Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1-Year Renewable Physics Instructor, Drury University, MO

 The Drury University Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a one-year, renewable instructor position to start in the fall semester of 2021. A Masters is required, but a Ph.D. is desired.

The physics program consists of two full-time faculty, and we seek a third colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels (including general education). The successful candidate would primarily teach in the introductory sequence (algebra or calculus-based) with a possible opportunity to occasionally teach an upper-level course. The position is open with regards to specialty, but candidates with interdisciplinary connections, including to chemistry and/or biology, are especially encouraged to apply.

The department teaches in studio-like classrooms and employs innovative research-based teaching methods including Modeling Instruction, RealTime Physics, Tutorials, and other approaches.  The ideal candidate will have experience using research-based active-engagement pedagogies. Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in introductory courses are also encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in Drury, a completed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, with emphasis on approaches to teaching undergraduates (both science and non-science majors) in a liberal arts setting, examples of your classroom practice, and three reference letters which should address your teaching, to PhysicsInstructor2021@drury.edu

The review of applicants will begin April 16 and continue until position is filled.

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
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

 

The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We welcome you to apply today! 

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/.


Faculty Director of Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

 https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10198

Position Title: Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Position DescriptionHarvard University invites applications for the position of Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized leader in innovation in pedagogy, and have made high-impact contributions to the academic community, in areas such as (but not limited to) cutting-edge course development, curriculum development, program development, and advising and mentoring, with outstanding promise of continuing contribution. The Faculty Director will be appointed to an appropriate academic department or program in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and have ongoing responsibility for teaching in its undergraduate curriculum. The Faculty Director will assume a leadership role in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and be responsible for both articulating the centrality of inclusive pedagogies in our teaching mission and elevating the profile of pedagogy on campus. The Faculty Director will manage the alignment of the Center’s programming with the core mission of teaching excellence in the FAS. They will ensure that the Center’s diverse portfolio of programs and services is deeply connected to the priorities of key FAS stakeholders, including the development of all who teach in this Faculty. The Faculty Director will establish organizational mechanisms that ensure accountability to key stakeholders, particularly Harvard College and the GSAS.

The Faculty Director will collaborate with the leadership of the FAS, including the Deans of Harvard College and the GSAS, in establishing goals for the Bok Center, and with the Center’s staff will develop a full range of programs and services to achieve those goals. The Faculty Director and staff of the Bok Center will support the FAS faculty to develop inclusive pedagogy and equitable course design practices, which enables learning enriched by the full range of experiences, perspectives, and ideas in the classroom. The Faculty Director and staff of the Bok Center will support the FAS faculty in introducing into their courses new educational methods and tools, and assessment of their success in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty Director and staff of the Bok Center will provide support for GSAS students to develop into innovative teachers and effective communicators. The Faculty Director will also broaden and deepen the Bok Center’s function as disseminator of relevant and significant research on teaching and learning within the FAS.

Working closely with the Executive Director of the Bok Center, who manages operations and the everyday work of the staff, the Faculty Director will be responsible for the organization and financial health of the Center. In addition, the Faculty Director will oversee research undertaken by Bok Center staff and will play a central role in guiding efforts to develop meaningful mechanisms for measuring the effectiveness of pedagogical innovations.

The Faculty Director will report to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. They will work closely with the academic deans of the FAS, including the Dean of Harvard College and the Dean of the GSAS, and will serve on standing committees of the faculty, as appropriate.


Basic Qualifications

A PhD degree, a record of influence in national conversations about pedagogical innovation in higher education, and demonstrated leadership and management skills are required.


Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Contact Information

Jasmine Waddell


Contact Email jasminewaddell@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required

Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Statement of Research

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Teaching Professor in Kamloops, Canada

https://tru.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/19678


DUTIES

Duties will include instructing a selection of lecture and laboratory courses in physics at all undergraduate levels, developing curricula and new courses, assessing student performance, and providing feedback to students including marking and grading assignments, quizzes, and examinations. Participation in committee work and involvement in the intellectual and cultural life of the university and the community will also be expected

The Department of Physical Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science, physics major program and provides physics service courses for engineering, respiratory therapy, and architectural technology. There are plans for revisions to the program and expanded course offerings.

Hiring for this position will be subject to final budgetary approval.


QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline from a recognized university with a background in experimental physics. A strong commitment to and demonstrated talent for teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level is essential.  A minimum of two years’ experience as a physics instructor at the post-secondary level is required but candidates with less experience may be considered.  The ideal candidate would be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses from introductory to advanced, including, but not limited to, analog and digital electronics, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Expertise in any of the following areas would be considered an asset: engineering physics, geophysics, or quantum computing.  Familiarity with electronic test equipment, analog and digital circuit design, and microcontroller or FPGA programming would be valuable.

Applicants should submit a CV including a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, and names of at least three references.



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Full-time Lecturer at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada)

https://www.sfu.ca/physics/about-us/employment/faculty-positions.html

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time Lecturer to commence July 15, 2021; the majority of the teaching associated with this position will occur at SFU’s Surrey campus. We are searching for an individual with a passion for teaching and communicating physics to undergraduates and the public and a colleague with an interest in working in a collaborative team-based environment. The Department of Physics engages a faculty complement consisting of 5 teaching-focused and 25 research-focused faculty members. We have strong undergraduate and graduate programs, and a commitment to public outreach. Our research strengths are concentrated in the areas of condensed matter, biological physics, particle physics and cosmology, AMO physics and quantum information science. For further information about our department and programs, we invite prospective candidates to visit our home page at www.sfu.ca/physics

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to our undergraduate program in a variety of ways including coordinating undergraduate labs, teaching lecture and studio courses, training and mentoring teaching assistants, participating in outreach activities, and showing leadership in undergraduate physics education. They will demonstrate willingness and openness to the creation of an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics and should have a marked interest in and demonstrated ability for teaching at the undergraduate level. A minimum of two years’ experience as a physics instructor at the post-secondary level with duties including curriculum design and teaching assistant supervision is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and communicating physics to the public through outreach events, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for new course and instructional laboratory development. The successful candidate’s teaching and service track record will illustrate our shared values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and our commitment to respectful interactions with all students, staff and faculty.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, applicants should provide:

A cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, including how you would contribute to SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion;

An up-to-date, full curriculum vitae;

A teaching portfolio that includes a two-page statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a summary of experience with and understanding of inclusive teaching and equity-deserving-student needs, as well as other evidence of teaching strengths

The names and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be able to comment on your teaching strengths

All applications should be addressed to Dr. Barbara Frisken, Chair, Department of Physics, submitted via an online application form. The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence on April 15, 2021. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Frisken by sending email to physchr@sfu.ca.


PER Postdoc, CU-Boulder

 Physics Education Research 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 (CU). The postdoc will work on a project titled “Development and Implementation of an assessment of student understanding of measurement and uncertainty in experimental physics.” This project aims to develop a scalable and validated assessment of students’ understanding of measurement uncertainty at the introductory level. Most of the research will be quantitative in nature and use item response theory.

 

The project is run jointly by Heather Lewandowski at the University of Colorado and Danny Caballero at the Michigan State University.

 

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. Prior experience with assessment development is preferred, but not required.

 

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) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues and supervisors?

1.B) 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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

STEM Education Postdoc, Texas State

 We are advertising a postdoctoral-level position associated with the NSF IUSE-HSI grant: “Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change (NSF #1928696, PI Heather Galloway, Co-PIs Eleanor Close, Alice Olmstead, Cynthia Luxford, and Li Feng). The position will primarily focus on programmatic work and can involve synergistic research activities.

 

During this ~5-year project, we aim to engage faculty and students across Texas State University's College of Science and Engineering in workshops, departmental self-assessments, redesign of lower-division gateway courses, and project-level decision making. Participating STEM departments are receiving intellectual, material, and logistical supports to empower faculty-student teams in developing sustainable communities of practice focused on culturally relevant instruction. The project also involves three research strands that focus on communities of practice among faculty and students, STEM student trajectories at Texas State, and student graduation rates and STEM workforce outcomes for Texas State and other Hispanic Serving Institutions. We are currently approaching the end of year 2 of the project. More information is available on our website: https://www.cose.txstate.edu/STEMCommunities.html 

 

This position will be primarily focused on enacting and managing the programmatic aspects of the project. This will include expanding a well-established Learning Assistant program (https://learningassistantalliance.org/). In collaboration with the rest of the project team, the selected candidate will be expected to engage in programmatic activities such as: designing and facilitating workshops for STEM faculty; facilitating conversations within STEM departments about students’ experiences in their courses; designing and facilitating summer institutes and weekly preparation meetings for faculty-student course redesign teams; teaching a STEM pedagogy course for students; contributing to project-level meetings with emerging faculty leaders from across the college; and performing other management and administrative tasks as needed. Exact activities will vary depending on the stage of the project. The selected candidate may also engage in research activities related to faculty-student community development and faculty engagement. Co-PIs Close and Olmstead will be the co-advisors for this position.

 

Minimum qualifications are:

  • PhD in a STEM and/or Education field
  • Commitment to counteracting systemic inequities in STEM
  • Motivation and ability to engage with diverse students and junior researchers
  • Motivation and ability to engage with STEM faculty
  • Enthusiastic and motivated learner

 

Candidates who identify as members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 

 

The starting salary for the position is $50,000 per year. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Preferred start dates are between May 15 and August 1, 2021. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (3-4 years). Relocation to San Marcos will be required when travel is no longer unsafe / restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Interested candidates should submit a 1-3 page cover letter and a CV to STEMEdPostdocs@txstate.edu. The cover letter should explain the candidate’s interest in the position and why they are a good fit for it, based on alignment with the required qualifications and any other desirable qualifications (e.g., past experience relevant to the job responsibilities). The cover letter should also specify a preferred state date and, if the candidate has not yet received their PhD, when they expect to receive it. The CV should include a list of professional experiences, publications, and contact information for three professional references. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

 

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Texas State University is a large, diverse Hispanic Serving Institution in Central Texas, between Austin and San Antonio. The College of Science and Engineering includes seven STEM departments and a growing number of discipline-based education research faculty. Selected candidates will have regular opportunities to interact with faculty, students, and other postdocs who are engaged in education research (see, in particular, http://txstper.wp.txstate.edu and http://luxford.wp.txstate.edu/). Interactions and cross-project collaboration among postdocs working with the co-PIs will be encouraged, as well as participation in potential future grant-writing activities with the project team. 

 

Please contact Eleanor Close (eclose@txstate.edu) and/or Alice Olmstead (alice.olmstead@txstate.edu) if you have questions about the position. Please email STEMEdPostdocs@txstate.edu to apply and if you have general questions about the application process

Friday, March 26, 2021

FT/NTT at Texas A&M College Station

 https://apply.interfolio.com/84607


Academic professional track position in physics


The Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, of Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time academic professional track (APT) faculty position at the rank of lecturer or instructional assistant professor.  This position will have a nine-month academic appointment (September 1-May 31) with a start date of August 1, 2021.  This position is not tenure-accruing but has opportunity for advancement within the instructional faculty track.

The successful candidate will assume full teaching responsibilities in the introductory-level service courses and contribute to the educational and/or service mission of the department.


Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy is available at http://physics.tamu.edu.


Earned PhD in physics or related field is required.


All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/84607.  Application review will begin on March 15, 2021, and continue until the position has been filled.  For full consideration, applications must be completed by April 1, 2021.

Each applicant should submit

  • a cover letter stating a specific interest in the APT faculty position;
  • a curriculum vita, including full publication list;
  • a teaching statement (maximum five pages); and
  • a diversity statement (maximum one page)
and arrange, through Interfolio, three confidential letters of reference.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Physics Curriculum Developer, Art of Problem Solving, San Diego CA

 https://artofproblemsolving.com/careers/job/4403140003_physics_curriculum_developer

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) develops educational opportunities for many of the most eager students in the world.  Since 2003, we have trained tens of thousands of the country’s top students, including nearly all the members of the US International Math Olympiad team, through our online school, learning centers, textbooks, and online learning systems. Over the years, our international online community of advanced problem solvers has grown to nearly 700,000 members. While our primary focus has been math for most of our history, we have started expanding into new subjects, such as language arts, physics, and computer science.

The physics team at Art of Problem Solving is building a comprehensive suite of courses to introduce students to physics. Our courses will let students explore both the content of physics and the ways physicists think as they build models. We have already built two successful advanced problem solving courses for our online school and an introductory mechanics course for our learning centers. Now we seek a new teammate to help us build a complete, ground-up curriculum that will appeal to the curious students who always want to know more. 

Students taking these courses will be challenged to: 
  • Collaborate with peers throughout the learning process
  • Build, test, and revise models for physical phenomena
  • Use those models to solve creative and difficult problems
  • Apply concepts they’ve learned to new contexts
  • Balance and interleave the roles of intuition, empirical evidence, and mathematical analysis
You’ll be a great fit for this position if: 
  • You have a personal vision for physics education that is coherent with the AoPS philosophy
  • You have led curriculum development projects with documented success 
  • Your track record shows you inspire students to dive deeper into physics
  • You have expertise in helping students solve rich, complex physics problems in a way that leaves them energized and empowered
  • You can leverage your experience into working on our AoPS Online and AoPS Academy classes, writing material for both middle and high school students
In this position, you will collaborate with the rest of our curriculum team to:
  • Take the lead on developing new physics courses on topics such as mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics, both with and without calculus.

  • Create labs that teach fundamentals of scientific practices, including model-building, communication, collaboration, data analysis, and experimental design.

  • Interact with students through teaching online courses, fostering conversations on our message boards, and potentially working with students in person at our learning centers.
Background Check: 
Please note that employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Perks and Benefits: 
This full-time position will be based at our headquarters in San Diego, CA. However, we are primarily working remotely until it is safe to go back to the office. Some benefits of the position include:
  • Casual work environment
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits  
  • 401K plan with company matching (up to 4%)
  • Year-end bonus based on individual and company performance
  • Relocation bonus (if currently located outside of San Diego)
Application: 
Candidates should submit the following: 
  • Resume
  • Initial Physics Writing Task
  • Physics Teaching Sample

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are unable to offer sponsorship.