Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FT at Wharton County JC, TX
Job Title: Instructor of Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering (Revised 04/29/14)
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/30/14 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $56,067.00 - $71,400.00 Annually
Job Type: Administrative Full Time
Location: Wharton Campus, 911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas 

General Description
(Revised 04/29/14) This faculty member must teach in one of the specified disciplines: Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering. This individual will be assigned administrative duties of the Division Chair. As Division Chair, this position will be on a twelve month contract with release time to compensate for administrative duties. **The selection committee will be looking for prior educational administrative experience. Please submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume which includes all prior educational administrative experience.**
The permanent responsibility of a faculty member is to provide the most effective instruction possible in his/her discipline. The faculty member works to insure that his/her instruction is meeting the educational needs of students.
This position requires a master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering (or other discipline) and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering from a regionally accredited institution. This position requires credentials that meet minimum requirements for teaching at the post secondary level set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and accrediting agencies for individual programs. A criminal background check is also required.  

1-year Lectureship at Gonzaga Spokane WA

The Physics department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a one-year, full-time, Lecturer-AT or Lecturer-IR position beginning on September 1, 2014. Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or A.B.D. with completion anticipated by August 1, 2014
  • Demonstrated strong committment to excellence in undergraduate teaching

Desired Qualification:
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
To apply or view full position, please visit our website at:  Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, no more than two-pages in length, and (4) a one-page statement explaining how you feel you would benefit from this position and be successful teaching at Gonzaga University.  As part of the online application process, canadidates will be asked to provide a contact information only (name and email address) for those who will provide three electronic letters of recommendation.  To learn more about the Department of Physics at Gonzaga University, please visit the department website at  Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Allan Greer, Chair, Department of Physics, Position closes on May 14, 2014, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.
Gonzaga University is Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Depends on Experience

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2-year Lectureship, SUNY Cortland

Summary of Position: The SUNY Cortland Physics Department invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position beginning in Fall 2014. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of renewal. This position carries a teaching load equivalent to 12 contact hours per semester.

Major Responsibilities: Teach the equivalent of 10 contact hours per semester in both the algebra and calculus based introductory physics laboratories. The remainder of the Lecturer's professional responsibilities will include the coordination of the lab sections as well as the set-up and maintenance of the equipment for these introductory laboratories.

Required Qualifications: Required Qualifications:- A Master's or PhD degree in physics, physics education, or closely related discipline from a regionally accredited college or university.- Previous experience teaching physics at the college or high-school level- Evidence of effectiveness in teaching- Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:- Previous experience teaching college level physics laboratories- Previous experience setting up, constructing, or maintaining introductory physics laboratory equipment

Department: Physics

Internal Number: 35_53290

2-year VAP at Univ of Maine

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine invites applications for a two-year fixed-length non-tenure track, academic-year appointment as Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2014.
Responsibilities include teaching three courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters within the full range of undergraduate physics courses.  This teaching load may include graduate courses, depending on the applicant's qualifications.  Summer salary is not included as part of this appointment, but the successful candidate is encouraged to apply for external summer funding.  Collaborative research with present University of Maine faculty is also encouraged, but not required.   A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required by date of hire.  An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, physics as well as excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and relevant teaching experience, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of at least three references.  Materials must be submitted at, via "Apply For Position".  You will need to create a profile and application.  Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Appropriate background checks are required
On January 1, 2011, UMaine became a tobacco-free campus.  Information regarding UMaine’s tobacco-free policy is online at
The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Monday, April 28, 2014

VAP at Randolph-Macon College VA

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Physics - Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Virginia seeks applications for a one-year visiting position in the Department of Physics, beginning in September 2014. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable teaching at the introductory and advanced levels, in both class and laboratory settings, and have completed a PhD or at least be ABD. Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendations to Ms. Barbara Wirth ( with "Physics Search" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 5th and will continue until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. EOE.

Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830 and located in historic Ashland, Virginia, is the nation's oldest Methodist-related college in continuous operation and has the broadest, most comprehensive liberal arts and sciences curriculum of any private college in Virginia. R-MC enrolls 1,300 students from 31 states and 17 foreign countries; it is a Phi Beta Kappa, national liberal arts college with a mission of "developing the minds and character of its students." Randolph-Macon College is located just 15 miles north of Richmond, 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., 60 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 100 miles west of Virginia Beach. For more information about the College and surrounding area, visit

Thursday, April 24, 2014

VAP at Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a one year position at the visiting assistant professor level in the Department of Physics beginning August 2014.
We are seeking candidates who are deeply committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and who desire to teach in a liberal arts environment. A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required at the time of employment. Familiarity with current trends in physics education is desirable. The successful applicant whose expertise complements the department’s strength in biophysics will be encouraged to apply for a tenure track opening in the Fall of 2015.
Centenary’s collegial atmosphere offers opportunities for collaborations in areas of research and pedagogy, and for involvement in interdepartmental programs such as the College’s 3/2 Engineering Program. For more information about the Department of Physics, visit our website at
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness or teaching portfolio, statement of research interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation to or:
Physics Search Committee c/o Department of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104
Applications will be reviewed as received and review will continue until the position is filled.

FT at Bard HS Early College

Bard Early Colleges are founded on the belief that many high school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early Colleges begin preparing students for college work as early as the 9th grade and offer ongoing guidance and academic supports.

Now in its second decade, the Bard Early Colleges network includes campuses in Manhattan and Queens, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; and the Harlem Children's Zone in New York City. Since 2003, Bard Early Colleges have awarded 1,556 A.A. degrees.

Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Newark, a partnership of Bard College and the Newark Public Schools, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Physics and Computer Science beginning Fall 2014.

The successful applicant for this position must be committed to teaching classes at both the high school and college levels. In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including student advising, club advising, and committee service. Ph.D. and college teaching experience required; high school teaching experience and/or experience working with youth desirable. Work authorization in the United States required for all BHSEC Newark faculty positions.

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabus, and the names and contact information for three references to with your name and "Physics/CompSci Search" in the subject line.

Review of applications to begin immediately.

T in Science/Math Education at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge LA

Southern University and A&M College is a historically black college located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Baton Rouge campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the City of Baton Rouge.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of two graduate courses per semester, direct and serve on dissertation committees, establish a research program, solicit funding, publish in referred journals, make presentations at conferences, serve on departmental and institutional committees, recruit students, and otherwise contribute to the success of the program.
The successful candidate must have (1) an earned Ph.D. in a science or mathematics discipline or in education, (2) a master's degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, mathematics, or computer science, and (3) a strong research and publication record in science or mathematics education. Preference will be given to candidates with successful grant expression, familiarity with educational technology and distance education, and experience in teaching graduate-level courses and directing doctoral research. Someone with a strong background in statistics is highly desired.
To apply please submit the attached employment application, a letter of application, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three (3) references to:
SMED Search Committee
P.O. Box 9256
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA 70813-9256

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.
Southern University and A&M College is an equal opportunity employer.

VAP at Coastal Carolina

The College of Sciences at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2014. The position is a nine month appointment with full benefits.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy with a strong physics background or engineering with a strong background in physics. The position will require the successful candidate to teach various lower-level physics courses for both science and non-science majors. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 9,400 students from 45 states and 56 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, electronically at One reference must be able to address the applicant's teaching ability. In addition, submit a statement of teaching philosophy that also describes specifics of what a typical class session would look like to an outside observer. Screening of applications will begin May 15, 2014. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Chris Moore by email to

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

Physics Instructional Professional, Arizona State

Instructional Professional (Physics)
Arizona State University
School of Letters and Sciences
Job Id# 10713
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Science and Mathematics faculty in the School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University are seeking a highly motivated, energetic and passionate individual to fill a Physics Instructional Professional position. The Instructional Professional will be a part of a team that includes Physics faculty and other instructional staff dedicated to quality instruction. Instructional Professionals are responsible for the design of curriculum and instructional programs, modification of lab exercises and delivery of instruction. Instructional Professionals are responsible for set-up and take down of labs and grading of student assignments. Teaching load is typically 4 to 5 labs per semester or an equivalent combination of recitation and lab sections.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MS degree in Physics or closely related field at time of appointment. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education is also required.
DESIRED: Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field. Experience teaching at the college level with evidence of design and/or implementation of lab exercises are desired. Experience in lab preparation and take down is also desired.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00pm, May 23, 2014; if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until search is closed.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must send a letter highlighting important qualifications and basis of interest in the position, a CV or resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and contact information of three references to: Search Committee (Instructional Professional - Physics AV#10713) as one complete electronic file to We do not accept incomplete applications.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Background check required prior to employment. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU SLS will not be a sponsor for this position.
Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

VAP at Rhode Island College

Assistant Professor, Physics
Anticipated Vacancy
One-year limited term position
Fall 2014

The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Physics. This is a one-year limited term position. The position is pending budgetary approval; final appointment is subject to available funding.

We are looking for a candidate capable of teaching both introductory and upper level physics courses.

The Physical Sciences Department consists of 5 physicists, 8 chemists, 2 earth scientists and 1 science educator and offers undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and physics. In the physics and physical sciences programs we teach a wide range of students, including traditional physics majors, physics majors with an interest in secondary education and students interested in middle school science and elementary education. We also provide service courses for biology, mathematics, radiation technology majors and the general education population. We have a strong commitment to engaging undergraduates in research with the majority of our students participating in some research while they are at the College.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Physics; demonstrated teaching experience.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

IMPORTANT: For full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at

Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

FT at Concordia Univ TX

Assistant Professor of Physics

Position Summary

The College of Science, Concordia University Texas, invites applications for a full time teaching position as Assistant Professor of Physics. Teaching responsibilities include: entry level algebra based Physics, Conceptual Physics and Astronomy. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education within the context of a Christian university.

Courses to be taught by this position include: PHY 1401 General Physics I, PHY 1402 General Physics II, and AST 1401 Astronomy. This position supports students majoring in Biology, Environmental Science, and students entering teaching fields in science at the secondary level. The College of Science has experienced rapid growth due in part to new programs in Nursing and Environmental Science. The presence of the Concordia University Preserve supports the Concordia Center for Environmental Research and Education, a multidisciplinary research program that unites disciplines throughout Concordia University Texas and provides opportunities for undergraduate research.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is a regular full-time instructional faculty position that will be initially hired into an Initial Level term contract (normally starting with a 2 year term) that is eligible for consideration for our modified tenure level appointment and will be made at the Assistant Professor rank, and is eligible for advancement in rank. This appointment prefers a completed terminal degree, but ABD and Master's Degree with experience will be considered. This instructional faculty position has an expected annual teaching load of 24 load hours, which must span at least two academic terms. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to teaching and student learning. Courses will be assigned in collaboration with the Chair and Dean in line with credentials, but will include introductory Physics and Astronomy courses. The ability to teach with excellence is required. Concordia expects a high level of quality interaction between students and faculty as part of its definition of teaching excellence. In support of this end, the average class size is kept around 17 students, with the normal size range being 9 - 45. The successful candidate will communicate regularly with other instructors; serve on university committees; attend Division, College, and Faculty meetings; and participate in commencement ceremonies and other official events of the Institution. Faculty members are expected to enrich their teaching strategies year-round and be available for development and administrative projects during the summer.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. preferred. ABD and Master's Degree with experience considered
  • Successful teaching is expected; college level experience will be given preference.
  • Shows a strong interest in Concordia's commitment to "Develop Christian Leaders."
  • Applicants must be Christian, have a strong commitment to the liberal arts education in the Christian tradition, and be a member of a recognized Christian church; membership in a Lutheran Church is preferred.
How to Apply

Send Concordia Faculty Application, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a philosophy of teaching statement, transcripts (copies acceptable for application), and contact information for at least three professional references to All applications are initially processed through the Human Resources Department.

Closing Date

Review of applications will begin immediately and acceptance of new candidate packets will close on May 15, 2014 or when the position is filled.

Salary and Benefits

Salary depends upon rank, credentials and experience. Benefits include full medical and dental for the employee, with the option to pay for family members and the option to choose the level of coverage. Employees are enrolled in a pension program paid for by the University and have the option of contributing to a 403B retirement savings plan with a match of 50% of the first 2% of the salary contribution. Other benefits include disability and life insurance policies. The employee and eligible dependents are eligible to attend the University with a full tuition waiver after a minimum employment period of 6 months.

All employees of Concordia University Texas are supportive of the ministry of the institution, its mission to develop Christian leaders, and its spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FT at Aims CC, Greeley CO

Responsibilities: Maintain compliance with the provisions of the Aims Community College full-time faculty position description including:
  1. Teaching - Provide effective and high quality instruction in all levels of physics course offerings from calculus-based physics to physical science. Competent advising to students seeking pre-professional preparation in science/mathematics related fields. Continually refine and modernize curriculum so that it remains educationally sound and meets the high standards of Aims Community College; develop curriculum as assigned. 
  2. Participate in and support assessment of student learning in assigned areas of instruction. 
  3. Professional Development--maintain currency in the faculty member's field of expertise. Adopt new teaching methodology as appropriate. 
  4. Online instruction as needed. 
  5. College Service--provide meaningful participation on college committees or organizations, and to participate in community service opportunities as assigned. Must be able to teach on any campus/outreach site at any scheduled time as assigned. Requires posting and maintaining teaching and office hour schedules, and participation in the integration of liberal arts and career/technical (occupational) education as assigned. Must implement institutional, divisional, department or personal goals as assigned and initiate and maintain professional relationships with external agencies, business and other educational institutions as assigned. Will help recommend, orient, and mentor part-time faculty in physics and astronomy as assigned. Use computer technology in lecture and laboratory instruction to enhance student learning. Will collaborate with lab coordinators to organize and maintain Physics laboratory materials and equipment. Must possess the ability and willingness to work as a team member as exhibited by a genuine spirit of cooperation and flexibility, and to establish and maintain positive yet professional interpersonal relationships with students, faculty, staff and administrators. A commitment to the philosophy that each individual should be allowed an opportunity to succeed regardless of past experience is required, as well as a willingness to embrace and apply the provisions of Aims Community College's Mission Statement, Purposes, Philosophy and commitment to Affirmative Action. Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Academic Dean. 
Essential Qualification:
  1. Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in physics or related discipline(must have minimum 18 graduate semester hours in Physics). 
  2. Previous experience in teaching and organizing physics laboratories. 
  3. Computer literacy and the ability to use computer technology in classroom/lab instruction. 
  4. A willingness to take classes in teaching methods, curriculum development, computer applications or other coursework deemed necessary by the department chair or Academic Dean. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Previous physics teaching experience especially at the community college. 
  2. Previous teaching experience in astronomy, mathematics, and/or chemistry. 
  3. PhD in Physics from a regionally accredited college. 
  4. Knowledge of physics trends and research. 
  5. Experience teaching online. 
Salary/Benefits Minimum starting base salary is $35,000. Salaries may be adjusted higher depending upon the selected candidates education and experience. The annual faculty contract is a nine-month contract (166 days: 83 days/semester) paid out over 12 months.

Benefits currently include extensive employer-supported premium contribution (excess of 85%) for health, dental, and vision insurance. Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums. Generous sick and personal leave accrual. PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits). Voluntary supplemental retirement programs and tuition reimbursement available.

Position Closes: Open until filled.

Screening/Selection: Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials, which must include a letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements, completed Aims Application (application can be found at, resume, applicable credentials, and copy of transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if hired. All application materials become the property of Aims Community College. All application materials must be submitted by the review date posted to be given initial consideration. Screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

Notice: Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability. The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

Contact: Aims Community College,
Human Resources Department 5401 W. 20th Street,
Greeley, CO 80634 Phone: 970.330.8008 ext. 6670 EOE/AA

Monday, April 21, 2014

VAP at Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana seeks a physicist committed to excellent undergraduate instruction for a one year Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics position to begin Fall 2014. The position is for a sabbatical replacement and the successful candidate will be able to teach introductory astronomy and general physics. A Ph.D. (or ABD) in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please follow the directions on our USI Employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of the page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position, which include: (1) letter of application, including statement of teaching philosophy and research goals; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts; and (4) full contact information for three professional references. Materials should be directed to the attention of: Dr. Kent Scheller, Search Committee Chair.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Associate Scientist, Science Education, NEON- CU Boulder
 Associate Scientist (Science Educator)
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. For the next three decades NEON will collect a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. NEON will use cutting edge technology including an airborne observation platform that will capture images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, re-locatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who will observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. A leading edge cyber-infrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information. The Observatory will grow to 300+ personnel and will be the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales. Summary: Background: NEON Project BudBurst (PBB) staff and researchers from the Richardson Lab at Harvard University are collaborating on a new approach to engage citizen scientists in ecological research that will result in the large-scale categorization and/or annotation of remotely sensed phenological imagery from the PhenoCam network. Part of the proposed effort will include the development of instructional materials and technical resources to enable volunteers to participate easily. The Associate Scientist develops significant portions of a new website and supporting educational materials that will include tutorials and modules. Modules should be designed to engage diverse audiences in the categorization and/or annotation of PhenoCam images, and to support the submission of additional plant phenology images via mobile devices. Specifically, the Associate Scientist will develop appropriate web-based technologies, applications, and interfaces to support the development of modules and tutorials for use in a pilot project designed to engage citizen scientists in the classification of remotely sensed imagery. This Boulder, CO based position will work in conjunction with NEON EDU and Public Engagement staff and will work collaboratively with a post-doc at Harvard University. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Assists with organizing and attending an initial planning meeting in order to develop a detailed work plan based on proposed project goals, objectives, outcomes, and timelines. • Contributes significantly to the design and development of a website interface to support educational and scientific aspects of the project that will include user registration, background science content, protocols, and that will incorporate various aspects of social media as appropriate. • Contributes to design and development of web-based interface for image classification. • Designs and develops instructional materials including online tutorials, modules, and incentives. • Facilitates initial image classification trial with diverse user groups. • Develops and implements recruitment plan that targets different user needs including secondary educators and their students, informal educators, amateur naturalists, and hobbyists. • Revises project web-based materials and interfaces, incorporating initial user feedback. • Contributes to development of virtual PhenoCam network trial. • Incorporates instructional resources into existing NEON Citizen Science Academy online courses, as appropriate. • Creates and submits final report with recommendations for future related effort. • Collaborate with Harvard post doc, and internal departments. • Follow and participate in the development of NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
 • Ph.D. in Science Education, Instructional Design, or Computer Science with a strong UX focus • Recent PhD graduates may apply.
 • Ability to organize and manage project plan and deliverables.
• Ability to balance self-directed work while being an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to communicate effectively while working in a team environment.
 • Effective problem solving and analytical skills and ability to be detail oriented.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Demonstrated ability to design and develop web-based applications.
• Demonstrated ability to write and edit scientific information for a general audience.
 • Ability to work very effectively with diverse teams internally and externally.
• Effective problem-solving skills and ability to effectively apply experience, judgment, and creativity to both short- and long-term challenges.
• Ability to assist in the management of a project, overcome obstacles, and meet deliverable deadlines.

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
• Knowledge and understanding of ecology, environmental science, or other related field of science.
• Knowledge of best practices in online citizen science programs including relevant technology for data analysis and visualization.
• Basic knowledge of how to use Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop and/or other design software.
• Ability to use JavaScript libraries (e.g., jQuery,D3) to create web-based interactives and visualizations.
• Ability to use current generation social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr) to engage potential participants in project activities.
• Familiarity with multi-media presentation of scientific concepts (e.g. using Adobe Captivate to present information).

 Term: This is a two year term position. Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

VAP at Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one Visiting Assistant Professor appointment for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a temporary, non-tenure track position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, as well as demonstrated skills in teaching physics at the university level and effective oral communication skills with undergraduate students.
Interested parties should apply online at The application package should include a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current curriculum vitae. In addition, each applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent to or Ginger Dykes, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


Additional Salary Information: Salary published is for a nine-month faculty appointment
Internal Number: 11757629-040914

VAP at Stetson Univ FL

Stetson University seeks applications for up to two Visiting Assistant Professor nine-month appointments in the Department of Physics, starting August 15, 2014.  We invite applicants who wish to gain experience teaching in a high quality program that values a close collaborative relationship with students, under the mentorship of experienced senior faculty.  Candidates with an interest in further developing our pre-engineering program are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or a closely related field) or expect to complete a Ph.D. before August 2014.  Teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistantship duties in graduate school will be considered advantageous, but is not absolutely required.  Candidates can expect to teach an introductory level course, multiple introductory lab sections, and an upper level course in physics each semester.  Interested candidates may also have the opportunity to supervise senior research projects.  For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website: and

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and qualifications, 2) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover by the recommenders via e-mail or mail, at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability.  Applicants are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.  Stetson University encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in physics.

We prefer that application materials be submitted electronically to Dr. Kevin Riggs, chair of the search committee at  If necessary they can also be mailed to the following address:

Dr. Kevin Riggs
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Physics
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8267
DeLand, FL 32723

VAP at Hope College MI

The Physics Department at Hope College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position to fill a one year appointment (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) starting August 2014. We seek candidates with a desire to teach a range of undergraduate physics topics and contribute to the mission of the college. The teaching responsibilities will include introductory and intermediate level courses, including laboratory. A Ph.D. in physics, with any area of specialty, is strongly preferred (ABD candidates may also be considered). To apply, fill out an online application at As part of your application, please upload a letter of application, a teaching statement, and a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to Additional information may be requested from candidates after initial review. For further information, email, call (616)395-7520, or fax (616)395-7123. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hope College is a Christian, coeducational, residential liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America with over 3,000 students. Over 150 students are actively engaged in research in the sciences every summer and many of these continue to do research with faculty mentors during the semester. Additional information about Hope College can be found at For more information about the Physics Department, see

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FT at Central VA CC

Physics Teaching Faculty
Position #F0013

DATE AVAILABLE:              August 16, 2014

RANK and SALARY:     Associate Instructor, one year teaching position that may be renewed at the discretion of the college.  Level, which is used to determine salary, is dependent upon academic qualifications and experience.  Level 1 is comparable to Instructor or Assistant Professor and Level 2 is comparable to Associate or Professor.

DUTIES:                                 Teach 33-39 credit hours (day, evening, and/or weekends) per year and maintain 12-19 hours of office time per week. Some assignments may be at an off-campus center and/or include dually-enrolled students. Perform other duties such as committee assignments related to student support and student success.  

QUALIFICATIONS:               Minimum of a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Physics. Ph.D. in Physics highly desirable. Interest and experience in computer-assisted instruction and distance education highly desirable. Must be able to teach both college and university physics. Must have an ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student population. Proficiency and willingness to adapt new and emerging pedagogies in distance and online learning, and hybrid instruction is desirable. Prior college teaching experience highly desirable.
TO APPLY:                            Complete the Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment on at (required).  Only on-line applications will be considered. Applications must be completed and submitted by 5 pm, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed online application

Selected candidate subject to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

5-year Physics Senior Preceptor, Harvard

The Department of Physics at Harvard University invites applications for the position of Senior Preceptor in Physics for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2014. The responsibilities of this senior non-ladder position includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, training and mentoring new and veteran preceptors as well as graduate student teachers, and advising undergraduate students. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the senior preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential undergraduate Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications to physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.
Successful candidates for this position will have to demonstrate excellent judgment, effective leadership, and strong team-building skills. The senior preceptor will focus on curricular issues and the development of high quality pedagogical materials, both for students and for instructors. Flexibility and the ability to work well as part of a team are required for both individuals.
Candidates ought to have at least 2 years of experience in teaching Physics at the College level, demonstrated leadership abilities, pedagogical expertise (including curriculum design), and experience supervising a team of teachers. Appointment to additional five-year terms will be possible, subject to successful performance-based reviews and curricular need.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Additional Requirements: 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree and teaching experience in physics, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Internal Number: 5493

0.8 FT Lectureship at Ohio Univ

To apply, please complete and submit the on-line quick application and attach required documents including a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including teaching effectiveness, transcript copies of all degrees completed (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application), and a list of at least three references (with addresses, telephone and email).

The position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, please apply by May 27, 2014

Job Description:

OHIO UNIVERSITY Eastern is seeking candidates for a position of Lecturer of Physics.

This non-tenure .80 FTE track position is renewable and begins on August 15, 2014.
Applicants must have a master's degree in Physics or closely related area with evidence of successful college/university teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching physics related classes in support of demand in general education and majors that require physics.

The successful applicant will also assist in maintaining lab facilities at the Eastern campus. The position requires 24 credit hours of teaching (or equivalent duties) per academic year.

The Eastern Campus is one of five regional campuses of Ohio University offering twelve bachelor's degrees, and the first year of general studies in many majors. The campus is non-residential with approximately 1100 students and 22 resident faculty. The campus is located 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and 120 miles east of Columbus. For additional information go to

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Physics or closely related area.
Evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lab Assistant Director, American

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for Assistant Director of Physics Laboratories, pending budgetary approval, a faculty position at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development and supervisions for undergraduate laboratory courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have interest and experience in experimental physics and undergraduate research. Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses. Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to  Address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on May 9, but will continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

1-year Lectureship at American

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a one-year term teaching position, pending budgetary approval, at the rank Professorial Lecturer beginning fall 2014. Qualified candidates will have a doctorate in physics or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, including courses in the General Education program, such as Astronomy. The successful candidate will be prepared to advise and teach students and mentor undergraduate research. Applicants should submit: (1) letter of application addressing teaching and research experiences and interests, (2) CV, and (3) a teaching statement that describes the different strategies required for introductory and upper-level courses.  Additionally, they must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee. Electronic submission of application is strongly encouraged and should be sent as a single PDF file to  Address: Physics Search Committee, Department of Physics, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20016-8058. Review of applications will begin on May 9, but will continue until the position is filled. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to app

1-year lecturership at Whitworth Univ WA

Application review begins May 19, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Physics at Whitworth University is seeking qualified applicants for a lecturer position for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The lecturer position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of renewal.  There are no research, advising, or governance expectations for this position.
The Department
The purpose of the Department of Physics is to provide our students with an academically rigorous education in physics and its application.  This takes place in a context of committed Christian faith, intellectual challenge, and holistic mentoring.  We seek to prepare students for careers in which they will explore the laws of the natural world that God has made, share the details of that creation with others, and apply technology to serve the needs of the world.  The department currently has four tenured or tenure-track faculty and 1.5 lecturers.  We graduate 15-20 students each year.  The majority of our students earn a B.S. in Engineering Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or an engineering degree through our 3-2 partnership program.
Lecturer Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching calculus-based introductory physics during the fall and spring semesters.  The anticipated load consists of one or two lecture sections and three laboratory sections each semester.  The lecturer will also have responsibility for coordinating lab setup with the help of undergraduate teaching assistants.  During the intensive January term, the lecturer will teach a course satisfying the natural science general education requirement for non-science majors.  Preference will be given to candidates who are also qualified to teach sophomore-level analog electronics laboratory or engineering statics.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
  • A minimum of an earned master’s in physics, engineering, or a related field.
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by July 1, 2014 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
  • Background check required.
Application Process
Please submit the following application documents:
  1. A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the required qualifications of the position
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three or more professional references
  4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts, may be unofficial.
  5. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith.  For expanded guidelines, please see
Application documents should be submitted via email attachment to If this is not convenient, documents may be mailed directly to the address shown below:
Human Resource Services, Auld House
Attn: Chair, Lecturer Position
Whitworth University
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

FT at North Iowa Area CC

TJ Hirv
Human Resources
North Iowa Area Community College
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401

 POSITION TITLE Physics Instructor (full-time; 9-month contract)
Arts & Sciences Division

JOB SUMMARY Provide instruction in Physics and Career Physics.

RESPONSIBILITIES Conduct effective instruction in all assigned areas. Maintain current course syllabi and outlines. Participate in assessment and the periodic review and evaluation of instructional programs. Prepare and submit all required reports related to the instructional task. Assist in the budgeting process and scheduling of classes as requested by the Division Chair. Participate in meetings and committees as designated to promote the development of the total College. Work with other faculty/staff and administration as assigned to promote the total College and assist in recruitment activities. Maintain equipment and instruments. Assume responsibility for safety and security of assigned classrooms and laboratories. Be accessible to students including posted office hours. Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications
Master's degree with a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate level courses in physics.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous collegiate teaching experience with community college experience preferred. Preferred MS degree or Ph.D. in physics with well-developed teaching skills and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.

SALARY/BENEFITS Salary based on education and experience. Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS) or TIAA-CREF.


  • cover letter 
  • NIACC application form & Comments Sheet 
  • resume with references 
  • transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable) 
Interviewees will provide a 20- minute physics-related micro-teaching demonstration. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

1-Year Lecturership at Middle TN State
College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Full-time, One year temporary (non-tenure track) faculty positions (156160), possible renewable for a total of 3 years. Lecturer. 
  • Positions Start August 1, 2014. 
  • Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching. 
  • Able to teach introductory physics and astronomy laboratories, and introductory physical science lectures and laboratories. 
Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree required in physics or astronomy by appointment date.

Preferred qualifications: Strong background in teaching preferred.

Special instructions to applicants:
Applicants should include a statement of teaching philosophy, and upload as "Other Document."

If you have position related questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at or 615-898-2130.

Additional information: Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview.
Proof of U.S. citizenship OR eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.
MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TT/T at St. Louis College of Pharmacy *PER*

St. Louis College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor level to teach Physics starting Fall 2014.  Ph.D. is required.  The successful candidate will work closely with faculty at the College in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of physics courses associated with two new B.S. programs in Health Sciences and in Health Humanities in preparation for the Pharm.D. curriculum. Candidates with experience in active learning methods and interest in physics education research, particularly in the area of Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS), are encouraged to apply.  This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of at least three professional references to the Search Committee (Dr. Margaret Weck, Chair) through the College’s online application system at  Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Texas Lutheran

The Physics Department at Texas Lutheran University (TLU) invites applications for a visiting faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach for the 2014-2015 academic year beginning August 2014. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in theoretical and experimental physics and pre-engineering, at both introductory and advanced levels.

Successful applicants will have:
  • PhD in physics, applied physics, engineering, or other applied physics sub-discipline (master's degree considered but appointment without PhD will be at Lecturer level)
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level in classroom and laboratory settings
  • Interest in mentoring students in undergraduate research and research training
  • Commitment to attracting and developing students from traditionally under-represented groups
  • Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally recognized university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional students in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition.
The TLU Department of Physics offers a B.S. and a B.A. in physics, along with a B.A. in applied science, part of a 3/2 engineering program. The majority of the department's graduates pursue post-graduate education in applied physics or engineering. The department has over 50 physics and pre-engineering students and has grown by an order of magnitude in the last decade. Information about the department and its curriculum is available at Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and university value and practice academic freedom and prepare women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, consult our website at

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement detailing how your research interests will engage undergraduate students, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper submissions will be accepted. Please send your submissions to

Dr. Debbie Cottrell
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155
Phone: (830)372-6030 Email:
Review of applications will begin in immediately and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). As part of a serious commitment to diversity in its faculty, Texas Lutheran University encourages applications from women and minorities.

Monday, April 14, 2014

VAP at St. Lawrence U, NY

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a visiting position (potentially renewable for a second year) at the assistant professor level to begin August 2014.  We have a strong preference for a person with a Ph.D. in an area of experimental physics (ABD candidates may be considered).  A background in environmental or energy physics is preferred but not essential.  The successful candidate will teach introductory college physics, a course in mathematical methods of physics and other courses in the physics curriculum as appropriate, including introductory labs.  Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.  In return, we are committed to helping our junior faculty members develop effective teaching skills.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Catherine Jahncke, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.  In addition we request a statement of teaching philosophy and a description of research interests.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Friday, April 11, 2014

FT at Ellsworth CC, Iowa Valley CC District

JOB SUMMARY: Establishes a healthy classroom environment that is conducive to the advancement of student education. Maintains accurate students' records. Assesses students' progress and development. Promotes cultural understandings and assists in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere on campus. Assists with recruitment and retention. Maintains a professional rapport with students and colleagues.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Must meet minimum experience and education requirements specified by Iowa Valley Community College District. Approval to teach in the assigned area as defined by Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Masters degree, and 12 graduate credits in academic discipline for those teaching arts and sciences courses. For persons in vocational-technical education fields without teacher education/experience and degrees, the occupational requirement is 6000 or more hours of recent, practical work experience. Must have the necessary prior experience to demonstrate expertise in the field to be taught and/or prior teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level.
ABILITIES: Must have good human relations and communications skills.

FT at Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in physics. The position is for a sabbatical leave replacement for the 2014-2015 academic year. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory physics courses. Ability to teach senior-level physics courses desirable. Applicants must have a master's degree or higher in physics or a related field; relevant teaching experience; and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year and graduate college of Penn State University with approximately 4,350 students. The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and general science.

Erie Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area.

The review of applications will begin May 1, 2014. To apply for this position, please visit and complete the online application process. You will need to submit a cover letter, resume/CV and one additional document that should include the following three items: a brief teaching statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FT in Science Education, Univ of North Georgia
Teach undergraduate and graduate science and education courses. Work collaboratively within the science education workgroup, in cross-disciplinary groups, and with a new science center within the College of Education. Commit to collaborative curriculum revision to align College of Education curricula with demands and realities in research and changing demographics, particularly as related to increases in the number of K-12 science teachers in the UNG service area. Teaching in a professional development community (PDC) site could constitute a significant portion of the teaching day. This position is pending funding.
An earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field is required. A minimum of three years of teaching in K-12 schools is required. A record of successful educational and community involvement activities is preferred.

VAP at Viterbo Univ, La Crosse WI

The Department of Mathematics & Physics at Viterbo University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting August 15, 2014 in the general area of physics. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, biophysics, chemical physics or related area; ABD would be considered. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in physics for science and mathematics majors. Applicants with previous experience or interest in active learning techniques and/or interdisciplinary pedagogy are preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter, application form (, curriculum vitae, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation by May 9, 2014 to: Kyle Backstrand, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601;; 608-796-3474, fax: 608-796-3050. Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

T, Science Ed, Univ of Copenhagen DK

At the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, a position at the associate professor level is open for appointment. The position involves research, development work and teaching in the area of higher education with a special focus on university science, where “science” refers to the disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

The position involves research, development work and teaching in the area of higher education with a special focus on university science, where “science” refers to the disciplines represented at the Faculty of Science.

The successful candidate should have made original and practice-related contributions to international research in this area. The Department hosts a variety of research specialties and we welcome applicants who could strengthen existing areas and applicants who could build up new ones.

The position is open from August 1st 2014.

Please find the full job advertisement at Only electronic applications are accepted. Deadline for application is May 6th 2014.

Monday, April 7, 2014

2 FT (TT?) at Middle Georgia State College

Middle Georgia State College invites applications for two positions of assistant professor for the School of Science and Mathematics in the Department of Natural Sciences. This position involves teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities may include day and/or evening lower level classes in astronomy, physics, and physical science courses. Travel between campuses (Dublin, Cochran, Warner Robins and Macon, Georgia) may be required.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates with an earned Doctorate in Physics or related area are preferred. Previous teaching experience is desired. Candidates selected for employment will be subject to a background check.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.
To Apply: submit all in one PDF file: letter of application, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, names and contact information of four references, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts by e-mail or fax:  or fax- 478 471-5383.
For more information, please contact Malav Shah chair of search committee at

FT, Earth& Space Science Education Center Coordinator, Tyler JC, TX

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position Will Remain Open Until Filled
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on-line at or send letter of interest, resume, application and copies of official transcripts to: Executive Director, Human Resources. P.O. Box 9020; Tyler, Texas 75711
JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time professional position responsible to the professor, physics/director, Center for Earth and Space Science Education for the following:
1. Assisting the director in daily operations of the CESSE.
2. Creating educational programming utilizing the CESSE’s state of the art 40ft domed theater and Digistar 5 fulldome system.
3. Developing grant proposals.
4. Working closely with school curriculum coordinators.
5. Acquiring of data for assessment and research.
6. Supervising of support staff.
7. Performing other duties as assigned by professor, physics/director.
8. Managing all aspects of kiosk/gift cart sales, inventory and tracking.
9. Keeping all media, materials, and hardware up to date and backed up.
10. Assisting in promoting the CESSE through social media and events.
11. Aiding the selection and creation of exhibits and shows.
12. Performing other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree required in science, science education, or related filed; master’s preferred.
2. Experience working in a digital planetarium required.
3. Sufficient knowledge of astronomy to create educational programming required.
4. Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
5. Ability to work with diverse groups of students and teachers.
6. Ability to work with children.
7. Ability to lift up to 70 lbs required.
8. Experience with grant writing preferred.
9. Experience producing full-dome content preferred.
10. Experience working with animation and modeling software preferred.
11. Experience with audio and video production tools preferred.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience
This is a security sensitive position, and a background check and drug screening will be completed prior to employment.
OTHER BENEFITS: Exceptional employee benefit plan. Participation in the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FT in Natural Science, Landmark College, VT

[Deadline: April 14]

Landmark College, located in beautiful southeastern Vermont, offers 2- and 4- year programs and is the nations premier institution of higher educations for students who learn differently.  We seek a faculty member to join our dynamic and growing Natural Science Department at the Assistant Professor rank, as we support our current and evolving STEM majors and as we prepare to construct a new STEM Center facility in 2014.  Primary responsibilities will include the teaching of lecture and laboratory courses in introductory biology, biochemistry and introductory chemistry, along with upper-level courses in the faculty members discipline of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A doctoral degree in a natural science or science educations field is preferred.  Evidence of scholarship in the field, particularly in terms of research programs that can involve undergraduate students, is expected.  An understanding of working with students who have specific learning disabilities (as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] and Autism Spectrum Disorders) in the learning environment is desirable.  Ideal candidates have experience teaching using the principles of universal design for instruction, and experience teaching at a college level.  Other characteristics we are looking for include ability to work as part of a team, a willingness to develop grant proposals, and evidence of superior communication and organization skills.  The start date for this position is fall 2014.

Landmark College offers challenging employment with competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit program.  Interested individuals must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and full contact information for three references to be considered for this position.  Application materials are to be sent to the Director of Human Resources:  Landmark College is and Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).  To find out more about the College please visit us:

Science Outreach Coordinator, UW-Whitewater

Position Title: Science Outreach Coordinator (Outreach Program Manager I)
Appointment: Full-time, 12-month
Starting Date: July 1, 2014, or sooner

Position Description: The College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a Science Outreach Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be expected to continue to develop a strong and visible science outreach program that will advance and assist science education throughout the region, engage K-12 students, and attract them to careers in science.  A detailed list of the current UW-Whitewater Science Outreach Goals & Mission Statement can be found at Teaching may comprise a small portion of the positions responsibilities.  Support in the form of a part-time administrative assistant and student workers will be provided by the college.  The candidate will be expected to acquire extramural funding to support the program.  The program serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in UW Systems commitment to diversity and educational opportunity.

Qualifications: Advanced degree in a natural or physical science (M.S. or Ph.D.) required with significant experience in K-12 education/administration or science outreach as well as teaching experience strongly preferred.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to be an enthusiastic and motivated promoter of science and science education and to serve as a liaison between the sciences at UW-Whitewater and local/regional school districts and the public at large.

University and Community: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 13 masters degree programs, and one specialist degree program.  It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.  Visit our website at

Application: Interested persons should apply electronically to:
c/o Dr. Jessica Menke
Chair, Science Outreach Coordinator Search
265 Upham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI  53190
(262) 472-1088

A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official copies of all transcripts, a brief statement summarizing previous experience in outreach, grant-getting, and program administration all as a single Word or pdf. file and three current letters of recommendation.
Applications received by April 21, 2014 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise indicated.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Names of finalists will be released.  UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.  A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

TT, Elementary Science Ed, Ole Miss

Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Math Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education

The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks to fill the positions of Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Math Education and Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education. For more information and to apply visit: Only applicants who apply online will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.