
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Indiana State University seeks applications for an instructor position beginning August 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or physics education; ABD candidates will also be considered. This position is a nine-month appointment on a three-year renewable contract with a competitive salary and benefits. Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. Summer teaching opportunities are usually available.
Basic Purpose & Scope:
Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. The normal teaching load for instructors is 5:5 (15 hours per semester).
Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. The normal teaching load for instructors is 5:5 (15 hours per semester).

Required Education: physics, astronomy, or physics education
Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply

Apply here

Indiana State University combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world.

TT at Oregon State University-PER

 Position Summary
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Faculty at Oregon State University are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success. We seek faculty who have evidence of educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include experience with sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, or the use of innovation pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning.

Oregon State University's commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry to graduation. Our Strategic Plan ( articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring initiative for 2014-15 that is designed to support these strategies. In alignment with this initiative, the College of Science seeks to fill a position in the Department of Physics that will teach physics at the undergraduate and graduate level and will establish a research program in Physics Education.

The activities of the OSU Department of Physics include undergraduate and graduate education, and basic and applied research ( The department offers doctoral and master degrees, and bachelor degrees in Physics. There are research programs in optics, condensed matter, computational physics and physics education. The department has 16 faculty members, approximately 120 majors, and 45 graduate students. The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences, that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

  Position Duties 
 60% - Teaching & Advising:

Teaching of regular credit courses as assigned; including (if applicable) class room preparation, lecture presentations, GTA supervision, timely grading of homework, timely grading of exams, making class information available through the web, holding regular office hours. The total number of regular courses per year in this position description is three (3) for a full time appointment.

Directing undergraduate and graduate research and theses.

Service on master and doctoral committees; mentoring of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates; curricular development (single course improvement without dissemination).

30% - Scholarship & Creative Activity:

Pursue scholarly activities through research in the field of physics education. Results should be published in peer-reviewed journals and should be presented in professional meetings, symposia, and conferences.

Obtain grant and contract support for the research, in order to support (if applicable) research assistants, travel, summer salary, publication expenses, research equipment, computer equipment, and other costs of operating a research program.

Provide publication of non-refereed papers, web publications, publication of books and book chapters, patent awards, and inventions.

10% - Service & Profession:

Service on departmental and university committees as assigned.
Involvement with professional associations/societies, holding offices, participation in research advisory or review panels, review manuscripts for journals, organization of conferences, chairing conference sessions, and similar activities. 

 Minimum/Required Qualifications
 Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field; AND
strong record of research, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching.

Commitment to undergraduate and graduate student success.

Commitment to excellence in educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners.

Research experience in Physics Education.

Strong interest in joining a collaborative research community.

Proven ability to teach Physics effectively at lower and upper division levels.

Ability to participate in interdisciplinary projects with other scientists throughout the University.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
30% - Scholarly outcomes include dissemination of research via publication of results in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national or international conferences. Leadership in collaboration and community-building. Innovative teaching, curriculum development, and assessment.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Henri Jansen at

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

1 FT and 1 PT Lectureships, Central Washington University [Starting Jan 2015]

The Department of Physics at Central Washington University invites applications to fill one part-time and one full-time lecturer positions for the 2015 winter and spring academic terms. Courses to be taught included algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics, as well as a conceptual physics course that is co-taught with an experienced faculty member.
An M.S. or Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and some classroom experience at the undergraduate level are required. The physics department at CWU is fully committed to employing active learning approaches to all levels of undergraduate courses; experience with this method of instruction is preferred.
Candidates must submit complete applications electronically at
Complete applications must include (a) letter of application; (b) detailed curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information of at least three professional references; (d) copies of transcripts for the highest degree held; (e) one-page statement of prior teaching effectiveness; (f) statement of teaching philosophy. Only complete, electronically submitted applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Search committee contact:
As an AA/EEO/Title IV Institution, Central Washington University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

NTT Instructorships at Rice University, Houston

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Rice University invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates for  instructorships in introductory physics, commencing July/August 2015.  The successful candidates will lead small classes and assist with peer discussion sessions, cooperative group learning activities, on-line materials, laboratory sessions, and general course logistics. These are non-tenure-track positions with up to three-year terms and the possibility of reappointment.  They support a new University initiative to reduce class sizes, and the teaching load is equivalent to three courses per semester.  Evaluation of applications will begin February 1st and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of publications as a single PDF file, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: with subject line "P&A Instructorship" (pdf format preferred), or by postal mail to P&A Instructorship Search, c/o Valerie Call, Physics and Astronomy Department – MS 61, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892.Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.  Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

FT at Franklin Pierce, NH

Franklin Pierce University, the College of Rindge, NH, is seeking a faculty member to join our Division of Natural Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Physics. This position will participate in teaching and lecturing General Physics courses and labs. Along with this, the successful candidate will take part in General Education Curriculum each semester as deemed appropriate according to program needs. 

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Physics, demonstrate teaching effectiveness at the college level and exhibit a strong commitment to undergraduate education, learning and advising. All faculty positions are expected to engage in institutional service as well as maintain a program of scholarly/creative work. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage women and minorities to apply for our open positions, and welcome enquiry from qualified applicants for this position beginning Fall 2015. 
All faculty positions require that applicants can demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to work effectively with students. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, academic advising and mentoring students; and participation in departmental and committee work. 

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately, with preference to applications received by January 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae and, contact information for three professional references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this stage), a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: 

Assistant Professor - Physics 
Human Resources Department 
Franklin Pierce University 
40 University Drive 
Rindge, NH 03461 

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TT at Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty appointment in Physics and Astronomy (Position # 156010). The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics or related area, and qualify for rank of assistant or associate professor. The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in professional physics, applied physics, physics teaching, and astronomy. Candidates must be able to teach upper-division departmental courses and also be passionate about teaching introductory students using innovative pedagogies. Applicants must provide a plan to develop an active research program to fully engage undergraduates. Current departmental strengths include materials research, biomedical optics, sensors, physics education, quantum optics, and acoustics. Excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

Position begins August 1, 2015.

Application review begins January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested  applicants must apply online at Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a plan for involving undergraduates in research. Candidates selected for the short list will be required to submit a 10 minute video of  themselves teaching a physics-related topic. Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college  degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if selected for an on-campus interview. Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424. MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Assistant Professor, Astronomy/Physics-Utah Valley University

Teaches 12 credit hours in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Engages in appropriate instructional methods and classroom management, including adequate lecture and exam preparation, grading, online record keeping and other standard practices. Participates in teacher improvement activities and learning outcome assessment. Develops a research program utilizing undergraduate students. Mentors students in research projects. Seeks funding for research and student projects. Mentors students collectively through participation in academically relevant activities such as club sponsorship, colloquia, exam preparation sessions, and so forth. Fulfill committee and other department duties as requested and assigned by department chair, college dean and other appropriate university officials.

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Utah Valley University (UVU) is a student-centered teaching institution dedicated to building communities of engaged learners. Being part of something greater, serving a larger mission of discovery and student engaged learning - that's the heart of what drives people to work at UVU. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance the Unique Mission of our institution. Our goal in Human Resources is to ensure that the University is an "Employer of Choice" and as such we are committed to continuous improvement, and to an employee population that represents the diverse communities in which we operate.

UVU is located in Orem, Utah with satellite campuses in the north and south ends of Utah County, Wasatch County, and the Provo Airport. At UVU, benefit eligible employees enjoy: waived undergraduate resident tuition for themselves and dependents; employer paid retirement program; competitive medical and dental insurance; life insurance; 12 paid holidays per year; a generous leave policy; and discounts for university events and local businesses. Visit more benefits information.
Apply online:
Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TT/T at Aquinas College, MI

Aquinas College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics position starting August 2015.
Our faculty members are responsible for delivering quality, student-centered, hands-on, active instruction in order to prepare our students for success. We are looking for a dynamic, caring professional dedicated to teaching excellence and professional scholarship, who is committed to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Related responsibilities include: maintaining office hours, advising students, and participating in departmental and college-wide activities including developing classes.
We seek an individual who exhibits a strong commitment to teaching physics lectures and laboratories for science and non-science students. Responsibilities include support of biology, chemistry, and mathematics programs, management of the Baldwin Observatory with 16-inch telescope, and participation in research involving undergraduates. Contributions to the ongoing advancement of the sciences at Aquinas will be expected.
To apply, submit a cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Also include a statement on how you see yourself contributing to the Aquinas College mission. Send all materials to Lori Orlowski, Executive Assistant to the Provost, at
Deadline: November 26, 2014
Applicants must have Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or closely-related field by the time of appointment.

TT at Rhode Island College

Position TitleAssistant Professor, Physics, Fall 2015
Joint Appointment
Department NamePhysical Sciences Department
Academic or Calendar YearAcademic
Full Time / Part TimeFull Time
Position Summary
The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College invites applications for the above, full-time tenure-track positions for Fall 2015.
The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College consists of 5 physicists, 8 chemists, 2 earth scientists and 1 science educator and offers undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and physics. In the physics and physical sciences programs we teach a wide range of students, including traditional physics majors, physics majors with an interest in secondary education and students interested in middle school science and elementary education. We also provide service courses for biology, mathematics, radiation technology majors and the general education population. We have a strong commitment to engaging undergraduates in research with the majority of our students participating in some research while they are at the College. We are looking for a candidate with research interests that complement the existing strengths of the department in condensed matter physics, materials physics and statistical mechanics.
Essential Duties
-Teach undergraduate physics and physical science courses.
-Advise majors on program requirements and research opportunities.
-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.
-Mentor undergraduate research students.
-Serve on college and departmental committees.
-Develop experimental laboratory exercises for introductory and upper-level courses.
Occasional Duties
-Teach other courses as appropriate.
-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
-Possess effective technical, oral and written communications and management/organizational skills.
-Possess the ability to successfully work with students and colleagues.
-Posses a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research.
Required Qualifications
Education: Ph.D. in Physics
Experience: Demonstrated teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Willingness to adopt a leadership role.
Environmental Conditions
Faculty members routinely deal with electronic and other scientific equipment and chemicals appropriate to the discipline.

Full-Time Physics/Science Education at the University of Northern Colorado

This is a nine-month, full-time, contract-renewable position in the
Department of Physics and Astronomy beginning Fall 2015. UNC is the leading
STEM teacher preparation institution in Colorado, and the department offers
an undergraduate degree option in secondary teaching. The successful
candidate will mentor student teachers, teach methods courses for science
education majors, as well as teach courses for non-science majors and
lower-level physics courses. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is
expected, and experience in secondary education highly desired.  The
department also has an active undergraduate research program; the successful
candidate may choose to be involved in this effort. At minimum, a master's
degree in physics or a master's degree in science education with significant
graduate coursework in physics is required and must be awarded by 8/17/2015.

The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at:  Screening of applications begins
December 12th, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. The
University is an AAEO employer.

Part-time Instructor at University of The Incarnate Word

Position Summary
Part-time instructor in the Department of Atmospheric Science and Physics will present labs and/or lectures in undergraduate core physics courses including mechanics and electricity/magnetism. The Department of Physics provides support courses for disciplines include Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Nutrition, Nursing, Pharmacy, Environmental Sciences and Nuclear Medicine.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and teaching ability needed in algebra-based and calculus-based physics.
Required Education
Minimum requirements include a 18 graduate hours in Physics or closely related field and a Master’s degree, plus a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship and community services.
Required Work Experience
Graduate coursework and teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience teaching at the college level, with undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in teaching a diverse population of students and using computers and advanced technology to enhance the educational experience of students.
Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in teaching both to non-science and science majors.
Job Duty Name: Essential Duties
Description of Job Duty: Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate labs and/or lectures in introductory algebra-based and calculus-based Physics. These courses include topics in mechanics, heat, waves, sounds, and electricity & magnetism, light, optics, and related topics.
Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time: 100
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants should include:
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for 3 references
  • all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • a statement reflecting your teaching philosophy

Application Information

Contact: University of The Incarnate Word
Online App. Form:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

3-Year VAP, Spelman College, Atlanta GA

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.
Non –Tenure Track Position
Three – Year Appointment
Lecturer of Physics
Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.
The Physics Department invites applications to fill a three-year renewable appointment at the rank of Lecturer, beginning August 2015, job code TF0603. The Physics Department is committed to reforming its courses with research-based and innovative pedagogy, including active student engagement in lecture and new formats for laboratory sessions. In addition to teaching introductory courses, upper-level and capstone courses, candidates must be able to conduct research, some of which includes undergraduates, and participate in the department’s on-going curricular reform.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or closely-related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and with specialties that complement the departmental research interests.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until December 12, 2014.
Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please upload: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier. Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. Send all information to:
Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and participates in E-Verify

FT, Emmanuel College, GA

Emmanuel College, located in Franklin Springs, GA, is seeking a full time faculty member to teach the following courses starting July 1, 2015.
  • Primary - Introductory Physics and Physical Science
  • Secondary - Introductory Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
Faculty Qualifications: A degree appropriate for the courses being taught is required. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate students preferred. See other application requirements below. 

Emmanuel College is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution which strives to prepare students to become Christ-like disciples who integrate faith, learning, and living for effective careers, scholarship, and service. 

Compensation: Adjunct pay commensurate with qualifications of the successful candidate in accordance with approved pay scale. 

Filing an application: Please forward the following directly to the contact person listed below.
  • Letter of application
  • Complete Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts: from all graduate schools attended.
  • Pastoral Letter of Recommendation: Needs to be from a current pastor and to include a verification of current church attendance/membership, a description of the applicant's activity in the local congregation, and an evaluation of the quality of the candidates' personal commitment to Christ.
  • Statement of Faith/Personal Testimony: An explanation of the applicant's relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, including a brief account of accepting Christ as personal savior, church membership, and current church involvements.
Applications will not be considered until all requested documents have been received.
Postal Address:Mrs. Joann Harper
Director of Human Resources
Emmanuel College
PO Box 129
Franklin Springs, GA 30639

TT at Coastal Carolina U, SC

The College of Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2015. 

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy with a strong physics background or engineering with a strong background in physics. The position will require the successful candidate to teach various lower-level physics courses for both science and non-science majors. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, electronically at One reference must be able to address the applicant's teaching ability. In addition, submit a statement of teaching philosophy that also describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer. Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Brian Bunton by email to .