Monday, May 25, 2015

Temporary Instructor, Western Illinois

Job Description:
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have to teach effectively in both lecture and laboratory settings at the undergraduate level, servicing students of physics, pre-engineering, and other science and pre-professional disciplines.  It is also desirable for the successful candidate to be able to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students.  
RANK & SALARY: Temporary Instructor. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. in Physics and additional graduate level work.  Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and beginning levels.  Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate physics majors, as well as majors from other disciplines.  Must be an adept public speaker. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physics or very closely related discipline.  Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives within the university.  Post-doctoral experience with a strong record of independent research.  Commitment to teach both physics and astronomy at beginning undergraduate levels.

Application Instructions:
Complete applications include:
1.  Letter of application
2.  Current curriculum vita or resume
3.  Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references, to be contacted at the time of interview, or asked to send letters
4.  Unofficial academic transcript copies, official transcripts required of selected candidates
5.  Statement of research interests and proposed research program to be carried out at WIU
6.  Statement of teaching interest and philosophy 
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will take place on a rolling basis as needs arise in the department.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Mark Boley at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

TT at Mount Marty College, SD [Begins January 2016]

The Division of Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor which would begin in January, 2016. 

The successful candidate must have the ability to teach algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, physical science, earth science, astronomy, and courses in mathematics. Teaching physical chemistry would be a possibility depending on the background of the candidate. Foreign-born candidates must have an INS visa (H or better) that allows work within the United States. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and possess a strong desire to work in a small, collegial, liberal arts college. 

To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, current vita, an indication of teaching experience, and the names and e-mail address of three professional references to: Celia Miner, The Office of Academic Affairs, 1105 West 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078. 
The screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Official academic transcripts are required from all finalists for the position. More detailed information about Mount Marty College, including the mission statement, can be found at Mount Marty College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Physics Educational Technology Specialist, Vernier Software & Tech, Beaverton OR

Provides technical support and training in the use of Vernier products, primarily in the field of physics. Develops and tests new products including sensors, software, curricula and other written material. Based out of the Vernier office in Beaverton, Oregon.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Answers technical questions and assists customers by phone and email. Emphasis will be on helping physics instructors, but may include other disciplines from time to time.
  • Develops and tests new hardware and software.
  • Travels to work at conferences, to present workshops, and for product demonstrations.
  • Provides teacher training at the Vernier office and at schools both locally and around the country.
  • Performs quality control checks on existing products.
  • Writes and/or edits curricula, product documentation, articles, and marketing copy.
  • A significant responsibility will include the development of new physics products. The person will help define and specify projects from vague concepts, and will drive projects from idea phase to shipping products.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Attributes of a successful candidate include:
  • A solid knowledge of physics
  • Understanding enough environmental science, chemistry, and biology to provide basic assistance to teachers in these disciplines
  • Comfort with evolving and cutting-edge technology
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent task follow-through
  • Effective at working in a team environment
  • Excellent self-direction
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in physics from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
  • Recent experience teaching physics using Vernier products at the high school, two-year college, or four-year college/university level is required.
  • Significant experience using desktop computer systems running Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Familiarity with mobile technology use in an educational environment.
 Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at
For more information visit
Vernier Software & Technology is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Math/ Science Education Positions, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

There are three positions at the Science and Mathematics Education Centre Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

- Professor/Director
- Associate Professor
- Senior Lecturer

Please go to the following link for details about the positions and the application forms$.startup?Z_VACANCY_CAT=ACAD

[Editor's note: here is a Wikipedia link to the list of Australian academic ranks: Salary ranges seem outdated. ]

FT Lecturer at Kettering University, Flint MI

Join the Kettering University team as Lecturer with the Department of Physics and participate in Kettering's mission, vision and values. Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach and an engaged community of stakeholders. 

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; recreation center membership; and many other benefits. 

Department: Physics 

Required Job Qualifications
  • B.S. in Physics or related field;
  • Experience with repair of technical apparatus, including some electronics;
  • Experience with computer hardware and software for data collection and analysis;
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself or other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action;
  • Must be available to start July 13, 2015.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • M.S. in Physics or related field;
  • 3 years teaching experience;
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
For a detailed job description, required qualifications and application instructions, go to


Monday, May 18, 2015

FT Renewable Lectureship, Univ of West Georgia

The Department of Physics at the University of West Georgia seeks to fill a non-tenure track renewable Lecturer position. We are looking for an enthusiastic instructor to teach large sections of Astronomy as well as Introductory Physics courses and labs. The position will begin August 1, 2015. 

A Master's Degree in Physics or Astronomy is required; a Ph. D. is preferred. 

A competitive salary and benefits are offered. Must have reliable transportation, since the successful candidate will teach classes at both the Carrollton and Newnan campuses. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Please send a CV, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to Julie Talbot, Department of Physics, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118. Electronic applications may be sent to Applications received by June 15, 2015 will be given full consideration. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees. 

The University of West Georgia is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

FT at Bard HS Early College Queens NY

Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC) Queens, a partnership of Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Physics beginning September 2015. BHSECQ, a national model in the field of public school reform, enables talented and highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma. The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.
 We seek to hire a physicist in any subfield to join our Physics Faculty. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in physics or a related field, college teaching experience, and experience working with a younger audience. We are looking for a skilled educator interested in engaging and challenging our students. We prefer candidates with research experience.
 Teaching duties will be divided, between introductory college physics and electives for our college students and classes targeting our high school students. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues in developing and teaching an innovative science curriculum.
 To apply, send a letter of interest (including research interests), curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to In addition, please briefly describe a meaningful classroom or education anecdote drawn from your experience as teacher (c. 250 words). Your references can submit their letters of recommendation by visiting submitting them directly to
 Inquiries may be directed via email to with your name and “Physics Search 2015” in the subject line to the attention of Dr. William Sherman. Please note that we are not processing materials that are sent via postal service. Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. BHSECQ is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
 Visit for more information on our schools. 

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Based on following salary schedule:
Internal Number: 24236410

FT Lectureship (renewable and temporary) at Texas State

[Update: here's the ad]

The Texas State University physics departments seeks one or more full-time lecturers for Fall 2015. One lecturer position is established as continuing year-to-year, and at least one additional appointment is technically temporary but likely to continue.

The physics department at Texas State specializes in the physics of materials and physics education. Applicants with interest and background in physics education research and/or teacher preparation will be invited to participate in education-related activity in the department, including some opportunities for leadership. 

Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest, (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three references. To apply, send this pdf to Dr. Hunter Close at with the subject “2015 Lecturer”.

The 9-month salary for this position is about $45K/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interest and initiative.

Review of application materials will begin June 8, 2015.

Here are the courses that are currently unstaffed for Fall 2015. This list is tentative and subject to change:
2 sections (~100 students each) of 2nd semester physics for non-majors (PHYS 1320)
3 sections (~100 students each) of 2nd semester algebra-based physics (PHYS 1325)
2 sections (~50 students each) of calculus-based electricity and magnetism (PHYS 2425)
1 section (~15 students) of mathematical methods for physics majors (PHYS 3320)
1 section (~8 students) of graduate electromagnetic theory (PHYS 5331)

[This was the rumor]

The Texas State University physics department will very likely be hiring a lecturer for Fall 2015. We expect the teaching assignment to be focused on calculus-based introductory physics. Learning Assistants help with instruction during the "lecture" time. 

FT Math/Physics Instructor, State Center CC, Fresno CA

Posting NumberAA2015-0158
TitleMathematics/Physics Instructor
Campus LocationMadera Center
Start Date08/13/2015
Essential Functions of PositionInclude but are not limited to teaching the full complement of the courses in mathematics and physics, which may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, extended day as assigned, including evening, Saturdays, online or off-campus; maintaining instruments used in teaching physics; teaching the principles and applications of physics instrumentation; assisting in the coordination of laboratory facilities; assuring the availability of supplies and equipment; serving on college and district committees; evaluating adjunct instructors, and collecting data on student learning outcomes; curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; participating in the accreditation process; communicating effectively with students and staff; developing technology used for classroom presentations; advising students; participating in college/district committees; working with community and campus organizations; participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops; participating in department, division and college committees; cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines; participating in student recruiting activities; and otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum QualificationsInclude an earned master’s degree in mathematics and a bachelor’s in physics; OR a master’s in physics and a bachelor’s in mathematics; OR a valid California Community College credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency)AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. For example: If your qualifying degree is in applied mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics you will need to petition for equivalency.)
Desirable QualificationsInclude teaching experiences at the secondary, or post-secondary level; related work experience; the ability and desire to teach the breadth of the department’s course offerings; experience in diverse methods of teaching mathematics and physics including incorporating instructional technologies into the classroom and integrating online resources into instruction; ability to perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient physics laboratory operations; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.); knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; knowledge and experience in program review and accreditation; commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; experience with educational technology; demonstrated ability in developing successful instructional strategies for non-traditional or academically at-risk students; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals; working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students; extent of related work and professional experience and potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.
Conditions of Employment177 duty days.
Salary and BenefitsStarting salary is $53,483 – $80,521 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,001 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection ProcedureApplications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 499-6007. For information on Reedley College, the Madera Community College Center or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 4556.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information
Open Date02/04/2015
Close Date06/15/2015
Open Until FilledNo
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One-Year Instructorship, Valdosta State, GA

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences in the College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a one year, non-tenure earning faculty position for the 2015-16 academic year only. Courses taught shall include introductory physics with labs and physical science. For more information phone 229-333-5752 or email
Required Qualifications: A master's degree in physics or closely related field.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

VAP at Lynchburg College VA

Lynchburg College invites applicants for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in Physics beginning Fall 2015. A PhD in physics (or closely related area) is required.  No particular research area is required.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching physics at all undergraduate levels.  Current physics research focuses on computational modeling, physics of sports, experimental condensed matter physics, and astrophysics associated with small solar system bodies like asteroids and comets.  The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the College.
 To apply, send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement summarizing research interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to Desi Justis, Physics Search, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA  24501-3113, or e-mail materials to  For additional information on physics at Lynchburg College, please visit:  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  EOE

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FT at North Idaho College

As a member of the Physics Department in the Division of Natural Sciences the physics instructor will provide instruction in approximately four courses per semester. The teaching assignment may be selected from the following courses: Phys 101, Phys 103, Phys 111, Phys 112, Phys 211, Phys 212 ( Depending on a candidate's academic degrees the teaching assignment could include selected mathematics and/or engineering courses. 
The Department: The Physics department is a small department consisting of two full time faculty members and one part time instructor. The Physics department serves majors in physics, engineering, and math. The Physics department's small class sizes, supportive faculty and facilities provide an excellent learning environment for all physics students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:

· Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
· Order materials and set up labs
· Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
· Becomes familiar with the assigned textbook(s), prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course 
· Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework and delivers grades to the registrar on time
· Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
· Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook 
· Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
· Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
· Provides mentorship for adjunct faculty and orients associate faculty as needed
· Attends and participates in faculty meetings
· Participates in professional development activities
· Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
· Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. 
· May teach evenings and/or weekends

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. 

Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master's in physics. Individuals with a Bachelor's in physics and a Master's in engineering may be considered. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds. Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
· Ability to successfully recruit students into physics.
· Proven dynamic classroom leadership and the ability to foster enthusiasm in students. 
· Experience teaching non-majors fundamentals of physical science classes as well as general physics and physics for engineers preferred.
· Ability to set up and use physics and astronomy equipment preferred.
· Proficiency in the set-up and use of alternate delivery methods (e.g., Internet and inter-active video) preferred. 
· Proven leadership qualities and abilities.
· Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
· Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level. 
· Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier
Physical Demands 
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and handle materials. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles or blood-borne pathogens and contaminants, blood-borne pathogens, or other health threats. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Visiting position at Georgia Southern

The Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor (e.g., Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor). Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations. 

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. 

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college. 

Within this setting, the Department of Physics offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree. 

Position Description. Reporting to the Physics Department Chair, the limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor in Physics will be responsible for a workload of 15 hours per semester in teaching core physics courses for majors and non-majors, and other duties as specified by the Physics Department Chair. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of re-appointment should funding permit. (All re-appointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Instructor: 
Earned master's degree in physics or closely related field by August 1, 2015. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor: 
Earned doctorate in physics or closely related field by August 1, 2015. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
A minimum of 2 years of college/university teaching. 

Screening of applications begins June 25th 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: 

Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #30001 
Department of Physics 
Georgia Southern University 
P. O. Box 8031 
Statesboro GA 30460-8031 
Electronic mail: 
Telephone: 912-478-5292 

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

Friday, May 8, 2015

One-Year Instructorship, Kansas State KS

K-State Department of Physics seeks an Instructor for the 2015-16 academic year.   This position is a one-year, term appointment. Primary responsibility will be to teach in our introductory physics program. Several of the introductory courses involve innovative teaching methods in which the successful candidate may be involved. The teaching assignment will be approximately equivalent to two and half courses per semester.  
The successful candidate must have completed an M.S. in physics or a closely related field and must provide evidence of high quality classroom instruction.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population.
Applications should be sent to Instructor Search Committee, 116 Cardwell Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-2601 or to Applications should include a curriculum vita and statements describing interests and background related to the position. The applicant should arrange to have two letters of reference sent. Screening of applicants will begin on June 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  
Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

One-Year Instructorship, Springfield College MA

Springfield College invites applications for a one year, nine month appointment for an Instructor of Physics in the Department of Math/Physics/Computer Science. Responsibilities include: teaching a pre-calculus-based full-year General Physics lecture and General Physics laboratory for each semester, consisting of two three-hour lectures and three two-hour laboratory sections, totaling twelve contact hours. The Instructor will collaborate with the Physics Laboratory Instructor, who will be assisting in laboratory equipment and experiment set-ups.
Requirements include: a minimum of a Master's Degree in physics, Ph.D. in physics preferred. Experience teaching with excellent communication skills with demonstrated creativity and flexibility in teaching non-physics major students.
Interested candidates should send letter of application, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:
Dr. Peter Polito, Chairperson
Department of Math/Physics/Computer Science
Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
E-applications welcome at
Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FT Physics/ Developmental Math, Cochise College AZ

Cochise College invites applications for the full-time, faculty position of Instructor of Physics/Developmental Mathematics. This position is responsible for the instruction of physics and developmental mathematics courses and related labs. The position will work primarily from the Santa Cruz center but may teach classes district-wide as needed. Full time faculty members are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality instruction for students and performing instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college. 
Salary is dependent upon qualifications based on the faculty salary schedule. The college also offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, life, dental, vision, and disability insurance, retirement, and tuition assistance.  
Positions are open until filled with applications reviewed as received. Persons interested can find a complete position announcement and application procedures on the college web site ( or they may e-mail with questions.
Cochise College is an EOE.

VAP at Bridgewater College, VA

 The Department of Physics at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics position starting August 2015 with possible renewal.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of an undergraduate physics curriculum, and be willing to teach courses offered in the general education program of the College.  We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in computation, experimental or applied physics areas.  A PhD in physics or other closely related field such as applied physics or engineering is required (ABD considered). 
 MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. As such, the College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, advising, and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, so application materials should address how you might contribute to the Colleges liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.
 GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 11 Concentrations/Specializations, Pre-professional Programs, Dual Degree Programs as well as Teacher Education and Certification. Bridgewaters growing enrolment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA. The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area and the College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.
 APPLICATION:  Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at
 DEADLINE: Review of applications is ongoing and continues until the position is filled.

3-Year Renewable STEM Master Teacher, George Washington University, DC

The George Washington University is a UTeach Institute replication site. The University is seeking candidates for appointment as a Research Instructor who will be known as a Master Teacher. The Master Teacher role is a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Research Instructor, to begin no later than June 1, 2015. The work of the Master Teacher is to support the preparation of a new generation of middle and secondary STEM teachers. Candidates appointed as Master Teachers are recruited specifically for the funded GW Teach program. In alignment with the UTeach program replication, the master teacher models effective classroom instruction, prepares undergraduate STEM majors to be future teachers, provides feedback and mentoring to students and manages the UTeach field experiences. The master teacher is expected to be knowledgeable about the needs of new educators and the realities of the challenges they face. He/she will serve as instructor, role model and informal on-demand advisor, and provide continuity for students through the program.
  Basic Qualifications: Applicants must: 1) have an undergraduate degree in a STEM area and a masters degree in Education in one of the STEM disciplines; 2) hold a public school teaching license in a STEM content area; 3) have at least five years of secondary public school teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to use best practices as evidenced by local, state or national awards; 4) have experience as a mentor teacher or coach; and 5) be a recognized leader in a school district.
  Period of Appointment
This non-tenure track faculty appointment is for 10 months (9-month academic year and the equivalent of 1 month summer.  The initial appointment term is three years with the possibility of renewal, Reappointment is contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.
 The George Washington University is located in the heart of Washington, DC, and provides an unparalleled opportunity to study, teach, and learn among leaders and practitioners.
 The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development prepares teachers, specialists, and researchers through programs that are interdisciplinary and research-based. The departments mission is to educate students to become well-informed scholars, effective educators, and thoughtful researchers who strive for positive change in schools. The department comprises eleven faculty members with expertise across the secondary education disciplines of English, foreign language, math, science, and social studies; as well as ESOL, literacy, and elementary education. Approximately 150 students are enrolled in the departments programs.
 How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online at and must include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) official academic transcripts, and 4) three references. Review of applicant credentials will begin on June 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
 For additional information contact:
 Curtis Pyke, Ph.D.
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Search Committee Chair
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2134 G Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C.  20052
P: 202 994-4516
 The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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