Monday, August 13, 2018

Fab Lab Director, Edgewood College WI

https://www.edgewood.edu/about/employment/fabrication-laboratory-director

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are searching for an individual with a Master’s or PhD in Physics or Engineering to design and build a new Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) on campus. Funding has been secured from the college to develop a Fab Lab facility that will be used to support our pre-engineering programs. The Director will select and purchase equipment for the facility, train students to use the equipment, supervise student projects, and develop new courses that utilize the facility.

Prior experience working in a Fab Lab or Makerspace environment with students is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching at either the secondary or college level, and be willing to work on program development and assessment.

Currently, Edgewood College has “pre-engineering” concentrations within three majors: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, a partnership agreement with Madison College allows students to take coursework in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Renewable Energy. This position will be housed in the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics (CGP). This will be a 10 month, academic year position. This is a three-year appointment, with possibility of permanent position continuing beyond the grant period.

Responsibilities include:
Manage the “Fab Lab” facility (30%)
Work within a budget to select and order equipment for a new Fab Lab facility
Supervise student projects
Facilitate workshops related to teaching students to use the Fab Lab equipment
Coordinate use of the facility for faculty, staff, and students both from the pre-engineering program and from outside of the CGP Department
Maintain Fab Lab and Physics laboratory equipment, including development of safety protocols
Help faculty develop ways to integrate use of Fab Lab into existing courses
Teaching (50%)
Develop an “Intro to Engineering” course
Develop additional new courses in engineering, based on candidate’s area of expertise
Assist in teaching physics courses as needed by the department
Coordinate Pre-engineering Programs (20%)
Promote pre-engineering programs to recruit prospective students, both new freshman and transfer students
Advise students interested in pre-engineering majors and/or engineering careers
Maintain and expand on Edgewood’s existing Pre-Engineering programs
Maintain and build partnerships with other colleges and universities
Assessment of pre-engineering and related programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Master’s Degree in Physics or Engineering required, Ph.D. preferred
Experience working with students in a Makerspace or Fab Lab environment
Teaching experience in physics/engineering

Other Qualifications:
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values – truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – FLDO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

Monday, August 6, 2018

Physics Teaching Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines

http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/493091/physics-teaching-assistant-professor

PHYSICS TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ob no: 493091
Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)
Position Title: Physics Teaching Faculty
Job Description: The successful candidate will become part of the departmental teaching faculty team, which currently consists of six full-time teaching faculty members.  The team has primary responsibility for delivering the two-semester introductory calculus-based physics sequence using a hybrid-studio approach.
Responsibilities:
In the introductory studio, faculty work with graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants to coach students through a combination of hands-on activities, problem-solving practice, and other computer-assisted lessons.  In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to other parts of the undergraduate Engineering Physics core curriculum and be a leader for educational innovation in the department and the larger campus. Additional responsibilities include training and supervising teaching assistants, departmental and campus committee service, and advising. Additional opportunities include contributing to our teacher preparation program, which has the potential to be one of the nation’s top producers of high school physics teachers.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in physics or a related field by August 2019.  The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a teaching team.  It is essential that candidates have a thorough understanding of (and preferably experience with) modern, research-vetted teaching practices.
Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description:
Located in Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Annual research funding exceeds $60M. The Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of campus and has several new classrooms that are available to apply interactive and innovative teaching techniques.

The Department of Physics offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The program typically graduates between 50 and 60 majors per year. The department encourages and supports innovation in teaching and learning and has developed effective methods of instruction at the introductory and advanced levels. More information can be found at http://physics.mines.edu/.

How to Apply:
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veterans status) and upload the following: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of professional goals, and 4) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018.  Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Kristine Callan, kcallan@mines.edu, Department of Physics http://physics.mines.edu

Compensation:
Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance.

This position does not involve formal tenure.  However, Teaching Faculty at Mines have a long track record of significant contributions in both department and campus initiatives, the position occupies a budget line in the department, and the position is a continuing appointment.

Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu

Background Investigation Required: Yes
Advertised: May 31, 2018 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

TWO Science or Mathematics Education Assistant Professors, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/news/2018/new-position-assistant-professor-of-science-or-mathematics-education/

New positions: Assistant Professor of Science or Mathematics Education

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

 
The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) seeks an excellent scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship and a four year assistant professorship in science or mathematics education.
Two positions in science education or mathematics education are available from January 1st 2019:
It is a strategic aim at UCPH to contribute to a cohesive educational system in Denmark by bridge building to upper-secondary schools and to teacher training colleges in Denmark, and by developing digital opportunities for teaching and learning within the educational sector. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop new initiatives to support this strategic aim.
For both positions:
Application deadline: 15-08-2018
Employment start: 01-01-2019Working hours: Full timeDepartment/Location: Department of Science Education

Monday, July 30, 2018

TT at The University of Washington Bothell (UWB)

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic researcher/educator to join the fast-growing Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We are seeking candidates for a 50% tenure-track Assistant Professor on a nine-month academic year basis beginning January 2019. Successful candidates are expected to develop an externally sponsored research program in Physics Education Research (PER), to teach, and to provide academic advising to students. A 50% tenure-track position means that the University will provide 4.5 months of salary per year with the candidate obtaining additional academic year and/or summer salary funding through grants and contracts. This position carries all other rights and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and the candidate would go through a process for promotion and tenure with the timeline set by university policy.

The University of Washington Bothell has a new undergraduate degree in physics and is seeking to build strength in this program. Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division of the School of STEM are expected to possess strong teaching, research, and mentoring skills and enthusiastic incorporation of undergraduates into their research program. Faculty are expected to encourage and support a diverse population of students and have knowledge of modern pedagogic methods.
                               
A full description and application instructions can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/52557 <https://apply.interfolio.com/52557>

Monday, July 23, 2018

Open Rank/ TT, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=166893  

Quick Link www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=166893  
Requisition Number 104937  
Position Title Instr Fac AY  
Job Posting Title Instructional Faculty AY  
Regular / Temporary Regular  
Working Title Physics Tenure Track Position In Physics Education Research  
Full / Part Time Full-Time  
If part-time, indicate time base  
Appointment Duration / End Date: Initial two-year appointment subject to renewal  
Department CSM-Physics (115500)  
College / Division CSM-College of Science & Math  
Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Pay Basis Monthly  
Pay Plan Academic Year  
Position Description PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH. The Physics Department invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, beginning 9/12/2019. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics or astronomy and to maintain an active research program in Physics Education Research (PER) that can involve undergraduates. Of special interest to the Department and the University are candidates who can contribute to our efforts to create inclusive instructional and research environments and/or make scholarly, discipline-specific contributions to issues of diversity and inclusion. 

Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This PER search will occur at the same time as a university‐wide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. If the successful PER candidate's research overlaps with the area of diversity and inclusion, they will have the opportunity to join and support these university efforts.  
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only)  
Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills A Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or related field is required and must be completed prior to start of appointment. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high-quality teaching and be active in the field of PER. Rank and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Preferred Qualifications / Skills  
Special Conditions (Staff) Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought. 

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. 

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community. 

For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.   

Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.  
Pre-Employment Conditions (Staff) Background / Fingerprint  
Benefits Eligible

More Information Yes  
Job Open Date 07-20-2018  
Job Close Date  
Review Begin Date 09-17-2018  
How to Apply To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to requisition #104937. Attach a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a personal statement describing activities and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a statement of professional goals including research plans. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references when completing your application. Candidates may be required to submit a short teaching video. Successful applicants will be required to have official transcripts of highest degree sent by degree granting institution. Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2018. Applications received after that date may be considered. On campus interviews with finalists are expected to commence in October 2018. For more information about the Physics Department please visit http://www.physics.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.  
Internal Recruitment Only No  
Projected Start Date (Faculty Only) 09-12-2019  
Additional Information Contact Name (Faculty) Robert Echols  

Additional Information Contact Phone (Faculty) (805) 756-2447  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Educational Researcher, SUNY Binghamton

https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=98402&type=7

Job Description:
About the Smart Energy Scholars Program:

The Smart Energy Scholars Program aims to create seamless transfer between SUNY Broome, Queensborough Community College, and Binghamton University to prepare academically talented, low income students for careers in the renewable energy future of the United States. Students in this program will receive financial, academic, and social support. A custom designed seminar, academic advising, research experience, and internships are features of the program to retain and graduate students with bachelor's in chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering within four years. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in STEM program.

Position Summary:

The Educational Researcher will work closely with the team to address key questions about how transfer students perform throughout their pursuit of a STEM bachelor's degree if they are given financial, academic, and social support. This research is significant because of the lower rates of success for transfer students (compared to native students), the low rates of bachelor's degree completion for students who begin at community colleges, and the need for more graduates with STEM competencies. We will assess the implementation of a community of practice designed to improve student's self-concept of being a STEM major, conceptual knowledge in their domain, and the sense of agency to overcome challenges on the STEM degree path, factors that have been shown to be significant predictors of persistence along the transfer path as well as in science. Our research aims to understand how students persist and perform in STEM degrees, along the transfer pathway specifically, paying attention to cognitive, structural and social variables.

We are developing a smart energy seminar to foster our program objectives using innovative pedagogies. The Educational Researcher will also work closely with the team to coordinate and implement the seminar. The position will be based at Binghamton University and may require some travel to partner campuses in Binghamton and New York City. The expected start date will be August 2018, for a one-year period with option of renewal.

Job Responsibilities:

Work with the project team to finalize the mixed methods approach to address the research objectives which includes:
Comparisons of quantitative student outcomes (GPA, retention and graduation rates) between scholars in the program and matched groups outside of the program
Use of the nationally validated survey, Student Experience in a Research University
Qualitative data generation through observation, interviews and focus groups
Implement the research protocol, collecting data across the three campuses
Monitor challenges and opportunities in the research design and implementation
Work with the external project evaluator to share and discuss data as appropriate
Analyze and write up results for conference presentations, scholarly publications, and public briefs on the project
Participate in seminar and other program events
Coordinate the smart energy seminar
Contribute content to seminar, as needed
Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent in a science or engineering field. Science education, learning science, or related degree preferred.
Strong publication and presentation record
Demonstrated expertise in mixed method research design, with an emphasis on qualitative data analysis
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience in project management and/or coordination of academic programs

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $48,000 annually. Full-time, 12-month appointment.



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The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus since August 1, 2017.


Application Instructions:
Persons interested in this position should apply online. To apply please submit:

Resume or Curriculum vitae.
Letter summarizing applicant's training, educational program development and/or coordination, research interests, and goals. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee, Smart Energy Scholars.
Names and contact information (address, email, phone) for three work and/or academic references.
You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.

After filling out the contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.

Returning Applicants: - Login to your The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two Postdocs at Cornell

Two Educational Postdoctoral positions are available at Cornell University:
The anticipated start date for the appointments is August 1, 2018. The review of applications will begin on July 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. You can find more details about the positions, and instructions about how to apply: www.InvestigativeBiology.cornell.edu/jobs

Educational Teaching Postdoc
Applications are invited for an Education Teaching Postdoc in the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories with interest in developing skills and experience essential to evidence-based education research and university teaching. We are looking for an individual who is excited about teaching, education research in biology course assessment and collaboration in biology education. Experience with laboratory tools used in neurobiology or genetics research, and work with video production is a plus.

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist and report to the Director of the Laboratories and will be devoting 40% of their full-time effort to using modern pedagogical methods in teaching and in training graduate TAs, 30% of their effort to discipline-based education research projects and helping assess active learning methods, and 30% of their effort to helping develop new course modules, especially in the fields of neurobiology, behavior and modern genetics lab skills (CRISPR). The Postdoc may also help prepare biology education videos and other media.

Educational Research Postdoc
Applications are invited for an Educational Research Postdoc in STEM education research in collaboration with the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories and the Physics Department at Cornell University. The successful candidate will be devoting 100% of their full-time effort to discipline-based education research and participate in the evaluation and improvement of the Investigative Biology Laboratory course and help redesign and evaluate the introductory physics labs to similarly develop students’ scientific abilities and critical thinking skills.

The successful candidate will work with co-PIs Dr. Mark Sarvary (in biology) and Dr. Natasha Holmes (in physics) and a growing team of discipline-based education researchers to evaluate the existing courses, and design and test improvements. A significant portion of the project will be devoted to developing training materials for instructors and teaching assistants (graduate and undergraduate).

Please also contact the PIs Dr. Sarvary (mas245@cornell.edu) or Dr. Holmes (ngh35@cornell.edu) with any questions.

Monday, July 2, 2018

STEM Education Postdoc, Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines has a full-time post-doc position open to work with two NSF grant funded projects related to STEM teacher preparation.  The position is three-quarters time on Get the Facts Out: Changing the Conversation around STEM teaching and one quarter-time on our Noyce Scholarship Grant.  Get The Facts Out is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Chemical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, behavior change researchers, teacher educators, and several colleges and universities to serve as study sites. The grant aims to tackle misperceptions about the teaching profession with the goal of increasing the fraction of physics, chemistry, and math majors that choose to pursue middle and high school teaching as a career.

This position requires travel annually to the six study sites, the annual project team meeting, and a national conference to report on project findings. The post-doc will work with Wendy Adams, Physics Education Research Faculty member, and Kristine Callan, Physics Teaching Professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree before the position start date in physics, chemistry, mathematics, science education, or communications. Candidates can either have a degree in education research or demonstrated interest in education research.  The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, strong quantitative skills, ability to work collaboratively, the self-discipline to work independently, and enjoy multi-tasking.

Job Responsibilities: Conduct research on perceptions of teaching as a profession, including longitudinal analysis of perceptions through surveys, site visits, interviews, and focus groups. Conduct teacher recruitment activities at Mines including presentations, advising, and assisting with scholarship decisions.  Supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage budgets, and report findings through peer-reviewed publications.

Salary: $50,000 per year with benefits and travel support. The Post-doc will be on a yearly-appointment with funding for up to five years.

Department Description:

Located in Golden, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Annual research funding exceeds $60M. The Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of campus and has several new classrooms designed for interactive and innovative teaching techniques.

Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu

To apply for the position please send the following materials to wkadams@mines.edu

1. Cover letter that addresses the qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:

1.A) In what ways do your previous research, teaching, and/or outreach experiences inform your interest in recruiting new science and math teachers?

1.B) What background experiences do you have that lead you to feel prepared for and interested in statistical analysis of large-scale data and conducting individual interviews?

1.C) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?

1.D) In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research, as well as in survey development. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?

2. CV with references listed.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Assistant Professor or Term Lecturer of Physics, Natural Sciences

PRIMARY DUTY: Applicant should be highly committed to teach undergraduates and motivated to perform undergraduate research. Candidate must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced level physics courses.
 Essential Functions:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Teach 24-26 credits per year with seven weekly office hours
  2. Teach and develop course material pertinent to teaching load including electronic materials for use in online courses
  3. Advise undergraduate students
  4. Serve the department and the university on committees as assigned
  5. Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate
  6. Establish undergraduate / graduate research, if hired as Assistant Professor
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department
 Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: A.B.D. Physics

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Ph.D. Physics:
Experience: Teaching experience with favorable evaluations. Theoretical background preferred but not required.
 Additional Job Information:
WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office during the 9-month school term

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.
With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during four of the model's first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the "Safest College Towns in America," while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor's degree earners and 97 percent of master's degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.
Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.
Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.
For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Natural Sciences is composed of 28 full time faculty in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.  The department offers more than 30 different undergraduate degrees that draw upon the breadth of these scientific disciplines and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern science.  The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Nanoscale Science, numerous preprofessional programs, a variety of undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate school, and master's programs in Biology and Science Education.  For more information visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/naturalsciences/index.htm.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

DATE AVAILABLE: August 13, 2018

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or e-mail mdrake@nwmissouri.edu for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and a list of three references willing to provide recommendation letter upon request.

INQUIRIES FOR THE POSITION CAN BE MADE TO:   
Physicist Search Committee
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
(660)-562-1388
natsci@nwmissouri.edu
 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Instructional Assistant Professor, UTexas Austin

https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/position/34015

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Physics - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jun 14, 2018 · Close: Dec 31, 2018

Description
The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position for the academic year 2018-2019.  The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years.  An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower-division undergraduate physics courses each semester.  Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics.  The Department of Physics is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.  If this position is not filled prior to the Fall 2018 semester, it will remain open until filled for the subsequent semester.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching.  Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design.  A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing interest and experience in physics education. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Intro Lab Manager, UMich

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/158599/manager_of_introductory_labs

MANAGER OF INTRODUCTORY LABS

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics is seeking a manager to lead daily operations and support pedagogy for the laboratory courses in our introductory course sequences. The lab manager oversees on-site supervision and equipment support for six different introductory lab courses: a standard introduction to mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 141 and 241), as well as an honors approach (PHYSICS 161 and 261) and a health sciences curriculum for mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 136 and 236). Combined, these courses have a total enrollment of more than 4,500 students each academic year (fall, winter, and spring half term). Additionally, the lab manager works in concert with our associate chair for undergraduate studies and faculty lab coordinators to support the delivery of the course content and curricular innovation.

Please visit the Physics website at www.lsa.umich.edu/physics for additional information about our department.

Responsibilities*

Daily operation leadership includes:

Managing the weekly or twice weekly change-over of six lab classrooms with eight to ten set-ups each

Ensure all equipment is in working order; organize repairs proactively and as needed

Acquiring laboratory consumables, replacement equipment, and new equipment and supplies

Maintaining an inventory of equipment and consumables

Maintaining a budget and financial documentation for consumables and new or replacement equipment

Maintain a system by which students with instructor consent are able to execute labs that they were unable to do in class due to absence

Supervising a team of undergraduate and graduate student temporary employees

Ensuring that all lab spaces and practices comply with OSEH and University health and safety standards and regulations

Curriculum support includes:

Communicating and actively collaborating with associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, and lead graduate student instructors about current state and future plans for the entire set of introductory laboratory courses

Supporting associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, lead graduate student instructors and/or others who seek to improve the quality of undergraduate education through the introductory labs.

Providing on-site support for graduate student instructors teaching the labs on a daily basis. Assisting with broken equipment or other situations that may hinder the progress of the class meeting.

Required Qualifications*

Requires a Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or related field and at least 3 years’ experience. Solid supervisory and financial management skills along with strong communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in Physics is desired. A Master's degree with 6 years’ experience is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment is desired.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

JOB OPENING ID

158599

WORKING TITLE

Manager of Introductory Labs

JOB TITLE

Laboratory/Classroom Svcs Mgr

WORK LOCATION

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

FULL/PART TIME

Full-Time

REGULAR/TEMPORARY

Regular

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

ORGANIZATIONAL GROUP

College Of Lsa

DEPARTMENT

LSA Physics

POSTING BEGIN/END DATE

6/05/2018 – 6/19/2018

SALARY

$65,000.00 – $70,000.00

CAREER INTEREST

Instructional Services



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Saturday, May 26, 2018

DBER Postdoc, Duke

A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the Biology Department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded IUSE grant (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for undergraduates at the introductory and capstone levels, with particular attention to the mechanisms of effect. The responsibilities of the position include: executing empirical studies of student learning and engagement in collaboration with researchers and course instructors from biology, chemistry, statistics, and other disciplines/departments across three universities (Duke University, University of Minnesota, and University of Michigan); performing extensive quantitative analysis of new and previously-collected data; and disseminating products of our efforts to both research communities (through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and written reports) and communities of practice (through annual professional development workshops and subsequent virtual collaborations).

Applicants should have a background in program evaluation and scientific teaching, have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching through writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies. A Ph.D. in disciplinary-based education research in STEM is required.

Please apply via the Academic Jobs Online website. Please contact Julie Reynolds (julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu) with any questions.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher, Florida International University

The STEM Transformation Institute is searching for one Master Teacher for the FIUteach program with a preference for specialization in physics, but excellent candidates from other sciences or mathematics will be considered. FIUteach is a replication of the mature, successful UTeach model for recruiting, preparing, and inducting secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Master Teacher is the primary point of contact for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program and will teach initial courses in the teacher education program as well as supervising students in elementary, middle and high school settings. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/math education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary classroom teacher in science or math. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to program co-directors and work closely with the Project Director. Master Teachers are responsible for: teaching Step 1 & Step 2 classes, planning and carrying out field experiences for FIUTeach students and other duties as assigned. Please go to http://fiuteach.fiu.edu for further information.

This position requires travel throughout Florida to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. Position also requires one or more out-of-state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in science, mathematics or related field, with a doctorate preferred. Minimum 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program. 

Responsibilities:
Persons appointed as clinical faculty members in the FIUTeach program are non-tenured faculty who will be hired into the STEM Transformation Institute. An appointment to this position will primarily involve participation in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate students in courses and experiences related to field-based teacher development. Primary responsibilities include teaching field-based courses students take in their pursuit of certification, identifying qualified local public school teachers who can serve as mentor teachers, working with local area public school teachers who act as mentors for the students, working with the College’s Field Placement Office to coordinate field placements and student teaching sites for students, and conducting field observations of the students. Additional duties will include student mentoring and other programmatically related tasks. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 06/09/2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515047 at facultycareers.fiu.edu 
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 57,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student- athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago

The Physics department at DePaul University has an opening for a full time non-tenure track professional lecturer in a studio environment.. The position requires a PhD in physics or related field. The initial contract is for 1 year, with the possibility of future multi-year contracts. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching the algebra based introductory physics for the life sciences (IPLS) course. There is also the possibility to develop and teach courses for the general education program, including courses that have a strong emphasis on the nature of science as well as teaching advanced majors courses.   The ideal candidate will have experience using active engagement pedagogies with strong preference given to candidates who have studio physics experience in a scale-up classroom.  Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in IPLS courses are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will work with the studio coordinator as well as collaborate with other faculty teaching in the sequence.  To apply, visit https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1888. Application reviews will begin immediately.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FT at Seton Hall University

The Department of Physics at Seton Hall University invites applications to fill a full-time teaching (12 credits/semester) Term Faculty position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching lecture and laboratory physics courses at all undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is required. Seton Hall, the oldest Catholic diocesan university in the US, is located 14 miles west of Manhattan, in South Orange, New Jersey with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and more than 90 rigorous major academic programs.  SHU is committed to programs of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) to achieve our objectives of creating and supporting a diverse racial, ethnic and cultural community. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and three letters of recommendation (by email) to Professor Mehmet Alper Sahiner, Chair, Department of Physics, Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave, South Orange NJ 07079. email: mehmet.sahiner@shu.edu .

TT at University of Indianapolis

Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Space Science
University of Indianapolis
 
The University of Indianapolis seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Natural Science. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2018.  Departmental affiliation of the successful candidate will be determined with consideration to the formal training of that candidate. Natural science departments at the University of Indianapolis include Biology, Chemistry, as well as Physics and Earth-Space Sciences.
 
The individual in this position will assist with teaching a series of integrated science courses that introduce elementary education teacher candidates to concepts of Earth and environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering through interactive, learner focused teaching practices; teach departmental courses for undergraduate students in those disciplines consistent with specific candidate's background; carry out research (the University of Indianapolis follows the Boyer Model of scholarship) at either the university, or elementary level; and develop and improve the newly designed, soon to be implemented, elementary education science curriculum as we collect data and identify needs
 
A Ph.D. in a natural science discipline or science education is required. Applicants nearing completion of that degree will be considered. Candidates with a Ph.D. in science education must have a masters in a natural science discipline. A passion for teaching and curriculum development is required. A strong interest in innovative pedagogy and interdisciplinary collaboration is also required. 
 
To view the full job advertisement and to apply electronically, please visit hrjobs.uindy.edu.  The position is open until filled with the review of applications to begin immediately. 
 
The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Temporary FT Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/11034543

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position (#144170). This opening is a one year temporary position at the rank of Lecturer with possible annual contract renewal up to three years total. Employment will begin on August 1, 2018.


Review date for greatest consideration is May 31, 2018.
Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required.  Applicants who possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field (conferred by August 1, 2018) will receive special consideration.
NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: •Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans •Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans •An Employee Assistance Program •Educational Assistance Programs •Sick leave
Internal Number: 144170