Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Science Teaching Fellow in Physics/ PER Postdoc

Position: Science Teaching Fellow in Physics / PER Postdoc

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Teaching Fellow in Physics
Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado,
Boulder. The position is part of the Science Education Initiative (SEI) at
CU-Boulder; a program focused on the enhancement of teaching and learning in
our undergraduate courses. The successful candidate for the current position
will work primarily with the upper-division quantum mechanics course.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, possess a strong
commitment to science education, have excellent organizational and
interpersonal communication skills, and be interested in student learning in
quantum mechanics. Familiarity with current pedagogy research and assessment
techniques or experience in physics education research is not required, but
is advantageous.

The Teaching Fellow will serve as the departmental liaison with the Science
Education Initiative, directed by Professor Carl Wieman of the Department of
Physics. Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics
faculty to: develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation;
identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop
valid assessments of student learning for undergraduate courses; participate
in and supervise the development of techniques, materials and practices for
improving student learning in the undergraduate courses; and publish
assessment tools and findings in Physics education journals. The Fellow will
collaborate with and learn from Fellows working towards similar goals in
physics and other SEI-funded departments, and will collaborate with faculty,
post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research
Group (http://per.colorado.edu).

The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference
that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2
years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applicants should submit a vita and a statement of teaching philosophy and
experiences, and have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Professor Paul Beale
Department of Physics, 390 UCB
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0390
Or email: Paul.Beale@colorado.edu

All applications received by March 1, 2008 will be given full consideration.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The
start date is negotiable but with a preference for late spring or early
summer. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and
equality in education and employment.

Katherine K. Perkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Attendant Rank
Physics Department
University of Colorado
390 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0390
PH: 303-492-6714 FAX: 303-492-2998

Friday, January 18, 2008

Temp Job, Truman State University

Position: Temporary Assistant Professor of Physics starting August 18,
2008. This is a one-year full-time appointment with the possibility of
renewal for up to three additional years.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate physics for majors and for
non-majors. Other responsibilities include university service.
Candidates should be strongly committed to maintaining quality teaching.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to maintain an active
research program involving undergraduates.

-A PhD (completed by time of hire), in Physics or related field
-Evidence of good oral and written communication skills,
- Evidence of potential for success in undergraduate teaching.

- Evidence of strong interest in undergraduate teaching,
- Willingness to develop and teach a course in meteorology,
-Research interests and/or experience which complements current
departmental efforts and/or which might be pursued at Truman without
significant additional expenditures,
- Preparation or experience related to the responsibilities of the position,
- Evidence of potential for contributing to Truman's Liberal Arts community.

Program: The Department of Physics is undergraduate-only and has nine
full-time faculty members. We graduate approximately eight BA or BS
students a year, about half of whom go on to graduate study in physics.
We offer a minor in physics and a dual degree engineering program. Our
focus is on undergraduate teaching and research involving students.
Introductory classes have 20 to 50 students, and advanced classes have
five to 15 students. For more information about our programs, please
visit http://physics.truman.edu .

The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a
highly-selective student body, Truman is a residential university
focused on providing its 5,800 students with broad liberal arts
experiences and depth of study in 47 undergraduate majors and six
graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of
the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership
in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For
the eleventh year, Truman, Missouri's public liberal arts and sciences
university, has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the
Midwest Region - Master's Category by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak.

Application: Send cover letter of application, curriculum vitae,
statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, three
letters of reference, and all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
(copies okay, official copies of graduate transcripts required prior to
hiring) to

Ms. Luann Regagnon, Secretary,
Department of Physics,
Truman State University,
100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO 63501-4221.

Review of applications will begin January 28, 2008 and continue until a
suitable candidate is hired. Truman State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Truman encourages applications from minorities and women.

Undergraduate teaching, Brandeis University

The Physics Department seeks a full-time faculty member to teach physics laboratory, lecture and inquiry-based classes to begin in Fall 2008. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, postdoctoral and/or teaching experience and be committed to undergraduate education. This will be a three-year, renewable appointment and salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit their CV and a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

John Wardle, Physics Search
Physics Department, MS 057
Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Website: http://www.physics.brandeis.edu

First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2008. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Tenure track at Georgia College & State University

The Department of Chemistry & Physics invites applications for a new tenure-track assistant professor position in physics or astronomy to begin August 1, 2008. The position is an initial step in developing an innovative new undergraduate physics program as part of a state-wide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiative. It is anticipated that a physics program will be approved and will commence fall semester of 2009. Georgia College is the state’s Public Liberal Arts University and is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. While applicants from all areas of physics and astronomy are welcome, preference will be given to candidates who can perform off site or theoretical research due to limited campus research space. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, be qualified to teach undergraduate physics and introductory astronomy courses, and have an active scientific research program that is expected to involve undergraduate physics majors. Teaching experience in a diverse environment is preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, brief statement of teaching philosophy, brief statement of research plans (including how undergraduates will be involved), unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Ralph France, CBX 82, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061; or electronically (preferred) to Ralph.France@gcsu.edu. Review of candidates will begin on 1 March 2008 and continue until the position is filled. The finalist will be required to submit official transcripts and to a background investigation. GCSU is an EO/AA Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.