Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FT Lab Lecturer/Coordinator, Rowan University NJ

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rowan University seeks an individual to coordinate teaching laboratories and classroom demonstrations for introductory physics classes and teach laboratory portions of introductory physics courses. Day-to-day activities shared between the positions include: instructional laboratory equipment set-up/take-down, classroom demonstration set-up/take-down, storeroom organization, instructional laboratory equipment ordering and repair, updating introductory lab manuals, classroom demonstration list maintenance, development and coordination of the introductory lab curriculum with faculty, training adjunct faculty on instructional lab equipment (as needed), and teaching three (3) introductory lab sections per semester. Candidates who apply for this position will also be considered for an identical full-time temporary position.
Starting date for both positions is January 1, 2016.
Candidates must have a Masters or higher degree in Physics, Physics Education, or related discipline. Training and experience with the setup and coordination of introductory physics laboratory equipment is required. Previous experience in teaching introductory physics labs is preferred. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The application must be submitted through our online application system, http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/lab-lecturer-coordinator-physics-astronomy-glassboro-new-jersey-job-5150460, as a single PDF file containing curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates must arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf via email directly from their references to physics@rowan.edu with subject line “Physics Lab Lecturer Search”. All applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 1, 2015 to receive full consideration.

Additional Salary Information: AFT - $60,000 range

TT, St.Mary's University TX

The Department of Physics and Environmental Science at St. Marys University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2016. A Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or Astronomy is required at the time of appointment. Teaching experience and evidence of quality research involving undergraduates is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced physics, developing new courses for the Physics program, and participating in university service activities. The Department of Physics and Environmental Science offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, and Environmental Science, and B.S. degrees in Physics with a Biophysics Option and Applied Physics. Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Applicants should electronically submit the employment application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, and a statement of research interests. Please address all documentation and forward reference letters to Dr. Richard L. Cardenas, Chair, Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, St. Marys University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228. Electronic submission of applications is required and incomplete applications may not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. The position is contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check. St. Marys is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership. St. Marys fosters a community of faith in which people of varied traditions and experiences unite in commitment to an educational venture, in dedication to a life of scholarship, and in service to society. The successful candidate does not need to be of the Catholic faith, but is expected to contribute to the University's mission and be supportive of the Roman Catholic and Marianist educational mission. St. Marys University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Two VAPs at James Madison University VA


General Info:James Madison University invites applications for 2 one-year non-tenure track faculty positions beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the rank of Assistant Professor. Each appointment is for one year. The Physics and Astronomy Department has 22 full-time faculty members and approximately 130 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program.

Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.  
Duties and Responsibilities:The successful candidate will teach introductory physics or physical science for non-science majors. Additional duties may include conducting general physics or introductory electronics laboratories.  
Qualifications:The Physics and Astronomy Department seeks candidates with an earned Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. A demonstrated interest and ability in teaching courses relevant to the position is required.  
Special instructions to applicants (This field includes all additional documents to be mailed as well as the mailing address):Please attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and statement of your research goals as Other Document #1.

The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.  
Org Name:100032-Physics Department  
Posting date:10-02-2015  
Review date:01-04-2016  
Closing date:Open Until Filled
Proposed Starting Date:08-25-2016  
Position Status:Full Time  
Is this a JMU Only position? (If yes, only current employees of James Madison University are eligible to apply):No  
Is this a grant-funded position?No  
Application Types Accepted:Faculty Profile  
Reasonable Accommodation Request:If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-6728 orjobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.  
Notice of Availability:

Notice of Availability: The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report 

James Madison University is committed to assisting all members of the JMU community in providing for their safety and security.

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report for the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London are available electronically by clicking on the "Your Right to Know" link http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/righttoknow.shtml on the JMU Public Safety website.
You can obtain a copy of any of these reports by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

This information is required by law and provided by the JMU Police and Public Safety office.  
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.  

Friday, October 2, 2015

FT, San Jacinto College CA


Position Information
Position TitleProfessor, Physics  
Department13073 - Physics  
Posting TypeExternal  
Please ensure that you have these documents before clicking the "Apply to this Posting" buttonResume
Cover Letter
Other Document
Position Open Date10-01-2015  
Position Close Date11-01-2015  
Availability Date 
Position NumberF99976  
Position TypeFaculty  
Physical locationSan Jacinto College District
South Campus
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089  
Required QualificationsEducation: Master's degree in Physics or related field with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate hours in Physics.

Experience: Prior physics and/or astronomy teaching experience required, preferably at the community college and/or university level; background knowledge in astronomy and use of telescopes preferred; ability to teach another subject area, particularly chemistry or geology, a plus.  
Preferred QualificationsWillingness to teach overload courses in addition to the full-time teaching load will receive additional consideration. Prior Community College teaching experience preferred. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  

- Teach a minimum of three courses (lectures and labs), as assigned by the department chair, per semester for Fall and Spring semesters; teaching assignment may include day, evening and/or weekend classes
- Preference will be given to individuals who are willing to teach one or more overload courses; summer teaching may be available and will be awarded on the basis of funding, course availability, and departmental seniority
- Demonstrates high standards, both academic and professional
- Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback
- Teaches at times and locations that meet student needs
- Provides access to students through posted conference hours, electronic communications, and other appropriate methods and responds to inquiries in a timely manner
- Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials
- Develops and uses a syllabus and course information materials for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guideline
- Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning.
- Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through a self-evaluation process of self-reflection

Professional Development

- Maintains high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities.
- Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning.
- Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through a self-evaluation process of self - reflection.
- Meets or exceeds professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business/industry, and higher education, as appropriate to the discipline(s).

College Service

- Actively participates in college meetings and/or committees, task forces, and councils.
- Participates in college-related activities such as registration, community education, recruitment of students, student retention, and faculty selection.
- Participates in college activities for students/student organizations to aid in retention.
- Participates in business and community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission and values of the college.
- Participates in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.
- Participates in setting departmental goals, in developing college budgets that support the goals, and in planning for achieving those goals.
- Promotes and maintains departmental affiliation agreements and other partnerships with other institutions  
Special Instructions to ApplicantsFACULTY:
To be considered for this position you must attach the following documents:
Cover Letter
Student Success Statement

Student Success Statement: We are passionate about students, learning, and outcomes. As such, we are looking for individuals who share our enthusiasm and commitment. Please provide a 1-2 page overview, and share your perspective on student success with us.

Transcripts must be attached to the application, even if the applicant is a current or former employee of the college.

If you are unable to attach your documents to the application or encounter other difficulties with the on-line application, please contact Human Resources (281-998-6115) or email your documents to the following address:
San Jacinto College District - Human Resources
Email: hr@sjcd.edu

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

San Jacinto College District is an equal opportunity institution.  
SalaryMAST + 18 - Salary based on 2015-2016 Board approved salary schedule for instructional personnel  
Work HoursNine (9) month position
Class and office hours
Thirty-five (35) hours per week
Portion of teaching assignment will be evening classes.  
Quicklink for Postingjobs.sjcd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55984  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

FT Instructorship, New College of Florida [Jan 2016]

New College of Florida invites applicants for a non-tenure-track, full time instructor and lab support position in Physics starting in Jan. 2016. Minimum qualifications are a M.S. degree in Physics or a related field and 3 years of professional experience. Alternately, the preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. The successful candidate will teach a two-semester sequence of Physics Laboratory courses, supervise student assistants, and provide laboratory and lecture demonstration support for other courses. In addition, this position includes repairing equipment and assisting other staff with maintaining safety equipment. 

New College, on Florida's west coast, is a nationally recognized, highly-selective public honors college with a 11:1 student:faculty ratio. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. A description of the Division of Natural Sciences is athttp://www.ncf.edu/natural-sciences-division. An online application at https://ncf.simplehire.com/ should be completed. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a graduate transcript (unofficial is sufficient for screening purposes). Review of applications will start Oct. 30 and continue until the position is filled. New College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FT at Community College of Philadelphia


Position TitlePhysics Faculty, Full-Time
Requisition NumberFAC00126
General Description
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate’s degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin Fall 2016.
In addition to a range of Physics courses, the Department also includes programs in Engineering Science and Applied Science and Engineering Technology.
Specific Responsibilities
Please see minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering or Engineering Technology and experience teaching at the college level. Experience teaching at the college level includes teaching at a university or community college as well as experience as a graduate teaching assistant.
Preferred Qualifications
For candidates with a degree in Engineering Technology, preference will be given to those who have at least two years of industry experience.
Work LocationMain Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
• Interested persons should complete an online application.
• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
• Applications will be accepted until November 9, 2015.
• Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
EOE. Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Grade or RankRank 5 or Rank 6
Salary Range
Job Posting Open Date09/24/2015
Job Posting Close Date11/09/2015
Position TypeFaculty
Job Category
Employment StatusFull-Time

TT at Illinois Central College


Illinois Central College is seeking a qualified individual to provide instruction in physics.  Primary responsibility will be to teach physics courses for students in engineering, liberal arts, and technical programs. 
Anticipated start date is January 2016.
 Basic Duties:

 Necessary Qualifications:

 Education and/or Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in physics or in a closely related field with at least eighteen (18) semester hours in graduate level physics.

Desirable Qualifications:College and/or secondary physics teaching experience.
Additional Information 
In addition to an online application, the following materials are required for consideration: 
1. A letter of application 
2. Current resume 
3. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. Three letters of recommendation 
These documents must be provided in the "Attachments" section of the online application PRIOR TO submission. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
Letters of recommendation may be emailed directly to db258a@icc.edu. References should include your name and the position for which you are applyiing in the subject line of the email. 
For assistance with attachments and the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (309) 694-5720.
For your protection, the following confidential information must be whited out/removed from your educational transcripts and other attachments:
•Date of Birth 
•Social Security Number 
•Date of high school graduation 
•Photos of the applicant
*Documents that include the above information cannot be accepted.*
A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process. In addition, final candidate  will be required to complete a background check, physical and drug screen.
Additional information about this position may be obtained by contacting Joe Bergman, Dean - Math, Science, and Engineering at (309) 694-5365.
**Initial screening of applications will begin on October 23, 2015.**
Illinois Central College in recent years has been very successful at increasing the diversity of the student population, especially African Americans. The college is very interested in having role models for all students. ICC is committed to achieving a diverse community and strongly encourages qualified minorities and women to apply. ICC offers a comprehensive benefit package.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Temporary Instructorship, Southeastern Illinois College [January 2016]

Full-time temporary position with primary teaching responsibilities in transfer physics courses and related academic training required for transfer students in science, engineering and pre-professional majors.
A commitment to general education is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate instructional skills that provide high quality student learning and engagement. A commitment to instructional technology is required, with experience in course delivery via distance learning modalities preferred. A secondary teaching area in science is also desired. Start date: January 4, 2016 for Spring 2016 semester.
Masters Degree in physics required. Understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy and prior teaching experience is preferred. 
Review of applications will begin November 1; position will remain open until filled. Send cover letter, resume, references, official transcripts and completed faculty application (available at www.sic.edu/jobs) to Human Resources Department, Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg IL, 62946

Lab Manager, University of Arizona

The Department of Physics within the College of Science at the University of Arizona is seeking a Laboratory Manager who will manage the operational, instructional and day-to-day activities in the department's laboratory classes. The physics department teaches approximately 1500 students each semester in introductory laboratories covering mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for setting up the weekly experiments and for assigning, training, and supervising the teaching assistants who will run the laboratory sections. This includes ensuring that appropriate safety precautions are taken in all laboratories. The Laboratory Manager will also be responsible for managing the advanced laboratory courses taken by the department's physics majors.
 Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
 For more information and to apply, please follow this link http://uacareers.com/postings/3852 or visit www.UACareers.com and search for job number S20230.
 The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 Additional information:
 Masters degree in physics or a related field AND three years of teaching experience which includes two years of supervisory experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD and to applicants who have laboratory supervisory experience in a university physics department.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory operation.
  • Knowledge of management and supervision principles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to work from a ladder.
  • Ability to lift more than 25 pounds.
  • Ability to do minor electronic and mechanical repairs.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignmentAND three years of teaching experience which includes two years of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Non-TT/continuing at Quest University Canada

Quest University Canada seeks applicants for one full-time continuing faculty position in the area of Physical Sciences. The successful candidate will have exemplary teaching skills, a cross-disciplinary perspective, and a willingness to rethink higher education. The Physical Sciences curriculum at Quest includes introductory-level courses (including two ‘Foundation’ courses and a physics sequence) and upper-division ‘Concentration’ courses in advanced topics. The successful applicant will contribute to our current introductory-level offerings by teaching the ‘Energy and Matter’ Foundation course and introductory (mechanics, electromagnetism, and modern) physics courses. The successful applicant will also develop new Concentration courses in their areas of specialty that complement existing offerings. Please see our Course Calendar for additional information on course offerings. Candidates who demonstrate the ability and willingness to develop experiential opportunities, including undergraduate research projects, are highly desirable. All Quest faculty are expected to be able to teach the four core interdisciplinary ‘Milestone’ courses (Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone) that are taken by all students; most faculty teach one of these courses per year.

About Quest: Quest University Canada offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science degree to undergraduates in seminar-style classes limited to 20 students. Run on a block schedule, courses are intensive and highly interactive. Our faculty frequently collaborate across disciplines in both curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found in our Faculty Openings page.

Applicant requirements: A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to have designed and taught at least one university-level (or equivalent) course. Candidates without this level of experience are encouraged to apply for a teaching fellowship. (Fellowship advertisements will be posted in 2016.) We are open to applications from all scholarly specialties in the physical sciences provided that the applicant: (1) demonstrates the ability to teach introductory physics, (2) complements the fields already represented on the faculty, and (3) explains their potential to involve students in experiential learning using the resources of a small, liberal arts institution. Disciplines already represented on our faculty include astrophysics, environmental engineering, hard rock geology, and biochemistry; examples of complementary disciplines are geophysics, particle physics, architecture, civil infrastructure, and fluids. Applications from candidates in theoretical, experimental, computational, and applied fields are all equally welcome. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.


(1) A cover letter of no more than two pages. Please: (a) address specific aspects of the Quest curriculum that you find particularly exciting and explain how your background prepares you to deliver these pedagogical approach(es); (b) specify how you are qualified to teach one (or more) existing Quest Foundation courses; (c) list specific new courses you can create (or existing courses you could reapproach) for our Concentration program; and (d) describe what your Question would be if you were a Quest student.

(2) A curriculum vitae emphasizing your experience with teaching, research, mentoring, collaboration, and educational innovation. Please include the name and contact information for three references.

(3) A description of your Ph.D. in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience (~200 words).

(4) A one-page statement describing how your research and scholarship can translate into successful mentoring of undergraduates and innovative in-class teaching.

Please send all materials as a single .PDF file to psfaculty@questu.ca by December 01, 2015. Interviews for finalists will be run December, 2015–January, 2016.
The start date for the position will be August 01, 2016.

FT Instructorship at Radford University VA

Radford University Department of Physics. Special Purpose faculty position in physics. This is a full-time, continuing, non-tenure track position at the rank of instructor. Based on needs and available resources, continuing non-tenure track positions are annually renewable. A master's degree in physics or a closely related field is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in physics, astronomy, and/or physical science. Excellence in teaching as well as commitment to the department's initiative to double its number of majors is expected. Applicants must provide a letter of application, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and recommendation letters from three references. Demonstration of educational effectiveness via the submission of teaching reviews or other materials will also be welcome. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Shawn Huston, Search Committee Chair, PO Box 6983, Dept. of Physics, Radford University, Radford, Virginia 24142 or sent via email to shuston@radford.edu with the subject line "RU Physics Job." Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015 and continue until filled.

Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported institution in scenic southwestern Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke, with an enrollment of approximately 9,800 students. Visit our Web site at http://www.radford.edu.

TT in PER/AER at San Francisco State University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at San Francisco State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Physics and Astronomy with a specialization in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research beginning in August 2016. The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degree programs and is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We seek a colleague who will create and foster an active program in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, and who is enthusiastic about mentoring students and involving them in ongoing research activities, including graduate students working on M.S. theses. The newly appointed professor will join and collaborate with a growing cadre of STEM education researchers within the College of Science & Engineering, including experts in biology education,  chemistry education, and mathematics education. The College also hosts two STEM education centers: the Center for Science & Mathematics Education (CSME) and the Science Education Partnership & Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy/Astrophysics and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required. Candidates should have a record of achievement in the field of Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, and show potential for securing external grants to support future research activities. Preferred candidates will have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting.

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain an active program in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research, including presenting finding in the appropriate peer-reviewed journals and professional conferences; apply for and secure external grants to support research activities; advise and mentor students and involve students in ongoing research activities, including graduate students working on M.S. theses; teach undergraduate and graduate level classes across the physics and/or astronomy curriculum; contribute to improving the campus and community through serving on department, college, and university committees and task forces. Detailed position description is available at

Rank & Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application Process: Applications must be received by Friday, December 11, 2015, and must include a curriculum vitae, publications list, a research summary and plan, and a statement of teaching interests. Applications must be submitted electronically using the Academic Jobs Online website (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5925). Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be electronically submitted to the same website.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Joseph Barranco, barranco@sfsu.edu.

Monday, September 28, 2015

TT at Aquinas College MI

Aquinas College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics position starting August 2016. We are seeking an individual who exhibits a strong commitment to teaching physics lectures and laboratories for science and non-science students. 

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 education and research. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Applicants must have Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or closely-related field by the time of appointment
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate scholarship potential and a promising research agenda
Essential Duties and responsibilities
  • Teaching load is 12 hours per semester
  • Maintaining office hours
  • Advising students
  • Participating in departmental and college-wide activities including developing new courses and active involvement in undergraduate research
  • Support of biology, chemistry, and mathematics programs,
  • Management of the Baldwin Observatory with a 16-inch telescope
  • Participation in research involving undergraduates.
  • Contributions to the ongoing advancement of the sciences at Aquinas will be expected.
To apply, submit the following: a cover letter, your teaching philosophy, a proposed research agenda, a curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Also include a statement on how you see yourself contributing to the Aquinas College mission (https://www.aquinas.edu/about-aq/our-mission). Send all materials to Lori Orlowski, Director of Administration for Academic and Student Affairs. 
Lori Orlowski, Academic Affairs, Aquinas College
Phone: (616) 632-2151
Email Address: 

Deadline: November 30, 2015 

Aquinas College will not sponsor a work visa for this position.

TT at Hillsdale College MI

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position that starts August 2016 to replace a retiring faculty member.  A commitment to teaching of undergraduate non-majors and physics 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.  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 ( http://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, 2015 until the position is filled.  Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242, choard@hillsdale.edu, (517) 437-7341 X2390, Fax (517) 607-2252.   
Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kenneth Hayes, Physics Dept. Chair, khayes@hillsdale.edu, 517-607-2385.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

FT at Missouri Valley College

The Division of Math/Science at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Physics to begin January 2016. The teaching load includes Introduction to  Physical Science and General Physics, and other courses such as Calculus I, College Algebra, or Environmental Science. Minimum qualifications include a Masters in Physics, preferably a Ph.D., and teaching experience in the discipline. Collegiality, professionalism, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to the college mission are necessary qualifications. Duties include serving on campus committees and advising students. To apply, please email cover letter, c.v., copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Katherine Adams, Chair of the Math/Science Division, adamsk@moval.edu. Applications should be submitted by October 30, 2015.  EOE. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.

Friday, September 25, 2015

FT Teaching Affiliate Faculty, Grand Valley State University, MI


Working Title
Physics-Affiliate Faculty  
Academic & Student Affairs  
College Lib Arts/Sciences  
Responsibilities - Essential Functions
The successful candidate will be expected to manage all aspects of teaching introductory courses and labs offered by the physics department during the regular academic year, including holding regular office hours, and working effectively with the department's faculty and staff. Affiliate faculty normally teach 12-15 credit hours per semester, and are optionally eligible for summer teaching contracts.  
Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions
Required Qualifications and Education
Master's degree in physics, astronomy, science education, or a closely related field (candidates completing their Master's degree prior to their hiring date will be considered). Your bachelor's degree must be in physics or evidence of an extensive record of teaching physics beyond laboratory courses. 
Evidence of effective teaching in introductory physics or astronomy courses. 
Excellent communication and teamwork skills. 
Commitment to working with a diverse student population. 
Preferred Qualifications and Education
Job Classification/Range
(For Hourly Staff Only)
Salary Range
(For AP/Faculty Only)
Commensurate with experience.  
Date Position will Post to the Web
Application Deadline Info
Review will begin 12/12/2015, and continue until the position is filled.  
How To Apply
Click "Apply to this Posting". Include a cover letter, CV or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy (not exceeding two pages), and the names and contact information for three people who could provide letters of recommendation. Letters do not need to be sent at the time of application. Contact Prof. Douglas Furton, the search committee chair, at FurtonD@GVSU.edu with questions about the position or the application process.  
Job Category
Job Type
Affiliate Faculty  
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