Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TT/T/Prof in PER and other Science Education at East Carolina U

  • Position Number: 002062
  •  Responsibilities and Duties:
    East Carolina University (ECU), the third largest campus in the University of North Carolina system, is creating an exciting new teacher preparation and STEM pedagogy collaborative, designed for the purpose of: 1) Increasing the quantity and quality of secondary and middle grades science teachers, while also enhancing the core science content knowledge of elementary and special education teachers; 2) Improving the recruitment and retention of students into the natural sciences by developing and implementing best practices in pedagogy for introductory-level science courses; and 3) Creating a nucleus of cross-college collaboration in science education. To this end, the College of Education and the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences (THCAS) invite applications for five full-time, tenured/tenure-track collaborative appointments at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Specifically, we are seeking outstanding, team-building, innovative scientists and science educators for the following: 

    One position in Science Education: housed in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education (MSITE) in the College of Education, with an affiliation in one of the THCAS departments listed below, based on the interests and credentials of the selected candidate. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Rhea Miles ( or Ron Preston ( 

    The other four positions will have home departments in the THCAS and affiliations with MSITE in the College of Education: 
    •  One position in Biology Education: housed in the Department of Biology. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Carol Goodwillie ( or Heather Vance Chalcraft (

    •  One position in Chemistry Education: housed in the Department of Chemistry. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Eli Hvastkovs ( or Anthony Kennedy (

    •  One position in Earth/Environmental Sciences Education: housed in either the Department of Geological Sciences or the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment. For inquiries regarding Geological Sciences, please contact Terri Woods ( For inquiries regarding Geography, Planning, and Environment, please contact Thad Wasklewicz (

    •  One position in Physics Education: housed in the Department of Physics. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Edson Justiniano ( or John Kenney (

    Successful candidates will be expected to engage in collaborative research, teaching and service work designed to improve the academic environment for undergraduate STEM and science education students; to create a collaborative interdisciplinary team for the generation of research and practical knowledge in K-20 science education; and to pursue funded, productive scholarship in science education.

     Minimum Qualifications: 
    Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in one of the disciplines listed above and expertise in science and science education. Commensurate with rank, we seek individuals who have established (or show evident potential for): a nationally/internationally recognized research program, excellence in teaching within a higher education setting, significant scholarly contributions to the field of science education, and extramural funding to support their scholarly activities. 

    Qualifying degrees should be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references including contacting information. Applicants should indicate in the letter of application the position to which s/he is applying. 

    Please sent unofficial transcripts to: 

    Terri L. Woods 
    ECU Department of Geological Sciences 
    East Fifth Street 
    MS 558 
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353 

    Screening of applications will begin on January 17, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. Graduate transcript required upon employment.

    Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.
    East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    Visit this job posting at

Sunday, December 28, 2014

TT at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Posting Number: 0600250
Position Code: 3FSM19
Location: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Department: LPC - Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
Work Schedule: This position is full-time, tenure-track, 2015-2016 Academic Year. Employment will begin on or about August 13, 2015.
Pay Rate: $56,202 - $80,348/annual
FLSA: Exempt
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Date: 12-23-2014
Closing Date: 02-02-2015 @ 5:00pm

Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:
1. Demonstrate ability to teach Physics, including lectures and laboratories;
2. demonstrate ability to teach calculus-based Physics, and non-calculus-based Physics enthusiastically to a variety of students;
3. demonstrate ability to teach Astronomy, including the Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies;
4. ability to design and implement innovative teaching methodologies in the above-mentioned fields, including lectures, laboratories, and computer assisted delivery methods;
5. commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with science instructors, laboratory technicians, and other colleagues;
6. qualified to design and implement current physics and astronomy laboratory techniques, including computerized laboratory exercises;
7. ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas of physics and astronomy;
8. ability to contribute to the total operation of the instructional program including Department, Division, and College responsibilities;
9. ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form;
10. ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles, a variety of teaching modalities including distance learning, and use of technology;
11. participate in campus professional activities, which include, but are not limited to: committee membership, curriculum development, faculty and staff meetings, and community outreach;
12. ability to teach late afternoon, evenings, weekends, distance learning, and/or off-campus classes, when scheduled, as part of the regular teaching assignment;
13. ability to seek and support personal creativity and professional growth and demonstrate career objectives consistent with the mission of Las Positas College.

Minimum Education & Experience:
Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by the closing date.

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2015 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called "Other Document". If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by the closing date.

Applicants applying under the "Equivalent provision" must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called "Equivalency Statement".

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree in music OR bachelor's degree in music AND master's degree in humanities OR the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Upper division and/or graduate level coursework in Physics and Astronomy.

2. Experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments and/or activities in Physics and/or Astronomy.

3. Ability to use a variety of telescopes and to locate celestial objects.

4. Ability to advise students regarding transfer options, degrees, and careers related to physics, astronomy, and STEM.

5. Ability to recruit and support under-represented groups including women and students of color to STEM majors.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.  

To apply, visit:

Physics Lab Tech.-The Petroleum Institute

Under general supervision, provides expert technical assistance to the A & S Physics Department of the PI in carrying out its laboratory and/or studio teaching program.
The Laboratory Technician reports to the Head of Physics but also works under direct supervision of the faculty members responsible for the physics laboratories and studio rooms.
Part of the mission of the Physics Department is to provide effective service courses in support of the engineering programs of the PI. These programs prepare graduates for successful professional careers in ADNOC and its companies and other sponsors. To this end the Physics Department maintains physics labs featuring cutting-edge laboratory teaching equipment. The experimental programs complement the theory lessons taught in physics courses. The Laboratory Technician plays an important role in support of the laboratory and/or studio teaching program.
Position Description:
The successfully candidate will be expected to:
Teach assigned physics laboratory sections under supervision of physics faculty and lab engineer(s)
Prepare demonstration experiments, set up the necessary equipment and either carry out the experiments or assist instructors to do so
Receive and install teaching equipment
Assist in the design and planning of laboratory experiments or exercises and ensure adherence to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) procedures and policies. Duties may include writing laboratory materials
Provide technical support for experimental equipment, including troubleshooting and solving problems, coordinate with other PI Service Departments and initiate requests for major repairs, if necessary
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
BSc in physics (or equivalent technical area)
Three years prior experience in a similar position at a tertiary institution
In order to provide the high level of technical support for the physics laboratory program, the Laboratory Technician must:
Keep himself/herself informed of the latest developments in the area of laboratory teaching equipment and innovative ways of teaching laboratory courses

MCAT Physics Instructor-The Princeton Review

Essential Functions:
  • Provide instruction (live and/or online) to TPR students in accordance with The Princeton Review's curriculum and training 
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to improve students' test scores and communicate students' progress through the programs of the company 
  • Proactively identify and counsel students who are not improving and use experience and judgment to counsel students and families to assist the students in reaching their goals 
  • Maintain effective and timely communication regarding progress and opportunities with students, families, TPR administrators and tutoring managers 
  • Utilize experience and training to address and resolve requests from students and families in accordance with their concerns and TPR policy 
  • Maintain effective classroom management and create a positive learning environment by positively resolving discipline issues and preventing distractions 
  • Participate in The Princeton Review professional development workshops and staff meetings as scheduled 
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with the office while maintaining course administrative duties 
  • Maintain and communicate schedule availability and limitations to TPR office staff 
  • Exceptional Customer Focus 
  • Professional Presentation Skills 
  • Thoughtful Problem Solving 
  • Motivational 
  • Decision Maker 
  • Bachelors degree 
  • Exhaustive, content knowledge base in Physics 
  • History of excellent scores on standard tests; if you have not taken the MCAT, we will administer a qualifying MCAT exam 
  • Successful completion of TPR's Instructor Certification Program. 
  • Excellent presentation skills and oral/communication skills appropriate/relevant to test type and students 
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills 
  • Ability to exercise judgment and work independently utilizing The Princeton Review course materials 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize classroom/online student needs and job responsibilities 
  • A desire to help students learn and reach their full potential 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends is a plus 
  • Bachelors degree 
  • Exhaustive, content knowledge base in Physics 
  • History of excellent scores on standard tests; if you have not taken the MCAT, we will administer a qualifying MCAT exam 
  • Successful completion of TPR's Instructor Certification Program. 
  • Excellent presentation skills and oral/communication skills appropriate/relevant to test type and students 
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills 
  • Ability to exercise judgment and work independently utilizing The Princeton Review course materials 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize classroom/online student needs and job responsibilities 
  • A desire to help students learn and reach their full potential 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends is a plus 
The Princeton Review (TPR) has great students and staff. We offer comprehensive instructor training. We are looking for smart, innovative people to make a difference in the lives of our students. Apply today!!! We are eager to review your application!!!

We also have positions for MCAT Instructors in the below subject areas:
  • Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Verbal
Locations: Atlanta, GA | Athens, GA | Birmingham AL

Saturday, December 27, 2014


The Division of Science at Minot State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Science Education. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2015. A doctoral degree by time of appointment is preferred, but an ABD nearing completion of the doctoral degree may be considered. We seek someone with a background specializing in Science Education who is also qualified to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the science disciplines, preferably physics. The professional background should include at least three years teaching experience at the middle school or secondary (7-12) grade level and the candidate must have familiarity with science teaching methodology for candidates at the K-6 grade level. Teaching expectations include methods courses for both elementary and secondary education students, supervision of secondary-level student teachers, and involvement in a Master of Arts in Teaching: Science program; and may include undergraduate science courses in one’s specialty as deemed appropriate.
Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and active engagement in research and scholarship. Research expectations include development of an active research program that would ideally include studies involving undergraduate students as well as graduate students in our Master of Arts in Teaching: Science program. This research may be in the area of Science Education or another area in which the person has a strong background.
We seek someone who will enthusiastically participate in undergradaute and graduate education and research. Our institution is one where the faculty work closely with students both in coursework and in carrying out research. Student engagement is important at Minot State University, and in the sciences research is an important part of that engagement process.
More information about the Science Division and Minot State University can be found at
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching interests/philosophy to:
Dr. Bob Crackel, Science Education Search Committee Chair
Division of Science,
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707.
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee.
Materials may be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2015. However, applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Minot State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Instructor-SAE Institute in Atlanta

SAE Institute in Atlanta is looking for General Educators in the area of Physics.

SAE Institute was originally founded as the School of Audio Engineering in October 1976. Since then, SAE Institute has vastly expanded its curriculum and global network, now offering a diverse array of creative media instruction at more than 50 campuses around the world, to industry and academic acclaim.

SAE Institute first came to the U.S. in 1999, with the opening of a campus in Midtown New York City. Soon after, campuses were opened in five other U.S. locations. Today, our nine U.S. campuses continue to uphold the proud tradition of SAE Institute, furthering our mission to provide relevant theory and practice in arts and sciences within the Creative Media Industry for talented, creative young minds who are seeking to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for their craft.

  • Teach agreed upon course load as provided by Director of Education
  • Maintain strict punctuality and professionalism for all classes and assignments
  • Ensure operational procedures are standardized to achieve both successful classroom teaching, engagement, and utilization of Canvas.
  • Remain in compliance with accreditation, state, and federal regulations

Physics - Requires a Master's degree in Physics, Science or related program and at least 18 credit hours in the subject.

General Education instructors work approximately 4 to10 hours per week dependent upon preparation time and grading.

Please email resumes to:

TT at Univ of Wisconsin - Stout

The physics department seeks an individual to fill a tenure-track faculty position in physics. Expertise with condensed matter would be a strength. 

Anticipated start date: August 24, 2015 

  • Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field at start of appointment
Preferred candidates will demonstrate:
  • A passion for teaching with evidence of teaching potential (particularly introductory and core undergraduate physics classes and labs)
  • Evidence of student-centered teaching (could include innovative and introspective teaching, active learning techniques, innovative or adaptive use of instructional technology)
  • Evidence of research or scholarly activities in physics or related field
  • Willingness to seek funding for a research program
  • Evidence of dissemination of scholarly work
  • Evidence of research appropriate for UW-Stout
  • Willingness to work with undergraduates in research
  • Willingness to provide service to university and/or community
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
Will include:
  • Teaching introductory and core undergraduate physics courses (including labs)
  • Committing to reflective teaching and striving for continuous improvement
  • Student-centered teaching (could include innovative and introspective teaching, active learning techniques, innovative or adaptive use of instructional technology)
  • Conducting research appropriate for UW-Stout
  • Working with undergraduates in research
  • Submitting proposals for funding from external funding agencies
  • Submitting articles to peer-reviewed research journals
  • Submitting funding proposals for research and/or dissemination
  • Disseminating scholarly work in appropriate venues, such as submission to peer-review venues
  • Advising students
  • Serving on department/college/university committees or other service
  • Supporting programs on campus such as Engineering, Environmental Science, Material Science, or Nanoscience
Additional opportunities:
  • Teaching other relevant courses
  • Developing lab activities or classroom demonstrations
  • Collaborating with other faculty
  • Service to local community
  • Service to professional community
  • Educational outreach
  • Professional development
  • Developing partnerships with industry or community partners
  • Contributing to the growth and maintenance of the Physics, Materials, or other minors
The Physics Department at UW-Stout provides service to majors and programs primarily in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Physics Department transforms students into problem solvers, critical thinkers and good communicators, who display an awareness of and ability to affect their physical environment. Physics Department research currently includes physics education, atomic and nuclear physics, materials physics, nanoscience, geoscience and neuroscience. We seek to involve students in collaborative research projects. 

Topics taught in the physics department currently include: Introductory Physics, Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology, Soil Mechanics, Nanoscience, Material Science, Statics, Strengths of Materials, Neurophysics, and selected upper division courses. Opportunities exist to develop other courses. 

A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. 

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check. 

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

Unless confidentiality is requested, names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: 

Completed applications must be submitted by January 31, 2015. 

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them. 

Please be sure you have included the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy limited to one page
  • Statement of research philosophy and plans limited to one page
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three current references
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. 

Additional benefits information available via: 

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by visiting the site below: 

If you have application questions call or e-mail: 
Dr. Matthew Kuchta, Search Committee Chair 
Phone: 715.232.4072 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

FT at Cerritos College, CA

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. 

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full-time Physics Instructor ( 

A description of faculty duties and responsibilities may be found in Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 4005 at ies/Chapter%204/AP_4005.pdf. Candidates are advised to review these duties. 

Interested applicants, please visit our Employment Opportunities website at

Astro VAP at Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College, a selective liberal arts college just outside Philadelphia, is seeking an astronomer interested in teaching small classes of enthusiastic students as a visiting assistant professor, beginning in fall 2015. The position is for two years, with the second year contingent on good job performance. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Swarthmore has seven physicists, two astronomers, and roughly 15 students per class year in the physics or astrophysics majors. The college and the department value committed, excellent teaching. The teaching load is two classes and one lab, or two labs and one class, per semester, mostly in introductory and upper-level astronomy. Members of the department are active researchers and involve students in their research.
The position of visiting assistant professor is accorded similar status and salary to that of tenure-track junior faculty at Swarthmore, with travel and research funding, and excellent benefits. Swarthmore College has a strong commitment to promoting the benefits of diversity and social justice within the campus and global community. Our department is no exception. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Information about the department, including the astronomy curriculum and research areas of current faculty, is available at
Candidates should submit a statement describing their teaching experience and how they envision contributing to the departments astronomy curriculum, and a separate statement describing their research (in terms non-experts can understand), including plans for involving Swarthmore undergraduates in their research. Candidates should also submit a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Application materials should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.