Monday, September 16, 2019
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2020. All areas of specialization will be considered. This person will teach introductory and sophomore-level physics courses for majors and non-majors, and will develop upper-level courses for majors. Our recently opened state-of-the-art science building is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, innovative teaching and scholarship in STEM. In collaboration with our colleagues in the Physics Department of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the physics faculty will have an opportunity to contribute to the future vision of the physics program which embodies the National Research Council recommendations for undergraduate physics education. Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching and continuing scholarly activity.
PhD in physics or related field completed by time of appointment. Candidates who have teaching experience, particularly with engaging undergraduate students in investigative laboratory exercises and using high impact pedagogies, are encouraged to apply. An ability to work effectively in a liberal-arts program with a diverse student body of first- and second-year students is desired.
erested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarship statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching), and evidence of teaching effectiveness ONLY via Interfolio. https://apply.interfolio.com/67699 Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Complete applications submitted by October 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.
About Oxford College of Emory University
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University is one of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education. Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We have a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2020. A PhD in physics or a closely-related field is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability for success in research with a strong potential to establish a robust, extramurally funded, and nationally recognized research program. While the research area is open, preference will be shown to candidates with expertise in one of our planned areas of growth: biological physics, quantum information science, or instrumentation science. The successful candidate shall have a commitment to teaching excellence at all levels and is expected to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. The position is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of summer employment. Salary and startup package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Augusta University is one of four research universities in the University System of Georgia and the state’s only public academic medical center, offering 160 degree programs from bachelor’s to doctoral. The College of Science and Mathematics is starting master’s programs in Biomolecular Science and in Biological and Computational Mathematics. In 2021, the College will occupy a new building on the Health Science Campus in close proximity to the Medical College of Georgia, Dental College of Georgia, and Georgia Cancer Center. Augusta Georgia is the cultural center of the Central Savannah River Area, host of the Masters Golf Tournament, and home of the new Georgia Cyber Center. Fort Gordon, home of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps, Cyber Center of Excellence, Cyber Command, and NSA-Georgia, is located adjacent to the city. The Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory is nearby.
Current research includes theoretical, computational, and experimental hard and soft condensed matter; radiation; and medical physics. Applications from candidates who might collaborate with existing research programs or with scientists in other colleges within the university or organizations within the region are welcomed.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest no longer than two pages, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy highlighting high-impact teaching practices, a five-year research plan, and a list of three references. Applicants with degrees from an institution located outside the United States must provide an educational/credential evaluation. Send all requested documents as a single PDF file to Jean Grover (firstname.lastname@example.org) and complete the electronic application form at www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty (Job ID 217087, Position 20015446). Questions concerning the search may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Trinanjan Datta (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin Oct 30, 2019. The position will be open until filled.
Internal Number: Job ID 217087, Position
About Augusta University
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers undergraduate degree programs in chemistry, physics, and biochemistry as well as cooperative degree programs leading to teacher certification. Programs of study include preparation for continued education in engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health physics, physician’s assistant, and others. Courses are also offered in physical science, astronomy, and geology. A listing of courses offered in the evenings as well as in the summer can be found here.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position. Teach four undergraduate courses in Physics and/or Physical Science and/or Astronomy each semester. Engage in routine departmental, college, university, and scientific community service functions and committees. Follow all federal, state, and university policies. Maintain office hours in accordance with departmental policy. Coordinate with graduate teaching assistants, staff, and other faculty in laboratory coordination. Summer teaching opportunities are often available but not guaranteed. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Master’s degree in Physics or a related field with a strong background in physics. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Physics or a closely related field. Teaching experience with undergraduate students.
Applying Instructions: All applicants must apply at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vita, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: PARF# 497912
About Mississippi State University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees. It also has a high service load for other majors both with the College of Arts & Sciences and from other colleges.
Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics (completed by August 15, 2020), with a background in either theoretical physics or physics education research. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a background in biophysics, condensed matter physics, econophysics, or high-energy physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, including research methods. Research involving undergraduates or other engaged learning experiences with industry, collaborating academic institutions, national and regional labs is encouraged. The successful candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a Faculty Employment Application, which is available at https://www.ju.edu/humanresources/docs/faculty-application.pdf.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disabilities.
About Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University is an independent comprehensive liberal arts institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 2500 and total enrollment of 4,000. Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.
Friday, September 13, 2019
We’re currently running a Tenure-Track search for a person to support our General Engineering program (housed in the Physics Department). Experience with Optics, Electronics, Control Theory, etc is particularly relevant to the position. Teaching with PER-validated techniques is valued, eg, PER measurements from your classes (FCI, FCME, BEMA, CTSR, etc) can be taken into account for tenure. Related, in the past the department has hosted Modeling Instruction workshops for HS teachers.
Winona is a nice place to live with low cost of living. The town is a national hub of Composite Materials manufacturing, and there are many local opportunities for collaboration.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Learning Assistant+ Program Coordinator position at Rochester Institute of Technology
CASTLE is an umbrella organization that encompasses a variety of STEM Education initiatives at RIT, including:
• the Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative
• the RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program
• IMPRESS: a program devoted to providing explicit instruction in metacognition and its usage within the sciences to first-generation, deaf/hard-of-hearing and other students
• Manage all LA (Learning Assistant) program operations, including:
• Teaching the 2-credit pedagogy course “STEM Education Research and Practice” to newly hired learning assistants in Fall and Spring semesters
• Manage student and faculty applications to the LA program and, with assistance from a College faculty committee, match students with faculty mentors
• Work with the CASTLE Director on program reports, grant writing, and fundraising efforts
• Continue and expand IMPRESS activities, including:
• Teach 1-2 sections of the 3-credit course “Metacognitive Practice in the Sciences” during the Fall semester
• Work with IMPRESS undergraduate representatives to the Access network, an NSF funded consortium of nine institutions with programs dedicated to fostering student agency, equity and social justice
• Support organization and fundraising/development of related CASTLE activities, e.g.:
• identify and contribute to external grant writing efforts
• collaborate, where appropriate, on scholarly articles, presentations and other dissemination activities
More information is at https://sjobs.brassring.
com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home? partnerid=25483&siteid=5289# jobDetails=1515225_5289; interested parties are welcome to reach out directly to Scott Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
University of Calgary (Instructor)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure‐track, instructor‐stream faculty position at the Instructor level. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of physics and/or astronomy/astrophysics courses at the junior undergraduate level, and possibly senior undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will teach large introductory‐level courses covering the topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics and/or general astronomy, will coordinate multi‐section offerings of these courses, and will teach laboratory skills to both physics and astrophysics majors as well as to students in other science and engineering disciplines. Instructor‐stream faculty workload also includes participation in our pedagogical, course, laboratory, and program development efforts. Specific courses and academic duties within these fields will be assigned by the Department Head based on the teaching needs of the Department.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or closely‐related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching experience and those that possess a broad knowledge of Physics education pedagogy. Activity in the field of Physics Education Research is not required but could be viewed as a positive inclusion in an applicant's file. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.
York University (Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream)
The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The Division of Natural Science (NATS) specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular
and pedagogical innovation.
and pedagogical innovation.
A Ph.D. in Astronomy, or related field, with expertise in planetary sciences is required, as is a demonstrated ability to teach science to non-science majors at the university level. Experience communicating science to non-science individuals (e.g. via social media platforms) is an asset.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring theoretical and practical orientation to general education science teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgement and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate must have experience teaching large audiences, and is preferred to have experience teaching with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online).
See the job postings on the CAP website.
Assistant Professor - Tenure TrackPhysicsDepartment of Chemistry and PhysicsCollege of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Teach physics courses at both the introductory and advanced levels as well as courses for non-majors
- Establish a productive research program to support the undergraduate degree program (BS in Physics)
- Coordinate the secondary education in physics program for the department
- Support the committee structure of both the department and university
- Help maintain the equipment in the department
- Ph.D. in Physics (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
- Demonstrated potential for successful teaching and research
- Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
- Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university, Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Southeast Online.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 2020 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2019.
To Apply: Submit the following items online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1
- Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
- Current curriculum vitae
- Statement on teaching philosophy
- Statement on research interests
- Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
- Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Chemistry and Physics may be found at https://semo.edu/chemistry-physics/.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position that starts August 2020. A commitment to teaching of both undergraduate physics majors and non-majors is essential. A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required. Hillsdale College is a private, well-endowed, co-educational, liberal arts school of 1450 students, founded in 1844. It is located on a 200-acre site in a beautiful, small Michigan town. The Physics Department is well equipped and has 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space. Salary is competitive with similar schools. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission/) and include in their application a detailed response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments. Applicants should also submit statements on their teaching philosophy, plans for undergraduate research, and professional goals. Copies of college and graduate school transcripts should be submitted. Three letters of reference are required. Electronic submissions welcome. More information can be found at: http://www.hillsdale.edu/hr/jobs. Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec. 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242, email@example.com, (517) 437-7341 x2390, Fax (517) 607-2252. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Paul Hosmer, Physics Dept. Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-607-2387.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College is a private liberal arts school of 1450 students, founded in 1844.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia [Update: deadline extended to Friday 27 September 2019, 11:55 pm AEST]
Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia.
Job No.: 593154
Location: Melbourne Australia, Monash University Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
- Be inspired, every day
- Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
- Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused).
Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship/research and be capable of providing leadership in innovative pedagogy. Applicants with a background in any area of physics or astronomy/astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are interested in creative educators, who are able to make an impact in our physics/astrophysics teaching programs. To be considered you will have a PhD in physics or astronomy/astrophysics, demonstrable ability to perform independent scholarship/research, and a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning – particularly related to active learning.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is a research leader with a strong international reputation in observational astronomy & astrophysics, experimental physics, theoretical and computational physics. Monash University is a leading Australian research university that ranks in the top-100 globally. Monash University is located in Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been ranked among the world’s most liveable cities.
Monash University recognises the need to be diverse, inclusive, and excellent. The School of Physics and Astronomy seeks to increase the diversity of the School, particularly the number of academic staff members from diverse genders, in order to add distinct viewpoints and broader experiences to research and teaching, and to inspire the next generation of students and staff. Therefore the School strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates of all genders.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children
How to Apply
All applications should be made via the link in the official job posting, which is
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to the position description and “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.
Professor Michael Morgan, Head of School, School of Physics and Astronomy, Michael.J.Morgan@monash.edu
Friday 30 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST
Monday, August 26, 2019
A collaborative team of researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University plans to advertise a postdoctoral research associate position soon, with a flexible start date between October 1, 2019, and January 30, 2020. The postdoctoral research associate would work on a recently-funded National Science Foundation grant, Research and Curriculum Development to Leverage University Student Conceptual Resources for Understanding Physics which builds on an earlier project that ends this year.
The new grant will:
- Identify university student conceptual resources for understanding kinematics, linear momentum, electric circuits, and heat and temperature
- Develop and test instructional materials that build on student resources
- Intentionally seek a representative sample of introductory physics students
- Study context-dependent patterns in resource activation
- Disseminate insights and resources from the project through PhysPort
The postdoctoral research associate would join a collaborative team that includes faculty Paula Heron (Physics, University of Washington, Seattle), Amy Robertson (Physics, Seattle Pacific University), Rachel Scherr (Physics, University of Washington, Bothell), and Raphael Mondesir (Sociology, Seattle Pacific University).
The postdoctoral research associate would be supported in choosing an independent and integrated strand of research and would receive extensive professional development that includes travel to conferences, mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, and other skills identified collaboratively.
The minimum salary is $60,000, with benefits.
The position would be for two years at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
We are looking for someone with a background involving computation as we are making a strong effort to incorporate it across our curriculum. We are open to applications from all research backgrounds and most current faculty members have been working at transforming their teaching approaches and engaging with the PER community.
About the position
About our program
For more information and to apply:
Contact: Kim Coble (kcoble_at_sfsu.edu)
Or apply for job #10326 here: https://cmshr.sfsu.edu/psc/