Thursday, February 20, 2020

Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt, Nashville TN

Senior Lecturer in Physics 
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer. 
The successful candidate will assume instructional duties assigned by the Chair, including but not limited to teaching in our calculus-based Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS) course. Additional duties will include serving as the IPLS course coordinator. The Department has already instituted significant reforms in this course – in accord with best practices from physics education research – and is seeking an individual willing to build on this foundation and take a leadership role in making this IPLS course effective and equitable for students. 

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. 

The ideal candidate has experience with and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and service. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physics or in a related field and have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of diverse undergraduates. Experience in physics education research is preferred; familiarity with this research is required.

 The Senior Lecturer appointment will be nontenure track, with an initial appointment for one year, renewable in three-year terms subject to satisfactory performance. 
The teaching load is 3-3, with a potential one course reduction per semester for administrative work. The appointment will begin at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Applications should include 
(1) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, 
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 
(3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. 
These materials should be submitted directly to . 
Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded via the same link. 

Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

Vanderbilt University is a private research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville, TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of the best cities in the US in which to live and work.

Engineering Education Postdoc, Cornell NY

  Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in engineering education in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required junior-level mechanical engineering classes, supported by a Cornell University Active Learning Initiative grant.

Job description:
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required mechanical engineering courses in the thermal/fluids area. The postdoc will work with a group of faculty and postdocs, including the course instructors, to develop and document course materials emphasizing active and inductive learning and real-life applications.  Additional duties include evaluating metrics for the learning objectives of each class, and using those metrics to determine the efficacy of the course interventions.  Opportunities for teaching may also be available. This position is part of a Cornell-wide initiative to shift the undergraduate curriculum toward active learning approaches; the wide range of participating departments is summarized here: . The postdocs will have the opportunity to engage with the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation and participate in weekly seminars with other Active Learning Initiative postdocs to receive training and support in designing and implementing research-based teaching strategies. We expect the course redesign project to lead to archival publications in the engineering education literature. 

Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Start date: June 1, 2020
Length of appointment: 2 years
Time commitment:  full time, but will consider part-time appointments.

 Required qualifications:
·         Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, engineering education research, or a closely related field.
Preferred qualifications include some combination of the following:
·         Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
·         Strong background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
·         Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty members and postdocs, adapting to diverse views and approaches
·         Ability to work independently
·         Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
·         Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
·         Enthusiasm for learning new things (Because this project will involve integrating and applying many different research areas, an ability to grow is even more valuable than extensive experience in any one of the above areas.)

To apply:
Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement emphasizing relevant background and/or interest in engineering education research, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Prof. Elizabeth Fisher at  Evaluation of applications will start on March 16, 2020.

Please also contact Prof. Fisher with any questions.

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.

FT Faculty, Howard CC, Columbia MD

Physics/Physical Science Faculty
Category:Full-time Faculty        
Department:Science, Engineering & Technology
Location:Columbia, MD
Posted:Feb 17, 2020

About Howard Community College:

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has received the 2019 Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence.
It has also received distinction as a "Great College to Work for" each year since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Job Description:

The Division of Science, Engineering & Technology at Howard Community College (HCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the discipline of Physics/Physical Science.  The successful applicant will teach a range of courses that includes physical science, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics and astronomy where they will engage students in active learning and guided-inquiry experiments.  Coordination with division faculty, supervision and training of adjunct faculty, curriculum development, and student advising are required. Applicants are required to have a Master's degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field and to have teaching experience.  The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in their teaching through reflection, professional development, and a willingness to incorporate innovative strategies and integrate technology into their teaching.  Applicants must be willing to teach day and evening courses. The faculty member will fulfill a variety of college responsibilities including course and program assessment, participation in college wide activities and student clubs, and service on college committees. The ideal candidate has an interest in community outreach and interest in engaging community college students in undergraduate research.

At HCC, we serve a diverse student population and are committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with pathways to success. We value innovation, professional development, integrity and respect. Teaching excellence is placed at the core of our Division and we are excited to welcome a new full-time faculty member to our team. We encourage you to see why HCC is a great place to discover greatness in yourself and others.


Essential requirements:
Minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field
Teaching experience in physics or a closely related field
Demonstrated record of continuous teaching improvement
Ability to teach using a variety of approaches
Demonstrated use of technology
Effective interpersonal skills

Preferred requirements:
Experience in sponsoring student clubs or community outreach
Experience with curriculum development and assessment
Familiarity with results from physics and/or related education research
Interest in engaging students in research projects

Additional Information:
This is a 10-month faculty position.

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am - 5pm but some evenings may be required
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement
Best Consideration: For best consideration, application materials must be submitted by March 15, 2020.

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents:

1.  Cover letter

2.  Curriculum vitae

3.  Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages

4. Unofficial transcripts

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two or More Lecturers, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Lecturers in Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Physics and Astronomy

The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 12, 2020, with the possibility of renewal.
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Although not required, experience or strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses or laboratory-based physics courses are also desirable.  Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at

Required Minimum Qualifications
- PhD in physics or closely related discipline
- Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
- Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level: PhD
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Physics
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020
Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply

Apply online at will  Search:5113BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:
Letters of recommendation from 3 references*
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
*Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy.  These letters must be submitted to  and must be in PDF format.  Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 27, 2020.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Five-Year Astronomy Education Research Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany

5-year Postdoctoral position in astronomy education research at the Office of Astronomy for Education

Haus der Astronomie / the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy will be hosting the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) of the International Astronomical Union. The OAE will support and coordinate astronomy
education by astronomy researchers and educators, aimed at primary or secondary schools, world-wide. The OAE will organize an international network of astronomy education stakeholders, organize groups of
scientists to collaborate on creating certain educational resources, facilitate and undertake systematic evaluation of existing resources, and work towards establishing international standards of quality control and evaluation in astronomy education.

Together with the international communities of astronomy researchers and educators, OAE is tasked with:
• bridging the gap between astronomy education research (AER) and education practice, by making the results of AER accessible to education practitioners
• developing high-quality astronomy education resources
• evaluating both specific resources and methods of teaching astronomy, encouraging and qualifying the wider astronomical community in evaluation techniques
• creating and supporting the creation of concept inventories that allow the evaluation of students learning about astronomy
• identifying best-practice resources and methods for teaching astronomy in general, and for specific aspects of teaching astronomy (e.g. observing with remote telescopes, working with authentic astronomical data, teaching specific sub-topics of astronomy, issues of accessibility and inclusion as well as of diversity).

The holder of this position will serve as the Astronomy Education Research Coordinator of the OAE, and in this position will contribute to those activities, in particular those that directly involve astronomy education or physics education research, and take responsibility for suitable projects and sub-projects.

Applicants should:
• have a PhD in astronomy education research (AER), physics education research (PER), or a PhD in a related subject area and equivalent qualifications in AER/PER
• have practical and, if possible, research experience in evaluating astronomy education resources, activities, and teaching methods • be thoroughly familiar with the accepted academic standards for evaluating education resources, activities, and teaching methods
• have experience in collaborating in an international academic environment; experiences with editing and publishing collaborative works are considered a plus

The position has a preferred starting date of April 1, 2020 and is limited until February, 28, 2025. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) depending
on qualification and experience in level E13. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, a brief statement of research interests, and the contact information for no less than two senior scientists willing to provide a recommendation, no later than February 21, 2020.

The link to the online application portal can be found here:

Physics Lecturer, University of Maine

Lecturer in Physics,
University of Maine
Department of Physics and Astronomy

URL with full ad and link to apply:

Responsibilities include teaching primarily undergraduate laboratory sections in each of the Fall and Spring semesters, with an emphasis on introductory physics courses, as well as occasionally teaching introductory or advanced physics courses. There is an expectation of developing new laboratory activities and materials, collaborating with colleagues and using the results of physics education research as a guide. Mentoring and supervision of teaching assistants may also be included. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. This is a nine-month, academic-year appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 31, 2020. The successful candidate is encouraged to apply for external summer funding and/or seek opportunities to teach summer courses at UMaine.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer at



* A master’s degree in physics or the equivalent.
* An established strong teaching record in an area of, or closely related to, undergraduate physics.
* Effective written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to conduct laboratory instruction safely.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and teach laboratory activities using up-to-date pedagogical techniques.


* Experience in a supervisory or mentoring role.
* Demonstrated commitment to the success of students traditionally underrepresented in the field of physics.
* A record of successful performance in collaborative settings.
* Coursework in physics beyond the master’s level.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" link at

You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position as described above
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) statement of teaching philosophy and relevant teaching experience

Sponsorship for an H1b visa may not be available for this position.

Search Timeline is as follows:|

Review of applications to begin: February 21, 2020
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 24, 2020
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 5, 2020
Tentative start date: August 31, 2020

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Michael C. Wittmann at or 207-581-1237.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Science Education Research Associate, University of Utah

Research Associate Position in Science Education in the Frey Research Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah.
A research associate position is available in the Frey STEM Education Research group at the University of Utah in the Department of Chemistry. This position is a full-time, 12-month position, with the potential to extend 4 years, assuming excellent annual performance-based reviews. The research associate will work on several projects in the area of inclusive teaching-and-learning materials development and evaluation of student learning in STEM.
A key responsibility will be to join a team of researchers, practitioners, and faculty developers engaged in a multi-institutional NSF-funded grant with the goal of developing online and in-person programming that will improve current and future STEM faculty awareness of, confidence in, and ability to create inclusive learning environments. The team itself practices inclusive group processes and strives to be a social justice organization.
The primary responsibility of the research associate under this NSF grant is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the outcomes of participants engaged in the online and the in-person programming. This will entail extensive literature review, development and validation of instruments, and the implementation of instruments and subsequent data analysis. It will also entail developing protocols for and conducting focus groups, followed by thematic qualitative analysis. This work will be performed under the mentorship and supervision of a sub-group of expert education researchers that are part of the grant team.
A second major component of this position is to work as part of the Frey research group to design and implement evaluation studies on student learning in collaboration with STEM faculty and the Center for Science and Math Excellence (CSME) at the University of Utah. In addition, the research associate will be responsible for extracting, managing, and analyzing complex data sets from education research projects conducted in the Frey group, and will help graduate and undergraduate students learn and use the skills required for this type of qualitative and quantitative research in STEM education.
Required Qualifications
The successful applicant will have a PhD in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, or psychology are preferred) and demonstrated experience in conducting DBER research. In addition, knowledge of and experience in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical. To be considered, applicants must be strongly committed to undergraduate STEM education and improving inclusion and equity in the STEM classroom. Applicants also must have the skills for and interest in working collaboratively with a wide range of people in higher education.
List of required qualifications:
·      PhD in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, or psychology preferred)
·      Experience in chemistry/physics/biology education research or research on student learning
·      Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate and manage multiple simultaneous projects.
·      The ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques to a range of experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational research designs. Experience with applying general linear models, factor-analysis techniques, uni-variate and multi-variate techniques, and multi-level models to complex data sets is necessary.
·      A record of accomplishment in coordination and quality-control of large data sets and analyses of research data, with demonstrable knowledge of evaluative research methods, and strong command of statistical analysis and statistical software, such as R or SPSS.
·      The knowledge of the assumptions underlying the above techniques and the ability to correctly choose and apply the different techniques on social-science data.
·      Excellent data-management and organizational skills, including attention to detail and sensitivity to data quality.
·      Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with research personnel at various levels (faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students).
·      The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the multi-institutional NSF-grant team, the Frey research group, CSME, and with faculty and staff from other academic departments and centers.
Application Information
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including the names and email addresses of 3 or more references, and a statement of career goals. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. The salary is negotiable depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. University of Utah is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

Email application material to Regina Frey (Ron and Eileen Ragsdale Endowed Chair in Chemical Education and professor of chemistry, University of Utah) at

Sunday, January 12, 2020

PER/Diversity Postdoc, University of Utah

University of Utah
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Physics Education Research- Diversity and Inclusion/Graduate Education

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah seeks to hire a post-doctoral research associate in the field of physics education research (PER) specialized in diversity and inclusion research at the graduate level. The successful candidate will work as part of a team leading research on graduate education in physics and astronomy. This will include conducting a climate survey, interviews, policy analysis, and further ethnographic work at the University of Utah. This position is a one-year contract with an additional one-year renewal depending on performance. Further renewals will be dependent on performance and funding. The position is open until filled with a negotiable starting date.

Post-Doctoral Salary: $50,000 +benefits (including healthcare and retirement)

Required Skills:
-Can independently lead research
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Strong writing skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications or drafts
-Desire to learn grant writing, presentation design/style
-Strong research ethics and dedication to high quality work and analysis
-Attention to detail
-Autonomous, goal driven, and meets deadlines
-Survey design and statistical analysis or strong desire to learn

Preferred Skills (required for Research Associate):
            -Qualitative interviewing and coding skills
            -Successful grant writing
            -Experience presenting at national conferences and universities
            -Peer-reviewed publications
            -Teaching or interest in large introductory physics courses

If you are interested in applying, send your letter of interest specifying your relevant skills, vita, list of publications and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the email address listed here. For information about the research group (PERU), please go to or contact Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Term Faculty, Integrated Science Education, Michigan State

Subject: Integrated Science Education Position at Michigan State University

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) administered by the College of Natural Science is seeking a fixed term faculty instructor/scholar to participate in the ongoing priority initiative of providing high-quality science education to future teachers and non-STEM majors.  Our goal as related to this position is to continue to provide outstanding science teaching of undergraduate students in the teacher education program.

In support of these efforts, CISGS is seeking faculty candidates with primary interests in science education at the undergraduate level.  The successful candidate will be involved with integrated science education (ISE) courses that serve the needs of future K-12 teachers as well as graduate students intending to teach college science and math. The individual will collaborate with other instructors in CISGS to address the needs of pre-service K-12 teachers to develop proficiency in three-dimensional (core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts) science learning aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards for K12 Education (NGSS). Duties will include implementing the preexisting curriculum in ISE courses; participating in the development and evaluation of ISE courses, and coordinating a certification program in college science and mathematics teaching designed for graduate students.

The initial duration of the appointment will be one academic year (9 months) with the expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance.  Responsibilities will include teaching ISE courses, one of which is taken by graduate students planning to teach college science.  The teaching load will typically be two to three sections per semester, depending on engagement in other efforts.  Additionally, optional opportunities will exist to participate in ongoing curricular reform efforts, build and deliver online courses, collaborate with researchers engaged in cutting-edge research in disciplinary-based science education including infusing three-dimensional learning in undergraduate courses for STEM majors, and develop and teach summer semester classes.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree (Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred) in a science discipline, discipline-based education research, or in science education, with strong evidence of training or experience in teaching integrated science courses at the undergraduate level. Since the teaching load focuses solely on integrated science (drawing upon core ideas in biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science), candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong interest in learning science from disciplines other than the advanced degree.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Science Education/Discipline-Based Education Research. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing three-dimensional science learning (from the Next Generation Science Standards) in the classroom.  Preferred candidates will have employed best practices in teaching, curriculum development, and assessment.  Evidence of collaborative working relationships as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom is strongly desired.  Prior experience working with the K-12 community (teacher candidates, teachers, students) and/or non-STEM majors is desirable.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to (posting number 624555).  The teaching philosophy should reference previous experiences as evidence of a commitment to diversity and the ability to integrate knowledge from multiple science disciplines.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation (to be uploaded to the same posting), which specifically highlight their teaching experience and education.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jane Rice, Chair of the Search Committee ( or to Gabe Ording, Director of the Center for Integrative Studies (

The Center for Integrative Studies in General Science ( is focused on educating non-science majors to use science as a tool to make every day decisions for a sustainable future.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.