Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TT at Bard College

The Division of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Experimental Physics beginning in the Fall semester of 2012 (rank commensurate with experience). The requirements of the position are a commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting as well an active research program in an area of experimental physics, suitable for a college setting, that is open to undergraduate research involvement. The ability to work closely with faculty members throughout the Division and the College in research and curricular development will be critical, and candidates are encouraged to present any such interests that could overlap with other fields of study. The candidate is expected to teach courses at all levels within the Physics program and to develop a laboratory course at the introductory level open to the general college student. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics; postdoctoral experience is preferred. For further information about our program and the position, please go to our website, physics.bard.edu Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a research statement by email only to hr11067@bard.edu. In addition, the applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE (mailed applications not accepted)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Directorships at NSF

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is pleased to announce that there are permanent and temporary Program Director positions available. The deadline to apply for a permanent position is September 2, 2011. There is no deadline for a temporary position as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Prior experience as an NSF Program Director is not required to be considered for either type of position.

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please see the information below. If you know of colleagues who may be interested in either of these opportunities, we ask that you please forward the announcement below and thank you in advance for your assistance in recommending bright and diverse talent in our Nation to serve in these critical roles.


Sue Allen, PhD

Acting Division Director

Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Directorate for Education & Human Resources

4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 885

Arlington, VA 22230


The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks candidates with expertise in research on STEM learning and education for one or more permanent Program Director positions.

NSF Program Directors assume primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency’s overall mission—to support innovative and merit-reviewed projects in basic research and education that contribute to the nation’s technical strength, security, and welfare. Program Directors possess knowledge in the appropriate fields, a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest in and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

The central duties of the position include: contributing to a coherent vision for EHR and STEM education research; participating in collaborative activity in relation to STEM research, practice, and policy; organizing and overseeing proposal review panels; evaluating, negotiating, and funding research proposals; managing awarded projects; and drafting solicitations. Successful candidates are expected to serve in one principal division of EHR, but, as requested, will also contribute to the work of other EHR divisions, work cooperatively across the entire Foundation, and interact productively with other agencies. They will be abreast of the cutting-edge research literatures in fields relevant to this position and will be able to provide high-level advice to others in the directorate and Foundation. Successful candidates should establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the field through participation in meetings and other relevant activities, and through the pursuit of a personal scholarly agenda, as workload permits.

Applicants for the EHR Program Director position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience and six or more years of successful research experience relevant to the position, such as education or learning research in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, evaluation, statistics, measurement, or any of the behavioral, cognitive, or social science bases of STEM learning. Ideal candidates bring strong methodological or measurement expertise in combination with knowledge of teaching or learning in STEM. The candidate should also have the ability to think broadly but critically across domains, and to participate in discussions of research issues in STEM education at a national or international level.

Application information regarding these permanent Program Director positions may be found at: http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?OPMControl=2345323&org=NSF


In addition to the EHR positions, the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) is engaged in an ongoing nationwide search for temporary Program Directors.

DRL currently manages the following programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12), Informal Science Education (ISE), and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), in addition to Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and other programs.

Candidates for the DRL Program Director position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, and additional experience and expertise depending on which DRL Cluster they are applying to: Knowledge Building (KB); Resources, Models, and Technologies (RMT); or Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC). Detailed requirements may be found at the link below.

Program Directors hired under this announcement will be appointed under a Visiting Scientist Appointment, an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment, or a Temporary Excepted Service Appointment.

Application information regarding these temporary Program Director positions may be found at: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2010/drl10001/drl10001.jsp?org=NSF


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Faculty at Troy University, Troy AL

Institution: Troy University - Troy
Location: Troy, AL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/09/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Summary:
The Assistant Professor position in Chemistry and Physics will be responsible for setting up, maintaining, and updating the Physics laboratory and experiments; teaching introductory algebra and calculus based physics and physical science, lecture and lab courses for science, and engineering majors; maintaining an active research agenda consistent with one's area(s) of interest; involving undergraduates in research in any area of physics; academic advising and program development; and institutional and/or community service.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. A Ph.D. in Physics; an ABD in Physics will be considered
2. Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work collegially and productively

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A Ph.D in Physics Education with a focus on laboratory instructional technology
Application Information
Contact: Troy University - Troy
Online App. Form: http://www.troyuniversityjobs.com

Professorship at California Baptist University

Institution: California Baptist University
Location: Riverside, CA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/09/2011 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 12/08/2010)
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invites applications for tenure-track positions to begin August 2011 in the areas listed below. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christian faith and learning. A terminal degree in the field indicated is preferred, although candidates with a master's degree who are working toward a terminal degree may be considered. An application for a position may be submitted electronically through the University's web site at http://www.calbaptist.edu/faculty/

Teaching responsibilities will include lower-division physics courses for science and engineering majors, and general education (non-calculus based) students, with the possibility of upper-division physics major courses in the future. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a private, Christian environment, and the ability to conduct a research program involving undergraduates. Special consideration will be given to individuals with the ability to teach astronomy or develop courses of particular relevance for engineering or mathematics majors.

Assistant Professor of Math and Physics at DeVry University, North Brunswick NJ

Institution: DeVry University New Jersey
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Posted: 08/10/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The full time faculty member is responsible for facilitating student learning by delivering educational courses and programs, in accordance with DeVry University requirements, in the area of Mathematics and Physics. These courses include, but are not limited to, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and College Physics. The qualified Instructor must be prepared to teach classes at the Bachelor's level. Teaching these classes includes a variety of tasks such as: developing new strategies to teach the course, preparing handouts, exams and assignments, maintaining positive classroom relationships with students, and supporting the campus's efforts to encourage students to achieve their educational goals, graduate, and start an excellent career.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Develop strategies to teach the course for the entire semester or session, using DeVry University curriculum guides and meeting the university's academic standards.
-Develop and provide students with an approved DeVry University syllabus that follows a template established by the local campus, center, or Online, and which includes the terminal course objectives.
-Organize, prepare, and regularly revise and update all course materials.

Instructor at Sanford-Brown College, Grand Rapids MI

Institution: Sanford-Brown Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/17/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

The Sanford-Brown name dates back to 1866 when Rufus C. Crampton, a professor at Illinois College, established a school to meet the growing educational demands of post-Civil War America. Today, there are 9 campuses bearing the name Sanford-Brown College (SBC) and there are 16 other affiliated campuses operating under the names of Sanford-Brown Institute and Missouri College. At Sanford-Brown our goal is to meet the needs of students and employers by providing innovative, focused educational programs in a variety of fields that can help prepare students not just for a job, but also for a career. Sanford-Brown maintains a faculty of dedicated professionals whose goal is providing career-focused programs that can help our graduates achieve success in their chosen industries.

Our educational philosophy is based on delivering a focused educational experience to every student who shows a passion to succeed. Sanford-Brown programs are geared toward learners who are seeking a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the field of their choice. We provide an enriching, supportive environment to better help students gain proficiency in their chosen area of study. Sanford-Brown classrooms, labs and equipment are industry-current and instructors are dedicated professionals, many with vast working experience in their respective fields. The programs we offer are relevant to employers' needs and focus on areas that offer exciting employment opportunities.

Responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for at-risk students.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Institution: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Location: Boston, MA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Posted: 08/18/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Company Description:

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, founded in 1823, is a coeducational college offering graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees in the health sciences. As a private and independent institution with a long and distinguished history, the College provides traditional and non-traditional programs of study that serve the needs of the community. With campuses in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire, the College enrolls over 4000 students, who are drawn from 41 states and 34 foreign countries, and employs approximately 400 faculty and staff.

Job Description:

The Assistant Professor teaches pre-calculus, calculus, and calculus-based physics, including MCAT-oriented sections for premedical and health studies majors, and coordinates physics labs. Service activities relate to the Premedical and Health Studies majors, including contributions to the MCAT preparation course, Pre-Health Advisory Board, and student mentoring. Scholarship activities result in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, and peer-reviewed instructional materials. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


Required: A PhD in mathematics, physics or a related discipline; ABD candidates near degree completion will be considered; college teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence in both mathematics and physics disciplines, and a commitment to undergraduate education; excellent communication and organization skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse student population; a record of scholarly activities commensurate with appointment at the assistant professor level.

Desired: Experience with pre-health student advising and degree programs; experience in online instruction and developing online courses.

Instructor at University of New Brunswick in Saint John

Engineering - Instructor

University of New Brunswick in Saint John

Location: New Brunswick
Date posted: 2011-08-18


The Department of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John invites applications for a two-year term Instructor position commencing August 29th, 2011. Applicants should hold a Master's degree (Bachelor's will be considered) in Physics or Engineering or a related field and be capable of conducting undergraduate labs and tutorials for Applied Science and Engineering courses.

In addition to regular lab and tutorial teaching duties, the successful candidate will be required to carry out other activities such as scheduling labs, setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment, and developing new labs.

Monday, August 22, 2011

TT at University of Puget Sound

Full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning Fall Term 2012.

Responsibilities: Teach both major and liberal arts physics courses, and pursue a program of research appropriate for undergraduate participation.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.

Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 15, 2011 to ensure consideration.In your research statement please describe how your research program could be successfully pursued at a liberal arts institution by undergraduates. For complete job description and application instructions, visit: https://www.pugetsound.jobs

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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 2012. In exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be considered. The department 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 and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. 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 theoretical particle physics, including string theory.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Government Relations Specialist at APS

The American Physical Society (APS) http://www.aps.org, the major professional association for physicists, has an exciting opportunity for a physicist familiar with the legislative process to fill the position of Government Relations Specialist. The position is based at the APS Office of Public Affairs in Washington, DC in the National Press Building. Responsibilities include analyzing federal science research and education budgets; developing and implementing advocacy strategies on STEM-Ed issues; representing APS and the Office of Public Affairs at selected advocacy coalition meetings, scientific meetings, APS national & divisional meetings, and APS committee meetings; delivering lectures on science policy issues at universities, national laboratories, and other venues. Ph.D. in Physics necessary and interest in physics education required (experience desirable). Good understanding of APS membership culture helpful. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send cover letter (include salary requirement), resume and professional references to the attention of the Director of Human Resources via e-mail to personnel@aps.org or fax to (301) 699-8144.

TT at Carthage Callege

Faculty Appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carthage College

Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position, starting August 2012, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the Division of Natural Sciences. The ideal candidate will be an experimental or applied physicist who will engage students in an active, long-term program of applied physics research, in areas with significant future impact. The ability to conduct research both on- and off- campus, and develop institutional links with research consortia or national and industrial laboratories, will be especially sought for, along with evidence of solid teaching. The new faculty member will teach introductory and advanced courses in physics, mentor students in undergraduate research, and enhance departmental programs in applied and experimental physics. The successful candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in physics or engineering at the time of appointment.

Friday, August 12, 2011

TT or T at Northwestern University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Learning Sciences

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) seeks to recruit
a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to contribute to research and teaching in the
Learning Sciences Program. Northwestern’s Learning Sciences program, founded in 1992, was
the first graduate program in learning sciences, and has played a leadership role in graduate
training and research in the field. We now seek a new faculty member who can help our program
continue to chart new directions in the learning sciences including, but not limited to:

• Learning across contexts. We believe that research and design in the learning sciences
will increasingly be conducted across contexts, both inside and outside of school. Also,
education reform requires substantial understanding of multiple levels of the education
system from classrooms to schools, districts, and the state and national levels.
• Innovations in learning of subject matter. Disciplinary issues in learning are central to
advances in the learning sciences. Open questions include investigations of learning
progressions, learning of disciplinary practices, how everyday and disciplinary
knowledge interrelate, and how technology can restructure subject matter.
Learning and new media. We expect that research and design will focus increasingly on

new media, including, but not limited to, emerging interactive digital technology.
• Emotion and motivation. Researchers in the learning sciences have always acknowledged
the importance of emotion and motivation. But we believe that the field needs new
research in which emotion and motivation are investigated systematically, both in the
study of learning and in the design of learning environments.

Successful applicants should demonstrate competence with multiple research methods, including
some combination of qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods. Applicants from
learning sciences, education, computer science, media studies, cognitive science, psychology,
and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Teaching and advising responsibilities
will include doctoral and masters students in Learning Sciences, as well as teaching courses
in areas related to design, innovation, and learning in the SESP’s undergraduate and teacher
preparation programs.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching
experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professor
Bruce Sherin, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at l-salus@northwestern.edu. Review
of materials will begin on October 14, 2011 and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit
their materials before that date. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern
University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University is located in an attractive
lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education
and Social Policy, please visit http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.

TT at Clemson University

Assistant Professor
Engineering & Science Education

The Department of Engineering & Science Education, located within the College of Engineering & Science at Clemson University, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Preference will be given to applicants with competencies in any area of engineering or science who are active in discipline-based education research and have the ability to teach foundational STEM and education courses. The unique combination of engineering and science education foci in the department facilitates dynamic cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department's engineering and science education mission by establishing a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers), teach foundational STEM education courses (e.g. educational theory in STEM teaching and
learning), and participate in departmental/college service.

The position is expected to begin in August 2012. Requirements include a Ph.D. in engineering or science education or a related field with strengths in discipline-based education research, a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications, evidence of or potential for external funding, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the college level. Applicants should e-mail in pdf format: (1) letter of intent, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, (3) proposed plan of research, (4) curriculum vitae, (5) names and contact information for five references, and (6) up to three publication reprints to: kdimain@clemson.edu. Official transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all finalists. Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Visiting Instructor at University of Cincinnati

Institution: University of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 07/25/2011
Application Due: 08/05/2011
Type: Full Time
The University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College (formerly known as Raymond Walters College) is currently accepting applications for a Visiting Instructor - Physics. The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science (MPCS) invites applications for a visiting instructor position in physics for the 2011 & 2012 academic year.

UC Blue Ash (formerly known as Raymond Walters College) is a regional campus that also awards a few four-year technical degrees. The MPCS Department currently has 20 full-time faculty with 4 teaching physics.

Job Description: We are seeking a person who is deeply committed to teaching, with accomplished teaching experience in algebra and calculus-based, first-year physics courses and labs. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per term and may include evening and/or weekend classes; class sizes normally range from 16 to 30 students.

Temporary Instructor at Albany State University

Institution: Albany State University
Location: Albany, GA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 07/28/2011
Application Due: 08/17/2011
Type: Full Time
Salary: Negiotable USD Per Year

The individual filling this position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical science, algebra and calculus based physics with labs, and engineering courses depending on expertise. An average teaching load of twelve hours per semester.

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. Louise Wrensford
Natural Sciences
Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

Adjunct Instructor at Montgomery County Community College

Institution: Montgomery County Community College
Location: Blue Bell, PA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/01/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

Position available for fall 2011; must be able to teach Monday and Wednesday afternoon classes at the Blue Bell campus.

Master's degree in Physics is required. Previous teaching experience is preferred. We encourage retired High School teachers to apply.

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.mc3.edu under "Career Opportunities." Position is open until filled.

Montgomery County Community College is an EOE.

Application Information
Contact: Human Resources-HEJ
Montgomery County Community College
Online App. Form: http://www.mc3.edu/employment/

Instructor at Concordia University Wisconsin

Institution: Concordia University Wisconsin
Location: Mequon, WI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/02/2011
Type: Full Time
Concordia University Wisconsin seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Physics beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year with the possibility of employment beginning in January of 2012 for the available candidate. This position is in the Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. A doctorate in physics is preferred although highly qualified applicants possessing significant progress (ABD) toward a doctorate will be considered. Prior teaching experience is desirable. The primary teaching responsibility is a two-semester freshman physics course designed for students majoring in the biological sciences or chemistry, or enrolled in the pre-pharmacy or pre-medicine programs. The ability to teach an introductory course in astronomy for science education majors is a plus. Interest in developing an undergraduate research program to augment the biological sciences and/or chemistry majors is also desirable.

Instructor at Saint Peter's College

Institution: Saint Peter's College
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/02/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Saint Peter's College

Faculty Positions

Adjuncts -

Full-time and/or adjunct - Undergraduate Day Program (Ph.D. required) Physics(Intro. Physics, Mechanics, Optics).

Math / Physics Discussion Section Instructor at UC Santa Cruz

Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/03/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Math/Physics Discussion Section Instructor
Physical & Biological Sciences

JOB #1103228

Minimum Starting Salary: $3,100/monthly
Salary proportionate to time worked

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Under the general supervision of the Academic Excellence (ACE) Program Director, the Math/Physics Discussion Section Instructor performs teaching, advising, and administrative duties in support of the ACE Program. This is a non-academic position.

Adjunct Instructor / Professor at Wright State University

Institution: Wright State University
Location: Dayton, OH
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Faculty - Science - Biology
Faculty - Science - Chemistry
Faculty - Science - Statistics
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry
Posted: 08/03/2011
Application Due: 08/19/2011
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

WSU's College of Science and Mathematics is accepting applications for adjunct teaching positions for the 2011-2012 academic year. Individuals with academic and performance qualifications for the ranks of adjunct instructor through adjunct professor are encouraged to apply for positions in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Psychology. In certain positions, a Bachelor's degree and extensive professional experience may be acceptable.

First consideration: August 19, 2011.

To apply, go to http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/438. An EO/AA Employer
Application Information
Contact: Wright State University
Online App. Form: http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/4387

TT at The College of New Jersey

Institution: The College of New Jersey
Location: Ewing, NJ
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/04/2011
Application Due: 11/01/2011
Type: Full Time
The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2012.

We seek a broadly trained biophysicist 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 biophysics. The successful candidate will teach upper-level physics courses as well as introductory-level, calculus-based physics and labs. An earned doctorate in physics, biophysics, or a closely-related field is required. Although post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred, other backgrounds will be considered; ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to start date.

Adjunct Instructor at Florida A&M University

Institution: Florida A&M University
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Faculty - Science - Physics

Posted: 08/04/2011
Application Due: 08/17/2011
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct

Online tutora for Smarthinking Inc

Institution: Smarthinking, Inc.
Location: Washington, DC
Faculty - Science - Biology
Faculty - Science - Chemistry
Faculty - Science - Physics
Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
Posted: 06/09/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email

Postdoc at Univesiti Teknologi Malaysia

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia at the Regional Centre for Engineering Education.
The position involves:
1. Assisting Engineering Education PhD students in conducting their research (provide feedback on research design, data collection and analysis, writing, etc.).
2. Conduct research that will mainly center around problem-based learning (PBL) in developing engineering students. This includes how to support and challenge students, how to best train lecturers to conduct PBL, inculcation of sustainable development, etc.

For further information and to apply, contact Dr. Khairiyah Yusof at khairiyah@gmail.com.

TT at Smith College

Editor's note: this position is open to candidates with an engineering education scholarly focus.

The Picker Engineering Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor of Engineering. Appointment to begin July 2012. We seek candidates with expertise in any technical area of engineering. Faculty and student research currently addresses contemporary issues in engineering with applications in energy, the environment, human health, and education. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year, developing an active research program, and advising student research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates with postdoctoral or other substantial experience and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations are preferred.

TT at Univ. of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas Physics Department in St. Paul, MN (www.stthomas.edu/physics) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September, 2012. A PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics is strongly preferred, but ABD (with appointment at the rank of instructor) will be considered.

A strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and public outreach is essential. Our teaching load is the equivalent of six courses per year, and the successful candidate will divide this responsibility into a two-course equivalence devoted to operating our new observatory and a four-course equivalence comprised of lecture and laboratory courses throughout our curriculum. Our observatory houses a fully automated 17” telescope and several smaller telescopes, and we are looking for a candidate to use it in innovative ways that can attract external funding. In addition to outreach and teaching, the candidate will establish a research program that is appropriate for an undergraduate physics department. The field of research expertise is open, and start-up funds are available.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TT at Cal Poly Pomona

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall of 2012. We are interested in hiring in the field of astronomy/astrophysics.

The Position: The new faculty member will teach the full range (from freshman to senior level) of undergraduate classes in physics. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and service to the university.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lab coordinator at Univ. of Scranton

The Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering seeks to fill a Faculty Specialist position to teach introductory physics labs. This full time position begins January 1, 2012 and is non-tenure track with renewable annual appointments. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with experience teaching physics and/or working in a physics lab. Responsibilities include coordinating and supervising the introductory physics laboratory, supervising teaching assistants, teaching introductory physics laboratory sections, grading lab reports and quizzes, holding office hours, overall responsibility for equipment setups, developing new lab experiments and demonstrations, and service to the department.

A degree in physics or related field beyond the baccalaureate is required. Previous experience teaching physics and/or working in a physics lab is desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience. Those interested should submit a cover letter and list of three references to Dr. Christine Zakzewski, Chair, Physics/EE Dept., St Thomas Hall, 800 Linden Street, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510, or by email to zakzewskic1@scranton.edu. Applications received by September 30, 2011 will be given full consideration.

VAP at Bard College

Bard College invites applications for a one-year teaching position in Physics, field open at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning immediately in the fall of 2011. The primary requirements are a PhD in any area of Physics and a commitment to excellence in science teaching in a liberal arts setting. In addition, candidates should demonstrate active engagement in research, preferably experimental work, and an interest in working closely with faculty members across the sciences on issues of research and curriculum development. In the fall semester, the successful candidate will teach a multi-section laboratory course on optics for non-scientists with the content of the course open to adjustment; the levels and topics of courses for the spring semester will be determined jointly by the department and the candidate. There will also be opportunity to offer advanced tutorials and supervise student research during the academic year.

VAP at Susquehanna University

The Department of Physics at Susquehanna University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in beginning in August 2011. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach astronomy and electronics. The position is a one-year appointment. Although a Ph.D. is preferred, advanced ABD candidates may be considered.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Research Associate 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
The initial 12-month term of employment is normally renewable for a second term, and may be further extended depending on performance and availability of funds. If extended, responsibilities will expand accordingly.

A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and postdoctoral experience are both required. Applicants must articulate their interest in physics education transformation and research, as well as any prior involvement with such activities (if any). The salary will be commensurate with experience.

"Those who applied for the previously advertised research associate position in physics education at UBC, and who satisfy the requirements listed here, will automatically be considered for this position. New applicants should submit the required documentation to jobs@physics.ubc.ca, using "RA in Physics Education" in the subject line, by Sept. 08, 2011. The position is expected to begin Nov. 07, 2011, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Letters of references should be submitted electronically to jobs@physics.ubc.ca, (preferred) or by mail to

Derek Gagnier
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia
6224 Agricultural Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1