Tuesday, May 25, 2010

VAP and Lecturer at RIT

The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor and one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. Both positions are 9.5 month, non-tenure track appointments that begin August 23, 2010 and end June 3, 2011. The lecturer position may have the possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility for these positions is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The Department of Physics web page is located at http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/. These positions are subject to available funding. We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


REQUIRED: PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, experience teaching introductory physics, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States from August 23, 2010 to June 3, 2011.

PREFERRED: Experience teaching in an interactive environment and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Research interests compatible with the Department's current research activities are also desirable.


Candidates should submit a curriculum vita that includes details of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and any evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials must be submitted online at https://mycareer.rit.edu/ -- search for IRC38336 (lecturer) or IRC38338 (VAP). Applicants should also arrange to have three current references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603. General inquiries should be addressed to cadsse@rit.edu. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 20, 2010.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All 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 make application.

[Ed. note: To save space/readers' eyes, I combined two separate ads for these positions into one.]

TT at Paine College

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics and Physical Science. The mission of Paine College, a church-related private institution, is to provide a liberal arts education of the highest quality that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare men and women for positions of leadership and service in the African American community, the nation, and the world.

The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate Physical Science and Physics courses each semester. Additional responsibilities include serving on College committees, advising students, supervising undergraduate student research projects and performing other related duties.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Physics/Physical Science or a related field and the ability and background to teach Junior and Senior level Physics courses using appropriate technology.

Submit the following information to apply for the position: Letter of application that details the applicant's expertise and outlines the applicant's qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae, a writing sample (i.e. published paper), three letters of recommendation, and copies of transcripts from institutions of higher education attended by the applicant. For more info on applying (including an online application form), see http://www.paine.edu/jobs.aspx?j=56.

Lecturer at Cal Poly SLO

The Physics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA is seeking to hire one or more Full-Time Lecturers for academic year 2010-2011, to begin September 2010. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics and possibly astronomy courses. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or a closely related field with a strong physics background) is required. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before September 13, 2010. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching. Recent Ph.D.'s are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application, and submit your completed application to requisition #102082. Please attach to your online application a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and a statement of professional goals. Please see online posting for mailing instructions for three letters of recommendation to be supplied directly by your references. Successful applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree. Positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin June 21, 2010; applications received after that date may be considered. For information about the Physics Department please see www.calpoly.edu/~phys. For questions, phone or email the Physics Department at 805-756-1752, or physics@calpoly.edu. Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nomination of all qualified individuals. EEO.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tenure-Track at Marymount University

The Department of Biology & Physical Sciences at Marymount University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physics beginning August 2011. Teaching requirements include calculus-based physics, astronomy, introduction to physical science, and possibly geology.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, academic advising, engaging in research and other scholarly activities, participating in curriculum and program development, and serving on academic committees.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or related field is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and the ability to publish research in the field.

Please complete the online application (www.marymountjobs.com) and provide a cover letter, CV, list of references, teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, and evidence of successful teaching. Items that cannot be attached may be sent to Dr. Amanda Wright, Chair, Physics Search Committee, School of Arts & Sciences, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207. Priority will given to those applicants who apply by October 1, 2010.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Laboratory Supervisor/Instructor at Depauw University

The Laboratory Supervisor serves as the supervisor of the Physics and Astronomy Department's laboratories and equipment. This is a full-time, 12-month schedule position. The incumbent also teaches some sections of introductory physics laboratories when student demand requires more lab sections than can be taught by the full-time faculty.
Setting up introductory and upper-level physics laboratories;
Preparing lecture demonstrations;
Managing and maintaining laboratory equipment;
Operating the department machine shop;
Assisting the faculty members with the development and maintenance of research laboratory facilities;
Simple repairs of electronic equipment;
Assist with maintenance and operation of equipment at McKim Observatory;
Teach laboratory sections in Physics 103, 104, 120, and 130 as needed:

Other duties at the direction of the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
B.A. or B.S. degree in Physics (or related science) required;
Demonstrated computer, electronics, and machine shop skills:
Ability to work with people, including faculty members and students, required;
Prior experience in an academic environment preferred.

See http://depauwjobs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-79679.html or email johncaraher at depauw.edu for more information.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Gay Stewart, Physics Dept. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is PI of the NSF Math Science Partnership, the College Ready in Mathematics and Physics Partnership. They are 1.5 years into a 5- year funded period, and their partnership manager is stepping down due to health concerns. They are looking for someone to fill that position. Fayetteville is a pleasant place to live, with nice schools and a reasonable cost of living. The partnership is ambitious and exciting. Details about College Ready can be found at http://collegeready.uark.edu.

The position announcement is posted on the UA Human Resources website: http://hr.uark.edu/jobdetails.asp?ListingID=6270 or email Gay for more information as well, gstewart@uark.edu .

Monday, May 17, 2010

Maine School of Science and Math is looking for a Physics teacher. It's a prestigious math/science high school. See more of the school at www.mssm.org

Deborah F. McGann
Maine School of Science and Mathematics
95 High Street
Limestone, ME 04750
207.325-3303 (School)
207.325.3340 (Fax)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Two postdocs at Worcester Polytech


Full-time or 80% time position available on the Science Assistments project, an intelligent tutoring system for middle school students’ inquiry in science. WPI currently provides and supports this system for middle schools in the Central Massachusetts area and is developing and implementing assessments for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geoscience. Information about the project team can be found at: http://users.wpi.edu/~sci_assistments/


Assist in the design of assessments to provide web-based tutoring for science inquiry
Assist in the pilot testing of assessments
Assist in the implementation of assessments into schools
Assist in data collection and analysis
Assist in developing project documents and papers
Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with teachers and school administrators
Other duties as assigned


A graduate degree in Science Education or in Learning Sciences (specializing in Science Education)
Excellent people skills are essential in order to interact with project team consisting of software engineers, teachers, graduate students, and school administrators
Excellent time management skills

For more information, contact Dr. Janice Gobert at jgobert@wpi.edu

Friday, May 7, 2010

VAP at North Central College

North Central College invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position at the visiting assistant professor level beginning September 2010. A Ph.D. is required; teaching experience is desirable. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching assignments will include introductory physics courses for science majors, a general education physics course, and upper level courses in classical dynamics and quantum mechanics. In addition, the successful candidate will have opportunities to mentor physics majors in our advanced laboratory tutorial.

North Central College is a 149 year-old selective comprehensive liberal arts college of 2700 students and is located in Naperville, IL, 30 miles west of Chicago, with convenient train access to Chicago. Please submit a letter of application, CV, a one-page statement of teaching interests, unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, and three letters of reference (under separate cover) to: Physics Search, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St, Naperville IL 60540, or email pdf documents to Dr. Paul Brandt, Chemistry/Physics Department Chair, at pfbrandt@noctrl.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE

VAP at West Virginia Univ.

The Department of Physics at West Virginia University invites applications to fill one or more non-tenure-track positions at the visiting assistant professor level. The successful candidate will likely teach several sections of introductory physics and/or descriptive astronomy each semester. Opportunities to teach upper division undergraduate physics courses may also be available. The appointment will begin August 16, 2010 and continue through May 15, 2011, with additional summer teaching support possible.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in physics and a demonstrated ability to teach at the introductory physics level. Experience with curriculum development is desirable. The department has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty. Active areas of research include condensed matter/solid state physics, plasma physics, applied physics, astrophysics, statistical physics, elementary particle physics, and nonlinear dynamics.

To apply, send a complete curriculum vita including a list of publications and relevant teaching experience to Earl Scime, Department of Physics, P.O. Box 6315, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506. E-mail: escime@wvu.edu (only pdf files by email please). Applications received by June 15, 2010 will be given full consideration. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Instructor at Zane State College

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: facilitating learning through providing learner-centered classroom and web-based instruction, laboratory management, advising students and evaluating their performance, cooperatively participating in curriculum development, assessing learning outcomes, and maintaining records. Other responsibilities include participating in professional development activities, performing community service, and contributing to College governance through active participation on various teams and committees.

Candidates must possess an earned master’s degree in physics or a master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 27 quarter or 18 semester hours in physics from an accredited institution. Prior teaching experience, preferably in a two-year college setting, is strongly preferred. Experience with curriculum development using instructional technology and distance learning is strongly preferred. Background in engineering or chemistry a plus. The successful candidate will be available to teach evenings and/or weekend courses as assigned.

Interested applicants must submit a Zane State College application form (available at http://www.zanestate.edu/employmentopportunities.htm), cover letter, resume, and college transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time). For full consideration, all documents mentioned above must be submitted together by the application deadline. If you are requesting transcripts from a college or university and cannot submit them with your application, please indicate that in your cover letter. All documents mentioned above must be submitted together. Please forward all materials to the Human Resources Office, Zane State College, 1555 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate teaching competency in a simulated classroom setting. Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2010. The search will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Salisbury Univ.

The Department of Physics at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor (1 year, possibly renewable for 3 years). Primary Job Duties Teaching introductory physics lectures and labs, electronics courses, and possibly other upper-level physics classes.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D or ABD in Physics or a closely related field, with strong preference for Ph.D, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the expectation that candidate complete doctoral degree in a timely manner.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability and interest in engaging students in undergraduate research will be considered a plus. Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching strategies that support a diverse student body.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests appropriate for an undergraduate institution, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Gail Welsh at gswelsh@salisbury.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 23, 2010. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2010 or January 15, 2011.

Faculty at Bard High School Early College Queens

A national model for the reform of adolescent education, Bard High School Early College Queens seeks physics applicants interested in working with a diverse group of New York City students in a program that enables them to move in four years from ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College, as well as a New York State Regents diploma.

We seek to hire a physicist from any subfield who is interested in teaching and in developing a research program. The successful applicant will have college teaching experience, will hold the Ph.D. in most cases, and will be a skilled educator interested in engaging and challenging early college students. (Please note: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.) In addition to introductory college physics and electives, s/he will teach physics in our innovative high school science program, which is designed to engage students with scientific research.

Applicants should be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues in developing and teaching an innovative science curriculum. Interdisciplinary interests and strengths (e.g. in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science) are desirable. In addition, all faculty actively participate in the life of the school, advising students, serving on committees, or sponsoring extracurricular activities.

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to ybergner@bhsec.bard.edu or to the address below.

Yoav Bergner
Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thomson Ave, 6th Fl.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Please also describe a brief classroom or education anecdote, drawn from your experience as a teacher or student, which you interpret for us (c. 250 words). Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the positions are filled. BHSEC Queens is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

VAP at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College Physics Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical replacement position as Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2010. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year comprehensive institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. Responsibilities include teaching assigned courses with associated office hours, grading, and grade assignment. Faculty members are also expected to participate in activities of the physics community and the College.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or related discipline preferred. Outstanding candidates who are ABD will be considered. Teaching experience at the college level is also expected.

Visit our website www.icjobs.org to apply. Questions about online application, call (607) 274-1207. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.