Saturday, August 19, 2017

FT Lecturer, Auburn AL

Position Information
Job Title Lecturer - Physics
Posting Number P0987F
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
The Physics Department at Auburn University is seeking a highly qualified individual for a Lecturer position. This is a nine month, non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in physics and astronomy, (2) interact with other faculty and staff to contribute to current and future innovative pedagogical efforts in undergraduate teaching, and (3) supervise graduate teaching assistants.

Candidates need to include in their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. More information on these positions can be found at:

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or a related field. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications
Experience in physics education research (PER), lecture demonstration activities, and teaching large lecture classes is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
Other Documentation

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TT at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

 The Department of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting late August 2018.
We seek a broadly trained physicist who has the potential to establish a highly visible undergraduate research program and who will be passionate about teaching physics at every level of the curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy will connect and integrate physics with other disciplines and who have the potential to collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the School of Science and at the College.
The search is primarily focused on candidates who can support the department’s geophysics degree specialization.  This includes supporting introductory-level geology courses and establishing a student-centered experimental research program.  Candidates with research specializations in geophysics or planetary science/exoplanets will receive preference.  An earned doctorate in physics, or a closely related field, is required.  Although post-doctoral experience is preferred, other backgrounds will be considered; ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to the start date.
Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ.  Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, to maintaining both high-quality teaching and an active and productive research program involving highly motivated undergraduates, and to seeking external funding consistent with this mission.  Our expectation is that a substantial portion of the new faculty member’s research will be performed on campus and will involve undergraduates.  Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the Department, School, and College. A newly renovated research laboratory and competitive start-up funds will be provided.
To Apply
To apply, compile a single PDF file containing the items listed below. 
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
  • Description of research interests, including the role of undergraduates (3 pages maximum)
  • Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity
  • Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation are required, including at least one commenting on teaching effectiveness. Letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to with the name of the candidate in the subject line.
Applications are due by October 10, 2017.  Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.
About the Department of Physics
The Physics Department, which currently has nine full-time, tenure-line faculty members and approximately 80 majors, is housed in a modern science complex that offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation, including research-grade SEM and AFM facilities and a new 27-inch telescope.  Candidates who can leverage these facilities with undergraduates are preferred. TCNJ's Department of Physics is consistently ranked by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTec) as a national leader in the graduation of both physics majors and of high school physics teachers. For more information about the department, visit:
About TCNJ
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM.  Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%.  TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2016.  In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years.  TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  TCNJ has also been a proud recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Physics Laboratory Instructor (Immediate Opening) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Applications are invited for the position of Physics Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh for Fall 2017. The successful candidate will coordinate with physics faculty to implement/revise laboratories for algebra-based general physics, calculus-based general physics, and/or introductory astronomyLabs meet for two hours/week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (mornings and afternoons). 

Candidates are expected to hold a B.S. in physics with preference for candidates with a M.S. degree in physics/physics education and physics teaching experience. The appointment is initially for one semester, but may be extended depending on performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit a resume/CV and a statement of physics teaching experience via email or US mail to: Dr. Mark Lattery, Dept. of Physics/Astronomy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8644 ( Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position has been filled. Employment requires criminal background check. AA/EOE.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lab transformation Physics Education Postdoc, Michigan State

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work to develop assessments of student learning for introductory physics laboratories and conduct research on learning and practice in these laboratories.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics and education faculty to:
     develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation;
     identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus;
     develop valid assessments of student learning in this course;
     participate in and supervise the development of instructional routines, materials, and practices for improving student learning in this course; and
     publish assessment tools and findings in Physics Education journals.
The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in the Physics Education Research Lab ( and in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of introductory laboratories. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, grad students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to (posting number 450385). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same posting.

Review of applications will begin on Oct 1, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Danny Caballero, Faculty Advisor for the Physics Education Research Lab,

MSU is an Affirmative ActionEqual Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications andor nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Biology Education Research Postdoc, University of Washington

Postdoctoral Position: Biology Education Research at the University of Washington
The UW Biology Education Research Group (BERG) seeks candidates with strong quantitative analysis skills for a full-time postdoctoral position to evaluate the effectiveness of an institution-wide faculty development project: CAUSE for transformation: The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Student Education project. CAUSE is an NSF-funded project that will be comprised of faculty from seven major undergraduate departments (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Computer Science, Public Health). The core of the program is a 2-year Exploration and Implementation experience that helps participants learn evidence-based teaching methods, supports them during initial implementation of the methods, places them in a community of practice, and provides “graduates” with opportunities for professional advancement as a CAUSE Fellow.

The position will be under the supervision of Drs. Mary Pat Wenderoth and Jennifer Doherty in the UW Biology Department and Dr. Deborah Wiegand in the UW Chemistry Department. The postdoc will have opportunities to collaborate with a diverse network of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students—locally through the UW DBER community and nationally through participation in meetings such as the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).

Candidates must have:
·         a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a STEM discipline, STEM education, public health, statistics, measurement or a closely related field completed in the last three years
·         strong quantitative analysis skills
·         success in publishing and presenting research findings
·         demonstrated interest in education research
·         excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are willing to acquire, expertise in the following:
·         faculty development
·         Bloom analysis of exams
·         classroom observation protocols (i.e., PORTAAL)
·         project management
·         web-based data collection and database management

The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include:
·         collection and management of databases for student demographic information, PORTAAL scores, Bloom scores, student exam performance, and ATI, SCII, ETLQ survey results
·         quantitative analysis
·         assistance with the bi-weekly faculty development meetings of the CAUSE fellows
·         project logistics
·         training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants
·         creating annual reports for each CAUSE fellow with a summary of PORTAAL scores, Bloom scores and observed achievement gaps in exam performance
·         being lead author on research publications and meeting presentations

The position is full-time (100% FTE) 12-month appointment with a salary of $47,484, including benefits (Research Associate, UW Job Code 0148). The position is intended to be a two or three-year position, contingent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and university policies.

To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the your education research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae to in one PDF file named “CAUSE Postdoc LastName FirstName.pdf”. Please be ready to provide telephone numbers of three references and a sample publication if requested. Review of applications will begin Sept 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The ideal starting date is November 2017, but is negotiable.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Academic Director, Physics Education Non-Profit

Science Non-Profit Seeks Academic Director
See the Change ( works to improve science skills, especially among girls and other groups underrepresented in STEM fields, through middle school physics instruction. We do this in two fundamental ways: providing engaging, hands-on curriculum and delivering professional development that equips teachers to provide high-quality instruction.
We are searching for an academic director to join our fast-growing organization. Our ideal colleague is excited about the prospect of coaching middle-school teachers on the path to becoming effective at hands-on physics instruction. Being able to design and deliver engaging professional development is a must; deep knowledge of physics is a plus but not essential.
We are based in Colorado, but open to a person working remotely. Currently about 20,000 students in five states use our program, so it will probably be necessary to do some travel.
Our academic director will work with the team to make our curriculum stronger, our assessments more useful, and our professional development sessions even more awesome.
If the idea of delivering cool science to kids, working with a creative and motivated team, and striving to change education at a root level intrigues you, contact Dr. Spencer Downing, Executive Vice President,

Assistant Professor of Physics or Physics Education - University of the Virgin Islands

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Physics or Physics Education

Position Number

College of Science & Mathematics

Job Description
The University of the Virgin Islands is advertising one full-time non-tenure-track faculty position. This position is designed to support the expansion of UVI's dual degree applied mathematics program to the Albert A. Sheen campus, to reinforce STEM and STEM education offerings there, and to support the new physics major. Successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory and mid-level physics and mathematics while furthering the goals of these programs outside the classroom and in the community.

Employment is expected to begin in January, 2018. Compensation will be commensurate with the teaching and research experience level of the successful candidates. One-way travel for the appointee and immediate family as well as an allowance for shipping costs will be paid by the University for relocation to St. Croix.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with colleagues and students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University's committees; and contribute to the development of the University's Strategic Plan, Pathways to Greatness 2017.

Required Qualifications
Successful applicants will hold a PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Physics Education, or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
The College of Mathematics and Physical Sciences has a strong commitment to education in the broadest sense. The ideal candidate will desire to engage actively with students at the university and in the community to increase STEM aptitude across the US Virgin Islands.

Posting Details

Posting Number


St. Croix

Position Type

Number of Vacancies- part time

Posted Salary
Commensurate with experience

Advertised Job Duties
The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at UVI is seeking candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Spring of 2018. Commitment to quality undergraduate teaching, continuing scholarship and university service are required.

This position supports the expansion of UVI's physics and applied mathematics offerings in the College of Science and Mathematics and on the Albert A. Sheen campus on the island of St. Croix. The successful candidate will be able to lead introductory and mid-level physics courses while also teaching introductory mathematics as needed, generally at the algebra and pre-calculus levels. The successful candidate is also expected to take advantage of opportunities for development of a research program, ranging from projects with VI-EPSCoR, to the scholarship of teaching and learning to developing activities to complement that active astrophysics research ongoing at Etelman Observatory on the St. Thomas campus.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with colleagues and students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University's committees; and contribute to the development of the University's Strategic Plan, Pathways to Greatness 2017 .

Open Date

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicant
Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

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