Tuesday, August 19, 2014

VAP at Bucknell

[Editor's note: it may be too late for this position, but you never know]
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for an immediate opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or ABD in physics, astronomy, or a related field. Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in and potential for teaching and interacting effectively with students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives, and will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. Successful candidates will also demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues from a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
The Physics & Astronomy Department comprises 12 permanent faculty and maintains a small teaching observatory.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae or resume, a statement that addresses your potential and experience as a teacher, a statement of scholarly interests, and the names and contact information for three references to the department chair, preferably by email:

Michele Thornley
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Lab Coordinator, U of Delaware

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Delaware seeks a full time (12 months) manager of the undergraduate teaching laboratories. The preferred starting date would be November 15, 2014. The Manager is responsible for the operation of all Physics and Astronomy teaching laboratories, both on the introductory and more advanced levels, and is involved in the design, revision and implementation of the laboratory curricula. In addition, the manager is responsible for the supervision of teaching assistants, and for technical tasks associated with the maintenance of the laboratories. For further information regarding the department please visitwww.physics.udel.edu.

Major responsibilities:
• Design and revision of the laboratory components of physics and astronomy courses to match changes in course content and pedagogical approaches.
• Maintenance of the teaching laboratories, including the advanced optics and electronics ones.
• Training and supervision of ~30 TAs in matters such as safety, laboratory teaching techniques, proper use of instrumentation and software for data acquisition, and data analysis.
• Develop and manage a budget for the educational laboratories.
• Organize and coordinate the laboratory schedules.

• A bachelor’s degree in physics or related field and five years laboratory experience working with physics instrumentation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including use of data acquisition and simulation software packages. Experience with LabVIEW preferred.
• Some experience with curriculum development and teaching of introductory physics laboratories preferred.

For additional information regarding the position listed and all open positions please visit the UDJOBS website at www.udel.edu/udjobs
Job ID 102325

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

FT at Dallas County CC District, El Centro


Job Description Summary/Essential Duties: 
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation in accordance with procedures outlined in the Dallas County Community College Board Policy Manual and/or agreed upon with immediate supervisor. Provides students with a written course syllabus that should include items specified by the college and/or Dallas County Community College System. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records as required by law and the Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures Manual. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Institutional Service Responsibilities (College and Dallas County Community College System): Meets professional assignments in accordance with the System's calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college and/or system committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required by Board Policy and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. Student Services Responsibilities: May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Community: Consistent with other DCCC job descriptions demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Dallas County Community College System and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Professional Growth Responsibilities: Participates in professional development activities.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Master's degree or higher in the teaching discipline or Master's degree or higher with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
One year of demonstrated teaching experience required. Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service. Official transcripts will be required.*A criminal background check will be conducted.*

Position Specific Qualifications:
Preferred experience and credentials in the areas of Physics and Engineering.
Strong record of teaching excellence with community college students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates for faculty positions must upload copies of transcripts displaying conferred degree in the discipline specified.

Posting Specific Questions:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents: 

  1. Resume
  2. Masters Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  3. PhD Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  4. Undergraduate Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  5. Bachelor's Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  6. Cover Letter
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Certifications

Monday, August 18, 2014

TT at UW-Green Bay


TITLE: Assistant Professor - Physics

POSTING DATE: August 15, 2014

START DATE: August 24, 2015


The department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Physics. Candidates with a background in applied Physics are encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

* Teach 21 credits per academic year.  Primary responsibilities will be introductory level courses in Physics.  Other assignments may include an upper level modern physics course, a First Year Seminar course, or courses in support of the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.
* Develop a strong research program with the potential to involve collaboration with students, faculty, and individuals inside or outside the University.
* Advise students.
* Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
* Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Successful candidates will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

* Earned doctorate in Physics from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in Physics from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.
Campus and Community: http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/community/
Office of Public Safety: http://www.uwgb.edu/publicsafety/
Annual Security Report:
Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.
Please submit application materials by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

* Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
* Total Compensation Estimator: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
Click the "Apply Now" button.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.    If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

* Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
* Curriculum Vitae
* Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
* Three current letters of recommendation may be sent to physicssearch@uwgb.edu

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, Physics Recruitment Committee
Phone: (920)465-2383
Email: physicssearch@uwgb.edu

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TT in PER at Cal Poly Pomona

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is seeking to fill 46 tenure-track faculty positions in a variety of disciplines across the University, including...
...Science-Biological Sciences (Vertebrate Ecology, Virology); Chemistry & Biochemistry (Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry); Computer Science (Software Engineering); Geological Sciences (Sedimentary Geology); Kinesiology and Health Promotion (Adapted Physical Education, Biomechanics); Mathematics & Statistics (Math Education); Physics & Astronomy (Physics Education Research).

Specifics of these openings are available at: http://www.csupomona.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/index.shtml

Friday, August 15, 2014

Department Chair -- Department of Science Education at CSU, Chico

The Department of Science Education at CSU Chico is housed in the College of Natural Sciences and provides undergraduate instruction in the sciences. Our primary role is the science preparation for students pursuing careers in teaching.

The Position: The College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico is seeking a visionary and collaborative department chair and faculty member in the Department of Science Education. The candidate should be strongly committed to establishing a national model for science education; building university, school and community partnerships in science education; and dedicated to student success. This position is a .50 timebase academic-year chair, with a renewable 3-year appointment, and .50 academic year faculty teaching appointment. Position is contingent on funding.

The Department: The Department of Science Education at CSU, Chico was established in 2007. In that brief time, the department has established a model of excellence in science teacher education in California. Faculty in the department have been awarded over $4 million in grant funding; redesigned the course sequence for future elementary teachers; developed a new majors program for future middle school science teachers, outdoor educators, and museum educators (with 38 majors and growing); cultivated a cross-disciplinary community of researchers engaged in discipline based education research; developed strong partnerships with the Gateway Science Museum and the Center for Math and Science Education; diversified our teacher professional development efforts; and expanded our early practicum experiences for future teachers. For more information, visit http://www.csuchico.edu/sced/

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is an Ed.D. (or Ph.D.) in Science Education with extensive experience in science (e.g. master’s or undergraduate degree in a science discipline) or a doctorate (Ph.D.) in geosciences or physics and extensive experience in science education (e.g. master’s in education or science education). 

More information here --

Or contact Leslie Atkins: ljatkins@csuchico.edu

Thursday, August 14, 2014

VAP at Catawba College NC [Jan 2015]

Catawba College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position; the position can begin in January, 2015 and serve through the 2015-16 academic year. It is preferred that applicants for this position hold a Ph.D. in physics; ABD will be considered. The position's primary responsibility will be to teach lecture and laboratory for General Physics as well as general education science offerings. Catawba College does not offer an undergraduate major in Physics, so preference will be given to applicants whose teaching and research interests are suitable for undergraduate research with chemistry, biology or environmental science students. Candidates with interests in offering sustainable technology coursework to complement the college's environmental science programs are encouraged to apply; interests in physics applications within the health sciences are also welcomed. Opportunities to participate in the college's honors and first-year seminar courses are also available. Catawba College provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. The college's mission is to provide "students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation" and to enable "students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens." Further information on the college can be found at: www.catawba.edu. Catawba is located in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is 45 minutes from Charlotte, NC and Greensboro, NC. It is also within a half-day's drive of the Appalachian Mountains and the coast. The College maintains research and educational laboratories equipped with instrumentation including IR, NMR, GC/MS, HPLC, ICP, UV-Vis, Fluorescence, Epifluorescence, and SEM, as well as a Molecular Genetics lab. The on-campus 189-acre Catawba Ecological Preserve contains a diverse wetlands habitat. Applications will only be accepted electronically and should include the following as a single PDF file: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy & experience, (4) research proposal (5) unofficial copies of transcripts, and (6) contact information for three references. Electronic applications and inquiries should be sent to Dr. Carol Ann Miderski, physicssearch@catawba.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the priority deadline is September 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the availability of funds. The College strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VAP at Hamilton College NY [Fall 2015]

The Physics Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in July 2015. PhD required. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching at the introductory and advanced levels, in both classroom and laboratory settings. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building an inclusive educational environment. Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Information on the Physics department may be found at http://physerver.hamilton.edu/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., statements of teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/25636. Questions may be directed to Professor Seth Major, smajor@hamilton.edu. Review of materials will begin December 1, 2014. Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

1-year FT Instructorship at Wright State OH

The Physics Department Wright State University invites applications for an immediate opening for a one-year Instructor position for the 2014-2015 academic year. Candidates are expected to have a M.S. in physics or a related field. Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in and potential for teaching and interacting effectively with students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. The candidates will be expected to teach at the introductory and intermediate levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum including general education courses, early/middle childhood education majors, and intermediate level physics courses. This non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointment will be for the 2014-15 Academic Year. Re-appointment will be dependent upon needs, availability of funds, and on performance. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae or resume, a cover letter with statement that addresses your potential and experience as a teacher, and the names and contact information for three references to http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/7939 by August 21, 2014 for first consideration. Wright State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FT at San Jacinto College TX

https://jobs.sjcd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55197 Requirements Master's degree plus eighteen graduate semester hours in teaching field. Responsibilities 1.Teaching a. Keeps up with developments in the field of study. b. Demonstrates high standards, academic and professional. c. Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback. d. Teaches at times and locations that meet student needs. e. Provides access to students through posted conference hours, electronic communications, and other appropriate methods and responds to inquiries in a timely manner. f. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials. g. Develops and uses a syllabus and course information materials for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guideline. 2. Professional Development a. Maintains high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities. b. Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning. c. Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through a self-evaluation process of self reflection. d. Meets or exceeds professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business/industry, and higher education, as appropriate to the discipline(s). 3. Service a. Actively participates in college meetings and/or committees, task forces, and councils. b. Participates in college-related activities such as registration, community education, recruitment of students, student retention, and faculty selection. c. Participates in college activities for students/student organizations to aid in retention. d. Participates in business and community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission and values of the college. e. Participates in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards. f. Participates in setting departmental goals, in developing college budgets that support the goals, and in planning for achieving those goals. g. Promotes and maintains departmental affiliation agreements and other partnerships with other institutions. Salary MAST- Salary based on the 2013-2014 board approved rates see salary schedule. Work Hours Nine (9) month position Class and office hours Thirty-five (35) hours per week Portion of teaching assignment will be evening classes. Quicklink for Posting jobs.sjcd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55197

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lab tech at Virginia Tech

Working Title: Laboratory Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0140570

Position Summary:
The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech seeks a Laboratory Technician to assist in introductory physics lab setup. Primary responsibilities are to serve as support for the physics labs, assist with the supervision of groups of student helpers to ensure that setups are done on time and correctly, and to assist the Lab Manager with updates of lab and lecture demonstration apparatuses by designing and fabricating new laboratory lecture demonstrations, as well as by making improvements to existing equipment. Consult with the Lab Manager and the faculty members to stay abreast of current physics teaching periodicals to ensure that the labs and demonstrations do the best possible job of educating students about the principles of physics. Troubleshoot and repair computer and physics laboratory equipment.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Two TT (one in PER), The College of New Jersey

Description The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions (retirement replacements) starting late August 2015. For each position, we seek a broadly trained physicist who has the potential to establish a highly visible undergraduate research program and who will be passionate about teaching physics at every level of the curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidates' training should qualify them to teach physics courses in the core curriculum and to develop innovative, upper-level courses that complement and diversify the department's offerings. Teaching responsibilities will also include rotation through introductory-level physics (usually calculus-based) and associated labs. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy will connect and integrate physics with other disciplines and who have the potential to collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the School of Science and at the College. An earned doctorate in physics, or a closely related field, is required. Although post-doctoral experience is preferred, other backgrounds will be considered; ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to the start date. 1) Experimental Physics. This search is focused on an experimental physicist who works in one of the following areas (in order of preference): (a) condensed matter; (b) atomic/molecular; (c) nuclear/particle. 2) Physics Education. This search is focused on someone trained in, or with substantial experience in, physics education research. This faculty member will be strongly involved with our strong dual major in Physics and Secondary Education, as well as with implementing modern pedagogical techniques in courses at different levels. Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, to maintaining both high-quality teaching and an active and productive research program involving highly motivated undergraduates, and to seeking external funding consistent with this mission. Our expectation is that a substantial portion of the new faculty members' research will be performed on campus and will involve undergraduates. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the College. A research laboratory and start-up funds will be provided for both positions. The Physics Department, which currently has eight full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 100 majors, is housed in a modern science complex that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation. For more information about the department, visit: http://physics.pages.tcnj.edu. 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 about 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 www.tcnj.edu. 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. Contact Information Applicants should e-mail a letter of application that clearly states for which position they are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages), and a description of research interests and goals (no longer than three pages) in a single PDF file to physics@tcnj.edu. Applicants should also e-mail unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) and representative reprints of published research papers (no more than three, and preferably as PDFs), as well as arrange for three 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 October 1, 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. The College of New Jersey is committed to creating a diverse community that supports all of its faculty, students and staff. All members of the TCNJ Campus Community share a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Monday, August 4, 2014

TT/T at Grinnell College

GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position in the Department of Physics, starting Fall 2015. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Associate Professor possible. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field completed by the start of the position is required. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The physics department has seven faculty members with active research programs; for more information see http://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/physics-astronomy. The department graduates on average 15 physics majors per year, nearly one-half of whom are women or under-represented minorities. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include courses at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum, with labs counting as half a course; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice). In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity-of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives-as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, we encourage submission of all application materials (including letters uploaded by your references) so that they are received by October 4, 2014. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests/achievement, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jake Willig Onwuachi at PhysicsSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-3172.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Visiting Instructor at Missouri State, Springfield campus

http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/126932.htm https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/15692 General Function The Visiting Instructor is a non-tenure track position held by an individual who possesses all the qualifications to be appointed at that rank or who has held that rank at another institution. The Visiting Instructor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. Description of Primary Duties Teach sections of PHY123 and PHY124; other duties as assigned by the PAMS department head Minimum Acceptable Qualifications The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Visiting Instructor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/126932.htm Open Date 08/01/2014 Special Instructions to Applicants First date of consideration will be 8-8-14.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Postdoc at Michigan State

Postdoc in PER at Michigan State

The Physics Education Research Lab (http://www.pa.msu.edu/research/physics-education-lab) seeks to fill a postdoctoral position in January 2015. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of introductory laboratory development. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (12 months) with expectation of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of discovery-based laboratories for introductory STEM majors and the assisting with the professional development of teaching assistants. Teaching is also a possibility.

Requirements are an advanced degree in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with a Ph.D. and with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of introductory laboratory development. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, grad students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment.

This position is available due to a recent award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The final detail of the award are being finalized, so presently an official job ad has not propagated through the MSU system. We expect this to occur by the end of the summer.

Applicants should prepare a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

Review of applications will begin on Oct 1st, 2014 Questions regarding the position may be directed to Danny Caballero, Faculty Advisor for the Physics Education Research Lab, caballero@pa.msu.edu.

TT in Teacher Education/STEM, UW-Platteville

https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&JobOpeningId=9770&Po stingSeq=1 JOB DETAILS: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education seeks three tenure track assistant professors with a breadth of knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas: early childhood, elementary education, reading, technology or STEM. These tenure-track positions will begin Fall 2015. Salary is competitive and provides excellent benefits. QUALIFICATIONS: Each position requires: 1. The completion of or demonstrated progress toward a Ph. D., Ed. D., or ABD in Early Childhood/Elementary Education/Reading Education/Technology/STEM or a related education field. The Ph.D. or Ed.D. must be completed prior to consideration for tenure. 2. At least three years of full-time K-12 experience 3. Strong written communication skills 4. Successful teaching evaluations 5. Development of partnerships 6. Technological skills 7. The ability to collaborate with area elementary schools and effectively integrate technology is required. RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate and/or graduate education-related courses. A typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service. Teaching assignment(s) may include early childhood, elementary, reading, and/or technology education courses. Candidates will also be expected to teach foundational core courses. These positions may include teaching courses using alternative delivery methods like on-line, telepresence videoconferencing, and/or weekends. CAMPUS INFORMATION: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. SPECIAL NOTES: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire. In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review at http://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents/student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report. TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: To ensure full consideration, submit applications by October 1, 2014. A completed application with all required elements must be received to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. TO APPLY: To apply, please submit the following items: 1) A letter of application, addressing all qualifications listed above. 2) A vita with names and contact information of three current references. 3) A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.

FT at Malcolm X College, Chicago

This is an exciting time in the history of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois and among the largest in the nation. CCC has launched Reinvention, a nationally recognized initiative to ensure even greater student success and outcomes across the system. Consider being a part of CCCs transformation and join the 5,800 faculty and staff who serve 120,000 students at seven campuses and six satellite sites city-wide. Malcolm X College is located near the Illinois Medical District, on the near west side of Chicago. As a City College of Chicago, Malcolm X College offers accessible and affordable opportunities for academic advancement, career development, and personal enrichment. The Healthcare College to Careers program is headquartered at Malcolm X College. Perks of this Role: Excellent benefits at a low cost; investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS retirement plan; holidays, personal & sick days plus tuition reimbursement. The Physical Sciences Department is currently seeking a Full-Time Faculty in Physical Sciences to begin August 2014. Duties and Responsibilities: 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. Qualifications Master's degree in physical science (Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology, ect.) or Master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in a physical science. We prefer candidates with knowledge of Blackboard Learning Management System and teaching experience. 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: Unofficial transcripts, a statement of your teaching philosophy and professional letters of recommendation are required at the time of interview. 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 CCC! Apply on-line by accessing the link https://cccconnect.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=MAL0000291&lang=en&sns_id=mailtodirectly to the posting on CCC employment page.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Temporary Instructor at Arkansas State

https://jobs.astate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53331 Position Summary: The Temporary Instructor of Physics (9 month) position will contribute to growth and development of the Department of Chemistry and Physics through undergraduate teaching and day-to-day operation of other essential departmental functions. Contributions will include instructor of record of General Physics and University Physics labs, and management of the physics teaching laboratories. Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in physics and professional experience appropriate to the discipline is required.

Monday, July 28, 2014

STEM Program Director, Passaic County CC, NJ

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pcccedu/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=921751 A full-time professional is needed to lead and manage the STEM program, including the implementation of STEM project activities. He or she will lead our course revision efforts, oversee the operation of the STEM Center and Energy Sustainability Lab, design professional development experiences for faculty, and coordinate activities with high school, university and industry partners. This a full-time, grant funded, administrative position. Examples of Duties: Manage the day-to-day implementation of the project activity to ensure accomplishment of project objectives. Lead and coordinate the work of interdisciplinary teams of faculty involved in STEM course and program improvement. Provide direct supervision to the STEM Center Coordinator and general supervision to the administrative assistant. Advise the Project Coordinator of progress and issues; submit regular reports. Track activity budget to ensure the appropriate use of funds and make recommendations to the Project Coordinator for approval. Participate in personnel decisions, including hiring. Maintain records and collect data on project activities for use in CCRAA-HSI reports and evaluation activities. Conduct professional development for faculty and staff to promote best practices in teaching and learning technologies, including planning summer training institutes for high school and college faculty. Provide leadership in curricular mapping activities involving high school, community college, and university faculty. Participate on Project Task Force headed by the Project Coordinator. Participate in project evaluation. Qualifications: A Master's degree in Education or STEM-related field is required. At least seven years of work experience in an educational setting, including curricular and instructional design, is required. Strong leadership, organizational, and administrative skills are required. Supplemental Information: This is a full-time, grant funded, administrative position.

FT at UW Superior

https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&JobOpeningId=9885&Po stingSeq=1 POSITION: Physics Instructor DUTIES: Fall 2014, provide 8 to 9 contact hours of instruction for Physics 100 Astronomy lecture and lab along with lecture or lab section of Physics 107 Algebra-Based Physics I. Spring 2015, provide 7 to 8 contact hours of instruction for Physics 160 Physical Science lecture and lab and lecture or lab section of Physics 108 Algebra-Based Physics II. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: ¿ Strong background in Physics, including a Masters degree in Physics, Science Education, or a closely related field ¿ Demonstrated ability to teach physics, particularly at an introductory level DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: ¿ Experience teaching undergraduate physics lectures and laboratories ¿ Experience working with a telescope The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply. SALARY: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents. STARTING DATE: August 2014 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information visit www.uwsuper.edu or contact Dr. Mary Balcer (715) 394-8424 APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will commence on August 4, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application materials to Ms. Sandra Orr at sorr@uwsuper.edu The complete application packet should include 1. Cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Unofficial transcripts 4. Names and contact information for three (3) references If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Ms. Sandra Orr at (715)394-8322 or by email at sorr@uwsuper.edu UW-Superior: A Special Place: The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin¿s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin¿s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes. The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of ¿final candidates¿ must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, ¿final candidates¿ under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a). The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see www.uwsuper.edu/safety/clery or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy. UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Saturday, July 26, 2014

TT/T in Science Ed, U Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Education is seeking a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual committed to promoting just, equitable, and inclusive education to teach in the elementary education (science methods) and secondary science education area. The Teacher Education Program serves undergraduate and graduate candidates in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Collaborative Education (special education), Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, General Science, History, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Physics, and General Social Sciences. All programs have achieved regional and national recognition for excellence and are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education and NCATE accredited. The Department also offers a 5th year Alternative Master's initial license and a Master of Education degree. For detailed information about the department, visit http://www.uah.edu/education. Responsibilities of the position include: Coordinate the science credential program including candidate recruitment, placement, and supervision of fieldwork; Teach undergraduate courses in methods of teaching science that include a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards, learner-centered inquiry and project-based learning for elementary, middle and secondary teacher education candidates, as well as graduate courses in science education and foundational core courses; Collaborate with colleagues to conduct program/course planning and revision; Engage in scholarly endeavors, including presentations and publications; Provide academic advisement and mentoring; Provide service to the University, Department and Profession. Minimum Qualifications Earned doctorate in a field related to secondary science education from an accredited institution. ABD may be considered, but doctorate required by the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year; Three or more years of full-time middle or secondary science education (grades 6-12) in public schools; Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively in the education of linguistically and culturally diverse school-aged students; Demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activity; Knowledge of research and current best practices of teaching diverse students in science; Commitment to ongoing professional development to maintain currency in the field; Experience using current technology to support teaching and learning. Preferred Qualifications: Leadership experience in education profession including involvement with K-12 partnerships and collaborations and community outreach, particularly in robotics, STEM, and science initiatives; In-depth understanding of current state and national teacher education issues and research; Knowledge and experience in designing and facilitating online and blended delivery courses. Rank and Salary This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Salary will be competitive and commensurate to rank, experience, and qualifications. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available. Appointment Date January 2015 or after Application Procedure Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest (relating your experiences to the required and preferred qualifications and responsibilities of the position), curriculum vitae, official transcripts, one or two recent scholarly publications or scholarly works in progress and three current letters of recommendation (within the past year) to: Science Education (Tenure-earning) Faculty Search UAH Department of Education Roberts Hall 323 301 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35899 Please direct any questions related to the position to: Dr. Beth Quick, UAH Chair of Education ( beth.quick@uah.edu). To learn more about UAH, vist: http://www.uah.edu Application Deadline To assure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than September 26, 2014. Position is open until filled.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two 1-semester 40% Instructorships at UW-Madison

Physics 115 - Energy: Principal duties: Teach Physics 115 - Energy Prepare syllabus, prepare and present lectures, lead discussion section, hold office hours, prepare and administer examinations, supervise one reader/grader. http://www.physics.wisc.edu/undergrads/general/courses.html/index.html#phys115 Physics 115 is a 3 credit course and is a one-semester introduction, focusing on a central concept: energy, energy sources, and the environment. This course gives students the necessary physics background to form opinions on energy questions. The physical laws of thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, and nuclear physics in connection with energy related topics such as: thermal pollution, fossil power, fission and fusion, nuclear power, and solar power. The course consists of two lectures and one discussion per week. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Employee Class: Academic Staff Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Term: This position will end on JANUARY 08, 2015. Appointment percent: 40% Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 25, 2014 Number of Positions: 1 To Ensure Consideration: Application must be received by: AUGUST 07, 2014 How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional references via: https://www.physics.wisc.edu/apply/pvl_80403/apply.php Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80403 to: Aimee Lefkow Phone: 608-263-2267 Fax: 608-263-0800 Department of Physics 1150 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 Email: lefkow@hep.wisc.edu Physics 103 General Physics: Principal duties: Co-Teach Physics 103 - General Physics with Prof. Wesley Smith. Prepare syllabus, prepare and present lectures, hold office hours, prepare and administer examinations, supervise teaching of discussion and laboratory sections and supervise seven teaching assistants. http://www.physics.wisc.edu/undergrads/general/courses.html/index.html#phys103 Physics 103 is a 4 credit course at the non-calculus level. Topics are principles of mechanics, heat, and sound, with applications to a number of different fields. Three lectures, one discussion section and one two-hour lab per week. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Employee Class: Academic Staff Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Term: This position will end on JANUARY 08, 2015. Appointment percent: 40% Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 25, 2014 Number of Positions: 1 To Ensure Consideration: Application must be received by: AUGUST 07, 2014 How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional refernces via: https://www.physics.wisc.edu/apply/pvl_80402/apply.php Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80402 to: Aimee Lefkow Phone: 608-263-2267 Fax: 608-263-0800 Department of Physics 1150 University Ave Madison, WI 53706 Email: LEFKOW@HEP.WISC.EDU