Wednesday, June 29, 2016

VAP, Montclair State, NJ


Applicants must have a strong background in physics and interest in teaching undergraduate students. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to teach the algebra or calculus-based undergraduate physics courses, lab sections, and possibly upper-level courses for physics majors. The teaching load will be 12-credit hours per semester with no more than two preparations. The department also offers opportunities to collaborate on research-related activities.


A Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline is preferred, but candidates with a Master's degree and extensive teaching experience in Physics may also be considered. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and have sensitivity to a diversity of student backgrounds.

Send Letter and Resume To

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing: (i) a CV and (ii) a single statement (3 to 6 pages) discussing their professional goals, teaching philosophy, and research experience. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately. All materials should be emailed to Alternatively, the package can be mailed to:

Attn: Physics Search Committee
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montclair, NJ 07043

Postdoc at RIT

PER postdoc opening at Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT School of Physics and Astronomy announces an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research. The position is supported through a 4-year NSF-funded study "Exploring factors that shape education & workplace training on essential 21st century competencies: A translational study in four high-STEM job regions"  (DGE-1561493). The postdoc will work with Ben Zwickl (Physics), Kelly Martin (Communication) and a collaborating team at University of Wisconsin Madison led by Matt Hora. We are studying how communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and self-regulated learning competencies are developed in STEM classrooms and used in workplaces. The study spans four STEM fields (Photonics, IT, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing) in four geographic regions (Raleigh, Houston, Seattle, and Denver). This research will connect teaching with students' potential careers and inform policies that promote STEM education and workforce development. Data collection will involve surveys, interviews, and classroom observations and integrate both qualitative and quantitative education research methodologies. If you have any interest in the position please check out the full posting and contact Ben Zwickl with any questions.

For the full posting description, and to apply, go to, then search openings, then Keyword Search 2499BR.
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

Non-TT at Queens University

We are looking for a self-motivated person to work with faculty members in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queen's University on interventions to improve teaching and student learning in physics. They will also evaluate the efficacy of those mechanisms in enhancing both faculty teaching practices and student understanding. Candidates should have a PhD in physics and interest and experience in course design. Details and instructions for applying are at:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lecturer at UT-Austin

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has a Lecturer in  Physics position open for September 2016. The Lecturer will guide the development of a  physics assessment program that is to become a requirement for students entering the  university who desire to take physics, and the Lecturer will also teach an introductory  physics course. A major responsibility of the Lecturer will be to develop online learning  modules for students who fail to achieve a passing score on the assessment test; the  Lecturer will also develop further an existing assessment test. Applicants must have a  Ph.D. and experience in teaching. Training in physics education and/or physics education  research is highly recommended. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and  a statement describing interest and experience in physics education, and should arrange  for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Jack Ritchie, Chair,  Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600,  Austin, TX 78712-0264. Review of completed applications will begin 27 June 2016.  The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Monday, June 27, 2016

FT/PT Lecturers, Princeton  

Warning  Applicants for this position must apply with the department directly. See instructions for applying outlined in the job details.

Position Information
Requisition Number 1600289  
Job Title Lecturer  
Department Physics - 23800  
Position Summary The Physics Department at Princeton University is seeking applicants for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions during the academic year beginning as early as September 1, 2016. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics in conjunction with introductory physics labs are encouraged to apply. Full or part-time opportunities may be available. 
To apply for this position please log on to: There you will be asked to upload a recent CV, cover letter and contact information for three references that will be solicited to provide letters of support. 

This position is subject to the university's background check policy.  
Essential Qualifications Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline.  
Preferred Qualifications  
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Job Function Regular Faculty  
Grade FR 090  
Standard Hours  
Full-time/Part-time Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly  
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly  
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours  
Eligible for Overtime No  
Benefits Eligible Yes  
Union Code Not Applicable  
Education Required Other-see essential qualifications  
Application Deadline Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying To apply for this position please log on to:  
Documents which can be associated with this posting Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date  
End Date, if a Term Appointment  
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EEO Statement Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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FT High School Instructor, University of Florida

P. K. Yonge Instructor- High School Physics & Engineering Instructor

Faculty Full-Time

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)


18180400 - ED-HIGH SCHOOL

The ideal candidate would have high school physics teaching experience as well as training and teaching experience in Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology, Pathways to Engineering, and/or high school engineering curriculums. P.K. Yonge has a large and active FIRST Robotics Team that will need a new faculty sponsor.  P.K. Yonge Instructors are expected to leverage technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication.  As faculty members of a developmental research school, PKY teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and test innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors.  Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education.
Specific responsibilities and expectations for a High School Physics & Engineering Instructor at P.K. Yonge are as follows:
• Direct teaching of assigned students
• Monitoring learning progress of all students in the assigned grade level
• Administering and analyzing formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students
• Effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration
• Regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences)
• Active participation in teacher inquiry to support continuous program improvement
• Commitment to continuous professional learning and regular reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Commensurate with education and experience
(1) a Master's degree in science education. Candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire
(2) Florida High School Physics teaching certification
(3) excellent oral and written communication skills
(4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds
3+ years of high school science teaching experience; engineering industry experience
The anticipated starting date is August 5, 2016. This position is a 10-month appointment.
Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should complete a candidate profile at and submit:
A cover letter or letter of application
A complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references
Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

TWO VAPs, College of Charleston, SC

Internal Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics/Astronomy
Position Type Visiting
School/Area School of Sciences and Mathematics
Department Physics
Position Description
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston has two visiting assistant professor positions in physics and/or astronomy available for the academic year 2016-2017, August 16, 2016 – May 15, 2017. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and must be able to accept legal employment in the United States. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester in a combination of physics and astronomy lectures and labs. The department consists of 18 roster faculty. Enrollment in each introductory physics or astronomy lecture is typically 48 students per semester with lab sizes of up to 24 students. Applicants must submit a cover letter, vita and statement of teaching philosophy, along with names and contact information for three references that can address their teaching ability or potential to: no later than June 30, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College is a four-year liberal arts state-supported institution with over 10,000 undergraduate students and several graduate programs, located in the center of Historic Charleston. For more information on the College and the Department, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 06/07/2016
Closing Date 06/24/2016
Open Until Filled? Yes
Posting Number F2016019P
EEO Statement
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

TT, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system
Position: Full-time, tenure track Physics Faculty
Posting: May 2016 Start date: March 2017
Position Number: FY16-21
Division: Academic; Science and Mathematics Department
Union Affiliation: Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)
Application Deadline: 15 October 2016
Supervision Received: Reports to the Chair of the Science and Mathematics Department and for review of assessment results to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Supervision exercised: Supervises student personnel in areas of responsibility

General responsibilities:
 The instruction of university-level physics courses
 Teaching and advising in a four-year college setting
 Participation in the College governance system

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

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

Desirable Assets:
 Tutoring experience
 Varsity athletic coaching experience at the college level

Salary: Commensurate with experience and subject to the MSCA collective bargaining agreement plan. The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references. These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human

Resources on the MMA website Applications may be attached and sent electronically to Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen minute presentation on a relevant topic. Finalist must complete a drug screening and background check.

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

FT Lecturer, Eastern Washington University  

Posting Details
Posting Number: 2009177  
Classification Title: Lecturer  
Working Title: Lecturer - Physics (Classroom Instruction emphasis)  
Department: 26104-Physics  
Job Summary/Essential Functions The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics at Eastern Washington University invites applications to fill a non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin September 2016. The Department offers BA and BS degrees in Physics as well as a BAE degree for physics teachers. 

Responsibilities will focus on teaching physical science, introductory physics and/or general physics. This position is a full time Lecturer position, with a 45-credit workload distributed over a 3-quarter academic year, and has an emphasis on classroom instruction (some courses involve related laboratory courses). 

We seek candidates with a passion and the desire to teach lower division physics courses as a long term endeavor, and thereby contribute to the quality of our program and the success of our students. Other teaching assignments will depend on departmental needs and applicant expertise. Lecturer positions do not include research as part of their workload. 

Review of applications for the classroom instruction position will begin July 25, 2016. All materials will be held in strictest confidence. Additional information about the department can be found at 

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

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359‐2381.  
Conditions of Employment Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis, which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands. 

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  
Required Degree: Masters  
Degree required by: Start date  
Required Discipline(s) for Degree: Physics  
Minimum Qualifications: o Master's Degree in Physics - must be completed no later than the position start date (September 16, 2016) 

o Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which may be demonstrated in the following ways: 
---Experience in teaching college level physics courses and labs as the instructor of record; or 
---Other experience demonstrating potential for excellence in teaching physics will also be considered. 

Additionally, candidates must offer ability, experience and/or interest in promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.  
EWU Position Number: F99363  
Preferred Qualifications: ---Preference for teaching lower division physics courses; 

---Expertise allowing the selected candidate to teach in an area of specialization within Physics, beyond the expectation to teach core Physics courses; 

---Ph.D. in Physics preferred.  
Position Type: Faculty  
CUPA Code: 40.08  
Posting Date: 06-21-2016  
Closing Date: Open Until Further Notice
Screening to Begin 07-25-2016  
Special Instructions to Applicants: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting *before* you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process. 

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below. Please note that there is a file size limitation of 1.9 MB for each individual document attached. 

Uploaded applications must include: 

a) Cover letter which describes how you meet each of the qualifications and which explains your area of expertise, 
b) Curriculum vitae, 
c) Statement of teaching philosophy, 
d) Three letters of recommendation (these are not confidential letters, and may only be attached at the time you are completing your online application; letters will not be accepted via email or any other mode of transmission), 
e) Transcripts for both undergraduate and graduate school (scan these documents into one pdf file prior to attaching; attach to the link labeled Other Document #1) 
f) Additionally, for candidates who offer college level teaching experience, you may also attach evidence of your teaching success and effectiveness (scan documents into one pdf file prior to attaching; attach to the link labeled Other Document #2). 

You will also be requested to complete a Faculty Profile. Applications will not be accepted via email or regular mail. All materials will be held in strictest confidence. Additional information about the department can be found at 

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

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359‐2381.  
Bargaining Unit 1 or 2: UF  
FLSA: Exempt - Professional  
RCW Exemption Criteria: 10 - Academic Personnel  
% Full Time: 100%  
Anticipated Start Date: 09/16/2016  
Term of Appointment: 9 months, mid-Sept through mid-June  
Location: Cheney Campus  
Project Description (if applicable): NA  
Project Duration (minimum of 6 months) (if applicable): NA  
Salary / Wage Range: F1  
Salary Information DOE/DOQ  
Pre-Placement Physical No  
Hearing Test No  
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No  
Protective Equipment None  
Responsible HR user: Lori Livingstone  
Physical Demands n/a  
Work Schedule Type: Other  
Work Schedule: Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position's 
Optional Applicant Documents: Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Other Document #2
DD2-14 Form for Veterans Preference
Other Document #1  
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy  
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Job Duties

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

FT, Navajo Tech, NM

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Physics
DEPARTMENT: Engineering, Mathematics, and Technology
DUTY: Nine (9) Months per Academic Year
REPORTS TO: Department Chair or Dean

Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract.

This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position.


Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials.
Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success.
Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multisocial and emotional needs of the students.
Instructs students in field of study.
Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports.
Provides assistance to students regarding up-to-date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program.
Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University.
Sets up, plans and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory.
Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students.
Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities.
Provides assessments in regard to performance measures.
Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies.
Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades.
Provides feedback on work and assignments to students.
Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects.
Provides accurate and timely reports as requested.
Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes.
Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students.
May conduct research in field of study.
Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals.
May be advisor to student clubs.
Holds regular office hours to assist students.
Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships.
Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge.
Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required.
Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervises students during laboratory work.
Ph.D./Terminal/Master's Degree in Physics or a related field.
Three years teaching experience in field of study.
Professional excellence, community service and/or publication.
Valid and clean state driver's license.
Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.
The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
Knowledge of field of study.
Knowledge of techniques and practices in field.
Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Knowledge of instructional policies and procedures.
Skill in operating computers and office machines.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to students.
Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups.
Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
Ability to oversee the work of students.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively in the Navajo and English language.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits stands, walks, bends, stoops, and squats.
Uses hands for dexterity of motion, repetitive movement of both hands.
Have excellent auditory, visual acuity, and verbal communications skills.
The employee must occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
Work is typically performed within an office, classroom or laboratory.
Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common.
Evening and/or weekend work may be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.


Postal Address: W. Anthony Major, Interim HR Director
Human Resources
Navajo Technical University
P.O. Box 849
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: (505) 786-4109
Fax: (505) 786-5644
Online App. Form:

Email Address:
To reaffirm the College’s commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. It is the intent of Navajo Technical College to ensure that all applicable rules and regulations of the Navajo Preference in Employment Act is carried out and enforced as it relates to the Affirmative Action Regulations of the Navajo Nation Tribal Code.


A. The Navajo Technical College reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity as stated in its policy of 1979. The College seeks to employ qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or presence of any disability. Equal employment opportunity is considered by the Navajo Technical College to include all aspects of employment, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, promotion, pay benefits, leave transfers, ad terminations. To further equal employment opportunity, all employment decisions will be made on this principle.

The Affirmative Action Program of the College seeks to include protected groups in all categories of its work force and in its education programs. The success of these efforts will benefit employees and enhance the College as an educational and service institution.

Traditionally the best qualified applicants have been hired and promoted. However, Federal Affirmative Action guidelines/interpretations now provide to hiring from a top group of applicants. Therefore, supervisors are encouraged to hire and promote the Colleges’ goals to correct under-utilization of minorities and/or women in the College work force. The purpose is to help departments and the College meet their Affirmative Action goals.

B. Responsibility for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout the College rests with the President. The President has appointed the Director of Human Resources to administer the College Affirmative Action Program. Deans, department heads, and supervisory personnel are directly responsible for the implementation of the College policy and procedures regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action in their units and in meeting affirmative action/equal opportunity commitments.

C. It is the responsibility of the Director of Human Resources to identify problem areas by organizational departments and job groups; to establish, promote, and encourage progress in meeting affirmative action goals and timetables; to insure compliance with the college policy concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action; and to keep the President appraised.

D. The Navajo Technical College will continue to work cooperatively with appropriate federal and state agencies and community organizations which share its affirmative action and equal employment opportunity objectives.

Navajo Technical College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Inquiries concerning the above, including the application of the Title VI, Title IX, or Sec. 504, may be referred to the College, to Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 849 Lower Point Road 371 Crownpoint, New Mexico, Ph# 505-786-4110.

TWO VAPs, Florida Poly

[Editor's note: Florida Poly is not accredited as of yet, although it has started the process. ]

Florida's newest state university is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics:

· Physics 1 with Lab
· Physics 2 with Lab
· Other related courses

Florida Polytechnic University is a new state University that opened for classes in 2014-15, and strives to have a major higher education presence within Florida and beyond. The University was created by the Florida Legislature as a STEM-focused four-year public university, with a range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive high-tech workforce, Florida Polytechnic University takes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to academics and partners with industry leaders to provide relevant learning opportunities. With an innovative approach to higher education, the University emphasizes core subjects in small class sizes, while giving students opportunities for hands-on education through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to innovative delivery of instruction and career objectives consistent with the University's STEM mission. Successful job candidates are expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop strong, externally funded research programs, and maintain an excellent record of scholarship. Faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged. The successful candidate will contribute to the college's goals and the University's mission.

Florida Polytechnic University's ultra-modern campus is located in Lakeland, along the I-4 high-tech corridor, halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida's High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers.


The successful candidate will possess:

· Experience teaching introductory and advanced Physics courses in the General Education curriculum and also within the University's majors.
· Knowledge and skills relevant to face-to-face course development and delivery.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.


· Minimum of 2-3 years' experience teaching Physics at the college/university level. More than 3 years is preferable.
· Ph.D. in teaching discipline with emphasis in the concentration(s) listed above or related field/areas.


· Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Appointments will be for Fall, 2016.
· Employment is contingent upon proof of legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with years of experience.

For a chance to work with the next generation of STEM leaders and to make an impact in emerging high-tech fields, please complete the application of employment and email it to, along with your cover letter, resume and demographic form.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.


Friday, June 17, 2016

1-Year Instructor, Loyola University Chicago  
[Editor's note: this is a different link from the one for a similar job posted in April. It could still potentially be the same position, but it seems that in order to be considered a fresh application at the link above is needed.]

Job Title Instructor in Physics  
Position #: TBD  
Job Type: Full-Time  
Job Category University Faculty  
FLSA Status: Exempt  
Department / School / College Physics-02116A  
Is this partially or fully grant funded? No  
Duties and Responsibilities Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, invites candidates for a one-year appointment for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor beginning August 15, 2016. The department serves more than 120 majors and minors and has concentrations in the areas of physics, biophysics, theoretical physics, dual-degree engineering and education. For a description of the Physics Department, please visit its website: 

The teaching responsibilities each semester shall include several sections of College Physics labs I or II and may include sections of advanced labs or other courses, including lecture sections of Physics I or II and courses in the Core Curriculum such as Liberal Arts Physics and Introductory Astronomy. In addition, the successful candidate will also direct a section of Freshman Projects in the Spring semester, a one-credit research course for first-year physics students.  
Minimum Education or Experience Candidates must have a Masters degree or higher in physics or a related field. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for continued excellence in teaching and have a record of distinguished teaching and student mentorship. The incumbent must also be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.  
Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position:  
Computer Skills:  
Qualifications: Candidates with backgrounds in experimental physics are especially encouraged to apply.  
Physical Demands and Working Conditions  
Does this job involve significant physical strain or activity?  
What unusual working conditions are associated with this job?  
Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore  
Job Open Date 06-14-2016  
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Candidates Eligible to Apply? All Candidates  
Application Types Accepted University Faculty Registration Form  
Required Applicant Documents CV/Resume  
Optional Applicant Documents CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Other Document 4
Other Document 5  
Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the preceding website. Additional materials related to teaching performance and samples of teaching evaluations may be sent to: 

David B. Slavsky, Ph.D. 
Department of Physics 
Loyola University Chicago 
1032 W. Sheridan Road 
Chicago, Illinois 60660 

Review of candidates will begin in July and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those who apply by 7/6/2016. 

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at  

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Clinical Assistant Professor (Master Teacher), Florida International University

Clinical Assistant Professor (Master Teacher) - FIUteach

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest
Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

The STEM Institute is searching for one Master Teacher for the FIUteach program with a preference for specialization in the physical sciences, but excellent candidates from other sciences or mathematics will be considered. FIUteach is a replication of the mature, successful UTeach model for recruiting, preparing, and inducting secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools. The Master Teacher is the primary point of contact for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program and will teach initial courses in the teacher education program as well as supervising students in elementary, middle and high school settings. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/math education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary school teacher in science or mathematics. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to the program co-Directors and work closely with the Project Associate Director. Master Teachers are responsible for: teaching Step 1 Step 2 classes, planning and carrying out field experiences for FIUTeach students and other duties as assigned. Please go to for further information. Application date for best consideration is June 26, 2016. Preferred start
date is August 15, 2016 although this can be somewhat flexible.

This position requires travel in Florida to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. The position also requires one or more out-of- state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:
 Master’s degree, with a doctorate preferred
 Minimum 5 years as a secondary school classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience
 Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program
 Expertise in appropriate use of instructional technology

Persons appointed as clinical faculty members in the FIUTeach program are non-tenured faculty who will be hired into the STEM Transformation Institute. An appointment to this position will primarily involve participation in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate students in courses and experiences related to field-based teacher development. Primary responsibilities include teaching field-based courses students take in their pursuit of certification, identifying qualified local public school teachers who can serve as mentor teachers, working with local area public school teachers who act as mentors for the students, working with the College of Education Field Placement Office to coordinate field placements and student teaching sites for students, and conducting field observations of the students. Additional duties will include student mentoring and other programmatically related tasks.

Salaries and benefits are consistent with Florida International University guidelines and commensurate with an applicant’s professional credentials.

Period of Appointment:
This non-tenure- track faculty appointment consists of a 9-month instructional and a 1-month summer administrative appointment, for a total of 10 months. Initial appointment is for 3 years. However, reappointment can occur for as long as the appropriate need and resources exist. Reappointment is also dependent upon continual satisfactory job performance. Additional instructional-related duties will be assigned in order to provide persons appointed in this title with the appropriate workload.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 511434 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 26, 2016. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

FT Physics Content Specialist, UWorld, Irving TX

Job description
UWorld is looking for on-site physics content specialists to contribute to the development of our new MCAT Question Bank. Physics content specialists will collaborate with a team of authors, editors and illustrators to develop a web-based product. We seek individuals with an unending passion for education who strive to develop an exceptional product that contributes to easier and stress-free MCAT preparation.

This ground-floor opportunity is long-term, and physics content specialists will have the potential to engage in the product life cycle from planning and development to completion and maintenance. Candidates will partner with some of the brightest minds in education and become a part of UWorld's success story.

If you are looking for a company that is passionate about student education and provides growth opportunity with a good work/life balance, UWorld is right for you.

 Play a key role in project development, planning and execution
 Develop MCAT questions with comprehensive rationales
 Collaborate with management to ensure goals are met

 Minimum 4-year degree required
 Excellent scores on MCAT or MCAT teaching/tutoring experience
 Willing to work onsite from Irving, TX headquarters (Dallas/Fort Worth area)
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Acute attention to detail
 Effective time management skills
 Passion for education

Compensation and benefits
 Compensation negotiable (contingent on experience)
 Up to 3 weeks paid time off
 Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
 401(k) plan for retirement with 4% employer matching
 Relaxed work environment

To apply
 Submit cover letter, CV and sample MCAT questions (in Word or PDF format)
 Email to

1-Year Instructor, Ball State IN

Ball State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering a one-year, full-time contract faculty position as Instructor of Physics and Astronomy beginning August 19, 2016. The successful applicant will teach primarily introductory courses and participate in departmental service-related activities of the university at a level associated with a contract-faculty position.

 Major responsibilities:   Teach full-time lecture and laboratory courses primarily in the area of physics education for preservice elementary education majors and/or introductory physics/astronomy; teach upper division undergraduate and graduate-level courses in physics education, physics, and/or astronomy as needed.

Minimum qualifications: Earned MA/MS/MAT in physics education, science education (with an emphasis in physics, or physics (with experience and/or specialization in physics education) at the time of application, from an accredited college or university. Teaching experience at the college level, which may include graduate teaching assistantship assignments; effective communication skills in both classroom and laboratory settings.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics education, physics, or related discipline; experience teaching physics courses for pre-service elementary education majors and/or mentoring pre-service physics teachers.

To apply, please send a letter of application which indicates teaching goals and experience; curriculum vita including experience in teaching, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted initially), the names and contact information for three references that are able to discuss your qualifications to: Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

THREE FT Lecturers, Texas State

The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks three (3) full-time Lecturers beginning Fall 2016. The positions are for the full academic year with anticipated continuation.

Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials and physics education. In addition to ongoing departmental instructional needs, we seek to expand undergraduate research opportunities and coursework in astronomy. Texas State is a comprehensive PhysTEC site with a thriving Learning Assistant program operating in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence. The Department of Physics is proud to serve a diverse, inclusive, and highly connected student community.

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s degree in physics or related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics.

Preferred qualifications:

PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field.

Applicants are encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives:

Development of undergraduate research and advanced coursework in astronomy (in which case PhD with astronomy/astrophysics dissertation research strongly preferred)
Computational modeling in support of undergraduate research and coursework
Learning Assistant Program
Special courses for elementary school teachers
Special courses for life science majors
Recruitment into high school physics teaching
Laboratory instruction reform
Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest (to include the above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three references. To apply, send this pdf to Dr. Hunter Close at with the subject “2016 Lecturer”.

The 9-month salary for this position is about $46K/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interests and initiatives.

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

3 openings.

Additional Salary Information: Additional opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interests and initiatives.

Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers, NJ

Position Information
Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Teaching Professor
Department SAS - Physics & Astronomy
Salary Open
Posting Summary
Rutgers University, SAS – Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks a qualified person for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor.
Serve as lecturer and course supervisor for an introductory physics course.
Teach one recitation section in the course.
Teach one laboratory section in the course.
Train and supervise Teaching Assistants of recitation and lab sections.
Perform all support functions for the course, such as maintaining the course Website, coordinating the grading of exams, grading of lecture exercises, maintaining an online Gradebook, etc.
Provide technical support during lecture.
Provide technical support for recitations and labs.
Maintenance of course software.

Minimum Education and Experience
At least a Master’s Degree in Physics.
Experience in teaching college-level introductory physics, including lectures, recitations, and laboratories.
Experience in the use of personal computers in physics courses and labs.
Experience in creating and maintaining Webpages.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Familiarity with innovative instructional methods developed by Physics Education Research.
Contributions to Physics Education Research.
Effective communication skills in both written and oral English.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
START DATE: July 1, 2016 or as soon as possible
SALARY: Approximately $60,000 per academic year. Likelihood of summer session teaching opportunities for additional compensation. Comprehensive benefits package.

Posting Details
Posting Number 16FA1033
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcripts
List of References
Optional Documents
Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Interests