Sunday, January 29, 2012

Department Chair an University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Department Chair. We seek an innovative, resourceful, and dynamic leader to help build and mentor a small but growing department and facilitate regional collaborations. The Physics Department offers bachelor’s degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. An orientation towards applied research with a focus on biophysics and instrumentation builds upon connections with Colorado’s many research centers, including the Anschutz Medical Campus and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Applicants should have teaching experience and a distinguished record of scholarly publication and active research program in any area (experimental, theoretical, and computational) that would qualify for tenure at UCD preferably at the rank of Professor. Applicants must have documented leadership skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applications must include a letter of introduction, a CV, research, teaching and administrative statements, and the names of references to be contacted after consultation with the candidate. The full announcement and instructions for submitting applications can be found at (under job posting number 816235). Review of applications begins February 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Laura Argys, Physics Search Committee Chair, at

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Endowed Chair at East Carolina University (NC)

The College of Education at East Carolina University is seeking applications and nominations for an eminent science education scholar for the position of Taft Chair in Science Education. Although preference will be given to science educators, individuals from all STEM disciplines will be considered. The Endowed Chair is a full-time faculty appointment, initially for a three-year period that is renewable. The selected candidate may be considered for appointment to a tenure-track, faculty position based on qualifications presented. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Elizabeth and Thomas F. Taft Sr. Endowed Chair in Science Education will be charged with developing and providing leadership in support of K-16 STEM Education in eastern North Carolina schools and at East Carolina University. A major role of the Endowed Chair will be to contribute to the development of and serve as Executive Director for a newly formed STEM Education Center that would strengthen the collaborative relationships among K-12 schools in the region and STEM university faculty in education, arts and sciences, technology and computer science, and medicine. In this regard, the goals of the STEM Education Center would include (a) establishing continuing relationships with STEM-oriented businesses and industries, K-16 educators, and community leaders in eastern North Carolina, (b) working collaboratively to secure funding from federal agencies and private foundations to improve the quality of K-16 STEM education and STEM workforce development and (c) promoting an educational environment in the region that nurtures STEM education for K-16 students, including preparation and instruction for future student employment in STEM professions or teacher preparation for K-12 STEM education. Additionally, the STEM Education Center would serve as a regional clearinghouse for STEM teacher professional development and for dissemination of information to the public regarding STEM Center activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD, EdD) in a STEM, STEM education, or related field from an accredited institution and/or equivalent exemplary experience; a distinguished record of scholarship in either a STEM or STEM education discipline; a record of obtaining funding in support of research/development projects in STEM or STEM education; and evidence of serving effectively in leadership roles involving collaboration with STEM or STEM education university faculty and/or STEM businesses and industries.

Candidates must submit the following documents online at (1) a letter of application describing academic background, specific skills, and experiences relevant to the position, (2) an "agenda" outlining how the candidate would approach the design and operation of the proposed STEM Education Center; (3) at least 3-4 examples of scholarly work relevant to the position, and (4) a current vitae. Candidates must also submit: (1) an unofficial copy of all transcripts and (2) three current letters of recommendation specific to the position to: Dr. Frank Crawley, Chair of the Taft Endowed Chair Search Committee, 342 Flanagan Building, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education, College of Education, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

The expected starting date for this position is August 13, 2012.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Non-TT at Youngstown State Univ. (OH)

Youngstown University, Assistant Professor - Physics and Astronomy

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong desire to engage undergraduate students in self-directed research projects and deliver courses in the upper division undergraduate curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, current activity in research, fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful experience in teaching upper-division undergraduate physics courses and/or supervising student projects.

To Apply: Visit

YSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Postdoc at U of Maine

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine seeks applicants for postdoctoral positions in physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, Earth sciences). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, science education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record in discipline-based education research; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an interdisciplinary background. The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program. This position provides opportunities for mentored teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and curriculum work, and all aspects of research.

Positions are full-time, twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date and possible renewal for a second year. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of references submitted to PSP_Postdoc_Search Salary range is $44,000 – $47,000 with full University benefits. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate background checks will be required. For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, please see and Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

TT at Southern Polytechnic State University (GA)

The School of Arts and Sciences at Southern Polytechnic State University invites applications for a tenure-track position Assistant Professor (other ranks considered) in Science Education beginning August 10, 2012. The Science Education position can be in any of the three disciplines of Biology Education, Chemistry Education, or Physics Education, with the successful candidate serving in one of those three programs, and teaching courses in Education and the Science discipline. All faculty positions require teaching and service responsibilities and an appropriate terminal degree. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state visa type and authorization for permanent employment in the U.S.

Southern Polytechnic State University, is a recent recipient of a UTeach replication grant for our education program. SPSU is a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with approximately 5,800 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation’s fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75’s Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.

Applicants for the Science Education position must have:
• A doctorate in a science discipline, science education, biology education, chemistry education, or physics education;
• A minimum of 3 years experience teaching public high school science (with a preference to those with at least 5 years).
• Evidence of being a master teacher or well recognized for competence in the field of science education.
• Current, viable teacher certification for high school science.

All faculty positions require teaching and service responsibilities and an appropriate terminal degree.

The following documents which must be uploaded, are required to complete your application.

-Letter of Application (specify the position for which you wish to be considered)
-Curriculum Vitae
-A 300-500 word statement of personal teaching philosophy
-Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
-Three confidential letters of recommendation of which at least two address the applicant’s teaching style.
-A statement of research achievements and future research plans.

The review of materials will begin immediately, but for full consideration complete application packets must be submitted online by February 25, 2012.

All application materials must be submitted online.

For full listing:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Science or Math Education Faculty at Notre Dame Institute (IN)


The University of Notre Dame seeks an entrepreneurially gifted leader to join the faculty of its Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) to develop a new initiative to promote excellence in science and math education. This initiative will serve as an organizing hub to explore ways in which Notre Dame can make a distinctive contribution in this critical area, engaging its faculty – including members of the IEI, College of Science, College of Engineering, and College of Arts and Letters – and faculty across the country to focus on improving K-20 science and math education for all students. The main goals of the initiative will likely include but not be limited to: (a) innovative research of teaching and learning in science and mathematics; (b) effective and sustained professional development for K-20 teachers of science and mathematics; and (c) establishing a clearinghouse of curricular, instructional, and assessment resources for science and math teachers in all educational contexts, but with an emphasis on serving under-resourced Catholic schools.

Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in one or more disciplines of science or mathematics along with expertise in and a commitment to teacher education and professional development. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in either a science or math discipline or in an education related field. The successful applicant will have a record of scholarly activity; experience writing and securing grants; teaching experience at the K-12 and university level; administrative experience; a history of working collaboratively on research and professional development projects; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement.

Candidates should be prepared to provide leadership in the development and implementation of a vision for the Initiative and will assume responsibility for building collaborative and resource capacity, creating an infrastructure for future work, and developing short and long-term strategic plans for improving K-20 science and math education. The successful candidate will also display the capacity to manage an active program of research and external funding for the Initiative as well as to develop collaborations among institutions, businesses, and schools to create programs that will most effectively improve science and math education for students in the United States, particularly in under-resourced Catholic schools.

Candidates should also be prepared to teach in the teacher education M.Ed. program sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). ACE Service Through Teaching is a two-year masters program that seeks to develop a corps of highly motivated and committed educators to meet the needs of our country’s most underserved elementary and secondary schools. The program annually places over 170 college graduates in over 100 parochial schools throughout the United States. Teaching responsibilities will likely include content methods courses and content-specific assessment courses. Other teaching opportunities through the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, Education, Schooling, and Society, or through courtesy appointments in the College of Science or College of Arts and Letters will be encouraged.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning January 23, 2012. The appointment is anticipated to begin September 2012.

For full consideration, candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, two publications or writing samples that demonstrate scholarly accomplishment, and the names of four professional references. Materials should be submitted electronically to

The University of Notre Dame is an AA/EO employer. The Institute especially welcomes applications from candidates who are attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.

TT in Science Ed at Texas Christian University

The College of Education seeks a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Science Education. This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in science education. Although applicants’ research interests might be diverse, they should have demonstrated experience in science education research and experience in classrooms necessary to contribute to the conceptualization and development of an innovative science teacher education program. Additional expectations include collaboration in multidisciplinary program development, advising and mentoring students, writing grant proposals, participating in service activities, and serving on assigned college and university committees.

TCU and the College of Education (COE) are committed to the teacher scholar model. Faculty are dedicated to research that informs teaching and classroom practices. The COE is committed to preparing educators to work with diverse students. The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education ( is housed in the COE. Faculty affiliated with the Andrews Institute work collaboratively in support of scholarship and teaching (e.g., funding, connections with local schools, and professional development).

1. An earned doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction, or a closely related field (or expected completion prior to August 2012).
2. Demonstrated scholarship related to the position.
3. Commitment to inclusive field-based teacher preparation programs.

Starting Date: August 2012

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. TCU only accepts online applications and documents at Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, college transcripts, and a sample publication as attachments with the online application. Three letters of recommendation, containing phone numbers and email addresses should be sent directly to Jacqulyn Curry in TCU Human Resources at Recommenders themselves should send these confidential letters. Contact Jacqulyn Curry, TCU Employment Manager, for any questions or problems with your application at 817.257.5255 or

TCU is an AA/EEO Employer
For additional information about TCU, go to; for additional information about the College of Education, go to; for additional information about the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education, go to

Post-doc at Rutgers in Science Ed (NJ)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University

The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University seeks a postdoctoral research scientist in assessment and measurement. The postdoctoral fellow will join the research team of an NSF funded project to investigate the theoretical validity and practical implementation of learning progressions in science education. The project involves the development of assessments, and instructional materials to study two competing learning progressions in genetics at the high school level. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in the development and validation of multiple forms of assessments using the Evidence-Centered Design approach and multidimensional item response models. The successful candidate will be expected to become a full participant in the project (i.e. help organize research activities, collect and analyze data, present and publish articles that emerge from the research); as well as work with and assist in the mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.

Qualifications: PhD in assessment and measurement or related field at time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have expertise/experience in: (a) analysis of measurement data (expertise in IRT preferred), and b) development of assessments (expertise with the BEAR Assessment System preferred). Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with K-12 teachers and students are essential. The ideal candidate will be flexible, reliable and organized, with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as be collaborative and participate cooperatively in close-knit research team.

Salary: Commensurate with candidate experience

Applications should include: (a) a brief letter of interest, (b) CV, (c) two writing samples most appropriate for the position (samples addressing both analysis of measurement data and development of assessments preferred), and (d) a letter of recommendation and contact information for two additional references. Application review will begin March 15th and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for the position is September 1st, 2012. The appointment is renewed annually, but expected duration would be 2-3 years.
Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For inquiries please contact: Ravit Duncan at

Please send application materials to:
Ravit Duncan, Ph.D
Graduate School of Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
10 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932 7496 ext 8355

Or by email to:

VAP at University of Texas Tyler

Applications are invited for a visiting assistant professor of physics beginning fall 2012 to teach courses in college and/or university physics. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of a second year. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics. Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and four references with contact information to Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas, 75799. Electronic submissions may be sent via email as pdf attachments to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants may visit our Web sites at and This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

TT at Oregon State University

Editors Note: This is a reposting of a job posted on November 3, 2011. The committee is accepting late applicants, but interested parties should get an application in ASAP.

The Physics Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of Sept 16, 2012. We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to teach physics effectively at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels.

OSU is engaged in a major hiring initiative in discipline-based and education-based STEM education research, which includes a full-time, permanent Director for a new Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Education. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in doing collaborative research in this setting, and within the broader education community. Oregon State University, which has the top Carnegie Research University classification of RU/VH (very high research activity), is a Land Grant institution and has strong programs in the physical sciences, the life sciences, and engineering. Please visit for more information.

Candidates should apply online at, job# 0008059, and electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Candidates should address this qualification in their curriculum vitae. Candidates also should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to via e-mail. For full consideration apply by January 5, 2012.

OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Physics Specialist at James Madison University (VA)

James Madison University is seeking applicants for the position of Physics Specialist in the Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC). The position is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with classroom teaching responsibilities in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, beginning August 2012. We seek outstanding candidates with an earned Master’s or Ph.D. (preferred) in Physics or Astronomy with a strong mathematics background.

The SMLC Physics Specialist will provide academic support (tutoring and study groups) in the SMLC to students enrolled in introductory physics courses. The Specialist will work collaboratively with the Science Coordinator and other faculty members to enhance, develop, and assess physics pedagogy. Classroom teaching responsibilities will be 3-4 courses per year in the Physics department. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, preferably with tutoring experience.

Professorship at Winona State University (MN)

Editor's note: It's not clear whether this position is tenure-track

Job Description:
  • Teach and develop undergraduate physics courses for both the Physics major and General Education.
  • Maintain office hours and comply with other requirements as written in the Master Contract (see below).
  • Develop, conduct and supervise projects and research activities with undergraduates.
  • Advise and mentor physics majors.
  • Provide service to the university and community in those areas commensurate with expertise.
  • Assist in recruiting students to the university and to the physics department.
  • Continuing professional development.

Minimum Qualification(s):

Ph.D. in Physics (or documentation of completion of all degree requirements) by August 1, 2012.

VAP at Stetson University (FL)

Stetson University seeks applications for a nine-month appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, starting in August of 2012. This position is renewable for an additional academic year, contingent on performance. We invite applicants who wish to gain experience teaching in a high quality program that values a close collaborative relationship with students, under the mentorship of experienced senior faculty. A Ph.D. in Physics (or a closely related field) is preferred, but applicants who are ABD could be considered at a visiting lecturer level. Teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistantship duties in graduate school will be considered advantageous, but is not absolutely required. Candidates can expect to teach an introductory level course with multiple lab sections and an advanced-level theory course in physics each semester. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to collaborative efforts to design curriculum and develop recruiting materials for a proposed track in Applied Physics. Interested candidates may have the opportunity to supervise senior research projects. Additional information about the department can be found at

Friday, January 13, 2012

Post-Doc at New York University

Post-doctoral scholar
Department of Teaching and Learning
Promoting Science Learning among English Language Learners (PSELL) Scale-Up project

The post-doctoral scholar will work closely with an interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation to test the effectiveness of scaling-up a model of an innovation designed to improve science achievement of all students, especially English language learners, in urban and rural elementary schools.

Responsibilities: The scholar will work closely with the project team (Okhee Lee, Lorena Llosa and Susan Kirch) to implement the project work plan. In the first year, the scholar will establish relationships with the participating school districts in Florida and work with them to revise and finalize the curriculum to ensure that it aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. In subsequent years, the scholar will collaborate with school district teams to design, plan and deliver teacher workshops on the curriculum content and implementation; she/he will participate in designing and implementing research and evaluation tasks; and he/she will collaborate with the research team on disseminating research results in journal articles and professional conference presentations. Compensated air travel between New York and Florida is required throughout the project period.

TT at West Virginia University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Morgantown, WV

The College of Human Resources & Education at West Virginia University seeks applications for a nine-month tenure track Assistant/Associate professor of Science Education who will provide leadership in STEM education and related research for our expanding science education program.

Required Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate in Science Education or Curriculum & Instruction with minor in Science Education; or doctorate in one of the natural sciences plus completion of middle or secondary science teaching certification program.
2. Minimum of two years science teaching experience at the K-12 level in public schools.
3. Strong interest in collaborating with STEM faculty to secure funding for science education research.
4. Strong interest in partnering with State Department of Education on STEM initiatives for preK-12 STEM education.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

VAP at Westminster College

Westminster College seeks candidates who would like to enhance their teaching repertoire with experience in Workshop Physics. Workshop Physics is a non-traditional, hands-on, group-based approach to physics learning. Students learn collaboratively through activities, observations, and experiments. We require a Ph.D, in Physics, a related field, in hand by August 2012. Primary responsibilities will be to teach two sections of beginning physics for physical science majors (calculus based) or two sections of beginning physics for biology majors (non-calculus). Sections have a maximum of 24 students. Westminster College is committed to diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates that have been historically underrepresented in physics education.

For a complete job posting including application instructions, please navigate to our online job board at

Monday, January 9, 2012

Editor at World Scientific Publishing Compary

World Scientific Publishing Company, a well-established international STM company, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Acquisitions Editor to look after its physical sciences lists.
The primary responsibilities of this position will include:
1. Acquire book content
Commission new titles and new editions of key backlist titles that meet designated profitability standards to maintain a steady and profitable revenue stream;
Prepare, negotiate and finalize contracts on terms acceptable to both the publisher and to authors, editors, and contributors;
Build up a personal network of academic contacts to identify authors, reviewers and potential textbook adopters;
Develop dynamic and ongoing relationships with authors, contributors, and key advisers by consistent communication via e-mail, phone, conferences and campus visits.

2. Market research and teamwork
Develop acquisition plans and identify relevant trends and market demographics to expand the company’s publication program; Maintain a solid understanding of the markets, the competitors and the end users;
Work as part of a publishing team to create, implement and track projects by maintaining close communication with colleagues in editorial, production, marketing and sales to ensure timely and profitable publications;
Work with colleagues in marketing and sales to conduct market research and devise promotion strategies;
Contribute to the successful running of the editorial team and books program by undertaking other departmental tasks as required.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effective business communication skills, commercial acumen, and a real team-spirit. Prefer a graduate degree in physics, mathematics or related fields but it is not required.
Please apply in writing with a full CV and expected salary. No phone call please.

Preceptor in Applied Physics at Harvard

I would like to draw the attention to an interesting opportunity to work on the development of a new, project-based introductory physics course for engineering students. In short, I'm looking to find a person who is interested in course design, physics education research, has a solid knowledge of physics and/or engineering, and is willing to stray of the beaten track to work with me on an exciting new course.

The text of the add, including a link to the application portal is here:

Instructor at Coast Community College

Campus: Orange Coast College
Department: OCC\IS\Math&Sci
Shift: Regular
Job Category: Faculty
Work Calendar: 2 Semester
Job Close Date: 02-24-2012
Performance Responsibilities:

1. Teach introductory courses in astronomy (lectures and laboratories), honors astronomy and separate courses in planetary, stellar, and cosmology.
4. Participate in the Astronomy Department Program review cycle every three years
5. Propose new curriculum and update and revise current curriculum
6. Participate in departmental, division, college committees and public viewings on a regular basis.
7. Maintain office hours and be an advisor to the Astronomy Club.
8. Teaching assignment may include, evenings, weekends and /or early mornings.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Instructor at California State University -- Chico

The Department of Physics at CSU Chico is seeking a qualified
instructor for non-calculus based introductory physics courses. We
recently lost a nearly full time instructor due to health reasons and
have employment available starting January 23, less than 3 weeks away.
Our department is focused on teaching and the instructor would find us
supportive of PER efforts – we currently have one tenured and one
tenure track faculty member with Ph.D. PER training. We confidently
expect to have similar, or greater, instructional needs for the
following academic year (12-13). If interested please contact Chris
Gaffney, Chair, Phys. Dept. 530-898-6259,

Lecturer - Physics & Astronomy: Saint Mary's of California

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 01/06/12 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Lecturer
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 3,500 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

This position is in the School of Science, Spring term 2012 (part-time temporary appointment).
Teaching responsibilities will consist of one upper division lecture course:
Analytical Mechanics, and one lower division laboratory for the second semester of introductory physics.

Experience and Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Physics is expected. Phd preferred.
Prior teaching experience in physics at the undergraduate level is preferred.
We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education.

Supplemental Information:
To Apply: Please go to to:
1) Submit a cover letter with a brief statement of teaching
philosophy and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College
2) your online application,
3) AND current vitae.

In addition, two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to:

Jessica Kintner
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Saint Mary’s College of California
1928 St. Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575


Initial Consideration: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for at

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Faculty Position at American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Faculty Position
Science Education
Beirut, Lebanon

The Department of Education at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in Science Education or a related field to begin September 15, 2012.

Successful candidates are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education or/and related areas contingent upon qualifications; supervise internships and practica, advise graduate and undergraduate students; conduct and publish independent research; direct graduate students’ research; develop proposals for extramural funding; participate in outreach educational activities, and take an active role in collaborations with schools and academic life in the department, college, and university.

Department Chair at California State Univ - Long Beach

The Department of Science Education at California State University, Long Beach is seeking senior applicants to join our faculty as Department Chair. Applications are still being accepted, with initial review to begin later this month.

We are a vibrant science education department with a many diverse activities. The successful candidate will be joining 5 tenured Science Education faculty, 1 joint appointment (Sci Ed and Geology) and a dozen or so part-time faculty. We just moved into a new, state of the art science complex. This new science building is centrally located on our beautiful campus. Science Education faculty have active grants totaling more than $3.5 million. Our program credentials 6% of California's secondary science teachers and our campus is one of the largest producers of elementary teachers in the state. Being housed in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics allows us to easily partner with our science faculty colleagues. We also work closely with colleagues in the College of Education.
Our faculty teach science courses and methods courses for elementary and secondary science teacher candidates as well as teaching graduate courses and supervising thesis work for candidates in our Master's of Science in Science Education. The MS program has options for elementary, secondary and informal science educators.

VAP at Univ of Missouri - St Louis

Endowed Faculty Position in STEM
University of Missouri - St Louis
College of Education

The Division of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) seeks candidates to fill the position for an endowed professor in Life-long Learning in the Sciences. The position requires a person who has extensive experience and active involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The College of Education (COE) has developed a Mathematics and Science Education Central (MSEC) as a part of the Technology and Learning Center (TLC). Thus, the responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to develop research projects and programs for the MSEC in cooperation with the director of the TLC and to work with the Orthwein Endowed Professor’s designated community partner, the Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC). The successful candidate should have the personal skills, education, research skills and experience to teach and lead research for graduate and undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to secure grants and provide leadership to guide the ongoing development of the MSEC program and foster interdisciplinary opportunities in the COE and SLSC are expected. This endowed faculty position includes an endowment fund to implement programs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist at Measured Progress

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist II - Science
Location: Dover, NH 100 Education Way
Full Time/Part Time: Full time
Position Summary
A Curriculum and Assessment (C&A) Specialist in science is responsible for the item and test development activities for assessment programs. Specialists develop multiple-choice items, constructed-response items with scoring guides, performance tasks, and computer-based items according to published standards and specifications. Specialists also develop and refine test blueprints, scoring guides, and supplementary materials, as well as facilitate advisory committee meetings. This position may function as a lead developer on assigned contract. Additional responsibilities include the following:

VAP at Carleton College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Carleton College is seeking applications for one or more temporary, one-year positions (with the possibility for renewal) at the Assistant Professor level starting September 2012. We seek a recent PhD in experimental, computational or theoretical physics with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal-arts environment. Involvement of undergraduate students in research is strongly encouraged but not required for this position. Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates located 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and is on a three term per year schedule. Our eight-member department strives to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for our enthusiastic and intellectually demanding students. For further information on the department, visit our web site at

To apply, complete the online application by February 15, 2012 at The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a brief summary of research interests. In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive by the same date. They should be sent in pdf format to, or to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057-4025.

Instructor at Delta College

Instructor, Full-Time One-Year Appointment (Division Chair Replacement). This position is to replace the current division chair and is reviewed for reappointment annually.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Physics or related area (with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Physics or closely related field)from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning completed by May, 2012. Demonstrated currency in Physics or Physics Education. Recent teaching experience (full-time, adjunct, or teaching assistant). Ability to teach using a variety of formats including the use of technology as a learning tool. Demonstrated ongoing and current professional growth.

Position will remain open until filled. START DATE: Fall 2012.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For a complete job description and to apply online, visit

VAP at Reed College

Reed College invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment in physics, beginning in August, 2012. The position is open to strong candidates of any research focus; our main selection criterion will be the promise of outstanding teaching. The appointment entails classroom and laboratory instruction of bright and engaged undergraduates and close supervision of senior thesis students. PhD required, postdoctoral and teaching experience desirable.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Electronic applications are required and must be sent as PDF attachments to Darrell Schroeter, Physics Search Chair, c/o Karin Purdy, If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Physics Search c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by February 24, 2012 to guarantee full consideration.

TT at Ball State University

Tenure-track faculty position available August 17, 2012. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics; conduct and disseminate research and actively seek external funding to support this research; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research activities; participate in service activities appropriate for a tenure-track position.

VAP at Lawrence University

The Department of Physics at Lawrence University invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics to start 9/1/12. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field and must demonstrate genuine interest in working with undergraduates. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year, liberal arts institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. Prior teaching and/or postdoctoral experience preferred. Letters of application with detailed statements of teaching philosophy and experience and of research interests, vitae, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Matthew R. Stoneking, Department of Physics, Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911. To guarantee consideration, submit materials by March 9. Evaluation of candidates will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about Lawrence and the Department may be found at