Sunday, May 21, 2017

FT at Cornell University

The search is for a lecturer position. Candidates must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level. The Department is seeking an experienced instructor to teach Physics 1101/1102, Introductory Physics I and II during the academic years, August 2017 - May 2020. in the fall semesters of 2017, 2018 and 2019, and Physics 1102, Introductory Physics II, in the spring semesters of 2018, 2019 and 2020. These two courses are auto-tutorial courses and have an enrollment of approximately 300 students per semester. 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. The candidate will also have experience training, managing, and mentoring graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs). The candidate will contribute to the assessment of the courses they teach and of the TA learning support programs. The candidate will be responsive to the ongoing development of alternative teaching techniques that will continue to provide support for emerging student needs.
Please send the application, including a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching and to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9177. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same website. 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. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We're an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Applications received before May 24, 2017 will receive full consideration.
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.
About Us
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FT Lecturer, Georgia State, Atlanta

Lecturer Position in Physics
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Georgia State University seeks to hire a Lecturer, a non-tenure track faculty position pending budgetary approval. A PhD in Physics or related discipline is required. The lecturer will primarily teach introductory physics courses, both algebra-based and calculus-based, including in the department's SCALE-UP classroom.  The department seeks individuals with a commitment to high-quality undergraduate education and effective teaching. Preference will be given to those with appropriate teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in physics education.  The starting date for this position is August 2017. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, and statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Brian Thoms, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5060, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 or by e-mail to bthoms@gsu.edu.  Position will remain open until filled.  Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. An offer of employment is conditional upon background verification.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Faculty of Science at UBC

Applications must go through the posting on the UBC Careers website:
https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php
Applicants should search the listing for "Science Education Specialist" and choosing Job ID 26413.

Job ID:                 26413   
Location:               Vancouver - Point Grey Campus
Employment Group:       Management&Professional (AAPS)
Job Category:           Educational Programming
Classification Title:   Educ. Programming, Level B
Business Title:         Science Education Specialist
Department:             Physics & Astronomy
Salary:                 $59,335.00 - $85,477.00 (Annual)
Full/Part Time:         Full-Time
Desired Start Date:     2017/07/01
Job End Date:           2020/06/30
Funding Type:           Grant Funded
Closing Date:           2017/06/10     
Available Openings:     1


Job Summary
The position is a Faculty of Science-funded education specialist embedded in Physics & Astronomy. The person will have disciplinary expertise in Physics, Astronomy or a related discipline, and will bring expertise in pedagogy and evidence-based practices from their own background and bolstered with Skylight-coordinated professional development workshops and ongoing mentoring from Skylight leadership and peers. They will support and mentor faculty instructors in the developed and/or use of evidence-based teaching methods and materials. From time to time, the incumbent will need to participate in the instruction to undergraduates to advance the pedagogy of the way a course is delivered.

The Science Education Specialist will be a resource, guide and support within the department of Physics & Astronomy. He or she will lead scholarship of teaching and learning projects, advise the faculty on teaching and learning practices and work with them on course and curriculum revisions, evaluations and pedagogical improvement projects.


Organizational Status
Appointment in Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science. Reports jointly to a faculty supervisor in Physics & Astronomy and to the Director of Skylight or designate. Works closely with faculty members and other members of instructional teams (e.g., teaching assistants) and students who may be hired to help with projects. Interacts with peer members of Skylight in other departments and the central unit. May supervise teaching assistants and/or research assistants.


Work Performed
- Instructional guidance:
o Advise and support faculty in developing and implementing new courses and course materials, transforming and improving existing courses, and revising and coordinating revision of curriculum at a course and/or program level 
o Advise and support faculty teaching activities and teaching and learning development projects
o Collect, distil, and communicate data to guide faculty/department efforts including the design of evaluation tools (concept questions, surveys, focus group questions etc)
o Advise/collaborate with faculty on teaching and learning project proposal development (e.g., large and small TLEFs, development grants)
o Liaise with Skylight and CTLT to coordinate relevant educational technology support and administrative assistance
o Prepare departmental reports on pedagogical projects and/or initiatives
o Coordinate departmental activities towards the achievement of the departmental vision around teaching and learning

- Faculty and Teaching Assistant development:
o Coach and consult with faculty to instruct them in evidence-based practices, possibly as part of a paired instructing arrangement
o Serve as a resource for evidence-based practice
o Provide formative, informal expert feedback to instructors on their teaching
o Develop and deliver professional development workshops for faculty and teaching assistants
o Facilitate the professional development of faculty in the area of teaching and learning through workshops and one-on-one consultations, providing expertise and support in the planning, designing and implementing of evidence-based teaching practices and resources, and by measuring the effectiveness of such interventions.

- Discipline-based education research (DBER):
o Design educational research experiments and collect relevant data for course projects and publish newly developed instruments or implementation of novel methods
o Consult and collaborate on scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and DBER efforts undertaken by faculty
o Disseminate scholarly work in collaboration with faculty through presenting at national and international conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals

- Community building:
o Facilitate faculty members' communication and consensus building around teaching and learning in their department
o Liaise across Science departments and with colleagues at other institutions in the same discipline
o Serve on committees related to departmental teaching and learning activities
o Organize and participate in department activities related to instructional practice such as discussion series, science education seminars, reading groups etc.

- Participate in centrally-organized work and activities, including collaborating on FoS-wide projects, actively participating in the community of their peers across departments, attending/contributing to Skylight meetings, Supper Series and the Science Education Open House each April, serving on committees as needed.

- As part of the larger teaching improvement mission, may be asked occasionally to instruct in courses that are under development/study and have been identified as in need of pedagogical advancement. Tthis would be less than one (up to three credits) course a year, at most twice (up to six credits) in a three year time span, and would be done under an Honorary Lecturer appointment.


Supervision Received
The role reports jointly to both Skylight Director and Department Head, or designates. The incumbent will work under general guidelines. Work is reviewed in term of achievement and effectiveness of the department's educational goals.


Supervision Given
This role provides guidance and advice to faculty members and other instructors on pedagogical skills, teaching practices and curriculum. May supervise TAs, UTAs, GRAs, URAs who may be hired to support DBER and SoTL projects.


Consequence of Error/Judgement
Participates in the assessment of program offerings and evaluations of teaching that will impact the success of the teaching programs and improve the teaching ability of faculty members.


Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.  BSc in one of the STEM disciplines; PhD in physics, astronomy, or related science is preferred so that the incumbent will have sufficient knowledge of the subject to better provide relevant pedagogical guidance in the courses taught.  Minimum of four years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have knowledge of current pedagogical research and best practices in teaching. Experience working in an instructional capacity (instructor or teaching assistant) with undergraduates. Experience in curriculum development. Experience in evaluation. Experience with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard) and other educational technologies would be an asset, as well as experience in computing and programming.


Skills
- Ability to lead change by helping to implement a vision and taking appropriate action to ensure acceptance and support.
- Ability to instruct and provide training in pedagogical best practices.
- Ability to initiate and conduct research projects.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data, determine implications, and provide recommendations.
- Must have good assessment and evaluation skills.
- Must be able to give effective presentations.
- Must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills.  
- Must have good management and organization skills.
- Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
- Ability to deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FT at Jubail University College

Jubail University College Male Branch Requires Assistant Professor in Physics

Jubail University College invites suitably qualified MALE candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Physics. These subjects would be taught as part of the following majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and MIS.

JUC is located in coastal Jubail Industrial City, the heart of the prosperous Eastern province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. English is the medium of instruction at the university. Successful candidates with single or married status are offered very attractive employment packages including a highly competitive tax-free salary, settling-in and transport allowances, excellent and free-of-charge accommodation, health care and education for two dependent children. Additionally, successful candidates are afforded free air ticket(s) to Dammam airport, annual repatriation return air ticket(s), two months paid summer leave as well as two short national paid holidays and end-of-service gratuity.

Skills

Two years post PhD undergraduate teaching experience with the following areas:
Physics: General Physics I & II

Minimum requirement: 2 years post PhD teaching experience at university level. Only candidate meeting the minimum experience will be contacted.

Professional experience in curriculum development.

Proficiency in oral and written English and computer literacy.

Applicants with administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting would be preferred.

Candidates not meeting experience requirement need not to apply.

Preference would be given to PhD holders, only applicant with relevant teaching experience will be considered.

Education
PhD/Masters/BS in Physics

Application Information

Contact:
Sultan Alotaibi
Supervisor of Employee Affairs & Government Relations
Jubail University College
Phone:
+966 13342 9000 x 6930
Fax:
+966 3340 4274
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

FT at Georgia Southern University

Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor
Georgia Southern University

Search #30006
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Physics

The Department invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

Within this setting, the Department of Physics offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics, or a Master of Science in Applied Physical Sciences degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree.

Position Description. Reporting to the Physics Department Chair, the limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor in Physics will be responsible for a workload of 15 hours per semester in teaching core physics courses for majors and non-majors, and other duties as specified by the Physics Department Chair. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Instructor:
Earned master's degree in physics, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2017. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor:
Earned doctorate in physics, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Physics, by August 1, 2017. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Screening of applications begins June 1, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent via email to:

Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #30006
Department of Physics
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8031
Statesboro GA 30460-8031
Electronic mail: cheller@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5292

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/physics. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TT at Broward College

Job Profile Summary
Broward College invites applicants for a full time tenure track teaching position in Physics.Candidates should be passionate educators who can facilitate the needs of diverse 21st century learners.
This position is a yearly two-semester (163 days) contract.
Candidates should demonstrate (1) a mastery of their specific discipline; (2) a deep commitment to the college mission of fostering student success, achievement and persistence; (3) technology competencies as well as teaching/counseling skills and strategies that facilitate 21st century literacies; (4) the use of resources that prepare students for productive lives.
Minimum Education:
  • Master's degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or Engineering and at least 18 graduate credit hours in Physics are required.
  • A doctorate is preferred.
Minimum Experience/Training:
  • Candidates with experience teaching introductory level engineering and/or physics courses are preferred.
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of computer literacy and a commitment to teaching.
  • Broward College places special importance on helping under-prepared students achieve academic success.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to take part in active professional development activities and service to the Department and College. Committee work is expected.
  • All schedules require office hours and some may require evening and/or weekend hours.
Job Title
Assistant Professor, Physics Position Number
P0002361 Job Status
Full time Regular Department
Physical Science and Wellness - Central Location
Central Campus Pay Grade
Faculty - Full Time Salary
$37,586 - $55,627 Work Shift
First Shift Work Schedule
Varies Hours Per Week
35 Posting End Date
Open Until Filled Comments
To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are required. Anticipated hire date, January 2018 Designated Essential Personnel
No FLSA Status
Exempt Position Classification
Faculty Special Instructions to Applicant:
For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and can be faxed to 954-201-7612. On the fax transmittal, please state clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.
Disclaimer
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Friday, May 5, 2017

FT at Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ. Fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was one of just five finalists in the U.S. for the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association's Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Arts Conference Center and in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus Project, and in 2015 for the Library Building.

The College is currently searching for a full-time College Lecturer in STEM. Reporting to the Dean of Instruction for Science, the College Lecturer is a full-time thirty-five (35) hour per week, twelve-month (12) confidential, professional educator position. The full-time lecturer will a maximum of 18 credit hours annually, manage projects for the Dean of Instruction, Science, manage program, coordinate events and marketing, and manage curriculum revision and development.

Requirements: Minimum of a Master's Degree in a STEM field (preference will be given to candidates able to teach Physics, Engineering Science, and Mathematics through Calculus). The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the mission of an urban community college and have experience working with a culturally diverse community. Because a significant piece of this position is administrative work, strong organizational and management skills are essential, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to provide diverse teaching methods to different learning styles. Must be able to teach students from diverse academic. Socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts and to provide a teaching demonstration. PREFERRED: Proficiency with various computer software programs and the use of Ellucian-Colleague or similar higher education platform. 1-3 years of college-level teaching is preferred for all full-time lecturers at HCCC.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

FT at San Jacinto College

Professor, Physics - Central Campus

Responsibilities:

Teaching
  •  Keeps up with developments in the field of study.
  • Demonstrates high standards-academic and professional.
  • Evaluates student work constructively and provides timely feedback.
  • Teaches at times and locations that meet student needs.
  • Provides access to students through posted conference hours, electronic communications, and other appropriate methods and responds to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials.
  • Develops and uses a syllabus and course information materials for each course, laboratory, or clinical setting within state, college, and departmental guideline.
Professional Development
  • Maintains high standards of competence in the discipline(s) and teaching methodologies through professional development activities.
  • Plans, develops, and uses effective teaching methods and materials which assist students in meeting course objectives, are appropriate for students with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, and engage the students in learning.
  • Reviews, evaluates, reflects, and revises program curricula and teaching methods through a self-evaluation process of self-reflection.
  • Meets or exceeds professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, requirements of business/industry, and higher education, as appropriate to the discipline(s).
Service
  • Actively participates in college meetings and/or committees, task forces, and councils.
  • Participates in college-related activities such as registration, community education, recruitment of students, student retention, and faculty selection. 
  • Participates in college activities for students/student organizations to aid in retention.
  • Participates in business and community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission and values of the college.
  • Participates in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.
  • Participates in setting departmental goals, in developing college budgets that support the goals, and in planning for achieving those goals.
  • Promotes and maintains departmental affiliation agreements and other partnerships with other institutions
Requirements:
  • Master's degree with at least eighteen (18) graduate hours in Physics
  • The ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population
Preferred:
  • Successful teaching experience at the public school or college level is desired.
Salary Grade: MAST

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req481

Posting Close Date: 6/2/2017Ft

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