Tuesday, June 30, 2009

VAP at Ohio State Univ. Newark

The Ohio State University Newark is seeking applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for Autumn Quarter 2009.

Duties: Teach introductory physics courses, teach laboratories for introductory physics courses, set up and take down laboratory and demonstration equipment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics required, Postdoctoral experience preferred. The candidate must be committed to becoming an excellent classroom teacher.

Send letter of application and CV to:

OSU Newark
Office of Human Resources, Search #345792
1179 University Drive
Newark, Ohio 4305

TT at Johnson C. Smith Univ.

This tenure track appointment begins in January 2010.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses including general physics, mechanics and electrodynamics as well as science courses for non majors. All faculty members are also expected to supervise undergraduate research, mentor students, develop a research program and obtain external funding through grant writing. Other responsibilities include advising majors and senior projects, serving on University and departmental committees and performing community service and other duties as required in support of organizational goals.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Physics, the ability to teach with technology, familiarity with instructional methods that promote student engagement, as well as evidence of scholarly research and outstanding teaching ability are required.

Send resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended (official transcripts will be required of all finalists); a one-page statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy; a one page statement on research interests, and three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidates teaching ability to:

Dr. Tim Champion
Chair Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 378-1155
Fax: (704) 378-1213
Online App. Form: http://www.jcsu.edu/forms/jcsuapplication.pdf
Email Address: physicssearch@jcsu.edu

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Physics Instructor at Catawba Valley Community College

Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC has an immediate opening for a full time physics instructor. 
The official announcement is at: http://www.cvcc.edu/About_Us/Employment/Full_Time.cfm  
We are establishing a high quality science department with emphases on critical thinking and inquiry-based pedagogy. CVCC offers the opportunity to innovate and to improve the status quo.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply!  

Joe Heafner (follow on Twitter: twitter.com/heafnerj) 
email: heafnerj(at)sticksandshadows(dot)com 
URL:   www(dot)SticksAndShadows(dot)com 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TT at Darton College

Responsibilities of the position include:

* Teaching Physics courses (Intro. I and II, Principles I and II) and either Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math, or Physical Science courses. Summer teaching optional.
* Academic advising.
* Assisting with division projects (Math Tournament, MathCounts, Science Fair, etc.) and committees.
* Departmental planning and development.
* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements for the position include:

* Masters in physics or related field with at least18 graduate semester hours (27 quarter hours) in physics (excluding thesis and research credit hours) and either biology, chemistry, engineering or math.
* A firm commitment to the teaching-learning process in the two-year community college.
* Computer skills and a willingness to apply technology and innovative approaches to the teaching area.
* Successful two-year college teaching/student experience preferred.

Contract Provisions:

* Position available August 11, 2009.
* Rank: Based on experience.
* Tenure-track position.
* Faculty receive all benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, Georgia Teachers' Retire¬ment System, Social Security, liability insurance, and Workman's Compensation.

A complete application must include:

* A current resume.
* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications.
* A Statement of Philosophy reflecting the applicant's commitment to the two-year community college.
* Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.
* Unofficial transcripts of all college work. (Official transcripts with college/university seal will be required prior to employment.)
* Finalists are required to submit to a background investigation.
* Applications received after July 1, 2009 cannot be guaranteed consideration. An on-campus interview will be required prior to an official offer of the position. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Address all inquiries,
nominations, and
applications to:
Personnel Office
Darton College
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707-3098

Evaluation Associate at University of California - Berkeley

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 qualifications 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 (jami_rousseaux@berkeley.edu) by July 22, 2009

Tutor at the University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham
Tutor in Science Education (Part-time)
School of Education

Applications are invited for the above post in the School of Education, based at the University’s Jubilee Campus. Candidates should be well-qualified specialists, with experience as a successful science teacher in secondary schools and experience of working with science student teachers in schools or HE. Teaching and administrative duties will relate to the science PGCE courses.

Salary will be within the range £32,458 - £43,622 per annum, pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to £50,569 per annum, pro rata, subject to performance). Hours of work are 21¾ per week, to be agreed. This post is available from 1 September 2009.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr B Youens, Email: Bernadette.Youens@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent direct to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/SM31288E. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 3262 or fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote ref. SM/31288E.

Closing date: 26 June 2009.

Lecturer at Cardiff School of Education

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science (Physics) 0.6 FTE
Department of Teacher Education and Training
Cardiff School of Education,

One year fixed term contract/ secondment

Post Number: V488

The Cardiff School of Education is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to deliver Physics on the PGCE secondary programme. The post is offered on a one-year fixed-term basis. UWIC also welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply on a secondment basis. Applicants considering this should seek agreement from their employer in the first instance prior to formal application. Applicants should have considerable successful classroom experience at the relevant age phase and a keen interest in developing the skills of new entrants to the teaching profession. The post will require the supervision of students on school placement together with other allied duties.

Salary: £41,118 - £47,666 pro rata p.a.

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2009

Application forms and further particulars are available from:-

Position at San Juan College

Full-Time 9 month Faculty Contract
WAGE$40,000. Position #2993

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThe position reports to the Dean Trades and Technology and will teach 15 credit hours per semester of primarily math and physics courses required of automotive students. Responsibilities will also include organizing and maintaining curricula; developing and revising instructional materials as appropriate; keeping student records; advising students; assisting with adjunct faculty; and working with college councils and committees as assigned. The instructor will maintain a minimum of five office hours per week. Day and evening classes can be expected. Instruction times may vary possibly including evening hours. Classroom locations may vary to include: SJC Main Campus, SJC East Campus and SJC West Campus.

JOB QUALIFICATIONSA bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field is required; master's degree in one of these areas preferred. Two or more years of Teaching experience at the public school and post-secondary level is required. The successful candidate will value diversity and have a multicultural perspective with adult/minority students; and have a strong commitment to the community college philosophy. Experience with computer assisted instruction is also desired.

START DATEAugust 2009
OPEN DATEJune 16, 2009
CLOSING DATEOpen Until Filled

MATERIALS NEEDEDInterested candidates must submit 1) a SJC application for employment; 2) a letter of application indicating how the candidate meets the above-listed qualification requirements; 3) Resume 4) transcripts of all academic work; and, 5) three current letters of reference. Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of information submitted. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

CONTACTSan Juan College Human Resources
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
Phone: 505-566-3215 Fax: 505-566-3521

San Juan College is committed to policies of equal employment opportunity.
The College seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities.

Two Postdocs at Université Paris Descartes

Up to two postdoctoral research positions are available for two years each in a project funded by the ANR (Agence National de la Recherche). The positions are based at the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (CNRS & Université Paris Descartes, http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr) and will commence after September 2009.

Research Focus: The project aims at investigating functional and neurophysiological underpinnings of top-down guided bottom-up processing in humans. This issue shall be approached by using techniques from both experimental psychology (e.g. reaction times) and neurophysiology (especially event-related potentials).

We offer an international research environment where the candidates can continually add to their skills through involvement in different lines of research. Successful candidates will play a key role in designing / realising neuroscientific experiments and in preparing scientific publications (scientific articles and presentations at international conferences).

Requirement: Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science or Neuroscience. Candidates near to completion may also submit applications, indicating the expected date of completion.

Further requirements for successful candidates include:

* prior research experience in human cognitive psychology/neuroscience
* publications in scientific journals
* interest in the research field of executive control
* strong statistical knowledge
* prior research experience with EEG and/or fMRI (desirable)
* programming skills (desirable)
* excellent oral and written English language skills

The application must be supported by a Master's (or qualified equivalent) and PhD certificate, a CV, and a personal statement explaining the candidate's motivation. Names and email addresses of academic referees willing to support the candidate's application are very welcome.

Applications are to be submitted in electronic format only and will be considered until the positions are assigned. We will start assessing applications as of July 11 2009.

Please send your application to: Florian Waszak (Florian.Waszak@parisdescartes.fr and f.waszak@gmx.net)

Specialist at Northeastern University

Assistant/Associate Academic Specialist: Higher Education at Northeastern University
The College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University has developed an innovative doctor or education program to address the increasing need for individuals working in educational or learning environments to posses doctoral level competencies. This is a practitioner-focused program that integrates leadership with specialized areas designed to prepare individuals to advance and succeed in senior level leadership roles. The program integrates a project-based approach with rigorous academic work.

The College seeks a non-tenure track faculty who will teach full-time. Actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with the Doctor of Education program, which might include curriculum development, program evaluation, faculty mentoring, and doctoral project advising.

Responsibilities include: teaching performance; student advising; ensure a quality high-level experience for students in general; develop course content and materials and ensure appropriate fit with program and course objectives; curriculum review and development; establish; review and interview student applicants and support the admissions and recruitment process; serve on faculty and college committees; and serve on doctoral committees and review scholarly work. Nights are required with some weekends possible.

This position requires a commitment to teaching excellence and a high-level of student service. Appropriate terminal degree is required. A strong record of teaching experience appropriate to the doctoral-level is required, as is demonstrated leadership experience in higher education, or executive level experience in an appropriate field.

Additional Information
This is a non-tenure track renewable position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

How To Apply
Please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to l.jebali@neu.edu, or mail the above materials to: Lisa Jebali, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, 40 BV, Boston, MA 02115. No phone calls, please.

Three TT at University of Leuvenree

The Department of Education of the University of Leuven (Belgium) currently has three open faculty positions from October 1, 2010 in the following domains:

- School development and educational innovation
- Educational effectiveness
- Educational neurosciences.

Job descriptions and application information can be found at

Applications are accepted until September 30, 2009.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Outreach coordinator at UW-Madison

Physics Education Outreach Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin is seeking an Outreach Specialist. The principal duties of the position are:

Presentation and coordination of the Wonders of Physics Shows (70%)

Maintenance and development of demonstrations and the website (15%)

Development of funding strategies (10%)

Planning and coordination of outreach programs (5%)

Please go to http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_062232.html for a full description.

We are seeking candidates with a BS in Physics or related field with at least 2 years of broad experience and demonstrated achievement in special event programming and promotion. Experience working within a University or Science Technology Center preferred.

Applicants must send or email a cover letter and resume to Dr. James Reardon, UW-Madison Dept. of Physics, 1150 University Avenue, Madison WI 53706, jcreardon@wisc.edu so he receives it by July 3, 2009.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites
applications for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer
beginning August 17, 2009. The position is a ten month, non-tenure track
appointment. Although the initial appointment is for ten months,
continuing appointment may be possible. The primary responsibility is
teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The
minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or astronomy, experience
teaching introductory physics, and strong communication skills.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States from
August 17, 2009 to June 16, 2010. Familiarity with current trends in
undergraduate physics education is desirable. Research interests
compatible with the Department's current research activities are also
desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available. 

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita that includes details of
teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All
applications must be submitted online at https://mycareer.rit.edu/ 
(search for IRC30882). Applicants should also arrange to have three
current references send letters of support directly to Chair, Physics
Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of
Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603. 

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is July 10, 2009.
General inquiries should be addressed to cadsse@rit.edu. The Department
of Physics web page is located at http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/ .

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Five positions at Umea University

Over the next few years Umeå University in Sweden will promote research in the Educational Sciences in an extraordinary way. A new organisation Umeå School of Education has been implemented and several research areas will be supported by an additional grant of, in total, € 14.000.000.

Professors within following areas will be recruited:

- Two professors in the field of Measurement and Evaluation
- One Professor in the field of Literacy
- One professor in the field of ICT, Media and Learning
- One professor in the field of Special Education
LeMoyne-Owen College, an HBCU located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a four-year liberal arts college seeking applications for a faculty position as Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor preferably with a Ph.D. degree or M.S. in Physics to teach undergraduate physics and physical science courses.

The physics position is a tenure track full-time teaching position and successful candidates will be expected to carry a full teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester.

Salary Negotiable

Last Date to submit applications: Open Until Filled

Please submit your application with resume, transcripts, statement of philosophy of teaching, evidence of research and grantsmanship, if applicable, and a list of persons who will send letters of reference directly to the address given below.

Search Committee
Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
LeMoyne-Owen College
807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

Position at Stockholm University

Stockholm University is seeking to appoint a Professor of Education, at the
Department of Education (Applications are due no later than 10 August, 2009)

The successful applicant will be prepared to take a leading role in
developing research on education. She or he will also be prepared to take
active part in the teaching at the basic, advanced and research levels and
to contribute to the general administrative management of research and
teaching within the department and at the faculty level.
For more information about this position, see the attached position
announcement which will also be avaliable at

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo  
invites applications for a visiting position at the Assistant  
Professor level to begin in August 2009. Pending final budgetary  
approval, the appointment will be for one year with the possibility of  
reappointment for a second year at the discretion of the university.  
The position will have a primary focus on introductory physics,  
astronomy, and natural science courses. A Masters Degree in physics,  
astronomy, or a related field is required; a Ph.D in related fields is  
strongly preferred, along with prior teaching experience. The person  
in this position will be expected to teach twelve credit hours of  
courses per semester, some of which may include laboratory or  
recitation sections. We particularly encourage applications from women  
and minority candidates. Applicants should include a current CV, a  
statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. Review  
of the applications will begin on July 10, 2009. Applications should  
be sent to:

Chair, VAP Search Committee
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MS111
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH, 43606-3390
or by e-mail to Willie Brown (Willie.Brown@utoledo.edu).