Thursday, July 30, 2009

Instructor at Northwestern State Univ.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana invites applications for a full-time Physics Instructor beginning as early as fall 2009.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. or Ph.D. degree required with strong aptitude for teaching introductory courses. Preference will be given to those with graduate coursework and teaching experience in physics, but experience in related fields will also be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching physics and physical science courses and labs, advising students, involving undergraduates in research and performing service for the Department and University. Many of our students are actively involved in undergraduate research through our JOVE scholarship program.

APPLICATION: Send application letter, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable until final screening), statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. Paul Withey
Chemistry and Physics
Northwestern State University
118 Fournet Hall
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Evaluation Associate at Lawrence Hall of Science

Evaluation Associate: Educational Technology
The Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA) at the Lawrence Hall of
Science designs evaluation studies to provide evidence about the effectiveness of LHS
programs, collaborates with external evaluators and assessment specialists, and
conducts applied research to inform practices of the LHS programs.

We are in search of an Evaluation Associate who will provide expertise regarding the
evaluation of educational technology products and programs. The appointee will
specialize in the evaluation of educational technology products and programs. The
appointee will design evaluation studies, coordinate and conduct data collection
activities (interviews, surveys, observations), conduct data analyses, prepare evaluation
and project reports, conduct and write literature reviews, assist in developing and writing
funding proposals, assist in the development and writing of Human Subjects protocols;
present and publish results in academic and professional venues; and perform other
duties to support of the REA Center.

Minimum qualitfications include:

REQUIRED: MA or MS in educational evaluation or related field required; Past relevant
work experience in educational evaluation with specific focus on multi-media technology;
survey development and administration experience; data management experience;
experience with statistical methods and quantitative analysis; ability to work with multiple
clients and subjects in a variety of settings; experience developing and implementing
Human Subjects protocols and working with CPHS to gain appropriate exemptions and
approvals; ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse audiences and
clients; experience working with learners in multiple settings, including K-12 schools.

PREFERRED: Ph.D., Ed.D; publication record and grant writing experience; project
management experience.

Salary Range: $55,464-$58,224
UC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

To apply, please send a letter of interest and your C.V. to Jami Rousseaux-Savon
( by July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

TT at Benedictine Univ.

Position Description: Teach a variety of courses throughout the curriculum including teaching and course development for advanced undergraduate physics, introductory physics lecture and lab courses for physical science/engineering majors and life/health science majors; establish and participate in externally-funded faculty/student research programs in any area of physics, experimental preferred, in which undergraduate students can be involved. Startup funds available.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required with research interest involving undergraduate students; teaching and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Interdisciplinary experience desirable. Candidates must have legal authority to work in the USA permanently.

Application Process: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (one addressing teaching effectiveness) to: Rose Fisk, Coordinator, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532. Email: Fax: 630-829-6547. E.O.E.

[Editor's note: Not sure if what the time frame for this appointment is, but presume Fall 2010.]

TT at Middlebury College

The Department of Physics solicits applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2010, in Physics.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach a broad range of courses in the standard undergraduate physics curriculum and to contribute to the College's mission of breadth in a liberal education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and potential to develop a strong research program involving undergraduate participation; field of specialization is open but with a preference for experimental physics.

Send letter of application with a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly work, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability, to:

Chair, Department of Physics
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753 USA

No electronic applications will be accepted. Enquiries may be addressed to the Physics Department Chair at Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009 and end when the position has been filled, provided a suitable candidate has been found. Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Science Education

Position Summary:

The Science Education Program seeks an outstanding candidate for a position as an Associate Research Physicist. The successful candidate will support existing programs for students and teachers, such as the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Institute for High School Physics Teachers and the National Undergraduate Fellowship in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences. The responsibilities include leading workshops, designing new curricula, and conducting assessment. In addition, he or she will conduct plasma physics research in the Science Education Laboratory. Topics include dusty plasmas, plasma processing, and the development of new plasma sources suitable for high school classrooms and science museums. The successful candidate will also identify new funding sources and assist the Head of the Program in implementing new educational initiatives such as an interactive online web site that uses real-time data from the National Spherical Torus Experiment.

Essential Qualifications:

Qualifications include: Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or physics education. Experience in science education, including teaching, curriculum development, teacher training, assessment and evaluation, or other relevant experience. Experience in advanced experimental physics is preferred.

Qualified applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and bibliography at:

For full consideration, two letters of recommendation must be mailed to:

Dr. Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,
James Forrestal Campus,
P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543
or emailed to
Preferred Qualifications

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

VAP at DePaul Univ.

DePaul University invites applications for a one-year visiting professor in physics beginning September 2009.

This is primarily a teaching position, with minimal support for research activity. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching laboratory and lecture courses, primarily for non-science majors, with a typical class size being 20–40 students.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a discussion of teaching experience and interests (focusing on courses for non-science majors), and the names and addresses of three references to: Jesús Pando, Chair, Department of Physics, DePaul University, 2219 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Further information about the department can be found at DePaul University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Adjunct at Elon University

Elon University is looking for an adjunct to teach an "Energy and the Environment" class this fall. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:10 PM. Classes run from September 1st to December 17th. To give you a feel for what's taught in it, here is a link to a website created by Frank Harris for his section of the course:

If you or someone you know is qualified (M.S. or above) and willing to teach this course, please let Dr. Tony Crider know.

Dr. Tony Crider
Chair, Department of Physics
Elon University
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Monday, July 6, 2009

TT at Denison Univ.

The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor preferably starting Fall, 2010, although a later start may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Ph.D. required. (ed: Ph.D. in physics preferred.) We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching physics at both the beginning and advanced levels including laboratory-based courses. The successful applicant is expected to carry out active research with the involvement of undergraduates. Substantial start-up funds for research will be available, and Denison supports generous professional and family leave programs.

Denison University is a highly-selective liberal arts college of 2100 students, located in Granville, Ohio, 30 minutes from Columbus. The department consists of six faculty, a technical assistant, and a secretary. Facilities include excellent equipment for both teaching and research, first class on-site experimental labs, a link to the Ohio Supercomputer, an observatory, a planetarium, and a well-equipped machine shop. Additional information may be obtained from our web site at

Applicants should submit vita, graduate school transcripts, a description of teaching interests and experience, a proposed research plan including the means for involving undergraduates, and three (3) letters of reference online at Applications received by October 15, 2009 will receive full consideration; applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Denison's commitment to foster a diverse community is central to our liberal arts mission, therefore candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Instructor at Univ. of Colorado Denver

The Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, has a senior instructorship available focused on teaching various courses in Physics to undergraduate students.

The downtown campus is located in the heart of the city's commercial, cultural and recreational district. Its location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population, comprising primarily commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research and community service, allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The teaching load for this Sr. Instructor position is 4/4. This position begins August 17, 2009 and is annually renewable depending on performance. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. The successful applicant must pass a background investigation prior to employment.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD degree in Physics and a demonstrable record of strong performance in the teaching Physics at the undergraduate levels are required.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Review of applications will begin on July 12, 2009 and continue until position is filled.

Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting #807537.

TT at Mt. Holyoke College

The Mount Holyoke College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall 2010.

We seek an experimental physicist with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to the development of a vigorous, on-campus, externally-funded laboratory research program involving undergraduates. The position is open with regards to specialty, but candidates with interdisciplinary connections to biology or materials science are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent facilities and technical support for research are available on campus, as well as access to a state of the art clean room at the nearby University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2100 students and 210 faculty. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut Valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium, consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. The campus has grown increasingly diverse over the past fifteen years; half of the faculty are women and one quarter are persons of color. Among our students, approximately 22% are domestic students of color and 18% are international. We in the Physics Department value inclusiveness and strive to broaden access to the discipline. We particularly encourage people who share these commitments to submit their applications.

Applications, including a cover letter addressing the candidate’s reasons for interest in Mount Holyoke, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates, a research plan involving undergraduates, and the email addresses for three individuals who will be submitting written letters of recommendation should be submitted online at We ask that applicants incorporate relevant background experience or proposed strategies for mentoring a diverse student body into their materials. For further information please contact Prof. Janice Hudgings, Review of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

VAP at Western Kentucky Univ.

The Physics and Astronomy Department invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professorship to begin August 15, 2009, pending full funding. We seek a person with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate physics and/or astronomy courses and laboratories. A Ph.D. degree in physics or a related field is required and teaching experience is preferred.

Review of all applications will begin July 2 with applications being accepted until the position is filled. Application instructions may be found at Inquiries about the position should be forwarded to Dr. Strolger, Search Committee Chairman, at

Western Kentucky University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.