Friday, April 18, 2014

VAP at Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one Visiting Assistant Professor appointment for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a temporary, non-tenure track position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, as well as demonstrated skills in teaching physics at the university level and effective oral communication skills with undergraduate students.
Interested parties should apply online at The application package should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae. In addition, each applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent to or Ginger Dykes, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


Additional Salary Information: Salary published is for a nine-month faculty appointment
Internal Number: 11757629-040914

VAP at Stetson Univ FL

Stetson University seeks applications for up to two Visiting Assistant Professor nine-month appointments in the Department of Physics, starting August 15, 2014.  We invite applicants who wish to gain experience teaching in a high quality program that values a close collaborative relationship with students, under the mentorship of experienced senior faculty.  Candidates with an interest in further developing our pre-engineering program are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or a closely related field) or expect to complete a Ph.D. before August 2014.  Teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistantship duties in graduate school will be considered advantageous, but is not absolutely required.  Candidates can expect to teach an introductory level course, multiple introductory lab sections, and an upper level course in physics each semester.  Interested candidates may also have the opportunity to supervise senior research projects.  For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website: and

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and qualifications, 2) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover by the recommenders via e-mail or mail, at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability.  Applicants are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.  Stetson University encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in physics.

We prefer that application materials be submitted electronically to Dr. Kevin Riggs, chair of the search committee at  If necessary they can also be mailed to the following address:

Dr. Kevin Riggs
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Physics
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8267
DeLand, FL 32723

VAP at Hope College MI

The Physics Department at Hope College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position to fill a one year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) starting August 2014. We seek candidates with a desire to teach a range of undergraduate physics topics and contribute to the mission of the college. The teaching responsibilities will include introductory and intermediate level courses, including laboratory. A Ph.D. in physics, with any area of specialty, is strongly preferred (ABD candidates may also be considered). To apply, fill out an online application at As part of your application, please upload a letter of application, a teaching statement, and a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to Additional information may be requested from candidates after initial review. For further information, email, call (616)395-7520, or fax (616)395-7123. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hope College is a Christian, coeducational, residential liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America with over 3,000 students. Over 150 students are actively engaged in research in the sciences every summer and many of these continue to do research with faculty mentors during the semester. Additional information about Hope College can be found at For more information about the Physics Department, see

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FT at Central VA CC

Physics Teaching Faculty
Position #F0013

DATE AVAILABLE:              August 16, 2014

RANK and SALARY:     Associate Instructor, one year teaching position that may be renewed at the discretion of the college.  Level, which is used to determine salary, is dependent upon academic qualifications and experience.  Level 1 is comparable to Instructor or Assistant Professor and Level 2 is comparable to Associate or Professor.

DUTIES:                                 Teach 33-39 credit hours (day, evening, and/or weekends) per year and maintain 12-19 hours of office time per week. Some assignments may be at an off-campus center and/or include dually-enrolled students. Perform other duties such as committee assignments related to student support and student success.  

QUALIFICATIONS:               Minimum of a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Physics. Ph.D. in Physics highly desirable. Interest and experience in computer-assisted instruction and distance education highly desirable. Must be able to teach both college and university physics. Must have an ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student population. Proficiency and willingness to adapt new and emerging pedagogies in distance and online learning, and hybrid instruction is desirable. Prior college teaching experience highly desirable.
TO APPLY:                            Complete the Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment on at (required).  Only on-line applications will be considered. Applications must be completed and submitted by 5 pm, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed online application

Selected candidate subject to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

5-year Physics Senior Preceptor, Harvard

The Department of Physics at Harvard University invites applications for the position of Senior Preceptor in Physics for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2014. The responsibilities of this senior non-ladder position includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, training and mentoring new and veteran preceptors as well as graduate student teachers, and advising undergraduate students. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the senior preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential undergraduate Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications to physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.
Successful candidates for this position will have to demonstrate excellent judgment, effective leadership, and strong team-building skills. The senior preceptor will focus on curricular issues and the development of high quality pedagogical materials, both for students and for instructors. Flexibility and the ability to work well as part of a team are required for both individuals.
Candidates ought to have at least 2 years of experience in teaching Physics at the College level, demonstrated leadership abilities, pedagogical expertise (including curriculum design), and experience supervising a team of teachers. Appointment to additional five-year terms will be possible, subject to successful performance-based reviews and curricular need.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Additional Requirements: Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises. Experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices in a teaching environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree and teaching experience in physics, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Internal Number: 5493

0.8 FT Lectureship at Ohio Univ

To apply, please complete and submit the on-line quick application and attach required documents including a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including teaching effectiveness, transcript copies of all degrees completed (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application), and a list of at least three references (with addresses, telephone and email).

The position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, please apply by May 27, 2014

Job Description:

OHIO UNIVERSITY Eastern is seeking candidates for a position of Lecturer of Physics.

This non-tenure .80 FTE track position is renewable and begins on August 15, 2014.
Applicants must have a master's degree in Physics or closely related area with evidence of successful college/university teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching physics related classes in support of demand in general education and majors that require physics.

The successful applicant will also assist in maintaining lab facilities at the Eastern campus. The position requires 24 credit hours of teaching (or equivalent duties) per academic year.

The Eastern Campus is one of five regional campuses of Ohio University offering twelve bachelor's degrees, and the first year of general studies in many majors. The campus is non-residential with approximately 1100 students and 22 resident faculty. The campus is located 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and 120 miles east of Columbus. For additional information go to

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Physics or closely related area.
Evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lab Assistant Director, American

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for Assistant Director of Physics Laboratories, pending budgetary approval, a faculty position at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development and supervisions for undergraduate laboratory courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have interest and experience in experimental physics and undergraduate research. Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses. Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to  Address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on May 9, but will continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

1-year Lectureship at American

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year term teaching position, pending budgetary approval, at the rank Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, including courses in the General Education program, such as Astronomy. The successful candidate will be prepared to advise and teach students and mentor undergraduate research. Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses.  Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to  Address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on May 9, but will continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to app

1-year lecturership at Whitworth Univ WA

Application review begins May 19, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Physics at Whitworth University is seeking qualified applicants for a lecturer position for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The lecturer position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of renewal.  There are no research, advising, or governance expectations for this position.
The Department
The purpose of the Department of Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and its application.  This takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring.  We seek to prepare students for careers in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made, share the details of that creation with others, and apply technology to serve the needs of the world.  The department currently has four tenured or tenure-track faculty and 1.5 lecturers.  We graduate 15-20 students each year.  The majority of our students earn a B.S. in Engineering Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or an engineering degree through our 3-2 partnership program.
Lecturer Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching calculus-based introductory physics during the fall and spring semesters.  The anticipated load consists of one or two lecture sections and three laboratory sections each semester.  The lecturer will also have responsibility for coordinating lab setup with the help of undergraduate teaching assistants.  During the intensive January term, the lecturer will teach a course satisfying the natural science general education requirement for non-science majors.  Preference will be given to candidates who are also qualified to teach sophomore-level analog electronics laboratory or engineering statics.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
  • A minimum of an earned master’s in physics, engineering, or a related field.
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by July 1, 2014 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
  • Background check required.
Application Process
Please submit the following application documents:
  1. A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three or more professional references
  4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts, may be unofficial.
  5. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith.  For expanded guidelines, please see
Application documents should be submitted via email attachment to If this is not convenient, documents may be mailed directly to the address shown below:
Human Resource Services, Auld House
Attn: Chair, Lecturer Position
Whitworth University
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

FT at North Iowa Area CC

TJ Hirv
Human Resources
North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401

 POSITION TITLE Physics Instructor (full-time; 9-month contract)
Arts & Sciences Division

JOB SUMMARY Provide instruction in Physics and Career Physics.

RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct effective instruction in all assigned areas. Maintain current course syllabi and outlines. Participate in assessment and the periodic review and evaluation of instructional programs. Prepare and submit all required reports related to the instructional task. Assist in the budgeting process and scheduling of classes as requested by the Division Chair. Participate in meetings and committees as designated to promote the development of the total College. Work with other faculty/staff and administration as assigned to promote the total College and assist in recruitment activities. Maintain equipment and instruments. Assume responsibility for safety and security of assigned classrooms and laboratories. Be accessible to students including posted office hours. Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications
Master's degree with a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate level courses in physics.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous collegiate teaching experience with community college experience preferred. Preferred MS degree or Ph.D. in physics with well-developed teaching skills and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.

SALARY/BENEFITS Salary based on education and experience. Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS) or TIAA-CREF.


  • cover letter 
  • NIACC application form & Comments Sheet 
  • resume with references 
  • transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable) 
Interviewees will provide a 20- minute physics-related micro-teaching demonstration. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

1-Year Lecturership at Middle TN State
College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Full-time, One year temporary (non-tenure track) faculty positions (156160), possible renewable for a total of 3 years. Lecturer. 
  • Positions Start August 1, 2014. 
  • Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching. 
  • Able to teach introductory physics and astronomy laboratories, and introductory physical science lectures and laboratories. 
Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree required in physics or astronomy by appointment date.

Preferred qualifications: Strong background in teaching preferred.

Special instructions to applicants:
Applicants should include a statement of teaching philosophy, and upload as "Other Document."

If you have position related questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at or 615-898-2130.

Additional information: Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview.
Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.
MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TT/T at St. Louis College of Pharmacy *PER*

St. Louis College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor level to teach Physics starting Fall 2014.  Ph.D. is required.  The successful candidate will work closely with faculty at the College in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of physics courses associated with two new B.S. programs in Health Sciences and in Health Humanities in preparation for the Pharm.D. curriculum. Candidates with experience in active learning methods and interest in physics education research, particularly in the area of Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS), are encouraged to apply.  This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of at least three professional references to the Search Committee (Dr. Margaret Weck, Chair) through the College’s online application system at  Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Texas Lutheran

The Physics Department at Texas Lutheran University (TLU) invites applications for a visiting faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning August 2014. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in theoretical and experimental physics and pre-engineering, at both introductory and advanced levels.

Successful applicants will have:
  • PhD in physics, applied physics, engineering, or other applied physics sub-discipline (master's degree considered but appointment without PhD will be at Lecturer level)
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level in classroom and laboratory settings
  • Interest in mentoring students in undergraduate research and research training
  • Commitment to attracting and developing students from traditionally under-represented groups
  • Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional students in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition.
The TLU Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics, along with a B.A. in applied science, part of a 3/2 engineering program. The majority of the department's graduates pursue post-graduate education in applied physics or engineering. The department has over 50 physics and pre-engineering students and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. Information about the department and its curriculum is available at Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and university value and practice academic freedom and prepare women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement detailing how your research interests will engage undergraduate students, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper submissions will be accepted. Please send your submissions to

Dr. Debbie Cottrell
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155
Phone: (830)372-6030 Email:
Review of applications will begin in immediately and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). As part of a serious commitment to diversity in its faculty, Texas Lutheran University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Monday, April 14, 2014

VAP at St. Lawrence U, NY

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position (potentially renewable for a second year) at the assistant professor level to begin August 2014.  We have a strong preference for a person with a Ph.D. in an area of experimental physics (ABD candidates may be considered).  A background in environmental or energy physics is preferred but not essential.  The successful candidate will teach introductory college physics, a course in mathematical methods of physics and other courses in the physics curriculum as appropriate, including introductory labs.  Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.  In return, we are committed to helping our junior faculty members develop effective teaching skills.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Catherine Jahncke, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.  In addition we request a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of research interests.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Friday, April 11, 2014

FT at Ellsworth CC, Iowa Valley CC District

JOB SUMMARY: Establishes a healthy classroom environment that is conducive to the advancement of student education. Maintains accurate students' records. Assesses students' progress and development. Promotes cultural understandings and assists in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere on campus. Assists with recruitment and retention. Maintains a professional rapport with students and colleagues.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Must meet minimum experience and education requirements specified by Iowa Valley Community College District. Approval to teach in the assigned area as defined by Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Masters degree, and 12 graduate credits in academic discipline for those teaching arts and sciences courses. For persons in vocational-technical education fields without teacher education/experience and degrees, the occupational requirement is 6000 or more hours of recent, practical work experience. Must have the necessary prior experience to demonstrate expertise in the field to be taught and/or prior teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level.
ABILITIES: Must have good human relations and communications skills.

FT at Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in physics. The position is for a sabbatical leave replacement for the 2014-2015 academic year. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory physics courses. Ability to teach senior-level physics courses desirable. Applicants must have a master's degree or higher in physics or a related field; relevant teaching experience; and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year and graduate college of Penn State University with approximately 4,350 students. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and general science.

Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area.

The review of applications will begin May 1, 2014. To apply for this position, please visit and complete the online application process. You will need to submit a cover letter, resume/CV and one additional document that should include the following three items: a brief teaching statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FT in Science Education, Univ of North Georgia
Teach undergraduate and graduate science and education courses. Work collaboratively within the science education workgroup, in cross-disciplinary groups, and with a new science center within the College of Education. Commit to collaborative curriculum revision to align College of Education curricula with demands and realities in research and changing demographics, particularly as related to increases in the number of K-12 science teachers in the UNG service area. Teaching in a professional development community (PDC) site could constitute a significant portion of the teaching day. This position is pending funding.
An earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field is required. A minimum of three years of teaching in K-12 schools is required. A record of successful educational and community involvement activities is preferred.

VAP at Viterbo Univ, La Crosse WI

The Department of Mathematics & Physics at Viterbo University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting August 15, 2014 in the general area of physics. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, biophysics, chemical physics or related area; ABD would be considered. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in physics for science and mathematics majors. Applicants with previous experience or interest in active learning techniques and/or interdisciplinary pedagogy are preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter, application form (, curriculum vitae, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation by May 9, 2014 to: Kyle Backstrand, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601;; 608-796-3474, fax: 608-796-3050. Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

T, Science Ed, Univ of Copenhagen DK

At the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, a position at the associate professor level is open for appointment. The position involves research, development work and teaching in the area of higher education with a special focus on university science, where “science” refers to the disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

The position involves research, development work and teaching in the area of higher education with a special focus on university science, where “science” refers to the disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

The successful candidate should have made original and practice-related contributions to international research in this area. The Department hosts a variety of research specialties and we welcome applicants who could strengthen existing areas and applicants who could build up new ones.

The position is open from August 1st 2014.

Please find the full job advertisement at Only electronic applications are accepted. Deadline for application is May 6th 2014.

Monday, April 7, 2014

2 FT (TT?) at Middle Georgia State College

Middle Georgia State College invites applications for two positions of assistant professor for the School of Science and Mathematics in the Department of Natural Sciences. This position involves teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities may include day and/or evening lower level classes in astronomy, physics, and physical science courses. Travel between campuses (Dublin, Cochran, Warner Robins and Macon, Georgia) may be required.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates with an earned Doctorate in Physics or related area are preferred. Previous teaching experience is desired. Candidates selected for employment will be subject to a background check.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.
To Apply: submit all in one PDF file: letter of application, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, names and contact information of four references, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts by e-mail or fax:  or fax- 478 471-5383.
For more information, please contact Malav Shah chair of search committee at

FT, Earth& Space Science Education Center Coordinator, Tyler JC, TX

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position Will Remain Open Until Filled
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at or send letter of interest, resume, application and copies of official transcripts to: Executive Director, Human Resources. P.O. Box 9020; Tyler, Texas 75711
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time professional position responsible to the professor, physics/director, Center for Earth and Space Science Education for the following:
1. Assisting the director in daily operations of the CESSE.
2. Creating educational programming utilizing the CESSE’s state of the art 40ft domed theater and Digistar 5 fulldome system.
3. Developing grant proposals.
4. Working closely with school curriculum coordinators.
5. Acquiring of data for assessment and research.
6. Supervising of support staff.
7. Performing other duties as assigned by professor, physics/director.
8. Managing all aspects of kiosk/gift cart sales, inventory and tracking.
9. Keeping all media, materials, and hardware up to date and backed up.
10. Assisting in promoting the CESSE through social media and events.
11. Aiding the selection and creation of exhibits and shows.
12. Performing other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree required in science, science education, or related filed; master’s preferred.
2. Experience working in a digital planetarium required.
3. Sufficient knowledge of astronomy to create educational programming required.
4. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of students and teachers.
6. Ability to work with children.
7. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs required.
8. Experience with grant writing preferred.
9. Experience producing full-dome content preferred.
10. Experience working with animation and modeling software preferred.
11. Experience with audio and video production tools preferred.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience
This is a security sensitive position, and a background check and drug screening will be completed prior to employment.
OTHER BENEFITS: Exceptional employee benefit plan. Participation in the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FT in Natural Science, Landmark College, VT

[Deadline: April 14]

Landmark College, located in beautiful southeastern Vermont, offers 2- and 4- year programs and is the nations premier institution of higher educations for students who learn differently.  We seek a faculty member to join our dynamic and growing Natural Science Department at the Assistant Professor rank, as we support our current and evolving STEM majors and as we prepare to construct a new STEM Center facility in 2014.  Primary responsibilities will include the teaching of lecture and laboratory courses in introductory biology, biochemistry and introductory chemistry, along with upper-level courses in the faculty members discipline of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A doctoral degree in a natural science or science educations field is preferred.  Evidence of scholarship in the field, particularly in terms of research programs that can involve undergraduate students, is expected.  An understanding of working with students who have specific learning disabilities (as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] and Autism Spectrum Disorders) in the learning environment is desirable.  Ideal candidates have experience teaching using the principles of universal design for instruction, and experience teaching at a college level.  Other characteristics we are looking for include ability to work as part of a team, a willingness to develop grant proposals, and evidence of superior communication and organization skills.  The start date for this position is fall 2014.

Landmark College offers challenging employment with competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit program.  Interested individuals must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and full contact information for three references to be considered for this position.  Application materials are to be sent to the Director of Human Resources:  Landmark College is and Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).  To find out more about the College please visit us:

Science Outreach Coordinator, UW-Whitewater

Position Title: Science Outreach Coordinator (Outreach Program Manager I)
Appointment: Full-time, 12-month
Starting Date: July 1, 2014, or sooner

Position Description: The College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a Science Outreach Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be expected to continue to develop a strong and visible science outreach program that will advance and assist science education throughout the region, engage K-12 students, and attract them to careers in science.  A detailed list of the current UW-Whitewater Science Outreach Goals & Mission Statement can be found at Teaching may comprise a small portion of the positions responsibilities.  Support in the form of a part-time administrative assistant and student workers will be provided by the college.  The candidate will be expected to acquire extramural funding to support the program.  The program serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in UW Systems commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.

Qualifications: Advanced degree in a natural or physical science (M.S. or Ph.D.) required with significant experience in K-12 education/administration or science outreach as well as teaching experience strongly preferred.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to be an enthusiastic and motivated promoter of science and science education and to serve as a liaison between the sciences at UW-Whitewater and local/regional school districts and the public at large.

University and Community: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 13 masters degree programs, and one specialist degree program.  It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.  Visit our website at

Application: Interested persons should apply electronically to:
c/o Dr. Jessica Menke
Chair, Science Outreach Coordinator Search
265 Upham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI  53190
(262) 472-1088

A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official copies of all transcripts, a brief statement summarizing previous experience in outreach, grant-getting, and program administration all as a single Word or pdf. file and three current letters of recommendation.
Applications received by April 21, 2014 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise indicated.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be released.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

TT, Elementary Science Ed, Ole Miss

Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Math Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education

The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks to fill the positions of Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Math Education and Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education. For more information and to apply visit: Only applicants who apply online will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

FT(?) at US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point NY

Job Announcement #: USMMA-2014-07

SALARY RANGE: $25.25 - $43.14 Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD: April 4, 2014 through April 21, 2014


Part Time/Intermittent, Excepted Service appointment with an Initial Term Not-To-Exceed 13 months; however, each year with a satisfactory performance appraisal, the appointment may be extended for an additional year.

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 (One) Vacancy at the following location: Kings Point, N.Y.

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizen


The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is to educate, and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America's marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.

The position is that of a Physics Instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. The Academy, one of the five Federal Academies, is a degree granting institution fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Upon graduation, the Midshipmen (male and female) are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, licensed as Merchant Marine officer by the U.S. Coast Guard and are commissioned as Officer in the U.S. Reserves or Active Military Service. Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Western Nassau County, it is one of the world's foremost institutions in the field of maritime education and consists of 82 acres of waterfront land including a Museum. Library, and fitness/recreational facilities available to both faculty and staff. For further information, visit our web site at

The individual will teach courses and/or tutor in Physics. College teaching or tutoring experience and a minimum of a Master's degree in the applicable subject area is required.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen and meet all the education, specialized experience, any listed Licensure/Certification and selective factor requirements for consideration.
  • Submit application and resume by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • This a Non-Tenure Track position
  • This position is an Excepted Service appointment
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This Job Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
  • This position is Telework eligible.
This position is ideal for a highly motivated, experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in Physics to teach college age students.

Major Duties:

You will be responsible for the development and conduct of educational courses and programs, instruction and academic counseling of Midshipmen.

As a Part Time/Intermittent employee, you will be working (approx. 40 hrs.) per week for the summer school session (approx. 4 weeks) and then your hours will be adjusted to meet the needs of the Academic Trimesters.


Qualifications Required:

Qualification standards are used to determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled. The education, training, experience, or other requirements included in the qualification standards are minimum requirements. i.e., it would be unlikely that an applicant for employment would be able to perform satisfactorily in a particular position or occupational series if he or she did not possess these qualifications.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the Educational and Specialized Experience requirements listed below.


You must have a minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Physics or a related area.


At least one academic year of teaching experience above the High School level in Physics. Your resume and application materials (including college transcripts) must show that you have the education and specialized experience necessary to teach Physics courses above the high school level.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Trial Period: Applicant(s) selected under excepted service procedures must successfully complete a one-year trial period if not already completed.


For this announcement, all applications will be reviewed to determine if they meet the qualifications and selective factor requirements for this position. Those applicants found to meet all of these basic requirements will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. All referred veterans' preference eligibles will be given positive consideration for selection.

Benefits: Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees at

How to Apply:

You must submit a complete application package (including resume, transcripts documenting education/degree, license(s), certifications, and/or other required credentials, questionnaire responses, and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

Send all required documents via email to:

Note: You MUST list the Job Announcement # and Job Title in the subject line of your e-mail. If unable to send by email, application materials can be sent by U.S. Mail to the address below.


U.S. Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Office of Human Resources
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, New York 11024-1699


The following documents must be received by the close date:
  • RESUME - showing relevant experience and education
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series. Unofficial copies are sufficient to apply but official transcripts may be required prior to appointment.
  • CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, occupational series and grade level.
  • VETERANS: In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy) showing the type of discharge and dates of active duty. In addition, if you are claiming 10 point preference eligibility, you must also submit proof of entitlement of this preference such as a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. You must also submit a completed Request for 10 Point preference Form SF-15.
Additional information on Veterans Preference is available at:

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Unless specifically entitled by law, regulation, and/or other approved authority, upon appointment you will receive the entry level salary listed at the top of this announcement.



Please answer the following questions and include your responses with your application package:

1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

a) Yes b) No

2. Are you claiming Veterans Preference Eligibility? If yes, please note that in order to receive positive consideration (hiring preference) based on veterans preference eligibility, you must provide all the appropriate documentation as listed in the 'Required Documents' section of this announcement with your application package.

a) Yes b) No

3. Which of the following responses best describes the education you have completed to qualify for this position? For responses 'a', or 'b' please also list: Degree, Major, year completed, and school. You will also need to provide transcripts for verification of education.

a) I have earned a Master's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school in the discipline or
related field for this position.
Degree:___________________________Major:__________________Year Completed:________
School: __________________________

b) I have earned a Doctorate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school in the discipline or
related field for this position.
Degree:___________________________Major:__________________Year Completed:________
School: __________________________

c) None of the above.

4. Indicate the number of college level credit hours you have taught in the last 5 years (include details on your resume).

5. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this application package and questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application or its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the selection process: I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; and/or removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

a) Yes b) No

6. How did you first become aware of this position vacancy?

a) From a friend, family member, or colleague who is attending or working at the USMMA.
b) From
c) From the USMMA Official Website
d) Other source (Please identify):______________________________

FT Instructor, Arizona State

Instructor (Physics)
Arizona State University
Job Id# 10694
The Science and Mathematics faculty in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University are seeking a highly motivated, energetic and passionate individual to fill a Physics Instructor position. The Instructor will be a part of a team that includes Physics faculty and other instructional staff dedicated to quality instruction. Instructors are responsible for the design of lecture curriculum and instructional programs. Instructors work alongside mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics faculty in Science and Mathematics in order to provide students in those disciplines with a solid set of physics and mathematics skills appropriate to their chosen profession. Teaching load is typically five physics lecture sections per semester as the ASU Polytechnic campus.
MS degree in Physics or closely related field; two years' experience teaching undergraduate level physics courses; evidence of excellent teaching ability.
Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field; able to teach algebra to calculus based physics courses from classical mechanics to electricity and magnetism, as well as introductory modern physics; experience using technology to teach physics courses; experience in course management systems such as Blackboard and online homework systems; and experience working in a collaborative environment within and across disciplines.
5:00pm, May 16, 2014; if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until search is closed.


A complete application must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Please send these as one electronic file to; indicate the position (Instructor - Physics, AV#10694) in the subject line. DO NOT send your application letter, vita, names of references, etc., separately. We will not accept incomplete applications. Initial interviews may be conducted via Skype or telephone.
Academic year contract - 8/16/14 through 5/15/15, and will be pro-rated based on start date. Background check required prior to employment. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU SLS will not be a sponsor for this position.

Arizona State University

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

FT (TT/T?) in Science and Education at Midway College

Midway College seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Science and Education to teach courses in seat and online.

Founded in 1847, Midway College serves traditional undergraduate women in the Women's College and both men and women in accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs and online programs. The College is located in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky amid rolling hills, horse farms, and the Bourbon Trail and is within driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

We seek an individual who is committed to teaching and mentoring students and who will work with the Education and Science faculty to develop a STEM program and to expand offerings online.

Duties are teaching methods and science courses in seat and online, at the main campus and at the Lexington site, developing curriculum, advising students, serving on committees, and scholarship.

Required qualifications: doctorate in Science Education, doctorate in Education with a master degree in Science, preferably Biology; or doctorate in Science with teaching certification. Experience teaching at the high school and/or college levels. Administrative experience a plus.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume or CV, transcripts, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references to or to Human Resources Department, Midway College, 512 East Stephens Street, Midway, KY 40347.

Selection preference will be given to applications received by April 20th. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Position begins August 2014.

Midway College is an equal opportunity employer.

TT/T in Science Education, Armstrong Atlantic State, GA

Job Description Summary:
The College of Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level, beginning August 2014, pending budgetary approval. ABD will be considered if degree is awarded by December 31, 2014.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in education with minimum 18 graduate hours in science or science education, from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in professional collaborations.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of two years in a 6-12 classroom experience.
  • Prior university teaching experience.
  • Experience with NCATE or state accreditation process.
Essential Duties Summary :
  • Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in education foundations and 6-12 science methods.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology.
  • Collaborative work with local school districts.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to incorporate diversity issues into the classroom.
  • Must value continued scholarship and service to the department, college, and university.
  • Additional duties include advising graduate students and committee work.
Physical Demands:
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Georgia is an Open Records state.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
A review of applications will begin on April 24, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. For best consideration, please apply by this date.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.
Commensurate with Education and Experience.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.

Friday, April 4, 2014

FT at Texas State

Position Description
Teach undergraduate courses in the Physics Department, with an emphasis on algebra-based physics, general education, and supervision of lab sections. Serve on college-wide and departmental committees as needed, attend regular faculty meetings, maintain regular office hours, contribute to departmental curriculum assessment efforts, and perform other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair or other upper administrative personnel.
Required: 18 hours of graduate course work in physics.
Preferred: Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level; Ph.D. in physics or related field, including science education; a record of, active participation in the American Association of Physics Teachers or equivalent; experience with curriculum design; and experience collaborating with K-12 teachers.
The successful candidate will be: familiar with instructional reforms based on physics education research including the Learning Assistant model; committed to making physics accessible for a wide variety of students with diverse learning needs and professional goals; and enthusiastic about discussing instruction with other department faculty and about trying instructional innovations.
Application Procedures
Applicants should send a cover letter, current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references to: Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Review of complete applications begin on May 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at The College of New Jersey

The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position starting August 2014.

We seek a broadly trained physicist or astronomer. The successful candidate will most likely teach courses in introductory astronomy with labs, introductory-level, calculus-based physics with labs, and a sophomore-level course in mathematical physics. An earned doctorate in physics, astrophysics, or astronomy is required. ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to the start date.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution and to providing high quality teaching. Although this Visiting position is focused on teaching, there is the expectation that the person selected will be able to continue their research program while at TCNJ and the teaching load reflects that. The Physics Department, which currently has ten full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 100 majors, is housed in a modern science complex (opened Fall 2002) that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation. For more information about the department, visit: .

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

TCNJ is also proud to be the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

Applicants should e-mail a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages), and a description of research interests (no longer than three pages) in a single PDF file to Applicants should also e-mail unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) as well as arrange for two current letters of recommendation to be e-mailed, at least one of which addresses teaching abilities. All e-mails should have the applicant's name in the subject line. Applications are due by June 2, 2014. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

FT at Univ of Memphis

Minimum qualifications for the above position is MS in Physics (PhD in Physics desired) or a closely related field; and (2) evidence of an ability to teach effectively college level physics courses.

FT at U Texas Permian Basin

UTPB invites applications for a potential non-tenure track Lecturer position starting Fall 2014.  At least an M.S. degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics is required, while an M.S. or Ph.D in Physics is preferred. Duties may include lectures and labs for introductory physics. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Candidates should send an application letter, a curriculum vita that especially includes relevant teaching experiences, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three references to:  Mylan Redfern, Dean of Arts and Sciences, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 East University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79762-8301. Applications may also be sent electronically to UTPB is a regional university with an enrollment of approximately 5000 students and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. UTPB serves a metropolitan area of 350,000.  UTPB is an EO/AA employer and encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Department Head, Gordon State College GA

Gordon State College invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Math & Physical Sciences. The Department of Math & Physical Sciences is comprised of 19 scholars from the disciplines of astronomy, chemistry, computer science, math, and physics. The Department supports a baccalaureate program in math, offers seven field-related transfer programs, and provides pre-college instruction in mathematics in support of the college’s mission as an access institution. The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will have an established record of excellence in teaching and will have been an active participant in the conversation of his or her discipline.
Gordon State College has served the state of Georgia continuously since its founding in 1852, and has been a unit in the University System of Georgia since 1972. After more than three decades of serving the state as a residential two-year college, Gordon State College was asked to develop selected four-year programs to address critical state needs. Currently, Gordon State College offers eight baccalaureate degree programs and serves more than 4000 students with the good work of more than 120 full-time faculty. For a complete description of the position, the division, and the college, and to apply for the position, visit Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. All positions are contingent upon final budgetary approval. EOE, open records law state.

Program Associate, American Institute of Physics, MD

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Physics Resources Program Associate for the Physics Resources Center.  The position will be split between three AIP programs: GradSchoolShopper, Industrial Outreach, and AIP’s education and diversity initiatives.  The GradSchoolShopper part of the position will primarily consist of marketing the product to students and leaders of graduate programs, while also working with the GradSchoolShopper team to expand and reach out to new programs for inclusion in GSS.  The Industrial Outreach position will involve research, writing, and support to the Associate Vice President for Physics Resources in planning upcoming Industrial Physics Forums.   The education and diversity portion of the position will primarily assist with organizing AIP Member Society Liaison Committee meetings, interfacing with committee members, planning new initiatives.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant field, as well as one to three years of relevant experience or a relevant graduate degree. The successful candidate will have the creativity and ability to create content and campaigns focused on students in the sciences, will actively engage and be proficient in using social media and be aware of key social media trends. A technical understanding and a 'fast adopter' of new technologies, a familiarity with blogging tools, like Blogger and WordPress, and a familiarity with Google analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools and similar platforms, as well as basic knowledge of HTML are desireable. Must be a team player and be able to travel on business as requested.

If you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please notify the Human Resources Division at

Monday, March 31, 2014

VAP at Pacific U, OR

The Department of Physics invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning in August of 2014. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in Physics, a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates, and an interest in physics pedagogy. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain experience in a variety of hands-on, student-centered teaching techniques. Courses to be taught will likely include the following: Introductory Physics with associated labs; Wave and Optics; and either Astronomy or Energy and the Environment, depending on the candidate’s interest.  The possibility of research with undergraduate students exists.
The successful candidate must have authorization to work in the United States at the time of hire.
Applicants should submit electronically to Patty Larkins, Administrative Assistant, School of Natural Sciences, the following:
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of teaching experience and philosophy
  • unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • contact information of three people who we may contact for letters of reference
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Pacific University actively encourages applications from women and members of all protected groups. The successful applicant must have US work authorization at the time of hire.

Pacific University is an independent, comprehensive university in Forest Grove, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland). The Physics Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (ca. 1600 students), a liberal arts undergraduate college where faculty and staff are committed to an intimate, personalized education. The Physics Department consists of four faculty members and a lab manager, graduating about 5 majors a year.  We strive for an environment that encourages challenging, student-centered learning. For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Steve Hall at

TT, Olympia College WA

Full time Tenure-track Faculty Position

Closes: May 6th, 2014


Olympic College is recruiting to fill a full-time faculty position to teach Physics in the Division of Math, Engineering, Science & Health, Beginning Fall Quarter, 2014.

  • Per Olympic College Board of Trustees approved salary schedule based on education and qualified experience
  • Contract includes medical, dental, disability, life and retirement benefits.
Examples of Responsibilities
  • Teach Physics course(s) in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines
  • Provide quality teaching including related preparation and grading
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the division office as requested
  • Maintain accurate records of students and complete forms as required
  • Provide academic advising and assessment for students
  • Hold office hours for student consultation
  • Attend faculty, department, and division meetings and serve on appropriate committees
  • May include evening instruction
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Physics required.
Desirable Qualifications
  • PhD degree in Physics or related field
  • College teaching experience.
Successful applicants will be able to
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the classroom and with other professionals;
  • Collaborate successfully with colleagues, staff, and students as part of an educational team;
  • Foster a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, diversity and a learning-centered climate.
Conditions of Employment
  • This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position.
  • May require day/evening/weekend teaching assignments when necessary.
  • Official college transcripts required if hired.
  • Must pass a criminal background records check.
  • Must become a member of the Association for Higher Education (AHE) or pay a representation fee on or before the thirtieth day following the beginning of employment.
  • If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Working conditions

This job requires punctual and regular attendance. This position is in a typical classroom and/or office.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position. The employee may be required to lift and carry equipment and supplies of up to 30 pounds.

Application Process

To be considered, complete the following required application materials by May 6th, 2014. Apply online at:

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of college transcripts
If you have problems uploading your documents, please contact the NEOGOV Customer Support Help Desk 310-469-0515 or 877-204-4442 between 6am and 6pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.
  • The Olympic College Human Resource Services will not review, scan nor accept application materials other than the required application materials listed. All application materials become the property of Olympic College. Not responsible for email or FAX error. Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted on the Olympic College web site.

Lab coordinator, Spelman College, Atlanta GA

Note:  This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.

This position is responsible for the maintenance of all physics laboratories so that they are organized, efficient, and suitable for the needs of the curriculum.  The incumbent may teach one or two laboratory sections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

Order adequate and sufficient supplies and equipment for the teaching of all    physics laboratories;

Oversee the maintenance and repair of the equipment, including computers; perform minor repairs as needed;

Supervise and approve the use of all physics teaching laboratory spaces;
Assist the instructors of all physics labs to make sure that they have everything that they need to teach effectively and efficiently;

Set up and take down experimental set-ups;

May teach one or two Physics laboratory sections for 1stand 2ndyear students;

Maintain files and documents pertaining to the purchase, repairs, warranties, and use of all equipment and supplies in the Physics laboratory;

Advise the department concerning current best practices in lab methods and equipment and their uses in teaching;

Organization of the teaching labs and to oversee cleaning and maintaining of the space itself;

Organize the storage and oversee the security of all Physics laboratory equipment and supplies; maintain a written inventory of equipment and locations;

Implement and inform the department of all safety procedures in the Physics laboratories;

Assist in the oversight of the maintenance and use of the machine and electronic shops in the teaching and research laboratories;

Coordinate work assignments for student assistants. 

Our ideal candidate profile will include:

Bachelor’s degree in Physics or closely related area, a minimum of two years of previous laboratory work experience, and familiarity with major physics laboratory instruments (i.e.calipers, micrometers, oscilloscope, electrical meters, etc)are required.  Master's degree in Physics or closely related area, experience in teaching introductory physics laboratory, and knowledge of basic machinist skills are preferred.

This position also requires up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Laboratory safety measures.  The incumbent must possess excellent organizational skills, electronic skills for maintenance of instrumentation, and able to work under pressure.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with students, faculty/staff and the public.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to read and interpret documents such as general science journals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and in one-on-one situations is essential.  Also, the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals is required, along with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, faculty/staff, and the general public.

Must possess intermediate to advanced computer skills utilizing data acquisition software packages, Spreadsheet and Word Processing software packages.  Should be familiar with laboratory software utilization and be capable of learning Lotus Notes; and be internet savvy.

Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.