Monday, October 20, 2014

Assistant Professor in Elementary Science-University of California, Davis

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

Position Responsibilities 

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

Postion Description

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

Selection Criteria 

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

General Information

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

FT at Alamo College, San Antonio TX

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

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

Alamo Colleges

Full-time Teaching Faculty Job Description

Job Description Summary

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

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


A faculty position must meet the following criteria:

1. A regular, full-time position.

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

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

TT Teaching Professor at UC San Diego

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

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

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

FT Instructorship at U South Florida - Sarasota Manatee

Job Details
Job Title
Instructor, Physics
Job ID
USF Sarasota-Manatee
Full/Part Time

Position Details

College:  College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Physics
Job Title/Job Code: Instructor/9004
Salary Range: $50,000 - $56,000
Application Deadline:  Position will remain open until filled, reveiw of applications will begin on November 14, 2014
The College:  The USFSM College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is composed of a full-time faculty of 32, plus a corps of adjuncts. It delivers eight undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees, in addition to general education and an honors program. Because the College is not departmentalized, faculty members, as teachers and scholars, enjoy the stimulation of a collaborative interdisciplinary culture.
The Program: The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) delivers a unique B.S. in Biology degree. This small program admits approximately 50 students a year, so classes are small, with faculty teaching both lecture and lab components.  Students in Biology enjoy a well-rounded curriculum that includes courses in chemistry and physics, as well as medical and marine sciences. USFSM also offers a B.S. in Information Technology, delivered mostly online, which includes a physics course in its curriculum.
The Position: This instructor will teach both the lecture and lab components of the two-course sequence in General Physics for science majors, as well as the basic Conceptual Physics course for IT majors and general education students. While all USFSM faculty members are encouraged to pursue research, this is a teaching appointment. The appropriate candidate for this position will enjoy the challenge of being on the ground floor and helping shape a developing program. The competitive candidate will have a record of student-centered, effective teaching.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Master’s Degree
  2. If the graduate degree is not in physics, at least 18 graduate semester credits in physics-related course work.
  3. Experience teaching at the college level
 Preferred Qualifications:  
  1. A doctorate in a relevant field
  2. A graduate credential in a second relevant field, such as mathematics
  3. Experience teaching college-level science and/or mathematics
TO APPLY:  Please click on the Apply Now button.  When applying you will have an opportunity to attach documents as "resume" .  Please attach the documents listed below (cover letter, c.v. and teaching philosophy) as one document under the "resume" attachment.   
Documents Required:
Applicants must submit one pdf file with the following three items, in order:
  • A letter discussing their qualifications for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
Semi-finalists will be asked to submit
  • A syllabus and student evaluations for a course taught
Finalists will be asked to submit
  • Official graduate transcript(s)
  • Contact information for three references
Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.
About USF

The University of South Florida System is a young and emerging system that currently includes three institutions: USF TampaUSF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans.                       
USF Sarasota-Manatee
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides access to professional higher education programs and scholarly research in a personalized living and learning community that graduates successful leaders who empower Florida’s Suncoast to thrive locally, nationally, and globally. The campus serves more than 4,600 students annually and offers 34 undergraduate and graduate degree/certificate programs. An additional instructional site is located in North Port, south Sarasota County. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Remote postdoc at AAPT, formerly the PER User's Guide, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position as part of the DEAR-Faculty project, which is developing a Data Explorer and Assessment Resources for Physics faculty. As a post-doc, you will conduct research and write articles for PhysPort around the topic of assessment in physics departments. Your research may include interviewing physics faculty, analyzing assessment data from diverse institutions, and/or preparing papers for publication. You will work closely with Sam McKagan (PhysPort Director, American Association of Physics Teachers), Ellie Sayre (PhysPort Research Arm, Kansas State University) and a team of researchers at AAPT and Kansas State University. For more information about the project, see or our project website.

This position is extremely flexible in terms of hours and location, accommodating part-time (50%-100% FTE, depending on your preferences) and distance postdocs. You may choose to live near Sam in Seattle, Washington, and be associated with the Seattle Pacific University PER group, or near Ellie in Manhattan, Kansas, and be associated with the Kansas State University PER group. You may also choose to work remotely.  

We are passionate about the professional development of our postdocs. You will receive training on how to write papers for publication and for ordinary physics faculty, how to conduct interview-based research and usability testing, how to teach faculty about using assessment data to improve their teaching, and how to prepare grant proposals.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Passion for improving the state of physics education at the university level
  • Knowledge of PER, both curricula and current research
  • Knowledge of the culture of physics in academic contexts
  • Good writing and communication skills and a willingness to improve them

Preferred qualifications:
  • PhD/EdD in PER or a related field in hand; ABD only with firm graduation date
  • Successful research record and the ability to conduct independent research
  • Some knowledge of statistics or programming at a basic level
  • Some experience with interviewing
  • Knowledge of research-based assessment methods
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physics faculty
  • Ability to work remotely with a diverse research team
  • Available soon
We realize that no one person has all of these preferred qualifications; a successful candidate might have some of them. If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to apply, or at least contact us with questions.

If you have any questions about the project or the position, please contact Sam ( or Ellie (

We prefer someone who is available starting by January, but can hire as early as next week or as late as summer.  Applications are accepted until the position is filled; initial interviews are likely to be the first and second week of November.

To apply, please submit the following to Kim Coy, Project Technical Assistant, at
  • Cover letter, including:
    • Your preferred FTE fraction (50% - 100%)
    • Your preferred work location (Seattle, WA; Manhattan, KS; or elsewhere)
    • Your preferred start date
    • When you received or expect to receive your PhD or EdD.
  • CV, including:
    • List of publications
    • Education and Research experience
  • 1-2 page statement of research experience and interests, including:
    • Your experience, knowledge, and interest in PER
    • Description of your past research projects
    • Your interest in research in general, and in the research involved in this position in particular
    • Why you are a good fit for this position
    • Contact information for three references

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TT at Gonzaga University, WA

The Physics department at Gonzaga University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to teach a wide range of courses across the curriculum, beginning in fall of 2015. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, interest in student advising, and an ongoing scholarly agenda. 

Desired Qualifications: At least one year of teaching experience, which may include teaching assistant work and an ability to involve undergraduate students in research projects. 

To apply or view the full position description, please visit our web site at:
To learn more about the Department of Physics at Gonzaga University, please visit the department web site at

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jeff Bierman, Chair, Department of Physics, Position closes on December 12, 2014, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996. 

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics-Chatham University

Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time, renewable-term Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in August 2015.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The faculty member will in teach in Chatham’s Science Department and other programs the Department supports. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in physics and math. The successful candidate will also conduct research with undergraduates.

Minimum qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Physics or related areas. ABD candidates will be considered if graduating by December 2015.
• Candidates must have a strong background in one or more of the areas of physics.
• Appropriate experience in research and scholarly activity.
• Evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students.

More information about Chatham and its mission, including global and intercultural awareness, women’s public leadership and environmentalism and sustainability, is available at

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position is filled.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Endowed DBER Chair, UGA

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia invites applications at the rank of Associate or Full Professor for the position of University of Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Innovative Science Education Research.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a related field and are expected to have experience in teaching, mentoring, and research in discipline-based education at the post-secondary level, plus a demonstrated track record of national leadership in and current extramural funding for discipline-based education research (DBER). Associate Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years at the Assistant Professor level. Full Professor candidates must have served a minimum of three years as a tenured Associate Professor.
 The successful applicant will join a vibrant group of more than 25 faculty in Franklin College and five other colleges at the University who are engaged in DBER ( The endowed professor will assume a leadership role in developing multi-investigator grant proposals including both basic and applied research and coordinating and publishing research in discipline-based education.  Additional responsibilities include collaborating with the faculty in studying learning and teaching in classroom and laboratory settings, as well as teaching in their scientific discipline.
 The expected start date for this position is August 2015. The committee will begin to review applications on November 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia, Franklin College Faculty Recruitment website ( To apply, use the Application Materials dialog box to upload a single PDF file consisting of the following materials:
  • letter of application, including an explanation of qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above;
  • statement of research trajectory (one page);
  • statement of teaching philosophy (one page);
  • curriculum vitae;
  • up to three abstracts of papers that highlight published research.
 The Franklin College Recruitment website will prompt applicants to supply the names and contact information for three references, who will be sent a link by which they can submit a letter directly.
 If applicants need to submit a hard copy of their application materials, they should contact Leslie Morrow (Email: for additional information. Please contact Dr. Bill Dennis, search committee chair (Phone: 706-542-2872), to have a confidential conversation about the position.
 Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( 
 The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

FT at University of Northern Colorado

University of Northern Colorado
Full-time Faculty Position
Physics/Science Education
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.
The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 13,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a growing population of 95,000. Greeley is an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and Spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants.

FT at Western Texas College

Position: Physics Instructor
Employment: Adjunct
Salary: College Scale
Duties: Instruct day and evening on campus and internet courses/labs.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in physics or a master’s degree plus 18
graduate hours in physics.
Position needs to be filled A.S.A.P.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has
been filled. Applications available at the WTC Human Resource Department or
visit us at Please fill out an application @

Mail or Fax application, resume, and transcripts to:
Western Texas College
Attn: Stacy Sewell
6200 College Ave.
Snyder, Tx 79549
Fax# 325-574-6520

Two TT positions at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The Department of Engineering Physics invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Physics. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Start date is August 24, 2015.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (by June 30, 2015) in Physics or Astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of teaching experience; two semesters as a half-time teaching assistant in graduate school meet this qualification.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and present evidence or aptitude for excellent teaching. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential for continued professional activity. Physicists and astronomers of any specialization, including Physics Education Research, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who present a plan for involving undergraduates in research.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach and contribute to the development of courses and laboratories in algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics (including modern physics) and physical science, and potentially teach upper division courses based on departmental need. Professional activity is expected, as is participation in department, college, and university service.

Department Information: The Engineering Physics Department is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Currently the department consists of eight full-time tenure/tenure track positions and two full-time academic staff. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics and Microsystems and Nanomaterials.
Facilities include a state-of-the-art optics lab, a research-grade Materials Fabrication and Nano-Characterization facility, a sensors lab, and a machine shop that is accessible to students.
Introductory physics classrooms are studio style with section sizes of about 50 students to support interactive teaching and learning.
Go to for further information about the department and the position

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration: To ensure full consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2014. Review will continue until the positions are filled.

To Apply: The following items are required for your application to be considered.
  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A separate statement of professional interests and proposed research
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization
  • Contact information for three professional references, at least two of whom can address the candidates teaching
Questions about this position may be addressed to:
Dr. Andrew Pawl
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Engineering Physics Department
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Phone: 608-342-6160

Online App. Form: stingSeq=1

Assistant Professor of Physics-Southern Utah University in Utah

Southern Utah University, Utah's designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students.  Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applicants for Assistant Professor of Physics.  Two positions are available.  Both are full-time, 9-month, tenure track positions to start August 16, 2015.  Salary is $53,000+, depending on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.


  1. Teach diverse physics courses at the undergraduate level, including: Astronomy, Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Quantum Mechanics, etc.
  2. Advise students.
  3. Work effectively as a member of the Physical Science Department.
  4. Establish an externally funded undergraduate research program that complements existing efforts in the department.
  5. Serve on department, college, and university committees.
  6. Other assignments as determined by department chair and dean.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Physics with an open area of specialization and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research.
  2. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues in an undergraduate academic setting.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check. 

Applicants should apply online at (Job #1400213) or you can go to the direct link at    and click on Apply for this posting. Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following documents:  a cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, copies of unofficial transcripts, student evaluations, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.  First consideration of applications will begin November 7, 2014; the position will remain open until filled.  If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at or 435-586-7754.

Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.