Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two VAP at Whitman College

Whitman College invites applications for two one-year sabbatical replacement positions at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2010. Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field, is required. Teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Physics lecture and laboratory courses at both lower and upper levels.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College's general education offerings.

Materials should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Send materials by February 15, 2010 to: Professor Kurt Hoffman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Physics, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

TT at Coppin State Univ.

The Department of Natural Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track position. The candidate will teach lecture and laboratory courses to a diverse population of science and non-science students. The courses will include the following: General and Advanced Courses in Physics; and General and Advanced Courses in Physical Sciences. S/he will supervise undergraduate research and participate in departmental and university services. The candidate will maintain and facilitate the delivery of courses using techniques and methods for quality classroom instructions.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Physics, as well as an academic and professional background in Physics and previous teaching experience in a four-year university setting. They must demonstrate a strong interest and proficiency in teaching in their area of expertise to science and non-science majors; (2) demonstrate an ability and interest in developing an active research that involves undergraduate students; (3) have an ability and desire to communicate tactfully with students and the public; and (4) demonstrate an excellence in teaching a diverse population and a commitment to higher academic and professional standards.

The applicant must submit a curriculum vitae and a list of three (3) professional references that include addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted at time of application. However, if an official offer of employment is rendered, official transcripts must be submitted within thirty (30) days of hire. This position is contingent upon availability of funds. Send all materials to:

Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Division of Academic Affairs
Coppin State University
Administration Building
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216

TT at Henderson State Univ.

The Physics Department seeks an energetic individual with a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and who will engage students in undergraduate research.

The successful candidate will teach core undergraduate physics courses at all levels, participate in the operation and maintenance of the undergraduate laboratories, and direct senior research projects. The department has collaborative ties with the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and seeks applicants whose research complements existing strengths in engineering physics, geophysics, computational physics, observational astronomy, atmospheric physics and/or astrophysics. Ph.D. in Physics from an accredited institution required. ABD with firm completion date may also be considered.

Henderson State University is a public institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Teachers College, and the Graduate School. The Department of Physics offers a BS degree in physics and has 4 to 6 graduates per year with five full-time faculty. The department operates the Reynolds Planetarium which is actively used in the undergraduate classes. The department is currently restructuring degree tracks in traditional physics, engineering physics, and physics education.

Apply by sending hard copies of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests to:

Shannon Clardy, Ph.D. Physics Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street, Box 7743
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

The selection process will begin February 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted through this date.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

TT or T at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track position in the College of Science Teacher Preparation Program (CoS TPP). This hire will continue the growth of the program, which is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program specifically designed to prepare science majors to be successful middle and secondary teachers. Faculty members in the program teach science pedagogy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and maintain an active research program in initial teacher preparation. Rank and tenure home will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicants. Anticipated start date is August 2010. UA is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service; is an AAU member; and is classified as a very high activity research university by the Carnegie Foundation. For more information on the CoS TPP, see http://tpp.arizona.edu

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field of science (physical, earth, or life sciences) and/or education, as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the desired rank and tenure status in one of the participating departments. Successful candidates must also have experience working with preservice science teachers. Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: experience in secondary (7-12) science teaching; expertise in the teaching of science content or pedagogy; a demonstrated record or potential for external funding; a strong, established, and visible record of scholarly activity; and leadership in development of interdisciplinary programs, coursework, or curricula.

Duties & Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities associated with this position are in initial science teacher preparation, and include teaching courses in the CoS TPP, advising preservice science teachers, conducting scholarly research in initial science teacher preparation, and contributing to the continuing development of the program.
Secondary responsibilities are related to involvement in the appropriate content department and may include teaching content courses, conducting science education or science research, and contributing to content course reform and development.

Interested candidates should apply by going to http://tinyurl.com/yg6z7q8, selecting “Search Postings,” and searching for job #44296. Candidates will need to submit a Statement of Research and Teaching Interests and Curriculum Vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed via PDF file to Ingrid Novodvorsky (novod@email.arizona.edu).

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2010, and will continue until the position has been filled or the search is closed.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

HS Instructor at NC School of Science and Math

We are hiring a full-time Instructor of Physics at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) to start in Fall 2010. The official job announcement will be appearing soon in the News and Observer. Applications can be sent at any time to the NCSSM Human Resources office. Please encourage interested physics and astronomy teachers to contact Dr. Myra Halpin (Dean of Science) halpin@ncssm.edu or Dr. Jonathan Bennett (Physics Dept. Chair) bennett@ncssm.edu for more information.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

TT at Fordham Univ.

The Physics Department at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in the Fall of 2010. We are seeking a theorist or an experimentalist whose research will complement existing research done by the faculty. Current areas of research are mesoscopic physics, intermediate energy nuclear theory, polymer physics, liquid crystals, laser physics and quantum optics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics with post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate research and teaching in our Physics and Engineering Physics programs. Ability to teach engineering physics courses will be considered a plus. Our location in New York City provides many opportunities for collaborative research.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief plan of research, a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee, Physics Department, Fordham University, Bronx, New York 10458-9993. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2010 and will be considered until the position is filled. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

VAP at Wittenberg Univ.

This is a one year, full-time, visiting faculty position in the Physics Department to begin August 2010. This appointment is renewable for up to three years. Included among our facilities are a well-equipped machine shop, dedicated research laboratories, a parallel computing cluster, and an astronomical observatory.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Initially, consideration will be given to only those applications received before January 22, 2010. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. We believe it is educationally imperative to further our students' appreciation and understanding of a culturally diverse society, and we are committed to ensuring a diverse environment for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or disability. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applicants interested in applying must submit the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:
* A cover letter
* Resume
* A brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interests

Complete applications should also include the names and contact information of three references (phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Apply online at: http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=16510

TT at McKendree Univ.

McKendree University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of astronomy/physics to begin August, 2010. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy/physics or related field, have an interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and possess the ability and willingness to teach general education courses in physics, astronomy, and earth science.

This position will afford a great opportunity for curriculum development in both the lecture and laboratory components of courses that are a part of the general education and science programs. McKendree is a comprehensive university with an on-campus enrollment of approximately 1300 and is located about 25 miles from downtown St. Louis in historic Lebanon, Illinois. The campus is near both Washington and St. Louis Universities and the vast cultural benefits of St. Louis.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter referencing job #PHYS53 (please stress your teaching experience and why you believe yourself to be a good fit with the position and McKendree as a whole), curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Shirley Rentz, Director of Human Resources at hr@mckendree.edu.

VAP at Grinnell College

One year leave replacement position in the Department of Physics. Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in physics or a related field) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. Approximately one-third of the college's graduates major in the sciences, including 10-15 physics majors each year, about one-half of whom are women or under-represented minorities. The department has nine faculty members with active research programs; for more information see http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/physics. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule is five courses over two semesters, with labs counted as 1/2 course. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate physics curriculum and be an active scholar.

In letter of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teaching and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They also should describe what they can contribute to efforts to cultivate a wide diversity of people and perspectives, a core value of Grinnell College. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 26, 2010. Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching interest/philosophy, copies of all transcripts, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this position should be directed to the search chair, Professor William Case, at PhysicsSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-3019.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TT at University of Redlands

Tenure-Track position in Teacher Education: Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Science
Curriculum and Instructional Methods Teaching Position with Emphasis in Science Instruction
School of Education

The School of Education at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California invites applications for a tenure-track position in Teacher Education: Curriculum and Instructional Methods in Science. This is an 11-month contract, rank open, beginning in July 2010. The candidate must have an earned doctorate. The candidate must have experience working with culturally diverse populations in K-12 schools, and with state and national science standards. The successful candidate will teach curriculum and methods courses in the Preliminary Teacher Credential Program, advise students and do appropriate scholarship/research. All candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively with school personnel, excellent teaching skills, and an active engagement in scholarship.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas: standardized assessment, high school exit exam and college admission and placement tests, curriculum development, supervision of student fieldwork and working with doctoral students. The University of Redlands seeks candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives, previous experience working with culturally diverse populations in K-12 schools in leadership roles, and an interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues, as well as working with doctoral students in the University's only doctoral program—the Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.). The School of Education is committed to our credo of "Standing for Academic Excellence and Educational Justice." Applicants should share in our vision of preparing culturally proficient educational leaders who will help all students become successful learners.

To apply, please send a letter of application describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a sample of your professional writing, and three letters of reference to: School of Education Faculty Search, University of Redlands, P.O. Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373.

Review of application will begin in December, 2009 and continue until filled. The University of Redlands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly urged to apply.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TT at Drury University

The Drury University Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, rank open, to start Fall 2010. A Ph.D. is required. Our department consists of three full-time faculty, and we seek a new colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels (including general education), and to the development of an active research program that provides meaningful experiences for undergraduates. Startup funds may be available. The position is open with regards to specialty, and candidates with interdisciplinary connections are especially encouraged to apply. The department teaches in studio-like classrooms in a science building that is just five years old. Innovative research-based teaching methods are encouraged - current faculty use Workshop Physics, Modeling Instruction, and other approaches. Founded in 1873, Drury is a liberal arts university in the heart of the Ozarks with 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 140 faculty, and a growing number of master’s programs. The Physics Department shares Drury’s commitment to global and interdisciplinary education, and to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. Drury is a member of the New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of 20 selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s reasons for interest in Drury, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates (both science and non-science majors) in a liberal arts setting, a research plan involving undergraduates, and contact information for three individuals who will be submitting written letters of recommendation. Questions and electronic applications should be submitted to Prof. Bruce Callen (bcallen@drury.edu); Chair, Dept. of Physics; Drury University; 900 N. Benton Avenue; Springfield, MO 65802. Review of applications will begin February 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Drury University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

[Ed. note: Brant Hinrichs is a PER person at Drury]

Coordinator at Boise State University

Coordinator, National Science Foundation
Idaho Science Talent Expansion Program

The College of Engineering at Boise State University invites applicants passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to apply for the position of Coordinator/Director for the National Science Foundation STEP Program. This program is geared toward retaining undergraduates in STEM majors at BSU. For full details regarding the position, please visit our job posting website at: http://coen.boisestate.edu/aboutus/employment/employ.asp
Boise State is an EEO/AA Employer. Veterans Preference.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Instructor at Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University (Manhattan, NYC) seeks a Full time physics instructor (12 contact hours). Approx 50K salary. Contact Dr. Fredy Zypman (zypman@yu.edu)

TT at University of Memphis

The Physics Department at the University of Memphis seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in fall 2010. The department is interested in individuals prepared to initiate a strong program in physics education research and obtain external support. Also expected to involve undergraduate students in research and participate in departmental outreach activities. The individual selected will have the opportunity to interact with established research groups in cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence and learning technology at the University. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related discipline. Currently, the department has active research programs in computational materials physics, nano-materials, biomaterials, condensed matter, biophysics as well as solar physics. The successful candidate must be an effective teacher at the graduate (M.S.) and the undergraduate (B.S.) levels. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan with estimated start-up cost, three (3) article reprints, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references online at: https://workforum.memphis.edu/

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2010 and may continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

VAP at George Washington

The University Honors Program is seeking to fill an open rank, non-tenure-accruing appointment for a three-year contractual period, beginning Fall 2010. The position may be renewed subject to performance. The desirable field of specialization is science education with particular expertise in Physics Education Research.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. in Physics by 1 August 2010, have excellent teaching skills as demonstrated by teaching assessments and references, and have a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the applicability of Physics Education Research to science education more generally is highly desirable as in interest in interdisciplinary science education. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year for the University Honors Program and may expect to play a leadership role in developing and assessing the science curriculum.

Application Procedure (only complete applications will be considered):
To be considered, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a brief statement of teaching objectives and methods, along with summaries of teaching evaluations and/or classroom observations, samples of scholarly publications, and official academic transcripts to the following address:

University Honors Program Science Education Search
714 21st Street NW
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052

Review of applications will begin after 30 December 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

TT at Regis Univ.

The Department of Physics and Computational Science at Regis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physics and astronomy, to start August 2010. The area of specialization is open; however the successful candidate must be prepared to teach introductory astronomy classes as well as introductory physics classes, interdisciplinary classes within the core curriculum, and appropriate upper-division offerings. The successful candidate is also expected to advise students, to participate in academic governance, and to maintain an active research program that engages undergraduates. As the Jesuit university of the Rocky Mountain West, Regis has a tradition of balancing academic rigor with care for the student as a whole person.

At Regis University the term diversity affirms our commitment to build an inclusive community that values the dignity and contributions of all members. In this community, human differences of age, gender, race/ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, and religion contribute to the richness and vitality of our community. Therefore, applications from diverse populations are encouraged.

Submission includes: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references along with statements describing your teaching philosophy and your research plans which should be appropriate for a teaching-focused institution. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Position availability is subject to final budget approval. Please apply at http://jobs.regis.edu. Direct inquiries to Dr. Fred Gray at fgray@regis.edu.

VAP at Univ. of Puget Sound

Full time, one year position begins Fall Term 2010. The candidate will teach introductory physics classes with laboratories. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Physics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.

To apply, visit: https://www.pugetsound.jobs/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=136210. As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA.

TT at York College/CUNY

The Department of Earth and Physical Sciences seeks applicants for tenure‑track Assistant Professor position in Physics starting Spring 2010. Applicants with an exceptional record of accomplishment and leadership may be considered for higher rank.

Qualified applicants will have an earned Ph.D. in physics or closely related field, a demonstrated record of achievement, preferably in experimental physics, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be strongly committed to undergraduate teaching and research, and are expected to develop a campus research lab and attract external funding.

Candidate should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations, a statement of teaching philosophy and a brief description of research plans to: York College/CUNY, The Office of Human Resources, 94‑20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., AC 2H01, Jamaica, NY 11451, CODE: PHYSICS 2009.

Junior and senior TT at Univ. of Mary Washington

The Department of Physics at the University of Mary Washington invites applicants for the following tenure track positions starting August 16, 2010:

Physics Chairperson/Professor (F00185): The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics and a record as an excellent teacher at the undergraduate level, a high level of research and professional accomplishments, and service activities that merit the rank of Associate or Full professor. We seek candidates with a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment who will promote excellence in undergraduate teaching, support faculty and student research, and provide vision and leadership as the department plans for the future.

Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track (F00186): The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics and must be committed to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, engage in scholarly activities with undergraduate participation, and provide service to the department and university. Applicants with an interest in course development with labs are highly valued by the department and will be given a preference.

Applications for these positions must be submitted electronically at http://careers.umw.edu and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests indicating the role of undergraduate involvement, and graduate transcripts. The applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. George King III (gking@umw.edu), Department of Physics, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300. The application deadline is January 29, 2010. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Mary Washington actively encourages women and minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.