Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Part-time replacement at Kalamazoo College

Part-Time Instructor or Adj. Asst. Prof. of Physics

January – June 2014

The Kalamazoo College Physics Department invites applications for a part-time leave replacement position at the instructor or assistant professor level, January to June, 2014. The position would be half to two-thirds time (20-30 hours/week) and would involve teaching physics at the introductory level in a team-taught, active learning environment. Our department employs an active-learning “flipped classroom” environment in which class and lab are combined and relatively little time is spent lecturing. The introductory physics courses are calculus based, and use the well-known textbook Physics – A Strategic Approach by Randall Knight. Minimum qualifications are a relevant master’s degree and significant teaching experience in undergraduate physics courses. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and command of the English language, will be excited about teaching physics to undergraduates, and will be familiar with and invested in the results of Physics Education Research. Compensation will depend on qualifications.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts college of approximately 1400 motivated undergraduates offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The Physics Department typically enrolls about 100 students/year in its introductory physics course sequence and graduates about 10 majors each year, including some who pursue a 3/2 engineering program.

Send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, summary data from teaching evaluations, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), to Peggy Cauchy, Office Manager, Department of Physics, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295 or by email to Your c.v. should include a phone number where you can be reached easily, and the names of three references, along with their phone numbers. For more information about the College, see our home page at and the departmental homepage at Interviews for the position are in progress, and the position may be filled at any time. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer

Lecturer at Penn State Harrisburg

School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Science, Engineering and Technology invites applications for the full-time, non-tenure track position, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics, effective Fall semester 2014.  The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses/labs in Physics, Astronomy, and/or Earth Science.  In addition, all full-time faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate in University/College and professional service, assist with ABET accreditation processes, and advise undergraduate students.  The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline plus relevant experience.  Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in college teaching.  Information about the College can be found at
This is a fixed-term appointment with excellent opportunity for re-funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a personal statement of teaching philosophy to Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box: PER-41003, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via e-mail at
HBG-HR@LISTS.PSU.EDU.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity of its workforce.

E-learning officer at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Learning and Teaching Enhancement (LTEO) of Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is looking to hire an E-Learning officer. As part of the LTEO team, the E-Learning officer will provide support for learning and teaching through the use of technology.

Responsibilities of the E-Learning officer will include:

1) Evaluating the impact of technology-enhanced learning on campus.
2) Recommending the adoption of new learning technologies; coordinating and facilitating the effective implementation of such technologies.
3) Providing consultation to academic staff seeking to incorporate e-learning components into their modules.
4) Supporting staff use of existing XJTLU learning technologies such as the virtual learning environment, in-class student response systems, and anti-plagiarism software.
5) Advising academic staff and the administration on classroom space design as it relates to technology.
6) Working with the LTEO team to promote best practices in the area of e-Learning on campus.
7) Contributing to University and department action plans and committees relating to learning and teaching enhancement; collaborating with LTEO team members to implement the office’s operational plan.

The position reports to the Manager of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office.

The salary range for the position is 3000-4500 US dollar per month plus benefits and other living allowances. Visa support will be provided to foreign hires.

A PhD and two years relevant work experience OR a Masters and five years relevant work experience in educational development or learning technology. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and an exceptionally strong professional record will also be considered. Work experience in higher education learning and teaching enhancement issues is a plus.
Institutional Background:
Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University was founded in 2006. It was China’s first institution to offer bachelor-level degrees accredited by both UK and Chinese governing bodies. The language of instruction is English, although a large majority of students are from mainland China. The total student population for the fall of 2013 will be about 7,000. XJTLU is located in Suzhou, a rapidly growing city 25 minutes from Shanghai and an epicenter of pharmaceutical and high tech industry. For more information visit:

The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office provides an educational development service that collaborates with and supports the academic campus community to provide the best possible teaching and learning experience for our students. For more information visit:

All applicants should apply using the HR online application system. Please click the ‘Apply’ button below and register a user account. After registration, you will be asked to upload your CV, submit a covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete the online Basic Information, Referees and Equal Opportunities forms.

If you are experiencing difficulties using our HR online application system, please contact:

STEM Professional Development Coordinator at University of Maine

STEM Professional Development Coordinator
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
School of Biology and Ecology

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, and the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of the STEM Professional Development Coordinator for the Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) Program, an innovative, research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation for two years.  This program brings together University of Maine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty; K-12 teachers; as well as graduate and undergraduate students to target the improvement of the teaching and learning of STEM disciplines at the university level.

Responsibilities of the STEM Professional Development Coordinator include coordinating all aspects of faculty, K-12 teacher, graduate student, and undergraduate student professional development, including programming, problem solving, logistics, food, scheduling, attendance, communication, documentation and evaluation. The STEM Professional Development Coordinator will also coordinate internal evaluative research, manage evaluative data collection.

The successful applicant must hold a BS or BA in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in education, or equivalent.  Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s or PhD degree in a STEM discipline or in education, and candidates who have experience working with K-12 teachers. The successful applicant must possess exceptionally strong organizational abilities and written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

This full-time professional position is contingent on continued funding and successful job performance.  This job is performed primarily in an office setting. Expectations are for a normal 40-hour work week, although the employee will be available during professional development events.  The job responsibilities are fairly predictable, although there might be some unexpected situations or deadlines that occasionally require working outside of the normal workday.  The full job description can be found at

To apply, please submit electronically a letter of application and resume of educational background and professional experience, including the names and contact information of three references, to  Questions about this position should be directed to  Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.  Appropriate background checks will be required.

Salary Range: $36,000 – $38,000

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Science Educator-Scientist-Researcher with BSCS

Science Educators, Scientists, Researchers. BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) has several full-time openings for individuals with different areas of strength. We describe the general qualifications first and then elaborate on specific qualities that are more specialized. All highly qualified people with a commitment to improving STEM education are encouraged to apply.

BSCS is a not-for-profit, tax exempt, 501(c) (3), educational research and development organization. BSCS, now in its 55th year, is the oldest continuously active research and development group focused on innovative programs to support teaching and learning in science. BSCS’s mission is to transform science teaching and learning through research and development that strengthens learning environments and inspires a global community of scientifically literate citizens. Our three primary lines of research focus on the Nature of Curriculum, Teacher Learning and Practice, and Leadership and Policy.

We are searching for candidates interested in contributing to the work of a dynamic curriculum study. The strongest applicants will demonstrate a passion for science education reform, the ability and interest in working across all lines of research, and an excitement about contributing to the overall mission of the organization. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

Desired Education and Experience
A doctorate in science education, a science discipline, or related field is preferred; a masters degree is required. In addition, an interest in and/or experience with e-learning environments for students and teachers, a background in the learning sciences, or experience conducting educational research is highly desirable.

Essential Abilities and Characteristics
  • A strong commitment to improving science education for all students and teachers
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and manage complex projects
  • Willingness to think creatively
  • Strong writing ability
  • Ability to write convincingly for different audiences including students, teachers, and funders
  • Excellent oral communication skills in a variety of settings (e.g., academic conferences, meetings with school administrators and teachers, and staff meetings)
  • Successful experience working independently and in collaborative teams
  • Ability to regularly meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity including ability to thrive in a soft money environment with all of the uncertainties and opportunities that come with such a setting
  • Willingness to travel regularly
  • Willingness to learn and understand the history of BSCS and the defining values of our work

Specific Desired Qualifications for Quantitative Research Emphasis
A competitive applicant with a quantitative research emphasis will have experience conducting research that uses quantitative methods. Preferred competencies include areas such as power analysis, multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling, Item-R Theory/Rasch Modeling, and inter-rater agreement. Although the focus of this position is quantitative research, applicants should also be comfortable with qualitative techniques, as many BSCS projects use a mixed methods approach.

Specific Desired Qualifications for the General Science Education Emphasis
A competitive applicant for the science education emphasis will have multiple years of K-12 science teaching experience, have conducted professional development in diverse settings, and have experience working in informal STEM education settings. Knowledge and experience in program evaluation is highly desirable.

Specific Desired Qualifications for Science Content Emphasis
A competitive applicant for the science content emphasis will have a scholarly track record within her/his scientific discipline and have worked with teachers and/or students in formal or informal STEM education settings. Applicants with a Ph.D. in geology, chemistry, or physics, or a Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis in evolution or ecology are preferred.  

Interested applicants should review the BSCS web site ( thoroughly and then send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and two separate one-page statements -- one on your philosophy of science education and one describing your most interesting and/or rewarding research experience to no later than 15 November 2013. Please put “Science Educator-Scientist-Researcher1” in the subject line. Top candidates may be asked to supply additional information or materials, including references.

Postdoc at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Department of Education and Department of Physics are jointly seeking a postdoctoral fellow in physics education research. The successful candidate will work on a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation. This project will investigate fundamental aspects of solving introductory-level synthesis physics problems requiring a joint application of multiple concepts. We attempt to explicate bottlenecks of student solving synthesis problems, understand expert approaches to synthesis problems, and design effective methods to improve student skills in solving such problems. The candidate's responsibilities primarily include working in collaboration with physics and education faculty to design effective research plans, strategies and instructional materials, implementing empirical studies in physics education, performing qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, and publishing research results in prime physics/science education journals. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty in both departments to advise graduate and undergraduate students, manage project-related activities, and participate in classroom teaching and curriculum development.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by the time of employment in physics education research/science education research or a closely related field. A strong disciplinary background in physics or closely related areas is required. Experience in the research topics of student conceptual understanding, problem solving and reasoning is preferred. The candidate will also have strong interpersonal and communicative skills, a high sense of responsibility, and the ability to initiate and complete research projects.

The position is a twelve-month appointment and is renewable for a second year contingent upon performance and the availability of funds. Preference will be given to those who can start as soon as possible, including applicants available in Summer/Autumn 2014.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, summary of research accomplishments, a brief description of research interests, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Lin Ding (Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, Electronic submissions welcome at  refer to posting number 378959 (10/142013-10/20/2013).

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdocs at MSU

Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates
STEM Education
Michigan State University
Posting # 8540

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group ( ) at Michigan State University seeks three candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions in college teaching and learning in the fields of science or engineering.  We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.

We have received a 5 year NSF grant to expand our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Science, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).  Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, engineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators.  Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:
•             disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline
•             STEM education research
•             assessment of learning
•             faculty professional development for reformed teaching
•             computational linguistics / natural language processing
•             database management
•             web site development
•             multivariate statistics and computer modeling
•             experience with SPSS Modeler
•             qualitative research methods
•             experience publishing and presenting research findings
Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, cv, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. Review of application materials will begin November 8, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.  Targeted position start date: January 6, 2014.

Apply online:     Search for position 8540

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 persons with disabilities.

FT at Laredo CC, TX

Physics Instructor                                                                                                          $40,497-$52,094
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until adequate applicant pool is acquired
For additional information or application packet visit our Internet site at click on jobs@LCC or contact us at Laredo Community College, Human Resources Department (Building P-154); West End Washington Street; Laredo, Texas 78040; Telephone: (956) 721-5138; Fax: (956) 721-5367; e-mail:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FT Instructor, Florida Gulf Coast U

Physics, Instructor I, Req. #1881 - Re-Advertisement  
402500 - Chemistry & Physics  
$37,000 - Negotiable based on education & experience  
FGCU Campus and off site FGCU satellite centers in SWFL  
Master's degree in Physics or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. Demonstrated achievement or evidence of potential for excellent teaching in general physics. Talent for delivering a difficult scientific subject in a creative and relevant manner to students in STEM fields. Interest and ability to make connections to other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering. Experience teaching at the general education level.

Must meet the University and College criteria for appointment to the level of Instructor I.  
Appointment will be made on a 9 month multi-year appointment basis available August 2014.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

For faculty vacancies, it is expected that a copy of the transcript of the applicant's highest degree in the field of instruction will be scanned and attached in SOAR as part of the application package.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.  
Your initial duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate levels as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to appointment; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.  
Police background check & fingerprinting
Adhere to FERPA Requirements (Buckley Amendment)  

FT Lecturer at George Mason, VA

Department: School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS)
Web Announcement:
Term Assistant Professor, Physics
The George Mason University, School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences (SPACS) in the College of Science is seeking applicants for a Term Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in January 2014.
The primary responsibility of this nontenure-track position is teaching introductory college and university physics courses with a teaching load of four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. Candidates should be prepared to teach lecture, laboratory and recitation classes in physics. Routine administrative support, including student advising, is also a required part of the duties. It is expected that the candidate chosen will engage in departmental service as requested by the SPACS Director. This initial appointment has the possibility of being renewed annually.
A minimum of a Ph.D. in physics is required. A higher (nontenure) rank is possible depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The successful candidate will have an established record of effective teaching and a commitment to physics education excellence. Use of Blackboard and other common software (e.g., MS PowerPoint and Excel) for course delivery will be required, as well as familiarity with Pasco laboratory instructional equipment.
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!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7054z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, a recent publication, and two letters of recommendation. If letters of recommendation (LORs) are not available at the time of application, please upload a blank document stating the LORs will be e-mailed to referencing position number F7054z.
Equity Statement:
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.

FT Lecturer at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Science, Engineering and Technology invites applications for the full-time, non-tenure track position, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics, effective Fall semester 2014. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses/labs in Physics, Astronomy, and/or Earth Science. In addition, all full-time faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate in University/College and professional service, assist with ABET accreditation processes, and advise undergraduate students. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline plus relevant experience. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in college teaching. Information about the College can be found at
This is a fixed-term appointment with excellent opportunity for re-funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a personal statement of teaching philosophy to Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physics Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box: HEJ-41003, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via e-mail at HBG-HR@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

FT Instructor, Fayetteville Technical CC, NC
Position Title Physics Instructor
Announcement Summary Fayetteville Technical Community College is seeking qualified applicants for this position. Qualified candidates will possess excellent computer skills, demonstrate evidence of a career that includes flexibility and willingness to change; open-mindedness, fairness and the ability to see multiple perspectives; a willingness to take risks, and willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
Duties Teach face-to-face classes to include days, evenings, and weekends both on and off campus.
Teach online classes as needed by the Department.
Incorporate latest instructional technologies and interactive learning technologies in course delivery.
Recruit and advise students who are in the program.
Monitor and improve student retention.
Participate in faculty committees and other activities, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree in Physics or Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics. Good oral and written communication skills. Must have experience in Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Applicants not meeting this minimum requirement will not be considered for this position.
Preferred Requirements Teaching experience at the community college or four-year college. On-line teaching experience.
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months 10 months
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Number F00010-13

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement The Fayetteville Technical Community College is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.
Close Date 11/18/2013
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Other Documents

Monday, October 28, 2013

TT at Knox College, IL

Knox College invites application for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to start September, 2014.  Candidates should have, or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, and have enthusiasm for teaching all levels of undergraduate Physics and directing undergraduate research; field open.  Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, statements about their teaching and research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Prof. Thomas Moses, Physics Department, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401.  ( The selection process will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.  The Physics Department is committed to and has a strong record in encouraging students from underrepresented groups, particularly women, to pursue a major in physics, and applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially welcome.
Knox College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college with a student body of 1400 and a three-member Physics Department.  Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. Knox College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Astro TT, Eastern Illinois

The Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified candidates for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level starting fall semester 2014, subject to available funding. We seek an enthusiastic undergraduate teacher who will complement our Astronomy program. The qualified candidate must hold, at minimum, a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or a closely related field by the time of appointment, and show evidence of excellent teaching skills, with expressed willingness to involve undergraduate students in physics or astronomy related research. The successful candidate will promote undergraduate student learning through mentoring, provide upper and lower level teaching, help to deliver the Astronomy curriculum, and provide Gen Ed offerings. We seek a motivated faculty member to assist in the growth of the department and facilitate community outreach. Eastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university in a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois. Enrollment at the university is 10,000. EIU is dedicated to quality teaching in small class settings. The Physics Department currently consists of 9 full-time faculty and 80 physics majors in all its options. Undergraduate programs include options in Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, Applied Physics, Radiation Physics and Teacher Certification in Physics. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a vita (all of which may be by electronic submission), and should arrange to have undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Steven Daniels, Chair, Physics Department, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; email:

NTT Lecturer at Lawrence Technological Univ, MI

Physics: The Department of Natural Sciences at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in physics. This non-tenure track full time faculty position will begin in Fall, 2014. The successful candidate will teach all levels of undergraduate lecture and laboratory physics courses, and take a leadership role in updating the laboratory curriculum. Applicants must have Ph.D. in physics with postdoctoral and teaching experience preferred. Exceptional candidates in any area are encouraged to apply, although nanoscience, nanotechnology, experimental optics and lasers, biologically oriented physics, high energy physics, and atomic physics are of particular interest. Preference will also be given to candidate with the ability to supervise undergraduate student research, and a strong desire to assist in interdisciplinary studies, educational research, grant writing, program development, and student recruitment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send, as a single PDF file, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, representative reprints and/or preprints, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Subject line: Attention Senior Lecturer Search Committee Email: No snail-mail will be considered. Lawrence Technological University is an EOE.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TT at Western Carolina NC

Assistant Professor of Physics, tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry and Physics (

The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014.

We seek a physicist who can teach high-quality, engaged physics courses at the undergraduate level. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate potential to create experiential opportunities for students through their scholarship. This is a growing department with a commitment to experiential learning and regional engagement.

The applicant should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department's vibrant undergraduate research program, develop a research program that includes some focus on the region, and seek external funding to help support our mission.

Western Carolina University is a 10,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The candidate is required to have a PhD in physics from an accredited institution at the time of hire, although an ABD candidate would be considered. Preference will be give to candidates who have teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates should have a clear research plan and a strong interest in involving students in their research.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted online and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) transcripts; 4) a statement of teaching; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) a list of 5 references (include complete contact information.

In addition, the application interface will prompt you for the names and e-mail addresses of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 references who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation upon request. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE LETTERS SENT.

For more information, contact search chair, Dr. Matthew Rave (; phone 828.227.7260).

Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013 and continue until the search is complete.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education or Discipline-based Education @ San José State University

Editor's note: The job link has changed, below is the new url.

Apply by Nov. 15th for full consideration

Start Date: Feb. 1, 2014


Applicants are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher in Science Education located at San
Jose State University. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty members in the Colleges of Science and Education on an NSF funded project concerning the development of a classroom observation instrument and protocol to assess student participation and interactivity in undergraduate STEM courses.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of best practices in science education and have experience performing classroom observations. Candidates with science discipline-based degrees are invited to apply, but prior education research experience is a requirement for this position.


The Post Doctoral Researcher will assist the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in
preparing literature reviews; developing, validating and establishing reliability for classroom observation instrument protocol; collecting data; preparing and co-authoring publications; preparing grant reports; and co-authoring grant applications for future funding.


The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be working with the PI, Co-PI, and various undergraduate and graduate students involved in the project.


Required Qualification:

1. Earned Doctorate degree in relevant field
2. Strong research and writing skills
3. Research experience in STEM education or related field 
4. Prior education specific experience is a requirement for this position 
Preferred Qualifications: 
1. Record of publications in STEM education or related field 
2. Experience teaching at the secondary and/or post-secondary level 
3. Experience with development, validation and reliability of quantitative research instruments 
4. Demonstrated success in grant writing 
Environmental Conditions: 
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work in an office environment and also collect data in a classroom 
Physical Requirement: 
Must be able to operate a PC including mouse and keyboard. 
Proficient in Internet research, MS Office, spreadsheets or other applicable software packages. 
Must be able to sit for long periods. 
Complexity of Duties: 
Works on a variety of problems of complex scope where analysis of data or solutions requires evaluation of various factors. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods and evaluating criteria to achieve goals. Works without appreciable direction on assigned projects/programs. 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, along with a writing sample (first author publication or dissertation chapter), research statement, and employment application. An 
application and other information may be obtained from the Foundation Human Resources Department, through the Foundation’s web site at, or in person by visiting the 
Foundation, located at 210 N. Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA (corner of St. James & Fourth St.) An application will be required for those interviewed. 

San Jose State University Research Foundation 
Attn: HR/Job Code PDR - 301 
210 North Fourth St. 
San Jose, CA 95112 

TT at El Camino College, CA

Job Title: Physics/Astronomy Instructor
Req: A1314-006
Location: Compton Center
Division: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Close Date: 11/13/2013


The Compton Community College District is seeking an innovative individual whose focus is student learning for a full-time, tenure-track position in Astronomy and Physics for the El Camino College Compton Center. Course assignments meet general education requirements in science and include lower division courses in the Solar System, Stars and Galaxies, astronomy laboratory and array of physics courses from descriptive to calculus-based physics. Initial assignment will be in astronomy and descriptive physics. Duties associated with the position include participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, committee work, student activities, office hours, student learning outcomes and assessment, curriculum/instructional development and program review. Contribute to the growth and development of both astronomy and physics at the Center. Assignment may include teaching courses during day and evening hours including weekends. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

Job Qualifications:


Bachelor’s in Physics AND Master’s degree in Astronomy or Astrophysics; OR
Bachelor’s in Astronomy AND Master’s degree in Physics; OR
The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualifications as stated above, must complete the supplemental page of the district application and explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above. Candidates with no Astronomy degree must have completed at least 12 units of upper division and/or graduate Astronomy courses. OR
Valid California Community College Credential in appropriate subject.

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.


Recent college teaching experience in astronomy and physics in a multicultural environment;
Demonstrated ability to develop a variety of effective teaching techniques and assessment methods;
Ability to engage student interest to support a variety of learning styles;
Ability to promote the use of instructional technology in curriculum delivery;
Effective oral and written communication skills.


Full time, tenure-track teaching position effective January 16, 2014. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card.

Friday, October 18, 2013

FT at Pima CC, Tucson AZ

Posting Number 14F3WCG151
Posting Title Physics Faculty
Position Type Faculty - General Funding
Department West Campus
Minimum -Maximum Salary $43,489 - $52,190
Salary Breakdown Annually
Job List External
Close Date 11/05/2013
Open Until Filled No
Position Summary Position is available beginning the 2014-15 academic year as nine-month instructional contract.
Summary: Physics faculty members teach a broad range of courses in physics to physics majors, engineering students, pre-professional students, and non-science majors.
Course Information:  Pima offers physics classes at an algebra-based level and at a calculus-based level.  Additional course information.
SALARY: Initial salary placement is based on education and experience. The salary range starts from $43,489 for the minimum qualifications up to a doctorate degree $52,190 (based on the faculty salary schedule for fiscal year 2013/2014) for a nine-month academic year contract (169 days of accountability).
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Commits to and supports the philosophy, mission and goals of the Pima County Community College District.
  • Demonstrates commitment to student success.
  • Maintains currency in practices, trends, and research related to area of specialization or assignment.
  • Completes training (offered on-line and/or face-to-face) required by the College.
  • Participates in the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment process at the course, program and College-wide levels.
  • Participates in continuous improvement by engaging in a program of professional development.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of applicable policies and procedures.
  • Participates and engages in the program review process.
  • Participates and engages in curriculum review.
  • Attends Faculty meetings and other College, campus, department, discipline/program or committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in all College, campus, departmental, programmatic and faculty self- evaluation processes.
  • Demonstrates efficient and proper use of College resources.
  • Assists with appropriate extra and co-curricular activities as requested or assigned.
  • Complies with official reports, requirements and deadlines established by the College.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate working relationships with members of the College community.
Job Requirements Minimum Qualifications for faculty positions are governed by our Faculty Certification Standards.
This position is in an Academic (Transfer) discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
  • Master’s degree in the teaching field or
  • Master’s degree in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field or
  • In disciplines where a master’s degree is not offered and the doctorate is the terminal degree, or where the candidate has opted not to receive a master’s degree during the course of study for the doctorate degree as a terminal degree, or where all but dissertation of a doctorate degree has been obtained, 24 graduate semester hours in the teaching field are required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with the methods of integrated lab/lecture classes
  • Expertise in laboratory innovations
  • A doctorate
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional semester hours to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or semester hours completed by December 31, 2013. 
Applicants with degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must provide a course-by-course evaluation from a professional evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for foreign transcript evaluation. For a Pima Community College-approved list of transcript evaluations agencies, see Foreign Transcript Evaluation.
The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and abilities related to:
  • Online and hybrid curriculum development, course design, and delivery
  • Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify based on the population of students
  • Cultural competency: experience teaching a diverse student population, reflecting Tucson’s socio-demographics and the Pima Community College student body
  • Assessment instruments and their interpretation: understand how assessment information will be used to improve institutional programs and services
  • Evaluation of a student’s educational progress
  • Techniques for academic advising: understand the myriad of resources available through student development and help students sort through problems
  • Current issues, trends, advances, research, and practices impacting the discipline
Benefits Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at:
Directions for Applying and Other Important Information Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents.  At minimum, these documents are required:
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts.  These must be:

    • For all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application.
    • Legible (front and back) and show the name of accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the pages/s explaining the institution’s grading system.
    • Attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past.
  • Resume.  This should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
  • Letter of interest.  This should not exceed four pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment.  Letters do not have to be addressed to a specific person or persons.
If invited to interview, Human Resources must receive your official (unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript evaluation at that time.
  • The selection process consists of an advisory group interview, a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.
  • The process is expected to be initialized in fall 2013/spring 2014, with a start date of August 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624. Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Human Resources Analyst assigned to this position: Leticia Anduaga; .

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Teaching Assistant Professor, NC State, Raleigh
As we've done for 125 years, NC State University continues to transform lives on campus, in North Carolina, across our nation, and throughout the world every day. With more than 34,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive public research university globally recognized for leadership in developing new knowledge, educating the next generation for the use of that knowledge, and applying that knowledge for the benefit of society.
Position Number: 00101204
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State Department of Physics is where our award-winning researchers and teachers guide students through a broad, rigorous curriculum, and our graduates have been highly successful in both academia and industry. Our research programs cover a diverse spectrum including astrophysics, general relativity, condensed matter theory and experiment, computational physics, biophysics, nanoscale science, physics education, experimental nuclear physics, particle and nuclear theory, experimental optics, and atomic and molecular theory. Total funding for our research programs ranks in the top three among departments at NC State University and in the top twenty-five of physics departments in the nation.
Essential Job Duties: Teaching introductory Physics courses, course administration for introductory physics, supervising laboratory sections, mentoring, recruiting and/or other roles shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual.
Minimum Education/Experience: PhD in Physics or a physics-related area
Department Required Skills : Previous experience teaching Physics courses and a documented commitment to teaching excellence
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: PhD
AA/EOE: AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Lecturer, UNC-Charlotte

he Department of Physics and Optical Science at the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE invites applications for a LECTURESHIP.  This 9-month position will start August 1, 2014 with an initial 3-year contract.  Teaching responsibilities include fundamental physics courses, astronomy, and general-education physics courses. Required qualifications: MS degree in physics, optical science, astronomy, or related field; ability to teach lecture and laboratory courses at college/university level; and commitment to teach students from diverse backgrounds and promote diversity as a value within the Department and University.  Desired qualifications:  Ph.D. in physics, optical science, astronomy, or related field and prior teaching experience. Applications must be submitted electronically at (position #6698) and include (1) a letter of interest indicating how candidate envisions contributing to educational programs; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy; (4) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (5) a list of at least three professional references with contact information. All application materials must be received by January 15, 2014.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be directed to the Physics Lecturer Search Committee Chair at Applicants may visit for more information about the Department.  UNC Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Women and members of underrepresented groups strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants subject to criminal background checks.

TT, Elementary Education/STEM, Nevada State College

Nevada State College invites applications for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Elementary Education with an emphasis in a STEM area to begin fall 2014. She or he will teach undergraduate theories and methods courses in one or more elementary STEM areas. The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester. The candidate will prepare elementary teacher candidates to teach STEM content in diverse schools with a high percentage of English learners.

Candidates for the position should have an understanding of contemporary theories, models, assessment, and best practices associated with STEM education and be able to use technology for effective student learning.

Additional faculty duties include working in partnership schools, participating in program and curriculum development including evaluation, supervising students in the field, providing mentoring and support for adjunct faculty, participating in committees, engaging in scholarly work, and advising students.

Review of applications will start November 1, 2013.

Highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 13.25% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.
Assistant Professor Required Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in elementary education with an emphasis in one or more of the STEM areas (highly competitive ABD candidates will be considered: Degree must be earned by date of hire)
Three years or more of K-8 teaching experience
Knowledge of Common Core standards and research-based instruction
Experience teaching at the college level
Demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of elementary courses that include STEM content and/or pedagogy

Preferred Assistant Professor Qualifications:
Successful experience utilizing a variety of technologies and UDL practices in education to promote student success
Evidence of strong commitment to preparing teachers to work in a diverse, inclusive school setting
Record of scholarly work
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
A desire to work with first generation and non-traditional students and contribute to the development of a growing school and/or program
Experience in applying for, receiving, and administering grant funded programs
Active membership in professional associations concerned with STEM education

Application Information
Contact: Office of Human Resources
Nevada State College
Phone: (702) 992-2320
Fax: (702) 992-2321
Online App. Form:

TT, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  
Instr Fac AY  
Instructional Faculty AY  
Physics Tenure Track Positions  
Initial two-year appointment subject to renewal  
CSM-College of Science & Math  
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Academic Year  
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS. Full-time, academic year, tenure track at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, beginning 9/15/14. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics or astronomy and to maintain an active professional development program that provides research experiences for undergraduates.  
A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required and must be completed prior to start of appointment. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high quality teaching.  
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  
To apply, go to WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and complete a required online faculty application and submit to requisition 103025. Electronically attach a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a statement of professional goals. Please be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three references when completing your application. Successful applicants will be required to have official transcripts of highest degree sent by degree granting institution. Review of applications will begin Dec. 2, 2013. Applications received after that date may be considered. On campus interviews with finalists are expected to commence in mid-January 2014.  
Shirley J. Huston  
(805) 756-1752  
The Physics Department has some 37 faculty, whose primary function is teaching undergraduate physics courses to students in technical disciplines. We offer programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science and Arts Degrees in Physics, with approximately 160 majors currently enrolled. We also offer minors in astronomy and geology and courses in astronomy, geology, geophysics and oceanography.