Monday, January 25, 2010

VAP at Skidmore College

The Department of Physics at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time faculty position for academic year 2010-2011. The rank of the appointment is open, and will be determined at the time of hiring based on the experience of the successful candidate. A Ph.D. is required; prior teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the physics curriculum; opportunities may exist to contribute to the delivery of all-College requirements. The normal teaching load is 17-19 contact hours per academic year.

To be considered for this position; please fill out an online faculty application (see URL below) and attach your Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and a brief description of teaching experience (attach as other) by April 1, 2010.

Additionally, please send three letters of reference to: Mary Crone Odekon, Chair, Department of Physics, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Online app. form:

TT at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

The Department of Physics ( at Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting fall 2010. A Ph.D. or the equivalent in physics is required. Applicants must be committed to excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment, both within the physics major and within the University's General Educations curriculum. While applications from either experimental or theoretical physicists are welcome, the position will require teaching both lecture and laboratory courses across the undergraduate physics curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to engage in appropriate research and scholarship that includes the participation of undergraduate students. Nebraska Wesleyan University is a nationally recognized liberal arts institution with a strong tradition in the sciences.

To apply, send a letter indicating your ideas on what constitutes good teaching, your experience, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and names of 3 to 5 references to Dr. Dave Goss, Interim Chair, Department of Physics, 5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504; e-mail:; fax (402)465-2179. Application review will begin February 18, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the appointment is made. NWU is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity among its faculty and staff. Applications and nominations of womern and minorities are strongly encouraged.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

faculty at Karlstad University

A new faculty position is open as scientific leader in the expansive field of education research at Karlstad University in Sweden.

Applicants are expected to have established research and developed courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics Education. The position is well funded for at least two years to initiate a research program in the field of teaching and learning studies
connected to the strong teacher education. Collaboration within the research group in Science, Mathematics and Engineering education research and with other groups in the international community will be important and is expected to allow for
successful future external funding.

See for the full posting.

Last date for application is March 1st, 2010.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

TT at Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech University, an undergraduate, state-supported institution of ~8,800 students, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2010. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or closely related field. Teaching duties are 12 credit hours/semester (undergraduate physics, general education physical science and laboratories as directed) in addition to other duties as assigned. Teaching experience and experimental research background is a plus.

Send letter of application including curriculum vita, official transcripts, teaching philosophy, and description of research plans that involve undergraduates along with three letters of reference to Dr. Richard Cohoon, Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Arkansas Tech University, 1701 N. Boulder Ave., Russellville, AR 72801-2222. Closing date is February 26, 2010. More details are available at AA/EOE.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TT at University of Wisconsin -- Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level position for Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 2010. A Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or closely related field is required when contract starts. Applicants should have a strong potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Seeking external funding for scholarly activities is desirable. UW-Stout is a laptop campus and willingness to use technology in the classroom is required. Construction on a new science building will be complete in Fall 2010. Additional information and directions for applying can be found at or by contacting the search committee chair Dr. Laura McCullough at Applications must be complete by February 15th, 2010 at 5 p.m. CST. The University of Wisconsin-Stout values diversity and strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates. EO/AA.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Instructor at University of Victoria

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria invites dynamic individuals with a passion for teaching physics to undergraduate students to apply for a Senior Instructor position. This is a two-year term position. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics and have significant teaching experience at the university or college level. The Senior Instructor is expected to teach undergraduate physics courses at both introductory and advanced levels. The ability to teach astronomy courses as well is valued. The teaching load over a full year is eight one-term courses.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and copies of graduate transcripts, as well as a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a summary of courses taught, and documentation of teaching effectiveness. The contact information for at least three referees should be sent to:

Robert Kowalewski, Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8W 3P6

Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to The consideration of applications will begin on February 26, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The expected starting date is July 1, 2010, although alternative starting dates may be considered.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

VAP at Eckerd College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, one-year position, to start September, 2010. PhD in Physics or related discipline required. Teach seven courses per academic year, including introductory calculus-based and advanced physics courses, and associated instructional laboratories.

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by February 15 to: Dr. Harry W. Ellis, Natural Science Collegium, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. No electronic applications please. EOE Applications from women/minority candidates are encouraged.

Monday, January 4, 2010

VAP at Allegheny College

The Physics Department at Allegheny College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical leave replacement, beginning Fall Semester 2010. A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is required. Teaching responsibilities include up to six course equivalents per year. There is also the opportunity for collaborative research with other members of the department. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.

Please send via mail a letter of application, a c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to David Statman, Chair, Physics Department, Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Electronic applications will not be considered. We will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2010 and will continue the search until the position is filled. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Non-TT at Chatham University

Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time, renewable-term Assistant Professor to begin in August 2010. Teaching responsibilities include general physics, related laboratories, and mathematics. The successful candidate will do theoretical research with undergraduates. More information about Chatham and its mission is available at

Candidates must have a strong background in physics and mathematics, a Ph.D., and appropriate experience in research and teaching. Review of applications will begin in late January and continue until the position is filled.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package for full-time employees including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan. Interested candidates should send a letter of application containing the names of 3 references, a C.V., and teaching and research statements to: Chatham University, Attn: H.R. Dept., Pos. #1244, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

VAP at Oberlin College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year (with possible extension to a second year), beginning with the fall semester of 2010, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or higher. The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of physics for both science and non-science majors.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the PhD degree in Physics or a related field (in hand or expected by the first semester of academic year 2010). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief description of the candidate's teaching experience and interests, undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts, and three recent letters of reference, should be mailed to Dr. Dan Stinebring, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 110 N. Professor St., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by February 15, 2010. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. No electronic applications will be accepted.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.