Friday, July 13, 2018

Educational Researcher, SUNY Binghamton

Job Description:
About the Smart Energy Scholars Program:

The Smart Energy Scholars Program aims to create seamless transfer between SUNY Broome, Queensborough Community College, and Binghamton University to prepare academically talented, low income students for careers in the renewable energy future of the United States. Students in this program will receive financial, academic, and social support. A custom designed seminar, academic advising, research experience, and internships are features of the program to retain and graduate students with bachelor's in chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering within four years. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in STEM program.

Position Summary:

The Educational Researcher will work closely with the team to address key questions about how transfer students perform throughout their pursuit of a STEM bachelor's degree if they are given financial, academic, and social support. This research is significant because of the lower rates of success for transfer students (compared to native students), the low rates of bachelor's degree completion for students who begin at community colleges, and the need for more graduates with STEM competencies. We will assess the implementation of a community of practice designed to improve student's self-concept of being a STEM major, conceptual knowledge in their domain, and the sense of agency to overcome challenges on the STEM degree path, factors that have been shown to be significant predictors of persistence along the transfer path as well as in science. Our research aims to understand how students persist and perform in STEM degrees, along the transfer pathway specifically, paying attention to cognitive, structural and social variables.

We are developing a smart energy seminar to foster our program objectives using innovative pedagogies. The Educational Researcher will also work closely with the team to coordinate and implement the seminar. The position will be based at Binghamton University and may require some travel to partner campuses in Binghamton and New York City. The expected start date will be August 2018, for a one-year period with option of renewal.

Job Responsibilities:

Work with the project team to finalize the mixed methods approach to address the research objectives which includes:
Comparisons of quantitative student outcomes (GPA, retention and graduation rates) between scholars in the program and matched groups outside of the program
Use of the nationally validated survey, Student Experience in a Research University
Qualitative data generation through observation, interviews and focus groups
Implement the research protocol, collecting data across the three campuses
Monitor challenges and opportunities in the research design and implementation
Work with the external project evaluator to share and discuss data as appropriate
Analyze and write up results for conference presentations, scholarly publications, and public briefs on the project
Participate in seminar and other program events
Coordinate the smart energy seminar
Contribute content to seminar, as needed
Other related duties as assigned

Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent in a science or engineering field. Science education, learning science, or related degree preferred.
Strong publication and presentation record
Demonstrated expertise in mixed method research design, with an emphasis on qualitative data analysis
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience in project management and/or coordination of academic programs

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $48,000 annually. Full-time, 12-month appointment.

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law.  Such activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, advertising, selection, hiring, training, promotion, upgrade, demotion, transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff, performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus since August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in this position should apply online. To apply please submit:

Resume or Curriculum vitae.
Letter summarizing applicant's training, educational program development and/or coordination, research interests, and goals. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee, Smart Energy Scholars.
Names and contact information (address, email, phone) for three work and/or academic references.
You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.

After filling out the contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.

Returning Applicants: - Login to your The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two Postdocs at Cornell

Two Educational Postdoctoral positions are available at Cornell University:
The anticipated start date for the appointments is August 1, 2018. The review of applications will begin on July 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. You can find more details about the positions, and instructions about how to apply:

Educational Teaching Postdoc
Applications are invited for an Education Teaching Postdoc in the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories with interest in developing skills and experience essential to evidence-based education research and university teaching. We are looking for an individual who is excited about teaching, education research in biology course assessment and collaboration in biology education. Experience with laboratory tools used in neurobiology or genetics research, and work with video production is a plus.

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist and report to the Director of the Laboratories and will be devoting 40% of their full-time effort to using modern pedagogical methods in teaching and in training graduate TAs, 30% of their effort to discipline-based education research projects and helping assess active learning methods, and 30% of their effort to helping develop new course modules, especially in the fields of neurobiology, behavior and modern genetics lab skills (CRISPR). The Postdoc may also help prepare biology education videos and other media.

Educational Research Postdoc
Applications are invited for an Educational Research Postdoc in STEM education research in collaboration with the Investigative Biology Teaching Laboratories and the Physics Department at Cornell University. The successful candidate will be devoting 100% of their full-time effort to discipline-based education research and participate in the evaluation and improvement of the Investigative Biology Laboratory course and help redesign and evaluate the introductory physics labs to similarly develop students’ scientific abilities and critical thinking skills.

The successful candidate will work with co-PIs Dr. Mark Sarvary (in biology) and Dr. Natasha Holmes (in physics) and a growing team of discipline-based education researchers to evaluate the existing courses, and design and test improvements. A significant portion of the project will be devoted to developing training materials for instructors and teaching assistants (graduate and undergraduate).

Please also contact the PIs Dr. Sarvary ( or Dr. Holmes ( with any questions.

Monday, July 2, 2018

STEM Education Postdoc, Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines has a full-time post-doc position open to work with two NSF grant funded projects related to STEM teacher preparation.  The position is three-quarters time on Get the Facts Out: Changing the Conversation around STEM teaching and one quarter-time on our Noyce Scholarship Grant.  Get The Facts Out is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Chemical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, behavior change researchers, teacher educators, and several colleges and universities to serve as study sites. The grant aims to tackle misperceptions about the teaching profession with the goal of increasing the fraction of physics, chemistry, and math majors that choose to pursue middle and high school teaching as a career.

This position requires travel annually to the six study sites, the annual project team meeting, and a national conference to report on project findings. The post-doc will work with Wendy Adams, Physics Education Research Faculty member, and Kristine Callan, Physics Teaching Professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree before the position start date in physics, chemistry, mathematics, science education, or communications. Candidates can either have a degree in education research or demonstrated interest in education research.  The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, strong quantitative skills, ability to work collaboratively, the self-discipline to work independently, and enjoy multi-tasking.

Job Responsibilities: Conduct research on perceptions of teaching as a profession, including longitudinal analysis of perceptions through surveys, site visits, interviews, and focus groups. Conduct teacher recruitment activities at Mines including presentations, advising, and assisting with scholarship decisions.  Supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage budgets, and report findings through peer-reviewed publications.

Salary: $50,000 per year with benefits and travel support. The Post-doc will be on a yearly-appointment with funding for up to five years.

Department Description:

Located in Golden, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Annual research funding exceeds $60M. The Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of campus and has several new classrooms designed for interactive and innovative teaching techniques.

Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

To apply for the position please send the following materials to

1. Cover letter that addresses the qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:

1.A) In what ways do your previous research, teaching, and/or outreach experiences inform your interest in recruiting new science and math teachers?

1.B) What background experiences do you have that lead you to feel prepared for and interested in statistical analysis of large-scale data and conducting individual interviews?

1.C) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?

1.D) In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research, as well as in survey development. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?

2. CV with references listed.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Assistant Professor or Term Lecturer of Physics, Natural Sciences

PRIMARY DUTY: Applicant should be highly committed to teach undergraduates and motivated to perform undergraduate research. Candidate must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced level physics courses.
 Essential Functions:
  1. Teach 24-26 credits per year with seven weekly office hours
  2. Teach and develop course material pertinent to teaching load including electronic materials for use in online courses
  3. Advise undergraduate students
  4. Serve the department and the university on committees as assigned
  5. Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate
  6. Establish undergraduate / graduate research, if hired as Assistant Professor
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department
Education: A.B.D. Physics

Education: Ph.D. Physics:
Experience: Teaching experience with favorable evaluations. Theoretical background preferred but not required.
 Additional Job Information:
WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office during the 9-month school term

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.
With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during four of the model's first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the "Safest College Towns in America," while has named the Northwest campus one of the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor's degree earners and 97 percent of master's degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.
Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.
Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.
For more information, visit

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Natural Sciences is composed of 28 full time faculty in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.  The department offers more than 30 different undergraduate degrees that draw upon the breadth of these scientific disciplines and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern science.  The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Nanoscale Science, numerous preprofessional programs, a variety of undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate school, and master's programs in Biology and Science Education.  For more information visit

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

DATE AVAILABLE: August 13, 2018

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or e-mail for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and a list of three references willing to provide recommendation letter upon request.

Physicist Search Committee
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Instructional Assistant Professor, UTexas Austin

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Physics - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jun 14, 2018 · Close: Dec 31, 2018

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position for the academic year 2018-2019.  The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years.  An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower-division undergraduate physics courses each semester.  Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics.  The Department of Physics is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.  If this position is not filled prior to the Fall 2018 semester, it will remain open until filled for the subsequent semester.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching.  Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design.  A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing interest and experience in physics education. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Intro Lab Manager, UMich


How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics is seeking a manager to lead daily operations and support pedagogy for the laboratory courses in our introductory course sequences. The lab manager oversees on-site supervision and equipment support for six different introductory lab courses: a standard introduction to mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 141 and 241), as well as an honors approach (PHYSICS 161 and 261) and a health sciences curriculum for mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 136 and 236). Combined, these courses have a total enrollment of more than 4,500 students each academic year (fall, winter, and spring half term). Additionally, the lab manager works in concert with our associate chair for undergraduate studies and faculty lab coordinators to support the delivery of the course content and curricular innovation.

Please visit the Physics website at for additional information about our department.


Daily operation leadership includes:

Managing the weekly or twice weekly change-over of six lab classrooms with eight to ten set-ups each

Ensure all equipment is in working order; organize repairs proactively and as needed

Acquiring laboratory consumables, replacement equipment, and new equipment and supplies

Maintaining an inventory of equipment and consumables

Maintaining a budget and financial documentation for consumables and new or replacement equipment

Maintain a system by which students with instructor consent are able to execute labs that they were unable to do in class due to absence

Supervising a team of undergraduate and graduate student temporary employees

Ensuring that all lab spaces and practices comply with OSEH and University health and safety standards and regulations

Curriculum support includes:

Communicating and actively collaborating with associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, and lead graduate student instructors about current state and future plans for the entire set of introductory laboratory courses

Supporting associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, lead graduate student instructors and/or others who seek to improve the quality of undergraduate education through the introductory labs.

Providing on-site support for graduate student instructors teaching the labs on a daily basis. Assisting with broken equipment or other situations that may hinder the progress of the class meeting.

Required Qualifications*

Requires a Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or related field and at least 3 years’ experience. Solid supervisory and financial management skills along with strong communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in Physics is desired. A Master's degree with 6 years’ experience is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment is desired.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Manager of Introductory Labs


Laboratory/Classroom Svcs Mgr


Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI








College Of Lsa


LSA Physics


6/05/2018 – 6/19/2018


$65,000.00 – $70,000.00


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

DBER Postdoc, Duke

A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the Biology Department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded IUSE grant (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for undergraduates at the introductory and capstone levels, with particular attention to the mechanisms of effect. The responsibilities of the position include: executing empirical studies of student learning and engagement in collaboration with researchers and course instructors from biology, chemistry, statistics, and other disciplines/departments across three universities (Duke University, University of Minnesota, and University of Michigan); performing extensive quantitative analysis of new and previously-collected data; and disseminating products of our efforts to both research communities (through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and written reports) and communities of practice (through annual professional development workshops and subsequent virtual collaborations).

Applicants should have a background in program evaluation and scientific teaching, have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching through writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies. A Ph.D. in disciplinary-based education research in STEM is required.

Please apply via the Academic Jobs Online website. Please contact Julie Reynolds ( with any questions.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher, Florida International University

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

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

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in science, mathematics or related field, with a doctorate preferred. Minimum 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program. 

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

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 06/09/2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515047 at 
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 57,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student- athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago

The Physics department at DePaul University has an opening for a full time non-tenure track professional lecturer in a studio environment.. The position requires a PhD in physics or related field. The initial contract is for 1 year, with the possibility of future multi-year contracts. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching the algebra based introductory physics for the life sciences (IPLS) course. There is also the possibility to develop and teach courses for the general education program, including courses that have a strong emphasis on the nature of science as well as teaching advanced majors courses.   The ideal candidate will have experience using active engagement pedagogies with strong preference given to candidates who have studio physics experience in a scale-up classroom.  Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in IPLS courses are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will work with the studio coordinator as well as collaborate with other faculty teaching in the sequence.  To apply, visit Application reviews will begin immediately.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FT at Seton Hall University

The Department of Physics at Seton Hall University invites applications to fill a full-time teaching (12 credits/semester) Term Faculty position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching lecture and laboratory physics courses at all undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is required. Seton Hall, the oldest Catholic diocesan university in the US, is located 14 miles west of Manhattan, in South Orange, New Jersey with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and more than 90 rigorous major academic programs.  SHU is committed to programs of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) to achieve our objectives of creating and supporting a diverse racial, ethnic and cultural community. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and three letters of recommendation (by email) to Professor Mehmet Alper Sahiner, Chair, Department of Physics, Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave, South Orange NJ 07079. email: .

TT at University of Indianapolis

Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Space Science
University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Natural Science. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2018.  Departmental affiliation of the successful candidate will be determined with consideration to the formal training of that candidate. Natural science departments at the University of Indianapolis include Biology, Chemistry, as well as Physics and Earth-Space Sciences.
The individual in this position will assist with teaching a series of integrated science courses that introduce elementary education teacher candidates to concepts of Earth and environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering through interactive, learner focused teaching practices; teach departmental courses for undergraduate students in those disciplines consistent with specific candidate's background; carry out research (the University of Indianapolis follows the Boyer Model of scholarship) at either the university, or elementary level; and develop and improve the newly designed, soon to be implemented, elementary education science curriculum as we collect data and identify needs
A Ph.D. in a natural science discipline or science education is required. Applicants nearing completion of that degree will be considered. Candidates with a Ph.D. in science education must have a masters in a natural science discipline. A passion for teaching and curriculum development is required. A strong interest in innovative pedagogy and interdisciplinary collaboration is also required. 
To view the full job advertisement and to apply electronically, please visit  The position is open until filled with the review of applications to begin immediately. 
The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Temporary FT Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position (#144170). 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, 2018.

Review date for greatest consideration is May 31, 2018.
Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required.  Applicants who possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field (conferred by August 1, 2018) will receive special consideration.

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: •Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans •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
Internal Number: 144170

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Post-Doc at the University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

The University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), a pan-University center supporting teaching at all levels and in all academic disciplines, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position beginning in August 2018.

The Research Associate training experience will include co-instructing teaching courses for STEM teaching assistants (TAs) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the School of Arts & Sciences. The Research Associate will develop and conduct educational research related to teaching courses; participating in educational development programs as part of the post-doctoral teaching mentorship process. In addition the Research Associate will help to create a model for expanding these teaching courses to other STEM departments.

Completion of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in science, engineering, math or STEM education fields or equivalent is required by appointment start date. The successful candidate will have teaching experience in a STEM discipline or teaching STEM methods. Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is essential. Strong oral and written communication, organizational, attention to detail, and administrative skills are required. The incumbent must have the ability to successfully manage both teaching and research responsibilities. Qualitative and/or quantitative education research experience and evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching are preferred.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals.

To apply, visit  and search on Posting Number 0623256. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter stating your experience with teaching and research in STEM in higher education, curriculum vitae, and provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a one year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional year dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contact Lindsay Wheeler at For questions regarding the application process, please contact Zachary Harpine at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

(Rumor) NTT Faculty at DePaul University, Chicago

DePaul University will be hiring a full-time NTT faculty member for 2018-19. More details to come, but it will mostly include teaching sections of the algebra-based introductory physics sequence in a studio/SCALE-UP classroom and collaborating with the other faculty teaching in that sequence. 

Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Vancouver Canada

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a 75% full time, full-year Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow associated with the Coordinated Science Program  and Science One Program within the Faculty of Science.

The Coordinated Science Program (CSP) ( is a unique cohort-based program in which all 168 students in the program take the same sections of first-year biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.  CSP students are also enrolled in a weekly 2-hour workshop with hands-on activities that reinforces academic coursework as well as the development of general academic skills.  Science One ( a 27-credit interdisciplinary first-year science program which focuses on the connections between biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.  It is taught by a team of 8 faculty, 2 from each discipline, to a class of 75 first-year students. 


The Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Coordinated Science Program and Science One Program teaching teams to advance the educational mission of both programs.   The successful applicant will be expected to bring an interdisciplinary viewpoint to both programs in their teaching of the CSP workshops and Science One tutorials.

Duties of the Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow will include:
- Facilitate student learning by teaching CSP's interdisciplinary workshops (CSPW 100; 4-6 hours per week in each term).
- Develop new and innovative CSP workshops that promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics relevant to the program and its students.
- Maintain an active presence in the CSP group study space during normal operating hours in order to assist students who are working, and to foster a sense of community within the program.
- Holding regular, weekly office hours to assist CSP students with their homework in CSP disciplinary courses and workshops.
- Working with Instructors of the CSP lecture sections to help implement modern, student-centred approaches to learning science and identify areas of interdisciplinary connections between the CSP courses.
- Working with the rest of the Science One instructional team to develop and teach tutorials and classroom sessions on interdisciplinary or scientific special-topics.
- Develop and administer metrics, surveys, and other instruments to assess CSP and Science One program performance and efficacy throughout the year.
- Conduct scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) studies relating to the interdisciplinary learning environment found in both CSP and Science One
- Assist in recruitment and registration activities relating to both programs.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The Fellow will be appointed for one year, with renewal for a second year possible with satisfactory performance.  The preferred start date for the position is July 1, 2018.

The postdoctoral fellow reports to the Director, Science Gateway Programs.


- Completion of a PhD in a discipline related to the Coordinated Science Program (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics), or a related scientific discipline (such as, but not limited to, computer science or biochemistry).  Applicants with a PhD in a DBER (discipline-based educational research) science field will also be considered.
- Minimum two years experience teaching at the post-secondary level (including TA experience).
- Interest in teaching in an interdisciplinary manner.
- Ability to provide a supportive and caring learning environment for students.


Applicants should compile a single PDF file with the following elements: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and any other pertinent information (e.g., statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or teaching portfolio). 
Completed applications received by May 10, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

STEM education postdoctoral position at CU Boulder

The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focussing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation.  It is part of a broader effort that seeks to improve undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels, that is being coordinated through our Center for STEM Learning (CSL).  Notably, however, we are not limiting our change to STEM departments and seek to support change across our campus.

This is an initial 12-month appointment beginning as early as June 2018, which is potentially renewable, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary is $50,000 per year and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple departments at CU.

The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of departmental working groups that seek to identify scholarly measures of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing and scaling the process for improved teaching evaluation.

Our goal is to begin reviewing applications May 15,2018, and we will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

The leads on the project team consist of Noah Finkelstein, Jessica Keating, Joel Corbo, and Mark Gammon (CU Boulder) and Daniel Reinholz (SDSU).  Please share this post broadly with your colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein ( with any questions.

Friday, April 20, 2018

PER Postdoc, Fort Lewis College / CU-Boulder

Joint Fort Lewis College and University of Colorado Boulder
Physics Education Research Postdoc


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education as part of the STROBE NSF Science and Technology Center. The postdoc will work with faculty and students at both the University of Colorado, Boulder and Fort Lewis College (FLC), Durango CO to support development of research-based, upper-division laboratory experiences for students at Fort Lewis College.  These laboratories are intended to provide students with the research skills that allows them to be competitive for potential future careers in the imaging sciences or STEM more broadly. The successful candidate will have a strong background in experimentation and a devoted interest in both education research and working with students from underrepresented groups. The postdoc will work in the group of Heather Lewandowski (CU) in Boulder, CO, with Ryan Haaland (FLC) in Durango, CO, and with the STROBE imaging team.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or other related field.
Some experience with imaging techniques.
Demonstrated publication record.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and work independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary: $50,000 per year with benefits and travel stipend. Postdoc will be on a yearly appointment with funding for up to three years.

 Application Deadline: Application open until position is filled.

 Start Date: Exact starting date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 To apply for the position please send the following materials to

1. Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:
1.A) In what ways do your previous research, teaching, or outreach experiences inform your vision for improving undergraduate physics lab courses?
1.B) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?
1.C) In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research, as well as in curriculum development. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?

2. CV with references listed.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

FT at Hagerstown Community College

The Faculty, Physical Sciences position is a 10-month, tenure track, faculty position with responsibility for teaching 15 credits each semester.  Primary responsibility will be lecture and corresponding laboratory courses in the Physical Sciences, including but not limited to Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, General Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology and/or Environmental Sciences.
 Req Number: 
Job Status: 
Regular, Full-time, Exempt, 10-month faculty
Salary Range: 
Instructor Rank - $41,329 annual compensation or greater depending on background and experience
Position Available: 
August 2018
Education and Experience: 
Education and experience - This position requires a minimum of a Master's degree in either Physics/Physical Science or related field and must have Physical Science teaching credentials. Documented excellence in college level teaching required. A PhD in Physics or another Physical Science is a plus. Experience with grant writing is very desirable. Additional requirements - Availability for both daytime and evening classes is required. The position requires successful teaching experience at the college level and the ability to provide leadership and coordination for the science courses of the AAT degree in the elementary education program, curriculum development for Physical Science, and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment for the Physical Science courses. Experience with online course delivery is a plus. Skills and abilities - Ability to use sophisticated laboratory equipment including but not limited to: HPLC, IF-Spectroscopy, gas Chromatography, and Lab-quest Vernier probe-ware. In addition, strong organizational, advising, and counseling skills are necessary. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administration is required.
Application Information: 
To apply for this position, complete the online employment application. Title of position and requisition number (req. #) must be referenced in application materials. Attach a letter of application, a full resume including all educational qualifications and work experience with clear delineation of full- and part-time employment (length of service, specific courses taught and where, job titles, and duties) and college transcripts. Three letters of reference are preferred. Additional materials may also be submitted by email to or send to: Human Resources Office, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6590.
Application Deadline: 
This position is considered open until filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled and considered closed.
Job Step: 
Step 1: Accepting Applications

TT at Hostos Community College of CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College provides educational programs of high quality in science and engineering as well as support courses for the AAS, Allied Health and Liberal Arts programs. The Department assists students to develop the skills required to analyze the mechanics of the natural and physical environment, think critically, communicate effectively, cultivate an understanding of basic scientific and ethical values, and become responsible citizens. The department also plays a major role in guiding our students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills empowering them to pursue higher education degrees in science and engineering. The Natural Sciences Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with experience teaching Physics and Chemistry to a diverse undergraduate student body. Faculty members are also required to conduct research and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise, share departmental and committee responsibilities, provide mentoring and advisement to students, and perform administrative, supervisory and other functions as may be assigned. 
 QUALIFICATIONS  Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering or Physics Education. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The following qualifications are preferred: • Experience teaching diverse undergraduate student body • Record of scholarship achievements • Record developing general and research courses in Physics in a community college and dual programs in STEM disciplines at a senior college level • Record of procurement of external funding • Availability to work evening and weekend hours 
  COMPENSATION Salary commensurate with education and experience. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. 
HOW TO APPLY Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings" Please submit the following documents with your online application: • Letter of Interest • Curriculum Vitae • Evidence of teaching ability • Three professional references 
CLOSING DATE May 29, 2018 JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics Job ID: 18492 Location: Hostos Community College Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular SDL2017

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Boise State University: Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives Project Manager

The Institute for STEM and Diversity Project Manager at Boise State Universwill lead the implementation of programs, services and initiatives. This position will collaborate to 1) implement strategies for students and faculty to increase the academic success, self-efficacy, and retention of students in STEM majors and others interested in STEM opportunities, 2) transform the campus culture and climate for STEM education, and 3) network with K-12, higher education, and industry partners to address needs related to STEM student success.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership for management of STEM initiatives and programs:
  • Create, implement, and assess STEM initiatives intended to increase the STEM student access and success, and contribute to the knowledge-base of STEM education.
  • Potentially supervise employees involved with STEM program activities and support their professional development.
  • Serve as liaison to and collaborate with, campus divisions/units, faculty, student service areas, and grant advisory committees as related to STEM activities for the enhanced student access and success in STEM fields. 
  • Author or co-author publications related to the STEM education programs and results.
  • Actively assist in the pursuit of funding opportunities that sustain the STEM Program and enhance STEM student success and education.
Collaborate, coordinate and implement programs and services that support STEM students through successful transitions to and within their degree (e.g. recruitment and outreach programs, gateway courses, research/industry experience and self-efficacy), inclusive of partnerships with K-12 and industry partners as appropriate. This includes:
  • Work with Advising and Academic Support, STEM and related departments, and college student support offices to coordinate and increase awareness of academic support programs for STEM students and courses.
  • Work with Institutional Research, other staff, and external evaluators in developing and implementing assessment program objectives and evaluation of the STEM education programs.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with relevant grant funded student success programs (LSAMP, S-STEM, NOYCE, B2B, etc.) to increase effectiveness.
  • Serve as a clearing house of resources and advocate for: undergraduate research and internship opportunities, grants, academic support, evidence-based instructional practices, and information of general interest for the STEM education community.
  • Serve on university committees and work groups involving STEM education or student success.
  • Help lead the dissemination plan of STEM education activities, publications, and communications and web materials.
  • Connect and collaborate with the College of Western Idaho, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, and other relevant education institutions collaborating on research and programs.

About Boise State: 
Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.