Friday, June 28, 2013

TT at Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently serves 3000 commuting students on a beautifully landscaped campus, which is located 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta, and 15 minutes north of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This is a full-time, tenure track, ten-month faculty position, which reports to the Dean of the Division of Science Mathematics and Health Professions. Applicants should display an interest in promoting the development of the science program, which includes undergraduate research initiatives. The applicant must have a history of effective teaching at the collegiate level and possess knowledge of current trends in science education and educational technologies (e.g. Web-based and/or Web-enhanced instruction). The position also requires serving on division and college committees, assisting in the development and improvement of the science curriculum, and advising students.

A Doctorate degree with eighteen graduate semester hours (thirty-quarter hours) in Engineering and/or Physics is required. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise and experience in on-line instruction and/or certification in a related field. The successful candidate will have experience providing instruction to students from diverse backgrounds, while effectively collaborating and cooperating with other members of the faculty, staff and administration.

Monday through Friday 8:30 am until 5:15 pm some weekends and evenings may be required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. The anticipated employment date is August 12, 2013. Interested persons should submit (1) a letter of application, including a statement of the applicant's philosophy of education; (2) copies of all college transcripts (candidates selected for interview will be required to provide official copies of all college transcripts); (3) a detailed vita or resume; and (4) the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. A criminal background check is required. Incomplete application packets, emails and faxes will not be acceptable. For additional information about the position visit our website at

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University System of Georgia offers an excellent benefits package, including sick leave accruals, paid holidays, life and health insurance, and retirement plans.

Application Information
Contact: Geri Sheats
Office of Human Resources
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Phone: 404/756/4047
Fax: 404/756/4777
Online App. Form:

STEM Curriculum Specialist, Galveston College TX

Galveston College, located on historic Galveston Island, invites applications for the position of  STEM Curriculum Specialist.
The STEM Curriculum Specialist reports directly to the STEM Project Director and indirectly to the Vice President of Instruction.  In addition to teaching, the STEM Curriculum Specialist has specific responsibility for assisting faculty in the development and delivery of competency-based programs in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. This is a 12 month grant funded faculty position.
Minimum Education, Skills and Abilities:
  • Hold a masters degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics area or hold a masters degree in a closely related area with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in a STEM area;
  • Five years teaching/instructional experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in STEM course instruction and curriculum development;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students and the public;
  • Ability to work within an open and team environment using collaborative approaches;
  • Ability to focus on student learning and student success;
  • Ability to foster college-wide partnerships to promote quality in education;
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Education, Skills and Abilities:
  • Qualifications to teach college level math or biology preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new programs to serve the needs of the college and the community;
  • Demonstrated bi-lingual skills.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A completed Galveston College faculty application, resume, unofficial college transcripts and list of three references are required.  Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the US must be verified for the successful candidate.  Send applicaton materials to:
Galveston College Human Resources
4105 Ave Q
Galveston, Texas 77550
Phone: (409) 944-1209
Fax: (409) 944-1500

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lecturer at UVA - Charlottesville

University of Virginia
Lecturer in Physics
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Number: 0612324

Posting Summary:
The Department of Physics seeks applications to fill non-tenure track lecturer positions to co-teach physics courses for undergraduate students and for K-12 teachers thru August 2014.
Compensation will be in the form of wages with no benefits. A master's degree or Ph.D. is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and a significant teaching record. Review of applications will begin 6/29/2013; however, the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0612324.
Questions regarding this position or the on-line application process should be directed to:
Tammie Shifflett
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:
The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.
The University of Virginia is committed to the total development and well-being of all members of the University community students, faculty, staff, and the public. In support of this commitment, the University does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fixed Term at St. Cloud State, MN

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date of appointment: August 21, 2013
Vacancies at SCSU are contingent on university budgets and funding.

Description: The Physics and Astronomy academic unit is home to faculty experts in astronomy, optics, and physics, as well as a group of dedicated support staff and students. This position is a full-time fixed-term non-tenure-track faculty position in physics. Examples of courses that may need to be taught include calculus based introductory physics I and II (PHYS 234/235), supplemental instruction for introductory physics I (PHYS 199), junior-level optics (PHYS 333), and lasers (PHYS 435).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses with laboratories at all levels in the academic unit as well as advanced courses in optics, advise students, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in continual development of curriculum and assessment activities.
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

Qualifications and experience:
· Ph.D. in physics, or related area (ABD acceptable at application if Ph.D. is completed by Aug. 1 2013)
· Evidence of ability to teach physics and optics effectively at all levels, including laboratory courses
· Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
· Research and/or teaching experience in optics beyond the Ph.D.
· Interests in student growth and development
· Ability to teach and work effectively with students colleagues, and others in the university

Application Procedures:
To apply for this position use only the website:
Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. For best consideration apply by July 10, 2013.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
· Cover Letter
· Resume/Curriculum Vitae
· Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
· Copies of transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advance to finalist, official transcripts are required.
Contact Information (for questions, not to apply):
Search Committee Chair: Zengqiang Liu
Phone: (320) 308-3154
E-mail: physicssearch at stcloudstate dot edu

STEM Transfer Academic Advisor - Howard CC, MD

Academic Advisor-Transfer STEM
Howard Community College

Job Description:
Provide academic and transfer advising to currently enrolled students regarding program planning, course scheduling, graduation clearances and transfer policies. Collaborates closely with STEM partners at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC),Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), and Montgomery College (MC) to develop and implement advising strategies for STEM students. Assists with the development and coordination of transfer advising materials and processes to develop a transfer advising model which can be replicated. Assists with the coordination of all kinds of transitional activities to encourage successful STEM transfer. Utilize technical assets to support advising and transfer activities with partner institutions to encourage retention and transfer of STEM students. Interprets various college policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff in particular as these relate to STEM transfer. Assists with the development of electronic and hard copy informational materials for students, faculty and staff . Assists with STEM transfer partnership/articulation agreements with HCC’s four year partners. Responds to all forms of STEM transfer inquiries, including in-person, telephone, written, and on-line.
$27.37 per hour. This position is overtime eligible for hours worked over 40.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in education, social science, student development, counseling or a related field or 3-5 years of previous advising experience. Prior experience with advising, teaching or counseling experience required including special populations. Knowledge of student communication management systems required. Excellent technology skills related in particular to online research and electronic information delivery. Demonstrated organization skills. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including public speaking. Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service while managing multiple priorities. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Regular attendance is a requirement.
Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to advising, transfer, and general education strongly preferred. Outstanding knowledge of HCC’s academic policies and procedures. Outstanding knowledge of MHEC policies and procedures related to transfer programs found thorough out the state particularly as these policies relate to STEM programs. Knowledge of ARTSYS, College Source, CollegeView, Ellucian’s Colleague student system, ImageNow, and other software applications preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The system will not let you finish applying without attaching required documents.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Howard Community College is committed to valuing diversity and recognizes the critical role of an educational institution in preparing its students, faculty, and staff to become contributing members of the global community. The Diversity Committee promotes conversation, exchange, and an increased awareness of diversity issues affecting the college community.

“We acknowledge that diversity is more than a concept or philosophy; it is a way of being. Diversity is recognizing, appreciating, respecting, listening to and learning from the unique talents and contributions of all people.”

Visiting Science Education Lecturer, Carleton College MN

Carleton College welcomes applications for a Visiting Lecturer to develop a program providing science education training, support, and community outreach. This is a full-time position for the academic year beginning September 1, 2013, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, and is eligible for the Colleges benefit program. The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in Science Education (or a related field), will have earned a licensure in secondary science teaching (in any field), will have at least one year of secondary science teaching experience, and will be interested in engaging with both students and faculty from all fields of science and math.
Teaching duties will include organizing and teaching a year-long science and math education colloquium, and a Methods of Teaching Science course. The candidate will also organize workshops for student science teaching assistants, coordinate multiple science education related outreach programs in the community, and lead independent studies that connect science and education broadly.
To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at to complete the online application, including a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

TT at Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in STEM outreach and education. This will be a nine-month tenure-track position beginning Fall 2013 or Spring 2014.

The new faculty member will be expected to carry out a vigorous, externally-funded research program with a primary emphasis on science education for undergraduate and graduate projects, advising students and participating fully in the teaching program of the department. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in STEM education research and other areas that complement existing department strengths. In addition, preference will be given to those with post-doctoral experience, the ability to attract external funding, and evidence of university level teaching experience (ideally including online teaching or distance education). The successful candidate will be able to collaborate effectively with community college and PK-12 faculty.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered ( Documents that must be submitted online include (i) a completed online application, (ii) cover letter, (iii) a statement of research interests, (iv), curriculum vitae, and (v) contact information for three to five professional references familiar with your work. Applications will be reviewed starting August 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit us online at For further information, contact Dr. Matt A. Wood, Department Head, at 903-886-5488, or

Monday, June 24, 2013

FT at Ohio University

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete online application and attach required documents.

Applicants will also be required to key-in contact information for at least 3 reference providers who will receive an auto-generated email invitation to upload a recommendation using a unique link.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by July 19, 2013.

Job Description:

Visiting Assistant Professor faculty position in Physics and Astronomy. We seek outstanding candidates whose expertise will enhance the goals and mission of our department. The position will involve the teaching needs in the introductory physics and physical science courses. We seek a candidate with a commitment in working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field by the time of the appointment (8/15/2013)
significant research experience; a commitment to excellence in teaching; and strong communication skills.

Application Information
Contact: David Ingram,
Physics and Astronomy
Ohio University
Online App. Form:

FT at Laredo CC

Educational Requirements:
A Master's degree in a field of science is preferred.
A minimum of 18 graduate hours in your specialty is required.
Some experience in teaching, preferably at the community and/or senior college level, is desirable.

Basic Function and Responsibility:
This individual will be responsible for teaching science courses in his/her discipline in the Department of Natural Sciences with duties as listed below and in accordance with the Laredo Community College Manual of Policy and the Faculty Procedures Manual.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach assigned courses in your discipline by preparing lecture and laboratory materials and activities, which result in demonstrated student achievement. Laboratory activities may require some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
2. Develop, evaluate and revise course objectives and syllabi to ensure instructional quality.
3. Make every effort to provide a safe learning environment for the students and be responsible for the security of equipment, materials, and classrooms.
4. Provide students with timely evaluation of their progress and with educational assistance within assigned courses including tutoring, referral to available student support services, and by acting as an educational resource for students.
5. Provide timely and accurate information and/or reports throughout the semester and at the end of each semester to the Registration Office and departmental office. (This includes final exam and course grades, grade records, attendance records grade distributions, copies of final exams, competency analysis, etc.)
6. Provide accurate career and/or degree plan advisement during scheduled and/or unscheduled student advisement and registration periods.
7. Conduct analyses and reports on course based, general education and/or other assessments as needed for Institutional Effectiveness process.
8. Work a minimum of 35 hours a week on campus including a minimum of 10 office hours per week.
9. Teach day, evening, weekend, distance learning courses, at either campus, offcampus and/or out-of-town courses as assigned.
10. Keep current with changes and advances in the fields of science, technology, and pedagogy and incorporate these into the appropriate teaching areas.
11. Participate in activities such as orientation, convocation, in-service, and seminars designed for professional growth and development.
12. Participate in library collection development for the disciplines through the request of materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
13. Participate in committees at the college and at the departmental level.
14. Attend meetings called by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, Department Chairperson, or Committee Chairpersons.
15. Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
16. Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
17. Follow the approved academic calendar and exam schedules.
18. Participate in the procedures of evaluation of courses by students and by supervisors, act as a mentor to other faculty members when appropriate, and/or become a member of an evaluative team for a colleague.
19. Perform other duties as assigned by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, or Department Chairperson.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
The individual must be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students. The individual must be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students. The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment, audio-visual aids, and computers, and the ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness are essential.

Type of assignment: Full-time, Regular

Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet which consists of: LCC application, transcripts (if recommended for position official transcripts will be required), resume, and 3 letters of recommendation (be no more than a year old and need to be signed by individual recommending you). LCC can no longer accept applications that do not have all of the required supporting credentials for the posted position. Please visit our website at click on jobs@LCC to download our application form.

Application Information

Postal Address: Human Resources Department
Laredo Community College
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040
Phone: (956) 721-5138
Fax: (956) 721-5367
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

VAP of Science Education @ Grand Valley State University, MI

Grand Valley State University is looking to Hire a Visiting Professor of Science Education for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Minimum qualifications: Masters level qualifications in science education.  Any combination of M.S. M.Ed PHD or Ed.D is ok.  Any science discipline is ok as well.

The main responsibility: Assist with Content seminars and content field supervision of science teacher candidates (all science disciples, Middle and High School level placements).  Other responsibilities will be suited to the person hired and the needs of the college.  The position is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences not the College of Education.

for information contact or to apply:

Keith Oliver
Integrated Science Coordinator
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI, 49401

Review of applications begins immediately and the position only remains open until it is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship @ University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Editor's note: This post has been updated, the original contact email was incorrect.

Call for Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications 2013/2014

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a research intensive university ranked in the top 250 global universities (  It is the home of 15 NRF A-rated researchers and six Centres of Excellence.  Situated in the financial heartland of South Africa and indeed Africa, the University is both cosmopolitan and vibrant.  It offers excellent opportunities for Postdoctoral Research Fellows to undertake cutting edge research.  The AW Mellon Foundation has kindly agreed to support up to seven Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Faculty of Humanities at Wits during 2013/2014/2015.  The Fellowships are open to all candidates who have completed their PhD degrees in 2008 or before.

The selection of candidates will be based upon the merit of the proposal submitted and the strength of their CVs.

Areas of Research: Any research in the general field of humanities and social science will be considered.  The candidate will need to slot into one of the following Schools[1]Arts; Education; Human and Community Development; Literature, Language and Media; Social Sciences and the Law.

Application Requirements

·         Certified copy of your PhD certificate
·         Certified copy of identity document (for South Africans) or passport
·         Research proposal of no more than five A4 pages under the following headings
o   Title
o   Abstract
o   Research question
o   Brief literature review
o   Proposed methodologies
o   Expected outputs
·         Curriculum Vitae including current research outputs:
Please supply a publication list.  Full references (i.e. authors, title, year, and name of journal/publisher, volume and page numbers) must be given. Conference proceedings, technical reports, patents, etc, should also be reported.

Value of the Fellowship

R10 = $1 US
The value of the Fellowship is R 180 0000 per annum tax free which is sufficient to cover living expenses including accommodation costs. Also included in the Fellowship are contributions towards
·        Research costs – R 20 000,
·        Medical insurance - R 15 720,
·        Once-off relocation costs - R 10 000.

Period of the Fellowship

The period of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is two years renewable annually depending on the candidate’s research performance.

Submission of documents should be directed to:
Contact person: Mpho Maithufi
Closing date: 12 July 2013
NB: No late applications will be considered.

[1] Interested candidates can read more about the breadth of activities of these Schools at

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Term Physical Science position at Matanuska-Susitna College, Alaska

POSITION: Term Assistant Professor of Physical Science
PCN: 589000
POSTING #: 0066688
Full-time, Non Tenure-Track, 9 months/year
DEPARTMENT: Matanuska Susitna College
SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience

SUMMARY: Matanuska-Susitna College - an extended college of the University of Alaska Anchorage located in Palmer, Alaska - is currently recruiting for a Term Assistant Professor of Physical Science. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for delivery of introductory chemistry for allied health professionals, introductory chemistry for science majors, and basic physics as needed.


- Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts and theories in practical and meaningful ways to a diverse population entering the system with varying previous exposure to the physical sciences.

- Ability to prepare students to progress to advanced levels of science education.

- Encourage students to be active partners in the teaching/learning processes.

- Strong background in team-building with fellow science educators.

- Experience incorporating technology in a classroom setting.

- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.

- Demonstrate proper safety practices/procedures in a lab.

- Strong desire to fill a bipartite academic position teaching at the undergraduate level.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master's degree in a Physical Science, Doctorate preferred (or may be accepted in lieu of a Master's) that includes a strong background in chemistry. Two or more years teaching experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: Support University of Alaska bipartite mission of teaching and service. The successful applicant will be expected to teach 12 credits each semester. This is typically teaching three or more courses consistent with the specific course content description. Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught. Participate in student advising and University and community service

APPLICATION PROCESS: For more information or to apply, please go to and search for posting #0066688.

 IMPORTANT: Only electronic application materials received through will be accepted for this position. Please do not send materials in any other capacity. Applicants must apply directly to to be considered.

When completing the electronic application process on, please electronically attach the following documents:

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Three professional references with contact information
4. Unofficial Transcripts
5. Sample syllabus of GER (100 level) class taught
6. Statement of teaching philosophy

Please address your electronic cover letter to:

Dr. Talis Colberg
Campus Director
Matanuska-Susitna College
PO Box 2889
Palmer, AK 99645

Successful applicants may be asked to provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at any point during/after the recruitment process. 

STEM Ed / Evaluation Manager, Connecticut Science Center

Job Title:                    STEM Education and Evaluation Manager

Job Purpose:             Work with the Science Center’s Program team on the development and evaluation of STEM-related programming for grades PreK-12 students and teachers

Reporting to:             Vice President of Programs

Primary Responsibilities
·         Participate in the development and implementation of Science/STEM-related educational programs for grade PreK-12 students
·         Participate in the development and implementation of Science/STEM-related professional development programs for grade PreK-12 teachers
·         Prepare evaluation plans including the design of evaluation protocols and instruments for collecting data to be used in assessing educational outcomes among student and teacher audiences, including case study work with CSC partner schools
·         Coordinate and execute evaluation plans associated with the above programs and projects including data collection, analysis and reporting
·         Manage the archiving of assessment data and relevant literature regarding informal and formal science/STEM learning and practices
·         Prepare summary reports and presentations and regularly report progress on educational program development and outcomes
·         Participate in state and national informal and formal science/STEM education and research/evaluation networks including, CSTA, CSSA, NSTA, ASTC, and NARST,
·         Coordinate with the Development Department to identify, write and prepare grant submissions to support the institutions STEM education initiatives with schools

·         Advanced degree in education or science/STEM related field
·         Minimum 3-years of experience in classroom instruction, school administration or
      informal science/STEM education
·         Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research and
·         Familiarity with Survey Monkey or similar on-line survey platforms
·         Experience with data management and protocols
·         Understanding of current research on informal and formal science education, especially
as it applies to grade PreK-12 students and teachers
·         Familiarity with State and National science and mathematics standards including the
Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards preferred
·         Strong presentation and communication skills
·         Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise staff and subcontracts
·         Previous grant-writing experience preferred
·         Ability to work effectively as part of a comprehensive program team

Thursday, June 20, 2013

K-12 Science Specialist at Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech University is accepting applications for the position of K-12 Science Specialist. This will be a full-time 12-month position with continuation of employment contingent upon annual funding. The expected starting date will be August 1, 2013

The successful candidate will be expected to:

A. Collaborate with the ADE-assigned School Improvement Supervisor (SIS) and will provide the following technical assistance to assigned schools:
i) Collaborate with the School Specialty Team,
ii) Participate in planning meetings with district and/or school leadership teams,
iii) Provide on-site technical assistance and facilitation to district and/or school personnel,
iv) And, provide and/or assists with specific professional development as noted in the School Improvement Plan.

B. Provide approved state-wide professional development and continue to provide technical assistance and targeted professional development to member districts/schools based on needs assessments

Required Qualifications;
  • Three years of recent teaching experience
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Valid Arkansas teaching license
  • Experience in adult learning situations, team problem-solving and professional development
Preferred Qualifications;
  • A Master's Degree preferred
  • A teaching philosophy that supports the Common Core State Standards for Science
  • Knowledge of current research and effective practices in research-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Please submit the following documents for consideration;
1) Resume
2) Copy of current teaching license
3) Copy of certification documents
4) Copy of college transcripts
5) 3 letters of Professional References

Send all information to the following;

Bruce Lazarus, Director
1811 North Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR.72801


Closing date for accepting applications is June 28, 2013.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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. AA/EOE

FT at South Piedmont CC, Polkton NC

Position Overview
The Physics instructor provides quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science programs. This individual has responsibility for teaching and learning, curriculum development, advising, professional development, institutional service, and community relations.

Required Qualifications
· Master's degree or above in Physics or related field or a Master's degree or above with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Physics
· Previous teaching experience
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
· Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications
· Minimum of the equivalent of one academic year of full-time teaching experience at the community college level or above
· Familiarity with a course management such as Moodle
· Knowledge and/or experience with learning outcomes assessment
· Demonstrated innovation within the field of education and/or technology
· Evidence of effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
· Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven track record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle high-pressure environments
· Evidence of a willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth

Position Expectations
· Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College's mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
· Develop learning strategies and curriculum that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment
· Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, and out-of-classroom activities
· Actively participate in continuous improvement planning through the assessment of learning outcomes at the course and program levels
· Select and use appropriate learning materials and resources, including textbooks, library resources, equipment, and supplies to enhance learning and to maintain program currency
· Stay current with developments in the field of technology and learning theory
· Demonstrate high-level professionalism in developing and/or implementing long- and short-range plans in accordance with the philosophy of a learning-centered college
· Participate in institutional, advisory, and program/instruction committees, campus activities, and representation of the college in the community
· Develop strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of program and college improvement
· Participate in program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
· Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the program to meet the needs of a learning-centered college
· Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
· Provide accessibility to students and colleagues as expected in a learning-centered college
· Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties), or in a corrections setting (Anson county)
· Accept teaching assignments scheduled during the day, evening, weekends, or online
· Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
· Participate in or support the mentoring process, the SPCC Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation
· Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Application Procedures
To be considered for this position, the following materials must be submitted with the application packet. Applications will not be considered without a complete packet.
1. A letter of intent addressing the required qualifications as listed in the job description
2. A complete and comprehensive résumé of educational and professional qualifications for this position
3. A completed South Piedmont Community College Application for Employment
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student, peer, or supervisor feedback)
5. Copies of ALL college transcripts, licenses, certifications, and registrations showing all academic work, conferred degree(s), and specialty certifications. Transcripts must show degree earned and date conferred. Degrees and hours must be from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Applicants selected for the interview process will be required to do a 10-to-15 minute presentation on a selected topic.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a South Piedmont Community College application, the complete job description, and other requirements go to or contact us at:

South Piedmont Community College
Human Resources Office
PO Box 126
Polkton, NC 28135
Equal Access, Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time at Princeton
Position Summary
The Physics Department at Princeton University is seeking applicants for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions beginning as early as September 1, 2013. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics are encouraged to apply. Part-time positions available. Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.   
Essential Qualifications
Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.   
Application Deadline 09-01-2013
Instructions for Applying   
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tenured/Full Professor of STEM Ed, West Virginia U

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences of West Virginia University seeks nominations and applications for the Eberly Professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education.The tenure home will be in an Eberly department/program at the full or advanced associate professor rank.
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences of West Virginia University seeks nominations and applications for the Eberly Professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education. The start date is negotiable and can be as soon as January 2014. The tenure home will be in a department/program in the Eberly College (; however, much of this position’s effort will be devoted toward growing the Flexible Education Research Network (FERN), a trans-disciplinary, STEM education initiative identified by the University as one of five areas for strategic investment. The initiative includes the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and the College of Education and Human Services; over 70 faculty members have outreach, research, and funding in STEM education, and each college has designated resources, including current faculty time and planned new hires to FERN.
The appointment will be made at the full professor or advanced associate professor rank. A doctoral degree is required in a STEM or STEM-education related discipline, as well as a record of teaching and scholarship that would qualify the candidate for a tenured appointment in the home department as a full professor or advanced associate professor. Area of specialization is open, and the committee invites applications from persons with a track record in trans-disciplinary STEM education or broadening participation in STEM fields. Trans-disciplinary work blends approaches from multiple disciplines to address research questions. Applicants who have worked primarily within one discipline should provide evidence indicating potential for success at engaging with faculty in other disciplines. The position involves administrative leadership, teaching, and scholarship that will advance FERN’s research, education and outreach agenda. The percent of effort related to administration, teaching, and scholarship is negotiable and administrative support will be provided by an executive director to manage operations, as well as support staff. The position includes significant service and leadership responsibilities, including: mentoring other STEM education faculty members; leading collaborative, trans-disciplinary research projects across departmental and college boundaries; and strategizing to identify priority areas, build coalitions, and move a research agenda forward. The successful applicant will communicate with many types of audiences, using a variety of media, in order to promote the importance of trans-disciplinary collaboration to broaden participation in STEM.
West Virginia University is the flagship institution of the state of West Virginia and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral high research university. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia with teaching, research, and engagement at the forefront of its mission, it attracts over $152 million in externally funded projects annually. Located in Morgantown, WV, WVU is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus to the west. Morgantown has been ranked as the Number One Small City in America by BizJournals, and 5th Best Small Metro by Forbes.
The Eberly College has 400 full-time faculty and 100 classified staff in 30 academic departments, programs, and centers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These include tenure track faculty in STEM education research in the departments of Mathematics (6), Biology (1), and Chemistry (1); as well as promotable non-tenure track STEM teaching faculty in the departments of Physics, Geology and Geography, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.
Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, addresses of at least three references, and a statement of research plans showing trans-disciplinary perspectives for STEM education and broadening participation in STEM, and should be submitted electronically at For more information, or to make a nomination, contact Dr. Kasi Jackson, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, at The screening process will begin on August 16, 2013, and continue until a successful candidate has been found. WVU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, committed to building a multicultural work force and strongly encourages women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans to apply. Therefore the search committee invites applications from any person who through research, teaching, or service supports the success of underrepresented groups and thereby contributes to the inclusivity and excellence of the academic community. WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award to recruit, retain and promote women in STEM (

Physics Lecturer, University of Houston Downtown

The Natural Sciences department at the University of Houston - Downtown invites applications for a Lecturer, Physics. The teaching load is five (5) undergraduate courses (15 contact hours) including laboratory hours per long semester. May be assigned lower or upper-level Physics courses.

Must have a PhD in Physics or related field at the time of appointment.
Must have demonstrated potential in undergraduate teaching, particularly at the first-year level.  

This position will remain open until filled. Interviews will begin July 1, 2013.

An application, CV, and cover letter are required online at Documents that cannot be attached should be sent to: University of Houston-Downtown, Attention: Andrea Guillory, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street Ste. N-813, Houston, TX 77002.

In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lab Supervisor at AASU, Savannah GA

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Laboratory Supervisor
Position Type: Administrative/Professional

Job Description Summary: Laboratory Supervisor - Chemistry laboratory instruction.

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Number of Months: 12

Nature of Work
Armstrong Atlantic State University invites applications for a permanent lecturer position in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. The appointment will begin in August 5, 2013, pending budgetary approval.

The Department consists of 15 full time chemistry faculty, 5 full time physics faculty, 5 part-time faculty and 3 staff. The Department is housed in a 129,000 ft2 state of the art science center, opened in June 2002. A large collection of modern equipment is housed in the Science Center, including a new state of the art TOF LC-MS, microwave system, FTIR (5), Raman, GC-FID (2), HPLC, GC-MS (2), CE, UV-Vis (4), TGA, DSC, XRF, AA (2), X-ray diffractometer, a scanning tunneling microscope, fluorometer (4) and two 300 MHz NMR. More specific information about the department can be found at

The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for performing a variety of professional and technical functions for a multi-science instructional laboratory program. This includes teaching an average of 12 contact hours of laboratory instruction per semester and all functions associated with the assignment. Work involves maintaining the laboratory facilities and purchasing supplies for the department and requires a responsible and professional approach. Work is performed with independence under the general direction and supervision of the Department Head and the Faculty. Work is reviewed through observation of results and through an annual evaluation process, which includes supervisor and faculty evaluations.

Essential Duties
Supervises an average of 12 contact hours of chemistry laboratory instruction per semester as assigned including all related duties: pre-lab lectures, lab supervision, grading and office hours.

Supervises laboratory courses as necessary in the summer semester.

Under the direction of faculty and in collaboration with student lab assistants, prepares laboratory for classes, including setting up and disassembling lab materials and equipment.

Meets with full-time and part-time faculty on a regular basis to discuss laboratory exercises; works along with faculty to improve lab procedures.

Maintains files of all other paperwork related to laboratories.

Keeps a detailed inventory of supplies, equipment, and chemicals.

Keeps the storerooms, prep rooms, instrument rooms, and laboratories organized.

Prepares reports such as inventory lists, short- and long-term prioritized chemical lists, etc.

Assists the department in maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and appropriate documents related to protocols and health/safety procedures.

Follows safety procedures and works with lab assistants in the safe use of equipment.

Keeps laboratories in good running order by making sure that all lab equipment are working properly and the labs are clean and safe.

Coordinates with Plant Operations staff regarding repairs needed in the laboratory areas.

Orders, receives, unpacks, organizes, and stores laboratory supplies and materials to maintain adequate inventory. Assists the department in keeping records of all orders.

Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications and Training
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field is a minimum requirement.

Experience using various chemical instrumentation.

Ability to use e-mail, word processing (Microsoft Word), database and spreadsheet programs (Excel), specific laboratory software, and do internet research.

Excellent (verbal and written) communication skills with the ability to collaborate with faculty and lead lab sessions.

Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory.

Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.

Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 pounds frequently.

Ability to effectively supervise student workers.

Preferred Qualifications and Training
Master’s degree in chemistry.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of life sciences, physical sciences, or both.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, equipment, materials, and techniques used in laboratory work.

Experience in teaching as well as organizing and managing a science laboratory.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Armstrong Atlantic State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

A review of applications will begin on July 1, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. For best consideration, please apply by this date.

Armstrong Atlantic State University Information
Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State University is a dynamic public university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. With approximately 7,600 students, Armstrong is small enough to foster a genuine sense of community and large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare our graduates for success in their careers and leadership in their communities. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia. Visit the University website at:

Commensurate with education and experience.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Armstrong Atlantic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state.