Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TT at Whitman College, WA

Tenure-track position in any area of physics at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2014. Ph.D. required. A detailed description of our department can be found at www.whitman.edu/physics. The successful candidate will be familiar with current teaching practices in physics. We will give equal consideration to applicants whose research interests complement one of the existing research specializations in, or brings a new discipline to, our department. The ability to teach a class and laboratory in biophysics would be advantageous, but is not required. Startup funds are available; in addition, support is available for ongoing student-faculty collaborative research. All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate's interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Physics". Deadline: September 26, 2013. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

Online App. Form: https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/

NTT at Eastern Washington Univ

The Department of Physics in the College of Science, Health & Engineering at Eastern Washington University invites applications to fill a non-tenure-track lecturer position to begin September 2013. The Department of Physics offers BA and BS degrees in Physics as well as a BAE degree for physics teachers.

Responsibilities will include teaching physical science, introductory physics and/or general physics and their related laboratory courses. Other teaching assignments will depend on departmental needs and applicant expertise.

Position is open until further notice. Since this position begins 9/16/2013, screening of applications will begin August 1st and will continue at least through mid-August. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by August 15, 2013. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Physics - must be completed no later than the position start date (September 16, 2013)

Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching; preference may be given to candidates who offer experience in teaching college level physics courses

Additionally, candidates must offer ability, experience and/or interest in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics.

Cheney, WA 99004
Online App. Form: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mwnss3v

Sunday, July 28, 2013

FT in Science/STEM Ed at St. Catherine U, St. Paul MN

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

St. Catherine University Department of Education invites applicants for a full time ranked faculty position beginning August 2013. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Responsibilities:  Teach courses in elementary science, co-teach STEM courses, and online action research courses; advise students at the graduate and undergraduate level; participate in departmental activities as assigned and as appropriate.

Requirements: The qualified candidate must have an earned Master’s degree in education or a science discipline. Also required is significant work beyond the master’s degree, a strong background in science, minimum of 5 years of elementary classroom teaching (with a science focus), and the ability to work on a team. A current teaching license is required, or one previously held. Preferred qualifications include college/university teaching experience, experience at both the elementary and secondary levels, demonstrated scholarship and experience working with diverse populations.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

To apply:   Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. That website link is:   http://www.stkate.edu/hr    Position number is: 2013-0027-FAC.   Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter, statement of teaching interests, CV, copy of transcripts and 3 current references. Official transcripts will be required for employment. For more information, contact Linda Distad at lsdistad@stkate.edu or visit our website www.stkate.edu/hr      Application review begins August 5; position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples.   For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org

Saturday, July 27, 2013

VAP at Angelo State TX

Job Summary
The Department of Physics at Angelo State University invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.
Duties The candidate will teach undergraduate lectures and laboratories in Astronomy, Physical Science, and Physics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and experience in distance education and the use of web-based technologies is desired. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be dedicated to excellence in teaching with a strong commitment to high professional standards.
A Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Postdoc at Michigan State University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work with the upper-division physics courses: assessing student learning, investigating how students learn to use mathematical and computational tools, and developing or adapting instructional strategies and materials.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics faculty to: develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation; identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop valid assessments of student learning for undergraduate courses; participate in and supervise the development of techniques, materials and practices for improving student learning in the undergraduate courses; and publish assessment tools and findings in Physics education journals. The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/) and in the Physics Education Research Group (http://per.lite.msu.edu).

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of a one year extension for a total of two years, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics, physics education, or the equivalent. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu(posting number 7831). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Prof. Marcos (Danny) Caballero / caballero@pa.msu.edu.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please inquire with caballero@pa.msu.edu regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for fall 2013.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

Postdocs at CU-Boulder

[Ed note: CU is hiring FOUR postdocs this fall.  These two are with Melissa Dancy, and have been filled.]

STEM Education and Assessment Fellows
University of Colorado Boulder

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral associates in the newly formed Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The successful candidates will work on educational transformation through a project focused on institution wide transformation, sponsored by the American Association of Universities. The overall project seeks to promote the use of research based instructional and assessment strategies.  Responsibilities will primarily center on supporting faculty in the change process by identifying appropriate material resources to support assessment of teaching in multiple STEM disciplines, working closely with department leads to provide professional consultations with participating faculty on the use of identified materials, supporting the implementation of assessment measures by managing data collection and analysis, and consulting with faculty to reflect on the results.  Associates will also work with project staff to develop an online campus-wide, potentially national, portal to assist faculty in finding libraries of educational measures, easing use of such measures and sharing results.  Opportunities will also exist for working toward promoting the use of evidence-based measures of teaching impact and conducting research on the process of institutional transformation.   The Fellows will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at the University of Colorado.  The overall project also includes studies of institutional transformation, and provides opportunities for postdocs to participate in studies of individual and institutional uptake of new assessment tools and practices.

Qualifications: The successful candidates will have a strong disciplinary background in a STEM area and extensive experience in education research. Experience in physics, biology or mechanical engineering is a plus as these are the initial departments on the project. The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2 years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications will consist of a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and three letters of recommendation and will be submitted through a link soon to be posted at http://perjobs.blogspot.com. Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled.  A start date of 9/1/2013 is preferred but is negotiable. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.  For question about the position contact   Dr. Melissa Dancy, melissa.dancy@colorado.edu.

Science Editor and Science Standards Editor at Renaissance Learning, Vancouver WA


1. 6-Month Science Standards Editor:
We are seeking a motivated, self-directed standards aligner to be part of our alignment services team. This is a 6 month temporary position.

Experience and Skills:

This position requires solid knowledge of Science and undergraduate level Mathematics, with an ability to analyze State Science and Mathematics standards for K-12, following specific alignment specifications.  An excellent command of Science and Mathematics is required with knowledge of the educational pathway from K-12.  Science and Mathematics teaching experience and curriculum development experience at the K-12 levels is preferred.  Experience at the introductory Community College Mathematics and Science levels will be considered.  Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science content knowledge is preferred.  The ability to meet specified timelines and production goals is required. This position requires close attention to detail, the ability to closely follow established procedures, research online, create documents, train others, track progress on projects, and lead standards projects.

2. Science Editor:

We're looking for a talented editor with a solid K-12 science background and passion for developing science curriculum. As a science editor you will create and edit science content; develop and adhere to production and schedules and ensure quality of science content; confer with writers and editors regarding changes made to submitted content to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of the work; assist training or mentoring writers and editors (contract and employee) as needed; collaborate with team to understand project requirements and to meet target completion dates within specified budgets; understand and follow production schedules and procedures for multiple projects or products; and perform research on various topics as needed by project. Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science content knowledge is preferred.

Experience and Skills:

Requires B.S. or M.S. in field of science; elementary through high school science teaching experience; content/curriculum development experience; ability to maintain production schedules.

Associate for Improvement Science - Carnegie Foundation, SF Bay Area

Job Description

Associate for Improvement Science
Hub for the Improvement of Practice
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation is engaged in a deep and long-term exploration of the application of the tenets, tools, and methods of improvement research to develop a science of performance improvement in education.  The idea is to establish a “third way” to think of education research.  The methodological richness and rigor of translational research requires controls and restrictions that limit its capacity to address real problems of practice in their contextual complexity and in ways that support improvement.  Participant / practitioner research offers compelling immediacy and profound impact that unfortunately remains limited in its breadth of influence and therefore limits its contribution.  The proposed “third way” partakes of each of these traditions and brings to bear an  emerging science of improvement research to work on high leverage problems of practice in ways that produces knowledge that drives improvement  --  ultimately at system-wide scale.
Structurally, this is addressed by establishing a number of Networked Improvement Communities (NIC), each comprised of practitioner researchers, scholar researchers as thinking partners, as well as facilitators and technical supports of various kinds.  Each NIC works on a high leverage problem of practice and its membership and activities are defined as is appropriate to that problem.  All of the NICs, however, are supported by a number of resources including the Associates for Improvement Science.
At the present time, Carnegie is focused on two high-leverage problems of practice — the extraordinarily high failure rates of Community College students in Developmental Math and the weak information and support systems for the improvement of teaching in K-12 systems. Carnegie has developed a Community College Pathways program and a Learning Teaching program aimed at forming productive collaborations to address these problems. 
Improvement that is deep, widespread, and long-lasting requires the focused and sustained efforts of many.   Every bit as important, however, is the steady guidance of a facilitative leader in the design and execution of improvement efforts in the NICs and within the Foundation.  The Associate for Improvement Science works with Carnegie partners to engage in such efforts while developing that capacity in the partners’ organizations.  The individual in this position will be expected to:
  • Work with NIC members to identify high leverage problems whose solutions would significantly enhance performance, deliver results, achieve publicly stated Aims, and contribute to improvement throughout the NIC.
  • Identify, adapt, and apply appropriate tools from the improvement sciences, including, but not limited to 90-day inquiry cycles; root cause analyses, driver diagrams; plan-do-study-act cycles for rapid prototyping and testing of change ideas; systems and data analyses, as well as knowledge management tools to inform improvement efforts in the NICs.
  • Design and develop agenda and curricula for convenings, meetings, and trainings.
  • Teach and coach on all aspects of improvement theory and methods.
  • Work with members of the NICs to develop their structural, human, and cultural capacities to conduct and support improvement science within their organizations.
  • Oversee project management aspects of improvement projects as assigned (e.g., facilitating information flow, coordinating with other NIC members, etc.).
  • Participate in cross-unit teams within the Foundation to enhance its operation, performance, and culture as a learning organization.
  • Other projects or tasks as they develop.
Application Procedures:
The Carnegie Foundation offers a competitive salary and generous benefits in a pleasant and friendly work environment.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please refer to Job Code LIAIS-0713 in the subject line and email, send, or fax your resume, salary expectations, and a detailed cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and how your strengths and skills would contribute to Carnegie’s work.  Send these materials to:
Ms. Charlene Moran
Director of Human Resources
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
51 Vista Lane
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: resumes@carnegiefoundation.org             Phone: 650/566-5100                       Fax: 650/326-5312
Please visit our website for more information: www.carnegiefoundation.org

Desired Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate for this position will have substantive experience in educational settings (classroom, school, district, community college and other higher settings, etc.), a strong background in improvement science and systems thinking, and an advanced degree, preferably an M.A. in a relevant social science.
Education & Experience:
  • Master’s degree in either education or improvement sciences / performance assessment or the equivalent in training and experience required.
  • Experience working in educational settings.  Understands educational contexts and issues and is able to interact effectively with a variety of educational practitioners (e.g., teachers, principals, district administrators, community college and other higher education faculty and administrators, etc.). 
  • Experience applying improvement theory and methods.
  • Inquisitive and versatile learner who is able to learn new subject matter quickly and is open to new ideas.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytic skills.
  • Superb presentation and communication skills in a variety of settings and with a variety of audiences:  one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers and leadership, etc.
  • Strong process management skills:  able to create effective processes to accomplish work, organize people and activities, manage multiple workflows, track and evaluate performance.
  • Team player able to work effectively as a member of a small, diverse, and highly collaborative team.
  • Comfortable with, and able to work effectively in, an environment where change and ambiguity are persistent challenges.
  • Experience working effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced organization is highly desirable. 
Physical Requirements:
The position requires occasional lifting, pulling or pushing objects of less than 25 pounds.  Bending, kneeling and carrying are also occasionally required.  A significant amount of time is spent sitting.  The position requires visual and auditory acuity.  It also requires spending substantial time keyboarding and looking at a computer screen.

Company Description

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Improving teaching and learning has always been Carnegie?s motivation and heritage.

The Carnegie Foundation is committed to developing networks of ideas, individuals, and institutions to advance teaching and learning. We join together scholars, practitioners, and designers in new ways to solve problems of educational practice.  Toward this end, we work to integrate the discipline of improvement science into education with the goal of accelerating the field?s capacity to learn to improve.

Structurally, this is addressed by establishing a number of Networked Improvement Communities (NICs), which are comprised of practitioner researchers, scholar researchers as thinking partners, as well as facilitators and technical supports of various kinds.  Each NIC works on a high leverage problem of practice and its membership and activities are defined as is appropriate to that problem.

At the present time, Carnegie is focused on two high-leverage problems of practice ? the extraordinarily high failure rates of community college students in developmental math and the weak information and support systems for the improvement of teaching in K-12 systems. Carnegie has developed a Community College Pathways program and a Learning Teaching program aimed at forming productive collaborations to address these problems.
Our current improvement research approach builds on the scholarship of teaching and learning, where members of our NICs:
Learn from each other
Improve on what we know works
Continuously create new knowledge
Take what we learn and make it usable by others.

TT at Lane College, TN

Physics: The Department of Physics at Lane College seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position. Responsibilities include teaching 4-5 classes each semester and participating in departmental activities. Appointment begins August 6, 2013. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D, Ed.D, or the equivalent. Lane College is a Charter Member of the United Negro College Fund. To apply, please submit: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three (3) professional references with at least two addressing teaching abilities; and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable with application). Applications should be sent to Dr. Wesley Cornelious McClure, President, Lane College, 545 Lane Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee 38301, mcclure@lanecollege.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TT at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Position: Full-time, tenure-track Physics Faculty
Posting: July 2013
Start date: 01 March 2014
Position Number: FY14-02
Division: Academic; Science and Mathematics Department
Union Affiliation: Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Supervision Received: Reports to the Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics and to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Supervision exercised: Supervises student personnel in areas of responsibility

General responsibilities:
· The instruction of university-level physics courses
· Teaching and advising in a four-year university setting
· Professional membership in the MSCA

Qualifications and requirements:
· Demonstrated potential to fulfill evaluation criteria of teaching and advising at the university level
· Candidates with Masters' degrees who are working towards a doctorate will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor
· Tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level requires an earned doctorate in physics or a related field
· Tenure-track appointment at a higher rank requires a doctorate and significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Excellent computer skills

Preferred qualifications:
· Ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in Physics or a closely related field
· Experience teaching Physics I (Mechanics) and/or Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism or Circuits) and/or a course in Thermodynamics
· Experience with computer-based data acquisition physics laboratory equipment as applied to a teaching environment
· Ability to teach courses in introductory chemistry, mathematics and/or engineering
· Ability to teach 'Introduction to Radiological Materials'
· Experience with assessment
· Understanding of and dedication to the Academy's unique mission

Desirable Assets:
· Professional licenses/certifications consistent with the Academy's mission
· Varsity athletic coaching experience at the college level

Salary: Commensurate with experience and subject to the MSCA collective bargaining agreement plan.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references. These forms are located on the employment link under quick links on the MMA website www.maritime.edu. Applications may be attached and sent electronically to hr@maritime.edu. Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen minute presentation on a relevant topic. Finalist must complete a drug screening and background check.

MMA is an AA/EEO employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Postdoc at CU-Boulder

[Ed Note: there are FOUR postdocs at CU-Boulder right now. This one is Steve Pollock's, originally posted in February and updated with new information.]

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (post-doctoral) researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The successful candidate for the current position will work largely with upper-division courses, building on our current efforts in upper-division EandM I and II.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics faculty to: develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation; identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop valid assessments of student learning for undergraduate courses; participate in and supervise the development of techniques, materials and practices for improving student learning in the undergraduate courses; and publish assessment tools and findings in Physics education journals.

The Fellow will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group (http://per.colorado.edu) The appointment is for one year, with the strong likelihood of a second year renewal (pending additional funding.) Applications materials must be submitted online to the CU automated jobs system, at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/36378 This job was initially posted in Feb 2013 - if you applied then, your application is still in our system. For more information, contact steven.pollock@colorado.edu

Postdoc at CU-Boulder

[Ed Note: there are FOUR open postdocs at CU-Boulder right now. This one is Heather Lewandowski's, recently held by Ben Zwickl.]

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (post-doctoral) researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The postdoc will work on transforming upper-division lab courses with an emphasis on developing students' modeling skills and conducting research studies in this context. The successful candidate will have a strong background in experimental physics and a devoted interest in education research. The postdoc will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group (http://per.colorado.edu). Please inquire with Heather Lewandowski (lewandoh@colorado.edu) for more information.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1-yr VAP and future TT search at Rockford University, IL

Rockford University is seeking to fill a one-year position in Physics, to begin in August 2013 and continue through May 2014. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position at the assistant professor level. A PhD or ABD in experimental physics is required. The position will transition into a tenure-track position in Fall 2014. The candidate in the one-year position will certainly be encouraged to apply for the tenure-track position. Combined responsibility for introductory, required, and some advanced experimental physics and possibly some mathematics courses, with potential to expand the current minor in physics and strengthen the physics laboratory program. Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately until position is filled. E-mail letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent (at least 2 letters should address the applicant's ability to teach effectively) to:


Should you have any question about this position, please send an e-mail to Dr. Mehmet Dik, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics:

physicssearch@rockford.edu or mdik@rockford.edu.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching. It is located in Rockford, IL, a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The university offers bachelor degree programs in over two dozen majors, masters programs in teaching and business, and educational programs for the citizens of our community. Rockford University is one of only twelve institutions in Illinois with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Monday, July 22, 2013

TT/T at St. Olaf College, MN

Recognized as one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 35 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It is a co-educational, residential institution enrolling about 3,000 students from 47 states and 44 countries. A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community.


St. Olaf College (http://www.stolaf.edu) invites applications for the following full-time, tenure-track positions for the 2014-15 academic year. All positions require a commitment to liberal arts education, a strong interest in undergraduate teaching, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary efforts, and promise of continuing high quality scholarly or creative activity. Depending on qualifications, appointments will be made at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor rank. An appropriate terminal degree is normally required for appointment at the Assistant Professor or higher rank.

For more complete position descriptions and information about application procedures, please go to

The Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position. Applicants should show potential for excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting and for developing an active experiment-based research program suitable for substantive participation by undergraduate students. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely-related field by August 15, 2014 and have the background necessary for teaching at all levels in the physics curriculum. Postdoctoral research, industrial experience, and/or prior teaching experience are desirable additional qualifications. Candidates whose expertise will help to support the applied physics interests of engineering-bound majors are particularly encouraged to apply. Startup funds are available. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Learning Support Facilitator at UW-Madison

Working Title:
Learning Support Facilitator - Physics
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Minimum of M.S. in Physics or physics-related field required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

 Previous experience teaching physics or a closely related field at the College/University level. Previous experience using active learning methods, working in learning center(s) a plus. Ability to work with students with many different cultural backgrounds and academic needs required.

Principal duties:

40% - Provides small group supplemental instruction for introductory physics students participating in the Physics Learning Center; includes twice weekly teaching sessions with students and review sessions.
20% - Supervises undergraduate Peer Mentor Tutors and leads course training meeting.
8% - Monitors student performance and maintains records on student data, performance, and attendance.
7% - Coordinates with the course faculty and teaching assistants.
10% - Coordinates with the Physics Learning Center staff and director.
10% - Participates in weekly Physics Learning Center training seminar.
5% - Meeting with Physics Learning Center participants individually on an occasional basis.

Additional Information:
This fixed-term terminal appointment ends 05/25/14 but may be extended or become renewable depending on funding and the needs of the Department.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment Type: Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,487 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on MAY 25, 2014.
Appointment percent: 50%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 26, 2013
Number of Positions: 1
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: AUGUST 01, 2013

Please apply by uploading your cover letter and CV/Resume in PDF format here: https://www.physics.wisc.edu/apply/pvl_76997/apply.php

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #76997 to:
Phone: 608-263-2267
Fax: 608-263-0800

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

VAP at Amherst College

Amherst College's Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The one-and-a-half year appointment will start January 1, 2014.  A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required.  The department is looking for a person with broad intellectual interests who is committed to teaching and working with undergraduates at a liberal arts college. The faculty in physics is active in research in laser and atomic physics, condensed-matter physics, biophysics, and high-energy physics. There is a broader research community in the area because of Amherst College's close proximity to the University of Massachusetts, as well as Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges.  Interested candidates should provide a cover letter,  current curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a teaching statement. Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/581. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Prof. David Hall, Chair, Department of Physics, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000, or by email to physicschair@amherst.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 4, 2013.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.  Early applications are encouraged. Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. More information about the College can be found at www.amherst.eduAmherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

TT at Georgia College

The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Physics with a preferred start date of Jan. 1, 2014. Georgia College is the State of Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University and is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. We seek candidates who will play a significant role in developing our new undergraduate physics program and pursue physics or astronomy research in which undergraduates participate. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.  In keeping with the University’s mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. Initial duties for the position include teaching physics courses, and (if qualified) introductory astronomy courses and the improvement and coordination of the planetarium. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy. Physics or astronomy teaching experience at the college level is preferred. All applications must be submitted electronically to the website: https://www.gcsujobs.com/.  Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of current and future research interests, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and contact information for three references.  Direct all inquiries to: Hauke Busch, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy, Georgia College & State University, CBX 82, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Email: hauke.busch@gcsu.edu. Review of candidates will begin on Sept. 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The finalists will be required to submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and submit to a background investigation. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.  Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources at 478-445-5596.

PT Lecturer, St. Mary's College, California

Saint Mary's College of California

Lecturer - Physics and Astronomy

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 08/14/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Lecturer
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

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

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

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a one-semester appointment as a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the Fall 2013 semester.

Teaching responsibilities will consist of three lower division laboratory course: Two calculus based and two algebra-based lavs for the first semester of introductory physics. It's possible this position could continue into the spring term, and that could include an introductory physics lecture course as well as labs.

Experience and Qualifications:
Candidates should hold a PhD in physics. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate, liberal arts education. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Supplemental Information:
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

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

http://physics. stmarys-ca.edu

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

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

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

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically: http://www.stmarysca.edu/about/safety/02report.pdf; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.

In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Adjunct Faculty at Stevenson University

Position Title
Adjunct Faculty, Physical Science

School of the Sciences: Math & Physical Science

Position Summary
Adjunct faculty in the School of the Sciences will engage in teaching activities in accordance with the University's Faculty Workload and Promotion/Sabbatical Guidelines. Teaching responsibilities will include no more than 14 contact hours per academic year for faculty in physical science.
Master's degree or higher in physics, physical science or a related field plus college level teaching experience with a strong commitment to quality teaching or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in physical science as appropriate to the courses to be taught
  • Familiarity with instructional techniques designed to reach students of varying preparation levels and abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with educational assessment practices

Program Coordinator at Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator to begin August 2013.

[Ed. note: it appears this is closed now.]

Postdoc at U.S. Department of Education

Science and Technology Postdoctoral Policy Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development
Fall 2013 or January 2014

The Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD) is considering a fellowship position for a Ph.D. level scientist interested in working in the office of the Assistant Secretary to assist in a variety of policy initiatives, research projects, and administrative duties. OPEPD is responsible for the coordination and development of major policy initiatives and the Department’s annual budget request, working in close collaboration with staff across the Department, with the White House, with Congress, and with external stakeholders to craft policies that will best realize the President’s goals of closing the achievement gap and making the United States first in the world in college completion by 2020.

Fellows may be asked to:
Conduct research and analyze various topics related to Department programs, including issues around early education, K-12 education, higher education, career and technical/vocational/adult education, education reform initiatives, etc.
Create parameters for the implementation of proposed programs such as the STEM Master Teacher Corps and the STEM Innovation Networks
Execute analyses related to the President's annual Budget Request for the Department, Congressional action on appropriations affecting education, State and local education allocations, and other relevant budgetary issues.
Perform legislative research and attend Congressional hearings, briefings, and other events.
Support staff with long-term policy projects, as assigned.
Create talking points related to relevant policy documents, as assigned
Attend and present at meetings
Criteria for Participation
Hold a doctoral level degree (Ph.D.) in a field of Physics (e.g. Theoretical or Experimental Physics, Physics Education Research, Biophysics, etc.).
Note: Ideally, all requirements for the degree would be completed prior to September 2013
Have solid scientific and technical credentials and the endorsement of three references.
Show a commitment to serve society.
Exhibit excellent communications skills, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to engage with non-scientific audiences.
Hold U.S. citizenship (dual citizenship is acceptable).
Federal employees are not eligible.
Candidates should preferably have some familiarity with education and/or federal policy.
To begin the application process, send the following to Tyler Glembo at glembo@aps.org
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of References
Screening of potential candidates will begin immediately

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TT in PER at Rowan Univ (AAPT/PERC message board)

Rowan University anticipates a search commencing this fall for a tenure-track position in the Dept of Physics&Astronomy with a research focus of Physics Education. Send email inquiry to physics@rowan.edu for full job announcement.

Science Librarian at BYU

Position: Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian
Available:  01/02/2014

Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian.  This is a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position.  BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the universitys honor code and dress and grooming standards.  Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Harold B. Lee Library, an ARL Library, serves nearly 33,000 students as well as 2,000 full- and part-time faculty.  The library employs 66 faculty, 94 FTE staff and professionals, and approximately 200 FTE students.  An average of 10,000 patrons per day use the librarys services and collections of over nine million items.

The mission of this position is 1) to work as the library liaison to the departments of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics; 2) to provide reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the disciplines of the above departments; 3) to develop collections in support of the curriculum of these departments; and 4) to participate in research, publication, and other professional development activities related to the above mentioned disciplines and/or librarianship.

  • Master degree or higher required.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred. Individuals with related education or work experience and who are committed to completing the MLS within a specified period of time may be considered.
  • Additional advanced degree and/or experience with physical and mathematical sciences in an academic environment preferred.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and to participate in outreach programs such as course-integrated instruction, exhibits, and presentations in assigned subject areas.
  • Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess the curricular and research needs of the university, and to build collections to meet those needs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability and desire to interact with students and faculty and excellent interpersonal skills enabling one to do so including the ability to work collaboratively with these populations and with library colleagues.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility including adaptability to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership and for supervising other employees.
  • Technical Skills—demonstrated familiarity with tools commonly used to conduct research in assigned areas.


  • Exemplifies honor and integrity; adheres to the standards of personal behavior outlined in the BYU Code of Honor
  • Supports the Library and University mission, goals, and objectives
  • Observes Library and University policies
  • Promotes collegiality and harmony
  • Mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues
  • Serves on Library, University, and consortial committees that go beyond assigned responsibilities
  • Attends department, Library, and University meetings, including devotionals, forums, and convocations
  • Serves the scholarly/professional community through activities such as holding office or performing committee service in relevant associations; organizing professional meetings and/or panels; serving as a referee of scholarship; editing newsletters or journals; serving on editorial boards; consulting; or teaching in academic departments

  • Demonstrates effectiveness in serving as a liaison to faculty in the departments of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics through:
    • Reaching out to faculty
    • Developing collections and managing content in the assigned areas
    • Promoting and providing instruction in information literacy
    • Providing reference/research support
    • Promoting and coordinating of projects to digitize collections
    • Promoting faculty and student understanding of contemporary scholarly communication issues and practices
    • Marketing library resources and services, and
    • Employing emerging technologies as appropriate in the accomplishment of the foregoing
    • Sets and accomplishes relevant goals within specified professional assignments
    • Participates in committees that are a direct outgrowth of assigned professional responsibilities
    • Achieves appropriate quantity and quality of work in assigned professional responsibilities
    • Uses sound judgment in decision-making
    • Manages personnel and resources effectively

  • Stays abreast of issues and trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and scholarly communication
  • Stays abreast of issues and trends in astronomy, mathematics, mathematics education, physics, statistics, and other appropriate subject areas of expertise
  • Stays abreast of scholarship in astronomy, mathematics, mathematics education, physics, statistics, and other appropriate subject areas of expertise
  • Takes courses to enhance professional assignment and/or career opportunities
  • Studies professional literature
  • Attends conferences and workshops
  • Participates in appropriate professional associations

  • Collaborates with other faculty in appropriate research endeavors
  • Presents research or innovative/unique information in the assigned fields of astronomy, mathematics, mathematics education, physics, statistics, and/or in the field of librarianship at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or other professional meetings
  • Publishes significant and original contributions relevant to librarianship and/or to astronomy, mathematics, mathematics education, physics, statistics
  • Curates exhibits that highlight unique library materials with a unified theme and context, providing significant educational opportunities for the campus community
  • Performs other approved scholarship/creative works

Apply online at  http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/1397
Review of applications will begin September 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NTT Founding Science Faculty at Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science

The Administration and Faculty of the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science invites you to join us as FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER in our pioneering first year of operations to shape and teach an innovative, inquiry-based, engaging curriculum for a talented group of American, Chinese and other international middle and high school students. We are actively seeking applications for three full-time positions for Science faculty for fall 2013. These positions includes teaching topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and/or Computer Science to exceptionally talented and motivated middle and high school students.  The positions will also entail mentoring and supporting individual student research projects, which will include teaching research methodology, analysis and writing for publications.  Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching scientific practices as well as rigorous content, inquiry-based education, a deep knowledge of subject matter, and a demonstrated passion for developing the boundless potential of talented, dedicated students.   While faculty members are not required to hold teacher certification, they are required to have at least an undergraduate major in their discipline and a Masters Degree in either their discipline or in teaching.  Individuals holding a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate and/or who have published scholarly work in a refereed journal or comparable professional venue will receive additional compensation to the base salary.

Who We Are:  The Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science is a distinctively different, transformative learning opportunity for future generations of international leaders, innovators and problem-solvers.  We provide a rigorous, uniquely challenging education through innovative learning opportunities and applied, personalized learning experiences that develop the capable, confident, creative, committed students who successfully pursue advanced education, achieve their highest aspirations and are devoted to serve their communities, countries and humanity. (www.prismsus.org)

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Teaching topics in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or computer science to middle and  high school students of exceptional talent
Incorporating the best practices of the Next Generation Science Standards and inquiry-based methodology into instruction
Personalizing learning based on students interests and aptitudes
Identifying and using a range of resources including, but not limited to, online experiences, recognized experts, access to advanced laboratory facilities for instruction and for connecting students to the extended scientific community, participation in significant student competitions and conferences
Guiding and tutoring students outside of class
Mentoring authentic student research projects
Contributing to the curriculum and assessment development in STEM fields
Participating in ongoing professional development such as faculty development programs, professional learning communities, online professional development experiences, etc.
Engaging in the non-teaching activities that support the students and school including sponsoring clubs or activities and/or coaching athletics
All faculty may also be required to occasionally provide evening and weekend supervision on a limited basis as well as take on an occasional additional responsibility as requested.
All faculty will likely be asked to supervise an international student travel experience for a week or two each year within PRISMS network of partner schools.

Skills and Experience:
The required skills and experience for this position include:
A B.A. or B.S. degree in a field related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
A Master's degree in science or science education
A demonstrated exemplary teaching record
A strong commitment to inquiry-based instruction
Proven experience of effective communication with students, staff, and parents
Ability to actively engage in a collaborative team environment
A commitment to reflective professional practice and continued professional growth

Salary and Benefits:
Salary and benefits have intentionally been set above both public and private schools in the reason and are based on the candidates education and experience.  Faculty who hold National Board Certification or obtain it while they are employed at PRISMS will receive an additional salary adjustment.  An adjustment is also made for faculty upon publication of original work in scholarly journals or comparable venues.   The Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science offers a generous comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, a prescription drug plan and retirement benefits. One hundred percent of single health insurance is covered, and 90% of family insurance is covered.  A limited amount of faculty housing is also available for both single and married staff.

Application Process:
Application materials must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. EDT August 24, 2013.  We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.  Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three current professional references electronically to maxmcgeeprisms@gmail.com or via regular mail to  Dr. Glenn Max McGee, Head of School, Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.  In your application materials, please be sure to highlight the scientific area(s)/discipline(s) in which you are most qualified teach.
The Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.  This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans.  PRISMS utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

Our location in Princeton, New Jersey, offers many advantages for our student body and the entire school community.  For over 200 years, Princeton has been a center of educational excellence.  Princeton University hosts numerous public lectures, performances and events throughout the year, and there are ample opportunities to enjoy theatre, music, museums, recreation, parks, and historical sites.  In addition, the Princeton region has become the home of international technology, research and engineering firms.  Located between Philadelphia and New York City, Princeton is the ideal location to take advantage of the many intellectual and cultural riches within the mid-Atlantic region.

FT/PT Lecturers at Central Washington U

The Department of Physics at Central Washington University invites applications to fill current and future full-time, part-time, quarterly, and annual appointment lecturer positions.  Successful candidates are expected to teach physics courses at all levels. Full-time hires will be expected to mentor undergraduate research projects and to engage in department/university service.
An M.S. degree (or ABD for Ph.D.) in physics or a closely related field and some teaching experience at the undergraduate level are required.  The physics department at CWU is fully committed to employing active learning approaches to all levels of undergraduate courses; experience with this method of instruction is preferred.
Complete applications must include (a) a letter of application; (b) a detailed curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information of at least three professional references; (d) copies of transcripts for the highest degree held; (e) a one-page statement of research interests that includes how undergraduates are to be involved; (f) a one-page statement of prior teaching effectiveness.  Candidates must apply and submit completed applications electronically at https://jobs.cwu.edu/postings/2986.  Only complete, electronically submitted applications will be considered.  Review of applications will begin July 22, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Search committee contact: piacsek@cwu.edu.
As an AA/EEO/Title IV Institution, Central Washington University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Central Washington University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

TT at Villanova U, PA

The Department of Physics at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure track position with a rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2014. We seek outstanding applicants who will enhance and expand experimental Physics research in the department. Applicants must be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model within a Liberal Arts & Sciences environment in a primarily undergraduate institution. Preference will be given to areas that complement existing research in the department in biological physics, solid state physics, photonics and nanoscale condensed matter and materials physics. However, all areas of experimental Physics, including interdisciplinary areas, will be considered.

Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an AA/EEO employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
PhD in Physics with Post Doctoral experience in the field.

Online App. Form: http://www.Click2apply.net/tqdd2rr

Science and Technology Postdoctoral Policy Fellowship with US Dep of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development

Editor's note: sorry for the low quality of the picture. If you are at the AAPT/PERC these days (and you probably should), you should be able to take pictures of better quality.

TT at Shorter U, Rome, GA

Fall, 2013 - The School of Sciences and Mathematics invites applications
for the position of Assistant Professor of Physics, with an interest in teaching, as well as advising undergraduates. Candidate with a Ph.D. in Biophysics preferred. Teaching duties include algebra and/or calculus based general physics & associate labs, general biology, and other possible physical science or biology courses depending on background.

Position open: until filled
Required Online Application:

Requirements for consideration: In addition to the required online application, applicants need to send a cover letter, unofficial transcripts of all academic work, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of faith, and three current letters of reference to:

Human Resources
Shorter University
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, Georgia 30165

Send all materials in one packet, making sure to label it with your name and the position for which you are applying.

Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and requires employees to be committed Christians.

Transforming Lives through Christ

Monday, July 15, 2013

NTT at Univ of Southern California

The position is not yet up in the system, yet it is mentioned here

TT/T in Math/Physics, U of Wollongong in Dubai

University of Wollongong In Dubai (UOWD) seeks to recruit a highly motivated, research active Faculty to commence in the academic year 2013 in the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics / Physics - to teach mathematics for engineers, and . Ability to teach physics for undergraduate students in engineering, or Statistics will be an added advantage.
  • Electrical Engineering -  Specifically specialise in Power Engineering with experience in teaching practicing managers & professionals is an advantage

You must hold a PhD qualification in a relevant area from an internationally recognized institution, and have substantial teaching experience. A strong record of research in related fields is essential and must be supported by documentary evidence of publication.

Successful candidates will enjoy interaction with a professional and dynamic team of educators and will receive a remuneration package which includes:
  •  an attractive tax free salary
  •  six weeks of paid leave per year
  •  private medical insurance
  •  life & disability policy
  •  annual air ticket
  •  education allowance for eligible dependants
  • The University provides excellent research support, conference opportunities, and external consulting support.

Closing Date:
All interested applicants are requested to apply before the 30 July 2013. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Please visit our employment website at www.employment.uowdubai.ac.ae to submit your application and for more information about the university and life in Dubai.
Please note that only online applications will be accepted

Friday, July 12, 2013

Post-doc in Science Ed in Turkey

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a post doctoral researcher who would like to work on curricular Delphi study for science education.

The TUBITAK-Research Fellowship Programme for Foreign Citizens will be used for funding.

Maximum duration for the fellowship is 12 months. The duration for fellows already received within this program will be deducted from the total duration of the fellowship.

- A monthly stipend of 2.250 Turkish Liras.
- Travel and insurance
Payments are transfered to the bank account of the fellow after having signed the letter of commitment.
If you would like to get more information, you can contact with me.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bulent CAVAS
Dokuz Eylul University
Faculty of Education
Department of Science Education
Publications Committee Chair,
ICASE: International Council of Associations for Science Education

Postal Address:
Dokuz Eylul Universitesi
Buca Egitim Fakultesi
Fen Bilgisi Egitimi ABD.

Office: +90 232 3012294
Mobile: +90 532 4267927
Fax: +90 232 4204895

Term Position at George Mason U, Fairfax VA

Term Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor - Physics and STEM Program

The George Mason University, College of Science invites applications for a Term Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor position to support the School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences (SPACS) as well as our STEM program. This is a 12-month instructional faculty position beginning in fall 2013 with the possibility of yearly renewal based on performance.


The selected candidate will teach physics courses in SPACS and also work with the STEM Accelerator program to increase undergraduate student's success from the time a student enters Mason until the time the student graduates and starts a career. As such, the selected applicant will have significant contact with students.

The position is split between teaching (2:2 load), advising students, coordination of tutoring, and developing and utilizing learning technology. The selected candidate will work closely with the College of Science STEM Accelerator program activities throughout the year including participation in summer institutes and camps, outreach to local high schools and community colleges, and participation in mentoring students in undergraduate research.


Applicants should have a minimum of Ph.D. in physics, or related sciences; and teaching experience at the college level.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check

Mason Ad Statement:

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9494z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy statement, list of publications, and a list of three professional references with contact information (including e-mail addresses).

Equity Statement:

George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

Online App. Form: http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/30814

TT in Science Education at Ohio State

The Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology
Assistant Professor, Science Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning is seeking a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in science education. We seek candidates invested in the improvement of science learning and teaching in middle and secondary education. Preference is given to candidates whose research programs investigate science teacher education; science education in urban schools; innovative digital pedagogies for science learning and teaching; discipline focused learning processes; problem solving; assessment; learning progressions; or best practices in science instruction.

The Department of Teaching and Learning values collaborative scholarship among colleagues, and we seek a science education faculty member who will work in partnership with colleagues in the department and across the university in the Arts and Sciences. Duties include: research, teaching, and service; collaborating with colleagues to expand word class scholarship agendas and extramural support for research and scholarly activities; building collaborative linkages to middle and secondary schools; attracting and nurturing outstanding students from around the world; supporting efforts to promote science literacy through innovative digital and technology-enhanced pedagogies; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements include an earned doctorate in science education, with a strong background in a science discipline; evidence of high productivity or potential for high productivity in scholarship and grants funding; and successful university teaching. Experience teaching science in grades 7-12 is required.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, the names and contact information of three (3) references, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two representative scholarly works.

Please submit materials, electronically, to https://eheosu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eW1heLUdZlnJF1b

Dr. Karen Irving, Search Committee Chair
c/o: Ms. Lindsay Popa, Administrative Assistant to the Chair
The Ohio State University
333 Arps Hall
1945 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Inquiries welcome by email: popa.40@osu.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.

OSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Informal Science Ed postdoc at Univ of New Hampshire

Informal Science Education and Research Postdoctoral Research Associate for 2013/2014
The SPIRALS program, Supporting and Promoting Rural and Indigenous Adolescents’ Learning of Science, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and funded by a National Science Foundation Informal Science Education (ISE) Award invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in Informal Science Education and Adolescent Research. The position is renewable for up to 2 years and may begin as early as October 2013.
SPIRALS is focused on the impacts of contextualization on science learning, motivation and attitudes toward science.  The project uses a systematic approach that incorporates mixed methods of data collection and analysis to examine how culture and community impact STEM learning.  The project team has a community-based participatory research orientation; therefore, local community group members provide expertise that contributes to the design of the curriculum and the research as well as the interpretation of the findings.  The project will contribute to what we know about how underserved and underrepresented youth engage in STEM learning in relation to their world views.
The postdoctoral research associate will be instrumental in creating and implementing a curriculum with a diverse group of community members to support community-based youth groups in New England explore a local sustainable practice.  In addition, the researcher will be responsible for implementing the project research plan.
Required and Preferred Qualifications
Required qualifications are:  a Ph.D. in science education or educational psychology; a strong expertise in quantitative methodologies including multilevel modeling; and  the abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, and to handle a variety of demands simultaneously are critical.
The following attributes, experiences and knowledge are preferred:   working directly with culturally diverse populations at many levels; formal or informal teaching experience; experience with databases, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills; an understanding of adolescent development; and knowledge of sustainability and systems thinking. 
Candidates must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional travel, weekends, and extend hours during periods of intense activity.  We seek self-motivated, creative individuals who have excellent interpersonal, written and public speaking skills, and who can work both independently and as part of a team effort.
Salary and Appointment
This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is full-timed, salaried, and benefited position at the University of New Hampshire.  The position is annually renewable, depending on performance and anticipated continuing grant funding.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications of the candidate.  The University of New Hampshire offers a competitive benefits package.
Application Procedure
To apply for the SPIRALS Postdoctoral Research Associate position, please submit the following to the Lisa Wilder via email:  lisa.wilder@unh.edu:
1.      a letter of interest in the position, including your career goals (no more than two pages),
2.      a current curriculum vitae,
3.      statement of teaching and research philosophy (no more than 2 pages), and
4.      the names of three professional references, including current position, relationship to the applicant, and phone and email contact information.

Application Review Timeline
Review of applications will begin on Monday, August 5th, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to the SPIRALS Principal Investigators:
Dr. Eleanor Abrams, Professor, Department of Education, Morrill Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; email:  eleanor.abrams@unh.edu
Dr. Michael Middleton, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Morrill Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; email:  michael.middleton@unh.edu
Please reference the NSF SPIRALS program in all communications.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.