Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TT at University of Richmond

The Department of Physics at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in physics to begin in August 2013 (for exceptional candidates an appointment at a more senior level might be considered). Applications are encouraged from candidates in all sub-fields of physics, both theory and experiment, but applications from candidates whose scholarship complements existing research areas in the department (biophysics, cosmology, low- and medium-energy nuclear physics and surface physics) may receive particular attention. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated a keen interest and ability in undergraduate teaching and to maintain a vigorous research program that engages undergraduates in substantive research outcomes.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Research Scientist: Understanding Teacher Quality: ETS, Princeton NJ

ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the Understanding Teaching Quality (UTQ) Center.  The Center focuses on studies that examine a range of potential measures of teaching quality, including classroom observation and protocols, new measures of content knowledge for teaching, and measures based on student achievement.  The studies investigate a wide range of approaches to measuring teaching quality; however, all the studies are focused on contributing to existing knowledge about which aspects of teaching and the context of teaching contribute to student learning and success.

Provide scientific and technical expertise to a highly collaborative research team involved in research and development projects designed to improve our understanding of teaching quality. Work both independently and collaboratively to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, manage, and disseminate research that will focus on the conceptualization, measurement, and improvement of teaching practice.

Generate or contribute to methodological and theoretical advances in the measurement of teaching quality, with a focus on the individual, organizational, and contextual characteristics associated with effective teaching practice.

Develop and contribute to the development of new products or services to support the measurement and enhancement of teaching quality, focusing on skills and understandings of teaching across the continuum: from pre-service through advanced or master teaching.

Contribute to the conceptualization of, and actively lead and manage, complex research studies addressing issues of teaching quality and involving both primary data collection activities and secondary analyses. Use a variety of management skills for instrument design, coordination with academic and industry collaborators, staff assignment, training and the scheduling, budgeting, acquisition and utilization of equipment, facilities and services.

Prepare proposals for research and development projects and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities. Plan initial and final proposal and project budgets.

Act as an expert consultant to both internal ETS program units and external educational institutions by communicating research, providing input to planned and ongoing activities, and recommending future research and development directions.

Disseminate knowledge, particularly the results of research, through the publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, and through books and chapters that impact practice in the field or at ETS.

Promote and maintain professional relationships as a representative, consultant, or advisor to external advisory or policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators. Respond to requests initiated by professional colleagues and educators.

Required Experience:

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and evidence of independent substantive research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and three years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and eight years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.

Strong collaboration and communication skills
Deep knowledge of teaching and learning
Strong methodological background in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research

ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Physics at University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

REF NO.: CP04/2012

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is one of the top three Universities in South Africa and in the top 500 Universities globally. The School has a long tradition in computational physics in the areas of molecular optics, astrophysics, particle physics and computer simulation of classical and quantum systems in the condensed phase.  The incumbent will  provide added strength to  the School’s research and teaching programmes. S/he will be expected to contribute actively to research, supervision of
postgraduate students, and teaching at undergraduate level, as well as contribute towards administration of the School.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Senior Science Officer at the Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is seeking a Senior Science Officer to serve as the administrative lead/ member of a team of scientists, science content experts and museum specialists providing expertise and support for all Institute content needs. This position will be responsible for managing the staff resources responsible for creating, developing and implementing the scientific content of exhibits and programs. In addition to management responsibilities this position also serves as a Senior Scientist, acting as a content resource supporting exhibit and program development and delivery. The position is expected to identify and pursue new projects that serve the needs of The Franklin Institute and advance its Strategic Plan. Qualified individuals must have significant experience in informal science education with minimum of 8 years experience in managing programs or exhibition staff. An advanced degree in a science or engineering field is required, with a Ph.D. desirable. The individual must have a proven ability to communicate science, both verbally and in writing, to a wide audience and be familiar with appropriate educational theory. Demonstrated experience in handling media questions, requests for information and on-air presentation is a plus. In addition, the candidate must have strong project and staff management abilities. Computer literacy is expected. Send resume with salary requirements to: The Franklin Institute, Dept. R, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; E-mail: employment@fi.edu.

TT at University of Tennessee at Martin

One tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physics position starting August 1, 2013 is open at The University of Tennessee at Martin and an earned Ph.D. in Physics is required.  Candidates with coursework completed toward a doctorate and significant progress in their dissertation may also be considered.  Evidence of an ability to teach effectively in English is required.  Preference will be given to experimentalists with experience in teaching undergraduate courses and with scholarly promise.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate physics courses and associated laboratories including upper level courses.  Expected teaching load is nine hours of lecture and six hours of laboratory per week.  Additional responsibilities include advising, committee service, public service, scholarly activity, and directing student projects. Submit application materials online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php (click on Faculty Vacancies; then View employment opportunities; then apply: candidates must attach, as a last step, a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of all transcripts). Additionally, three letters of reference from the references must be sent directly to lferrell@utm.edu to be considered a completed application.  Application review will begin September 17, 2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is chosen. A standard background check report will be conducted before a candidate is hired as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Teaching Fellow at Durham University

Reference Number:  1761
Location:  Durham City
Faculty/Division:  Science
Grade:  Grade 7
Position Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Salary (£):  30122 - 35938
Closing Date:  13 September 2012
Job Description

Job Summary and Purpose:
The post holder will provide teaching, learning support, outreach activities and administrative support within the Department of Physics.

Faculty Position at Grove City College

Astronomy/Astrophysics Position - Grove City College announces a faculty opening in the Department Physics beginning in July 2013.  A Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy is required.  Responsibilities include teaching Astronomy, introductory physics classes, experience with robotic telescope instrumentation, and an ability to supervise meaningful undergraduate research.  Our observational facilities include an on-campus and a remote observatory. Successful candidates must be able to effectively communicate theory in the classroom as well as develop innovative lab and project experiences.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

TT at Wellesley College

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning September 2013. Wellesley is a private liberal arts college for women (2300 students) with a long tradition of providing high-quality scientific training. We offer a dynamic and challenging undergraduate physics major; many of our students go on to top graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field, a record of excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate is expected to have first rate research credentials and a demonstrated ability to establish an active on-campus experimental research program with significant student involvement. All fields of research will be considered.

Applicants should submit a c.v., statement of teaching interests and experience and a proposed research plan that includes a description of undergraduate participation.  Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation (The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) through our online application system at: https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu. Early applications are strongly encouraged; we will begin the interview process this Fall.  All candidates should apply before November 1, 2012. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

Monday, August 13, 2012

TT at St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Department of Physics at St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2013.  The position is a new line for the department, which has created an Applied Physics concentration in the Physics major.  The successful candidate must have a background in Applied Physics, broadly defined, and must show strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. PhD completed or expected before starting date.  An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.  Startup funding available.  Candidates should send a cover letter, CV,  a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement and arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed to: AppliedPhysics@smcm.edu,  or sent by mail to: Physics Search Committee., Attn: Susan Stedman, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001.  Application review will begin December 3, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary's College of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Teaching Fellowship at University of St Andrews

Applications are invited for a teaching fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy.  In the first instance, this is a fixed term contract to June 2016.  Teaching Fellows in the School are full members of the teaching team, and play an important part in the learning experience of our students.  We require the teaching fellow to deliver an appropriate mix of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory instruction, and in some of these cases to take the lead in developing the material and the associated curriculum and assessment.  The fellow will deliver high quality, innovative teaching to our well-qualified undergraduate population, with a range potentially from entrant students to final-year MPhys.  

Friday, August 3, 2012

Education Specialist Univ. Minnesota- Twin Cities

Assistant Education Specialist
Center for Teaching & Learning
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Summary: The Assistant Education Specialist partners with campus constituents to design, facilitate, and assess initiatives for the STEM teaching community at the University of Minnesota 

Duties: 1. Leadership in designing and conducting programs and services (e.g. teaching academies, seminars) for the STEM teaching community at the University of Minnesota 2. Capacity to provide leadership and direction for quality science teaching in the University's active learning classrooms and in foundational, large enrolled classes 3. Consultations for faculty, instructional staff, and teaching assistants from STEM disciplines 4. Contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning through presentations and/ore publications at the local, national, or international level 5. Working knowledge of program evaluation methods and student ratings of teaching 6. Ability to create faculty development resources in a variety of online formats 7. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2 TT at Earlham College

Earlham College invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2013.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach a full range of undergraduate Physics courses, and to develop a program involving undergraduate students in research.

Since Earlham is hiring two new members for a three-member department, there will be considerable flexibility in which courses the new hires will teach. Teaching load for the department typically includes some courses that are taught every year, such as the two-semester introductory sequences (one algebra based, the other calculus based), Modern Physics, Advanced Lab and Mathematical Physics.

TT at Smith College

 The Department of Physics at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2013. The candidate should have a Ph.D., be able to offer a strong research program in experimental physics readily accessible to undergraduates, and be well versed in research-based physics pedagogy. Significant equipment start-up funds, ongoing access to a departmentally administered equipment endowment, and newly renovated lab space adjacent to a well-equipped and staffed design/fab machine shop are all available. 

TT at St. Olaf College

The Physics and Biology Departments at St. Olaf College invite applications for a jointly-appointed tenure track position (0.5 FTE in each department) at the assistant or associate professor level beginning September 2013.  Teaching responsibilities include core courses in both Physics and molecular/cellular Biology and in St. Olaf’s interdisciplinary Neuroscience concentration.