Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TT at Kenyon

The Department of Physics at Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure track position in physics at the assistant level beginning fall term 2009.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum and will have earned a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Outstanding candidates who are ABD may also be considered. The candidate's research specialty may involve any area of theoretical, computational or experimental physics. The ability to involve undergraduates in continuing physics research work will be regarded as a definite plus.

More information at http://www.kenyon.edu/x42822.xml

Joint TT at UI-Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a joint faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Natural Sciences and the Learning Sciences beginning August 16, 2009. The position is offered as part of a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lsri.uic.edu), which currently has four split-appointment faculty members in addition to over a dozen active associated faculty. A Ph.D. program for Learning Sciences has recently been approved and has enrolled its first students. The natural science departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics) situated in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have strong programs in teaching and in all areas of basic research, including vibrant Ph.D. programs. We seek applicants with a record of research and publication focusing at the nexus of an area of Natural Science and the Learning Sciences. Candidates may hold a doctorate in a natural science or a closely related field, or may hold a masters degree in a natural science in addition to a doctorate in the Learning Sciences or a closely related field. They should have a demonstrated record of research focusing on the support of science learners at one or more levels. Position responsibilities include carrying out a program of research and scholarship at the national level and teaching graduate courses in the Learning Sciences Program and the natural science department where the person will be appointed. Applicants for the position must submit a vita and statement of research and teaching interests. These should be submitted electronically to lssearch@uic.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the LS/NS Search Committee in care of Monica Soto (msoto7@uic.edu). Please contact Monica Soto for surface mail address if you are unable to submit electronically. Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2008 and continue until the position is successfully filled. UIC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer seeking applicants who are from diverse backgrounds and/or have disability status. Final authorization of the position depends upon availability of state funding.

Science ed at Illinois Institute of Technology

The College of Science and Letters of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks a tenure-track faculty member in Science Education, beginning Fall, 2009. The preferred rank is Assistant Professor, but appointments at higher levels will be considered. The faculty position will be in IIT's innovative Department of Mathematics and Science Education, which strongly emphasizes a research-based approach to discipline-specific teacher education. IIT is a scientific/technical institution that focuses on science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science with a strong commitment to the value of disciplined-based mathematics/science education. The institution, located three miles from downtown Chicago, is in a significant growth phase, which includes new dormitories and a state of the art student center. The Department provides preservice programs in secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics and science teaching, MS degrees for inservice teachers, and Ph.D. degrees for mathematics/ science educators. Although only in its sixth year of existence, the Department currently consists of seven full-time faculty, 54 Ph.D. students, 82 MS students, and 20 preservice students. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in science education, demonstrated performance or potential in scholarship/research, ability and willingness to assume a leadership role in science education at the international level, successful teaching experience at the secondary level, and the potential to develop strong collaborative ties with informal science education institutions. Above all, the successful candidate will have the potential to provide creative and innovative approaches to science education.
Responsibilities will include teaching in undergraduate and graduate secondary math and science preservice and inservice education programs, supervising of field placement students, providing professional development to inservice teachers, advising and teaching of doctoral students, publishing of scholarly research, and working closely with faculty members in engineering, mathematics and science. The position requires a strong background in science subject matter as well as in science education. Expertise in educational technology, and the ability to obtain external funds are strongly preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional and scholarly record. The initial appointment will carry a competitive start-up package.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Norman G. Lederman, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 3424 S. State Street, Room 4007, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616-3793; voice mail: 312-567-3658; fax: 312-567-3659; e-mail: Ledermann@iit.edu.

Application deadline is December 1, 2008 and candidate evaluations will begin December 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

TT at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Department of Physics and Engineering invites applications for
an anticipated tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2009.
Although teaching is of primary importance at Fort Lewis College, the successful
applicant will also be expected to carry out research, design, or other scholarly work
involving undergraduates. In addition, the successful applicant will help the department
continue to foster a thriving community atmosphere among faculty and students.

Our Physics & Engineering Department offers a B.S. degree in physics in one of three
options including an ABET-accredited Engineering-Physics option, and provides several
of the college's most popular upper- and lower-division general education and service
courses outside the major. The ideal candidate should be eager and qualified to teach
courses in all of these areas.

A Ph.D. (in hand by August 15, 2009) in engineering-physics, mechanical
engineering, or closely related discipline.
Successful college teaching experience is a significant plus, particularly if the
candidate is well versed in the use of modern pedagogical techniques.

Application Process:
Please submit
curriculum vitae
undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable at this time but
official transcripts are required for successful candidate)
a narrative description (1-2 pages) of undergraduate teaching interests and
a narrative description (1-2 pages) of proposed research/design projects involving
undergraduates, and
three confidential letters of recommendation to:
Chair of the Department Search Committee
Department of Physics and Engineering
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Applications received by November 3, 2008 will be given full consideration. The
position will remain open until filled.

TT at Earlham

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Earlham College invites applications for a tenure track position beginning in August of 2009. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the full range of undergraduate courses and initiate a program of physics research involving undergraduates. The ability to teach both introductory electronics and an advanced laboratory course would be desirable.

A Ph.D. in physics is preferred although ABD candidates would be considered. Candidates who are ABD and wanting time to finish writing a dissertation may be able to arrange a less-than full-time teaching load during the first year, leaving time to work on finishing the dissertation.

More detail about the department can be found at the department’s web page: http://www.earlham.edu/~phys/ More information about the position can be found at http://www.earlham.edu/jobs/physics.html

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Ray Hively
Campus Drawer 111
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN, 47374

E-mail: rayh@earlham.edu
Departmental phone: (765) 983-1239.

Review of applications will begin in mid November and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by Nov. 15, 2008 will receive full consideration.

Earlham College is a 4-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college of 1200 students founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The College has a strong commitment to multicultural and international education, and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Science Ed joint with Science at Hope College

Hope College invites applications for a new tenure track assistant
professorship in science education. This joint appointment will be
with one of the Natural & Applied Sciences departments and the
Education Department. We seek candidates with primary research and
teaching interests in the teaching and learning of science and
mathematics, a strong record of K- 12 teaching, as well as a current
working knowledge of instructional technology and state and national
content/instructional standards in these areas.

All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate with an
emphasis in science or mathematics education; plans for scholarly work
through publication and research involving undergraduate students; an
interest in seeking external funding for that research; and an
openness to collaborative interdisciplinary work across departments.
Hope College has a strong tradition of undergraduate research, and
start-up funding is available to help establish the candidate's
research program. (For more information, see the Natural and Applied
Science Division website (http://www.hope.edu/academic/natsci/) and
the Education Department website

Individuals who assume this position will work collaboratively with
faculty in the related departments to design and deliver
inquiry-based, cutting edge science and/or mathematics methods courses
to prepare reflective and analytical teachers in these areas.
Successful applicants will: 1) work with pre-service teacher
candidates in joint research projects that lead directly to enhanced
pedagogy and to deeper content learning in the K-12 sector; 2) foster
collaboration between area K-12 science and math educators, Hope
College faculty, and pre-service teacher candidates; and 3) provide
leadership in developing new lines of inquiry and work that emerge as
research in the teaching of science and mathematics continues to
evolve, and as state and national standards for K-12 education in
these areas change.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of candidates will begin on
November 14th and will continue until the position is filled. Submit
curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies,
research plans, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three
current letters of recommendation to:

Richard Mezeske
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
(616) 395-7000

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive
environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty
in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our
multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from
qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including
women and persons of color are, therefore, especially welcomed. Hope
College complies with federal and state requirements for
nondiscrimination in employment.

DESCRIPTION: HOPE COLLEGE is a Christian coeducational, residential
liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church
in America; has over 3,000 students (3,045 FTE) and 248 FTE faculty;
is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by
CAATE, and is located in a city of 35,000 enriched by a significant
Latino population and growing Asian and African American populations
in a rapidly growing urban area of over 100,000, near Lake Michigan,
within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (over 500,000), and
relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

TT at Hanover College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning September 2009. Rank open. Ph.D. in physics preferred, ABD considered. Dedication to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment is essential. Interest in development of experimental/lab side of curriculum a plus. Duties include teaching a full range of undergraduate physics courses from introductory level to advanced level including labs. The Department maintains well-equipped facilities including an atomic force microscope. Excellent faculty development programs are available. Please send letter of application with statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, vita, transcripts, and three reference letters commenting on teaching and research ability to Dr. George Nickas, Chair, Physics Search, c/o Chris Wilcox, Hanover College, P.O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243-0108. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

Friday, September 19, 2008

PhD student or Postdoc, University of Amsterdam Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Amsterdam, 1090 GE (Noord-Holland), hours per week

Job description
The primary task is to conduct research in the project ‘Measurement bias in educational research':
*Studying the relevant literature;
*Developing or improving statistical methods;
*Investigating method through simulation research;
*Applying the methods to empirical data of educational research;
*Writing articles for international academic journals.

In addition:
*Assisting in teaching of methods and statistics;
*The PhD student is also required to take courses in statistics;
*The Postdoc may be required to teach a full course.

*Required education/skills:
*Master degree in a relevant subject, preferably in methods and statistics in the social sciences;
*Interest in methods and statistics;
*Proficiency in writing English.
Additional requirements for Postdoc candidates:
*PhD in a relevant subject, preferably in methods and statistics in the social sciences;
*Experience in conducting research;
*Publications in international academic journals.
ob type: Research / Advising
- Professor, senior lecturers, lecturers(Scientific discipline: Behaviour and Society)

University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an internationally acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch capital. As well as a world center for business and research, Amsterdam is a hub of cultural and media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves 7,500 students in numerous Bachelors's and Master's programmes in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,100 employees at the Faculty department, which resides in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.

Conditions of employment
Employment basis: Temporary for specified perio
A PhD appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years. Gross monthly salary goes from € 2.000 in the first year to € 2.558 in the fourth year.

A Postdoc appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of two years. Gross monthly salary ranges from € 2.330 to € 3.678.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

F.J. Oort
Telephone number: 020 525 1314
E-mail address: f.j.oort@uva.nl

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:
About the organization (http://www.uva.nl/start.cfm/la=en/th=main)
About the department (http://www.fmg.uva.nl/english/home.cfm)
About the function (http://www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/286CC964-1321-B0BE-68E812C14A434830)
You can apply for this job before 10-10-2008 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

Universiteit van Amsterdam
Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
J.P. Aben
P.O. Box 94208
1090GE Amsterdam
E-mail: j.p.aben@uva.nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT 08-2048.

Reader at University of East London

Reader in Education
CASS School of Education
Salary in the range £42,002 - £52,016 p.a. incl.

The University of East London is a dynamic and rapidly expanding University in the heart of Europe's largest regeneration area and immediately adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

As a highly successful provider of teacher training, early years and education services in East London, and beyond, the School has experienced rapid expansion and now has more than 2,300 students.

We are seeking a Reader in Education who will help us to realise our ambitious vision for the future. The person appointed will play a key role in contributing to research development in the school.

With a PhD, you will be an outstanding researcher with a strong record of research and publications including a proven ability to attract research funding, and will be committed to excellence in research, teaching and supervision. You will have sustained experience in doctoral supervision, and will make a major contribution to the professional doctorate in education, as well as undertaking some Masters degree teaching.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at www.uel.ac.uk/vacancies, or email recruitment@uel.ac.uk quoting the reference number 59a2008. The closing date for applications is 6th October 2008 and interviews have been scheduled for 20th October 2008.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff.

Lecturer at Shanghai British College

Teacher/Lecturers/Senior Lecturers
Mathematics & Physics
Teaching and Lecturing Opportunities in China

Shanghai British College is an international college, which is located in central Shanghai, China, co-established by The University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, and 9 prestigious British Universities. This education establishment has been welcomed and given full support by the Shanghai Government as it is in line with the government's strategy to increase Shanghai's competitiveness globally through education.

Due to the increase in student numbers, we are now inviting applications for our teaching posts for academic year 2008/2009 for SBC:

Subject Teacher/Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Mathematics & Physics for Pre-undergraduate programme
We give preference to teachers able to teach a combination of subjects especially Maths and Physics.

Minimum qualifications:

Senior Lecturer: PhD degree, teaching qualification and 5 years teaching experience
Lecturer: Master's degree, teaching qualification and 2 years teaching experience
Subjects Teacher: Bachelor's degree, minimum 2 years teaching Experience
Contracts: one year renewable

Remuneration packages (per year):

We offer a very attractive package which includes salary ranging from RMB 140,000/yr to RMB200,000/yr (£10,000 to £15,000) for teaching assistant, RMB 180,000/yr to RMB280,000/yr (£13,000 to £20,000) for EAP teachers, RMB 240,000/yr to RMB360,000/yr (£17,000 to £25,000) for Lecturers, RMB 350,000/yr to RMB470,000/yr (£25,000 to £34,000) for Senior Lecturers, plus RMB 60,000/yr (£4,286) accommodation & living allowance, flights, baggage allowance, insurance, settling-in allowance and paid leave.

Closing date: 15 Oct. 2008

Further details of all programmes are available from the NCUK website - http://www.ncuk.ac.uk

For enquires and application forms, please contact Tracy Zhao at +86 21 6474 1117. All applications and resumes should be sent to Tracy Zhao by email at recruitment@ace-edu.com

TT at Stonehill

Position beginning in the Fall of 2009.
Stonehill College is a liberal arts college of 2,350 students near Boston.
The applicant for this position should be a physicist with a strong interest in teaching, a record of published research and a clear ongoing program of research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the contract period. The applicant may be a specialist in any field of physics. The teaching load for a physics professor at Stonehill includes three undergraduate courses a semester, for a total of six courses per year, plus the supervision of physics majors and pre-engineering students. We are very interested in a candidate committed to involving students in his/her research, if and when that is possible. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. For more information about the college visit www.stonehill.edu.

No electronic applications will be accepted for this position.

[ed note: my SIL went to Stonehill. I can send her contact information to interested readers.]

Department Chair at Montclair

Senior-level, tenure-track position as Chair of the Curriculum and Teaching Department. The Chair provides visionary, academic leadership for a highly accomplished department that plays a central role in Montclair State's nationally acclaimed teacher education program, including special education. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate pre-service and advanced teacher education courses. Responsibilities include mentoring new faculty members; supporting faculty scholarship, publishing and professional activities; leading curriculum development; and representing the department at college and university meetings. The Chair is supported by a department administrator, a secretary, and faculty program coordinators. The Chair teaches one undergraduate or graduate course per semester.

Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching or a related field. A record of excellence in teaching at the higher education and K-12 levels or equivalent and higher education administrative or program coordination experience. An active, well-defined research agenda, record of scholarship, and scholarly publications that merit appointment at Associate or full Professor rank. Successful experience as a collaborative leader; strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and a thorough understanding of the research and policy arena related to the education and licensure of teachers. The department and the College of Education and Human Services are committed to student and faculty diversity and value the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; have a commitment to education for social justice, democratic practice, and critical thinking; and are interested in addressing issues of diversity in research, teaching, and curriculum development.

Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Subject to available funding.

Start date: September 1, 2009

Tenured at Michigan State

Michigan State University
Posting Date: Sep 10, 2008
Posting Number: NSC-1375

Tenure System, 9-month basis, 100% time.

DUTIES: The Division of Science and Mathematics Education is co-administered by the Colleges of Natural Science and Education with the College of Natural Science as the lead. DSME is seeking a tenure system faculty scholar at the senior level as part of an ongoing priority initiative in science education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership in science education scholarship by building on our long-standing record of excellence in science education research, curriculum development, and teacher education, and will continue to provide outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in science education, teacher education, and the sciences. The faculty in science education at MSU span several academic units and work collaboratively to address cross-university needs and responsibilities, with coordination provided through the Division of Science and Mathematics Education. Joint appointments and other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible and encouraged. We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in science education at the undergraduate level.

QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates are expected to have a doctorate in science or science education, a record of exceptional scholarly accomplishment, a strong science background, and evidence of a capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in a department in the College of Natural Science. Candidates must demonstrate success in obtaining and leading funded research projects and a pattern of national leadership in science education. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and interest. Faculty will be involved in continuing collaborations among faculty interested in teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.

APPLICATION: November 8, 2008. Reposting. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. A complete application package consists of cover letter, curriculum vita, two examples of representative scholarly writing, a personal teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference (two to address research, and one to address teaching). The candidate is responsible for arranging submission of letters. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged to: smeserch@msu.edu. Indicate "Science Education Search" in the subject line. Applications materials should be address to: Dr. Duncan Sibley, Chair, Science Education Search Committee, 213 N. Kedzie Hall. Interested parties should feel free to contact members of the search committee: Duncan Sibley, Chair, sibley@msu.edu, Julie Libarkin, libarkin@msu.edu, Fred Dyer, fcdyer@msu.edu, Andy Anderson, andya@msu.edu, Megan Donahue, donahu42@msu.edu, Richard Triemer, triemer@plantbiology.msu.edu, Merle Heidemann, heidema2@msu.edu

Science Ed at the College of New Jersey

The School of Education of TCNJ seeks candidates for a tenure-track position, assistant professor rank preferred. The successful candidate will have an expertise in the preparation of exemplary science teachers in secondary education settings, with a preference given to candidates with expertise in the physical sciences. Responsibilities will include, teaching science methods courses, supervision of field experiences, and advising and mentoring students. It is expected that the candidate will be open and willing and able to collaborate with faculty in the School of Education and the School of Science.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field (A.B.D. will be considered if the candidate demonstrates evidence of advanced progress on and a clear plan for timely completion of the dissertation), appropriate teaching experience in P-12 schools, a well-developed program of research, and demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with colleagues in various disciplines.

The College of New Jersey is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. Located in suburban Ewing Township, NJ, the College enrolls approximately 5,800 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Its offerings in teacher education include bachelor's degrees in elementary, secondary, and special education, 5-year BA/MAT programs, and several stand-alone masters and postmasters program.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Jacqueline Norris, Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Secondary Education, , The College of New Jersey, P. O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718, or at norris@tcnj.edu. Sample publications representative of applicant's scholarly work may also be submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, applications should be received by October 30, 2008.

A second position located in the Department of Biology with a focus on secondary science pedagogy is also available. Details about this position can be found at:


To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about The College of New Jersey, please visit our web site at www.tcnj.edu.

Science ed policy at APS

The American Physical Society (APS), the major professional association for physicists, has an exciting opportunity for a physicist with interest in the legislative process and Washington policy making to fill the position of Advocacy Coordinator & Science Education Specialist. The position is based at the APS Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. in the National Press Building.

Responsibilities include overseeing organization and execution of grass roots advocacy activities, congressional visits, APS alerts and letter-writing campaigns; developing and implementing advocacy strategies on STEM-Ed issues; representing APS and the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) at selected advocacy coalition meetings, scientific meetings, APS national & divisional meetings, and APS committee meetings; delivering lectures on science policy issues at universities, national laboratories, and other venues. Ph.D. in Physics and interest in physics education required (experience desirable). Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For consideration, send cover letter (include salary requirement), resume and professional references via e-mail, fax or conventional mail to:

American Physical Society
Attn: Director of Human Resources
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
E-mail: personnel@aps.org
Fax: (301) 699-8144

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tenure track at Grand Valley State U

Qualifications: A Ph. D. in physics is required. The position is open to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to K8 teacher preparation. Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching in student-centered ways.

Responsibilities: Teaching physics courses and courses in Integrated Science (in support of K8 education), fulfilling service obligations to the department and university, and guiding upper-level students in independent research projects.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

How To Apply: Apply online at www.gvsujobs.org. Attach cover letter, CV, 1-2 page teaching philosophy, and 1-2 page research/scholarly plan to the online application. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed to Chair, GVSU Physics Department, Allendale MI 49401. In the spirit of liberal education, we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Deadline Date for Filing Applications: Review of applications begins Nov. 15 and continues until the position is filled.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 Ph: 616/331-6611
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777

Tenured position at Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology

The Department of Educational Sciences of the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for a full tenured academic position in the domain of “Instructional psychology”. The appointment will include academic teaching, scientific research and
scientific support.

To obtain more information about this position, candidates can contact the head of the Centre for Instructional Psychology and Technology (CIP&T): Prof. Lieven Verschaffel ([ mailto:lieven.verschaffel@ped.kuleuven.be

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Science ed at Towson x2

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences seeks a tenure-track
assistant professor beginning fall 2009. Candidates are expected to have
either (1) a doctorate in science education, or (2) a doctorate in the
physical, earth, or space sciences and extensive experience in science
education. (A candidate who is ABD will be considered if the degree is
completed by February 1, 2010.) There are two positions:

Elementary Ed:
The successful candidate will be able to teach science content, field
experience, and methods courses for elementary and/or early childhood
education majors. The person is also expected to be involved in education
research and in professional development activities for teachers in the
metropolitan Baltimore area.

Secondary Ed:
The successful candidate will be able to teach methods courses for secondary
science education majors, teach content courses in his or her field,
supervise secondary student teachers and MAT students, and coordinate and
expand Towson¹s existing secondary science program. The person is also
expected to be involved in education research and in professional
development activities for teachers in the metropolitan Baltimore area.

In addition, successful candidates will be
eligible after one year at Towson to compete with other junior faculty for a
three-year appointment as a Jess Fisher Endowed Chair in the Physical and
Biological Sciences. The position is housed in the Department of Physics,
Astronomy and Geosciences. The person filling this position would be
joining three other elementary science faculty members in the department.

Apply by sending a cover letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and
research goals, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the
address below. In your cover letter, please highlight your science
education experience at the K-6 level.

More information at http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employmentatTU/2226.asp

Monday, September 8, 2008

Post-doc at Exploratorium Teacher Institute

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a nationally prominent teacher professional development program that provides content, pedagogy, and networking support to middle and high school teachers of physics, biology, and physical sciences. TI takes a hands-on approach to teaching that engages and motivates learners by stimulating their curiosity and questions. The Teacher Institute has three main areas of work: (1) the Teacher Induction Program, an intensive 200+ hour program for new teachers that focuses on content, pedagogy, and classroom acculturation through institutes, workshops, classroom coaching, and mentoring; (2) the Classic Teacher Institute, a program of summer institutes, follow-up workshops, and online networks for experienced science teachers; (3) a Research and Dissemination program that studies the effects of discipline-based induction programs in supporting and retaining new teachers. Dissemination also includes award winning Iron Science Teacher webcasts, the Exploratorium Snackbooks, and other curricular and professional development efforts. The Teacher Institute faculty also provide content and pedagogical expertise to other programs in the Exploratorium, including webcasts, exhibit design, publications, and on-line resources.

The 12-month Post-Doctoral appointment is designed for physicists or mathematicians interested in working in an informal education setting — to investigate innovative ways to communicate cutting edge science (particularly related to science education using modern electronic media) — and supporting middle and high school science teachers in their efforts to make the science engaging for their students as well as the public. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with Teacher Institute faculty (a mix of PhD scientists and ex-classroom teachers) in developing and implementing institutes and workshops and working with teachers in the classroom. This work provides a base for thinking about communicating science to both interested adults and their students. The Post-doctoral Fellow should have experience in using electronic communication to deliver science content. This experience could include, but is not limited to, experience in creating web pages, virtual world science explorations, podcasts, or videos. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work with other museum staff to design ways to communicate materials sciences to the public, through websites, publications, on-line resources, or exhibition design, where appropriate.

More information at http://www.exploratorium.edu/jobs/PostDoc-TI-Sept08.htm

VAP at Hamilton College

The Physics Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a 2-year visiting position beginning Fall 2009. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching at the introductory and advanced levels, in both classroom and laboratory settings. Information on the Physics department may be found at http://physerver.hamilton.edu/. Applicants should send a c.v., a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Peter Millet, Chair, Search Committee, Physics Department, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, N.Y., 13323. Review of materials will begin January 1, 2009, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Tenure Track at Alma College

The Department of Physics at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2009. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate include excellence in teaching classes and laboratories across the curriculum for traditional physics and pre-engineering majors, creating new departmental strengths, and establishing a research program that can involve undergraduates. Current priority is revising our 100-level sequence to better address the needs of life-science students, with a view to possible development of associated higher-level offerings in areas such as biophysics or biomechanics. Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field required; relevant teaching experience desirable.

Submit letter of application, CV, statement of teaching qualifications and interests, brief descriptions of research plans and professional goals, undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to:

Dr. Cameron Reed
Department of Physics
Alma College
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801

Electronic applications (to reed@alma.edu) will be accepted if transmitted as a single integrated pdf document; e-mailed letters of reference will be accepted if followed by paper copies. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates for faculty positions should enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and be committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, to active pursuit of a research agenda, and to institutional service. Full-time teaching load is 6 courses per year; salaries, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College and available positions, visit www.alma.edu/jobs.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Lecturer at Nevada State

Nevada State College is a new, rapidly growing four-year college located in metropolitan Las Vegas. We are seeking excellent teacher/scholars to work alongside dedicated faculty in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment. Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to shape the college as it continues growing into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. As of August 2008, faculty in the Liberal Arts & Sciences have begun working in a new, state-of-the-art facility located on our developing 500-acre campus.

Nevada State College invites applications for a full-time Physical Sciences Lecturer to begin fall 2009. We seek a generalist interested in teaching a variety of upper and lower division courses.

· Master's degree in Physics or related field.
· Evidence of and potential for successful teaching at the college level.
· A strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate students in a newly- developed institution.
· Ability to teach courses in introductory Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics or other courses as assigned.
· Demonstrated commitment to help develop curriculum of a newly established college.
· Effective interpersonal, communication, and technology skills.
· Keen interest in the scholarship of teaching.

· Potential to collaborate with faculty in other disciplines.
· Knowledge and skill in performance-based assessment practices.
· Commitment to an active learning teaching strategy.

RANK AND SALARY: Lecturer level. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume or vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants also must submit a teaching portfolio consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, at least two former course evaluations, and two recent syllabi. Electronic submission is encouraged. Please send all application materials to: las.employment@nsc.nevada.edu. Review begins October 15, 2008. Position open until filled.

See http://nsc.nevada.edu/Academics/Programs/LAS/Employment/Index.htm for further details.
Nevada State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from qualified members of legally protected classes. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or military status is prohibited. NSC is committed to being a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Science-ed at Loyola Maryland

The Teacher Education Department is looking to fill a new tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level for a science educator with an emphasis on secondary (grades 6-12) science.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Teacher Education Department and also work closely with faculty and chairs of the science departments to establish a strong program that prepares students to be highly qualified science teachers at the high school and middle school levels. The candidate is expected to develop innovative educational programs in science education, to seek foundation and external grant support science education projects, to work with science departments to revise curriculums and recruit students into the STEM teaching fields, to work with local school districts to recruit graduate-level students, and to disseminate research on the effectiveness of new instructional strategies. Candidates with a scholarly and a pedagogical interest in science education in diverse urban settings are preferred. The candidate will teach courses such as methods of teaching sciences and related fields and take a leadership role in advancing the department's program in science education. Candidates should also possess experience in and a commitment to urban education. Applicants must have a Ph.D. with teaching, research, and grant writing experience in science education.

Application Information
Contact: Loyola College In Maryland
Online App. Form: https://careers.loyola.edu

From astute reader Rachel M.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Science-ed at Elmhurst College

The Department of Education at Elmhurst College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Science Education to begin August 2009. Position responsibilities include teaching K-12 undergraduate science education courses, teaching graduate courses, advising, and collaborating with College science faculty and K-12 educators. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong teaching skills for contributing to undergraduate and graduate programs, including administration of the accredited K-12 science education programs. Candidates should have an earned doctorate and at least three years of recent experience as a certified teacher or science curriculum coordinator in accredited U.S. schools. Candidates should provide evidence of effective teaching and collaboration skills. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate the potential for establishing a research program in science education and the ability to supervise student teachers and interns. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have at least six years of proven excellence in college teaching, teacher supervision, scholarship in science education, and collaborative service. Experience with accreditation at the state and national level is highly desirable. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send: a letter of application indicating areas of expertise and addressing the required qualifications, vita, three current letters of recommendation addressing teaching, scholarship, and service for this position, and at least one example of scholarly work to: Dr. Debra Meyer, Chairperson, Search Committee, Dept. of Education, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Meyer at 630/617-3773 or debram@elmhurst.edu. Elmhurst College, an equal opportunity employer, seeks candidates with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a multicultural campus community. Elmhurst College is a private, church-related comprehensive college located 16 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. It offers 22 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs in Education. Its education programs are accredited by NCATE, the North Central Accreditation Association, and the Illinois State Board of Education. The College's enrollments total approximately 3,000 students of which approximately 750 are pursuing studies in education.

Tenure Track at Loyola Chicago

Loyola University Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall of 2009. The physics department consists of seven tenure-track/tenured faculty and three full-time non-tenure-track members and has active research programs in the areas of astrophysics, biophysics, granular media, experimental and theoretical high energy physics, quantum mechanics and computational physics. The department offers B.S. degrees in Physics, Theoretical Physics/Applied Mathematics, Biophysics, Physics/Computer Science, and a dual-degree B.S./M.Ed., and is a partner with several schools of engineering in dual-degree physics/engineering programs. We have built a thriving undergraduate program by placing great importance on close interaction with students, a rigorous curriculum, and involvement of students in our research. With about 90 physics majors, we have one of the largest undergraduate programs for any B.S.-degree granting department in the nation. Several of our faculty members are involved in Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education, making the physics department a leader in systemic efforts to improve science education in the City of Chicago and surrounding region. The successful candidate should have earned a doctorate in physics or a closely related discipline prior to the fall of 2009, and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Previous teaching experience is desirable. Responsibilities for the position include teaching courses throughout the undergraduate physics curriculum for both physics majors and non-majors, conducting an ongoing research program in physics, and performing service for the university as required. This position requires a passionate commitment to excellence in teaching and dedication to developing a strong research program that will engage undergraduate students. While applications from all qualified candidates will be considered, applicants with research interests in one of our current areas of active research are especially encouraged to apply

Tenure track at Colgate

The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Science and Math Education at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position will begin in August 2009. Requirements include teaching a course in math and science education that is consonant with a focus on educational studies as the foundation for teacher education. In addition the successful candidate will also supervise a small number of student teachers, teach an introductory educational foundations course, and two other courses determined by the candidate's expertise; at least one of these will be an educational foundations course. All Colgate faculty contribute to Colgate's all-university programs. In addition, there are opportunities to teach in an interdisciplinary program such as Environmental Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Africana and Latin American Studies, and others. Experience in public school teaching is required. Experience in urban or rural high needs schools is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who have a vision of transforming the way math and science education is traditionally taught. In addition to elementary and secondary education programs and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, we offer a major and minor concentration program in Educational Studies. Our faculty are committed to providing a breadth of course offerings to both students planning a career in teaching and to students interested in exploring the problems, processes, and consequences of education, but who are not intent on earning a teaching credential. We are interested in receiving applications from individuals who understand the role of Educational Studies at a liberal arts institution and can contribute to the intellectual development of both groups of students. Candidates should submit a letter of application, graduate school transcripts, a current vita, a brief statement of a teaching philosophy, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent from persons who can speak to their qualifications for this position. Candidates who are ABD may be considered for a full-time or part time position while completing their degree. Ph.D. or Ed.D would be expected by August. 2009. A review of application materials will begin October 1, 2008. Send all materials to Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Colgate is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff furthers the University's educational mission. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Tenure track at Emporia State

Physics: Emporia State University Departments of Physical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2009. The expected responsibilities include teaching introductory, general education or service courses in physics and the physical sciences, and directing ESU's Peterson Planetarium. Opportunities will also exist for participation in grant proposals, distance-learning course delivery and service activities. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ed.D.) in physics education, physical science education with content background in physics or physics with demonstrated involvement in science education. A completed Ph.D. (or Ed.D.) is expected by the start date for a tenure-track appointment. Some content background in astronomy is considered desirable. See http://www.emporia.edu/physics/position2009.htm for additional details. Screening begins November 1, 2008 and continues until the position is filled. Send letter of application describing teaching experience and philosophy as well as research interests. Complete applications will include current vitae, unofficial transcripts, relevant supporting materials and three reference letters sent under separate cover. Successful candidates will provide evidence of a commitment to teaching, research/scholarly activity and service. Background checks are required. Send application to: Physics Faculty Search, Departments of Physical Sciences, Campus Box 4030, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, Emporia State University encourages women and minorities to apply, and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from members of protected classes. AA/EOE/ADA.