Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FT Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson

DepartmentPhysics (0411)
LocationMain Campus
Position Summary
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, and may be renewed on a yearly basis depending on availability of funds and performance. The position will most likely involve teaching two or three physics courses each semester. Salary is commensurate with experience and contingent upon sufficient course enrollment.
Candidates should have experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.
Our faculty and students are constantly working on a wide variety of topics across all major physics disciplines. We’re exploring the boundaries of what’s known at the largest and smallest scales in the universe and stretching the limits of what’s possible in the manipulation of matter and energy.
Research in our department tackles the topics that are defining today’s expanding scientific horizons. Whether experimental or theoretical, abstract or concrete, we recognize unsolved problems as opportunities for scientific breakthroughs.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.
Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and deliver lectures.
  • Prepare, assign, and handle the grading of appropriate assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Be available to answer student questions outside of class for a minimum of four hours per week.
  • Effectively manage assigned Teaching Assistants in handling work associated with the courses.
  • Assist with advising and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Candidate may also be assigned to some departmental committees.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Physics
  • Experience teaching at the University level
  • Teaching and/or work experience with equipment relevant to the subject
  • Experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to teach fundamentals of Physics
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students
  • Dedication to enhancing the undergraduate experience
  • Knowledge of the results of physics education research
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Job CategoryFaculty
Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of PayDOE
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberA20459
Number of VacanciesOne
Desired Start Date08/18/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates
Carmen Montijo
(520) 621-2326
Open Date11/24/2015
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Review Begins On01/15/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please upload 3 professional letters of reference with your application materials.
Quick Link for Internal Postings

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TT, Delta State MS

Working TitleAssistant Professor of Physics
Position TypeFaculty
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Physics
Posting Number201200458
Full or Part TimeFull Time
If Other, Please Explain:
Tenure/Non-Tenure TrackTenure Track
Salary Basis9 month

Position Summary Information

Delta State University is a four-year public university with approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, MS, DSUalso plays host to the new Grammy Museum Mississippi.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at DSU invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Astronomy, Advanced Astronomy and all levels of undergraduate physics. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and physics will be considered. The teaching load is typically 12 credit hours per semester.
In addition, the physics faculty manage and operate the Wiley Planetarium along with its outreach programs. This includes new program development and new content development. The planetarium consists of a 9m dome with a 3-D Digistar 5 system. Additionally, our collection of telescopes includes two 16 inch scopes, three 8 inch scopes, four 6 inch scopes, and a variety of smaller instruments.
Other departmental duties include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, and serving on departmental, college, and university-wide committees.
The final mix of duties for the successful candidate will depend on their experience, capabilities and interests. Strong teaching skills are required and prior teaching experience is desirable.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, strong communication skills, and a commitment to both teaching and research. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable.
A one year probationary period may be considered for candidates who anticipate completing their Ph.D. within the year.
SalaryCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. in astronomy or physics.
Special Instructions to Applicants
If you need to request your letters of recommendation, have them emailed to You will need to upload a document in place of the letters of recommendation with the names of your references. Received letters will be added to your application materials. If they need to be mailed: Human Resources, Kent Wyatt Hall 247, 1003 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, MS 38733.

FT, Blinn College TX

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, and transcripts will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed. Requested documents should be attached to the application as PDF files. Unofficial graduate transcripts may be attached to this application, but official graduate transcripts must be sent directly to Blinn College by the graduate institution (to Dean, Division of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, PO Box 6030, Bryan, TX, 77805). All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a certified credential agency. A short teaching demonstration will be required of applicants invited for interview.

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number2015107F
Position TitleFull-Time Instructor - Physics (PHYS)
Salary RangeAs per full-time pay scale.
DBM Ratingn/a
Job TypeFull Time
Job CategoryFaculty
Anticipated Start Date01/11/2016
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA StatusExempt
Security Sensitive?Yes
Work HoursTeach physics sections as needed.

Position Summary Information

To perform the day-to-day operations of the instructional programs in physics.
Essential Duties
• Teaches a minimum of three 96 contact-hour physics courses each semester (both lecture and laboratory sessions).
• Teaching duties to be divided as needed among physics courses offered.
• Prepares necessary laboratory supplies and materials in advance of teaching sessions and returns unused materials to their appropriate locations.
• Ensures that laboratory safety and cleanliness is maintained.
• Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations.
• Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
• Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
• Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
• Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
• Advises students in academic matters.
• Evaluates students’ performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner.
• Assists in the development, distribution, and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.
• Provides recommendations to the Academic Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Heads, and Curriculum Resource Team regarding curriculum.
• Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.
• Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments.
• Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities.
• Possesses a passion for teaching community college students.
• Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally.
• Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
• Utilizes the college LMS to post grades and other course resources for students.
• Attends departmental and division meetings.
• Serves on division and/or college committees.
• Serves as a mentor to part-time faculty.
• Participates in program and curriculum review, course development, and revision processes.
• Completes all course grading in a timely manner and according to college and program policy.
• Responsible for other related duties as assigned.
• Serves as lead course instructor as needed.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred Experience and Training
Ph.D. in physics
College teaching experience
Proficiency with presentation software, lab interface software, and other classroom and laboratory technology
Graduate coursework or other experience in astronomy or astrophysics.
Physical Requirements
Required Degree, License or Certifications
Masters degree in physics
Masters degree in closely-related area with 18 graduate credit-hours in physics
Special Notes To Applicants
Applications lacking a cover letter, resume, and transcripts will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed. Requested documents should be attached to the application as PDFfiles.
Unofficial graduate transcripts may be attached to this application, but official graduate transcripts must be sent directly to Blinn College by the graduate institution (to Dean, Division of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, PO Box 6030, Bryan, TX, 77805).
All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an evaluation from a certified credential agency.
A short teaching demonstration will be required of applicants invited for interview.
The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The criteria for accreditation adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) require that all faculty have "at least 18 graduate hours in their teaching field(s) and hold a Masters degree or higher. Please list the graduate course title and course number that make up your 18 graduate hours in your teaching field. (Education courses do not satisfy this requirement.).
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. & Blinn College would you need an H1B VISA or any VISA sponsorship?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Describe your familiarity with presentation software, lab interface software and other classroom and laboratory technology.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Do you have any background in Astronomy or Astrophysics? Describe any graduate course work or other experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * Have you had experience writing and designing undergraduate laboratory experiments? Describe.
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Describe your experience teaching online, blended (partial face-to-face and partial online), and live interactive video courses.
    (Open Ended Question)
  8. * Describe your experience with assessing student learning.
    (Open Ended Question)
  9. * Please tell us when you are available to teach. Mornings, Afternoons or Evening.
    (Open Ended Question)
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify below)
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  11. Please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity?
    (Open Ended Question)

Monday, November 23, 2015

FT, Truman College Chicago

Physics Faculty - Full-Time - TRU0000528 

Duties and Responsibilities

Consider joining the Truman College team whose work directly supports our student-centered mission.  At City Colleges of Chicago, employees contribute to student success with the goal of graduating more students with degrees of economic value and thereby positively impacting the communities we serve.  Truman College is located on the north side and is one of the largest of the City Colleges of Chicago with a yearly enrollment of more than 20,000 students.  “This college must be for everyone,” reads the mural that faces Truman College, words that continue to guide the college to this day.
  • You must demonstrate excellence in teaching, commitment to integrating new technologies in the learning process and the ability to inspire, motivate and empower students to succeed.
  • Maintain office hours for advising, mentoring and coaching students.
  • Development and revision of courses and instructional materials as necessary.
  • Post syllabi and grades on Blackboard.



  • You must have a minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or Master's degree in Engineering Physics or Master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in Physics.
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural environment that reflects our student body and embraces our vision and mission.

To Apply:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Note: Official transcripts must be provided if hired.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. 
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges! 

TT, Texas Lutheran

1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Position Announcement
Assistant Professor of Physics 
Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin August 2016. We seek a colleague whose interests complement and enhance our existing activities, who is a gifted and dedicated educator able to cover a wide array of courses in the major, who can develop excellent service courses for non‐majors, and whose research interests will provide opportunities for robust scientific experiences for undergraduates.
Requirements for the position include:
  • Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, or other physics-related sub-discipline (ABD considered with assurance of completion no later than August 2016)
  • Evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate physics or engineering students at the introductory and advanced level in the classroom and laboratory setting
  • Commitment to university/community service, outreach, and continued professional development
  • Commitment to attracting and retaining students from traditionally under-represented groups
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.
In our considerations, preference will be given to candidates with experimental physics background and/or instructional physics laboratory development, evidence of actively engaging undergraduate students in meaningful research and research training and/or experience with engineering physics or pre-engineering programs.
The TLU Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics, along with a new B.S. in applied physics. The majority of TLU Physics degree recipients pursue graduate education in a range of professional and academic programs. Curriculum is designed to address these broad career goals, and all majors are required to carry out independent, faculty-mentored research that culminates in a senior thesis. The department consistently has over 50 majors and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. Information about the TLU Physics Department is available at
Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at
Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement detailing how your research interests will engage undergraduate students, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate's teaching experience. Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.
Please send your submissions to
Dr. Toni Sauncy 
Chair, Department of Physics 
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155 Phone: (830) 372-6904 Email:
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2016 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). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

VAP, Rhodes College, Memphis TN

The Department of Physics at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position beginning Fall 2016. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic teachers capable of instruction at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate physics curriculum in both classroom and laboratory settings. The teaching load is 3 courses each semester. The physics department resides in a recently renovated building with new research and teaching spaces, and a 20-inch telescope. Research is encouraged and there is potential for some support, including faculty professional travel funds. Applicants should hold or expect to receive the Ph.D. in physics, or a closely related field, by July 2016. 

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities ( ). 

Please apply online at; only online applications will be accepted. A completed application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which speak to the applicant's teaching abilities). Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the applicant's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Teaching STEM TT, Rowan College NJ

Full-time tenure track Physics teaching position in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Division. Responsibilities include teaching and evaluating students in physics lectures and laboratory settings along with full participation in College activities and committees. Responsibilities may include assignment to support courses in related areas such as Engineering.

•Instruct and evaluate students in physics lecture and lab courses. May include teaching in related college-level and support courses.
•Develop and update course syllabi and related materials to reflect contemporary scientific theory and practice.
•Provide investigative laboratory experiences utilizing the scientific method.
•Collaborate with other faculty in the development of effective teaching/learning and retention strategies for students.
•Actively participate in the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of the Science curriculum.
•Provides student support by evaluating student progress and providing feedback, maintaining voice and email communication, referring students to appropriate support services, providing academic advice, maintaining office hours, maintaining appropriate academic and attendance records, and submitting final grades.
•Implement the philosophy, mission, learning outcomes and objectives, curriculum, and policies of the College and of the STEM Division.
•Maintain necessary academic records and submit records according to published deadlines.
•Demonstrate fairness and flexibility in interactions with a diverse range of students.
•Assist in the recommendation and acquisition of related instructional materials and supplies.
•Participate in College governance and operations through Division and College committees.
•Contribute to the community as a representative of the College.
•Fulfill campus-wide responsibilities.
•Maintain professional competence through activities such as scientific endeavors, continuing education, professional self development, research, and writing relevant to faculty responsibilities.
•Work productively with others.
•Master of Science degree in Physics or Engineering (or equivalent field of study) from an accredited institution. Demonstrated successful completion of a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in physics or engineering is required. (Engineering coursework may be included if it has a physics focus.)
•Ability to teach algebra and calculus based physics courses to first and second year college students.
•Minimum of 2 years classroom and/or lab experience teaching physics in an academic setting (teaching assistant, lecture, lab, recitation experience accepted).
•Demonstrated ability to teach both science majors and non-science majors in lecture and lab settings.
•Demonstrated leadership, communications, and organizational skills.
•Commitment to the community college mission including addressing the needs of a diverse student population.
•Ability to design and implement successful pedagogical strategies for students exhibiting a broad range of abilities.
•Experience utilizing innovative teaching methods incorporating technology, including on-line resources.
•Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to interact and collaborate productively with students, colleagues, administration, and the community.
•Commitment and ability to utilize instructional strategies to promote student recruitment, retention, and success.
•Ability to help students adjust to the college academic environment.
•Doctorate in Physics or Engineering or equivalent field of study from an accredited institution.
•Teaching experience in a community college setting.
•Experience in Physics, Engineering or equivalent field of study research including publication in the peer-reviewed Physics, Engineering or equivalent field of study literature and/or the patent literature.
•Grant investigations, writing, and implementation as an individual and/or part of a group submittal.
•Experience in outcomes assessment and program evaluation methodologies.
•Excellence in teaching and facilitating the learning process for students.
•Learning and using new technology and applying diverse instructional strategies in response to learner demographics and learning styles.
•Being a successful advocate for new initiatives in curriculum or delivery
•Being skilled in building strategic alliances both within and across disciplines, and within and outside the College
Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Sabbatical Replacement VAP, Berry College GA

Berry College invites applications for a one-year faculty position in physics beginning August 2016 as a sabbatical leave replacement.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor) or Master's (for appointment as instructor) in physics or a closely related field and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate physics teaching.  Teaching duties likely include introductory algebra-based physics (lecture and lab) and upper-division modern physics for a total of 12 contract hours per semester.  The department supports the use of active learning strategies and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.  Send cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Physics Search c/o Todd Timberlake, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geology, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5004 or electronically to  Review of applications will begin January 20, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
 Located on more than 26,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College provides an integrated education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, work experience, and significant service to others.  EOE.
 Please visit our website at for more information.  Persons filling out an application for employment with Berry College may be required to submit to a full national background check.

Lab Operations Manager, Mississippi State


Department Profile:  The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. It also has a high service load for other majors both within the College of Arts & Sciences and from other colleges.  

Position Function:  To perform duties necessary for the operation of a large department's teaching laboratories, inventory, and additional duties required in the daily operation of a large department. In addition, coordinate activities which support faculty in the teaching of undergraduate courses and laboratories to assure an appropriate laboratory experience for all students.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  Schedule and set up on-campus laboratory sections; oversee off-campus laboratories; supervise and oversee 40 to 50 graduate teaching assistants and undergraduates; maintain laboratory equipment; provide and upgrade laboratory manuals; obtain grades from teaching assistants, compile database of grades and furnish grades to instructors; develop, maintain, and upgrade laboratory and demonstration equipment; manage/maintain the Howell Teaching Observatory; maintain departmental inventory (disposal of property, self-audit, hand receipts, etc.); order supplies and equipment for departmental purchases; maintain departmental key list; general maintenance of building; assist with departmental activities; perform related duties, as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of physics and equipment normally associated with teaching laboratories; ability to supervise teaching assistants; valid driver's license; and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the public.  

Minimum Qualifications:  BS degree in physics or a related field.  
Preferred Qualifications:  MS degree in physics or a related field; experience working in physics teaching laboratories; experience with supervision; experience in operating a machine shop; experience as a computer network administrator.  

This is a full-time, 12 month position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2016.  This position will remain open until filled.  

Instructions for Applying:  All applicants must apply online at (PARF #9359) by completing the Professional Application and attaching a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degree institutions. Provide English translations of transcripts if necessary. If selected for interview, three letters of recommendation will be required. If hired, official transcripts provided directly from the educational institution will be required.  

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FT, CSU Stanislaus CA

POSITION:  The Department of Physics, Physical Science and Geology at California State University, Stanislaus, invites applications for a full-time lecturer faculty position beginning in Fall 2016 with 12-month contract.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to be an effective teacher and to work with students from diverse backgrounds.  Responsibilities include teaching lower division service courses, upper division courses for Physics majors, and general education courses in Physics and Astronomy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek an applicant with a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.  Prior teaching experience is a plus.  Applicants with any area of research specialization will be considered for this position, although an experimentalist and/or having astronomy background is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts or the equivalent, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Rose Zhang, Program Coordinator
Department of Physics, Physical Sciences and Geology
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA  95382

Electronic copies of application materials will also be accepted and can be sent to:

Application screening will be begin 12/1/2015; position will be open until filled.

Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships, Elon NC

Elon University 
Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a PhD or MFA. Available for one year with the possibility of a second year renewal, fellowships are open to United States citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds who are interested in working in a student and learning centered liberal arts environment. Elon University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. 

Applicants must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the current academic year and must be able to provide evidence that they can complete their dissertation during the fellowship. 

Fellowships are available in the following areas: Art History, Chemistry (Organic, Analytical or Physical), Human Service Studies and Physics.
  • Fellows teach one course each in fall, winter, and spring semesters, work on your research: and participate in departmental and university life. A team of faculty mentors provides support for teaching and scholarship interests.
  • Annual $34,000 stipend
  • Office with computer
  • Library privileges and free cultural and sporting events on campus
  • Professional development support
On occasion, we offer Senior Post-Doctoral teaching fellowships for teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds with an established research agenda and who are interested in gaining teaching experience in a liberal arts environment. These teaching fellowships are not limited to United States citizens or permanent residents. Senior Post-Doctoral teaching fellows teach more than three courses a year. Please inquire if you are interested. 

About Elon: 
Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina between Burlington and Greensboro, Elon University enrolls 5,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 600 students in its four graduate programs. Elon employs 343 full-time faculty, 84% of whom hold the highest degree in their field. A selective, liberal arts university, Elon is a national model for engaged teaching and learning, consistently scoring among the highest of schools completing the National Survey of Student Engagement. Four-credit hour courses provide time for active student participation. Elon's average class size is 22. 

To Apply: 
Before January, 30 2016, please submit the following materials under the subject line "Pre and post doc fellowship"
1. An electronic cover letter indicating interest, how your diverse background furthers our goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment, current status of terminal degree, courses you would be able to teach at Elon and research interests 
2. An electronic copy of your CV 
3. Electronic evidence of teaching effectiveness if available 
4. Names of three references. 
Start date for Fall 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Postdoc at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development Group seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to help continue its development and assessment of web-based instructor-customizable computer problem-solving coaches for physics.

Responsibilities include planning and co-supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, data collection and analysis, giving presentations related to the project, and some computer programming. Opportunities for independent research in Physics Education and teaching physics classes will also be available.

We seek applicants that have an interest in physics education research (PER), particularly in problem solving who are familiar with computer programing. Experience in object-oriented programming and/or database use is a plus.

The appointment is full-time for one year, renewable for a second year, and will begin during the summer of 2016. Please direct questions to Leon Hsu ( or Ken Heller (

Required qualifications:
A Ph.D. in physics or science education with extensive experience in physics.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience in physics education research
Experience with object-oriented and database programming

A quick link to the job posting is online applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Online applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief research experience statement
4. Names and complete contact information for three references

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TT, Eastern Connecticut State University

Department: Physical Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Physics
Qualifications: PhD in Physics or Physical Chemistry is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to and evidence of quality undergraduate teaching, research, and ability to develop courses related to his/her field.
Position Description: The successful candidate will organize and instruct the one-year core Physics courses (General Physics I and II with labs) required for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Earth Science and Health Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 load credits per semester teaching lecture and lab (3/4 credit) courses. Additional expectations include a demonstrated ability for engaging students in research, academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate teaching and student mentoring. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Respond to: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability as a single PDF file. In addition, please arrange for three current recommendations, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent via email to
Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,
Internal Number: 201601

TT, Miami University, OH [potentially PER]

Physics (Hamilton Campus) -  Tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August of 2016.  Teaching duties for this position include introductory algebra-based physics, introductory calculus-based physics and their associated laboratories as well as a variety of physics courses for non-science majors. Areas of scholarship that enable collaboration with Miami Physics faculty or other Miami science faculty are preferred.  Examples include, but are not limited to, biological, condensed matter, materials, solid state, or computational physics, quantum optics, and physics education.  Additional duties include providing general advising to undergraduates and performing service to the department and the university. This colleague will play a vital role in the development of a new regional campus interdisciplinary mathematics and physical science department.
Required:  The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field by date of appointment and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate physics teaching and student involvement in research.
Strong candidates will have experience in teaching in a studio physics format or using other active learning strategies and an interest in teaching-laboratory experiment development, and development of online and/or hybrid courses.
Miami-Hamilton is an open enrollment regional campus of a highly regarded public university.  Associate and bachelor degrees in select areas are offered, as well as the first two years of most majors offered on the main campus.  
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy to  Please ensure you provide the email contact information for three professional references as requested in the application. Once the committee narrows the pool of candidates to a short list, letters of reference will be requested from the individuals listed as references.
Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Daniel Gladish at
Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2016 and continues until position is filled.  
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