Thursday, July 2, 2015

FT Professor, Physics / Engineering, Tyler Junior College TX

Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) and is recognized as one of the leading two-year institutions in America.
One of the oldest junior colleges in Texas, the College was established in 1926 with a mission of providing the finest academic education for freshmen and sophomore students. Tyler Junior College remains committed to that goal while also recognizing the changing role of community colleges and the need to provide quality training for technical fields.
Tyler, population about 83,000, is the seat of Smith County and is located approximately 100 miles east of Dallas. The College District serves a population of approximately 174,000 and includes 830 square miles of territory in six public school districts located in two counties.
Tyler Junior College is a public comprehensive community college with an outstanding record of academic quality offering 45 associate degree options and 35 certificate options. The College serves approximately 8,000 students enrolling for credit in academic and vocational programs and 15,000 students in its continuing education program.
Along with its superb academic programs, Tyler Junior College boasts a 75-acre, tree lined campus, a vibrant student life, eight residence halls, nationally ranked men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs, and a broad array of student organizations. For the business community, TJC’s Regional Training and Development Complex provides specialized training according to the needs of business, industry and governmental agencies.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position Will Remain Open Until Filled
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at or send letter of interest, resume, application and copies of official transcripts to: Executive Director, Human Resources. P.O. Box 9020; Tyler, Texas 75711
JOB DESCRIPTION: A nine-month faculty position responsible to the Dean, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences and the Chair, Engineering and Physical Sciences for the following:
1. Teaching 15 contact hours in conceptual, general and calculus-based physics and engineering lectures and laboratories.
2. Maintaining office hours to be accessible for student conferences.
3. Assisting in curriculum development and selection of instructional materials.
4. Advising students as assigned by the dean and department chair.
5. Utilizing talents, academic background, and strong personal qualities to serve the best interest of students and the College.
6. Assuming other responsibilities, including committee assignments, designated by the dean or department chair.
7. Duties may include day, evening and weekend assignments.
8. Performing other duties as assigned.
1. Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in physics or engineering required.
2. Courses in engineering statics and dynamics desirable.
3. College or high school teaching experience highly preferred.
4. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to freshman and sophomore level instruction, potential for teaching excellence.
5. Demonstrated interest in laboratory teaching and development.
6. Ability to work cooperatively, and good written and oral communication skills.
7. Interpersonal skills, which reflect total commitment to student development in all College activities, required.
8. Willingness to utilize latest technologies for instruction.
SALARY: Commensurate with established schedule.
* This is a security sensitive position and a background check will be complete prior to hiring.
OTHER BENEFITS: Exceptional employee benefit plan. Participation in optional retirement program or Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
DATE OF NOTICE: June 19, 2015
Tyler Junior College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP). Applications from qualified women and ethnic minority group members are strongly encouraged.

FT Instructor, Talladega College AL

Physics Instructor

DepartmentNatural Sciences and Mathematics
Experience1 - 3 Years
Contact NameTalladega College Office of Human Resources
Prepare and deliver lectures and laboratories in introductory Physics to Science majors and lectures and laboratories in Natural Science to non-science majors. At a minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are to effect facilitation, personal and professional development, and institutional and community service. Primary functions are to plan, develop, and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning. Be available for student conferences and academic advising and assist with student registration. Other duties as instructed by supervisor.

Master’s degree in Physics or a closely related Physical Science or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics or a closely related physical science field.

Application Process
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume’, TC application, at least three (3) professional references, and copies of transcripts to Talladega College, Human Resources Office, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160. You may also email

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TT at Kentucky State

The Division of Mathematics and Sciences in the College Arts and Sciences at Kentucky State University invites applications for the following position. 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics (Tenure Track): Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, physical Science, or a related field with at least 18 graduate hours in physics is required. A strong commitment to diversity is required. Candidates with experience in teaching introductory engineering courses are preferred. Experience working with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds is desirable. 

Duties: Depending upon qualifications, the selected individual will teach 12 credit hours per semester consisting of undergraduate physics and engineering courses along with mathematics, chemistry, or physical science service courses, including laboratory courses. University service, research and/or scholarly activity are expected. 

Kentucky State University, founded in 1886, is a small, land-grant, public, state-assisted, residential, coeducational, liberal studies-oriented University. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is located in Kentucky's capital city of Frankfort (population 27,500) just 26 miles west of Lexington, 52 miles east of Louisville, and 96 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The student body includes approximately 2,000 students from Kentucky and other states as well as foreign countries. Kentucky State University is proud of its cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity in its faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. Please consult for more information about the University. 

The physics faculty position is slated to begin in August 2015. 

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: 

Fariba Bigdeli-Jahed, Ph.D., Chairperson 
Division of Mathematics & Sciences 
Kentucky State University 
400 E. Main Street 
Carver Hall, Room 132 
Frankfort, KY. 40601 
Office: 502.597.6604 
Fax: 502.597.6826 

Kentucky State University is an Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution.

FT Instructorship at Whitworth University, Spokane WA

[Editor's note: there is also a tenure-track position advertised by the same department; it is slightly outside the scope of PER Jobs]
The Department of Physics at Whitworth University is seeking qualified applicants for a lecturer position for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The lecturer position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of renewal.  There are no research, advising, or governance expectations for this position.
 Application review begins October 4, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.
 The Institution
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. A community of Christian scholars carries out the universitys mission to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart to enable students to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.
 The Department
The purpose of the Department of Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and its application.  This takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring.  We seek to prepare students for careers in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made, share the details of that creation with others, and apply technology to serve the needs of the world.  The department currently has four tenured or tenure-track faculty and one full-time lecturer.  We graduate 15-20 undergraduate students each year.  The majority of our students earn a B.S. in Engineering Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or an engineering degree through our dual degree (3-2) partnership program.

Lecturer Responsibilities
The anticipated load consists of two lecture sections and three laboratory sections each semester.  The majority of this load will be teaching calculus-based introductory physics.    Depending on qualifications, the lecturer may also be given responsibility for coordinating the introductory physics lab teaching team.  The lecturer may also teach a course satisfying the natural science general education requirement for non-science majors (examples include geology, oceanography, astronomy, or physical science for elementary education majors).  Depending on lecturer qualifications and department need, the teaching load might occasionally include a sophomore-level analog electronics laboratory or engineering statics course.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
  • A minimum of a masters in physics, astrophysics, geophysics, engineering, or a related field.
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Potential for effective college-level teaching.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by July 1, 2016 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
  • Background check required.

Application Process
The following documents are required to complete the online application form at
  1. A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three or more professional references
  4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
  5. Three recent student course evaluations (if they are unavailable instead submit a note of explanation)
  6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith.  For expanded guidelines, please see

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. John Larkin (

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FT at Charleston Southern
Description:  Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Instructor of Physics to begin August 1, 2015.  Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.  They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Qualifications:  The position requires a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in physics is preferred. Candidates who have the ability to also teach undergraduate astronomy will receive preference.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include teaching lower-level physics courses (with labs) along with the occasional upper-level course.  In addition the full time faculty member will be called upon to serve on committees and fulfill other obligations.

Application Process:  Candidates should complete the online application below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae in a single document.  Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire.  Review of credentials will begin immediately.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification.  For additional information contact Dr. Todd Ashby, Chair of the Search Committee 
Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,300 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management and Nursing.  The mission of the University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Charleston Southern employs faculty and staff who are professing Christians.  
Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and a tobacco-free campus.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sex.

Founding Principle: Matthew 28:19-20
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Mission: Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

Vision: To be a Christian university nationally recognized for the integration of faith in learning, leading, and serving

Biblical Core Values
II Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The Bible is the inerrant and infallible record of God's revelation to humanity, and it is the only sufficient source of appeal on matters relating to the Christian faith.

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:31-2:2 “And God saw everything
that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” John 1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” There is one and only one living true God. The historical account of Genesis decrees that He is the personal and direct Creator of all that exists, including the first human beings Adam and Eve. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.

Jesus Christ
John 14:6 “Jesus said to them, `I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.'” God made provision through Christ for the redemption of sinful humanity by His substitutionary atonement on the cross, and He alone is sufficient as Savior.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Salvation involves God's gracious redemption of individuals and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior by repentance and faith.

Life of the Believer
Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Christians are to be consistent with Scripture in their character and conduct.

Evangelism and Missions
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” It is the privilege and
duty of every Christian to share the Gospel of Christ personally and by all other methods in harmony with the Gospel. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

TT or T at Michigan State

Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI invites applications for a tenure-system, academic year position as an assistant or associate professor of physics beginning in August 2016.  The position will be appointed jointly between the physics group in Lyman Briggs College (LBC) (75%) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (PA) (25%) in the College of Natural Science.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, physics education, or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate-focused teaching experience as well as to applicants who do physics education research and/or theoretical physics, computational physics, and/or astrophysics research.  Duties include teaching a calculus-based physics course sequence for science majors in the LBC physics program, teaching one course (typically at the upper undergraduate or graduate level) in the Physics and Astronomy Department, and maintaining an active, externally-funded research program.   Salary and start-up support is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1967, LBC ( is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its impacts on society.  Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. LBC is also a leading center for research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and for interdisciplinary scholarship. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women and nearly 20% are students of color; approximately 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College.  The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research.  LBC faculty work closely with students in smaller classes, and the physics group in LBC is committed to implementing a studio-physics style classroom that includes integrated lecture and laboratory sessions. The ideal candidate will strengthen ties between the physics teaching environment and a student cohort with strong interests in the life sciences.

The joint appointment with the Department of Physics and Astronomy ( will add to MSU’s investment in cross-college collaboration.  The Physics Education Research Lab at MSU is a dynamic community that includes 3 principal faculty, 5 research associates, 5 graduate students, and several undergraduate students, and it spans the College of Natural Science, Lyman Briggs College, and the College of Education. Additionally, the recently founded Department of Computational Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering has 13 principal faculty (including 7 recent hires) appointed in the College of Natural Science and the College of Engineering. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a candidate who will establish an independent, externally funded research program in any area of physics education, theoretical physics, or computational physics.  The department has substantial theoretical expertise in biophysics, high energy physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and condensed matter. 

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 1519.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (  A complete application will include a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and statement of research interests.  For details on teaching portfolios see  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Complete applications should be received by January 1, 2016, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Mark Waddell at

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

TT Science/Engineering Librarian, U of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Science and Engineering Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a librarian with innovative ideas focused on development and delivery of user-centric library services.  The successful candidate assists teaching faculty with integration of library resources using course management software, provides instruction and information services, promotes the library’s value and resources both onsite and to remote users, participates in the operation of the Libraries’ 3D Studio, and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility.  Plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College.  Promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students. Assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections.  Creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives.  This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in science and engineering instruction and research.  Candidate will work in a team environment in the Libraries.

Required:  The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

·       PhD in a science or engineering discipline. 
·       Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline, and a minimum of 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library;

Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated and organized, and have the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff.  The candidate must be knowledgeable about science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries.  Must possess the ability to reach out to users and create innovative services as needed.   Demonstrated knowledge of web content systems and/or tools and their use in facilitating instructional goals.  Documented experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted. 

Preferred:  Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the sciences and engineering.  Experience with some aspect of e-science support.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of nearly 100,000
residents.  Tuscaloosa is about 59 miles southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000.  The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at  Rodger Library:

Full-time, tenure-track position.  Competitive salary.  Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may be available. 

To Apply:
Please apply online at  A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 30, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Learning Coordinator at University of Calgary

Position Overview

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Undergraduate Learning Coordinator for approximately 2 years.

The Undergraduate Learning Coordinator will provide vital support and assistance to course and laboratory administrative and coordination activities. This position is a critical instructional resource, actively supporting instructors with specific needs associated with the management and coordination of courses, working with individuals and providing assistance as they seek to create and improve class material, examination material and student resources.  This position is also crucial to meeting the needs of the students in these multi-section courses. The incumbent would assume the coordination duties for large, multi-section courses, as well as laboratory/tutorial coordination duties. The Undergraduate Learning Coordinator is accountable for meeting with and taking direction from course instructors. Primary objectives include ensuring uniformity in the student experience, administration and management of student issues related to missed exams and laboratories, and management of on-line learning systems.

The person doing this job would get to do a fair amount of educational development, and hopefully some PER as well (website here):

VAP at University of Central Florida

The Physics Department at the University of Central Florida anticipates announcing an opening for a post-doc or Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2015 – 2016 academic year, with possible renewal depending on performance and available funding. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. in physics (by August 8, 2015) and experience in physics education research. The UCF Physics Department is involved in several education related projects, with research grants funded through TUES, WIDER and IUSE and programs funded by PhysTEC and the APS Bridge Program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in these projects, as well as our successful Learning Assistant Program, with the possibility to teach physics and/or pedagogy courses. Some additional details about PER at UCF are available at Jackie Chini’s website (, and you may contact her at to express interest or to ask questions.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Physics Teacher, Weber Jewish School, Atlanta

The Weber School, an independent Jewish high school located in Atlanta, is currently seeking an experienced Physics teacher for the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates must have prior high school teaching experience and be able to teach all levels of Physics. The ability to teach other sciences and on level Math are both assets. Applicants should have secondary certification in teaching Science.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Laura Klingensmith,

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TT at Mount Holyoke College, MA [Fall 2016]

The Mount Holyoke College Physics Department ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2016.

The Mount Holyoke College Physics Department ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2016. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and to a vigorous, on-campus, externally-funded research program involving undergraduates that complements the existing research strengths of the department. A doctorate (anticipated or completed) in physics or a related field with the ability to teach across the physics curriculum is required. Excellent facilities and technical support for research are available on campus, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities at nearby University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

To apply, submit materials at, including a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, a CV, a statement of teaching experience with emphasis on approaches to teaching at a small liberal arts college, and a research plan involving undergraduates. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Applicants should address relevant experience and proposed strategies for mentoring members of a diverse student body. For further information please contact Prof. Mark A. Peterson, Department of Physics at

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

FT Lectureship, Southern Illinois U, Carbondale

Title: Lecturer, Department of Physics, College of Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Description of Position: Full-time, 9-month, term Lecturer position (non-tenure-track) in the Department of Physics. The selected individual will teach Physics courses at the undergraduate level. This position is contingent on available funding. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. An M. S. in Physics is required as the minimal educational level for the position (a Ph.D. in Physics is preferred).
  2. Applicants must have experience teaching Physics courses at the university level.
Effective Date: August 16, 2015. 

Application Deadline: July 6, 2015, or until filled. 

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application and CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: 

Ms. Sally Pleasure, c/o Lecturer Search Committee 
Department of Physics 
Neckers 483- Mail Code 4401 
1245 Lincoln Drive 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Carbondale, Illinois 62901 

Electronic submission of application materials and recommendation letters to is preferred.

FT Math/Physics Supplemental Instructor, Naval Academy Prep School, Newport RI

This position is located at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI, where the overall mission is to academically qualify selected Candidates for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island is seeking a qualified applicant for a Math/Physics Supplemental Instructor. Incumbent serves as a supplemental instructor in the disciplines of Math and Physics, which requires professional knowledge of undergraduate mathematics (up to Calculus), physics and education. He/she provides assistance to students taking math & physics as a supplement to the faculty after the class day. Conducts extra instruction, using principles of study skills and time management as learning tools. Meets with students one-on-one or in small groups to address learning development in math/physics. Provides assistance for other learning tools such as computer applications software. Keeps abreast of modern methods of teaching math & physics, study skills development and time management. Independently diagnoses problem solving and reading comprehension impediments, prescribes corrective measures, and advises the math and physics faculty on the status of student development. Instructor will be expected to work flexible schedules hours, mostly evening and weekend hours (to include Friday evening and Saturday morning). This a full-time, seasonal (Aug-May) position.

Additional information can be obtained at:
The Naval Academy Preparatory School is an EO/AA employer and provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
Applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related field requiring significant course work in those disciplines from an accredited college or university. Applicant must have experience teaching Physics, Algebra, Trigonometry and/or Calculus, and show an ability to tutor students from a variety of backgrounds. U.S. citizenship required.
Experience with academic at-risk students is a plus.
All Civilian Faculty Positions at NAPS are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Naval Academy’s Academic Dean and Provost website here
Applicants should submit a resume, transcript(s), contact information for three references, and a detailed statement of interest. The statement of interest should explain how the applicant's career experience and qualifications will enhance the development of midshipman candidates in a post-secondary environment for entry to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Send application materials to: Dr. Mike Bleiweiss via email to or mail at Naval Academy Preparatory School, 440 Meyerkord Ave, Perry Hall, Newport, RI 02841-1519.
Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to the Academy’s EEO office at  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

TT Math/Physics, Redlands CC, OK

Postal Address:Human Resources Department
Redlands Community College
1300 South Country Club Road
El Reno, OK 73036
Nine-month, full-time tenure track position with excellent benefits. Position will articulate and promote the Redlands Pre-Professional Sciences program; teach physics, physical science, college algebra, trigonometry, and all levels of calculus; participate in statewide course equivalency project to assure transfer of credits; participate in teaching and professional development; and assist in student retention, recruitment and academic student engagement. Candidate must have a strong interest in working with other faculty to integrate applied research into the curriculum and have a knowledge of learning and assessment theories. 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in a Physics or Mathematics related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline required, Doctorate preferred; an accomplished, creative, and energetic teacher that can provide evidence of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; and two years of full time teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred with dedication to teaching, professional development, and academic student engagement. To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, copies of college transcripts, and three references with names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Physics Education and Technology Specialist, University of Kentucky, Lexington

The College of Arts & Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for a Physics Education and Technology Specialist. The College has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and values innovative approaches to instruction. The Department of Physics and Astronomy oversees a robust undergraduate physics program, and is in the process of updating and expanding its introductory course offerings. New courses incorporating Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) are under development, and the Department also has plans to upgrade its undergraduate laboratory curriculum. The Physics Education and Technology Specialist will have the opportunity to play a central role in curriculum development and implementation.
The primary duties of this position will be to: collaborate with faculty in the design and implementation of curricula and lab exercises for introductory physics courses; work with faculty and instructional staff to ensure coordination of lectures and labs; help manage the operations and facilities of instructional laboratories in consultation with faculty; serve on a faculty-led committee overseeing undergraduate instruction and labs; work with faculty and instructional staff to train and supervise graduate student teaching assistants; assist with the procurement, development, organization, and maintenance of equipment and materials for instructional laboratories and lecture demonstrations; ensure that instructional laboratories are fully operational and prepared for each laboratory class; ensure compliance in all undergraduate laboratories with federal, state, and institutional safety regulations and guidelines.
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.
Application Instructions
To learn more about and to apply for this opportunity, submit a UK Online Application to requisition number RE03651 at Contact HR/Employment for questions at: (859) 257-9555 option 2. Application deadline is June 28th, 2015 and may be extended as necessary.

Professorship in STEM Learning and Technology, ETH Zurich
The Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich ( invites applications for a full professorship in the area of Learning and Technology.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has opened up new opportunities for formal and informal learning in various areas and at all age levels. We are looking for an experienced researcher with a solid background in the cognitive and behavioral sciences, who will contribute to a better understanding of how ICT affects human functioning and learning, and how ICT can be used to support it. The new professor is also expected to be familiar with a broad range of educational technologies, particularly those appropriate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education at universities. Collaboration with the Center for Educational Development and Technology (LET) is expected. ETH Zurich is a leading university with core academic areas in engineering, the natural sciences, architecture and mathematics, which also appreciates the perspective of the humanities and social sciences in both education and research. It provides excellent research conditions and expects innovative interdisciplinary collaboration across a variety of academic disciplines. Applicants are expected to have high-impact publications in the learning sciences, and they are asked to document their connections to STEM areas.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of future research and teaching interests. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2015. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FT Lectureship, Washington University in St. Louis

Job Title

Lecturer in Physics - 30798
Job ID
 School of Arts & Sciences
Full/Part Time

Essential Functions

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a full time (12 month) lecturer
 to teach two sections of an active-learning introductory calculus-based physics sequence, beginning in Fall 2015.
 Additional responsibilities may include teaching introductory or upper-level undergraduate laboratories, physics outreach,
and other departmental responsibilities, as needed. The position requires regular collaboration with other faculty
 and staff members in the department, particularly those in introductory physics.
This non-tenure-track faculty position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years.
Required Qualifications

A successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics, teaching experience, and should have demonstrated a strong interest
 in physics education. Knowledge of current pedagogical trends is also desirable.