Thursday, September 18, 2014

TT at Saint Anselm College

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, PER at Saint Anselm College:
The Department of Physics at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in Manchester, NH invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition. The community includes approximately 2,000 students, 145 full-time faculty members and 370 full-time staff in addition to the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a full range of undergraduate courses in physics (from introductory to advanced), as well as courses in the Department of Education, which lead to teaching credentials.

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. David Guerra, Department Chair, Physics via the Saint Anselm College website at www.anselm.edu/hr Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Robin Allard at Rallard@anselm.edu Applications should be received by November 15, 2014 for full consideration.

A Ph.D. in Physics, with a research emphasis in Physics Education Research and the necessary background to teach methods courses in the Department of Education is required. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research and exhibit the potential for conducting independent Physics Education Research. Although not a requirement, teaching experience at the undergraduate and the K-12 level is strongly preferred. Success in attaining external funding in PER is desired. Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TT at St. Mary's, CA

Saint Mary's College of California
Assistant Professor, Physics, Tenure-Track
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/15/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that promotes social justice, engages students in rigorous critical thinking, and educates the whole person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of inclusion.
The Physics and Astronomy Department of Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall 2015.
Responsibilities:
We seek an individual who is committed to excellent teaching, able to teach a wide range of undergraduate physics classes, and interested in developing courses and projects in applied or computational or engineering physics.
Experience and Qualifications:
Required: A PhD in physics or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience and a plan to involve undergraduates in their research.
Application Instructions:
1) Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of current research plans. The cover letter should address how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the three traditions of the College.
2) Please also have two letters of recommendation sent directly to Professor Jessica Kintner,jkintner@stmarys-ca.edu.
Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.
Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report , please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0 To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Lab Instructional Assistant, U Chicago

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Position Information
Requisition Number
096788  
Departmental Job Title
Instructional Assistant  
Type of Position
Staff  
Number of Positions Available
 
Division
Physical Sciences  
Department
22255-PSD-Physics  
*Standard Summary
Supports instruction in teaching laboratories or classrooms by providing miscellaneous services such as: preparation and testing of lecture demonstrations consistent with course content; working with faculty or staff to determine the suitability of demonstrations for specific lectures; informing faculty of new demonstration developments and materials; instructing faculty in the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus; promoting safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials; researching and developing new lecture demonstrations and making improvements on existing demonstrations; creating manuals, syllabi, and other instructional materials; recommending purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies; creating and updating a lecture demonstration website; providing general audio/visual support; maintaining and documenting the use of demonstration equipment or materials; and identifying building maintenance problems. May assist students with experimental techniques and interpretation of data.  
About the Unit
 
Unit Job Summary
Instructional Assistant: Works in support of the Physics instructional laboratories and lecture demonstration facilities. 

Essential Functions: 
In the instructional laboratory setting: teaches undergraduate and graduate students physics concepts, data acquisition and analysis techniques, computer programming, and safety procedures. Develops and constructs new experiments; Improves existing experiments. Writes and edits laboratory manuals used by students. Helps develop and set up lecture demonstrations. Instructs faculty, students and other staff on the proper use of apparatus and software; Trains graduate student teaching assistants; Sets up, tests and repairs scientific apparatus. Recommends and specifies hardware, software and expendables; Supervises student helpers. Supports outreach programs; Contacts apparatus and software vendors to help solve technical problems; Writes computer software. Develops and maintains local area computer network; Works with NSIT to maintain Kersten internet access. Constructs and maintains website; Maintains database of experiment equipment lists. 

Other Functions: 
Helps faculty and students in Physics and other departments with special projects and problems; Works with regulatory agencies and safety officials; Works with Kersten security and access control systems. Supports special events held in Kersten; Identifies building maintenance needs and reports problems to Facilities. 
 
Education
Required: Master's degree or higher in physics; Ph.D. in physics, preferred.  
Experience
Required: 
A working knowledge of experimental physics and mathematics required. 
 
Competencies
Excellent organizational, communication, computer, and writing skills required. 
Ability to work well with a broad range of people required. 
Ability to work independently required. 
Desire to innovate required. 
Ability to design and construct electronic circuits and mechanical systems required. 
Ability to use machine tools for metal and woodworking required. 
Ability to analyze complex physics concepts and explain them to others required. 
Ability to multi-task in moderately stressful conditions required. 
Ability to be self-motivated required. 
Ability to evaluate complex situations and establish priorities required. 
Ability to lift moderately heavy objects required. 
Full range of motion required. 
Ability to climb a ladder and/or use electric lift up to 20 feet required. 
May require limited work on apparatus located on flat roof of building. 
 
Required Job Seeker Documents
Resume
Cover Letter 
 
Optional Job Seeker Documents
 
Work Location
Campus - Hyde Park  
Other Work Location
 
Work Schedule
Full-Time  
Hours/Week
37.5  
If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail
Regular  
Benefits Eligible?
Yes  
Union (If applicable):
Non-Union  
Pay Grade
NA  
Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications  
Pay Frequency
Monthly  
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No  

TT at Susquehanna, PA

The Department of Physics at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.
Qualifications: We seek outstanding candidates with an earned Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Relevant post-doctoral research experience is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities: We are seeking an excellent teacher of physics with a demonstrated record of advising and mentoring undergraduate students in research. The teaching duties may include introductory courses in general physics, and electronics as well as some non-majors courses and upper level electives in the physics major. The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a vigorous research program involving undergraduate students along with institutional service for the good of the university.
Special Instructions: Review of applications begins October 17 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include:
• a letter of application
• curriculum vitae
• Transcripts
• statement of teaching objectives 
• statement of research interests 
• Three letters of reference.
Application materials should be submitted online at http://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/259. Inquiries should be made to Samya Zain, Head of the Physics Department, at zain@susqu.edu.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college that prepares undergraduate students for lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 32 states and 15 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Although situated in a quaint town, Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year.  For more information, visit www.susqu.edu. Susquehanna University is committed to creating a more diverse community.  The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Postdoc at TERC

Postdoc at TERC

I am pleased to share with you the attached announcement of a Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity sponsored by the Education Research Collaborative at TERC in Cambridge, MA.  We invite applications for a two-year residential research fellowship.  The fellowship program is focused broadly on transformative research on teaching and learning that intentionally seeks to expand formal and/or informal educational opportunities for children, youth and adults from historically under-represented communities.  We are particularly interested in work focused in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), or cross-disciplinary studies (e.g., spanning the sciences, mathematics, arts, humanities, social sciences).

A major component of the fellowship program is to foster a scholarly learning community in which Postdoctoral Fellows develop their research and writing in a supportive environment, work directly with a mentor or mentor team, and share their emerging work with the broader TERC community. They also have opportunities to collaborate with ongoing R&D projects and develop grant proposal and manuscript writing skills.

Many thanks in advance for distributing this announcement widely among your students and within your professional networks.

All my best,
Beth


Beth Warren
co-Director
Chèche Konnen Center
TERC
2067 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

Friday, September 12, 2014

Two postdocs at Kansas State University

Kansas State University Physics Education Group (K-SUPER) seeks one or two Post-Doctoral Research Associates

The Physics Department at Kansas State University seeks qualified individuals to serve as post-doctoral positions with the KSU Physics Education Research Group.  These positions have a preferred starting date of January 2015. The research areas in which the post-docs will be involved are:
* problem solving using the methods of visual cognition research;
* how students come to think like physicists, including how students learn to use mathematics in physics contexts;
* physics faculty development, especially around issues of assessment in physics courses and degree programs.

For one of the positions the candidate will also spend one-half of the time teaching introductory physics courses in the Studio format.  For the second position some teaching will be available.
The initial appointments are for one year appointment and can be extended for one additional year upon satisfactory performance in both research and teaching.

The successful candidates are expected to have Ph.Ds. in physics with a dissertation or equivalent experience in physics education or doctoral degrees in science education with an M.S. in physics. The doctoral degree must be completed by the date of appointment.

For more information contact one of the KSU PER faculty:  Sanjay Rebello, Ellie Sayre, or Dean Zollman

Application letter, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching, and names and contact information of three references should be sent via email to pergsearch@phys.ksu.edu.
Screening of candidates will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Kansas State University is EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Background checks required.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TT at Victoria College TX

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/victoriacollege/default.cfm

Full-time, tenure-track faculty position to teach multiple Physics courses beginning Spring 2015. Teaching assignment may include all levels of physics. Teaching via Interactive Television and/or online may be part of the teaching assignment. Committee work and other duties as assigned by the department chair or dean. Teaching assignments may include evening and weekend classes and/or classes at one of the college's off-campus locations. 

Regular faculty members help students achieve learning outcomes by teaching assigned classes in accordance with established guidelines and policies and participate in advising and committee assignments, other academic and institutional support activities, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • A master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Physics is required.
  • An additional 18 graduate hours in a second disciple taught at Victoria College is preferred.
  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all graduate level work.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, online course development and teaching is preferred.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TT in Physics Education Research at San José State University

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23033

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in Physics Education Research. Candidates should be familiar with a variety of teaching techniques and emerging technologies for instruction. Applicants who have an interest in introductory physics course reform are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach courses at the BS/BA and MS levels, and provide advising to students. S/he will engage in physics education research. S/he will also develop an externally funded research program that provides support and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will participate in shared governance, typically though committee service. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information byJanuary 1, 2015 at http://apply.interfolio.com/25990


San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

TT at Marquette, WI

https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3243
Posting Number201100384
Position TitleAssistant Professor of Physics - Fall 2015
Employment StatusFull Time
Position StatusRegular
If Limited Term (End Date of Assignment, Project, or Grant)
Position TypeFaculty
Position Overview
The Physics Department at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position as an assistant professor to begin on 17 August 2015. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Applicants pursuing research in any AIP recognized area of physics are welcome to apply. Please visit the department’s website at www.marquette.edu/physics for some information regarding our facilities, programs, faculty expertise, and our strong commitment to our undergraduate majors. There is also considerable opportunity for collaborative research on and off campus.
Essential Functions
Applicants must have a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and engaging undergraduate students in research. Academic responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level courses offered by the Department. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a strong research program and to maintain a high level of scholarly activity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities commensurate with junior faculty in the Department of Physics. Engaging undergraduate students in research, publication of research activity in scholarly journals, seeking extramural funding for research, and regular service to the department and university.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Earned doctorate or a terminal degree. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Department is especially interested in strengthening its experimental capability.
DepartmentPhysics
Posting Date07/07/2014
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications, to be submitted through the Marquette University website at: www.mu.edu/hr, must include a cover letter, CV, a research statement (describing research interests and a plan for engaging undergraduates in research), and a statement of teaching philosophy (describing the candidate’s outlook toward general education and upper division physics courses). Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three individuals who may be asked to write letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s teaching qualifications and capability for conducting independent research.
Marquette University, an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, is a Jesuit, Catholic university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University’s Mission Statement, which can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.shtml. The Physics Faculty especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
Review of applications will begin December 15th, and continue until the position is filled.

FT/Renewable at Chatham U, PA

Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time, renewable-term Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in August 2015.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The faculty member will in teach in Chatham's Science Department and other programs the Department supports. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in physics and math. The successful candidate will also conduct research with undergraduates.
Minimum qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in Physics or related areas. ABD candidates will be considered if graduating by December 2015.
  • Candidates must have a strong background in one or more of the areas of physics.
  • Appropriate experience in research and scholarly activity.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students.
More information about Chatham and its mission, including global and intercultural awareness, women's public leadership and environmentalism and sustainability, is available at www.chatham.edu.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position is filled.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

TT in PER at San Jose State, CA

http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/tenuretrack/Employment/23033-Physics-position-SCI-2014.pdf

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23033
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have
experience in Physics Education Research. Candidates should be familiar with a variety
of teaching techniques and emerging technologies for instruction. Applicants who have
an interest in introductory physics course reform are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a
multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training,
teaching, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach courses at the BS/BA and MS levels, and provide
advising to students. S/he will engage in physics education research. S/he will also
develop an externally funded research program that provides support and mentorship of
undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will participate in shared
governance, typically though committee service. Candidate must address the needs of a
student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary
language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and
advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:
For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of
reference with contact information by January 1, 2015 at apply.interfolio.com/25990
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is
located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the
world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s
most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-
campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant
percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the
diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic
and gender perspectives.

Friday, September 5, 2014

TT in Physics / Science Education at Towson


The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Science Education position in the Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences Department beginning August 2015.

Qualifications:

Doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction (or an equivalent degree) or physical, earth or space sciences and extensive experience in science education. A candidate who is ABD will be considered if the degree will be completed by February 1, 2016. ABD candidates would hold the rank of instructor until the doctorate degree is completed.

Responsibilities:

Teach science content, field experience and methods courses for elementary and early childhood education majors. Involvement in significant scholarly activity.

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences:

The PAGS department (http://www.towson.edu/physics) is comprised of four related disciplines: physics, astronomy, geosciences and science education. Two hallmarks of the department are providing meaningful undergraduate research opportunities and actively embracing the teacher-scholar model. Towson University is unique in that it is one of the few academic institutions nationwide to house a significant number of education faculty in its content departments. The PAGS department has nineteen faculty, including five science educators: three specializing in elementary education, one specializing in the middle grades, and one specializing in high school.

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are required. Send a cover letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and research goals and curriculum vitae in a single combined .pdf file to sciedsearch@towson.edu. In your cover letter, please highlight your science education experience at the K-6 level. Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters should be emailed directly to sciedsearch@towson.edu by the recommenders.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TT at North Central College, Naperville IL

https://northcentralcollege.edu/employment/physics
The Department of Physics at North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin September 1, 2015.  A  Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Candidates are expected to teach a range of courses from general education to senior level and to develop a research program accessible to undergraduates.  All research specialties will be considered.  Applicants should exhibit strong potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. 
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college of 3000 students, located in Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, with convenient Metra train access, and in close proximity to both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab.  Naperville has been ranked as one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.”  For more information about the Physics program and the College at large, please visit http://northcentralcollege.edu
Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, including plans for involving undergraduate students, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation in electronic format to Cheryl Horton athttps://secure.interfolio.com/apply/25981.  There is no cost for the Interfolio service.  For further information, please email Dr. Paul Bloom, Associate Professor of Physics, at pcbloom@noctrl.edu.  Review of completed applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.  EOE.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Postdoc at Michigan State

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work to develop and refine instructional materials for new introductory physics laboratories, will collect data on student learning as well as faculty practice in the course, and will assist in the analysis of the collected data.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics and education faculty to: develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation; identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop valid assessments of student learning in this course; participate in and supervise the development of instructional routines, materials, and practices for improving student learning in this course; and publish assessment tools and findings in Physics Education journals. The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the Physics Education Research Lab (http://perl.pa.msu.edu/) and in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/).

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of introductory laboratory development. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, grad students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 0013). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same posting.

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

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Friday, August 29, 2014

FT at Virginia Tech

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/51338

Working Title:Instructor
Faculty Rank:Instructor
Posting Number:TR0140086
About Virginia Tech:Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
Position Summary:Teaching and mentoring students enrolled in large introductory physics classes at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg Campus. Lecture, demonstration, discussion and supervising graduate student support activities in calculus-based physics for physical scientists and engineers, or in general physics, which is primarily for life-science majors. The successful candidate will teach three to four courses per semester.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD from an accredited university in Physics or a related field
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching large classes of students
  • Criminal Background Check required
Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoc at Kansas State University

Kansas State University's PER group (KSUPER) is hiring one or two postdocs to start in January 2015.   Research topics include math in physics contexts across the curriculum, identity and professional development of physics majors, problem solving with eye-tracking, and/or physics faculty development around classroom and programmatic assessment.   Some teaching time is available.

For more info, email Dean Zollman, Ellie Sayre, or Sanjay Rebello.

FT at Stevens Tech, Hoboken NJ

Stevens Institutes of Technology invites applications for a full time lecturer position in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics beginning in January 2014. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture and laboratory courses. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required and postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Previous experience teaching undergraduate physics classes and in particular introductory calculus or algebra based physics is also strongly desired. We seek an energetic individual who is eager to teach undergraduates including non-physics majors and to explore and develop new teaching methods and technologies. Although not required, individuals with an interest in developing new courses including courses in astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2014. Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching experience and future teaching plans, (3) a brief summary of research experience, and (4) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Interested candidates should send applications to Professor Christopher Search, De­partment of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, or by email in pdf format to csearch@stevens.edu with “Physics Lecturer Position” in the subject line. Qualified female and minority candidates are particularly urged to apply. Stevens Institute of Technology does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, liability for service in the armed forces, or status as a disabled veteran.