Sunday, April 29, 2012

Non-TT at Providence College

The Engineering-Physics-Systems Department at Providence College seeks applications for a full-time adjunct assistant professor starting in August 2012. A Ph.D. and promise of excellence in teaching are essential. The successful candidate should be comfortable teaching courses ranging primarily from those for non-science majors (i.e. Astronomy, Meteorology, or Conceptual Physics) to upper-level majors’ courses (i.e., Electromagnetism, Applied Quantum Physics or Classical Mechanics). Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript(s), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates should refer to the College web site for application instructions at: Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission.

VAP at Loyola University Maryland

The Physics Department at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor position in physics or astronomy beginning in September, 2012. This position is a sabbatical replacement and is not expected to last more than one year. This full-time non-tenure track position will teach an equivalent of 8 courses in and provide service to the Physics Department.

VAP at Lock Haven University

The Lock Haven University Department of Geology and Physics invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position at the Assistant Professor/Instructor level in Physics to begin August 25, 2012 ending January 11, 2013. Anticipated appointment level is Instructor Step 1 or 2 for the successful candidate with out a terminal degree or Assistant Professor Step 2 for the successful candidate with a terminal degree. Essential Duties: Primary Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate physics courses and laboratories. This position may require development and teaching of courses online. Specific Duties: Teach general education laboratory science courses. There is also the opportunity to engage undergraduate students in interdisciplinary research. Existing facilities include sculptured film deposition system, thermal evaporator, a bench top sputter coating system, a spin coater, a profilometer, an impedance analyzer, and I-V measurement system, a fluorescence spectrometer, a scanning electron microscope (SEM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM), an atomic force microscope (AFM) and a fluorescence microscope. Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): Master’s degree in physics or related area is required. The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process. Preferred Qualifications: A doctoral degree in physics or related area is preferred. Physical Demands: Lifting and moving undergraduate laboratory equipment. Special Instructions for Applicants: Please submit your application electronically via this website. Should the applicant be selected for an interview, then the applicant must submit the official transcripts of graduate and undergraduate work. All documents necessary for the application packet must be received to guarantee full consideration. Review of applications will begin on May 24, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Science Test Development Specialist at American Institutes for Research

The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality.

We are currently seeking Science Test Development Specialists to join our Assessment Team in Washington, DC. This team is responsible for the creation of all Science test materials, products, and services for the Assessment Program.

Monday, April 23, 2012

2 Preceptor positions in Physics at Harvard

The Harvard University Physics department is seeking to fill two teaching positions for the 2012-2013 academic year, starting this summer. These positions, called "preceptors" at Harvard, are non-tenure-track faculty positions, and are described in more detail in the attached listing, or on the department website: Interested candidates should apply through the Harvard academic employment site:

VAP at Kenyon College

Kenyon College seeks a visiting assistant professor of Physics, for a one-year sabbatical replacement position, beginning in the fall of 2012. The successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum.  A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is preferred, but ABD’s will be considered.  The field of specialization is open. Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and has a reputation for outstanding teaching and scholarship.  The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped new building.  Our staff includes six faculty members and a laboratory director, and we graduate about eight physics majors each year.  (For more information about our department, please visit our web site at  Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY. For instructions, visit Direct any questions to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics at Evaluation of applications will begin May 9, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Associate Professor in Science Ed at University of Arkansas - Little Rock

Associate Professor - Science Education University of Arkansas at Little Rock Tenure Track Associate Professor, Position R99502 The Department of the Teacher Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member as a Science Educator in Teacher Education at the rank of Associate Professor to begin Fall 2012. Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and must possess a record of innovative research in science education. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will; serve as Co-Director of the UTeach replication site; teach courses in science methods as part of the UALR teacher education programs in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood and Secondary Education; participate in planned collaborative efforts involving both the College of Education and the College of Science & Mathematics teacher education efforts; advise and supervise field experiences for students seeking licensure in the Life and Physical Sciences, establish and maintain an externally funded research program in science education that involves graduate and undergraduate students, lead and participate in professional development for science teachers that supports innovation in science curriculum and teaching in ethnically diverse urban and rural schools, collaborate with university science educators and faculty at the University to promote excellence in science teaching and learning in pK-16 education, and provide service to the University and schools in the region. Job Requirements Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Science Education (ABD will not be considered) with an academic background in the Biological/Physical Sciences from an accredited university: college and pk-12 teaching experience, and documented record of scholarship in the area of science education commensurate with the rank of associate professor. Preferred/Desired Qualifications: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to obtaining external funding for research and/or teaching; a history of developing and leading professional development activities for science teachers; experience working collaboratively with schools or community groups particularly in urban and ethnically diverse settings; experience in developing/working with university and school partnerships; experience with the NSTA SPA accreditation process; and demonstrate the ability to use technology effectively in and outside of teaching. Information and Application Process Instructions To Apply: Submit the following electronically by MAY 15, 2012, a detailed letter of application (referencing position R99502) addressing qualifications; current vita, copies of unofficial transcripts, three writing samples of scholarly research, at least three current references with names, phone numbers/email addresses to: Dr. Betty Wood, Search Chair, Teacher Education, Please reference position R99502 in the subject line. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr.Betty Wood as shown below. Dr.Betty Wood 2801 South University Avenue Teacher Education Little Rock , AR 72204 USA E-Mail:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

VAP at Cleveland State University

The Physics Department at Cleveland State University has an opening for a full-time Visiting Instructor / Assistant Professor position for the 2012-13 academic year. This is a nine-month appointment beginning on August 20, 2012. The rank is dependent upon qualifications. The successful candidate will have at least a Master’s degree in physics [PhD preferred] and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate physics teaching. Duties will include teaching physics courses at the introductory level or advanced undergraduate level, up to a maximum of 16 semester credit hours per term.

Send cover letter, CV, copy of highest degree diploma, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, Review begins May 14, 2012; position is open until filled. The department’s Web site is:

Lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Physics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, is seeking to hire one or more Full-Time Lecturers for the academic year 2012-2013, to begin September 2012. Primary duties and responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate physics and astronomy courses. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required by time of appointment (all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed prior to 9/9/2012.) Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high-quality teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please visit, complete a required online faculty application, and apply to requisition #102545. Please also note in the Cal Poly on-line job posting the instructions for submitting the required three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin late May, 2012. Applications received after that date may be considered. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit

Lecturer at University of Massachusetts Lowell

This position is responsible for teaching introductory level high enrollment Physics and Astronomy courses, as well as coordinating graduate teaching assistants leading the laboratory component of these high enrollment lecture courses. This is a non-tenure track faculty position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Physics (must have PhD at the time of the Fall 2012 appointment); excellent communication skills and the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate physics curricula.
To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online at Please submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a publication list, andthe namesandcontact informationof at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received

VAP at American University

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year term teaching position at the rank Professorial Lecturer, position beginning fall 2012. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses for majors at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, and also courses in the General Education program, such as Astronomy. The successful candidate will be prepared to advise and teach students and mentor undergraduate research. Applicants must submit (electronic copies in PDF strongly encouraged): (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses. Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Email: Address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on May 4, but will continue until the position is filled.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TT in Science Ed at Northern Kentucky

Editor's note: This is a repost from October, but they have re-opened their application pool.


Northern  Kentucky  University  is  a  rising  metropolitan  university  nationally  recognized  for  outreach  and  
engagement  with  the  region;  located  near  Cincinnati  in  the  beautiful  rolling,  bluegrass  hills  of  Northern  Kentucky;  a  
place  with  an  incredible  quality  of  life  and  one  of  the  country's  lowest  costs  for  living  well.  NKU  is  built  on  core  
values  that  emphasize  multidimensional  excellence,  learner-­‐centered  education,  access  across  the  life  span,  civic  
engagement,  diversity  and  multiculturalism,  innovation,  collegiality,  and  collaboration  across  disciplines  and  
professional  fields.    The  university  is  committed  to  recruiting  and  retaining  faculty  who  have  both  the  interest  and  
ability  to  work  across  the  full  breadth  of  the  University’s  teaching,  research  and  public  engagement  mission.    For  
additional  information  on  Northern  Kentucky  University  visit    

We  are  looking  for  a  dynamic  faculty  member  eager  to  teach,  mentor,  and  advise  the  next  generation  of  teachers.  
Candidates  must  have  an  earned  doctorate  in  science  education  or  related  field  with  evidence  of  coursework  in  
science  education  (ABD  considered).  Experience  teaching  science  to  elementary  and/or  middle  grades  students  is  
required;  teaching  experience  in  diverse  schools  and  experience  teaching  elementary  age  children  are  preferred.  
Ability  to  work  collaboratively  with  campus-­‐based  and  school-­‐based  colleagues  is  important.    A  record  of  scholarly  
work,  active  participation  in  professional  organizations,  and  experience  supervising  practicum  students  and  student  
teachers  are  preferred.    Responsibilities  include:  teaching  undergraduate  and  graduate  courses;  supervising  field  
experiences;  working  collaboratively  with  colleagues  in  online  and  on-­‐campus  courses  in  urban/rural/suburban  
field-­‐based  programs;  engaging  in  scholarly  activity;  assisting  with  academic  advising;  engaging  in  community  and  
university  service;  supporting  and  participating  in  the  outreach  activities  of  NKU's  Program  of  Distinction,  CINSAM,  
the  Center  for  Integrative  Natural  Sciences  and  Mathematics  (,  through  course  teaching,  
trainings,  and  programs  for  P-­‐12  students.  The  position  is  tenure  track,  nine  months,  with  competitive  salary  and  
possible  summer  employment.    
If  you  meet  these  qualifications  and  enjoy  getting  involved  with  students  in  schools  and  communities,  please  e-­‐
mail  the  following  information  to  Dr.  Shawn  Faulkner,  Chair,  Department  of  Teacher  Education,    letter  of  interest,  current  resume,  names  and  contact  information  of  3  professional  
references,  and  copies  of  graduate  transcripts  (unofficial  accepted  at  the  initial  stage).  Review  of  applications  will  
begin  immediately  and  continue  until  the  position  is  filled.  Salary  and  benefits  are  competitive.    The  position  
begins  August  2012  and  is  contingent  upon  available  funding.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Instructor at University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna

Physics - Instructor

The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-04-05

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Physics - Instructor http Competition PHYS-2012

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor I position in Physics to begin July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, relevant university teaching experience, evidence of ability and commitment to teaching excellence, and promise of educational leadership. Priority will be given to individuals with a research background and demonstrated teaching excellence in experimental physics. The successful candidate will teach courses in the undergraduate program, contribute to and oversee the curricular development and innovation of the undergraduate experimental physics program, supervise undergraduate students' research, and fulfill service obligations to the University and community. The instructor will also be expected to keep abreast of current developments in experimental physics and the field of teaching and learning.

UBC is one of the world's leading universities. UBC's Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 7,000 students in 6 faculties, with strong graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment, opportunities for region-centred research, international perspectives, and much more. To learn more about the campus, go to

Instructor at Jubail University College

Jubail University College invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the positions of Assistant Professor and lecturer in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These subjects would be taught as part of the following majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Interior Design, Business Administration and MIS.

VAP at Clarkson University

Applications are invited for a position of Adjunct Instructor/ Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Clarkson University for the academic year of 2012-13. The successful candidate should be able to teach undergraduate physics courses, including introductory physics lectures and laboratories. Minimum qualifications required: Earned Ph.D. in Physics, two years of experience in teaching lecture/recitation and laboratory components of calculus based introductory physics and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate physics. Experience in teaching large classes of introductory physics is desired. For more information and to apply, visit: Applications must be submitted online at the aforementioned web site. Posting number: Fac 2012000292.

VAP at Randolph College

Randolph College’s Department of Physics and Department of Environmental Studies seek a one-year full time Visiting Professor of Environmental Science and Physics, beginning July 1, 2012. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (such as Earth or Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, or Physics) or interdisciplinary graduate program is required. Field experience with geophysical methods is desirable. We seek a natural scientist whose first priority is high-quality teaching in a competitive liberal arts college. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability and interest in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, enthusiasm for community involvement and will be expected to participate in senior programs in both departments. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-level physics, geology, and environmental science courses and engaging undergraduate students in research.

Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three referees to: Dr. Tatiana Gilstrap, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503 or via email at Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Physics teacher at Suffield Academy

Suffield Academy, an independent boarding school in Suffield, CT is looking for a physics teacher for the coming school year.

We are looking for somebody that is interested in physics education and curriculum development and has an interest in teaching the subject to high school students. We are teaching "Physics First" that means physics to all incoming freshmen and sophomores.

Teaching at a boarding also involves duty in the dormitories and coaching but these things can be negotiated according to your interest.

Please submit CV, references and copies of transcript to

Volker Krasemann
Science Department Chair
Suffield Academy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Visiting Instructor at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a one-year, full-time academic staff appointment in the Physics Department, beginning August 22, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching an introductory physics course for non-majors, physics for elementary teachers, and both introductory physics and astronomy. Teaching responsibilities include setup and maintenance of equipment. At least a Masters’s degree or PhD candidacy in physics is required for consideration; applicants from closely related fields may apply. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching is also required. See for full position description. Applications should be sent to Dr. Robert Benjamin, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190. All applications received by Apr 30, 2012 are guaranteed consideration. AA/EEO employer. Names of finalists released. Criminal background check required.

Lab Instructor at Texas A&M Galveston

We seek a Physics Lab Director for a full-time (nine month/year), Non-tenure track Instructional Associate Professor position. This person will direct the College and University Physics Laboratory. Maintain and develop experiments in classical physics, which utilize up-to-date technology. Must have commitment to excellence in teaching. For detailed information on the position, contact Gerald Hite by phone (409) 740-4509 or e-mail Please apply to TAMUG, Human Resources Department.

Problem Authors at The Expert TA

The Expert TA allows educators to focus on their students, leaving the homework grading to the computer. Complete with human like partial credit grading of the most complex math and Physics problems.
We are looking to hire authors to produce original Introductory Physics homework and tutorial problems. Our goal is to add to our already robust library of original Physics problem material for our Fall 2012 release. Increasing our selection of Conceptual, Algebra and Calculus based problems that adhere to our strict quality guidelines and pass our peer-review process. We offer competitive compensation to our qualified Problem Authors.

VAP at University of Minnesota, Moorhead

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics, full time, fixed term for one year. Requirements include a Masters degree or higher in Physics, Astronomy or related field. A demonstrated ability to successfully teach introductory algebra-based physics, including labs, to non-majors, effective communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds including a sensitivity to their academic needs and concerns. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D in Physics, Astronomy or related fields, potential to mentor undergraduate student research, experience teaching upper division courses in sustainability, physics, astronomy or introductory engineering courses. Duties for the position include teaching 12 credit hours each semester, advising undergraduate Physics majors, service to the university and community and maintenance of professional expertise. Vacancy number 1281F.

Lab Instructor at University of Virginia

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Faculty position with the academic rank of Lecturer to serve as Introductory Lab Instructor. This is a non-tenure-track academic position, beginning Spring 2012. The initial term of this appointment will be for three years with possibility of renewal contingent upon highly satisfactory performance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics or related field by the appointment start date and an aptitude and serious commitment to teach at the undergraduate level. Our introductory labs serve a cohort of about 1000 students each in the fall and spring semesters and more than 100 students in the summer. The Introductory Lab Instructor has overall responsibility for the labs, ensuring that they are taught effectively and efficiently. The successful applicant will be expected to stay knowledgeable with new trends in student laboratory experiments and to update and revise the laboratory experiences as needed. The Instructor will be responsible for the laboratory manuals, providing student assignments, training approximately two dozen teaching assistants, communicating with the students, working with the laboratory support staff to setup and modify the experiments, and determining the final grades. Much of the job entails complicated logistics and requires attention to detail and willingness to do whatever is necessary to provide a successful student experience in the lab. To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy; search on posting number 0609551. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to: or Introductory Lab Instructor Search, Department of Physics, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Tammie Shifflett,, 434-924-6565. Applications received on or before April 13, 2012 will be given priority consideration; however, the position remains open until filled. For information of our department, please visit our website at

Lecturer at University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning 13 August 2013. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there are opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary. Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of introductory astronomy and physics lecture courses using interactive engagement methods in class and online, managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the courses, and holding at least three office hours per week.

Associate Director at UC - San Diego

Subject: Job Opening: Associate Director, Center for Teaching Development, University of California, San Diego

Full details can be found at

Job Number:10-407Position Title:Academic Coordinator IIHiring Unit:Office of Graduate Studies - Center for Teaching DevelopmentSalary:Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and based on UCSD pay scales.Closing Date:Review of applications will begin April 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:The Center for Teaching Development at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is accepting resumes for the position of Associate Director to the Center for Teaching Development (CTD). This full-time, 12 months-basis position is an academic appointment in the Academic Coordinator II series with performance reviews every 2 years. The position reports to the Director of CTD - a senate faculty member appointed at 50% time.

Post-doc at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS; and the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for qualified candidates interested in participating in a two-year, U.S. Department of Education-funded postdoctoral training program designed to promote the conduct of methodologically-rigorous research on educational interventions, with an emphasis on science instruction.

Training for fellows will begin in Summer or Fall, 2012 and take place via (a) mentored professional development, independent writing, and grant development; (b) immersion in large-scale, federally-funded applied science education research; and (c) didactic research training. Fellows will have an opportunity to assume a leadership role on at least one large-scale research project directed by senior research personnel. Within this role, they will (a) assist in the conceptualization and management of existing and follow-up research, (b) apply methodological and data analytic approaches in addressing research questions, and (c) supervise data collection/management/analysis and implementation efforts. In addition, they will be encouraged to establish independent strands of research culminating in the solicitation of grant funds.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Assistant Directorship at Rice University

Associate Director for Secondary Science Education
Department: School Science & Technology
Requisition Number: 12236

Position Summary
The Associate Director for Secondary Science Education will lead the teaching and development curriculum for secondary school science educators. The Associate Director is responsible for the creation of instructional materials, tasks, learning objectives, format organization, content, lesson maps, instructional strategies, methodologies, learning events and activities, test items, interface design and controls for interactive instructional tools. The incumbent will assist the Director in pursuing external funding opportunities (e.g. grant writing, corporate sponsorships) for the program.

Position is funded on soft money and contingent upon available funds.

More information at