Monday, October 29, 2012

TT in physics at Southern Connecticut

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department: PHYSICS

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Specialization(s): Bio-physics or bio-nanotechnology, high-resolution imaging of biomaterials; experimentalist preferred.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching of introductory and upper-level courses for physics and other science majors, and elementary core courses for other undergraduates; mentoring majors; scholarly research with strong potential for undergraduate and Master's degree student participation; scientific interaction with departmental faculty; participation in collegial service and professional activities. The department has recently established a master's degree program in applied physics and the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in this endeavor (

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, bio-physics, material science or closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education with evidence of teaching effectiveness and ability to perform research that potentially involves undergraduate and masterĂ¢€™s degree students, preferably in collaboration with current department faculty.

Preferred Qualifications: Primary interest in biomaterials physics or bio-nanotechnology, experimentalist preferred in the field of high resolution imaging of biomaterials using novel imaging technologies. Preference will be given to applicant committed to collaborating with one or more of the current faculty members. We value effective teaching at all levels, student involvement in faculty research, and energetic participation in the scientific community by faculty and students. Our department houses a significant component of an NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, in collaboration with Yale University ( and a Nanotechnology Center.

Application Process: Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, letter describing professional goals and statement of teaching perspective and scholarly interests.
Identify at least three references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Send materials to Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Chairperson, Department of Physics, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515 or e-mail to:

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by January 15, 2013.
Position will remain open until filled.
When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference Academic Careers Online.
Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at this and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Chairperson, Department of Physics as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Dr. Christine Broadbridge, Chairperson, Department of Physics


Teacher Fellow at University of Warwick

University of Warwick -Physics
£27,578- £35,938 pa pro rata
Full time post (part-time also considered)
Fixed Term Contract for 6 Months (Maternity Leave Cover)

You will be enthusiastic and committed to Physics teaching to promote the study of Physics in schools, address the transition from school to university, and coordinate and extend the department's Outreach activities.

VAP at Macalester College

The Macalester College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an anticipated one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall, 2013. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Physics and/or Astronomy. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level courses in Astronomy and introductory undergraduate level courses in Physics. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has five full time faculty members with research interests in theoretical particle physics, observational astronomy, condensed matter physics, and materials science.  More information about the department can be found at

Assistant Professorship at the University of Dallas

Applications are invited for a position at the Assistant Professor level in the Physics Department of the University of Dallas beginning 8/28/2013.   Applicants must demonstrate a strong passion for undergraduate teaching and be committed to liberal arts education. We seek an individual who can teach broadly in the physics curriculum, contribute creatively to our laboratory teaching program and provide undergraduate research opportunities for experimental investigations in physics, preferably in condensed matter physics.  The Department currently has forty majors and an outstanding track record for its graduates pursuing graduate degrees.   A Ph.D. in physics is required.   Review of completed applications will begin on December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research plans to:  Physics Search, Department of Physics, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX 75062.  Electronic submissions may be made by sending documents to  The University of Dallas is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TT at the University of Dayton

The Physics Department at the University of Dayton is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin on the 16th of August 2013. A Ph.D. in physics or applied physics is required. Applicants must be experimentalists, committed to quality teaching in a liberal arts environment, and capable of establishing their own research program. The successful applicant should have demonstrated interest in teaching students from different racial, ethnic, gender, and class backgrounds and should appreciate Catholic Marianist values. Duties include teaching all levels of undergraduate physics, teaching and developing advanced laboratory courses for undergraduate students, and be active in his/her research. Information about the Department of Physics can be found on our webpage at Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. Apply at The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. The University of Dayton received a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant designed to promote the advancement and representation of women in STEM fields. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices.

TT at Eastern Mennonite University

Department of Mathematical Sciences
POSITION: Full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Pre-Engineering/Physics
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in engineering, physics, or applied mathematics required. Ability to teach first- and second-year undergraduate engineering courses and introductory physics courses; enthusiasm for directing the EMU Pre-Engineering program.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Classroom teaching (typically three courses per semester, including one general physics course with lab, one lower-level engineering course, and one additional course to be determined based on need and candidate preference); promotion of and recruitment for the pre-engineering and dual degree engineering programs; advising of engineering students; departmental and university service; engagement in ongoing scholarly activity.

POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract. Salary determined by education and experience. Eastern Mennonite University uses a tenure-with-review contract system.
APPOINTMENT DATE: Position begins Fall 2013. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
INQUIRIES: Review begins immediately. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three recommendation letters to

Dr. Nancy Heisey, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-4141
EMU seeks faculty who have demonstrated or show promise of
-teaching excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment,
-a commitment to ongoing scholarship, and
-familiarity with and support for Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian faith practices.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience

Thursday, October 25, 2012

PER Position at Oregon State Postponed

The tenure-track PER position which you may have seen posted prematurely on Oregon State's job site or on this site has been postponed, at the request of the Dean, until next year. We look forward to your applications next fall.
Corinne Manogue

Director, Pre-Service Science Teacher Education @ New York Hall of Science

Position Title:       Director, Pre-Service Science Teacher Education (NSF Math and Science Partnership)
Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay)
Reports to:            Director of SciPlay

Job Code:               25-2031

FLSA Status:          Exempt (Professional)

Background: The New York Hall of Science, New York City's only hands-on science museum and host to close to a half a million visitors every year, serves the most ethnically diverse population in the country — reflecting the institution’s home borough of Queens and also that of the greater metropolitan area. Built originally for the 1964 World’s Fair, NYSCI continues to capture the spirit of discovery and innovation that was at the heart of this event.

Departmental Role:  SciPlay is a new national applied research center on Play, Science, and Technology Learning. SciPlay designs and studies how to use play as a medium for science learning across both informal and formal education settings. SciPlay runs numerous initiatives that utilize the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) as a laboratory for studying learning.

SciPlay together with partners Hunter College of the City University of New York, New Visions for Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education is a National Science Foundation-funded Math and Science Partnership for the design and study of a novel alternative training and certification program for high school math and science teachers: the Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Residency (MASTER). The program is extensively clinically based and instruction occurs around cycles of designing, teaching, reflecting, and refining inquiry-based lessons in New Visions classrooms and in NYSCI’s museum setting. An extensive research program to study the impact of MASTER is also a part of the project.

Candidates should have strong content knowledge in one or more disciplines in science or engineering along with expertise in and commitment to science teacher education. Preference will be given to candidates with K-12 teaching experience. Candidates should be prepared to participate actively in working with the team to conceptualize this new teacher preparation program.

Function:  The Director, Pre-Service Science Teacher Education position will focus on designing and teaching clinically-based courses to train new secondary science teachers and their mentors. The successful candidate will be well positioned to provide leadership in our reconceptualization of teacher education.

Principal Responsibilities:
1.     Develop and lead science teacher instruction and laboratories integrated into repeated cycles of designing, teaching, reflecting, and refining inquiry-based lessons. Provide this instruction at both the NYSCI museum and at Hunter College to residents in the program.
2.     Also provide similar instruction to train mentor teachers for the program.
3.     Share with New Visions and Hunter College faculty in-field coaching and assessment responsibilities of mentors and residents. Work with the team to set standards, review candidates’ progress, and iteratively adjust the program design.
4.     Provide leadership for program design as a whole.
5.     Build and sustain relationships with schools and principals who host the program’s candidates and support capacity building in participating schools.
6.     Lead the conceptualization and manage the development of video tools to support the clinically-based reflection elements of the program.
7.     Complete other tasks as assigned.

Education:           Ed.D. or Ph.D. or masters degree in science education, curriculum and instruction, the learning sciences, or equivalent. Individuals with an advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline, teaching experience, and experience teaching science teachers are also encouraged to apply.


·       Experience teaching science teaching methods at the university level and/or experience supporting the growth of adult teacher learners through coaching or mentoring and through designing and facilitating professional development

·       Experience designing instruction and teaching science in particular in the areas of biology, chemistry, and/or earth science.  Experience incorporating the use of technology into such instruction is a plus.  Experience teaching science at the middle or high school level, especially in urban districts, is a plus.

·       Evidence of capacity to contribute to new program development.

·       Experience collaborating on multidisciplinary teams

·       Prior involvement in education research projects is a plus.

·       Prior experience working with informal science-technology centers is a plus.

·       Record of commitment to excellent teaching

·       Record of national leadership in science education initiatives a plus.


·       Strong grounding in current ideas about how people learn science and how to teach science accordingly.

·       Strong science disciplinary content knowledge, in particular in the areas of biology, chemistry, and/or earth science

·       A commitment to improving teaching and learning in under-resourced schools with diverse students

·       Passion and knowledge about the use of technologies to develop innovative instruction and support creative, engaged learning.

·       Knowledge of inquiry-based instructional approaches.

·       Ability to get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish the task.

·       Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.

·       Knowledge of science content and process.

·       Experience serving diverse audiences.

Compensation:        Commensurate with education, skills and experience, including an excellent NYSCI benefits package.


Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary range/requirements.  No calls please.

Application Deadline:    November 2, 2012

Targeted Start Date:      ASAP

email to:

Please include job title in subject line.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TT in Physics at Mohawk Valley CC (NY)

Mohawk Valley Community College is a comprehensive community college with strong transfer programs and a comprehensive array of technical programs with campuses in Utica and Rome. The College is sponsored by Oneida County, part of the State University of New York system, and accredited by the Middle States Association. The College credit enrollment of 5,800 FTE and 9,500 non-credit headcount represents the significant role MVCC provides in addressing changing community needs in what has the potential to be a very exciting future.
Responsibilities include instruction, advising, curriculum development, assessment, and other duties within the Center as well as the college. The candidate should be able to teach both algebra/trigonometry based and calculus-based physics courses along with various engineering science courses including scientific computer programming fundamentals. Candidates will be expected to teach in the classroom as well as in the laboratory setting.
A Master’s degree in physics is required with a Ph.D. preferred. Prior teaching experience is also preferred. The applicant will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Successful candidates will be expected to support the community college mission while teaching students in various programs including but not limited to applied technologies as well as the transfer engineering science program. The successful candidate will work closely with the engineering science faculty and the students in this program.
Official academic transcript required at time of hire.
To Apply:

TT in Physics @ Cornell

Tenure Track Position – Experimental Physics
Cornell University
The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) at Cornell University expects to make a faculty appointment in experimental physics, to begin July 1, 2013. We encourage applications in cold atom physics, biophysics, hard and soft condensed matter physics, x-ray physics, and related areas that utilize condensed matter tools and techniques. The search will focus at the assistant professor level, although more senior candidates may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an outstanding independent research program and be an effective teacher in the undergraduate and graduate instructional program of the Physics Department. Please send the application, including a curriculum vita, a publication list, and a statement of research interests, to
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same website. Applications completed by Dec. 15, 2012 will receive full consideration. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

TT in Physics @ Texas Lutheran University

1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155 
Position Announcement


Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position in the Department of Physics to begin August 2013. Requirements for the position include:

  • Ph.D. in physics, an applied physics sub-discipline, or engineering
  • A preferred background in experimental physics, computational physics, or engineering
  • Strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and advising undergraduate students
  • Ability to teach effectively at all levels in the undergraduate physics and pre-engineering classroom and laboratory
  • Commitment to mentor students in undergraduate research
  • Commitment to university/community service and continued professional development
  • Understanding of the role of a professor in the undergraduate small institution
  • Commitment to attracting and developing students from traditionally under-represented groups
  • Ability to contribute expertise to the University's interdisciplinary programs
  • Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition
The Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics and a B.A. in applied science as part of a 3/2 engineering program. The majority of our students will continue post-graduate education in an applied physics or engineering discipline. The department has over 50 physics and pre-engineering students and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. The individual who joins us will have the opportunity to contribute substantially to the direction and quality of this effort.

Anticipated rank is assistant professor. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom and prepare men and women for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of your approach to undergraduate research, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers) , and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper documents will be accepted.

Dr. Lorne Davis, Department Chair 
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court St. 
Seguin, TX 78155 
Phone: (830) 372-6903 

Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). As part of a serious commitment to diversity in its faculty, Texas Lutheran University encourages applications from women and minorities.

TT in Physics @ UC San Diego

Job Description : THE DIVISION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions in a research area of interest to any of the three divisional departments: CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, AND PHYSICS ( Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in the relevant discipline and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.

Preferred candidates will have the potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will have a desire to play a future role in helping to shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( We especially welcome candidates who have experience with and wish to contribute to programs that increase the access to mathematics and the sciences for underrepresented students and faculty and their success in these fields.

To Apply :
Candidates for positions in CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY or PHYSICS should submit online a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. A research statement to include a summary of research plans, teaching statement, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should be included in the application materials (see

Applications should be submitted to Candidates should also provide names and full contact information for three persons to submit letters of reference addressing the qualifications of the candidate.

Candidates for positions in MATHEMATICS should submit applications online through Include the following items: 3 reference letters (writers should upload their reference letter to and at least one letter should address teaching experience in some depth), curriculum vitae with a list of publications, research statement to include a summary of research plans, teaching statement, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

TT in Middle School Science Ed @ Georgia State University

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor – Middle Level Education – Log #14-026A-B

The Department of Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Georgia State University is seeking a permanent full-time assistant/associate professor (tenure track) in middle level education.
Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities include conducting research, seeking external funding to support research as appropriate to the area of inquiry, teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in middle level education, and providing service to the middle level education community.  Additional responsibilities include mentoring doctoral students; advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
Qualifications:  Qualifications include an earned doctorate in middle level education or related area (particularly language arts, reading, mathematics and/or science education); evidence of scholarly work in middle level education; a strong background in current trends and issues in middle level education; expertise in standards-based middle level instruction and assessment; experience and commitment in working with diverse students in urban settings and professional development schools; and strength as a researcher as well as a scholar/teacher.  Applicants for the associate professor position should have a robust research agenda, national reputation, and strong record of external funding for research.  Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong methodological background and a well-defined research program that is supported by funding from a source that uses a rigorous peer review process.
Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official transcript of highest degree earned, and (4) three letters of recommendation. 
Submit application materials to: 
Ms. Yolanda Parker
Georgia State University
College of Education
P.O. Box 3978
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3978

Inquiries should be sent to
This position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2013.  However, the position will remain open and applications accepted until filled.  Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TT in Physics Florida Southern College

Assistant Professor
Physics Department
Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College invites applications for a full time tenure-track physics position beginning in August 2012. The successful candidate will be required to teach first year physics (lectures and laboratories) for science and non-science majors, courses that meet the physics minor requirements, and astronomy when necessary. Qualified candidates may be ABD with dissertation in hand but must have completed a Ph.D. degree in Physics. FSC is a small college where every faculty member is an exceptional teacher. Consequently, FSC is searching for individuals who motivate students to take an active role in their own learning and are skilled in the use of modern methods of instructional technology. In addition, FSC faculty members view excellent advising as critical to assisting students in interpreting the significance of their educational experiences, rather than merely advising students on course selection. 

TT in Sci Ed at Brigham Young University

Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education
Elementary Science Education
Brigham Young University

The Department of Teacher Education, Brigham Young University, seeks applications to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in elementary science education to begin August 2013.

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in teacher education, curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, or a related field, with specialization in science education. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teacher education, evidence of a well-defined research agenda, professional publications and presentations (commensurate with experience), and a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference is given to qualified  candidates with teaching experience, particularly experience in K-12 classrooms. Individuals at all ranks will be considered.

TT in STEM Ed at the College of New Jersey

Tenure track faculty
Department of Technological Studies
School of Engineering
The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey has a tenure track faculty position in STEM education.  The position is within the Department of Technological Studies in the School of Engineering.  The Department has created a series of STEM focused K-12 education majors. For example, started in 1998, our M/S/T (STEM) major is one of the largest K-5 majors on campus and is producing integrative-STEM literate K-5 and middle school teachers. Additionally, the department was one of the first programs to create a technology education K-12 program with a strong emphasis on math, engineering and science. The department is taking leadership in K-12 STEM education and is establishing a national dialog between engineering and education professionals. Our vision is to graduate the next generation of educational leaders. The Department consists of 5 faculty members, a Center for Excellence in STEM Education, and offers four year programs that lead to Bachelor of Science degrees in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education, M/S/T Elementary Education, M/S/T Early Childhood Education, M/S/T Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, M/S/T Special Education, M/S/T Urban Education and a Masters in the Art of Teaching (M.A.T) in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education. There are currently 210 students enrolled in these programs.


For more information please contact Steve O'Brien:

KSTF - STEM Teacher Developer

Program Officer for Science or Mathematics Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a rapidly growing multimillion dollar foundation located in Moorestown, New Jersey (just outside Philadelphia), is currently seeking  up to three Teacher Developers to work as part of a team developing, implementing and refining the KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program.  This position was formerly titled Program Officer and has been changed to Teacher Developer to better reflect the expertise and responsibilities required of the position.

The primary responsibility of the Teacher Developer will be the mentoring and development of up to two groups of about 15 KSTF Teaching Fellows each.  The position requires in-person and on-line mentoring of fellows and working collaboratively with experts in various aspects of science and/or mathematics education to implement and evaluate a comprehensive and cohesive professional development experience for beginning teachers.  Teacher Developers are expected to contribute to KSTF efforts to synthesize and use existing research, as well as contribute to the research literature on effective teaching and learning of math and science at the high school level.   The Teacher Developer will be a crucial contributor to the success of the KSTF Teaching Fellowship and must be committed to continually developing his or her own professional knowledge and skills.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Director of Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a visionary educator to serve as Director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) and to lead systemic reform-based efforts in STEM education at the local, state and national levels.  The Director of the Center will hold the J. Lawrence Walkup Distinguished Professorship and will be responsible for addressing crucial needs in American society for excellence in science/math education.  STEM education policy at the K-18 levels and its implementation throughout the science education curriculum are of critical importance to the work of this position.

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning is a teaching, research, evaluation, and curriculum-resource center and a professional development provider for science teachers and pre-service students across the NAU campus and for K-20 science teachers and informal educators statewide.  The Director will oversee various programs in the Center including professional development programs, graduate programs in science education, and teaching certification programs including the NAUTeach program which the successful candidate will Co-Direct.  The Director will also sit on the university’s Professional Education Unit Coordinating Council and will oversee the implementation of the science programs’ assessment plans and the reporting of student learning outcomes to the university and to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences and must effectively represent CSTL to the university administration, external constituents, and the public. The Director must support CSTL academic and professional programs through curricula and degree program management, must foster and encourage the scholarly agenda within CSTL including maintaining personal scholarly productivity appropriate for appointment as the Walkup Professor, and must interact with a diverse group of partners (federal, state, tribal, as well as external donors) to promote and expand programs.  This will be a tenured appointment. CSTL has a state funded office staff (5) and instructional staff (7), as well as a professional development staff (9) that is funded partially by state funds and partially by $1M in external funding.

Minimum Qualifications
• An earned doctorate in a STEM or education field with advanced study in both science and education.
• Professional credentials commensurate with a tenured  appointment in the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University.
• At least six years of experience following the completion of the Ph.D. in professional and/or scholarly activity related to the missions of CSTL.
• At least two years of higher education administrative experience including personnel supervision.
• Professional credentials commensurate with appointment as the J. Lawrence Walkup Professor (demonstrating the highest academic credentials of teaching, research or leadership qualities).

Preferred Qualifications
• Professional credentials commensurate with appointment as Professor at Northern Arizona University (please see for requirements).
• A national / international reputation in science education.
• Excellent teaching credentials at the university level.
• Experience in obtaining and managing extramural funded projects.
• Record of scholarship in science education
• Demonstrated involvement in the policy issues of reform in science education in K-12 schools.
• Proof of leadership experience in effecting educational change in science education.
• A commitment to curriculum reform that contributes to improved science education at all levels.
• Experience with teacher preparation programs.
• Experience with NCATE accreditation
• Proven success with NSTA national recognition.
• Experience at the public school level.
• A commitment to support the multicultural needs of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding area.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 25,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

The salary range for this position is $84,000 to $90,000 for the academic year, commensurate with experience and qualifications, $10,000 summer salary for functioning as the NAUTeach Co-Director, plus potential additional summer salary from the Walkup Endowment and/or funded grants.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of preferred qualifications, and names and contact information for three to five professional references. Hardcopy materials can be sent to:

Director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning Search Committee
Attn: Jamie Baxter
Box 5621
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5621

Applications as PDF files are preferred and can be sent to

For questions regarding the position please contact Kathryn Hildebrand at Please note that professional references will be contacted only for the most highly qualified applicants, and that both a letter and a phone interview will be requested from those individuals.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Form A-1 Revised 2/05

TT at Columbus State University

The Department of Earth and Space Science at Columbus State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor to begin teaching in August 2013. Priority will be given to hiring a planetary astronomer, although theoretical astronomers may also be considered.  CSU’s B.S. in Earth and Space Science includes a degree track in Astrophysics and Planetary Geology, and the successful candidate will be able to support these programs.  Strong preference will be given to a candidate that can involve students in practical experiences or research in these fields, particularly research in planetary astronomy.

Teaching duties will primarily be in physics, including introductory physics and other courses to support departmental degree programs. Other job duties include recruiting students into the departmental majors, academic advising, assisting in programs to retain students, active involvement with and leadership in educational outreach activities (such as Engineering Night, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, and/or Astronomy Nights), and other service duties (such as service on department, college and university committees) necessary to build and maintain a vibrant and collegial department.  Candidates must also be committed to quality teaching and to continued scholarly and instructional development.

TT at Valparaiso University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for Fall 2013. Candidates must possess the Ph.D by August 2013. Duties involve quality undergraduate teaching and establishment of an externally funded research program involving undergraduates. Prior teaching and postdoctoral research experience are preferred.

VAP at Luther College

Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Physics. A two-year, non-tenure track replacement position beginning late August 2013; renewal for second year based on positive performance.

Ph.D. (assistant rank) or ABD (instructor rank) required.  The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the physics program at all levels, the pre-engineering program, and the broad general education programs.  Candidates should be committed to teaching physics at an undergraduate liberal arts college.

TT at University of Michigan - Dearborn

The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in astronomy beginning September 2013.  A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a closely related field and a commitment to teach the full range of undergraduate astronomy courses is required.  The development of an active research program that will involve undergraduate students and attract external funding is expected.  Start-up funds are available.  A willingness to contribute to the use and development of our 0.4-meter telescope is expected.  An observational astronomer is preferred and postdoctoral research and teaching experience are desirable.  UM-D is primarily an undergraduate institution.  It offers an astronomy minor within the physics discipline and counts three astronomers among its eight physics faculty lines.  The University of Michigan is a partner in the MDM Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona and in the Magellan telescopes in Chile.  For more information, visit  Candidates should submit a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a description of research plans and achievements, including an explanation of how undergraduate students will be involved in research, the names and contact information for three references, and an unofficial graduate transcript.  The complete application should be emailed as a single PDF file to  Please include “Astronomy Faculty Search” in the subject line.  The review of applications will begin December 1.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3 TT Physics positions at UC Berkeley

The Physics Department of the University of California, Berkeley intends to make three faculty appointments effective July 1, 2013. We are interested in candidates in the following areas: Astrophysics/Astroparticle Experiment; Theoretical Particle Physics; Condensed Matter Theory/Computational Materials Physics. Appointments are intended to be at assistant professor level, though an associate or full professor appointment is possible in the Condensed Matter Theory/ Computational Materials Physics search. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics (or a Physics related discipline) is required at time of application. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

A curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least 3 references (names and complete addresses including email) are required for consideration. For applicants at the assistant professor level, the candidate should ask these references to supply letters through the online application system. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: For applicants who wish only to be considered at the associate or full professor level, it is sufficient to provide names and addresses in the initial application; the search committee will contact these references for letters only after the applicant is selected for further consideration.

Online applications are strongly preferred. The following URL links will provide you with instructions and allow you to self-register, upload PDF’s, and request your letters of reference:

Astrophysics/Astroparticle search go to

Theoretical Particle Physics search go to

Condensed Matter Theory/Computational Materials search go to

If online application is not possible, please contact Sarah Wittmer, for alternative method. Applications by E-mail or FAX will not be accepted. Applications must be received by Dec. 7, 2012. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Non-TT at Presbyterian College

The Department of Physics and Computer Science at Presbyterian College has an opening for a non-tenure-track adjunct Lecturer position for the Spring 2013 semester.  Duties include teaching introductory physics courses in small classroom and laboratory settings.  Founded in 1880, Presbyterian Colllege is a highly selective, top-ranked Carnegie One residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and located in Clinton, S.C.  Situated on an attractive 240-acre campus, the college has a student body of approximately 1200 undergraduates of which approximately 95% reside on campus. Qualifications for the position include an M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a closely related field and a commitment to excellence in teaching.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.  Please email all information to or

TT at Houghton College

Physics or Applied/Engineering Physics:  Assistant or Associate Professor
Full time.  Tenure track.  Fall 2013.
Teach and develop curricula for introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses.  Assist in teaching one or more physics-related general education courses for non-majors.  An option to teach courses in conjunction with the computer science department is also possible.

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Faculty salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Additional Information
Ph.D. in physics, applied physics or engineering physics is required, with a program of research suitable for undergraduate participation and which includes the development of external research collaborations.  Must possess outstanding creative, interpersonal and leadership skills, provide evidence of teaching excellence in all levels of undergraduate physics, including labs and courses for non-majors, and have a strong commitment to the Christian faith.

Candidates with experience in an engineering or industrial environment in fields which complement those already represented in the department are especially welcome.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: and follow "Procedure for Applicants."

For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Professor Mark Yuly, Chair, Department of Physics at

TT at Providence College

The Engineering/Physics/Systems Department at Providence College seeks applications for a full time, tenure track assistant professorship starting in August 2013.  A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required.  In addition, the ability to conduct an active research program involving undergraduates, the promise of excellence in teaching, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and community  are essential. Applications from experimentalists are preferred. The successful candidate should be comfortable teaching courses for both non-science and science majors. The review of applications will begin October 29, 2012.

Interested candidates should refer to the College web site at and submit online a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript(s), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans involving undergraduates, and the names and email addresses of three individuals who will provide letters of refererence. 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.

Professorship at Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College offers a unique opportunity for research involving undergraduates in a community college setting and is the first NSF sponsored REU physics site at a community college.  Among the active areas of research are astronomy, biophysics, imaging and physics education.  The Physics Department co-sponsors the A.S. in Engineering Science and the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science). For more information see

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

TT at Doane College

Doane College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics for fall 2013.  We are seeking candidates with enthusiasm for teaching creatively all levels of students in the undergraduate curriculum and who can develop meaningful research experiences in experimental physics that are attractive for physics majors. Courses to be taught include introductory physics, electronics, mechanics, optics, engineering statics, and either descriptive astronomy or physical science for non-science students.  Ph.D. or advanced ABD, college teaching experience, and a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts college preferred. S/he also will have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary programs. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs, . For more information visit the Doane College website at Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Doane College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of the nation.

Non-TT at Goucher College

Goucher College, a selective small liberal arts college located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, and the first college in the nation to require students to study abroad, invites applications for an assistant professor in experimental physics, beginning Fall 2013. The appointment will be multiyear, with the possibility of conversion to tenure track, pending administrative approval. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in experimental physics, preferably with some postdoctoral experience. Successful candidates should provide evidence of their commitment to excellence in teaching, and the potential to develop a strong on-campus research program that involves undergraduate students. Start-up funds for research will be available. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach across the curriculum and develop upper-level laboratory curricula. The review of completed applications will begin January 15, 2013. Interested applicants must submit a CV and a letter of application with statement of teaching and research interest online at Three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794.

TT at Webster University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Webster University (St. Louis, MO) is seeking an outstanding and dynamic individual with a demonstrated expertise in Physics or Biophysics. The candidate will be expected to teach a full load of lecture and laboratory courses and develop undergraduate research projects that will complement our existing program for Biology majors. The position is at the full-time, tenure-track level and requires a Doctoral degree in Physics, Biophysics or a closely related field.

VAP at St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position (potentially renewable for up to three years) at the assistant professor level to begin August 2013.  We have a strong preference for a person with a Ph.D. in an area of experimental physics whose research is related to environmental or energy physics (ABD candidates may be considered).  The successful candidate will develop and teach a yearly course related to environmental physics aimed at the nonscience student as well as teach introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses in the physics curriculum as appropriate.  The ability to teach mathematical methods of physics and quantum mechanics is preferred.  Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.  In return, we are committed to helping our junior faculty members develop effective teaching skills. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Catherine Jahncke, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.  In addition we request a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of research interests including how the candidate could involve undergraduates in their research.  Review of applications will begin February 1st, 2013 and continue until the position is successfully filled.