Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers

Posting # 17FA1142 (click this link or paste https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/44483 into a web browser to apply for the position )
The Office of STEM Education (OSE) of the School of Arts & Sciences seeks a Professor of Professional Practice at the level of Assistant Professor (preferred), but higher ranks may be considered for exceptional candidates. This is an academic year, non-tenure track position, with an initial contract of 3 years (renewable)

Overview
The primary responsibilities will be to oversee implementation of discipline based education research (DBER) in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, oversee assessment and evaluation of course transformations, oversee the Physics Gateway program (instruction for underprepared students in engineering), contribute to assessment efforts of learning outcomes in specific courses and longitudinally across a program or major. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating efforts with appropriate department chairs, deans, faculty teaching courses, and with the appropriate individuals in other schools and departments whose students are served by the introductory physics courses. The candidate will be expected to contribute to STEM education research projects across disciplines through participation in the OSE TRIAD coalition (http://sasose.rutgers.edu/triad-coalition) and by leading efforts to obtain external funding to support course transformations and DBER projects. As part of the TRIAD coalition, the candidate will contribute to the professional development of faculty, postdocs, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate learning assistants who are teaching in or supporting transformed courses.

Minimum Education and Experience
PhD in a STEM discipline, in science education research, or in a related field. Minimum 3 years experience in assessment and evaluation or course development in STEM disciplines, including a thorough knowledge of and experience with implementing discipline based education research, including dissemination of findings through conference presentations, workshops, and peer-reviewed journal publications. A proven track record in obtaining external funding is preferred, but not required.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TT at University of North Carolina at Pembroke

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 7th, 2017.
Duties include classroom and laboratory instruction, university service and active scholarship.
Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: A Ph.D. in physics is required by the start date. The successful candidate will show promise of quality teaching at all undergraduate levels, and be capable of teaching courses in general education physics, physics laboratory and upper-level physics for majors.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply using the UNCP online employment system at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Applicants with questions concerning this appointment may contact the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Dooling, Tom.dooling@uncp.edu.
Applications should include the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. A current Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information, including email addresses of, at least three references.
4. Unofficial academic transcripts (scan copies and attach)
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
Per the requirements of the Clery Act of 1998, the Campus Security Report can be found at:
http://www.uncp.edu/about-uncp/administration/departments/title-ix-clery-compliance/annual-security-reports
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

FT Lecturer at Cornell University/The Learning Strategies Center (LSC)

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) is the central academic support unit for all undergraduates at Cornell University. Through program offerings that encourage students to develop effective approaches to mastering the academic rigors of Cornell, the LSC strives actively to engage students in the learning process and support their efforts to become more successful and independent learners. We are committed to addressing the emerging needs of Cornell's diverse student body - in order that all students meet and exceed Cornell University's high academic standards. Last year, more than 10,000 student-visits were made to LSC office hours, tutorials, consultations, and workshops, and more than 1,400 students participated in LSC courses.
The Learning Strategies Center at Cornell University seeks an experienced instructor to teach active-learning based courses designed to strengthen the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in introductory physics courses, organize and run the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTAs) and tutor program and to develop, and implement peer-led learning support. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in effective classroom pedagogies to foster problem solving abilities of students and to encourage them to be independent and efficient learners, develop materials to guide student learning, and be able to work with students in office hours. The candidate will also have experience training, managing, and mentoring undergraduates to provide peer-led learning support. The candidate will contribute to the assessment of the courses they teach and of the peer-led learning support programs. The candidate will be responsive to the ongoing development of alternatives that will continue to provide support for emerging student needs.
This is a three-year renewable 9-month academic appointment beginning in Fall 2017.
Responsibilities
As a member of the Learning Strategies Center, the candidate is expected to participate in LSC meetings and meet regularly with the Director of the LSC.
Teaching
  • Teach LSC's Physics 1012 and Physics 1013 course in Fall and Spring semesters. These are 1 cr supplemental problem solving course for Physics 1112 (Mechanics) and Physics 2213 (Electricity and Magnetism). Emphasis is on development a deep understanding of basic concepts in Electricity & Magnetism through solving problems and exploring at real life applications and helping students develop effective learning strategies.
  • Attend Physics 1112/2213 (parent courses) lectures to become knowledgeable in content, concepts, and approaches, as well as the specific learning outcomes and topics for each class.
  • Develop activities and materials for weekly sections that enhance conceptual learning of topics covered and problem solving in Phys1112/2213 to help students succeed.
  • Include in the support course transferable skills that incorporate successful strategies for the deep learning of physics, such as critical thinking and reading, effective note-taking, prelim preparation, stress reduction, time-management, and procrastination reduction.
  • Promote the ability of students to learn in groups and independently.
  • Offer at least 7 regular office hours per week.
  • Provide feedback on students' academic progress.
  • In collaboration with the LSC Director, assess the effectiveness of Physics 1012/3 in fostering student learning and success.
  • Submit reports on student use of supplemental course support and recommendations for future support.
Peer-led learning support
  • Be familiar with course offerings and content in the introductory physics courses.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and run a general "Physics Learning Center" in the afternoons and evenings Sunday through Thursday with tutors/experienced UTAs. The Learning Center would be open to students in all physics courses.
  • Evaluate the needs of the physics courses supported by UTAs for staffing determination.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire UTAs.
  • Coordinate/schedule UTA assignments in discussion sections, labs, classes, and study halls for physics courses.
  • Meet regularly with UTAs to discuss effective teaching and facilitation strategies and other topics as needed. Coordinate student peer-observations of their facilitation.
  • Review and revise the current UTA program.
  • In collaboration with the LSC Director, assess the effectiveness and impact of the peer-led learning support.
  • Submit reports on student use of peer-led learning support and recommendations for future support.
On-going needs & communication
  • Collaborate with the LSC Director and the Physics Department to determine if there are alternatives to current courses or LSC support that would allow for more individualized preparation for and support of success in physics courses. Develop, implement, and assess new approaches as necessary.
  • Regularly reach out to faculty in Physics to increase awareness of LSC support for students in their courses. Develop strategies, in consultation with Physics faculty, to communicate LSC support to students.
The successful candidate will have:
  • An advanced degree in physics or in teaching physics; PhD preferred.
  • Two to four years of experience teaching college-level physics.
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogies and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting academic achievement of diverse students.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervisor and to have a team-oriented approach to student learning.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and coordination skills
  • Experience in curricular development and assessment preferred.
Application Requirements
  • General letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
In addition, applicants may be asked to provide names and contact information of three people able to provide information on the applicant's teaching and her/his ability to work with diverse students.
  • 40% teaching supplemental physics courses
  • 40% tutor and UTA hiring, coordination, training, communication
  • 10% assessment of student learning
  • 5% communication with Physics faculty
  • 5% other LSC duties
Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. WE are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
To be considered for this position, please direct the materials below to Jennie Babcock at jks95@cornell.edu
University Job Title:
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1 Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
2017-04-25-07:00

PROFESSOR in PHYSICS at THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Department of Physics
PROFESSOR in PHYSICS
Applicant must satisfy the following essential criteria:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or related areas
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in teaching
  • Possess strong research credentials with a record of distinguished original work and excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Proven success in grant application
Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership in research and teaching in Physics and related disciplines; play a leading role in the strategy and development of curriculum, research and teaching; pursue research grant funding; be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration; develop innovative research and make a significant contribution to the department's research output; to undertake an appropriate teaching and administrative load at the undergraduate /postgraduate levels; supervise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students; advise and mentor students and to take part in outreach activities. Personal Attributes
The Professor of Physics should have extensive academic and professional experience including teaching and research at the tertiary level, a record of distinguished original work, excellent publication record in peer-reviewed international journals and membership in reputable professional bodies is desirable. Proven success in grant application is required.
Detailed applications giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience (inclusive of statement on teaching and research interests), biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs. Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm OR deon.simpson@uwimona.edu.jm). Further Particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on - Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm). The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at ( http://www.sta.uwi.edu).
Deadline for application: June 9, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

FT at Mid Michigan Community College

SUMMARY:
Position involves preparing for and teaching and assessing courses in physics and related physical science courses. Course assignments may occur in a classroom setting, learning lab, online or dual enrollment environment. As a full-time faculty member, this individual will also provide academic advising to students and participate in student recruitment and retention activities. The incumbent will also be expected to actively participate in departmental curriculum review, revision, and development as well as assessment of student learning outcomes/ proficiencies. S/he will serve as a member on college committees, serve as a liaison to external partners and professional associations and assist with faculty recruitment and retention initiatives.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Teaches assigned classroom courses.
  • Maintains and reports appropriate classroom records: e.g., grades, attendance, etc.
  • Reviews, selects and orders course books and other instructional materials.
  • Works collaboratively with other departmental faculty on projects aimed at assessing and improving student learning.
  • Contributes to, and engages the department in the General Education, Assessment, Curriculum Committees, and other committees.
  • Develops and updates syllabi for courses assigned and ensures course content and requirements meet college and accreditation requirements.
  • Holds office hours for assisting and advising students.
  • Conducts regular curriculum reviews and revises curriculum as needed.
  • May be asked to assist with building class schedule for areas of discipline.
  • Mentors adjunct faculty and maintains regular communication with full-time and adjunct faculty, Library Learning Services, Enrollment Services, Academic Advising, and the instructional Dean.
  • Attends, facilitates, and/or leads staff meetings and in-service programs within the department and college-wide.
  • Supports and serves as a role model for our mission, vision, and student service initiatives.
  • Adheres to the policies, procedures, and compliance guidelines of the college. Ensures support for the Teaching Profession Code of Ethics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of course content and objectives.
  • Ability to develop and effectively deliver course content/objectives and facilitate an effective learning environment for students to maximize their success.
  • Knowledge of computer and educational technology and the ability to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with others in a collaborative manner.
Education:
Master's degree in physics, astrophysics, closely related engineering field or sub discipline.

Experience:
  • Two years of physics teaching experience, preferably at the community college level. Experience teaching on line or other non-classroom methodology desirable.
  • Individuals should have additional knowledge/education/experience in one (or more) of the following: Physics (required), astronomy/ astrophysics, engineering, geology.
  • Experience working with student assessment.
  • Experience with online instruction, working with dual enrollment students, and international students is preferred.
MMCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Physics Specialist, University of Montevallo

The purpose of this position is the daily operation of the Science in Motion Physics Program. The ASIM Physics Specialist is a professional staff member of the College of Education.

1. Serve on the ASIM State Advisory Board when required to do so under State Department of Education guidelines.
2. Assist with developing and submitting a yearly budget in accordance with State Accountability Standards and ASIM budget guidelines for approval by the AMSTI State Director.
3. Maintain budget records of all expenditures and work with other ASIM, AMSTI, and Regional Inservice Center personnel to prepare and submit quarterly reports to the State Department of Education in a timely manner.
4. Maintain activity records for all school visits in accordance with State Department of Education guidelines, and submit reports to the State Department of Education in a timely manner.
5. Oversee van maintenance.
6. Communicate with principals and teachers in the University of Montevallo Regional In-Service area to ensure awareness and knowledge of the ASIM program.
7. Enroll new teachers in the program each year with the goal of serving every teacher and school within the University of Montevallo Regional In-Service area.
8. Visit participating high schools in accordance with guidelines set forth in the ASIM contract with the State Department of Education.
9. Schedule and oversee ASIM Workshops for Teacher Training, in accordance with UM Regional In-Service Center, AMSTI-UM, and State Department of Education guidelines, for teachers participating in the ASIM program.
10. Attend statewide ASIM meetings as required by the State Director of AMSTI.
11. Work cooperatively with the State Director of AMSTI and other ASIM specialists to ensure a high quality program that is comparable to programs offered in other In-Service Regions.
12. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Regional In-Service Center, the AMSTI-UM Director, or the State Director of AMSTI.

Master's degree is education or an appropriate science required. Three years public school teaching in high school physics required. Experience providing professional development for teachers preferred.

Application: https://jobs.montevallo.edu/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Director of Teaching Laboratories at College of William and Mary

The Department of Physics at the College of William and Mary (W&M) seeks applications for a Director of Teaching Laboratories. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Physics or a closely related field, and will: serve as manager of all introductory level undergraduate laboratories; manage the graduate teaching assistants for these labs; maintain and develop the equipment needed for the teaching labs; develop new and innovative laboratory experiments; and will teach one course per semester.

The W&M Physics Department currently has 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 75 PhD graduate students, and a substantial number of undergraduate majors who actively participate in its various research programs.

Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement.

The position number is FP613W (Professional/Full Time).

You will be prompted to submit the names and email addresses of at least two references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Further information concerning the W&M Physics Department can be found at http://www.wm.edu/as/physics.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FT at Wiley College

Teach physics courses, approximately 12 semester hours per semester.
Prepare course materials and perform other activities which are related to and meet the requirements of the course each semester. Conduct evaluations of student's performance and assign grades on the basis of such evaluations. Keep records of student attendance and grades according to college policy. Responsible for the development and revision of course contents, textbook, instructional materials and teaching assignments or scheduling. Provide students with academic and career advisement and assistance in transferability as appropriate. Serve on departmental, divisional and college committees as needed to assist in policy development and other matter to benefit the College. Participate in professional organizations to maintain professional skills. Maintain appropriate office hours. Participate in assessment activities. Participate personally and encourage student participation in College programs. Participate in registration and advisement process. Contribute to and performs research. May perform, with the Dean's approval, outside recruiting of faculty, staff, and most of all students. May perform related activities assign by the dean. Be knowledgeable regarding current AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) strategies for teaching effectiveness.

Application: http://www.wileyc.edu/d/HRforms/Wiley%20College%20Application.pdf

Monday, April 17, 2017

1-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Ursinus College PA

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Physics (1 yr.)

The Physics Department of Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Physics for the 2017-18 academic year.  The position is well-suited for a scientist who wishes to prepare for a career of teaching at a primarily undergraduate liberal arts institution that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research.

Department
Physics

Responsibilities

This is a full-time, one-year position with responsibilities for teaching (two lectures and one lab in the first semester followed by two lectures in the second) and research. There will be opportunities and an expectation to engage and mentor undergraduate students in research. The physics department will offer the candidate mentoring in establishing a vibrant research program and in teaching, including “flipped classroom” pedagogy and opportunities to work with our Teaching and Learning Initiative.  Preference will be given to those applicants who were recently awarded or are about to earn a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics.

Requirements and Qualifications

The department seeks a talented individual to teach a combination of courses from among Introductory Astronomy, General Physics, Classical Mechanics, Modern Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Electrodynamics. Preference will be given to applicants prepared to teach Introductory Astronomy. While the successful candidate will have room to develop these courses, we recognize the challenges of teaching early in one’s career.  Each of these courses has a significant cache of resources that will therefore be made available.

Anticipated Start Date
Fall 2017

Application

Applications must be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/41696.  Applicants should describe (1) their commitment to and philosophy of undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and (2) a research program that will involve undergraduate collaborators. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Direct any questions to Search Committee, Department of Physics at physicssearch@ursinus.edu.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FT at Houston Community College

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
The Team
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.
We are currently seeking an Instructor of Physics who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
The Opportunity
We're looking for a professional like you to teach our students about the exciting world of Physics!
Your professional experience makes you the ideal instructor because you can impart both on-the-job know-how and industry knowledge and expertise. You will have the opportunity to provide the expertise and knowledge to support the college curriculum and programs. In this role you will establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety if effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
When you're not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.
If you're excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the next generation of construction engineers, your next step should be to submit your application today!
Location
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • About 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines. 
This is a security sensitive position.
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion. 
SUMMARY

Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, advising, professional development and institutional and community service.

The incumbent will teach a maximum load of fifteen (15) equated hours each semester (up to eighteen class contact hours each week) with demonstrated expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Must also participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations in the District.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other relevant duties may be required.

Teaching:
  • Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.
  • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.
  • Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.
  • Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.
  • Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
  • Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.
  • Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.
Advising:
  • Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.
  • Provide access to students through conferencing, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.
  • Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.
  • Work with Chair to take on appropriate advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).
Professional Development:
  • Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.
  • Keep pace with developments in the discipline.
  • Learn and apply technologies that support student learning. Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.
Institutional and Community Service:
  • Maintain communication with Chair and Dean as appropriate. Support adjunct faculty. Demonstrate teamwork within an interdisciplinary college division.
  • Promote programming within the department, across the District and in the larger community.
  • Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.
  • Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.
  • Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.
  • Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.
  • Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.
  • Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.
  • Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.
  • Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.
  • Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION
  • Master's degree with eighteen (18) graduate hours in the Discipline.
EXPERIENCE
  • One (1) year of college level teaching experience required.
Note: Adjunct teaching experience will be considered.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Must provide resume and cover letter and a statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Must be able to teach day, evening, or weekend classes.
  • Must have working knowledge and skill in presentation software.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community and student population.
  • Must possess good organizational and planning skills.
  • Must possess sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
  • Must demonstrate ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.
  • Must be self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job- related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TT at Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website, www.cn.edu.
Carson-Newman University invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Physics. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. in Physics (ABD considered) and should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching duties will include introductory Physics courses with associated labs as well as the opportunity to teach upper-level courses based on interest and background.
Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a university with a Christian commitment.
The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.
Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names/addresses of three references. Please send the packet electronically to:
Email: facultyrecruiting@cn.edu
Attn: Human Resources, Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760
www.cn.edu
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NTT at Samford University

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a one-year faculty appointment in the Department of Physics. These non-tenure-track, full-time faculty positions are 9-month appointments. Two openings are available for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach a load of 12 contact hours each fall and spring semester and maintain appropriate office hours. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level undergraduate physics courses and laboratories as well as courses that serve the general education needs of Samford undergraduates. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in physics or a closely related discipline. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Samford University is in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is the top-ranked private university in Alabama, is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by several prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, please visit www.samford.edu.
The Department of Physics has approximately 35 undergraduate majors. The department offers three undergraduate program tracks leading to a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Physics, or a B.S. in Engineering Physics. The department is located in the 100,000-sq-ft Propst Hall along with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department houses classrooms and laboratories specifically structured for undergraduate physics instruction as well as laboratory space for individual and collaborative research. A fully equipped machine shop provides support for departmental needs and a working construction laboratory for students.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, description of leadership experience, description of research interests and activities, and a philosophy of teaching in a Christian university, specifically supported by two course syllabi from within the last three semesters. The teaching philosophy must also include a discussion of how the candidate has contributed to Christian mission in her or his career to this point and how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission vision and values statement. All files should be submitted electronically as PDF files to adhargra@samford.edu.
Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic origin.

Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)-Teaching and Learning Laboratory (T+LL), to contribute to T+LL’s ongoing programs and activities and develop new services as needs arise. Responsibilities will include working with MIT faculty, teaching assistants, and other instructional staff to support teaching and learning through the implementation of research-based practices and pedagogies via workshops, individual consultations, and classroom observations; monitoring current developments in higher education STEM teaching and learning; serving as a liaison between the STEM teaching and learning community and MIT; developing online multimedia resources for MIT educators highlighting evidence-based classroom practices and findings from the learning sciences; disseminating information about teaching and learning activities at the Institute through T+LL’s blog; collaborating with other T+LL staff in the redesign of its website; supporting T+LL’s two certificate programs for graduate students and postdocs--the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) and the Educational Technology Teaching Certificate Program (ETCP); and assisting T+LL’s associate directors for assessment and evaluation in studies related to the effectiveness of pedagogy, curriculum, and education technology.
T+LL’s mission is to jointly partner with MIT educators to create an educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.
This is a two-year term appointment.

REQUIRED: at least two years’ experience in educational development or related field; college-level teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in STEM higher education; excellent writing and presentation skills; talent for listening carefully and communicating tactfully; and ability to work collaboratively in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, or a STEM discipline.
Internal Number: 14526 
 
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Our mission, as MIT's Teaching + Learning Lab, is to jointly partner with MIT educators to create an educational environment where our 4,500 undergraduate and 6,800 graduate students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.
 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FT at Sterling College

POSITION
A full-time position in the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics is available beginning August 1, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach courses in Physics, Physical Chemistry, and Physical Science.
  • May be required to teach Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, or other mathematics courses as needed to meet demands of the college.
  • Advise current students and recruit prospective students.
  • Participate in faculty governance.
QUALIFICATIONS
All SC employees are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in servant leadership and in the integration of faith into every aspect of life and learning. Specific requirements for this position include:
  • Doctorate in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or related field preferred. M.S./M.A. considered.
  • College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching/learning process.
  • An understanding of undergraduate college students and an ability to relate well to them.
  • An understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and an ability to work with faculty from diverse disciplines.
COMPENSATION
Salary and rank will be determined by credentials and experience applied to an established faculty salary schedule, and accompanying benefits.

THE COLLEGE
Founded in 1887, Sterling College's mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With over 640 students and 46 full-time faculty, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. The City of Sterling is a progressive town of about 2,300 with a very cordial relationship with the college. Sterling has its own medical clinic and a progressive public school system. The local economy is based on farming, ranching, oil, and small manufacturing companies. Hutchinson (pop. 42,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 385,000) is about 65 minutes away.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must undergo a background check. To apply: go to www.sterling.edu/employment and complete and submit everything listed once you click on the Physics listing. Please submit all of the requested documents electronically to rdodson@sterling.edu.

TT at Kansas Wesleyan University

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Kansas Wesleyan University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach Physics courses starting Fall 2017. Applicants from all physics research fields, astronomy, and other closely related fields are encouraged to apply. The department has a B.S. in physics with multiple concentrations (including Material Physics, Environmental Physics, Computational Physics, and a "traditional" physics track) as well as a Secondary Physics Education major and a Dual Degree Engineering Program. As such, a preferred applicant will be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate courses and laboratories. Similarly, priority will be given to candidates with the willingness to teach occasional introductory mathematics courses.

While research experience is a bonus, emphasis is placed on excellence in teaching. Experience working with undergraduates using innovative course delivery methods, PER-informed (Physics Education Research) pedagogies, delivery of real world experiences for students, and engagement in undergraduate research collaborations is highly desired. The ability to develop advanced laboratories, curriculum, and operate the student observatory are ideal. In addition to teaching excellence, the individual filling this position will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship, community service, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. ABD candidates in physics or closely related fields with significant progress will be considered, while a Ph.D. is preferred. The applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.

A complete position description and application information is available at www.kwu/jobs and all applications submitted by May 1, 2017 are guaranteed a review. The application process will remain open until filled.

Kansas Wesleyan University is a 130-year-old, private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts institution located in Salina, Kansas, a vibrant and dynamic community of 50,000. The University offers traditional arts and sciences programs, as well as pre- and professional programs, at both the bachelor's and master's levels. Enrollment is approximately 650 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

TT at Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Physics beginning August 2017.
REQUIREMENTS:
The successful candidate will teach introductory physics, astronomy for non-majors, and other physical science courses as needed, both online and face to face. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics and demonstrated strengths in undergraduate science education and in developing an ongoing research program in underground physics. Black Hills State University offers opportunities for Physics scholarship through a collaboration with the nearby Sanford Underground Research Facility and the Sanford Science Education Center.
TO APPLY:
Applications must be made online at http://Yourfuture.sdbor.edu. To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, transcripts and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference/recommendation are not accepted. This position is open until filled with a first review date of April 21st, 2017. For application assistance, contact Human Resources at 605-642-6549. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Katrina Jensen at katrina.jensen@bhsu.edu.
Black Hills State University is an EEO/AA employer. Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory background check

FT at Middle Tennessee State University

Position Number:
156160
Requisition Number:
F187
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
College:
Basic and Applied Sciences
University Expectations:
Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
Job Description:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position (#156160). This opening is a one year temporary position at the rank of Lecturer with possible annual contract renewal up to three years total. Employment will begin on August 1, 2017.
Successful candidates will teach introductory physics and astronomy lectures and laboratories.
Required Education:
Master's degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field.
Other Desirable:
Applicants who possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field (conferred by August 1, 2017) will receive special consideration.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave
  • Optional or voluntary benefits, including a flexible spending account, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and cancer and intensive care insurance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to include a statement of teaching philosophy along with their curriculum vitae and cover letter at the time of online application.
If you need assistance in applying, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.
If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at Ron.Henderson@mtsu.edu.
Additional Information:
If selected for interview, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview.
Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.
Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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 www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Pre-Employment Information:
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

NTT at Vincennes University

Vincennes University
Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics
Vincennes, Indiana
Vincennes University, a state supported, comprehensive college of nearly 19,000 students is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics, starting fall 2017. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Chair of the Physics and Engineering Department at VU.
VU is an Indiana public institution of higher education with campuses in the southwestern Indiana communities of Vincennes, Jasper, Fort Branch and additional sites such as Indianapolis. In addition to associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers six bachelor's degree programs, with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. VU offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive health plan, paid leave, and a retirement plan. Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana's first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Position summary
The Physics and Engineering Department seeks a faculty colleague who is willing to be a part of the VU experience, as noted here:
  • A focus on premier learning and successful educational experiences for our students.
  • Cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate atmosphere.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Professional work environment.
  • Talented and committed co-workers.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, including algebra based physics, calculus based physics, and technical physics. As a member of the VU faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics, this person will report to the Chair of the Physics and Engineering Dept. VU has a long tradition of successful student transfer, especially to Purdue University, with 2 + 2 articulations between the Purdue College of Engineering and VU's College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Starting this year, VU and Purdue have established a "Direct Admit" opportunity for qualified students to complete their Engineering AS degrees at VU and move seamlessly to Purdue to complete the BS in Engineering. Thus, faculty in the Physics and Engineering Dept. may have the opportunity to teach some engineering and/or mathematics courses.
Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate, developmental, and technical courses in physics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Serve as an academic advisor, and participate in related student success activities.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention initiatives and activities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of assessment, including learning outcomes, at the course, program, college, and university levels.
  • Participate in research and service, including serving on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Minimum academic qualification: Master's Degree in Physics or a Master's Degree and 18 graduate hours in Physics. A PhD in Physics is a plus, along with the ability to teach courses other than Physics, such as statistics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, circuits, engineering graphics.
  • Candidates should have the interest and expertise to teach a variety of physics and mathematics courses (ranging from developmental and technical, to college entry level through the fourth semester level) in an open access college setting.
  • Candidates should have some experience with learning assessment and data-driven decision making.
In addition, the successful candidate must:
  • be able to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and technologies in the classroom.
  • be able to encourage and assist new students to develop skills and confidence.
  • be able to provide a challenging environment for the highly skilled student.
  • possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • participate in activities for recruiting and retaining students.
Salary Commensurate with experience
Anticipated starting date
August 15, 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s), and contact information for four (4) references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to jobs@vinu.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Deadline for Full Consideration is May 30, 2017. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.
Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Adjunct Faculty at University of Mary Washington

The Physics Department at The University of Mary Washington seeks applications for an Adjunct Faculty position for the Fall 2017 semester.

A Master degree in Physics is required. Candidates with Ph.D. in physics and experience in effective teaching are preferred. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory algebra-based physics for non-science students.

Interested candidates should submit ONE (LastName.pdf) file containing a statement of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcript(s), and the names and email addresses of three references who will provide letters of recommendation that speak primarily to the applicant's teaching.

Send requested application materials electronically to Dr. Hai Nguyen, Chair. Department of Physics, University of Mary Washington at hnguyen@umw.edu with the subject: Physics Adjunct. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

FT at Pacific Lutheran University

Position Type:
Faculty
Position Status:
Temporary Full-time
Benefits Status:
Benefits Eligible
FLSA:
Exempt
Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package
Work Schedule:
Full-time; 9-month position beginning September 1, 2017.
General Description:
The Department of Physics at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time position to begin September 1, 2017.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Teach the introductory physics sequence, associated labs, one or more upper division courses, and hold the appropriate number of office hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and a strong interest in liberal arts education.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in physics or related subdiscipline from an accredited institution must be in hand by September 1, 2017 for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level.
  • ABD is required by September 1, 2017 for appointment at the Instructor level.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three professional references.
For questions or more information, please contact Prof. Richard Louie, Chair of Physics at louie@plu.edu.
Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3300 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a scenic region of the Pacific Rim, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU's academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university's mission to educated students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. The university is committee to exploring, affirming, and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.

VAP at Bradley University

The Department of Physics at Bradley University invites applications for a full-time, one-year temporary Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August 15, 2017, with the possibility of renewal beyond the one-year term.
Candidates must have a MS or PhD preferred in Physics or a related discipline and must demonstrate genuine interest in undergraduate education. The department encourages applications from candidates who could engage students in laboratory and who also have an interest in interactive teaching methods. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year, liberal arts institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. The successful candidate will typically teach four courses or equivalents per semester, with the possibility of one course equivalent for conducting research with undergraduate student collaborators
Qualified candidates should submit electronically (1) a letter of application, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, candidates should arrange for two letters of recommendation to physicssearch@bradley.edu.
For inquiries, email Prof. Paul Wang, Chair, Department of Physics at physicssearch@bradley.edu.
For full consideration, complete applications should be received by April 30, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

FT Guest Position at Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College, a coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to individualized education, is recruiting a broadly trained physicist for a full-time guest position beginning August 2017. The position is for one academic year and will include teaching our algebra-based introductory physics seminar sequence with laboratory, as well as two other seminar courses (preferably a statistical mechanics course as well as an introductory-level course of your choice).
  • The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Physics (or be expected to complete the requirements for their degree by August 2017) and exhibit an interest and ability in working closely with students on an individual basis.
Application materials should include: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of graduate transcript, brief descriptions of an introductory course and an intermediate course suitable for liberal arts students, and two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address the candidate's teaching ability). The deadline for first consideration of applications is May 1, 2017; the position will remain open until filled.

Application: http://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/841

NTT at Truman State University

Position:
The Department of Physics at Truman State University has one full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment beginning August 2017. The position will have the possibility of renewal, pending availability of funding, department need, and acceptable annual review.
Responsibilities:
Teaching a range of introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Physics or related field. ABD (with Master's degree in Physics) will be considered with completion by the date of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses in an undergraduate physics curriculum
  • Commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential teaching effectiveness
  • Effective communication skills
  • Previous experience at a liberal arts institution
  • Research experience in physics or related field, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance. Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 7 faculty members and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the recently renovated science building on campus. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit physics.truman.edu.
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective student body, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,200 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 49 undergraduate majors and eight graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of the educational opportunities it offers students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. For the twentieth consecutive year, Truman, Missouri's public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region - Master's Category by U.S. News and World Report. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by commuter air service and Amtrak. More information about Truman State University can be found at www.truman.edu.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at https://secure.truman.edu/positionlisting-s/. Completed applications must include (1) letter of application that clearly addresses: teaching philosophy, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research experience in physics or a related field, communication skills, and, if applicable, experience as a teacher-scholar at a liberal arts institution; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
Review of applications will begin April 24, 2017. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

FT at NC State

Teaching Assistant Professor

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/83599

Posting Information
Vacancy Type Non TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number 00104191
Work Schedule 40 hours a week, schedule TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 170601 - Physics
Department Physics
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Physics is currently composed of thirty eight tenured/tenure-track faculty who perform creative, highly visible research in fundamental and applied science. Our faculty blend fundamental physics and applications, theory and experiment, and integrate research and innovative teaching to create a vibrant intellectual atmosphere within a welcoming and collegial environment.

Essential Job Duties
The successful candidate will: teach introductory Physics courses; course administration for introductory physics; supervise laboratory sections; mentor, recruit and/or perform other roles shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience
Requires a Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline.

Degrees must be conferred by start date.

Departmental Required Skills
Experience teaching Physics courses and a documented commitment to teaching excellence.

Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
N/A

Required License or Certification
NA

Special Instructions
Please note, you will be required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a separate document containing contact information for three professional references. In addition, as attachments one and two, please attach a summary of administrative and teaching experience and a summary of teaching development activities.

Job Open Date 03/23/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time. 04/06/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2017
AA/EOE
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Website
NCSU Executive Search Services
Monster.com
CareerBuilder.com
InsideHigherEd.com
Other Online Job Board
Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
Job / Career Fair
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Professional Journal
Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
Professional Organization
Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
NCSU Employee Referral
Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
Other
* If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)

* Do you (or will you by start date) possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline?
Yes, I possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field
Yes, I will possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by start date
No, I do not possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and will not by date of hire
* Do you have experience teaching Physics courses?
Yes
No
Application Materials Required

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Contact Information for References
Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Monday, April 3, 2017

FT NTT, McNeese State, LA

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Instructor of Physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, non-tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2017.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Instructor of Physics is responsible for functions related to teaching physics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum including labs, physical science course, calculus and non-calculus based physics course, and potentially upper level course depending on the need. The Instructor will work closely with faculty and students.

Qualifications:
Required: Masters degree in physics.
Preferred: Ph.D. in physics.
Salary: $40,000

Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 12, and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit: Letter of Application, Resume, References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts for the application process. Please submit the required documents to:

Dr. Steven M. Stinnett
McNeese State University
Box 93140
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Voice: (337) 475-5758
Fax: (337) 475-5950
TDD: (337) 562-4227
stinnett@mcneese.edu

Friday, March 31, 2017

Teaching Postdoc, Stanford

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Stanford/PHYS/9051

Job description: The Physics Department at Stanford University is seeking applications for a Science Education Fellow in Physics to support committed faculty in implementing an effective transition of physics courses to an active learning format. Fellows will typically have a recent PhD in physics and a keen interest in how learning works and how to improve it. Experience in facilitating interactive learning is desirable. The Fellow will join a cohort of Science and Engineering Education Fellows, including a current Fellow in Physics. The Fellow will be provided with training and with opportunities to engage in courses in a meaningful way, that will help to prepare the Fellow for a possible career in teaching and education. The Fellow will typically support one course per quarter in its initial transition to active learning; the course may be at any level or in any of the areas taught in a standard undergraduate physics curriculum.

A Fellow’s role will typically include the following elements in the quarters before, during, and after the course is taught: research and collect learning goals and existing active learning materials; facilitate the identification, development, and/or improvement of learning goals for the course; research and develop measures of students’ prior knowledge; work with the faculty instructor to develop activities, problem sets, pre-class preparation assignments, and other curricular materials that target the learning goals; co-teach a fraction of in-class activities, or one section (of three) per week; use Stanford resources to develop instruments to assess the effectiveness of different elements of the course and incorporate corrections; document and archive course materials using modern sustainable techniques that facilitate collaboration and sharing with other faculty; and serve as a resource in the department for other teaching-related projects.
In addition to these duties, Science Education Fellows in Physics can take advantage of opportunities to organize and teach a summer course of their own, for their own professional development and credentials.

The appointment begins July 31, 2017, for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Starting annual salary will be $70,000 with an additional supplement of up to $2,000/year that can be used for professional development opportunities and work-related expenses.

Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter that addresses qualifications including any relevant experience in teaching and course development, and knowledge or expertise in physics education, learning, and pedagogy; a current curriculum vitae; a teaching statement; and a summary of student, peer and/or other teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted using Academic Jobs Online.
In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the reference writers through the Academic Jobs Online website. At least one letter writer should address the applicant’s experience or qualifications in teaching. If the applicant has not yet completed the Ph.D., one letter writer should address the status of dissertation progress toward completion by the end of June 2017.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, 2017.
For further information about the position, send questions to physics-educ-fellow-info@lists.stanford.edu

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FT at Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College, located in Franklin Springs, GA, is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach the following courses starting July 1, 2017.
  • Primary - Introductory Physics and Physical Science
  • Secondary - Introductory Chemistry and Physical Chemistry
Faculty Qualifications: A degree appropriate for the courses being taught is required. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate students preferred. See other application requirements below.

Emmanuel College is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution which strives to prepare students to become Christ-like disciples who integrate faith, learning, and living for effective careers, scholarship, and service.

Compensation: Pay is commensurate with qualifications of the successful candidate in accordance with approved pay scale.

Filing an application: Please forward the following directly to the contact person listed below.
  • Cover Letter
  • Complete Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts: from all graduate schools attended.
  • Pastoral Letter of Recommendation: Needs to be from a current pastor and to include a verification of current church attendance/membership, a description of the applicant's activity in the local congregation, and an evaluation of the quality of the candidates' personal commitment to Christ.
  • Statement of Faith/Personal Testimony: An explanation of the applicant's relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, including a brief account of accepting Christ as personal savior, church membership, and current church involvements.
Applications will not be considered until all requested documents have been received.

Contact:
Joann Harper
Director of Human Resources
jharper@ec.edu

FT at Springfield College

Springfield College invites applications for a one-year, nine-month appointment for an Instructor of Physics in the Department of Math/Physics/Computer Science. Responsibilities include: teaching a pre-calculus-based full-year General Physics lecture and General Physics laboratory for each semester, consisting of two three-hour lectures and three two-hour laboratory sections. The Instructor will collaborate with the Physics Laboratory Instructor, who will assist in laboratory equipment and experiment set-ups.
Required qualifications include a Master's Degree in Physics or related discipline; Ph.D. in Physics preferred. The ideal candidate will have college level teaching experience, excellent communication skills and demonstrated creativity and flexibility in teaching non-physics major students.
Interested candidates should send letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Andrew Perry, Chairperson, Department of Math/Physics/Computer Science, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. E-applications welcome at aperry@springfieldcollege.edu.
Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

Monday, March 27, 2017

FT at Kentucky State University

Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Kentucky State University invites applications for a nine-month faculty position. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Physics, Physical Science, or a related field with at least 18 graduate hours in physics. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2017. Instructional duties will include 12 credit hours per semester consisting of undergraduate physics and engineering courses along with mathematics, or physical science service courses, including laboratory courses. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and participate in campus service activities.

Kentucky State University, founded in 1886, is a small, land-grant, public, state-assisted, residential, coeducational, liberal studies-oriented University. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is located in Kentucky's capital city of Frankfort (population 27,500) just 26 miles west of Lexington, 52 miles east of Louisville, and 96 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The student body includes approximately 1,700 students from Kentucky and other states as well as foreign countries. Kentucky State University is proud of its cultural, ethnic, racial and gender diversity in its faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence. Please consult www.kysu.edu for more information about the University.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of cover letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to:

Office of Human Resources
Kentucky State University
Office of Human Resources
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

It is the policy of Kentucky State University not to discriminate against any individual in its educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, age, religion or marital status.

FT at Williams College

Location: Williams Campus,Williamstown

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Opening Details:
The Physics Department at Williams College has an opening for an Assistant Lab Instructor reporting to the Chair of the Physics Department. This is a full-time, academic year (10-month) term position beginning August 2017.
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with lab instruction in introductory physics courses
  • Set up and take down of lab equipment
  • Assist with lab instruction during "Winter Study"
  • Assist with grading in upper level physics courses and placement exams
  • Organize lecture demonstrations and lab equipment
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Physics or a related field
  • Must have excellent reading and writing abilities
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Band 19.
Conditions of Employment: Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

FT at College of Coastal Georgia

The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Physics within the department of Natural Sciences. Pending budget approval, this appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2017. This position is an academic year (10 month) appointment.
Essential Duties
The successful candidate will have a broad background in Physics. Responsibilities include teaching, coordinating, and revising courses in calculus-based Physics, algebra-based Physics, and other physical science courses, as needed (including interdisciplinary science courses for education). Other responsibilities include advising and participation in departmental and college committees. The candidate will be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching, a commitment to professional development, and to serving students in a collegiate setting. The candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with others and be willing to teach both day and evening courses at the Brunswick campus or Camden Center location as needed.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
  • M.S. in Physics
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Physics.
  • Preferred Qualifications and Training
  • ABD or Ph.D. in Physics or related field.
  • Recent experience teaching undergraduate physics courses for 12 months or more.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law. Based on the University system of Georgia's policy, official sealed transcripts must be provided upon offer and acceptance of all Faculty positions.