Friday, January 31, 2014

TT at Wayne State NE

Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences
Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
 Faculty, tenure track to begin August 14, 2014
The School of Natural and Social Sciences/Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (PSCM) at Wayne State College ( seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor.

Assistant Professor:  Qualifications include a terminal degree in physical sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (Ph.D. or Ed.D).

A terminal degree, either possessed or earned during employment, will be necessary to be eligible for eventual tenure.  All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities: The WSC PSCM faculty is committed to quality teaching and preference will be given to applicants that share this commitment.  Teaching will be the primary responsibility of the successful candidate and will include courses across the physical science curriculum.

TT or VAP at CSU Stanislaus (CA)

The Department of Physics & Geology at California State University, Stanislaus, invites applications for a tenure-track or Visiting Lecturer faculty position beginning in Fall 2014. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to be an effective teacher and to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching lower division and upper division courses for general education and for Physics majors, in Physics and Astronomy. Active research is expected, research involving undergraduate students preferred. We seek an applicant with a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Prior teaching experience is a plus. Applicants with any area of research specialization will be considered, although an experimentalist is preferred. For more details go to:

VAP at Dickinson College PA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position beginning July 2014. Dickinson is a highly selective four-year liberal arts college with an active and innovative science program. The Department is housed in a state-of-the-art building, equipped with smart classrooms, research labs, a planetarium, and observatory.

The physics major features a project-centered, hands-on curriculum beginning with the internationally-known Workshop Physics, an activity-based introductory course developed here at Dickinson. The Department graduates approximately ten majors per year, one-third of whom are women.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and will be expected to teach primarily introductory courses for non-majors, with the possibility of also teaching an upper-level physics course. Ideally, applicants will be able to engage undergraduate majors in research.

Applicants must create a profile at Please upload your cover letter, a CV and a statement of your teaching and research interests. Once you have completed the online application process and received your confirmation number, your reference letter writers will receive an e-mail to submit their letters.

We will begin reviewing applications by February 7, 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

TT at Merced College CA

Salary: $50,339 - 68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
Beginning Date: August 7, 2014


  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in physics or astronomy AND master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology or geophysics OR
  • Hold a California Community College Credential in physics OR
  • The equivalent
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments.
General Description: This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Science, Math & Engineering Area of Merced College under the general direction of the Dean. Courses may include assignments in Astronomy, Physical Science and Physics. The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening hours.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records
Science, Math, & Engineering Area: The Area consists of 36 full-time members and employs approximately 50 adjunct faculty members both on the main campus and at the off-campus centers. It offers a full range of classes from the pre-associate degree to the sophomore transfer level.

How to Apply
: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment. Documents may be emailed or faxed to meet the deadline. If emailed or faxed, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals of all documents immediately. Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103
  • Completed District application form available online (
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Three recent letters of recommendation
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. Please mail to:
Sue Miller, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic. Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

Condition of Employment:
The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

VAP at Mercer GA

We invite applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2014. This is a one year position in the College of Liberal Arts, renewable up to a total of three years. The department of physics grants only bachelor's degrees in physics. Primary responsibilities include teaching twenty-one semester hours of physics courses per academic year, contributing to program and course development within the department, and maintaining a research program which could involve undergraduates.

Mercer University is a comprehensive institution composed of twelve colleges and schools enrolling over 8000 students. The historic core of the University, the College of Liberal Arts is a highly selective residential institution serving 2000 students, including 1400 undergraduate majors. We are distinguished by the rigor of our academic programs and our commitment to academic freedom.

For more information on the physics department, please visit our web site at For inquiries only, please contact

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in physics, astronomy, engineering physics, or applied physics from an accredited university/college, or its requirements completed by August 2014. In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts context. The ideal candidate would have experience beyond that of a teaching assistant, the ability to engage undergraduates in research, and the potential to contribute to departmental initiatives to (a) improve our introductory physics for life sciences, (b) expand our astronomy offerings, and (c) strengthen connections with School of Engineering faculty and students.

Interested candidates must complete the brief online application at and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) statement of research interests. In addition, three professional letters of reference should be submitted electronically to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

FT Math/Phys, Bethany College KS

An enthusiastic, student- and learning-centered approach to teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities include the development and teaching of introductory level undergraduate Physics and Mathematics courses as well as managing Physics labs. The faculty will be an important contributor to the Bethany interdisciplinary core curriculum. Other responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, active participation in recruitment of students, participation in Departmental and campus committees, and overseeing Math/Science tutoring.


A Master in Physics, Physics Education, Math or Math Education is required; Ph.D is preferred. Teaching experience at the college level is expected.

Contingent upon qualifications.


This position is in the Department of Mathematics & Physics. The department provides majors in 3+2 Engineering, Mathematics, and Math teaching. The successful candidate will teach courses that are required for these majors, and optional for non-majors seeking general education requirements.

Application review begins immediately and the deadline for applying is February 28th. The initial application should include a letter of application, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of previous teaching experiences. Copies of transcripts and confidential letters from 3 professional references are requested as soon as possible. Send hard copy to:

Postal Address: AVP Office
Math/Physics Search
Bethany College
335 E Swensson
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Phone: 785-227-3380
Fax: 785-227-2004
Email Address:

FT at Hesston College KS

Hesston College seeks applicants for a full-time physics/physical science faculty position. Ph.D. preferred. Master's degree with potential or experience in teaching required. Potential to chair department and advise students. Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to Christian higher education and the mission and values of Hesston College.

Teaching responsibilities include: College Physics, Physical Science and College Algebra.

Position begins August 6, 2014. Review of application materials begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, send curriculum vitae, original transcripts, application and responses to essays below to Dr. Sandra Zerger, Vice President of Academics, Box 3000, Hesston, KS 67062. EOE.

Essays required (500 to 750 words each)
  • Pilgrimage: Tell the story of your spiritual, personal and intellectual development to the present. Include persons, events and ideas that have influenced you. Include your current level of church involvement.
  • After reading Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, 1995, identify affirmations and any areas of uncertainty and disagreement.
  • Describe your philosophy of teaching first- and second-year students in pre-professional transfer programs and general education courses in the context of 21st century liberal education.
  • Discuss your views of the teaching/learning process in the physical sciences as part of the overall mission of Hesston College in regards to the historical-geological record of science.

Application Information

Postal Address: Sandra Zerger
Academic Dean's Office
Hesston College
Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

FT at StClair County CC, MI


$43,763 - $64,054
FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Application Instructions: Interested candidates must apply on-line at Unofficial copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation are required to be considered for position. These materials may be faxed to HR's attention at 810-989-5577, or email to

Job Duties:
  • Teaching assignment in Physics may include a full range of undergraduate courses within the Physics discipline such as Introductory Physics for non-majors, College Physics, Calculus based physics including Mechanics, Heat, Sound, Electricity, Light and Modern Physics topics, Statics and Electric Circuits.
  • Teaching assignment may also include a range of undergraduate courses in Mathematics.
  • Teaching assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or on-line courses
  • Teaching responsibilities include teaching courses, maintaining scheduled office hours, advising students, developing curriculum, assessing student learning and participating in professional development activities
  • Leadership in developing and improving our academic courses
  • Community service is encouraged
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher required in Physics
  • All academic degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with students, staff, and community members
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Additional 18 graduate hours in Mathematics preferred
  • Teaching experience at the community college level
  • Experience and/or interest in using multimedia/new instructional technology in the classroom

TT at Sauk Valley CC IL

Physics Instructor Faculty - Full-time

Sauk Valley Community College invites applications from innovative individuals for a physics/math/science faculty opening. This is a tenure track, nine-month position that is available fall semester 2014. Salary is based on education and experience and may be augmented by summer teaching and overload opportunities. The College offers a liberal fringe benefits package and does not deduct FICA from paychecks.

The physics/math/science faculty member will teach courses on campus, off campus, video conferencing, and on the internet. This position will also provide administrative support, program development, and develop courses for the programs as well as provide support for students. The faculty position assumes the role of faculty advisor to the associated clubs and will assist with developing cooperative programs with area schools and two-plus-two programs with universities.

The successful candidate must possess a master's degree in physics, math, biology, chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution with a minimum of 15 graduate hours in the field of physics. The successful candidate will have an interest and ability in improving existing physics curriculum and student retention through the development of innovative teaching methods, active learning experiences for students, and creative use of current technology.

Preference will be given to individuals who have high school and community college teaching experience, demonstrate a commitment to the community college philosophy, have experience with assessment of student learning outcomes, and have familiarity or experience with internet instruction.

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, to ensure full consideration please submit application materials by February 28, 2014. On-line application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts are required. Please apply on-line at Sauk's website at (click on Job Opportunities).

Sauk Valley Community College
Attention: Human Resources
173 Illinois Route 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021
Phone: 815-288-5511

FT at Lane College TN

Faculty Positions
The Office of Academic Affairs at Lane College is seeking permanent faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year. Teaching areas include: Art, English, French, Mass Communication, Music, Physical Education, Religion, Spanish, Business Management, Criminal Justice, History, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Appointments begin August 2014. Responsibilities include teaching 4-5 classes (12-15 hours) each semester, advising, and participating in departmental activities. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree; PhD preferred. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Blackboard and utilize innovative modalities for delivering course content. Lane College is a Charter Member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

To apply, please submit the following: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information from three (3) professional references with at least two addressing teaching abilities; and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable with application). Applications should be sent to Dr. Deborah Buchanan, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lane College, 545 Lane Avenue, Jackson, Tennessee 38301, Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

Assessment Associate, Purdue IN

Assessment Associate, Discovery Learning Research Center
The Discovery Learning Resource Center (DLRC) is one of the centers comprising Purdue’s innovative Discovery Park, an interdisciplinary research enterprise committed to advancing science, engaging industry, enhancing educational and work environments, and improving the quality of life. The DLRC supports research that enhances our understanding of the learning process by designing and assessing innovative educational programs and interactive learning technologies. Discoveries gained from DLRC supported research are transforming learning at all levels, from preschool to graduate school, and in the workplace and society as a whole. A research center in its own right, the DLRC provides assessment and evaluation services in support of other Centers and Units on campus, as well as external evaluation for nonPurdue projects. The assessment associate will collaborate with other units on campus to manage the assessment of IMPACT, a cross-campus learning reform initiative. IMPACT aims to engage students more fully in their learning and stimulate the creation of more student-centered learning environments, with the expectation that this will improve student success and completion, particularly in large, foundational courses at Purdue University.
  • Master's degree in Education, Math, Social Science, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology or a related field.
  • Two years’ of experience conducting assessment, educational research, program evaluation or related activities.
  • Experience designing and managing large, complex research and evaluation projects that utilize quantitative and mixed methods approaches.
  • Experience in research methodology and advanced statistical analysis.
  • Expertise in both parametric and nonparametric statistics.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Creative individual who can quickly grasp complex ideas and develop effective strategies for coordinating data collection and analysis, managing and linking large data sets and synthesizing information into comprehensive reports.
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle interruptions and meet timelines and milestones in a fast paced environment.
  • Effectively supervise graduate and undergraduate research associates.
  • PhD.

Additional Information:
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.

FT Lecture + Lab Assistant, AZ State

Coordinator, Physics Instructional Resource Team
Campus: Tempe
Physics Department
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
$30,508 -$38,000 per year; DOE
January 27, 2014 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every week until the search is closed.
The Physics Instructional Resource Team (PIRT) is seeking a qualified candidate for a lecture and lab assistant position. This is service oriented position. Time will be shared between the lecture and lab areas.

Provide service to physics professors by planning and preparing lecture demonstrations for General Studies courses; assist in the setup and operation of undergraduate physics labs including technical lab support as needed during classes; purchase, receive, and inventorying new laboratory equipment; balance purchase statements at the end of each month; maintain laboratory equipment; keep the demo-prep areas and laboratories in clean condition; participate in PIRT outreach projects; train and evaluate student workers and teaching assistants; take part in professional development activities; effective verbal and written skills; Work with diverse populations

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00 p.m. Occasional Saturday and late evenings.
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  • Evidence of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in physics or physics-related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (in a Windows or Mac environment) including Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Experience with internet and/or library searches of scientific concepts and technical applications;
  • Experience writing scientific papers and technical reports;
  • Experience working with scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Experience repairing laboratory equipment using basic tools, including soldering of electrical connections and wiring of simple circuits.
  • Experience designing and building demonstrations that exhibit scientific principles;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills, including advanced grammar and spelling in American English.

  • Work both indoors in a climate controlled environment and outdoors in occasionally extreme weather conditions.
  • Work in classrooms and laboratories with electronic and mechancal equipment with use of chemicals and electricity.
  • Climb stairs, push carts and tables with delicate equipment, bend, stoop stand, and travel for extensive periods with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
ASU Department of Physics is committed first and foremost to developing the highest quality programs and research opportunities for students engaged in the study of physics. ASU Physics students go on to positions in industry or academia prepared with a quality physics education. This is made possible through a combination of exemplary faculty and dedicated staff.
The physics faculty at ASU are among the finest researchers, teachers and mentors in the field today. They include faculty who are fellows of prestigious science organizations such as the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society, Regents, Professors, noted authors and nationally recognized for research in science education. In addition to outstanding faculty, the department has a dedicated staff that works to support research and teaching at every level. The business, administrative, instructional, and information technology teams are a vital component of the department's success. 
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent up successful passing of the background check.
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent up successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on the day indicated.
All applications are to include a cover letter, a resume and 3 professional references including those of prior employers.  The references should include their name, address and their phone number or email. 
The resume should clearly list the years and months held within each position; for example, Laboratory Technician - January 2010 through March 2012. You are strongly encouraged to clearly document how your experience meets or exceeds each and all of the minimum and desired qualifications.
The names, addresses, and telephone numbers for three (3) professional references will be required at time of interview.   Only electronic applications are accepted for the position.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please call 855-278-5081
ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2 VAPs at Wellesley College MA

The Department of Physics at Wellesley College has an opening for two full-time non-tenure-track Visiting Lecturer positions for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. The primary responsibility of the positions is teaching introductory mechanics or electricity and magnetism in small classroom and laboratory settings. Wellesley is a highly selective liberal arts college for women located 12 miles west of Boston.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Review of applications begins on March 1, 2014.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation through our online application system at: (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.). If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

FT at Schenectady CC


Schenectady County Community College's Department of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Health invites applications for a full-time faculty Instructor position to teach physics and related courses. The individual should be able to provide lecture and laboratory instruction in Physical Science, Physics, College Physics, and Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics. Other responsibilities include academic advisement, assessment, course development, and service on college committees.

· Teaching a full-time course load in physics, college physics, and physical science

· Providing academic advisement to students

· Holding office hours for students

· Preparing and administering assessment instruments

· Developing and revising courses to maintain a core of physics courses that support current programs and enable strong transfer opportunities

· Supporting development of potential new program offerings in pre-engineering and environmental science and technology

· Participating in division activities, to include but not limited to program review and assessment

· Serving on College committees

· Performing other duties as assigned

A Master of Science in a physics-based discipline and the ability to teach physical science (non-majors), physics, and calculus-based physics lectures and laboratories.

A Ph.D. in a physics-based discipline, experience teaching at the community college level, and experience working with a diverse student population.

Postal Address: Emma Teague
Human Resources
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 381-1218
Fax: (518) 836-2800
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

Program Associate, AIP (College Park)

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Physics Resources Program Associate for the Physics Resources Center.  The position will be split between three AIP programs: GradSchoolShopper, Industrial Outreach, and AIP’s education and diversity initiatives.  The GradSchoolShopper part of the position will primarily consist of marketing the product to students and leaders of graduate programs, while also working with the GradSchoolShopper team to expand and reach out to new programs for inclusion in GSS.  The Industrial Outreach position will involve research, writing, and support to the Associate Vice President for Physics Resources in planning upcoming Industrial Physics Forums.   The education and diversity portion of the position will primarily assist with organizing AIP Member Society Liaison Committee meetings, interfacing with committee members, planning new initiatives.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant field, as well as one to three years of relevant experience or a relevant graduate degree. The successful candidate will have the creativity and ability to create content and campaigns focused on students in the sciences, will actively engage and be proficient in using social media and be aware of key social media trends. A technical understanding and a 'fast adopter' of new technologies, a familiarity with blogging tools, like Blogger and WordPress, and a familiarity with Google analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools and similar platforms, as well as basic knowledge of HTML are desireable. Must be a team player and be able to travel on business as requested.

If you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please notify the Human Resources Division at

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thinking Matters Fellow at Stanford

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for 8-10 positions to teach Thinking Matters, a new required program that honors the freshman educational tradition first established at Stanford in 1919. Thinking Matters courses foster intellectual curiosity and the development of critical inquiry skills and support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning. We invite applications from candidates with a background in Philosophy (philosophy of science, political philosophy, and ethics); Literature (Medieval, European, American, and Global); Religious Studies (stories and narrative); Anthropology (Medical and Cultural); Physics; and other quantitative fields (e.g. engineering, mathematics, statistics).
Fellows will be placed on teaching teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. Fellows lead seminar discussions for two sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly; they individualize student learning through regular tutorial sessions; and they coordinate instruction with plenum lectures given by Stanford faculty. The appointment begins August 1, 2014 for a one-year term that is renewable for two additional years depending on programmatic need and job performance. Annual starting salary will be at least $56,900 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2008 and no later than June 2014.
Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.
In the application process all candidates will be asked to identify which courses best fit their teaching experience and training. For information on Thinking Matters courses offered in 2014-15 and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to:
Applications will open December 2, 2013 and close February 28, 2014 and must be submitted through Interfolio. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2014, and continue until all positions are filled. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the candidate being able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US and successful completion of a background check.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

STEM education postdoc at CU Boulder

STEM Education and Assessment Fellows
University of Colorado Boulder

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral associate 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 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 cover letter, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and three letters of recommendation. They can be submitted at Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled.  A start date of 5/1/2014 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 (

Two DBER postdocs at U of Nebraska Lincoln

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The successful candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to disseminate and integrate research-based instructional strategies in introductory STEM courses at UNL. These postdocs will work closely with co-advising faculty, Dr. Leilani Arthurs (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Dr. Brian Couch (School of Biological Sciences).  They will assist with one or more of the following projects: (i) research on student and faculty perceptions of course instruction, (ii) organization and evaluation of a faculty mentoring program, and (iii) teaching and evaluation of faculty professional development workshops. 

Applicants must have completed a PhD in a STEM field or STEM education field by the start of the appointment.  Preferred applicants will have experience in STEM education research, faculty professional development, and research-based instructional strategies. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, and be able to interact with faculty across different disciplines.

Initial appointments are for 1 year with the possibility of extending for up to 1.5 additional years. Applications should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, (iii) a curriculum vitae, and (iv) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Leilani Arthurs (  Please include “STEM Ed postdoc application” in the subject line to your email.  Application review will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is August 4, 2014.    

These positions are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER) Program.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Friday, January 24, 2014

1-Semester Instructorship, Beloit College WI

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Beloit College is seeking an instructor to teach introductory first-semester calculus-based physics for the fall semester of 2014.  The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in physics, or its equivalent.  Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal-arts college of approximately 1250 students from 48 states and 40 countries.  The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.  Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.  Please send a letter of application, current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a copy of graduate school transcripts, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Doreen Dalman,  For additional information please contact Patrick Polley, Chair of Physics and Astronomy,  AA/EEO Employer.

FT Preceptor at Harvard

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks to fill a preceptor position in physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential introductory Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications to physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

Science preceptors supervise and train a staff of teaching fellows and play a leading role in the laboratory support team. They collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including problem sets, examinations, hands-on learning activities, and guided/independent student projects.

The position, which is expected to start in the spring, is for an initial appointment of two and half years, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, enrollments, and curricular need.

Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree and teaching experience in physics or closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications: Superior organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises. Experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices in a teaching environment.

Special Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard Academic Positions site at Please ask 3-5 referees to submit their letter to your file at this site. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014.

Contact Information: Dr. Robert Hart, Harvard University, Science Center, Room 303, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138; email:

FT Bio/Chem/Phys at Univ of Science and Arts of OK

Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Active participation in the interdisciplinary general education core curriculum, which involves team-teaching, is also expected. Candidates able to teach undergraduate courses outside their primary area of expertise and crossover into other STEM fields will receive additional consideration. Candidate must have a strong interest in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate research, and division and university service. Scholarly activity and professional development broadly defined are expected.

Doctorate in biology, chemistry, physics, or a related field. A liberal arts and/or an interdisciplinary background is a plus.

Send completed USAO application (available on-line at, letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama
Chickasha, OK 73018-5322

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

FT at UAK Anchorage

POSITION: Term Instructor of Physics/Astronomy
PCN:730252 POSTING #: 0068014
Full-time, Term appointment, 9months/year
DEPARTMENT: College of Arts and Sciences
SALARY: Salary commensurate with academic preparation and experience.

SUMMARY: The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics and/or Astronomy or related field.College level teaching experience required. Must have the knowledge, skills and ability to teach PHYS 101, PHYS 123, PHYS 124, PHYS 211L, PHYS 212L, ASTR 103 and ASTR 104L at the college level, experience teaching at a U.S. Institution, willingness to work with students and sensitivity to a diverse student population. Collegiality is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent(s) will be responsible for teaching one or more lower division, undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. These positions will cover the coordination and content delivery in lower division Physics and Astronomy courses.

Faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.

REVIEW DATE: Review of applications will begin on 01/23/14

APPLICATION PROCESS: For more information or to apply, please go to: and be prepared to:

Please electronically attach the following:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Three professional references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.
4) Philosophy of Teaching (1-2 paragraphs)
5) Unofficial Transcripts

Official transcripts will be required from the successful applicant at the time of hire as a condition of employment.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Travis Rector - Search Committee Chair
Physics/Astronomy Department
University of Alaska Anchorage
3101 Science Circle
Anchorage, AK 99508

Thursday, January 23, 2014

FT Lecturer at Auburn AL

The Department of Physics at Auburn University invites applications for a Lecturer position.  Applicants must have a Ph. D in Physics or equivalent degree.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate physics course, interact with other faculty and staff to contribute to current and future innovative pedagogical efforts in undergraduate teaching, and supervise graduate teaching assistants.  Experience in physics education research (PER) and teaching large lecture classes is desirable. This is a 9 month non-tenure track position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest,  a curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and  a statement describing teaching approach and experience.  In order to apply for this position and view full details, please visit our online website at
For additional information about our department, please see .  Review of applications will begin February 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The desired starting date is August 16, 2014. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the scheduled appointment begins and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.  The candidate must have excellent communication skills.  Auburn University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

VAP at Lawrence Univ WI

The Department of Physics at Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year appointment (with possible extension to a second year) as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics to start 9/1/14.  Applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field and must demonstrate genuine interest in working with undergraduates. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year, liberal arts institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. Prior teaching and/or postdoctoral experience preferred. Letters of application with detailed statements of teaching philosophy and experience and of research interests, and vitae should be uploaded to In addition, interested applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent to To guarantee consideration, submit materials by March 14. Evaluation of candidates will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about Lawrence and the Department may be found at AA/EEO: Lawrence University encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in the physics community.

FT at Florida State College

The Professor of Astronomy & Physics teaches undergraduate courses in astronomy and physics. The selected candidate will evaluate, revise and develop curriculum, work cooperatively with colleagues to maintain currency of academic resources and instructional materials, improve teaching and learning, and remain current in the field. Other duties include participation in campus and college-wide committees and task forces, maintaining office hours for professional activities and student conferences, and assisting in the development and implementation of the College's instructional and institutional goals.

At a minimum the selected candidate must have a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a graduate major concentration in astronomy, physics or a related field (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline).

The ideal candidate will have:
  • PhD in related discipline
  • Prior college or university teaching experience, strong communication skills, student learning outcomes focused, and experience with online teaching
Interested candidates must submit a Florida State College at Jacksonville online application and unofficial copies of student transcripts. Please visit our employment website to learn more about this position and to complete the required online application.

FT HS teacher at the Lawrence School NJ

Posted: January 20, 2014

The Science Department invites applications for a physics teacher. We
seek an enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individual who is eager to
work in a collaborative and diverse academic setting with both
students and adults. In addition to disciplinary mastery, the Science
Department seeks to develop an understanding of the nature of
scientific knowledge, the practice of scientific inquiry, curiosity
about the natural world, and informed decision-making. We seek
candidates with the following:

* The ability to teach physics at all levels.

* The ability to teach physics through applications and relevant

* Experience teaching the nature of scientific knowledge and
scientific inquiry.

* A strong background in physics and experience teaching high-school

* A passion for developing student interest in science and
scientific inquiry.

In addition to their teaching duties, faculty are expected to
participate in the School's residential, athletic, and co-curricular
programs. Please forward resumes and cover letter to .

FT at College of the Bahamas *PER*

The Physics Department is seeking a faculty member who has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research; the ability to teach undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses to science and non-science majors; and who has a research specialty in one of the following areas: atmospheric and environmental physics; condensed matter physics; computational physics; astrophysics; physics education; or alternative sources of energy.

  • Teaching all levels of Physics courses up to the bachelor degree level;
  • Participating in curriculum review, revision and design;
  • Participating in departmental projects;
  • Contributing to the development of teaching materials;
  • Engaging in a research project with the potential for scholarly publication;
  • Serving on departmental, School and college-wide committees.
  • An earned PhD in Physics from an accredited institution;
  • Excellent tertiary-level teaching experience;
  • Evidence of research and scholarship.
Candidates with a master's degree in Physics and a minimum of five years tertiary-level teaching experience may be considered.

START DATE: 1 August 2014


Applicants should send the following:
  • A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (;
  • A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Teaching philosophy statement;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching;
  • Evidence of research and scholarship;
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  • At least three confidential, professional references.
Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

TM - Master's Degree $37,660 - $63,310
TD - Doctoral Degree $42,160 - $71,410

The College of The Bahamas
Human Resources Department
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Ms. Renée Mayers
Associate Vice President, Human Resources