Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Teaching Specialist, University of Kansas


Posting Title Teaching Specialist
Auto req ID 6745BR
Position Number 01200626
Department Physics and Astronomy
Location/Division Lawrence
FTE 1.0
Reg/Temp Regular
Position Overview The Teaching Specialist will primarily teach introductory undergraduate physics courses, which have an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students each academic year.  She or he will work with the administration and faculty of the department of Physics and Astronomy to develop and implement effective instructional approaches for these courses, along with associated materials and laboratories, and will participate in assessment and documentation of student learning in all undergraduate courses.  The Teaching Specialist will also participate in the advising of undergraduate majors within the department.  This is a full-time, eleven-month (nine months, academic year, plus four bi-weekly pay periods of summer salary) unclassified academic staff position. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has an internationally recognized faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Undergraduate degree tracks include Bachelor of Arts degrees in Astronomy and Physics, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Astronomy, Physics and Engineering Physics. The department has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system.  KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world.  An ideal campus, historic and wireless at the same time, KU is home to one of the top public-university library systems in the nation.  The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected.

A city of approximately 90,000, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital.  Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town.  Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants.  Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away.

Job Description Teaching/Advising (.65 FTE)
Teaches a minimum of two courses per semester (fall, spring, and summer sessions); participates in curriculum development efforts.
Develops and updates syllabi, study guides, instructor’s guides, test questions, tests, and web-based material. Participates in regular meetings of departmental instructors. Implements the use of technology in the teaching of courses.
Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
Manages the department’s demonstration equipment and supervises the students responsible for daily delivery to classrooms.
Adheres to department, College and university policies and procedures.

Professional Performance (.15 FTE)
Works closely with the department’s administration and faculty to develop and implement curriculum changes.  This includes partnering with faculty members to teach and implement mechanisms for improving student learning, engagement, and retention in large introductory courses.
Assists with training, supervision and evaluation of department’s teaching assistants.

Research (.10 FTE)
The specialist will contribute to the research mission of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, primarily in the area of Physics Education and Pedagogy, through presentations at professional conferences and publication of works in books, articles, abstracts, or other scholarly works such as the online publication of new active-learning materials in online formats.
Possible areas of focus for publications and presentations include the scholarship of assessment and curriculum design, the development of new undergraduate laboratories and/or new teaching methods,  supervision and evaluation of undergraduate research in the specialist’s area of research expertise, methods to enhance online course resources outside of class time and use of active learning activities to maximize concept mastery during face-to-face class and laboratory time, development of programs and courses that feature research-based instructional practices (included but not limited to inquiry and discovery based instruction, student-centered instruction, peer-mentoring, and the integration of technology into the classroom).

Service (.10 FTE)
Member of the department’s undergraduate committee, and other committees as appropriate.
Serves as the lead advisor for department’s undergraduate majors.
Participates in appropriate professional activities.

Required Qualifications Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v., , and (3) information provided from professional references.

Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related discipline is expected by the start date of the appointment.  A copy of the transcript should be included, if the degree has been obtained in the last five years.
Record of excellence in teaching college-level introductory courses in physics and/or astronomy.
Demonstrated written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.
Demonstrated interest in pedagogical design and improvement in course teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in course design and development.
Experience using technology in teaching.
Demonstrated excellent oral communication skills.
Experience with development of innovations that enhance student learning.
Experience with implementing mechanisms for assessing and improving student learning and engagement in large introductory courses.
Experience with pedagogical design and improvement in course teaching.

Additional Candidate Instruction A complete online application includes the following materials:  on-line application; C.V.(including publications list); cover letter that addresses relevant teaching, leadership, and organizational experience; teaching statement; statement of research interests and skills; transcript copy if degree has been obtained in the last five years; and the names and contact information for three references.  Candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Prof. Chris Fischer at shark@ku.edu or mailed to the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.

Initial review of applications will begin October 1st, 2016, and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

Contact Information to Applicants Kristin Rennells
Advertised Salary Range Competitive with comparable research universities
Application Review Begins 01-Oct-2016
Anticipated Start Date 01-Jan-2017
Disclaimer The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policies_procedures/category_details/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options.  Any  inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY

Monday, July 25, 2016

Adjunct at Wofford College

Wofford College is looking for an adjunct professor in Physics for the fall of 2016 semester and spring of 2017 semester. Classes will start Sep. 5, 2016. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward this job description to that person. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Adjunct Professor of Physics
The Department of Physics at Wofford College is seeking to hire an adjunct professor to teach one section of General Physics and the associated lab in the fall 2016 semester and spring 2017 semester.

Required Qualifications:
General requirements are a Master's Degree in Physics. Teaching experience is preferred. Candidates with industrial experience and a minimum of 18 graduate level hours in Physics or related field such as Engineering are also welcome to apply.

Required Documents:
·        A letter of interest.
·        Resume or curriculum vitae.
·        A statement of your teaching philosophy.
·        A legible copy of your college transcripts.
·        Two letters of recommendation.
Please email these requested documents to Dr. Mackay Salley, salleygm@wofford.edu

Compensation is rated at $4,500 for the 4-hour course.  

Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.

Applications must be submitted by mail or carrier.

G. Mackay Salley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Physics Department
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 597-4610
Fax: 597-4649
Email: salleygm@wofford.edu

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Postdoc at Georgia Tech

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to contribute to the Center’s teaching and learning initiatives for faculty and future faculty. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and assessment of current and emerging programs for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty professional development. The Postdoctoral Scholar position offers many exciting opportunities for career development, and for the candidate to apply and develop expertise in a wide range of programs and activities. The Center’s mission is to enhance the teaching and learning standard of excellence by fostering, recognizing, and rewarding a community of unparalleled teachers and learners through our commitment to faculty and future faculty educational development, assessment, and support.

Opportunities for this position include:
* Contributing to the success of the Center’s faculty programs and services (e.g., teaching
consultations and observations, workshop development and facilitation, Celebrating Teaching
Day, faculty learning communities, etc.)
* Contributing to the success of the Center’s future faculty programs and services (e.g., TA
training, TA Orientation, Tech to Teaching Certificate Program, academic career consultations)
* Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating research data on teaching and learning
* Providing individual consultations and classroom observations to faculty, graduate students, and
postdoctoral scholars seeking to enhance expertise in the classroom
* Teaching a graduate-level CETL course in teaching and learning or academic communication
* Exploring research-based strategies for improving teaching and learning, and for faculty and
future faculty development

Qualifications for this position include:
* Doctorate completed
* Two or more semesters of college teaching as a TA or instructor of record
* Familiarity with the literature on evidence-based teachin gandl earning techniques
* Excellent organizational and administrative skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects
* Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of
a team, and experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders
Candidates with experience in any of the following are particularly encouraged to apply:
* Experience working in a center for teaching and learning
* Experience with learning technology
* Quantitative and/or qualitative research skills
* Ph.D. in a STEM field
* Two or more semesters of college teaching as an instructor of record

This position, with full benefits, is a one-year appointment and will be available August 1, 2016. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Review will start immediately.
To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to Dr. David Lawrence at david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu.

About Georgia Tech:
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. The Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities in the United States. In a w orld that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching and advanced research to define the technological university of the 21st century.

TT at University of Nottingham

Assistant Professor in Learning Sciences

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professorship in Learning Science based at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the inter-disciplinary work of the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), actively seeking out external research funding and publishing high quality work. They will take on a leadership role in relation to the online and/or face-to-face Masters in Learning, Technology and Education and undertake work in other areas in the school, such as research student supervision and the new BA(hons) Education.

Candidates should hold a PhD (completed or near to completion) in a relevant area (Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Technology Enhanced Learning, Educational Psychology). They should also have experience of working on successful research projects.
This is a full-time permanent post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Noyes, Email: Andrew.Noyes@Nottingham.ac.uk.

Full details available here http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SOC155716

Directorship at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Working Title:

Official Title:

Degree and area of specialization:
M.S. in Physics required, Ph.D. in Physics or Physics Education preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least 2 years of experience teaching introductory physics at the college level in interactive lecture settings preferred.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching introductory physics in interactive lecture settings and will be able to work effectively with colleagues both within the department and more widely at the College and University level. Numerous opportunities exist for interactions with like-minded colleagues across campus, teaching-focused seminars, and professional development.

Principal duties:
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is initiating a program to transform our large, introductory, lecture-based courses (Physics 103 and 104) into sustainable, active learning environments that increase students' engagement in their own learning (https://edinnovation.wisc.edu/reach/ ). We are integrating evidence-based practices, effective technologies and ongoing assessment into these courses. Students in the redesigned courses will spend a significant amount of class time actively processing and applying knowledge. We seek a full-time Director for this project to join our department for a 2-year appointment.
Provide leadership and direction for a team of about 20 members to transform the classes into active-learning scenarios (e.g. "flipped" or "blended" classes).
Develop programs to onboard graduate teaching assistants, lecturers and faculty teaching these re-designed courses.
Develop Teaching Assistant Training materials specific to the re-designed courses.
Develop Faculty/Lecturer Training materials specific to the re-designed courses.
Develop course materials specific to the re-designed courses.
As appropriate, participate in the introductory physics sequence instruction of the re-designed courses.

Postdoc at MIT

Participate in a program to make topical assessments for Introductory Physics, administer them to a variety of students, and use psychometrics to provide students and teachers detailed formative/summative assessments with resolution down to the topic and learning objective level. These will be administered online (using the open source edX.org platform) in blended courses – both at MIT and in high schools with a majority of underrepresented minority students, and freely to physics teachers. The major responsibility of the research associate will be to collect, write, administer, and help our psychometrician understand the data. This job will include performing experimental/control group experiments to research which instructional resources teach which topics & learning objectives best. Our long term goal is to understand which resources and what learning habits improve student learning of both specific skills and overall expertise. This work will benefit from the RELATE group’s expertise in educational data mining, advanced psychometrics including multi­dimensional item response theory, and experience in designing online experiments. (see http://RELATE.mit.edu)

Requisite Knowledge and Skills:

Writing and modifying topical assessments

Knowledge of education research literature, especially in Physics Education

Familiarity with several of: HTML/XML/CSS, basic Python/R/javascript coding Statistics/data analysis skills.

Teaching experience in introductory mechanics

A Ph.D or Ed.D in physics or science education, instructional design, or cognitive science etc. is desired, but BS with teaching experience is OK.

Applicant must be comfortable working both alone and with others. All former RELATE alumni obtained positions in academia or education companies. Inquiries and applications (CV, cover letter, and list of at least three references) should be sent to relateMIT@gmail.com (please include “postdoc application” in subject line). Review of applications will begin immediately; starting date immediate to late Fall 2016.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. For more information check http://web.mit.edu/physics/about/employment.html and http://relate.mit.edu/jobs.html .

Prof. David E. Pritchard
Dept. of Physics, MIT
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

One-Year Leave Replacement, Napa Valley College CA


Physics Instructor (One-Year Leave Replacement 2016-2017)

Salary  $54,429.00 - $63,280.00 Annually $54,429.00 - $63,280.00 Annually Location  Napa, CA Main Campus, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
Job Type Faculty (Full-time, Temporary) Department Physics
Job Number 2016-00083 Closing 7/26/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Napa Valley College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students.  This position will teach a variety of physics courses and participate in developing and implementing the philosophy and curriculum of the Physics Department.

This is a one-year, full-time leave replacement faculty position, beginning Fall Semester (August 2016).  This assignment is temporary in nature and does not constitute "contract" or "tenure-track status."  Instead, the assignment is temporary in nature pursuant to Education Code 87482.  Please be aware that temporary faculty members may only work in excess of 67% two out of six semesters.  A faculty member who has served as a leave replacement during the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years will not qualify for this one-year leave replacement assignment.

This position works a 175-day faculty work year, to be worked in accordance with the district/faculty agreement.  Appointments are contingent upon approval of the college's Board of Trustees.  The salary range for the 2016-2017 academic year is $54,429-$63,280.  Placement on the salary range is commensurate with education and experience.  Medical benefits available.

Under direction of the Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Math, Science and Letters, and chair of the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division:

Teach all levels of physics;
Participate in the development and revision of curriculum, program evaluation, and the assessment of student learning outcomes;
Assist the division chair and dean in program development and other division tasks;
Participate in professional development activities;
Oversee access and maintenance of the physics Maker Lab;
Maintain current knowledge in the subject-matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
work cooperatively with the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Program;
Work cooperatively with other department members, the division chair, the dean, and the vice president to develop and maintain quality instruction; and
Perform related duties in the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division, as assigned.
Assignment may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, off-campus classes, and online or other technology-supported instruction.  All faculty are required to adhere to contractual obligations, meet assigned classes, maintain regular office hours, assist and advise students, participate in division activities and appropriate college committees, including regular faculty meetings of the department, division and College.

Minimum Qualifications


Earned Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
The equivalent.If you do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications as stated in #1 or #2 above and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency, a Request for Equivalency Review form must be submitted at the time of application.
All degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Demonstrated college-level teaching experience in physics; and
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.
Desirable Professional Competencies
One year of full-time or two years of part-time college teaching experience in physics, preferably at the community college level;
Demonstrated experience in developing and revising curriculum;
Demonstrated experience in implementing teaching techniques to effectively address the learning needs of students from a variety of cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds;
Demonstrated experience in using current information technology in the classroom;
Demonstrated experience in assessing student learning outcomes;
Ability to work collaboratively with others; and
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

A.  Applicants must complete the online application through GovernmentJobs.com.  All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.  Click "Apply" above to begin the application process.

Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position.  This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.

 B.  Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, or .jpg files only)

A letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that addresses how you meet the minimum and desirable professional competencies for the position as outlined in this announcement.
Request for Equivalency Review form (only for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).
Current comprehensive resume.
A separate list of teaching assignments over the past five years that includes Course Number, Course Title, Institution, and Year/Semester Taught.
Legible copies of transcripts verifying college work, degrees, and conferral dates (official transcripts required on offer of employment).
Transcripts without the degrees and conferral dates will be deemed incomplete.
Please remove SSN or DOB if visible on transcripts.
Foreign Transcripts: Napa Valley College requires that individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.  A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement, even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States.  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Please click here for a list of approved organizations.
It is important that your application reflect all of your relevant education and experience, including academic and non-academic employment history.  Please note that your resume does not take the place of completing the "Work Experience" section of the application.  Applications will be rejected if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are completed and properly uploaded into the system. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the selection committee for further review. An application is only considered complete if all items above are uploaded.

All required application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the filing deadline. Please do not submit material not requested.  Application materials submitted become the property of Napa Valley College and the Office of Human Resources cannot copy, return, or transfer materials to other positions.  Any expenses incurred in connection with the initial interview will be the responsibility of the candidate. The college will reimburse certain travel expenses associated with second interviews (if applicable), depending on distance of travel.

The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.

Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
(707) 256-7100
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 256-7100

For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

FT Teaching Lab Coordinator, Iowa State


Position Details

Classification Information
University Title Teaching Laboratory Coordinator - 2317
Pay Grade 33
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly
Posting Details
Posting Number 60301P
Working Title Teaching Laboratory Coordinator
Advertised Employing Department Physics & Astronomy
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date August 1, 2016
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University seeks qualified applicants for a Teaching Laboratory Coordinator. This position manages and coordinates the functions and operation of the undergraduate Physics teaching laboratory program for 200+ laboratory sections per academic year. Responsibilities include the management of the budget, purchase and inventory control of laboratory materials and equipment, lab safety, maintenance of equipment, computers and supplies, and the supervision of graduate teaching assistants and a laboratory mechanical technologist. Responsibilities include the design and modification of weekly laboratory activities, the safety training required by Environmental Health and Safety and OSHA. Additional duties for this position require the development, management, and integration of online course material in Turning Point 5/Blackboard and on the World Wide Web, as well as, the integration of student educational software directly in the laboratory.

The successful candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, superior organizational skills. The candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a great diversity of people, including enrolled students and colleagues on the instructional team.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and one year of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience
Supervisory Experience
Lab Instruction Experience

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
The duties of this position will require periodic availability to work evenings and weekends in support of classes.

Department Contact Name Frank Krennrich
Department Contact Phone 515-294-5442
Department Contact Email krennrich@iastate.edu
Department/Unit Website Department of Physics and Astronomy
Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/28/2016
Pre-Employment Screening
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/20285
EO Statement
Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Please describe any supervisory experience you have.
(Open Ended Question)

* Please describe your lab instruction experience.
(Open Ended Question)

* Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
ISU Employment Opportunities Website
ISU Employee
Placement Office
Trade Journal
Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Application/Cover Letter
Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

Friday, July 15, 2016

Two Postdocs at University of Colorado, Boulder

Two PER postdoc positions at the University of Colorado
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research positions in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The postdocs will work on many different aspects of studying upper-division lab courses with an emphasis on developing students' modeling skills. The successful candidate will have a strong background in experimental physics and a devoted interest in education research. The postdocs will work in the group of Heather Lewandowski and collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group.

To apply for one of the positions, please send the following materials to lewandoh@colorado.edu.
1)    Cover page discussing your history and interest in the position making sure to also answer the three following questions.

a.       Tell us about a project that has involved teaching, educational transformation, or education research that you were especially excited about?
b.      What educational problems are you most interested in solving?
c.       In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research.  How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?
2) CV with references listed.
3) Any additional documents that might be helpful in the evaluation process.

Lab Manager at Washington University St Louis

The laboratory manager supports the teaching faculty in the introductory calculus-based physics sequences. This permanent, full time (12 month), technical staff position entails: training and instructing graduate students in teaching and overseeing them on a day-to-day basis; teaching undergraduates in introductory physics lab; collaborating with the course instructors to design, test, and implement new experiments utilizing current physics pedagogy; setting up and taking down laboratory equipment; facilitating the day-to-day operation of the introductory labs; and other activities related to the introductory physics laboratory program. The lab manager must be able to work and think independently in developing and implementing all aspects of the introductory physics lab.

  • Train graduate student teaching assistants in how to interact with students non-traditional inquiry-based lab experiments.  In particular, training occurs in a multi-day session at the start of the semester, and then during periodic group sessions and one-on-one meetings throughout the semester. 
  • Manage graduate student TAs on a day-to-day basis throughout the semester, by periodically observing and discussing their teaching practices; monitoring the consistency and timeliness of their grading; and intervening when necessary to discuss and resolve the issues with the TA. 
  • Teach and grade 2-3 introductory physics lab sections (containing roughly 28 students each).
  • Continue curriculum development to update the experiments and apply the most current physics pedagogies to improve student learning, engage students in the material, and spark their curiosity.
  • Administrative duties, including purchasing supplies, setting lab schedules, website maintenance, creating Blackboard pages and weekly lab quizzes, controlling books and keys, assist with determining final lab grades.
  • Set-up and take down laboratory experiments. Due to logistics of changing to a new experiment, this will require some non-standard work hours, including early morning or weekend work.
  • Lab equipment maintenance to ensure it remains in good working order.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Title
Laboratory Manager, Physics Department; School of Arts & Sciences - 34145
Job ID
Danforth - Main Campus
Full/Part Time

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in physics or related field and three years related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in physics or related field.

Salary Range
The hiring range for this position is $36,660 - $49,491 annually.

-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Sick Time
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
-Other Benefits

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

EOE Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Postdoc at Texas State San Marcos

We have a post-doc opening in PER at Texas State. The research area is STEM teacher preparation and identity development. The official job listing can be found here:


Our Department of Human Resources is in transition from one system to another. This might be the reason for the mixed messages you see: A button that says “Apply for this job”, and “to apply, send a pdf to Hunter Close…”. I guess I would do both until we know more. Thanks for your interest and patience with our transition!


Postdoc at Kansas State University

The PER group at Kansas State University invites applications for a research postdoctoral fellow in physics education research. The preferred start date for the successful applicant is January 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research, which will involve developing and testing physics assessments (primarily for college courses) that align with the ideas underlying the Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to mentoring graduate students and undergraduate researchers.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possible second year term appointment contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD or EdD in physics, science education, or a related field by the date of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in physics education research or science education research, however other candidates who can make a strong case for themselves will be considered. The successful candidate must demonstrate mentoring skills, writing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, researchers, faculty, and staff.

Candidates will be asked to submit a packet including: a Cover Letter; current CV including a list of publications; Teaching Philosophy; and a Statement of Research Interests describing the candidate's relevant background and interest in physics or science education research. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. A link to the job description will be coming soon, as well as information about where to send these application materials.

For more information regarding the position, research group, or institution, please contact Dr. James T. Laverty at laverty@ksu.edu.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Astro TT, Cal State Eastbay [Link updated]



California State University-East Bay: College of Science: PhysicsAssistant Professor of Physics (Astrophysics), Tenure-Track Faculty_ 17-18 PHYS-ASTRO-TT [Position PS #00001021]Location: Hayward / Concord / Online, CA

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items. The University also has campuses in Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California.  With an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and 600 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science.  The University offers bachelor's degrees in 50 fields, minors in 61 fields, master's degrees in 37, and 1 doctoral degree program.  http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

The Department of Physics offers both Bachelor’s of Arts and Bachelor’s of Science degrees. With relatively small classes (approximately 10-15 students per upper division class) and emphasis on teaching, students obtain a considerable amount of individual instruction. The department has a rigorous curriculum that places a special emphasis on hands-on laboratory work.  Upper division students take advanced laboratory courses, concentrating on high-level experimental setups which provide experience in electronics and computational physics within the laboratory setting.  All of our students are encouraged to participate in research with faculty members, and we have developed state-of-the-art research laboratories in atomic, condensed matter physics and high-energy astrophysics. On-site research facilities available to students include an optical frequency comb laboratory, THz spectrometer, and a world-class atomic magnetometer.  The students also benefit from access to astrophysical data from NASA’s Fermi Large Area Telescope and the VERITAS ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope, located in Tucson, Arizona.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a full range of physics courses for both majors and non-majors. The candidate will be expected to contribute to revising curriculum and developing new courses for both majors and non-majors. Candidates working in astrophysics are especially encouraged to apply, although all areas of specialization will be considered. 
Aside from teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program, including submitting proposals to obtain extramural funds. It is expected that these research activities will include participation of undergraduate students.
The University is home to the Institute for STEM Education, which coordinates numerous professional development programs to support CSUEB science majors, outreach to K-12 students in the local community, and efforts to train current and future K-12 STEM educators. Candidates are encouraged to contribute to the efforts of the Institute for STEM Education and collaborate with other faculty members to develop innovative programs aimed at increasing science literacy.
Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.  In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide service responsibilities.

Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.  

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2017

QUALIFICATIONSCandidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics no later than the date of appointment. Candidates should have outstanding communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students and supporting the University’s STEM education efforts.  A plan for an active research program involving undergraduates is also required. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016; the position will be considered open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans and a complete and current vita via Interfolio (see "Apply Now for Free," below). 
For more information, please visit: http://www.csueastbay.edu/oaa/jobs/csuebtt.html
Letters of support will be requested/required at a later stage.
Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 
For technical support: please visit https://help.interfolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/203701176-Job-Applicant-s-Guide-to-ByCommittee-Faculty-Search
This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

FT College Prep Physics / Chemistry Teacher, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy CA

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a private Catholic, Dominican, college prep high school for young women, is seeking a full-time high school integrated science, chemistry or physics teacher to teach honors chemistry and physics. Successful candidates must prioritize safety in the lab, complete a safety certification and be willing to teach using active-learning modalities, such as Process Oriented Guiding Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and/or inquiry based labs or case studies.  The teacher must be willing to follow a pre-defined curriculum in their first year.  A successful candidate will be ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student engagement.  We are looking for a teacher who is open and willing to participate in the school community outside the classroom and is willing to support the mission of the school.

FSHA educators are members of a dynamic learning environment.  They are engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher-driven professional learning communities.  In addition to developing and delivering an intentionally designed curriculum dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty shares out on best practices and instructional technology strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other’s classrooms.


BA or BS in Chemistry or Physics or related discipline required
Minimum 1 year high school teaching experience.
Experience with innovative teaching strategies; such as POGIL, inquiry labs and/or case studies.
Able and eager to collaborate with colleagues
Experience with instructional technology
Excellent classroom management, communication and organization skills
Ability to connect with parents, students, and colleagues in a professional way
Able to convey a love of science and obtain positive results

We offer a rich and supportive environment, a 1:1 laptop program, a professional development program, competitive salary and benefits, and a chance to make a difference in this important position.  To learn more about Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, visit our website at www.fsha.org.  If this sounds like the career move you’ve been looking for, send your cover letter and resume to humanresources@fsha.org.  Please put the job title in the subject line.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage minorities, females, disabled and qualified veterans to apply.  We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

VAP, University of Nebraska Kearney


Position Information
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics and Physical Science
Brief Summary of Job Description
The Department of Physics and Physical Science is seeking an Assistant Professor for the Fall of 2016.

Job Duties
The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and will be expected to teach introductory and advanced courses. Upper-level teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s background and experience.

Required Qualifications
A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related field is required; ABD will be conditionally considered.

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of prior success in teaching.

Physical Demands
Desired Start Date 08/15/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals and plans, and contact information for at least three professional references

Special Conditions for Eligibility
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F20160020P
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Application Review Begins Immediately
For questions regarding the online application process, please contact:
308-865-8522 or employment@unk.edu

For questions regarding the position, please contact: Adam Jensen, JensenAG@unk.edu
AAEEO Statement
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment. It is the policy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney not to discriminate based upon age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, pregnancy, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, religion or political affiliation. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Director/ADA Coordinator.

Budget Information

Budget Summary
Benefits Eligible 100%
If eligible click this link for a full explanation of benefits: UNK Benefits Summary Page
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Documents

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

STEM Education Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Monash University AU


Seeking Outstanding Academics

Join a renowned and prestigious education faculty
Supportive, innovative and creative environment
Work with World Leaders in Education
If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

Ranked 17th in the World (QS World University Rankings - Subject of Education), the Faculty of Education is a growing faculty that embraces diversity and a caring working environment, committed to providing a high quality experience for staff and students.  We operate a comprehensive and supportive professional staff team that complements its vibrant research and academic community.

We wish to appoint outstanding academics in a range of areas of education (Academic levels B – D), to join our world-class team to deliver high quality research and educational programs which will create a dynamic learning environment for students.

We have opportunities in a range of areas of education. We are particularly interested in applicants with a background in and a capacity to teach and research in the areas listed below.

You will also have expertise in curriculum and pedagogy and be able to teach in the core teaching and learning units in the Faculty, but have particular specialisms as outlined below. Experience across any of Early Years, Primary or Secondary Education is essential.


Lecturer A$104,083 - $123,601 pa Level B (includes 17% employer superannuation)
Senior Lecturer A$127,501 - $147,018 pa Level C (includes 17% employer superannuation)
Associate Professor A$153,526 - $169,132 pa Level D (includes 17% employer superannuation)

Specialist areas include:

Curriculum & Pedagogy

Lecturer (Practice) (Level B) 3 year fixed term appointment

Senior Lecturer (Level C) – Continuing appointment

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Education

Lecturer (Practice) (Level B) 3 year fixed term appointment

Senior Lecturer (Level C) – Continuing appointment

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Education

Lecturer (Practice) (Level B) 3 year fixed term appointment

Senior Lecturer (Level C) – Continuing appointment

Outdoor Education

Senior Lecturer (Level C) – Continuing appointment

Associate Professor (Level D) – Continuing appointment


Refer to the faculty website at: http://www.monash.edu/education/events/recruitment/index.html


Please visit the Faculty of Education website at:http://www.monash.edu/education/events/recruitment/index.html for full position descriptions and to apply.

Closing date

Sunday 24 July 2016, 11:55pm AEST

VAP, Dakota State, SD

Position Information
Type of Position: Faculty
Posting Number: 0008230
Working Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics
Position Classification Title Assistant Professor - 9
Institution: Dakota State University
City: Madison
Department: 8ASCN1-Arts & Sciences
Scope of Search: External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search:
Appointment Type: Temporary
Duration of the Term: 9 months
If Other, describe duration:
Typical Hours Worked Per Week: 40
Appointment Percent:
Salary: DOQE
Posting date: 07-06-2016
Closing date:

Positions close at midnight CST Open Until Filled
If open until filled, review date:
Posting Text: Dakota State University is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics beginning Fall 2016. Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree in physics or related field. Teaching will include Introduction to Physics I and II, University Physics I and II, Introduction to Modern Physics, labs as appropriate, and other courses as needed.

Dakota State University (http://www.dsu.edu) has a long and distinguished history of providing a high quality education with a personal touch. DSU distinguishes itself as the leader of technology integration in all majors offered by the University. DSU is accredited through the AQIP process of the Higher Learning Commission and, to support its institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making process.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a lifestyle possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is a fifty-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.
Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, DSU accepts applications through an online employment site at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. The employment site requests (1) a letter of interest outlining how your qualifications match the requirements specified herein, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) an unofficial copy of the most recent degree transcripts, and (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and stated relationships for at least three references. For questions concerning the position, contact Nancy Presuhn at Nancy.Presuhn@dsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.
Supplemental Applicant Information:
Return to Search Results

Accordance to BOR Policy 4:47, should any form of background check be completed, the institution will adhere to the policy as outlined: http://www.sdbor.edu/policy/4-Personnel/documents/4-47.pdf.

FT Instructor, University of Indianapolis


Position Information
Department Physics & Earth Space Science
Position Title Instructor Physics
Position Summary
The Physics and Earth-Space Science Department at the University of Indianapolis seeks applicants for an Instructor of Physics. This is a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2016.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 27 hours of introductory physics courses. The ability to teach some advanced physics courses will be viewed favorably. Interest or experience with PBL, PER, and undergraduate student research are very attractive and align well with current departmental priorities. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience developing and practicing teaching strategies that actively engage students both inside and outside the classroom.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications)
M.A. or Ph.D. in Physics

Desired Education/Experience/Skills (Additional Qualifications)
Interest or experience with PBL, PER, and undergraduate student research.

Work Hours
Job Open Date 07/05/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this opportunity?
Government Employment Agency
Private Employment Agency
If you marked "other", please specify:
(Open Ended Question)

* Do you have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Physics
Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Professional Reference Document
CV Document
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TT, Farmingdale State [Fall 2017]


Assistant Professor - Physics

About Farmingdale State College:
Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 8,400 undergraduate students. As the largest of SUNY's colleges of technology, Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today's emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale State College will soon offer its first graduate degree. A total of 34 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Health Sciences. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region.

According to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report, Farmingdale State College is ranked #8 among public colleges in the north and #28 among all colleges in the region. The Daily Beast has named Farmingdale State College as the 5th safest campus in the nation. Farmingdale State is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes from New York City.

Job Description:
Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Physics. The position requires a full teaching load in physics and physical science; research leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals; duties in student advisement; curriculum development; and department and college-wide service activities. Excellent communications skills and superb interpersonal skills are imperative.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. Service includes advising students as well as serving on departmental and college wide committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field.   Minimum of 1 year experience teaching undergraduate physics or two years as a teaching assistant, demonstrated record of scholarship in Physics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated ability to involve undergraduate students in research. Experience teaching Physical Science in a college or university.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2017
Salary $65,000 and may increase commensurate with experience.
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.
The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link ?  http://www.farmingdale.edu/consumer-information This page describes various services, information and statistics on many different aspects of the College's operations.

State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:
A letter of application with curriculum vitae should be submitted online.

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Astro TT, Carleton College MN [Starts Fall 2017]


Position Information
Job Title Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Posting Number 00097
Tenure Track Tenure Track Position
Position Summary Information
The Carleton College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2017. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and the ability to contribute imaginatively to our curriculum and our observational astronomy program. More information about our astronomy facilities is at https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/observatory/ . The annual teaching load over our three trimesters is expected to be, on average, three courses in astronomy/astrophysics and two in physics. We also look for the capability to maintain an active research program in which undergraduate students can be involved; start-up funds will be provided. Any area of research is welcome, but we are particularly interested in candidates who would expand the breadth of expertise in our department. We seek applicants who will strengthen the departmental commitment to students from underrepresented groups in physics and astronomy, and candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates; over the last decade we have graduated 12 – 27 majors annually, of whom one-quarter are women. Our eight-member department strives to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for our enthusiastic and intellectually demanding students. For further information on the department, visit our web site at http://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/physics/ .

Application Documents
To apply, complete the online application by Friday, October 21, 2016 at https://jobs.carleton.edu/ . The online application should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In your applications, please include statements on teaching and on research discussing your interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. You should also discuss your potential to contribute to a college community that holds as one of its core values a diversity of people and perspectives. In addition, you will be asked to submit contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 06/29/2016
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Where did you hear about this job opportunity?
Chronicle of Higher Education
A journal, webpage, or listserv other than the primary job listing for my discipline
Direct contact from Carleton faculty or staff at a conference, by phone, or email
A mentor called my attention to the position
If you choose "Professional Society or Organization" or "Other" please let us know what the exact source is here.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Summary of Research Interests
Optional Documents

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

VAP, Montclair State, NJ


Applicants must have a strong background in physics and interest in teaching undergraduate students. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to teach the algebra or calculus-based undergraduate physics courses, lab sections, and possibly upper-level courses for physics majors. The teaching load will be 12-credit hours per semester with no more than two preparations. The department also offers opportunities to collaborate on research-related activities.


A Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline is preferred, but candidates with a Master's degree and extensive teaching experience in Physics may also be considered. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and have sensitivity to a diversity of student backgrounds.

Send Letter and Resume To

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing: (i) a CV and (ii) a single statement (3 to 6 pages) discussing their professional goals, teaching philosophy, and research experience. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately. All materials should be emailed to vaidyaa@mail.montclair.edu. Alternatively, the package can be mailed to:

Attn: Physics Search Committee
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montclair, NJ 07043

Postdoc at RIT

PER postdoc opening at Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT School of Physics and Astronomy announces an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research. The position is supported through a 4-year NSF-funded study "Exploring factors that shape education & workplace training on essential 21st century competencies: A translational study in four high-STEM job regions"  (DGE-1561493). The postdoc will work with Ben Zwickl (Physics), Kelly Martin (Communication) and a collaborating team at University of Wisconsin Madison led by Matt Hora. We are studying how communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and self-regulated learning competencies are developed in STEM classrooms and used in workplaces. The study spans four STEM fields (Photonics, IT, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing) in four geographic regions (Raleigh, Houston, Seattle, and Denver). This research will connect teaching with students' potential careers and inform policies that promote STEM education and workforce development. Data collection will involve surveys, interviews, and classroom observations and integrate both qualitative and quantitative education research methodologies. If you have any interest in the position please check out the full posting and contact Ben Zwickl ben.zwickl@rit.edu with any questions.

For the full posting description, and to apply, go to http://careers.rit.edu/staff, then search openings, then Keyword Search 2499BR.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

Non-TT at Queens University

We are looking for a self-motivated person to work with faculty members in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queen's University on interventions to improve teaching and student learning in physics. They will also evaluate the efficacy of those mechanisms in enhancing both faculty teaching practices and student understanding. Candidates should have a PhD in physics and interest and experience in course design. Details and instructions for applying are at:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lecturer at UT-Austin

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has a Lecturer in  Physics position open for September 2016. The Lecturer will guide the development of a  physics assessment program that is to become a requirement for students entering the  university who desire to take physics, and the Lecturer will also teach an introductory  physics course. A major responsibility of the Lecturer will be to develop online learning  modules for students who fail to achieve a passing score on the assessment test; the  Lecturer will also develop further an existing assessment test. Applicants must have a  Ph.D. and experience in teaching. Training in physics education and/or physics education  research is highly recommended. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and  a statement describing interest and experience in physics education, and should arrange  for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Jack Ritchie, Chair,  Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600,  Austin, TX 78712-0264. Review of completed applications will begin 27 June 2016.  The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Monday, June 27, 2016

FT/PT Lecturers, Princeton


Warning  Applicants for this position must apply with the department directly. See instructions for applying outlined in the job details.

Position Information
Requisition Number 1600289  
Job Title Lecturer  
Department Physics - 23800  
Position Summary The Physics Department at Princeton University is seeking applicants for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions during the academic year beginning as early as September 1, 2016. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics in conjunction with introductory physics labs are encouraged to apply. Full or part-time opportunities may be available. 
To apply for this position please log on to: https://www-physics-princeton-edu.careerliaison.com/jobs. There you will be asked to upload a recent CV, cover letter and contact information for three references that will be solicited to provide letters of support. 

This position is subject to the university's background check policy.  
Essential Qualifications Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.  
Preferred Qualifications  
Directory Title  
Job Function Regular Faculty  
Grade FR 090  
Standard Hours  
Full-time/Part-time Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly  
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly  
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours  
Eligible for Overtime No  
Benefits Eligible Yes  
Union Code Not Applicable  
Education Required Other-see essential qualifications  
Application Deadline Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying To apply for this position please log on to: https://www-physics-princeton-edu.careerliaison.com/jobs.  
Documents which can be associated with this posting Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date  
End Date, if a Term Appointment  
Comments related to end date:  
EEO Statement Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Quicklink for Posting jobs-princeton-edu.careerliaison.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=68331