Friday, June 11, 2021

TWO VAPs at University of New England, ME

 https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/8186

Position Details

Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Non Tenure

Position Title Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics

Employment Status Full Time

Months 9

Campus Biddeford, ME

Description

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) at the University of New England invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin August 16, 2021. The school seeks an individual who is highly committed to an academic appointment with an emphasis on excellence in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution and who will become an actively engaged member of the School, College, and University communities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following material:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum vita

• A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2 pages maximum)

• A statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)

• Names and contact information for three professional references who can provide letters of reference specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching.


Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in the year-long General Physics sequence teaching student-centered studio physics sections. The School provides instruction to a wide range of life and health science majors and seeks to connect relevant biological content to a physics concept foundation of mechanics, fluids and waves.

The sequence uses modeling physics instruction with activities adapted and implemented for an “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences” (IPLS) approach.


Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Physics or a closely-related field is required by time of hire. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics are preferred.

Individuals with experience and/or training in physics education research, guided inquiry techniques (such as modeling instruction), and/or teaching introductory physics for life and health science majors are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have experience in, and a demonstrated commitment to, promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment consistent with the University’s core value.


EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.


COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester or prior to the start of employment, whichever is later. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. Applicants who believe they are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine may seek the exemption through Human Resources after they receive a conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.


Posting Number 20161171P

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Undergraduate Transcripts

Graduate Transcripts

Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)

Optional Documents

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

FT Lecture Demonstrator, University of Chicago

 https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Teaching-Support-Specialist_JR11114

Teaching Support Specialist

Hyde Park Campus

Department

 PSD Physics: Teaching Support

About the Department

The Department of Physics at The University of Chicago was established in 1893 by A. A. Michaelson.  As then, the Physics Department continues to prides itself on cross-disciplinary research which is carried out over several multi-disciplinary institutes and centers: the Enrico Fermi Institute, the James Franck Institute, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics, and the Computation Institute.  The Physics Department values the benefits that diversity brings to life and science. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry encouraging diverse perspectives, intellectual engagement and exchange.

Job Summary

The job of the lecture demonstrator is to provide demonstrations of physics phenomena and other classroom support for the faculty of the physics department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of the lecture demonstration operation while working alongside the instructional lab staff to support the departments teaching mission.

Responsibilities

Works with faculty to provide lecture demonstration support, including the following: consulting with and advising faculty on suitable demonstrations, setting up and testing requested demonstrations before lectures, operating demonstrations during lecture when requested, and removing apparatus at the conclusion of lecture.

Works within tight time constraints, often with overlapping faculty or lectures.

Maintains and improves existing demonstrations and their documentation and maintains a lecture demonstration website and catalog of digital photos, videos, and associated media.

Conducts research and development of new demonstrations, both in response to faculty requests and on their own initiative. 

Cares for and oversees the lecture facilities, including the following: providing support for and solving general audio/visual issues; recommending purchases of lecture/teaching facility equipment such as computers, software, technical apparatus, and supplies; and identifying building maintenance problems related to lecture facilities.

Supports department outreach programs and special events.    

Acts as a resource for and instructs faculty on the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Uses best practices and laboratory knowledge to promote safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials.   

Provides support for and solves general audio/visual issues. Recommends purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies. Identifies building maintenance problems.

Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in physics or closely related field

Master’s degree or higher

Experience:

The overall roles and responsibilities will be shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual. We are particularly interested in candidates will skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

Machine shop (e.g. metalwork, woodwork, 3D printing, laser cutting)

Engineering design

Electronic repair and circuit design

Computer programming

Audio/video production and editing

Teaching pedagogy

Preferred Competencies

Strong knowledge of typical first year physics curriculum including classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, and optics.

Ability to safely work with physics laboratory equipment such as high and low voltage power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, cryogenics, gas cylinders, lasers, radioactive sources, etc.

Ability to repair and maintain scientific apparatus, including older homemade equipment.

Ability to work standing up for extended times and move moderately heavy equipment.

Ability to respond on short notice and work in stressful situations

Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner as well as in a group environment

Strong organizational skills.

Technical competence in electronics and computer interfaces.

Application Documents

Resume/CV (required)

Cover Letter (required)

Reference Contact Information (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Academic Affairs

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Part-Time Fixed Term Physics Lab Academic Specialist, Michigan State

 Job title

Academic Specialist in Physics (Fixed-term)

Job description

Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term, part-time, one-year Physics Lab Academic Specialist position in Lyman Briggs College (LBC), an undergraduate science and liberal arts community (http://lbc.msu.edu).

The candidate will teach 2 sections of Lyman Briggs Physics 1 (LB 273) during the Fall 2021 semester and 1 section of Lyman Briggs Physics 2 (LB274) during the Spring 2022 semester, which is a calculus-based physics course sequence for science majors in the Lyman Briggs College

 Both physics classes are done IN PERSON in a studio style, meaning lecture and lab are combined into one 4-credit hour course per section. Course times for the two sections in Fall 2021 are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:10am-12:00pm and 3:00-4:50pm. Course times for the one section in the Spring 2022 semester are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:20am - 12:10pm.

 The physics sequence blends mechanics and thermodynamics (physics 1), electricity, magnetism, and optics (physics 2) content with computational activities, biological applications, and considerations of physics, race and gender.

 The candidate will implement the BLiSS Physics curriculum in coordination with a team of 2 additional faculty members and an instructional team of two graduate teaching assistants and several undergraduate learning assistants.

Required qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, physics education, or a related field.

Desired qualifications

     Previous experience in undergraduate-focused teaching

     Experience working on teaching teams and with modeling curriculum or other current research-based teaching pedagogies

     Interest in contributing to continued development of curricular materials

     Desire to be mentored into dynamic group-based teaching techniques

Required application materials

Curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three professional references.

Instructions to applicant

All applications must be submitted through the Michigan State University application system at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/503813/specialist-teacherfixed-term

Review of applications will start June 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

LBC is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that excellence and diversity are achieved through shared trust and respect, open access, and proactive inclusion.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Monday, May 10, 2021

FT Visiting Lecturer(s), Georgia State

Full-time Visiting Lecturer Positions at Georgia State University


 Georgia State University Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill one or two limited-term, full-time, non-tenure track positions to teach introductory physics courses beginning Fall 2021.  The initial appointment is for one year but may be renewed for one additional year.  A Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline is required by August 2021. The department seeks individuals with a commitment to quality undergraduate education and effective teaching. Preference will be given to those with appropriate teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in physics education.  To apply please send 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of experience and commitment to teaching a diverse student body effectively, including fostering diversity and inclusion, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted in a single PDF file via email to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Thoms, at bthoms@gsu.edu.  Position will remain open until filled.  Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is a majority-minority institution serving a very diverse student body. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. An offer of employment is conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO institution.

FT Physics Instruction Academic Professional, Georgia State

 NTT Faculty (Academic Professional) in Physics Instruction, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks to hire an Academic Professional in support of its undergraduate and graduate physics instruction programs. This is a non-tenure track (NTT), full-time faculty position with opportunity for promotion. Primary duties include 1) curriculum development of physics labs, 2) training and support of graduate student lab instructors, 3) management and development of instructional facilities and equipment and 4) some classroom teaching.  Additional duties may include public outreach and/or science teacher education. A Ph.D. in Physics, Science Education, or closely related field is required.

An ideal applicant will have experience teaching physics at the introductory college level and will be familiar with active-learning methods in physics and the design of hands-on instructional activities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

Georgia State University is a large, urban research university in downtown Atlanta and an official minority-serving institution. GSU and the department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and providing a supportive atmosphere. We encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a statement of experience and commitment to teaching a diverse student body effectively, including fostering diversity and inclusion, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted in a single PDF file via email to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Thoms, at bthoms@gsu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or based on disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

One-Course VAP, Wesleyan University CT

 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Wesleyan University

 

Wesleyan University’s Department of Physics invites applications for a one-course Visiting Assistant Professor beginning September 2021 for the fall term. A background in physics education research or experience with innovative teaching methods will be particularly welcome. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of a modern physics course in two half-credit units: Special Relativity, followed by Introduction to Contemporary Physics. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics.

 

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae containing a summary of teaching experience, and a brief statement of teaching interests. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or under-served groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

 

Applications completed by May 25, 2021 will receive full consideration.

 

Please contact Dana Gordon-Gannuscio at dgordongannu@wesleyan.edu email if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not normally available.

 

Quick Link: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7732

Sunday, May 2, 2021

PER Postdoc on Gender and LGBT Issues in Physics, University of Utah

 PER Postdoc on Gender and LGBT Issues in Physics

 The Physics Education Research Group at the University of Utah (PERU) seeks to hire a post-doctoral scholar studying the professional networks of women and gender and sexual minority physicists (LGBT) working across academia, the government, and private sectors. This work will include conducting interviews, policy analysis, and further qualitative work at the University of Utah. This position is a one-year contract with an additional two-year renewal depending on performance. Further renewals will be dependent on performance and funding. The position is open until filled with a preferred start date of September 1st. The successful candidate will work in person at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. A PhD in Physics Education Research or a related/relevant field (e.g. Higher Education, Science Education, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Sociology, etc…) is required.

 This is a collaborative project with Western Michigan University (Dr. Charles Henderson), Wright State University (Dr. Adrienne Traxler), and The University of Utah (Dr. Ramón Barthelemy) .

 Total Compensation: $57,100 ($50,000 salary and $7,100 into retirement) and healthcare

Annual Raise: Based on performance, up to 5%

Conference: Paid expenses to annual Physics Education Research conference

 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

 Preferred Skills:

            -Qualitative interviewing and coding skills

            -Previous work with LGBT community

            -Previous work in Social Network Analysis

            -Successful grant writing

            -Experience presenting at national conferences and universities

            -Peer-reviewed publications

 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 www.PERUtah.com or contact PER@Physics.Utah.edu. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to: Ramon.S.Barthelemy@Utah.edu

 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, April 28, 2021

PER Postdoc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research Math Problem Solving 2021-2022

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in Physics Education Research (PER) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I). The work of the University of Illinois PER Group bridges fundamental principles of physics cognition, learning, and understanding with large-scale, classroom implementation.

The primary duties of this position will be to work on research projects at the intersection of physics problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and causal reasoning in university physics contexts. This postdoc will work primarily with Prof. Eric Kuo, but there will be opportunities to interface more broadly with the University of Illinois PER group.

The preferred start window is Summer 2021. The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment that may be extended up to a maximum of two years. Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics Education Research, Science Education, Learning Sciences, or a related field.

Duties:

·         Help shape the development of project research strands

·         Lead aspects of project design, data collection, analysis, and project management

·         Collaborate with faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students

·         Present research through conference presentations and journal articles

·         There are also opportunities to get involved on other projects in the U of I PER group.

Desirable qualifications (candidates need not have all of these):

·         Knowledge of the research literature on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and/or causal reasoning.

·         Ability to generate and select interesting research questions to work on

·         Evidence of past research insights that advanced a research project

·         Experience with quantitative research methods, including experimental or within-subjects designs

·         Experience with qualitative research methods, including video analysis in classroom, focus group, and interview settings

·         Experience working in collaborative teams on projects with high logistical demands

·         Strong writing, communication, and/or presentation skills

·         Capacity and interest in supporting undergraduate and graduate student research

·         A thoughtful perspective on how diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics education can be advanced through research on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and/or causal reasoning.

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1585 and should include a cover letter; CV; research statement; statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and two letters of recommendation. Please direct questions about the position to Eric Kuo (ekuo@illinois.edu). Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois PER group welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. For more information, visit https://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Two-Year NTT Lectureship, University of Maine

 The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine seeks to fill a fixed-length, two-year, non-tenure track, academic-year appointment as Lecturer, anticipated to start August 30, 2021. This position is not renewable.



Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Undergraduate teaching in departmental lower- and upper-division courses; may include upper-division laboratory courses and coordination of student assistants in lower-division laboratory and/or recitation sections.
  • Collaborative work with others involved in delivering multi-section introductory courses.
  • Some mentoring of teaching assistants as laboratory and/or recitation coordinator.
  • Service to the department is expected.

 

The typical teaching assignment for this position will be three classes (or the equivalent) in each of the Fall and Spring semesters.


umaine.edu

While general questions about the search should go to mcclymer@maine.edu, Contact Mac Stetzer (mackenzie.stetzer) or John Thompson (thompsonj@maine.edu) if you have any PER-related questions.

Education and Diversity Program Manager, APS, MD/NY/DC

https://aps.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a270i429byn7


Education & Diversity Program Manager


Who we are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Education and Diversity Program Manager is primarily responsible for managing the National Mentoring Community. They will also organize, develop, and improve department programs that advance education and diversity in the physics community.


A Typical Week May Look Like This:

  • Develop and facilitate impactful mentoring related activities for program participants and members
  • Collaborates with Head of Diversity to pursue new initiatives aligning with the APS and EDI strategic plans
  • Suggest and implement policies that improve project outcomes
  • Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to inform projects
  • Interact with physics faculty, students, and administrators to promote APS efforts
  • Represent the department’s activities at conferences and other events
  • Manage sub awards and contracts by writing agreements, monitoring progress, reviewing outcomes, and ensuring that funder requirements are met
  • Manage and track project budgets and approve invoices
  • Meet all objectives, deliverables, and deadlines associated with assigned projects
  • Work collaboratively with program manager time and project teams
  • Supervise summer interns, consultants and contractors when necessary
  • Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, proposals, and web-based materials
  • Organize project materials, data, and policies in accessible ways
  • Facilitate events and meetings through management of task lists, agendas, and outcomes
  • Coordinate with communication department to create graphics and materials
  • Develop and manage project work plans
  • Other duties as assigned


Is This You:

Education:  Masters or equivalent experience OR Bachelor’s plus two years of related experience

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of issues affecting physics community through direct experience with science research and pedagogy, and an ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders in the physics community
  • Strong knowledge of peer-reviewed literature, reports and other publications related to diversity, inclusion, and mentoring preferred.
  • Experience in organizing events and writing complex reports and promotional materials
  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks, and to jump quickly between these projects as timelines demand
  • Must be able to work independently and recognize critical issues or decisions that require deliberation based on complex interactions between project participants and stated policies
  • Must have ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise. Strong polished interpersonal skills needed.
  •  Customer service orientation desired
  • Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently

 

Our Mission:

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all

The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

 

The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Kimberly Browne, Senior Recruiter at browne@aps.org 

The role is temporarily 100% remote and will be based in either the College Park, MD, Ridge, NY or Washington, DC office when on-site work resumes. Applicants looking for opportunities in either of these locations are encouraged to apply.


We welcome you to apply today! 

Public Engagement Programs Manager, APS [Reposted]


Public Engagement Programs Manager

Who we are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The public engagement program manager is primarily responsible for managing APS public engagement activities, including PhysicsQuest, social media platforms, and projects to support APS members who conduct public engagement and outreach.



A Typical Week May Look Like This:
  • Develop and facilitate impactful public engagement related activities for members at national meetings and for the public or educators at national conferences
  • Implement evaluation and track metrics on public engagement initiatives
  • Creates and coordinates the development of resources for APS members involved in public engagement, including workshops, online resources, and printed materials
  • Manage social media strategy for public engagement initiatives
  • Suggest and implement policies that improve project outcomes
  • Coordinate drafting and submission of formal project reports to funding agencies and project oversight
  • Collaborates with Head of Public Engagement to pursue new initiatives aligning with the APS and Public Engagement strategic plans
  • Coordinate drafting and submission of formal project reports to funding agencies and project oversight
  • Manage sub awards and contracts by writing agreements, monitoring progress, reviewing outcomes, and ensuring that funder requirements are met
  • Manage and track project budgets and approve invoices
  • Meets all objectives, deliverables, and deadlines associated with assigned projects
  • Works collaboratively with program manager time and project teams
  • Supervises summer interns, consultants and contractors when necessary
  • Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, and web-based materials
  • Organize project materials, data, and policies in accessible ways
  • Facilitate events and meetings through management of task lists, agendas, and outcomes
  • Coordinate with communication department to create graphics and materials
  • Develop and manage project work plans
  • Other duties as assigned

Is This You:
  • Masters in physics or related discipline, or equivalent experience OR Bachelor's in physics or a related discipline plus two years of experience
  • Experience developing social media strategy and evaluating its effectiveness
  • Experience providing professional development with public engagement initiatives
  • Familiarity with issues affecting the physics community through direct experience with science research and outreach, and an ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders in the physics community
  • Experience in organizing events and writing complex reports and promotional materials
  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks, and to jump quickly between these projects as timelines demand
  • Must be able to work independently and recognize critical issues or decisions that require deliberation based on complex interactions between project participants and stated policies
  • Must have ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise. Strong polished interpersonal skills needed
  • Customer service orientation desired
  • Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently
 

Our Mission:

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all


The Core Values that Drive our Mission Are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
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Part-Time Guest Positions, Sarah Lawrence College NY

 https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1521

Job Description: Sarah Lawrence College, a coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to individualized education, is recruiting up to two broadly-trained physicists for part-time guest positions for the 2021/22 academic year, beginning August 2021. We aim to find instructors to teach the two semesters of our algebra-based introductory physics seminar sequence with laboratory, as well as a one-semester intermediate seminar course covering classical and quantum waves (either in the fall or spring). Faculty candidates can apply for one or both of the proposed courses, and compensation will be proportional to the number of credits taught. Sarah Lawrence has plans to be fully in-person for the 2021/22 academic year and on-campus office space and access to the physics laboratory will be made available.


Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the course(s) the candidate would like to teach and relevant background, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for two references who can provide letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address the candidate’s teaching ability). The deadline for the first consideration of applications is May 16, 2021; the position will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics (or have completed all the requirements for their degree but the dissertation by August 2021) and exhibit the interest and ability in working closely with students on an individual basis.


Preferred Qualifications: Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.


EEO Statement: Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For further information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/.