Thursday, September 30, 2010

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Applied Math at Harvard Univ.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Applied Mathematics with a concurrent lectureship in applied mathematics. The successful candidate will teach applied mathematics and assist with the management of the undergraduate applied mathematics concentration. The undergraduate applied math concentration is Harvard's quantitative liberal arts degree, and as such requires students to learn relevant areas of mathematics and then apply this knowledge to a substantive area of application in the natural sciences, the social sciences, or engineering.

Responsibilities: Undergraduate advising and mentoring, monitoring student progress towards degrees; coordination of the program among diverse constituencies across the Harvard community, development of new courses and assessment of existing courses, advising teaching staff on pedagogy, development and maintenance of concentration-related literature and web presence, and teaching, including two core undergraduate applied mathematics courses. Please note this is a two year, renewable term appointment position. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2010 AND THE EXPECTED START DATE WILL BE JANUARY 3, 2011.

Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, economics, physics, or a related field; the documented ability to teach effectively to undergraduates; excellent communication skills; the motivation to help build a broad-based undergraduate applied mathematics community at Harvard; a strong commitment to education and mentoring. Please submit a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to also provide a statement of teaching philosophy and interests as well as three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching ability.

To see the full job description on our website at and please search under Requisition #22175BR (ed: via the Administrative/Staff Jobs (External Candidates) link on the right side of the page). Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Intrumentation Innovator at UW-Stout

UW-Stout is looking for an instrumentation innovator. This position involves working with the science departments at UW-Stout to assist with and maintain instrumentation, primarily to support our Applied Science major. Details are available at

TT or T at Columbus State University

The position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education is a nine month, tenure track faculty position. Responsibilities include: coordinating the undergraduate and graduate programs in Science Education; effective teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels; designing, implementing, and assessing Science Education programs of study; supervising student teachers, interns and practicum students; engaging in research and scholarly activities in the discipline; serving on and chairing doctoral committees; performing service to the program, department, college, and university; working closely with faculty in the College of Letters and Sciences; and participating actively in Science Education professional development and leadership activities. The College of Education and Health Professions has graduate programs at the masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

Monday, September 27, 2010

TT at Kennesaw State University

The Department of Biology & Physics is accepting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics, starting August 2011. To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked or uploaded by Nov 1, 2010. For a complete description of positions, go to: We request that all candidates use the forms at to submit a single PDF file containing: a letter describing qualifications for the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests including minimum equipment needs, a current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references addressed to: Dr. Ted LaRosa, Physics Search Committee, Dept. of Biology & Physics, Kennesaw State University, #1202, 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591. Also visit the KSU physics website at:

An earned doctorate in Physics or Astrophysics is required. Preference will be given to candidates who can develop and teach junior and senior level Physics laboratory courses.

TT at Shepherd University

Full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor to teach intro courses, labs, and service courses in physics and physical sciences. Possible opportunity to teach advanced and specialized courses. Must have a demonstrated commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts academic setting, demonstrate enthusiasm and potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate physics, and be a dynamic individual who can interact closely with students, engage in research, and participate in community outreach. Ph.D. in any field of physics required by end of first academic year. For details and to apply, go to

TT at Sam Houston State University

he Department of Physics at Sam Houston State University is offering a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall 2011. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to initiate a research program preferably in condensed matter physics or applied physics that will involve undergraduate students although other research specialties will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching both courses for physics majors and for service courses with other majors. Applications should include 1) a curriculum vita, 2) teaching interest and a description of future research plans, and 3) the names and address of three references.

Applications should be sent to Chair, Search Committee, Sam Houston State University, Box 2267; Huntsville, Texas 77341-2267. Questions should be directed to Dr. Barry Friedman at Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D in Condensed Matter or a related field and post doctoral experience. .

TT at Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University seeks applications for an assistant professor of physics and astronomy with expertise in physics education research. Starting date August 1, 2011. The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in physics teaching and astronomy. We are a comprehensive PhysTEC institution, and a UTeach replication site.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in physics or related area and qualify for rank of assistant professor. Candidate must have a strong background in physics education research (PER) and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and research, and a successful grantsmanship record.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected of all applicants.MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in physics or related area and qualify for rank of assistant professor by appointment date. Candidates must have expertise in physics education research; potential for excellence in teaching and research; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Online application required. More information can be found at

Assistant Professorship at Florida State University

Florida State College at Jacksonville seeks a highly creative full-time faculty member. The selected candidate will Develop and distribute to students a course syllabus for each class taught based upon the official course outline for the course; Teach each course assigned in accordance with the College approved course description and course outlines; Present course content to students and guides student discussion and course work-study; and Direct and assist students in laboratory, studio, field, clinic, or other experimental learning activities appropriate to the course, discipline and field.

Employer will assist with relocation costs. Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined by highest related degree earned and is based on a 180 Day Contract period. At a minimum the selected candidate will have a Master's degree from an accredited institution with a graduate major concentration in Physics (minimum of eighteen (18) graduate semester hours). The preferred candidate will have a Doctorate degree and two (2) years of college level teaching experience.

Interested candidates must submit a Florida State College at Jacksonville online application and unofficial student copies of transcripts. Visit to Learn More and to complete the required online application for this position.

Friday, September 24, 2010

TT at Benedictine Univ.

Benedictine University invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Physics Department at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2011. The applicant must be able to teach a variety of courses throughout the curriculum including teaching and course development for advanced undergraduate physics, introductory physics lecture and lab courses for both physical science/ engineering majors and life/health science majors. The successful candidate will establish and participate in externally funded research in any area of physics. Startup funds are available.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree is required with a research interest that would involve undergraduate students. Teaching and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Interdisciplinary experience is desirable. Candidates must have permanent, legal authorization to work in the USA.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 11, 2010.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) through Academic Jobs Online at Any questions should be directed to: Rose Fisk, Coordinator, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532. Email: Fax: 630-829-6547. EOE.

Science Writing Internship at APS

This position will be a 3 to 6 month, full-time, paid position, based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD. Intern duties include: assisting the APS Head of Media Relations in preparing press releases about physics research as well as identifying and summarizing newsworthy journal papers and APS conference presentations. In addition, the intern will post items on the APS blog PhysicsBuzz on a daily basis and write a range of stories for APS News - a monthly tabloid distributed to the APS members. Other duties may involve participating in meetings of the APS/AIP media team, participating in planning meetings for APS News, and producing physics podcasts for general audiences.

Learn more about this internship and discover more career opportunities at the APS CAREER CENTER!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2 TT at Skidmore College

The Skidmore College Department of Physics invites applications for one tenure-track position in computational physics and one tenure-track position in geophysics to begin September 2011. Both positions require a PhD; teaching and postdoctoral research experience are desirable.

Candidates should be excited about teaching at all levels of the physics undergraduate curriculum, developing an active research program that involves undergraduates, and participating in the life of the college. While the geophysics position is primarily in the Department of Physics, it will also include courses that are cross-listed with Skidmore's Department of Geosciences.

To learn more about and apply for the computational physics position, please visit Skidmore’s website at: (deadline Nov. 30, 2010)

To learn more about and apply for geophysics position, please visit Skidmore’s website at: (deadline Nov. 15, 2010)

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Instructor at Chowan University

Chowan University is searching for an individual to teach a a standard university physics class this semester and both a physics and earth science class in the spring. They are a private liberal arts school in northeastern NC located near the Virginia border. They require the individual to posses 18 graduate hours in physical sciences. This is an excellent opportunity for a student in the late stages of their dissertation.

John J. Dilustro Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Chair, Department of Biology and Physical Sciences
Chowan University
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Phone: 252-398-6220 Fax: 252-398-1362

Monday, September 20, 2010

MacArthur Chair in Digital Media & Learning at UCLA

MacArthur Chair in Digital Media and Learning

The Faculty of UCLA's Department of Education located within the Graduate
School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) is seeking to expand its
expertise and influence in the field of digital media and learning sciences. The
Faculty invites applications for a newly endowed MacArthur Chair in Digital
Media and Learning at the rank of Full Professor.

We seek candidates with a distinguished record of research and teaching
abilities in digital media and a commitment to digital learning environments. The
Faculty seeks a scholar who transcends traditional divisions and invites
applications from candidates with active research agendas within one or more of
the following areas: (i) the design of digital learning environments and/or new
media pedagogies (ii) innovative frameworks for the analysis, critique and
evaluation of digital media in the lives and schooling of youth/young adults and/or
(iii) critical techno-literacy, participatory culture, and the use of new media to
promote social justice. Candidates with expertise in a broad range of new media
(e.g. games, immersive online environments, mobile devices) would be

The candidate's research agenda should fit with the focus and mission of
GSE&IS's Department of Education. We are a community of learning and action
inspired by the principles of social justice and individual responsibility and by an
ethic of caring. As researchers, teachers, and agenda setters in learning and
information fields, the community promotes transformative practice and
scholarship. As part of a public research university in a large urban setting,
GSE&IS recognizes its commitment to the public trust. In addition, UCLA's
location near the world's center of media and new media production allows for
exciting research and industry collaborations.

The Department of Education has as one of its priorities the recruitment of faculty
who can bridge academic and professional programs. The Department has a
nationally recognized doctoral program (Ph.D.), a professional doctoral program
(Ed.D. degree) in Educational Leadership as well as professional masters
programs (Ed.M. degree) in Teacher Education, Principal Leadership, and
Student Affairs in Higher Education. The Department also offers an
undergraduate minor. As is the case for all Education Faculty, some of the
appointee's teaching responsibilities, according to interest and expertise, will be
for the professional programs and/or undergraduate minor. Information about the
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is available

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in Education or a related field, a
distinguished record of research, scholarly publication, and teaching;
commitment to teaching and mentoring students; and capacity to provide
intellectual leadership to the field and our department. Finally, the Department
values candidates who can add to the diversity of the faculty.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Associate Professor Noel Enyedy, chair of the
search committee, at All inquiries will be kept
confidential if desired.

TO APPLY: Applications must include a letter describing your research and
teaching interests, curriculum vitae, samples of your published work, along with
the names and contact information of at least six references. Please send your
application to:

Megan Franke, Chair
Education Department
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Nominations are also invited. Please send a letter giving pertinent information
about the nominee, including contact information.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STARTING DATE: Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2011, with
teaching duties beginning Fall 2011.

DEADLINE: All applications received by November 1, 2010, will receive full
consideration. However, screening of applications will continue until position is

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Instructor/Assistant Professor/Biology & Interdisciplinary Science Education/Biology at Fitchburg State College

Please visit our online jobsite at to apply

General Statement of Duties: Full-time, one year temp instructor/assistant professor to teach Biology survey courses for majors and non-majors and advanced courses in Science Education. The candidate will be expected to supervise pre-service science teacher candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaching work load (four courses a semester), preparation for classroom instruction.
2. Instructional responsibilities include courses in Biology survey courses for majors and non-majors and advanced courses in Science Education.
3. Provide student assistance including academic advising.
4. Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment.
5. Continuing scholarship and professional activities which include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the college community.
6. Attendance at college functions, including commencement, convocation and faculty, committee and departmental meetings.
7. Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online and undergraduate and graduate evening courses. Qualifications:
1. Master's degree required; doctorate preferred.
2. Expertise in the area of Secondary Education.
3. Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
4. Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
6. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Please include letter of interest, CV, 3 letters of references, statement of teaching philosophy and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Full-time, 9 month One Year Temporary Benefited Position
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

Senior Faculty Position at North Carolina State University

The Department of Physics at NC State University announces a unique and competitively funded initiative designed to attract a prominent senior scientist to join our faculty. Exceptional startup and continuing research support funds will be available. The Department has vibrant programs in astrophysics; biological physics; computational physics; nanoscale science; optics; polymer, surface and materials physics; nuclear physics; and physics education research. The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences has provided significant support designed to expand these or related efforts through the addition of a renowned faculty member who seeks to continue his or her research program in the dynamic setting offered by the department, the college, the university and the Research Triangle.

The successful candidate must have a major-impact, internationally acclaimed record of research achievements at the highest level of excellence and recognition. Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics or a physics-related area. To receive full consideration, applications for the Fall 2011 academic year should be received by March 31, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please visit and designate position number 101790.

TT at Georgia Southern University

The department of Physics at Georgia Southern University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor. The position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The Department of Physics is comprised of eight tenured or tenure-track faculty who are teacher-scholars primarily committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Applicants with demonstrated proficiency in any area of physics or astronomy are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications: PhD in physics, astronomy, or related field by August 1, 2011; evidence of teaching and research abilities; ability to establish an active and productive research program involving undergraduates; demonstrated command of written and spoken English; willingness to work well with others. Preferred qualifications: At least one year experience teaching physics or astronomy; experience in teaching a large section of general physics or astronomy; experience teaching a diverse student population, especially at the undergraduate level. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2010, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011.

Applications and nominations should be sent to: Dr. Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #59289, Georgia Southern University, Department of Physics, P. O. Box 8031, Statesboro GA 30460-8031. Electronic mail: Telephone: 912-478-5292. More information about the position and institution is available through Ad Copy.PDF,, and

Sunday, September 19, 2010

TT and Non-TT at U. of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be recruiting two positions this semester in the area of science education. The general job description focuses on recruiting someone who can help bring the expertise of "scientific teaching" into our undergraduate biology curriculum. One position will be at a tenure level in one of our science departments (Biology, Chem, geosciences or Physics). The other will be a Professor of Practice in Biology (see proposed job ad below).

Proposed Job Ad:
Assistant Professor of Practice in Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This is a renewable non-tenure-track position with opportunity for promotion. The applicant will be expected to teach introductory level biology courses and manage a multi-sectional laboratory program, including teaching assistant instruction and oversight of permanent staff. Disciplinary expertise in Organismic Biology and Diversity, Cell Biology and/or Physiology is desirable. Experience and/or enthusiasm for implementing use of interactive scientific teaching practices into the biology curriculum is expected. Opportunity for creative contributions in life sciences education research will be encouraged. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biology.

For more information, contact Jack Morris at

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TT at Augusta State Univ.

Tenure Track, beginning Fall 2011. PhD in Physics or equivalent required. Teaching responsibilities may include any of the courses that are part of the undergraduate degree program in physics, in addition to core science courses, including labs. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is required. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program in support of a growing department. Ability to seek external funding is desirable.

Completed applications including vita, teaching philosophy, research statement with plans to include undergraduates, 3 letters of reference, and graduate transcripts must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2010. Send materials to: Prof. Christian Poppeliers, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904-2200. ( Augusta State University, a senior unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teaching positions with Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places Physics teachers in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 25,500 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has a team dedicated to the recruitment and placement of Physics teachers and they are currently working to fill hundreds of Physics positions. We strongly encourage you to apply to become a teaching candidate with CS&A. Apply online at
Candidates will need at least an undergraduate degree in Physics, although minors or concentrations can be acceptable. Experience working with children between the ages of 5-18 is preferred. The ability to coach or direct extracurricular activities is very helpful. Teacher certification is not required.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two postdocs at University of Colorado at Boulder

Two Postdoctoral Research Positions to develop and research PhET Simulations for Middle School Physical Science:

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder has 2 postdoctoral positions available. The PhET Team develops interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics and chemistry, creates activities that couple with the simulations, and makes all of these resources freely available to educators and students on the web. Research is a major component of the PhET Project, and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student learning and student engagement.

(These are both filled.)

Policy Associate at American Institute of Physics

Policy Associate — MD
Brief description of job duties
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Policy Associate who Coordinates efforts between AIP and its Member Societies (MS) and among MS to inform and influence the U.S. Congress and other policy makers to improve science and math policy. While the portfolio of issues covered will be somewhat fluid, the incumbent will likely focus on STEM education (Administration policy, and Congressional authorizations and appropriations) as it relates to the AIP mission. Also responsible for tracking developments in climate change and energy. Represents AIP on issues that fall within his/her area of responsibility at meetings with Executive and Legislative Branch staff, and scientific society meetings. Works with AIP leadership, partners, and other stakeholders to develop and implement policy outreach agendas targeted at key decision makers. Serves as primary policy contact on the issues for which he/she is responsible. Supports the gathering and dissemination of science policy information primarily through FYI, the AIP science and science education electronic newsletter. Ensures the visibility of appropriate FYI topics on the Inside Science web page. Seeks ways to support other elements of the Government Relations Division.

A bachelor's degree in science, engineering, public policy, political science or related field with two to four years experience working for Congress or in federal relations for an organization or association based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of science and math education policy issue, public policy formulation process, and strong strategic planning and thinking skills. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Must have the ability to multitask and self direct.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Physics Education Manager at PASCO

Are you passionate about physics teaching? Committed to creating effective hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences? Are you ready to make a real difference in science education around the world? Then join the team at PASCO scientific, a global leader in the science education market. We’ve been developing innovative 21st century technology-based solutions for K-12 and higher education markets for over 45 years, and can use your talents!

As the K-12 Physics Education Manager, you will define the vision for our physics teaching solutions and be responsible for driving our continued growth in physics. You will work with other team members to define a portfolio of compelling, effective, research-based teaching solutions. You will ensure PASCO has a vibrant involvement with the community of physics teachers, and clearly communicate the value of our solutions.
NOTES: US Residents Only

* A bachelor’s degree in physics and a minimum of 5 years post-degree work experience in the classroom is required.
* A master’s degree in Education, Technology and Instruction or equivalent is highly desirable.
* Must have a true passion for education and specifically science education. Will be PASCO’s contact with the physics education community.
* Experience as a physics teacher required

In addition to your resume, please submit a brief description (one page max.) of why you think this role is right for you. We strongly desire experience with AP and/or IB programs, plus active use of probeware in your teaching and lab environments.

For more information and an online job application, see

Monday, September 13, 2010

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program within the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply.

They are now accepting applications for the 2011 sessions. The deadline for receipt of application for the winter/spring program is October 15, 2010. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Lecturer at Louisiana State University

A non-tenure track position is available beginning spring 2011 for a term of one year. Continuation of employment is possible, contingent on performance and the availability of adequate funding.

Responsibilities: teaches undergraduate classes in astronomy, physical science, and algebra-based and calculus-based physics classes (may replace one course with equivalent number of hours of department service if approved by the department). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is November 1, 2010 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online at: Position #024373. Quick link to ad URL:

Research fellowships at Gonville and Caius College

Gonville and Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect in 2011 to a number of Research Fellowships. Candidates should be university graduates or research students and should not have been engaged in full-time post-graduate research for longer than four years, or the equivalent in part-time research, by 1 October 2010. Research Fellowships provide employment for academics in the early stages of their career. You are expected to pursue an uninterrupted research programme resulting in first-class research output that will be submitted for peer-reviewed publication.

Research Fellowships are awarded to men or women judged to be the most able with an exceptionally strong academic record who have demonstrated outstanding capacity to conduct original and innovative doctoral research in science or the humanities. Those to whom Research Fellowships are awarded are about to complete or have just completed a Ph.D. thesis or the equivalent. The College entertains applications in all academic disciplines.

The initial review of your application will be undertaken by Fellows in your field; this will involve consideration of the quality of your CV, a review of your research work to date, consideration of your proposed area of study during your Research Fellowship, and consideration of the quality of the references provided. Following this review, applications are considered by sub-committees in the Arts and Sciences that have responsibility for drawing up a shortlist of candidates whose work is sent to expert readers for further assessment. A small number of strongly recommended candidates are then invited for interview.

The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from a date to be agreed between 1 July and 1 October 2011. Research Fellows are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge, and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.

The stipend of a Research Fellow who has no other emoluments except from College teaching and who is resident in College is at present £19,188 p.a., rising by three annual increments to £21,546 p.a. and is subject to review. A Research Fellow has an entitlement to single residential accommodation free of rent and to meals in College. Assistance with housing is available to those choosing to live out. A further allowance of £1,298 is payable in respect of the first child. Reimbursement of certain research expenses will also be available.Full details of our application procedures for 2011 are now available online at
Applications must be completed by Thursday 30 September 2010.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Program officer at American Association of University Professors

The American Association of University Professors seeks applications for an entry-level program officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. Responsibilities include implementing AAUP-recommended standards by providing advice and responding to faculty complaints, working with staff and leaders to address pertinent policy issues in higher education, and representing the AAUP in national, regional, and local forums. Faculty experience and a working familiarity with AAUP principles and standards preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze complicated cases, the capacity to handle multiple projects, excellent writing skills, a diplomatic temperament when dealing with diverse viewpoints and personalities, sound judgment, scholarly/legal training, and the capacity for cooperative work with staff colleagues and volunteer leaders. Salary mid-60s, bargaining-unit position, excellent benefits.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment beginning no later than summer 2011. Applicants should submit a letter indicating their interest, along with a résumé of relevant experience, by e-mail to or by mail to: Academic Freedom and Tenure Search Committee, AAUP, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3655. No telephone inquires please. Applications from minorities and women are encouraged. The AAUP is an equal-opportunity employer. The national AAUP does not discriminate on the basis of characteristics not related to job performance. These include age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, military service, personal appearance, and any other bases prohibited by law.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TT at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College Physics Department seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor to start in the fall of 2011. The successful candidate will be an experimentalist with a strong dedication to teaching, whose research can provide on-campus research experiences for our students. Applied fields such as education research in physics or astronomy, renewable energy, materials science, optics, or condensed matter are particularly welcome. We seek a conscientious teacher who will thrive in a four-year comprehensive institution where close contact with students and collaboration among the faculty 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. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population, and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. in physics or related discipline required. Teaching experience at the college level is also expected.

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a description of teaching experience. In addition, arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be forwarded in paper copy (no emails please) to: Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Department of Physics, Ithaca College, 261 Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14850. Applications are not complete until all application materials are received. Questions about the online application process should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207.

Review of materials will begin October 6, 2010 and continue until 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.

More info at:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Faculty at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Faculty positions open (2nd Semester 2010) Faculty positions available at the GIST College, the undergraduate program at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), a government-funded school in Gwangju, Korea.

GIST seeks candidates whose has a doctoral degree in physics. The candidate should be able to teach physics and related courses at an undergraduate level with enthusiasm and excellent teaching skills. The responsibility will also include to develop physics laboratories and laboratory courses. The candidate should also show highly qualified performance in his/her research fields.

What is GIST? GIST is a research-oriented university that was founded in 1993 by the Korean government to meet the nation’s need to advance research and to enhance the development of higher education in science and engineering. For the past 17 years, GIST has been successful in performing research and development as demonstrated by the ranking (world #14th in citations per faculty in 2009) that evaluates the research universities in the world. This year GIST opened its door to undergraduate students by starting an undergraduate program, the GIST College. GIST College admitted 100 highly qualified students: 60 from science high schools in the nation and 40 top students from other high schools. We run a two-year general studies program that emphasizes in-depth teaching in math and science, and also humanities and arts and social science courses. We are also establishing an inquiry-based learning environment with a very low students/ faculty ratio (10:1). All our class instructions are given in English except humanities and social science courses. Our undergraduate students are also encouraged to be involved in research at the graduate laboratories.

Requirements The applicant is expected to possess a Ph.D. degree in physics or related fields at the time of application and be committed to high quality teaching in English.

How to Apply Submit the application forms on-line by September 30, 2010 at along with 3 representative papers (in PDF format). For more information, send e-mail to

Postdoc at University of British Columbia


Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department
of Physics and Astronomy at UBC, with funding from the Carl Wieman Science
Education Initiative (CWSEI).

The successful applicant will work closely with physics faculty to:
* establish sustainable procedures for identifying and effectively using
broad-based learning goals, associated assessment tools, and proven
teaching techniques in all of our undergraduate courses;
* coordinate a pilot trial on a select set of courses
* liaise with others involved in the CWSEI to coordinate the efforts in
the Physics and Astronomy department with parallel efforts in other
departments in the Faculty of Science.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lecturer at Piedmont Community College

Piedmont Community College is looking for someone to cover a class that is currently in session. They have an instructor covering the class as much as he can but they really need someone else to help.

The position requires a Master’s degree in Physics or Master’s degree with 18 graduate level hours in Physics. Instruct Conceptual Physics and Lab courses to high school students, Mon-Thurs 11:40 am-1:10 pm, Aug 25, 2010-Jan 21, 2011. Salary: Minimum $28.75/hr. Submit Piedmont Community College Application for Employment bearing applicant’s original signature, explanatory cover letter, current resume and unofficial/official transcript documenting educational requirement and date degree conferred to Personnel Office, Piedmont Community College, PO Box 1197, Roxboro, NC 27573. To obtain an Application for Employment, contact Personnel Office (336) 599-1181, ext. 248/226. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TT at St. Norbert College

The Division of Natural Sciences at St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will teach both introductory physics and advanced undergraduate physics, including associated laboratory sections. The ability to offer courses for the general education program is also required. An experimentalist in condensed matter, material science, or related field is preferred. The ability to provide meaningful research experiences for St. Norbert College undergraduates is expected. A doctorate is required at the time of appointment; post-doctoral and previous teaching experience, especially in a liberal arts and science environment, is preferred. Additional responsibilities include advising students and being an active member of the College community. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness will be part of the interview process.

Faculty members are expected to support the College’s mission as a Catholic, liberal arts, and Norbertine institution, where people of many faiths and beliefs are valued members. The mission includes “providing an educational environment that is intellectually, spiritually and personally challenging.” Candidates are encouraged to visit our website ( to learn more about the College and its mission. St. Norbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit (electronic submission of materials is preferred) a letter of application addressing the candidate’s fit for the position as described, statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests, a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Larry Scheich
Associate Dean of Natural Sciences
St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI, 54115

TT at St. Ambrose University

The Physics Department of St. Ambrose University seeks an energetic faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2011. Qualified applicants will have a Doctoral degree in Physics or a closely related field (ABDs may be considered).

The successful applicant will have an exceptional commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate students, with excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills. The primary responsibility of the position is to develop and teach advanced physics, engineering and introductory courses, including laboratories. Subject areas include college physics, mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and electronics. Responsibilities for advanced courses will depend on the applicant's background. Evening courses will occasionally be required. Additional responsibilities of the position include advising undergraduate students, continued professional development and university service.

Applications received by November 5, 2010 will receive full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Director of Human Resources, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803. Email: AA/EOE

Program Officer at Knowles Foundation

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a rapidly growing multimillion dollar foundation located in Moorestown, New Jersey (just outside Philadelphia), is currently seeking a Physical Sciences Teacher Developer to work as part of a team developing, implementing and refining the KSTF Physical Sciences Teaching Fellowship Program.
KSTF Teacher Developers are committed to the belief that teaching is a critically important, complex, intellectually challenging profession that demands the best efforts of our nation’s finest. Teacher Developers have experience teaching at the high school level as well as knowledge and experience in teacher mentoring and development and substantial knowledge of their subject matter. A team of nine Teacher Developers in physical sciences, mathematics, and biology work together to design, implement, refine and study the KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program, which offers support and professional development for 150 of the nation’s best new high school science and math teachers for five years. Teacher Developers work at the center of a broader national learning community that includes Teaching Fellows and KSTF Staff as well as expert teachers and teacher educators, researchers and evaluators.
The primary responsibility of the Physical Sciences Teacher Developer will be the mentoring and development of up to two groups of about 15 KSTF Physical Sciences Teaching Fellows each. The position requires in-person and on-line mentoring of fellows and working collaboratively with experts in various aspects of science education to implement and evaluate a comprehensive and cohesive professional development experience for beginning teachers. Teacher Developers are expected to contribute to KSTF efforts to synthesize and use existing research, as well as contribute to the research literature on effective teaching and learning of math and science at the high school level. The Physical Sciences Teacher Developer will be a crucial contributor to the success of the KSTF Teaching Fellowship and must be committed to continually developing his or her own professional knowledge and skills.
The ideal candidate for this position has a combination of the following strengths and abilities:
· High school teaching experience in one or more of the physical sciences (REQUIRED)
· Experience mentoring beginning high school teachers, educating pre-service teachers and/or developing and providing professional development to high school science teachers (REQUIRED)
· Experience teaching innovative and inquiry-based approaches to science and coaching or mentoring other teachers in those methods
· Working knowledge of and capacity to produce educational research relevant to the development and support of new teachers
· Deep and extensive content knowledge in one of the physical sciences
· A passion for science education and a desire to work on its improvement
· Experience and expertise in designing, facilitating, implementing, evaluating and refining innovative programs, courses or professional development workshops
· An advanced degree in a physical science, education or a related field (or anticipating such), doctorate preferred

Position is full-time, on-site in NJ and reports to the Associate Director for Teaching Fellowships. Some travel is required. Salary based on education and experience. Search will remain open until position is filled. Interested applicants should review the KSTF website ( and send a letter of interest and a resume or vita to: Laraine Venuto, HR Manager, or 856-608-0008 (fax).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lecturer at Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Physics together with the College of Creative Studies (CCS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, with the appointment to start in Fall 2011. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a deep interest in teaching. The Department, together with CCS, runs an intensive program for gifted majors, and the candidate will be expected to teach in that program, as well as teach a range of regular physics courses in the Department. The CCS program effort also requires actively recruiting students as well as advising them. Further information may be found on the websites for the Department,, and for CCS,

The Department is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community. Candidates should submit a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and a list of publications, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by e-mail to The subject line should indicate Application for Lecturer in Physics. Applications will be considered starting November 15, 2010 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

[Ed. note: "Security of Employment" is roughly equivalent to tenure for lecturer positions within the UC system. Even though we are labeling this post as non-TT -- since it is not a TT faculty position -- there is a possibility of long-term employment.]

TT at the College of the Holy Cross

The Department of Physics at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2011. The department consists of eight full-time permanent faculty and three staff members; we graduate about ten student majors each year. The department is housed in a new science complex and currently has active research programs in atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, condensed matter, and physics of sports. (See

Candidates should be enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment and have excellent communication skills; previous teaching experience is desirable. A Ph.D. in physics is required but research interests may be in physics or a related interdisciplinary field. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active research program and to create opportunities for undergraduate research. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a paid one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Start-up funds are available.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent, to, or to Job Search Committee, Department of Physics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610. In your cover letter, please include reference code Ref:PHT1. Application materials must be received by Nov. 1, 2010. Questions may be sent to at any time. The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

TT at Trinity University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Physics, to begin in August 2011. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be dedicated to undergraduate teaching and establish a research program that includes participation by students. Candidates in experimental, theoretical, or computational research are all encouraged to apply. Many opportunities exist for interdisciplinary work in the sciences, math, and engineering.

Please submit a CV and detailed statements of experience and interests in teaching and research to: Chair of the Search Committee, Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Search Committee. Review of complete application files, with letters, will begin on November 1, 2010.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( has 6 faculty and attracts outstanding students. Active research areas include gravitational-wave detection, nanomaterials/plasmonics, dynamics and pattern formation in soft matter and biological systems, atmospheric physics, and astrophysics/cosmology. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

TT at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The department of physics and optical engineering anticipates a full time tenure track faculty position starting August 2011. A Ph.D. degree in the area of optics or optical engineering is required.

The department offers a B.S. degree in physics, B.S. degree in engineering physics and a B.S. and M.S. in optical engineering. The department operates a modern teaching/research observatory as well as active research and development programs in semi conductors, nano technology, fiber optics, electro-optics, optical fibers, astronomy, lens design, holography, photorefractive materials, x-ray fluorescence, optical metrology, biomedical optics, non-linear optics, semiconductors, magneto-optics, laser physics, and semiconductor optics and participates in several innovative curriculum experiments and educational development. The Center for Applied Optics Studies provides exceptional opportunities for professional development and interaction with industry. Outstanding teaching is the most significant criterion for success at Rose-Hulman. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in optics and lower division courses in physics.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2010 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement and a list of references online at: Contact person: Dr. Charles Joenathan, Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue CM 169, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or emailed to EOE/AA.

TT at the College of New Jersey

The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a new tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position starting August 2011. We seek a broadly trained physicist who has the potential to establish a highly visible undergraduate research program and will collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the School of Science and at the College. This search is focused on candidates whose research interests are in experimental condensed matter or biomedical physics, but outstanding candidates in other experimental areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will teach upper-level physics courses as well as introductory-level, calculus-based physics and labs. An earned doctorate in physics or a closely-related field is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution and to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program involving highly motivated undergraduates. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the College. A research laboratory and start-up funds will be provided. The Physics Department, which currently has eight full-time tenure-line faculty members and approximately 80 majors, is housed in a modern science complex (opened Fall 2002) that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation. For more information about the department, visit:

Applicants should e-mail a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages), and a description of research interests and goals (no longer than three pages) in a single PDF file to Applicants should also e-mail unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) and representative reprints of published research papers (no more than three, and preferably as PDFs), as well as arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be e-mailed. All e-mails should have the applicant’s name in the subject line. Any materials sent as hard copy in postal mail should be addressed to: Search Committee, Department of Physics, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628. Applications are due by November 8, 2010. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer.

TT at Widener Univ.

The Department of Physics/Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 2011. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of undergraduate astronomy and physics. Research appropriate for undergraduate participation is strongly encouraged.

Applications should consist of a letter of application and CV, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and of research plans. Applications should be sent to Professor Steven Adams at Alternatively, applications may be mailed to: Prof. Steven Adams, Dept. of Physics, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013. Application deadline is November 30, 2010. EOE.