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 http://fiuteach.fiu.edu 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. 

Responsibilities:
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 facultycareers.fiu.edu 
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 http://www.fiu.edu/

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 https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1888. 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: mehmet.sahiner@shu.edu .

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 hrjobs.uindy.edu.  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

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/11034543

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.
NOTES:

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 https://jobs.virginia.edu  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 lsb4u@virginia.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Zachary Harpine at zh5zt@virginia.edu.

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

https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=29546

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) (http://csp.science.ubc.ca/) 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 (http://scienceone.ubc.ca/)is 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. 


DUTIES

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.


QUALIFICATIONS

- 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.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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.
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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 (noah.finkelstein@colorado.edu) 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

Description

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 lewandoh@colorado.edu.

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 hr-ada@colorado.edu.

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: 
#18-063
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 hr@hagerstowncc.edu 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 www.cuny.edu 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.

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=180302&tz=GMT-06%3A00 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PER postdoc position at the University of Colorado

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. The postdoc will work on an NSF-funded project titled “Developing and Supporting Student Projects in Upper-division Physics Lab Courses.” Using a Design-Based Implementation Research approach, this work will culminate in a compendium of research-based effective practices for multiweek projects in upper-division physics lab courses. These effective practices will inform three major aspects of projects: (1) goals and framing of projects; (2) guidelines for the structure of projects, including authentic field-tested exemplars; and (3) guidelines for choosing appropriate assessments and interpreting their results. In particular, these effective practices will be developed to promote students’ model-based reasoning skills, troubleshooting skills, documentation practices, and a sense of ownership over their projects. The postdoc will work in the group of Heather Lewandowski and collaborate with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or closely related field. Prior experience with experimental physics research or physics education research is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both areas. The project involves partnerships with faculty members and students at multiple institutions across the United States, and the successful candidate will maintain those partnerships through appropriate interpersonal communication and teamwork.

To apply for the position please send the following materials to lewandoh@colorado.edu.

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. 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 hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

STEM Education Research Director, AAAS

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=83df0560-f4bf-4f7b-88d6-b30c64368c76&sid=QUFBU2NpZW5jZQ%3D%3D&cid=83df0560-f4bf-4f7b-88d6-b30c64368c76&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=145307&lang=en_US&source=CC4&utm_source=64&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=AAAS-(@aaas)&utm_term=SciPak&utm_content=AAAS

Work With Us

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Program Director, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Research in our Washington, DC office. This individual will work with the Education and Human Resources team to develop resources and online tools for a community of preservice STEM education researchers and practitioners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and write website content and regularly publish newsletters highlighting research at minority-serving institutions and STEM workforce skills development 
  • Search, review, summarize and analyze literature and production of annotated bibliographies related to STEM and pre-service teacher education
  • Write research briefs and policy papers and/or reports
  • Publish in referred journals and other scholarly outlets, and communicate research in professional and public outlets
  • Perform administrative functions primarily connected with the project’s area of research and content
  • Attend meetings associated with the project and attend other meetings as appropriate
  • Co-manage conference – including facilitating reviews of conference papers and abstracts with Program Officers and reviewers
  • Co-manage small workshops and meetings, including setting-up online registration, travel and travel awards for conferences and serves as liaison, including maintaining databases, coordinating with the AAAS travel agency, responding to questions, and developing FAQs
  • Additional duties as assigned

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of a PhD in Science/Mathematics/Technology/Engineering, STEM Education, or Education related field  
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in critical analysis, literature search and review in STEM education research and practice
  • Demonstrated experience working with leading science and education organizations and STEM education experts, nationally and internationally
  • Experience with publishing conference products (summaries, program books etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including databases and uploading online content to websites
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to manage diverse sets of data
  • Ability to work effectively and conduct collaborative research as a member of an interdisciplinary team

PER Postdoc at Michigan State

Position: Post-doctoral research associate

Location: Michigan State University

Project: Characterizing the national landscape of informal physics programs

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

Description
A new NSF-funded project, led by Prof. Katie Hinko (hinko@msu.edu) at Michigan State University, seeks to characterize the landscape of informal physics programming (commonly called physics outreach) across the United States. (This project is also in collaboration with Dr. Noah Finkelstein at 
the University of Colorado Boulder.) A postdoc is sought to help develop a survey of informal efforts, construct a taxonomy of those programs, and study “successful” and “failed” programs to determine the culture and resources needed to support such programs. Results from this project will have significant impact on the physics community as well as the broader scientific community, and it will have the power to impact change in informal physics programming nationwide and beyond. 

The postdoc will be responsible for managing all aspects of this project along with Drs. Hinko and Finkelstein, such as determining a data collection scheme, connecting with informal physics practitioners and conducting interviews, and traveling to perform site visits to programs around 
the US.  This person will be responsible for analyzing multiple data sources and synthesizing findings. The post-doc will also present and publish the findings of this project in national venues for both researchers and practitioners. Additionally, this person will be expected to supervise 
graduate and undergraduate students on the project, assist with grant proposals, and contribute to the efforts of the broader PER group at Michigan State University. 

The Physics Education Research Lab at Michigan State University (PERL@MSU) is a growing and vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. An opportune place to develop skills in mentoring, leadership, teaching, and outreach in physics, PERL@MSU collaborates with various universities across the world as well as with researchers at MSU working in CREATE for 
STEM, the college of education, and the learning sciences.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics, physics education, science education, museum studies, science communication, or a related field.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
* Extensive experience working in informal STEM learning environments 
* Significant research experience with qualitative methodology and data analysis, including interviews and observations
* Excellent professional research skills including communication, mentoring, project management, and the publication process

An exceptional candidate will demonstrate one or more of the following:
* Significant experience with physicists and the physics community 
* Successful history of physics education research or research in informal STEM environments
* Ability to work with university science students, faculty, and administrators at academic institutions
* Coordination of large scale data collection across multiple sites
* Experience with quantitative methodology and/or survey design
* Working on a multi/interdisciplinary team and/or
* Interest and experience in issues surrounding (in)equity in STEM education

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of educational philosophy and experiences to careers.msu.edu (#492011). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same posting.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable with a preference toward candidates that are available in early summer 2018. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Katie Hinko (hinko@msu.edu), the research advisor for this project.

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Postdoc or Early Career Researcher with PhET Interactive Simulations at CU Boulder

Professional Research Associate (Postdoc or Early Researcher) in Inclusive Simulation Research in STEM Education with the PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado Boulder
The PhET Interactive Simulations Project (http://phet.colorado.edu) at the University of Colorado Boulder has an opening for a full-time Research Associate (postdoc or early researcher) position with a focus on research involving accessible simulation features and their use by students with and without disabilities. The PhET Team designs and develops interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and mathematics with supporting professional development materials, and makes all of these resources available for free to educators and students around the world. Research at the K-12 and college levels is a major component of the PhET project, and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student engagement and learning. This particular position is part of PhET’s initiative to increase the accessibility of the interactive simulations for students with disabilities.
Job Description
The successful applicant will join the vibrant and productive PhET team. Their responsibilities will grow as the applicant becomes familiar with the project, to include:

  • Designing accessibility features (as part of a 3- to 5-person team) into existing PhET HTML5 simulations. (Software programming is not required, though knowledge of basic coding principles is a plus – see description of desirable qualifications below. The PhET project has a team of professional software developers that will implement accessibility features in the simulations).
  • Conducting user-testing of simulation use through interviews of students with and without disabilities
  • Leading simulation design, development, and research efforts - e.g. analyzing data, conducting interview and classroom-based research studies (including developing connections and collaborations with school administrators and teachers, and conducting classroom observations), etc.
  • Serving as a PhET project liaison to the accessibility, accessible technology, education research, and STEM and Special Education teacher communities
  • Assisting with dissemination of the PhET project’s resources to the accessibility and teacher communities: developing and representing PhET in online forums and resources; running exhibit booths at national and local conferences; and assisting with teacher workshops.

The successful candidate will work at the University of Colorado Boulder which is a national leader in STEM education with over 50 campus programs addressing STEM education and the Center for Science Learning. The candidate will join the PhET Interactive Simulation project's growing team of 20+ full and part-time faculty, researchers, teachers, software developers, and staff. More information on PhET can be found at: http://phet.colorado.edu.
Start Date:
The start date is flexible. We will consider start dates as early as May 1, 2018 and as late as Aug 1, 2018, with a preference for a start date of June 1, 2018 or earlier.
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 hr-ada@colorado.edu.
The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment. 
Required Minimum Qualifications:
We will consider applicants who:

  • Have completed a:
    • Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education or a closely related field, with a strong interest and background in science education
    • Ed.D (with a strong science background) in Science Education or Special Education or closely related field, or a
    • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or a closely related field
    • Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction, Human-centered Computing or a closely related field

by June 30, 2018 (minimally, all degree requirements must be met if the degree has not yet been conferred by the deadline).
  • Have experience conducting research in K-12 classrooms
  • Are highly organized, and very attentive to details
  • Are proficient with common workplace software (e.g., spreadsheets and word processing)
  • Have excellent technical writing and presentation skills
  • Have excellent professional and workplace communication skills (e.g., email)
  • Is highly capable of advancing multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, and able to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Can, with reasonable accuracy, estimate time to complete tasks (e.g., drafting a manuscript, designing an interview protocol, etc.) 
Highly Desirable Qualifications
While not required, any of the following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience conducting research involving students with disabilities, and/or their teachers
  • Experience with assistive technology (e.g., alternative input devices, screen reader software, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the semantic use of HTML and the main principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by the World Wide Web Consortium
  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline (e.g., physics, computer science, etc.)
  • Familiarity with PhET simulations and their use in the classroom
  • Demonstrated interest in language (e.g., multilingual, linguistics, natural language processing, etc.), and/or sound (e.g., playing an instrument, sonification, etc.)

To apply:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pre-Engineering Program Coordinator, Edgewood College, WI

https://www.edgewood.edu/about/employment/pre-engineering-program-coordinator

Pre-Engineering Program Coordinator

DESCRIPTION OF JOB

The incumbent will coordinate our pre-engineering programs, build a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) from the ground up, and teach introductory physics and pre-engineering courses. Prior experience working in a Fab Lab environment with students is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching at either the secondary or college level, and be willing to work on program development and assessment.
Currently, Edgewood College has “pre-engineering” concentrations within three majors: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, we have a partnership agreement with Madison College that allows students to take programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Renewable Energy. This position will be housed in the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics (CGP). This will be a 10 month, academic year position. This is a three-year appointment, with possibility of renewable.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the “Fab Lab” facility
    • Work within a budget to select and order equipment for a new Fab Lab facility
    • Supervise student projects
    • Coordinate use of the facility for faculty, staff, and students from outside of the department
    • Maintain Fab Lab and Physics laboratory equipment
  • Teaching
    • Develop an “Intro to Engineering” course
    • Develop new courses related to teaching students to use the Fab Lab equipment
    • Assist in teaching introductory physics courses, as needed by the department
    • Help faculty develop ways to integrate use of Fab Lab into existing courses
  • Coordinate Pre-engineering Programs
    • Promote pre-engineering programs to recruit prospective students, both new freshman and transfer students
    • Advise students interested in pre-engineering majors and/or engineering careers
    • Maintain and expand on Edgewood’s existing Pre-Engineering programs
    • Maintain and build partnerships with other colleges and universities
    • Assessment of pre-engineering and related programs

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Physics or related field of Engineering
  • Prior experience working in a fabrication laboratory environment with students preferred
  • Experience teaching physics and/or engineering courses at either the secondary or college level
  • Willingness to work on program development and assessment

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience programming for fabrication laboratory equipment (e.g. 3-D printers, CNC machines)
  • Experience using and maintaining shop equipment (e.g drill press, band saw)

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Experience with software required to use 3-D Printers and other equipment (AutoCAD or similar)

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Edgewood College
Human Resources – PEPC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday, March 9, 2018

NTT at Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg

Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics

The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position, Assistant Teaching Professor position in Physics, effective Fall semester 2018. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses/labs in Physics, and possibly introductory courses in Astronomy and/or Earth Science. In addition, all full-time faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate in University/College/Program and professional service, assist with ABET accreditation processes, and advise undergraduate students. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline plus relevant experience. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated commitment to excellence in college teaching. Information about the College can be found at http://harrisburg.psu.edu/science-engineering-technology.

Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/77278

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

TT at Truman State University

Position: A tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Physics at Truman State University, a top-ranked public liberal arts and sciences university. The successful candidate will be able to teach the full spectrum of undergraduate introductory and advanced physics courses. The particular area of research is flexible, but the successful candidate will be expected to provide high-quality research experiences involving undergraduates. Service to the department, school and university are expected. This assignment will begin in August of 2018. This position requires a Ph.D. (completed by August 13, 2018) in physics, astronomy, or a related field.
Applicants will be evaluated on academic qualifications; support for the liberal arts and sciences mission of the University; teaching philosophy and experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness or evidence of potential teaching effectiveness in teaching Physics courses; evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills; research interests and research plans with the potential for involving undergraduates; and compatibility with the department's needs. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The Department is a vibrant community consisting of 7 faculty members and approximately 70 undergraduate majors. There are active student communities organized around the Society of Physics Students, Women in Physics, and Stargazers groups. We also have a chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma. The department is housed in Magruder Hall and has several physics educational and research laboratories. The Truman State Observatory is located at a semi-rural location on the University farm, about 2 miles southwest of the main campus. It houses a 14-inch Meade telescope and a 17-inch Planewave telescope used for research, education, and outreach.
The physics department offers BS and BA degrees in Physics, and minors in Physics and Astronomy. The Department also offers a pre-engineering program including a dual-degree option. Beyond our major's curriculum, the discipline offers courses in Truman's Liberal Studies Program (LSP); opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research occur both within the School and as part of the LSP. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit physics.truman.edu.
The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.
Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state's public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master's university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.
The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college. The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the NEMO Triathlon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forrest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest's major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at kirksvillechamber.com.
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement of research interests and goals, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicant must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
Questions about this position may be directed to Ian Lindevald, Physics Department Chair, lindy@truman.edu.