Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TT at Harvey Mudd College

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2011. In exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be considered.

The department (http://www.physics.hmc.edu) has twelve full-time members; we graduate approximately twenty physics majors each year. We seek an experimental physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates. The successful candidate must be able to involve undergraduates in an active research program. Current areas of research in the department include atomic physics, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy, biophysics, energy and the environment, geophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, and experimental and theoretical particle physics, including string theory. We are interested in a candidate who can either complement one of our existing areas of research or establish a new research area.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2010, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates could be involved in this research, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references to Professor John S. Townsend, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment.

Monday, August 30, 2010

TT at the College of Wooster

The College of Wooster Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2011 to teach a variety of physics courses and labs, guide student research projects, and develop a publishable research program involving students. Ph.D. in Physics or related field required. Experimentalist preferred. Participation in the College's interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar, is expected.

Our department is an inclusive community that emphasizes cooperation over competition, resulting in high student satisfaction (AIP report June 2004) with close faculty-student interactions and mentoring. Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school outreach program. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program. Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate origin of Ph.D.s when compared with other 4-year institutions. Over 17 years, students from 20 states and 43 institutions have collaborated with our faculty on NSF-REU funded research projects.

Send curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Susan Lehman, Chair, Department of Physics, The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or SLehman@wooster.edu. Electronic submission (pdf) is preferred. Consideration of applications will begin 15 October 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.

Junior Research Fellowships at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is delighted to invite applications for its Junior Research Fellowship scheme, to give outstanding early-career researchers an opportunity to develop independent research programmes. In 2011, we will be awarding up to 20 fellowships. Each one offers up to three years funding (stipend in the range £31,340 to £36,860 and up to £10,000 per annum research expenses). Fellowships are designed to provide freedom to focus on research: there are no obligatory teaching or administrative duties. Applicants will be encouraged to apply for additional sources of funding to allow them to strengthen their research programme.

Proposals will be accepted in all research areas active at Imperial College London. Multidisciplinary projects are welcomed.

Applicants will need to identify an Imperial College academic staff member to act as their sponsor who will provide laboratory space, facilities and mentorship for the tenure of the fellowship. Candidates may be from the UK or abroad and will be normally expected to have up to 4 years post-doctoral experience at the time of application. Proposals will be judged primarily on the basis of scientific merit, track record of the applicant and potential for development of an independent research programme.

Application forms can be found at www.imperial.ac.uk/jrf
Informal enquiries to juniorresearchfellowships@imperial.ac.uk
Deadline for proposals October 29 2010

Program Coordinator at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences will be searching in Fall 2010 for a PhD-level Program Coordinator for a new Science Literacy Program (SLP). While this position will initially be part of a 4-year HHMI-funded Undergraduate Science Education program, it is anticipated that the position will continue beyond the grant period. The SLP is an interdisciplinary education program involving the biology, physics, chemistry, and geological science departments. More information is available from Judith Eisen (biology) or Michael Raymer (physics).

Friday, August 27, 2010

TT at Queensborough Community College

Title: Assistant Professor - Physics
Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.
Queensborough Community College offers a unique opportunity for research involving undergraduates in a community college setting and is the first NSF sponsored REU physics site at a community college. Among the active areas of research are astronomy, biophysics, imaging and physics education. The Physics Department sponsors the A.A.S. degree in Laser and Fiber Optics Engineering Technology, and co-sponsors the A.S. in Engineering Science and the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science). For more information see www.qcc.cuny.edu/Physics

Teach courses in physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy. Mentor and advise students; work with the department in the evaluation, implementation and assessment of courses and pedagogy. Participate in Departmental and College activities including committees, curriculum development and preparation of grants. Continued scholarly activities and publications are required for tenure and promotion. Successful candidate may be required to teach some night and possibly Saturday classes.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Programs Manager at APS

The American Physical Society (APS) www.aps.org, the premier membership association for physicists, seeks a dynamic and personable science professional to fill the position of Minority Bridge Program Project Manager based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line). At present, this is a part-time (.50 FTE), one-year position, however it is anticipated that this position will be extended to full time beginning mid-year 2011. The Minority Bridge Program Project Manager reports to the APS Director of Education and Outreach and works in conjunction with the Diversity Programs Administrator, to organize and carry out program elements aimed at developing national bridge programs that will increase the number of minorities receiving doctoral degrees in physics. Responsibilities include: Extensive travel (10-12 short overnight trips) to minority serving institutions to establish contacts and set up recruiting links with minority students suitable for entry into bridge programs at doctoral institutions. Organize a summer national gathering to bring together minority students, doctoral granting institution faculty, and minority-serving institution faculty to further plans for establishing bridge programs, provide initial mentoring for students, and build energy in the community for continued work on this project; conduct a literature review into known barriers that limit minority participation in graduate programs, and summarize the findings in a web document outlining the issues; write summary documents and plans for the next steps in establishing bridge programs.

PhD in physics or related science required. Experience and compassion in dealing with issues faced by minorities or the underprivileged and an understanding of the issues faced in undergraduate and graduate education in physics needed. Ability to travel a must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary. Starting salary $30 - $32 per/hr.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and a list of your professional references to the attention of the Director of Human Resources via e-mail: personnel@aps.org

Graduate Fellowships in East Asia

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

Directorship at McGraw-Hill

Position: Director of Digital Content, Physics
McGraw-Hill Higher Education/Science, Engineering and Mathematics

The Director of Development will be responsible for managing the content authoring process for all textbook and non-textbook-specific digital learning tools. Specifically, the position will manage the content development process to be followed by authors, contributors, vendors (including programming and quality assurance) and will provide key direction to the tool/feature set development of all discipline-specific platforms.

2. ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES with percent times :

• Create, maintain, and manage the execution of content authoring guidelines for digital learning tools and work with Publisher and Digital Project Manager to assure vendor compliance with said guidelines. This position will be responsible for compliance for all phases of development from inception to beta to delivery to market. (35%)
• Manage digital authors and the content development process for all key titles in major discipline course areas and work to assure authors are maintaining schedules and executing authoring standards. (35%)
• Work with digital and discipline content team to develop new tool/feature set for discipline-specific products and platform development based on instructional design best practices. Play key role in investigating, scanning and evaluating potential new digital learning tools and evaluating competitive systems. (10%)
• Play key role in development events such as symposia, focus groups, conventions, online meetings, etc. Roles include, but are not limited to, creating event goals and agendas, presenting and moderating discussions, developing prototypes for customer feedback, and creating key feedback post-mortem documents to drive decision-making. (10%)
• Train discipline development staff and other internal stakeholders (senior management, sales representatives, technology specialists, etc.) on new content tools and feature sets of digital learning tools as needed. (10%)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Part Time Research Assistant at CUNY

General Description:
The City University of New York (CUNY) and the NYC Department of Education (DOE) are collaborating in the areas of research, partner engagement, aligning academic standards, advisement and counseling, and accountability and sustainability. This partnership is supported by a three-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) grant, and aims to increase the number of students who graduate from New York City public schools ready for college level work and to increase the number of students from New York City who complete a college degree.

Under the supervision of CUNY and DOE, and in support of the development of the CLIP grant, the Research Assistant will perform simple to moderately complex research utilizing education data sets, investigation, or analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually.

Given the immediate needs of the project, the selected candidate must be available to begin work quickly. The position is available for one year.

Other Duties:
• Assists research staff and CLIP team in coordinating research projects;
• Follows protocols for gathering qualitative and/or quantitative data, coding data or information, constructing data bases using specified technology, analyzing data, maintaining data security, and archiving data as needed;.
• Keeps accurate, well-organized records;
• Maintain confidentiality as required by the project or as directed by supervisors.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:
• Extensive experience working with longitudinal data sets;
• Knowledge of educational data sets, and/or K-12 performance data;
• Ability to effectively use SAS or SPSS, as well as all basic research equipment and devices standard to the field;
• Ability to use web-based technology, as needed;
• Ability to communicate effectively with other researchers, with supervisors and make clear, accurate observations orally and in writing;
• Ability to take direction and work as part of a team as well as independently;
• Master’s Degree and at least two years of social science related data analysis.

Salary: $30-$40/hour
19-24hours per week

Instructions for applying: Interested parties should apply through the CUNY Research Foundation’s website: http://www.rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/default.asp

Research Officer at London Knowledge Lab

Salary in the range £29,854 – £35,647 pro rata per annum, plus pro rata of £2,323 London Allowance. Fixed term until 30 September 2013. Job share considered

We are seeking a suitably qualified graduate to work with Professor Luckin on the Taking on the Teenagers project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The project has been developed for the UK Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation Scheme (TEDDI), and is the first energy efficiency scheme to engage directly with teenagers, who will be involved as ‘co-investigators' of the project and will be encouraged to report their findings using online communities and social networking with cutting-edge, mobile phone and wireless sensor technologies.

You will have a good first degree and a higher degree in a relevant discipline. You will also have some experience of working in funded research and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

This appointment will be subject to an enhanced CRB Disclosure.
Reference: 7AC-CPLKL-4968
Closing date: 31 August 2010
To apply online please visit http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk or tel 020 7612 6159

Friday, August 20, 2010

TT and T at University of Maryland -- College Park

Professor: STEM Learning / STEM Education Assistant/Associate Professor: Science Learning / Science Education

The College of Education invites highly qualified individuals to apply for two new faculty positions related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning and education. We seek individuals who have established dynamic research programs whose emphasis may include new theories of learning, innovative practices in teaching, and the study and design of emerging technologies. We invite these exemplary individuals to join College of Education faculty as we engage in a shared vision of teaching and research on the cognitive, social, cultural, and technological aspects of learning that enhance education in the sciences and beyond.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Math / Science Curriculum Developer at ACT, Inc.

ACT, Inc. is currently inviting qualified candidates with a Master's degree and at least 4-6 years experience teaching math or science at the middle school or high school level to apply for the position of Senior Test Development Associate, Classroom Connections. This position will be located at our national headquarters office in Iowa City, Iowa.

ACT is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized leader in educational assessment, research, and information services. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in elementary and secondary schools, colleges, professional associations, and government agencies. ACT programs and services have one guiding purpose: helping people achieve education and workplace success.

The Senior Test Development Associate will plan, conduct, and coordinate the design and development of middle school and high school materials that will be used to enhance teachers' ability to increase the rigor of their classrooms. The person in this position will also assist in the design and development of outreach materials that will enhance the use of test results and strengthen the instruction-assessment link. Other typical work-related activities include:

Director of Asssessment at Tufts

Director of Assessment for Arts and Sciences/Full-Time Lecturer in Educational Assessment (Non-tenure-track)

[Note from David Hammer: This search is canceled. Alas.]

Full Time Physics Faculty at Lone Star College

Posting Number 10925
Position Title Faculty, Physics Advertised
Location: Lone Star College-North Harris, Greenspoint & Carver Center
Hiring Range Starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. This is a full-time contract- level position. Incumbent may choose 9 or 10.5-month work schedule.

Position Summary
Provides learning activities and support that lead to the achievement of course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the Lone Star College System and the community. Responsibilities include learning facilitation, personal and professional development, and institutional and community service. Primary functions are to plan, develop, and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student learning.

Position Status Full-time Essential

Job Functions
Teaches full range of freshman and sophomore Physics courses.

Advises students in academic matters.

Evaluates students by a variety of means to measure their progress in achieving course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress.

Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Works with students outside of classroom as needed and is accessible through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.

Makes continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develops and uses a syllabus for each course within college and departmental guidelines. Post syllabus online for each course, each semester.

Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.

Plans, develops, and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Teaches courses in a distance-learning environment as needed.

Establishes annual objectives, including personal and professional growth plans in consultation with dean.

Participates in college-related activities such as registration, community education, recruitment of students, student advising, graduation, selection of faculty, student activities, and/or special programs.

Serves on departmental, college and system-wide committees, as needed.

Submits required college reports and forms.

Becomes familiar with and adheres to all policies and procedures of the LSC System.

Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

TT at Clayton State University

THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES at Clayton State University is seeking applicants for Assistant Professor of Physics. The successful candidate will meet the following:

- Earned PhD in physics or a closely related field (ABD candidates near to completion will be considered).
- Ability to teach courses related to physical science and laboratories.

- A strong background in physics.
- The ability and desire to teach physics courses.
- Successful college teaching experience.
- Ability and desire to perform research with undergraduate students in area of expertise.
- Experience in and ability to provide leadership in using technology in teaching, including supporting and/or implementing courses using the Internet.

- Teach calculus-based and algebra-based Introductory Physics courses and labs and elective courses in area of expertise to support the Physics minor.
- Engage in scholarly activity leading to presentation and publication.
- Develop proposals to support projects in undergraduate research and/or science education or have the ability to perform collaborative research at other institutions.
- Develop new upper division courses in area of expertise to support the Physics minor.
- Participate in service to Department, College, University and community.
- Serve as an advisor for pre-engineering and pre-physics students.

Part-Time Adjunct at Mt. Hood Community College

The Physics Department at Mt. Hood Community College is accepting applications for a part-time Instructor - Physics to teach GS 104 (01)
Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Master's degree (or higher) in Physics OR Master's degree (or higher) with 24 graduate credit hours in Physics.

Please note: you must meet all the stated requirement in order to be considered for this position.

For more information and to apply, please click (or copy and paste into your browser): http://jobs.mhcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51465

If you do not already have an account, you will be able to create one before applying for this position. If you need assistance with our on-line application system, please call 503-491-7612 or email hr@mhcc.edu. Please do not use this contact information to apply. This position is open until filled with anticipated start date of September 20.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

Application Information

Contact:Human Resources
Mt. Hood Community College
Online App. Form:http://jobs.mhcc.edu

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Lecturer at Burlington County College

The Lecturer will teach 15 credits per semester as part of the base workload.

In addition, the Lecturer will assume responsibility for outcomes assessment in one or more courses in the discipline, participate on college committees including Middle States, and contribute in a meaningful way to the college community. This is a non-tenure track appointment.

Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Physics or a related field.

-Teaching experience in the discipline
-Teaching experience at the college level
-Experience in the use of instructional technologies

Preferred Experience:
Physics curriculum design and development. One year of industrial experience involving the applications of Physics, Solid State Physics, or Astronomy.

Application Information

Contact:Human Resources Department
Burlington County College
Phone:609-894-9311 Ext. 1390
Online App. Form:https://jobs.bcc.edu

Adjunct Professor at Valencia College

Instruct in discipline or discipline areas in which he/she has specific training and/or competence. As such, is expected to plan, organize, and facilitate in a manner to promote and guide successful student knowledge acquisition, either on-campus or at off-campus sites, in keeping with learning-centered values and goals.

Appropriate level of education [required] See Credentials Procedures Manual at http://faculty.valencia.cc.fl.us/forms/credentialsmanual.htm for details.

Teaching experience appropriate at the community college level. (In some cases, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to support an application in lieu of degree and course work requirements.)

For consideration a completed Valencia Community College employment application is required. In order to complete the application process the following documents is required: resume. To download the application visit our website at https://jobs.valenciacc.edu or call 407-582-8002. EA/EO.

Transcripts (showing degree conferred) and learning centered statement describing his/her concept of a learning centered institution required at the time of application. Be prepared to upload the required documents. It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign transcripts evaluated by an authorized evaluation service.

Application Information

Postal Address:Human Resources
Valencia Community College
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Online App. Form:https://jobs.valenciacc.edu

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AP Physics Lecturer at The Petroleum Institude in Abu Dhabi

The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi is seeking applications for Lecturers to teach Advanced Placement Physics courses in the AUP Physics Unit beginning in the Fall 2010 semester.

Applicants are required to have at least a Masters degree in Physics or Physics Education, and must have demonstrated experience and achievement in teaching at the secondary, foundation/bridging and/or undergraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well in teams, and possess strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrate experience with current science pedagogy and enquiry based learning techniques. Another desirable attribute is some experience in teaching Advanced Placement Physics courses. Experience in the Middle East is preferred but is not a requirement.

The successful candidate will work closely with other members in the AUP Physics team in a continuing effort to refine the curriculum and to achieve common departmental goals. Other responsibilities include liaising with colleagues in the AP unit (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry); AUP English and Computing Units and the Independent Learning Center, as well as liaising with colleagues in the Arts & Sciences Program (1st and 2nd year college).

Furthermore, an integral part of the Lecturer's responsibilities is developing the study skills and work habits of the AUP students in order to prepare them for success in their 1st year at the college level. This is carried out by working with the students one-on-one and by communicating with the counselors and other academic department members.

Salary/Benefits: The total compensation package includes a tax-free 12-month base salary, and a benefits allowance that covers relocation, housing, initial furnishings, utilities; transportation (automobile purchase loan), health insurance, end-of-service benefit and annual leave travel. Applicants must be in excellent health and will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit all materials online at www.pi.ac.ae/jobs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until successful candidates are selected. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Application Information

Contact:Office of Academic Recruiting
President's Office
The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi
Online App. Form:http://tbe.taleo.net/NA11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PETROLEUMINSTITUT E&cws=1&rid=176

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Policy Fellowship at American Association for the Advancement of Science

For more than 35 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy. Fellows select assignments in Congressional offices or federal agencies. This is a year-long opportunity, beginning September 1 and ending August 31. Most federal agencies offer Fellows the ability to renew for a second year. AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.

AAAS partners with more than 30 scientific societies that also sponsor fellowships. They conduct separate application and selection processes and provide different stipend and benefits support. Individuals interested in the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are encouraged to apply with all scientific societies for which they qualify.

Apply: The deadline is December 5th, 2010. AAAS accepts online applications only. Full details at www.fellowships.aaas.org

Eligibility & Criteria. To be considered for a fellowship, all successful applicants must:
* Hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, etc.), in any of the following: Social/Behavioral sciences, Medical/Health disciplines, Biological, Physical or Geosciences. Applicants with a MS in engineering and three or more years of post-degree professional experience also qualify. All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline.
* Have solid scientific and technical credentials and the endorsement of three references.
* Show a commitment to serve society.
* Exhibit good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, to decision-makers and non-scientific audiences.
* Demonstrate integrity, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities.
* Hold U.S. citizenship.

Lectureship at Aberystwyth University

Grade 7 (from point 33 upwards) / 8: £32,620 - £43,840

The Institute of Mathematics and Physics at Aberystwyth University seeks to appoint a lecturer in physics with outstanding research potential to contribute to our programme of research and teaching. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physics and a proven record of research of international standing with publications in leading journals. Physicists whose interests would strengthen the research in optical and/or electron spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. This open-ended post is available from October 2010.

Ref: MP.10.04 Closing date: 3 September 2010 NOTE: Please put the post reference on the front of your envelope and on your application form. Completed Applications Forms should be signed and returned to the Human Resources Recruitment Team by fax or post. Bilingual Institution which operates a Welsh Language scheme. Committed to Equal Opportunities. Operations Team: vacancies@aber.ac.uk / Tel: 01970 628442 / Fax: 01970 622975 For information and application forms please go to www.aber.ac.uk/hr

Lectureship at Shanghai Sino-British College

Sino-British College is an international college, which is located in central Shanghai, China, established by University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, and Northern Consortium United Kingdom (NCUK).This education establishment has been welcomed and given full support by the Shanghai Government as it is in line with the government's strategy to increase Shanghai's competitiveness globally through education.

Due to the increase in student numbers, we are now inviting applications for our teaching posts for academic year 2010/2011 for SBC: Subject Teacher/Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Mathematics/Further Maths for Pre-undergraduate programme
We give preference to teachers able to teach a combination of subjects especially Maths and Physics.Minimum qualifications: Lecturer: Master's degree, teaching qualification and 2 years teaching experience
Contracts: one year renewable

Remuneration packages (per year):We offer a very attractive package which includes salary ranging from RMB 240,000/yr to RMB360,000/yr (£24,000 to £36,000) for Lecturers, plus RMB 60,000/yr (£6,000) accommodation & living allowance, flights, baggage allowance, insurance, settling-in allowance and paid leave.

Closing date: Sept. 15th , 2010 Further details of all programmes are available from the NCUK website -http://www.ncuk.ac.uk For enquires and application forms, please contact Tracy Zhao at +86 21 6474 1117. All applications should be sent to Tracy Zhao by email at tracy.zhao@sbc-usst.edu.cn

Two posts at Sheffield Hallam University

Research Professors in Education
Sheffield Hallam University - Faculty of Development and Society

x 2 posts

Salary circa £55,000 per annum

Provide strategic leadership for education research across the faculty and strengthen Sheffield Hallam's established reputation in the field.

The roles

These two new posts will be critical to maintaining Sheffield Hallam's established reputation in education research, policy and practice. One will be based in the Department of Teacher Education and one in the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion.

Both are thriving departments that seek to contribute to the development of professional communities and practice. They achieve this through initial and continuing professional education; work in the children, young people and early years sectors; and consultancy and research.

Joining a team with a strong research culture that is committed to high-quality teaching and scholarship, you will also collaborate closely with two research centres: the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research, and the Centre for Science Education.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Many positions at the University of Maine

The University of Maine will soon be announcing the following positions, all as part of a recently funded Math and Science Partnership, the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, a 5 year project funded with $12.3 million dollars:

3 postdoctoral fellowships in the physical sciences.

1 tenure track faculty position in Science Education (College of Education and Human Development)

1 tenure track faculty position in either Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

1 tenure track faculty position in Marine Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Biology (College of Natural Sciences and Forestry Administration)

Formal searches for these positions will be announced in the next few weeks. Contact Michael Wittmann for more details.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Postdoc at University of Colorado at Boulder

CU-Boulder is likely to be searching for a new postdoc to start in January working on upper-division E&M reforms. Steve Pollock has more details.

TT at Kansas State University

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University seeks a faculty member to join its physics education research (PER) group. Experience with research on problem solving, transfer of learning, teaching/learning with technology in physics or other research on the teaching and learning of physics that complement and/or expand the existing PER efforts will be considered favorably. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Physics Department. Candidates must present credentials which will justify appointment at this level, including a Ph.D. and research experience beyond the doctorate in PER.

The Department has an outstanding physics education research program (KSUPER), which was founded in 1972. At present KSUPER includes 2 tenured faculty, both of whom have received national awards for their PER efforts. A detailed description of research activities, post-docs and graduate students in KSUPER can be found at http://web.phys.ksu.edu/.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population. He/she will be expected to obtain external funding for research activities, collaborate with other faculty in physics and other academic departments and build a national and international reputation in PER.

Applications should be sent, to PER Search Committee, 116 Cardwell Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-2601 or to persearch@phys.ksu.edu . Applications should include a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests. The applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference sent. Screening of applicants will begin on October 18, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Background checks required. EEOE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TT at Michigan State University

The College of Natural Science at Michigan State University expects to recruit a disciplinary science educator with research interests in teaching and learning at the undergraduate level. We seek a tenure system faculty scholar, preferably at the Assistant Professor level, with priority given to research interests in the life sciences but PER are strongly encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates at any level, and with interests in any field of science education are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a tenure home within an appropriate science department and affiliation with the Division of Science and Mathematics Education, which promotes cross-college collaborations on STEM teaching and learning.

Applicants are expected to hold a doctorate in a disciplinary science or a related field; demonstrate scholarly accomplishment or promise through published material; and provide evidence of the capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit needs, and the candidate’s experience and interests. Involvement in continuing collaborations among faculty interested in teaching and learning in STEM disciplines is expected.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Programs Manager at APS

The American Physical Society (APS) http://www.aps.org, the premier membership association for physicists, seeks a dynamic and personable science education professional to fill the position of Teacher Education Programs Manager based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line). Reporting to the Society’s Assistant Director of Education, this position has responsibilities in three chief areas: PhysTEC (the joint APS – AAPT project dedicated to improving and promoting the education of future physics and physical science teachers.), Teacher Professional Development, and Curriculum Development. Responsibilities include: Organizing national workshops and topical conferences on issues relevant to physics teacher education; Managing PhysTEC Noyce Scholars project and PhysTEC member institution; Conducting site visits to PhysTEC funded institutions; Helping organize and conduct PhysTEC annual meetings; Engaging university faculty and staff in developing activities to improve APS developed curriculum with other research-based active-engagement curriculum and pedagogy; Seeking external funding, where appropriate, to expand our efforts in providing professional development for physics teachers; Working with AAPT to integrate APS professional development activities with their efforts; Serving as liaison with APS Outreach to integrate efforts; Helping develop appropriate physics curriculum based on APS-sponsored projects or products (e.g., Nuclear Forensics, LaserFest); and Working with physics teachers to vet ideas, classroom-test materials, and provide feedback on curricular ideas. PhD in physics or related science required and high school physics teaching experience. Experience with teacher education is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary. To apply, send cover letter with salary requirement, resume and a list of professional references to the attention of the Director of Human Resources via e-mail: personnel@aps.org or fax: 301-699-8144. EOE M/F/D/V

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lecturer at Wayne State University

Essential Functions: Teach in a one-year Lecturer position. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both lecture and laboratory Physics courses, including, revamping introductory Physics labs. Perform related administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MA required. PhD in Physics preferred. Two to four years teaching experience at the college/university level
[Ed. Apply online here:] https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

VAP at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University - College of Arts & Science, School of Science and Technology

£29,853 - £43,840 per annum (Grade: H/I) Post No: S2057
Fixed term: 9 months
Clifton Campus

The School of Science and Technology is an exciting multi-disciplinary environment for learning, teaching and research. Our portfolio of undergraduate courses covers the school’s core disciplines of Physics, Mathematics, Biosciences, Chemistry, Forensics, Sports Science, Computing and Technology. Our research is multi-disciplinary and was highly rated in RAE2008. In our teaching and research we aim to be exciting, innovative and relevant.

We are seeking to appoint a physicist or applied mathematician with excellent communication and presentation skills to undertake teaching and associated duties on first or second year undergraduate modules in physics and mathematics. The work could, for example, involve giving lectures or seminars on mathematics or statistics for first year students on physics or other science programmes, teaching topics such as sound or microscopy, or taking IT or instrumentation classes. The post is for a fixed term of nine months.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Robin Turner, Academic Team Leader, via emailrobin.turner@ntu.ac.uk or Dr Bill Neal, Physics Programmes Manager, email bill.neal@ntu.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 22 August 2010

Further application details are available at www.ntu.ac.uk/vacancies. If you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print) please contact us at job.vacancies@ntu.ac.uk

Please quote appropriate Post No. S2057 when applying or in the event of a query. CVs will only be accepted when submitted with a fully completed application form. We are actively implementing equality of opportunity policies and seek people who share our commitment. www.ntu.ac.uk

TT at Amherst College

The Amherst College Physics Department is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physics, to begin July, 2011. The College seeks a physicist with broad intellectual interests and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to research involving undergraduates. A Ph.D. degree in Physics or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates in experimental physics with postdoctoral research and teaching experience as well as to candidates whose research plans provide opportunities for on-site undergraduate participation. Start-up funds are available. Amherst College is a premiere, private liberal arts college with approximately 1,700 students. The College has a lively intellectual and cultural environment enhanced by the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), which provides many opportunities for scholarly seminars and research collaborations. The department currently has six regular faculty members and two visiting faculty members. The research interests of faculty members include experimental tests of fundamental symmetries, the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates, the quantum behavior of nanomagnets and superconducting “qubits,” foundations of quantum mechanics, and theoretical high-energy physics. The Physics Department has excellent machine and electronics shops, as well as a skilled technical support staff.

Applicants should submit a current C.V., including a list of publications, and a letter describing plans for teaching and research at Amherst. Application materials should be submitted electronically through https://jobs.amherst.edu. In addition, they should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Chair, Department of Physics,Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 or, by email, to physicschair@amherst.edu.Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

TT at Juniata College

The Physics Department invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position starting Fall 2011. Our main selection criterion will be the promise of outstanding teaching. We are seeking candidates vitally interested in teaching undergraduate physics for both majors and non-majors, including upper division lecture and laboratory courses. Appointment is open to strong candidates of any research focus, and individuals who can support our curriculum in the area of astronomy/astrophysics are particularly encouraged to apply. Start-up funds for research will be available and pursuit of external funding for research is encouraged. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to perform professional, university, and community service. Juniata College is a selective liberal arts college of 1500 students located in Huntingdon, PA. The department graduates an average of eight students per year. Additional information may be obtained from our web site at http://departments.juniata.edu/physics. Applicants should submit vita, graduate school transcripts, a description of teaching interests and experience, a proposed research plan involving undergraduates, as a single pdf document less than 5 MB in size to hr@juniata.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by November 15, 2010 to guarantee full consideration. It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. Juniata College will take positive steps to enhance the ethnic and gender diversity on its campus The College commits to this policy not only because of legal obligations, but because it believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. Juniata is strongly committed to the belief that a diverse community is central to our liberal arts mission; therefore candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Juniata College is an independent, private, coeducational, 4-year liberal arts institution. Located in central Pennsylvania, Juniata College has an enrollment of approximately 1350 students, all undergraduates. Over 90% of the student body lives on campus in one of six traditional-style or four apartment-style residence halls.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline, a strong interest in undergraduate instruction, and a commitment to develop a thriving research program involving undergraduates.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TT at University of Michigan

The Physics Department at the University of Michigan invites applications for an anticipated faculty position with a September 2011 starting date. The tenured or tenure-track appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level and carries a university-year appointment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We particularly seek theorists or experimentalists working in areas of Astrophysics, Atomic/AMO, Biological, Condensed Matter, High Energy and Nuclear/Subatomic Physics, but exceptional candidates will be considered in any area of current interest to the Department. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program of international stature and to contribute effectively to the Department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statements of current and future research plans and teaching philosophy, experience and evidence of teaching excellence (if available) through the on-line application site at http://search2010.physics.lsa.umich.edu. Junior applicants should arrange for three people to submit letters of recommendation via the on-line site. Senior applicants should send the names of suggested reviewers toPhysicsSearch2010@umich.edu. Applications will be accepted beginning about August 1, 2010. Applications received before November 1, 2010, will receive full consideration. For more information and access to the on-line application forms, visit http://search2010.physics.lsa.umich.edu. Additional questions may be addressed to PhysicsSearch2010@umich.edu.
Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree in physics or a related field. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TT at Smith College

The Smith College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2011. The candidate should have a Ph.D., a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a strong research program accessible to undergraduates. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience. Significant equipment start-up funds, student summer research stipends, and a newly renovated research lab space adjacent to a well-equipped center for design and fabrication are available to aid in establishing a research program. This includes the departmentally administered Paganelli-Bull '35 endowed fund for equipment used in teaching and research with students in physics, which provides a ready source of start up funds for research equipment and matching funds for external grant proposals.

Located in Western Massachusetts, Smith College is a leader in the education of women and has an outstanding record in the number of alumnae who are professional physicists. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as additional opportunities in teaching and research.

To apply, submit an application online at http://jobs.smith.edu with an uploaded letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research plans and achievements (the candidate should explain how undergraduates would be involved in their research), and the names and contact information of three references. Each reference should send a letter of recommendation by mail directly to Associate Professor Nathanael Fortune, Chair, Department of Physics, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063. Preference will be given to applications received before December 1st.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Professorship at National Chiao University

The Institute of Physics at National Chiao Tung University is expecting one possible opening of a faculty position. The level of appointment depends on the qualification of the candidate. The candidate should have a strong research record and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and arrange three letters of recommendation to: Director, Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 Ta Hsueh Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan. The applications will be reviewed beginning from August 30, 2010. Application Deadline: August 30, 2010 Contact: Director of Institute of Physics Email: lcchen@mail.nctu.edu.tw Fax: 886-3-5720728.

TT at Millersville University of Pennsylvania

School of Education EXTENDED SEARCH
Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position available beginning January 2011.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary science education that may include teaching courses through distance learning. Conduct and supervise scholarly activities. Supervise practicum students and student teachers. Advise students. Participate in department and university committee work and other activities.

Required: ABD in science education, curriculum and instruction, or related field, with emphasis in science education. Must have doctorate for eligibility for re-appointment to the third year. Evidence of ability to incorporate pedagogical skills appropriate for the preschool, elementary, as well as middle school classroom for science education. Three years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience in Pre-K to Grade 12. Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations. Knowledge of recent trends in science education. Evidence of ability to supervise practicum including student teaching. Evidence of ability to conduct scholarly activities. Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with colleagues. Successful interview and teaching demonstration. Evidence of knowledge and ability to use national and state standards and state assessments in planning instruction.

Preferred: Doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction, or related field, with emphasis in science education or an undergraduate and/or master's degree in science education. Three or more years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience at the Pre-K to Grade 8 level. Ability to potentially teach other courses in the department. Record of scholarship. Experience teaching and advising at the college or university level. Experience as college or university supervisor of practicum experiences in Pre-K through 8.
Full consideration given to applications received by September 10, 2010. To apply, go to https://jobs.millersville.edu and create a faculty application. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts and three current professional references will be required.