Monday, September 16, 2019

Faculty Position in Physics at Truman State University

Kirksville, MO
Faculty - Science - Physics
Application Due:
Open Until Filled

Position: The Department of Physics at Truman State University has one full-time, renewable, non-tenure track appointment beginning August 2020. This position is ideal for candidates who want to build a record of teaching in a liberal arts environment.

Responsibilities: Teaching a range of introductory and advanced undergraduate physics or astronomy courses.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related field. (ABD candidates will be considered with an expected Ph.D. completion before the first year reappointment recommendation date, approximately February 21, 2021.)

Candidates will be evaluated on:
• Ability to teach a wide range of courses in Truman’s undergraduate physics curriculum, including astronomy courses
• Evidence of potential or actual teaching effectiveness
• Academic qualifications
• A record of research in physics or astronomy
• Effective communication skills
• Prior experience and/or commitment to teaching at an undergraduate liberal arts institution
• Compatibility with departmental needs

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance. Renewal of position is based on annual performance review and departmental needs and funding.

Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 6 faculty members and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the recently renovated science building on campus. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at Application materials may also be submitted to or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and points of evaluation listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019, after the initial posting of the advertisement and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Truman State University
Online App. Form:

Assistant Professor of Physics - Emory University (Georgia)

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2020.  All areas of specialization will be considered. This person will teach introductory and sophomore-level physics courses for majors and non-majors, and will develop upper-level courses for majors. Our recently opened state-of-the-art science building is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, innovative teaching and scholarship in STEM. In collaboration with our colleagues in the Physics Department of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the physics faculty will have an opportunity to contribute to the future vision of the physics program which embodies the National Research Council recommendations for undergraduate physics education. Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching and continuing scholarly activity.
PhD in physics or related field completed by time of appointment. Candidates who have teaching experience, particularly with engaging undergraduate students in investigative laboratory exercises and using high impact pedagogies, are encouraged to apply.  An ability to work effectively in a liberal-arts program with a diverse student body of first- and second-year students is desired.
erested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarship statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching), and evidence of teaching effectiveness ONLY via Interfolio.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Complete applications submitted by October 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. 
About Oxford College of Emory University
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on the original campus of Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University is one of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education. Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We have a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction.

Assistant Professor of Physics - Augusta University (Gerogia)

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in the fall of 2020. A PhD in physics or a closely-related field is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability for success in research with a strong potential to establish a robust, extramurally funded, and nationally recognized research program. While the research area is open, preference will be shown to candidates with expertise in one of our planned areas of growth: biological physics, quantum information science, or instrumentation science. The successful candidate shall have a commitment to teaching excellence at all levels and is expected to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. The position is a nine-month appointment, with the possibility of summer employment. Salary and startup package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Augusta University is one of four research universities in the University System of Georgia and the state’s only public academic medical center, offering 160 degree programs from bachelor’s to doctoral. The College of Science and Mathematics is starting master’s programs in Biomolecular Science and in Biological and Computational Mathematics. In 2021, the College will occupy a new building on the Health Science Campus in close proximity to the Medical College of Georgia, Dental College of Georgia, and Georgia Cancer Center. Augusta Georgia is the cultural center of the Central Savannah River Area, host of the Masters Golf Tournament, and home of the new Georgia Cyber Center. Fort Gordon, home of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps, Cyber Center of Excellence, Cyber Command, and NSA-Georgia, is located adjacent to the city. The Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory is nearby.
Current research includes theoretical, computational, and experimental hard and soft condensed matter; radiation; and medical physics. Applications from candidates who might collaborate with existing research programs or with scientists in other colleges within the university or organizations within the region are welcomed.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest no longer than two pages, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy highlighting high-impact teaching practices, a five-year research plan, and a list of three references. Applicants with degrees from an institution located outside the United States must provide an educational/credential evaluation. Send all requested documents as a single PDF file to Jean Grover ( and complete the electronic application form at (Job ID 217087, Position 20015446). Questions concerning the search may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Trinanjan Datta ( Review of applications will begin Oct 30, 2019. The position will be open until filled.
Internal Number: Job ID 217087, Position
About Augusta University
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers undergraduate degree programs in chemistry, physics, and biochemistry as well as cooperative degree programs leading to teacher certification. Programs of study include preparation for continued education in engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health physics, physician’s assistant, and others. Courses are also offered in physical science, astronomy, and geology. A listing of courses offered in the evenings as well as in the summer can be found here.

Instructor - Mississippi State University

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in this position.  The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.  Teach four undergraduate courses in Physics and/or Physical Science and/or Astronomy each semester. Engage in routine departmental, college, university, and scientific community service functions and committees. Follow all federal, state, and university policies. Maintain office hours in accordance with departmental policy. Coordinate with graduate teaching assistants, staff, and other faculty in laboratory coordination. Summer teaching opportunities are often available but not guaranteed. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:  Master’s degree in Physics or a related field with a strong background in physics. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Physics or a closely related field. Teaching experience with undergraduate students.
Applying Instructions: All applicants must apply at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vita, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: PARF# 497912
About Mississippi State University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offer BS, MS, and PhD degrees. It also has a high service load for other majors both with the College of Arts & Sciences and from other colleges.

Assistant Prof. of Physics - Jacksonville University (FL)

Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics (completed by August 15, 2020), with a background in either theoretical physics or physics education research. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a background in biophysics, condensed matter physics, econophysics, or high-energy physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, including research methods. Research involving undergraduates or other engaged learning experiences with industry, collaborating academic institutions, national and regional labs is encouraged. The successful candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a Faculty Employment Application, which is available at 
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disabilities.
About Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University is an independent comprehensive liberal arts institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 2500 and total enrollment of 4,000. Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.

Friday, September 13, 2019

TT, Winona State MN

We’re currently running a Tenure-Track search for a person to support our General Engineering program (housed in the Physics Department).  Experience with Optics, Electronics, Control Theory, etc is particularly relevant to the position.   Teaching with PER-validated techniques is valued, eg, PER measurements from your classes (FCI, FCME, BEMA, CTSR, etc) can be taken into account for tenure.  Related, in the past the department has hosted Modeling Instruction workshops for HS teachers. 

Winona is a nice place to live with low cost of living.  The town is a national hub of Composite Materials manufacturing, and there are many local opportunities for collaboration. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Learning Assistant+ Program Coordinator position at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

Learning Assistant+ Program Coordinator position at Rochester Institute of Technology

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, & Education (CASTLE) at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator to begin immediately.  This is a unique opportunity for the applicant to build on existing interest in discipline-based education research (DBER) while developing key skills in program management and grant writing.
CASTLE is an umbrella organization that encompasses a variety of STEM Education initiatives at RIT, including:
• the Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative
• the RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program
• IMPRESS: a program devoted to providing explicit instruction in metacognition and its usage within the sciences to first-generation, deaf/hard-of-hearing and other students

Responsibilities include: 
•  Manage all LA (Learning Assistant) program operations, including:
• Teaching the 2-credit pedagogy course “STEM Education Research and Practice” to newly hired learning assistants in Fall and Spring semesters
• Manage student and faculty applications to the LA program and, with assistance from a College faculty committee, match students with faculty mentors
• Work with the CASTLE Director on program reports, grant writing, and fundraising efforts
•  Continue and expand IMPRESS activities, including:
• Teach 1-2 sections of the 3-credit course “Metacognitive Practice in the Sciences” during the Fall semester
• Work with IMPRESS undergraduate representatives to the Access network, an NSF funded consortium of nine institutions with programs dedicated to fostering student agency, equity and social justice
•  Support organization and fundraising/development of related CASTLE activities, e.g.:
• identify and contribute to external grant writing efforts
• collaborate, where appropriate, on scholarly articles, presentations and other dissemination activities
More information is at;  interested parties are welcome to reach out directly to Scott Franklin ( for more information.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Two TT Instruction-Stream positions in Canada

University of Calgary (Instructor)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure‐track, instructor‐stream faculty position at the Instructor level.  The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of physics and/or astronomy/astrophysics courses at the junior undergraduate level, and possibly senior undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will teach large introductory‐level courses covering the topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermal physics and/or general astronomy, will coordinate multi‐section offerings of these courses, and will teach laboratory skills to both physics and astrophysics majors as well as to students in other science and engineering disciplines.  Instructor‐stream faculty workload also includes participation in our pedagogical, course, laboratory, and program development efforts.  Specific courses and academic duties within these fields will be assigned by the Department Head based on the teaching needs of the Department.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or closely‐related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching experience and those that possess a broad knowledge of Physics education pedagogy.  Activity in the field of Physics Education Research is not required but could be viewed as a positive inclusion in an applicant's file.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.  

York University (Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream)

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
The Division of Natural Science (NATS) specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular
and pedagogical innovation.

A Ph.D. in Astronomy, or related field, with expertise in planetary sciences is required, as is a demonstrated ability to teach science to non-science majors at the university level. Experience communicating science to non-science individuals (e.g. via social media platforms) is an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to bring theoretical and practical orientation to general education science teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgement and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate must have experience teaching large audiences, and is preferred to have experience teaching with different delivery formats (e.g. lecture, blended, online).

See the job postings on the CAP website.

Assistant Professor of Physics - Southeast Missouri State University

Assistant Professor - Tenure TrackPhysicsDepartment of Chemistry and PhysicsCollege of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Teach physics courses at both the introductory and advanced levels as well as courses for non-majors
  • Establish a productive research program to support the undergraduate degree program (BS in Physics)
  • Coordinate the secondary education in physics program for the department
  • Support the committee structure of both the department and university
  • Help maintain the equipment in the department
Required Qualifications  
  • Ph.D. in Physics (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university, Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Southeast Online.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 2020 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2019.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at 
  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement on teaching philosophy
  • Statement on research interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information:  Information regarding the Department of Chemistry and Physics may be found at


Assistant Professor of Physics - Hillsdale College (Michigan)

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position that starts August 2020. A commitment to teaching of both undergraduate physics majors and non-majors is essential. A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required. Hillsdale College is a private, well-endowed, co-educational, liberal arts school of 1450 students, founded in 1844.  It is located on a 200-acre site in a beautiful, small Michigan town.  The Physics Department is well equipped and has 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space.  Salary is competitive with similar schools.  Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement ( and include in their application a detailed response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.  Applicants should also submit statements on their teaching philosophy, plans for undergraduate research, and professional goals.  Copies of college and graduate school transcripts should be submitted. Three letters of reference are required. Electronic submissions welcome.  More information can be found at:  Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec. 1, 2019 until the position is filled.  Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242,, (517) 437-7341 x2390, Fax (517) 607-2252.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Paul Hosmer, Physics Dept. Chair,, 517-607-2387.  

About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College is a private liberal arts school of 1450 students, founded in 1844.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia [Update: deadline extended to Friday 27 September 2019, 11:55 pm AEST]

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia.

Job No.: 593154
Location: Melbourne Australia, Monash University Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment 
Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.
The Opportunity
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused).
Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship/research and be capable of providing leadership in innovative pedagogy. Applicants with a background in any area of physics or astronomy/astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are interested in creative educators, who are able to make an impact in our physics/astrophysics teaching programs. To be considered you will have a PhD in physics or astronomy/astrophysics, demonstrable ability to perform independent scholarship/research, and a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning – particularly related to active learning.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is a research leader with a strong international reputation in observational astronomy & astrophysics, experimental physics, theoretical and computational physics. Monash University is a leading Australian research university that ranks in the top-100 globally. Monash University is located in Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been ranked among the world’s most liveable cities.
Monash University recognises the need to be diverse, inclusive, and excellent. The School of Physics and Astronomy seeks to increase the diversity of the School, particularly the number of academic staff members from diverse genders, in order to add distinct viewpoints and broader experiences to research and teaching, and to inspire the next generation of students and staff. Therefore the School strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates of all genders.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   
How to Apply
All applications should be made via the link in the official job posting, which is 
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to the position description and “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.
Professor Michael Morgan, Head of School, School of Physics and Astronomy,
Closing Date
Friday 30 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Monday, August 26, 2019

Post-Doc Researcher Associate - University of Washington, Seattle WA

A collaborative team of researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University plans to advertise a postdoctoral research associate position soon, with a flexible start date between October 1, 2019, and January 30, 2020.  The postdoctoral research associate would work on a recently-funded National Science Foundation grant, Research and Curriculum Development to Leverage University Student Conceptual Resources for Understanding Physics which builds on an earlier project that ends this year.  

The new grant will: 
  •  Identify university student conceptual resources for understanding kinematics, linear momentum, electric circuits, and heat and temperature
  • Develop and test instructional materials that build on student resources
  • Intentionally seek a representative sample of introductory physics students
  • Study context-dependent patterns in resource activation
  • Disseminate insights and resources from the project through PhysPort 

The postdoctoral research associate would join a collaborative team that includes faculty Paula Heron (Physics, University of Washington, Seattle), Amy Robertson (Physics, Seattle Pacific University), Rachel Scherr (Physics, University of Washington, Bothell), and Raphael Mondesir (Sociology, Seattle Pacific University).  

The postdoctoral research associate would be supported in choosing an independent and integrated strand of research and would receive extensive professional development that includes travel to conferences, mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, and other skills identified collaboratively. 

The minimum salary is $60,000, with benefits.  

The position would be for two years at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TT, Cal State San Ber'dino

We are looking for someone with a background involving computation as we  are making a strong effort to incorporate it across our curriculum. We are open to applications from all research backgrounds and most current faculty members have been working at transforming their teaching approaches and engaging with the PER community.

Physics: Computational Physics - Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Depends on Qualifications
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type
Academic Affairs
Job Number
The Department of Physics at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin August 2020.  The Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, with current emphases in astronomy and applied physics. The Department is currently in the early planning stages for an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Material Science. We welcome applications in all areas of research in physics. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach computational physics and help build computation into all levels of the departmental curriculum as well as teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate courses.  Our faculty are actively involved in research and in professional organizations in their respective fields.  The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually.  As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.  Faculty may have responsibilities at both campuses.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success.  By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty.  We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from all groups historically underrepresented in Physics and STEM fields, including intersections across multiple groups.
Typical Activities
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, maintain a robust and ongoing research agenda, and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program appropriate for an undergraduate institution that affords research opportunities for students. The candidate will also advise students and perform career-related service roles on and off campus for the department, college, university and professional societies.  Furthermore, the candidate will also lead activities that will advance scholarly excellence in Physics.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent degree in a closely related area by time of appointment.  However, candidates with "all but dissertation" (ABD) are considered.  We welcome applications from all areas of research in Physics. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach computational physics and help build computation into all levels of the departmental curriculum as well as teach a broad spectrum of undegraduate courses. 
Preferred candidates are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community. 
Supplemental Information
To apply please submit the following required documents:    

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) The following four (4) statements regarding your preparation for the position.  Applicants should avoid including any identifying information (names, affiliations, gendered language, etc.) in these statements:
    a. A statement of your teaching mission that details your teaching philosophies and how you intend to promote learning in diverse student populations.
    b. A statement of your research that details your research and professional accomplishments and future goals, including how undergraduates will be involved in a meaningful way.
    c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
    d. A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and should describe your willingness to, including any previous efforts, advance diversity, inclusion, and equity issues, as well as how you will work to enhance the minoritized students, faculty, and staff at CSUSB and beyond will success (maximum 1,000 words). 
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Physics can be found at

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits and support for moving expenses available.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
 The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, California, 92407
(909) 537-5138 

Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco State CA

About the position
The postdoctoral fellow will be working closely with the SF BUILD Faculty Agents of Change, a group of STEM faculty across the College of Science and Engineering committed to creating affirming and inclusive classroom and research environments at SF State through the development, implementation, evaluation and adaptation of interventions for SF State science students.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative research methods to study STEM classroom climates
  • Provide guidance and supervision to a research group of several undergraduate and master’s students
  • Present research at local and national conferences, and author and co-author publications
  • Participate in communities of practice

  • PhD or EdD in STEM or STEM education/with a research focus in STEM education
  • Familiar with qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research experience
  • Experience teaching STEM content

About our program
The mission of SF BUILD is to enhance diversity of the STEM workforce by transforming research and classroom environments at SF State into affirming and socially inclusive spaces where students, faculty, and staff can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Our work is grounded by a psychosocial model developed by SF BUILD that validates the experiences and personal values of historically underrepresented groups in science to support their professional development as agents of change. SF BUILD is one of several BUILD sites funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH Funded Workforce.

For more information and to apply:
Contact: Kim Coble (