Monday, November 18, 2019

TT, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will preferably be specialized in Astronomy or Astrophysics; however, other closely related disciplines will also be considered.

The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching both junior and senior undergraduate-level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver the equivalent of six courses per year, as their regular teaching load, and actively participate in curriculum development. The ability to teach introductory courses in a wide range of Physics disciplines would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, involving undergraduate students, and build a broad external research network. The ability to attract external funding is desirable.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related relevant area of expertise, and have demonstrated a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching, student mentorship, and an ongoing research program involving undergraduate students.

TT, Saginaw Valley State University, MI

Assistant Professor of Physics
External posting
Full-Time, Exempt , Faculty
The Department of Physics at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics.  Duties commence Fall 2020.  We seek an individual showing potential for excellent undergraduate teaching across the physics curriculum and research goals commensurate with a primarily undergraduate institution focused on preparing students for life after a bachelor's degree.  Area of research specialization is open.  Minimum education is a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field.  To apply, submit a cover letter, CV (including names and contact information of 3 references), statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests describing involvement of undergraduate students online at  Letters of support will be requested of applicants selected for a phone interview.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely-related field.
ABD candidates also will be considered.
A strong preference will be shown for candidates who can demonstrate teaching experience in undergraduate lectures, labs and/or recitations and who also indicate interest and/or experience in engaging undergraduate students in research.
Applicants must apply online:
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, short description of teaching philosophy, list of three references and a statement of no more than a page in length explaining how candidates would engage undergraduate students in research projects.
Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a “Great College to Work For” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students’ performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.

More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,

Friday, November 15, 2019

TT in PER, Michigan State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position in physics education research (PER). The search is open to all fields of quantitative or mixed-methods PER. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in physics, physics education, or a closely related discipline and will have demonstrated the ability to carry out forefront research and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. While we expect the appointment to be at the assistant professor level, depending on the experience of the candidate, an appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be considered.
MSU has several strong physics education research programs in introductory engineering physics, computational physics, physics for the life sciences, laboratory courses, advanced physics courses, and informal physics programs. In addition, the PER group at MSU has productive collaborations across campus including with the broader discipline-based educational research community; researchers in the College of Natural Science, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, and the CREATE for STEM Institute; as well as with several researchers in Communications and the Humanities. MSU’s PER group contributes strongly to the physics program such as working on a variety of transformation projects, supporting and mentoring of Undergraduate LAs, and evaluating different aspects of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
To ensure a holistic assessment of candidates, we request that applications include:
(1) a CV, including a list of publications, teaching and mentoring roles, leadership positions, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach;
(2) a 2­-4 page statement highlighting past research successes and future research interests; this statement should also list which one of your lead-author and/or anchor-author publications you would most like the committee to read.
(3) a 2-page teaching statement describing the applicant’s educational priorities (including teaching and mentoring) and plans to address them, which should highlight the applicant's efforts to address issues of diversity and inclusion;
(4) a 1-2 page statement of contributions to the academic community. Universities are complex institutions that rely on faculty to assume diverse responsibilities, including fostering student learning, advancing research, disseminating knowledge, and sustaining healthy inclusive communities. The applicant should describe how they have “given back” to their previous institutions and communities, and their interests and plans for enriching the MSU community.
(5) a cover letter that frames the application in the context of this ad and MSU’s PER group.
Applications should be submitted through the MSU hiring website (, posting #620069. At this website, applicants should also submit contact information for three references. While letters will not be solicited for the initial evaluation of candidates, references should be prepared to submit letters, which focus on the candidate’s research impact on the field, the candidate’s experience with mentoring and collaborating, and efforts to broaden representation (promptly upon request). The selection process will begin on December 15, 2019, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to Prof. Danny Caballero ( or to any other member of the PER group. Applicants are encouraged to pursue the MSU PER group website
We actively encourage applications from -- and welcome nominations of -- women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity.

LPSOE (Lecturer With Potential Security of Employment), University of California San Diego

Assistant Teaching Professor- Physics (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment)

San Diego, CA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Recruitment Period

Open date: October 10th, 2019

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Teaching Professor

(Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)

Dept. of Physics, UC San Diego

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in teaching.

A successful candidate should have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives. Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Successful candidates will be judged on scientific background and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale.

We are seeking outstanding teachers who wish to have a permanent, full-time instructional position on an academic-year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute in the following domains:
  • Teaching of truly exceptional quality; emphasis on large-enrollment introductory laboratory and lecture courses.
  • Professional achievement and activity; such as developing curriculum, using instructional technology to enhance student learning, awareness of developments in pedagogical methods, advising members of the department on pedagogical techniques and course content, and contributing to efforts to secure extramural funding for educational program development.
  • University and public service; such as participating in campus and departmental committees, student outreach and recruitment, and providing academic advice relating to student affairs.
  • Educational leadership beyond the campus; such as active participation in conferences and workshops, development and sharing of materials, developing/training effective teaching assistants.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics (any area) or a closely related scientific field, a record of excellence in teaching, and strong writing and interpersonal skills.

Review of applications will commence on December 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted online at:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a synopsis of teaching experience/philosophy and professional goals, recent teaching evaluations, and a separate statement on past experience and leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion and/or proposed future contributions. Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference that address teaching, research, and professional service posted to the above website.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations
  • Statement of Teaching Experience/Philosophy/Professional Goals
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required


University of California, San Diego
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Multiple STEM Ed/ DBER Postdocs, STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University

  • Opening Date: 2019-02-19
  • Job Opening Id: 517353
  • College/Division: College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Department: STEM Institute

Job Information

FIU's STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change on evidence-based instructional practices, utilizing FIU as a laboratory for the future of STEM, as over 80% of FIU's 54,000 students come from traditionally underrepresented groups. The Institute currently hosts 15 discipline-based education research faculty in 9 STEM departments and 25 staff/postdoctoral researchers that carry out multidisciplinary collaborative work across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education and Engineering & Computing. Hallmark programs include a Learning Assistant (LA) program that impacts well over 13,000 student enrollments in 10 STEM disciplines each semester; Modeling Instruction at the high school and college levels; and numerous HHMI- and NSF-funded research projects. The STEM Transformation Institute has secured over $40 million dollars in government and private funding to carry out its mission.
The STEM Transformation Institute is seeking applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in STEM Education or Discipline-Based Education research. The primary responsibilities of STEM Transformation Institute post-doctoral fellows vary depending on the project and the individual's interests, but may include: conducting education research, developing evidence-based curricular materials, integrating teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices, and/or working with faculty and other stakeholders to facilitate adoption of active learning instructional practices. These experiences will prepare candidates for various career paths including academic tenure track positions.
Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in a STEM education research field or in a STEM field with significant interest in developing education research expertise. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research, and have strong quantitative or qualitative research skills and experience, such survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, subject interviews and focus groups, and/or statistical knowledge. Experience with the R software package would be an added benefit.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. Candidates may explore for more information and may contact faculty directly or email with any inquiries.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 31, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled. Applications are reviewed year-long on a rolling basis, according to currently active research projects.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal background check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee
If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.
In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.
Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.


Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).
Pay Transparency
Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

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 54,000 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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Engineering Lecturer, University of Tennessee Knoxville

The Engineering Fundamentals Program (EFP) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks a dynamic Lecturer to contribute to its innovative, first-year engineering program. EFP is the home of the engage program, an integrated and team-taught freshman curriculum, and is responsible for teaching nine credit hours of common freshman coursework for each of the College’s first year students (1000 per year). Subject matters taught include physics, perspective of the engineering profession, teaming, design process with projects, engineering communication and basic computer instruction. EFP also teaches a sophomore computer programming course and other classes focused on skills for success during the transition from high school to college, and a leadership class for peer mentors who support the Engage Living and Learning Community, a 200+ student residential community for first year students in the Tickle College of Engineering.  Details of the Engineering Fundamentals Program are available at

This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month appointment. Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in engineering with an undergraduate degree in any engineering discipline; strongly preferred are candidates with a doctorate in engineering education. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, and a solid commitment to innovative teaching methods, both traditional and technology enabled.  Demonstrated interest in engineering education programs is expected. College-level teaching experience and educational research experience evidenced by refereed conference and journal publications and participation on funded grants are strongly preferred. Professional registration is desirable.

Knoxville, TN is a vibrant city with a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, an effervescent nightlife that includes numerous theaters and museums, a rich live music scene across all genres, and eclectic restaurants. Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounded by lakes and the Tennessee River, providing an amazing access to outdoor activities of all kinds. Knoxville is within 200 miles of four major metropolitan areas that regularly host larger cultural and entertainment events.

To apply visit: Applicants will be reviewed continuously, but those received by January 6, 2020 will receive priority.  The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2020.  

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Post-doc at University of Colorado Boulder

Post-doc at University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is now accepting applications for a full-time postdoctoral level position to lead an innovative approach to teaching evaluation across a variety of departments at the University of Colorado 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). Sixteen departments / units across three colleges are currently engaged in this process and the project is expanding to work with all departments in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). This position will largely be focused on programmatic efforts (e.g., facilitating working groups within CEAS departments), with some opportunities for dissemination through research and publication. 

This is an initial 12-month appointment with an ideal start date of January 13th (flexible) which is potentially renewable, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, 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, with a particular focus on departments within CEAS.

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 December 2nd, 2019, and we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting Zoom interviews with top candidates the week of December 9th. Letters of reference will be requested at this time, to be be submitted no later than December 15th.

The leads on the project team consist of Noah Finkelstein, Sarah Andrews, Alanna Pawlak, and Mark Gammon (CU Boulder).  Please share this post broadly with your colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein (noah.finkelstein (at) or Sarah Andrews (sarah.andrews-1 (at) with any questions.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Physics

Kennesaw, GA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Application Due:


Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Physics
Department of Physics

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Physics faculty position in the Department of Physics, which begins August 2020.

Primary responsibilities include teaching the non-calculus and calculus-based introductory physics sequence and laboratories. The College of Science and Mathematics’ Student Success Initiative has an imperative for including and fostering success for students from a diversity of backgrounds in STEM degree programs. Successful applicants will be strongly committed to inclusive teaching practices and be ready to invest deeply in KSU students. Additionally, the successful applicant will serve as a departmental coordinator for our calculus-based physics sequence. Coordinator responsibilities include taking a leadership role in curricular, instructional, and assessment decisions related to the course and serving as a support to both full time and part time faculty members. The ideal candidate will have experience with, or demonstrate strong potential for, working collaboratively with teaching faculty in service to a diverse student body.

Applicants must have a minimum of a M.S. degree in Physics or closely related field, or the foreign equivalent. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience teaching undergraduate Physics courses.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.


Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or sexual orientation, as authorized by law. Georgia is an Open Records State. AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor of Physics Norwich University in Vermont

DeadlineOpen until filled
Date PostedNovember 1, 2019
TypeTenured, tenure track
SalaryNot specified
Employment TypeFull-time
The five-member Department of Physics at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall of 2020. The candidate will be expected to engage in teaching, research and service; the most important qualification is potential for excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to teach courses throughout our curriculum, from general education through upper-division major courses. Standard teaching loads alternate between 9 to 12 contact hours each semester for a total of 21 contact hours per academic year.
Faculty are also expected to develop a research program appropriate for involving undergraduates, and modest internal funding is available to support students and professional development. The University also has an active office of Academic Research that helps faculty to seek external funding.  Current faculty members have interests in astrobiology (origins of life), astrophysics, astronomy, experimental high-energy physics, and physics education. The department is interested in both building on existing areas of research, and in expanding the intellectual diversity of the department.

Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in physics, astronomy, or closely allied field; exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
We seek individuals with a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates in the arts, sciences and engineering; and research interests appropriate for the participation of undergraduate students.

Additional Information:
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit: a cover letter; a CV; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; a research statement including plans for involving undergraduates; the names and contact information for three professional references; and a Norwich application to .

The search will remain open until the position is filled and all applications submitted before December 15th, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Assistant Professor of Physics, Centenary College of Louisiana in Louisiana

DeadlineOpen until filled
Date PostedNovember 1, 2019
TypeTenured, tenure track
SalaryCommensurate with experience
Employment TypeFull-time
Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Physics Department beginning August 2020 

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship in physics, are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment, and will direct an active undergraduate research program. While any area of physics may be considered, candidates with experience in engineering physics, computational methods and systems modeling, or data science/informatics will be given priority consideration.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching general physics courses required of all science majors and upper level courses for Centenary’s robust physics minor and dual degree program in engineering. Through teaching and advising, the successful candidate will support student success in physics, engineering, geophysics, and biophysics career pathways. The candidate would also participate in emerging interdisciplinary working groups in computational studies/complex systems or data science/informatics. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field from an accredited institution is required. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Physics Department has a well-equipped facility and opportunities for collaborative research exist both on campus and at the nearby Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. There are excellent funding opportunities, and the College has a high success rate in securing funds for teaching and research.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research, unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, and three letters of recommendation to or to:

Physics Search Committee
c/o Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Instructor Pool for Oregon State University

Oregon State University is hiring two physics instructors!

Instructor Pool - Oregon State Department of Physics:

The Oregon State University Department of Physics was one of top three university for improving physics education in 2018. They are the home of the world-renowned Paradigms in Physics program and the BoxSand project. They also have a large, active Physics Education Research group. They use evidence-based teaching practices throughout our physics program. 

DepartmentPhysics (SPH)
Position TitleInstructor
Job TitleInstructor Pool - 2019/2020: Physics
Appointment TypeAcademic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job LocationCorvallis
Position Appointment PercentVary
Appointment Basis9
Faculty StatusRegular
Tenure StatusFixed-Term
Pay MethodSalary
Recommended Full-Time Salary RangeSalary is commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary
The Department of Physics in the College of Science invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term-by-term basis for the 2019-2020 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Department Head.
Instructors may be needed to teach courses in the following areas: General Physics, General Physics with Calculus, and Astronomy.
The primary mission of the Department of Physics is to provide undergraduate and graduate education, and to conduct basic and applied research. The department offers Bachelors, Doctoral and Master degrees in Physics. A Physics Education degree is offered through the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. There are research programs in optics, condensed matter, subatomic physics, astrophysics and computational physics, as well as a growing program in Physics Education. The department has 16 faculty members, approximately 150 majors, and 40 graduate students.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.
Position Duties
100% – Instruction:
Will administer and teach undergraduate courses in the following courses: General Physics, General Physics with Calculus, and Astronomy.
Will also be responsible for holding regular office hours to assist students with coursework and answer questions regarding curriculum. May supervise graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.
Minimum/Required Qualifications
Masters degree in Physics or a closely related discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
Teaching experience at the college and/or university level.
Experience with modern pedagogical techniques.
An evident commitment to educational equity.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.No
Posting Detail Information
Posting NumberP02906UF
Number of VacanciesVaries
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date09/16/2019
Anticipated Appointment End Date06/15/2020
Posting Date04/15/2019
Full Consideration Date11/01/2019
Closing Date06/15/2020
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this searchCompetitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) Evidence of teaching excellence, such as student, peer, or mentor evaluations. Attach as “Other Document 1”.
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
For additional information please contact: Kelly Carter at 541-737-1674 or
Applications will be considered throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, as needed.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Oregon State University is striving to promote and enhance diversity. Please describe how you can assist in this goal and, define your understanding of what diversity encompasses.
    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1 (see Special Instructions)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) Evidence of teaching excellence, such as student, peer, or mentor evaluations. Attach as “Other Document 1”. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For additional information please contact: Kelly Carter at 541-737-1674 or Applications will be considered throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, as needed. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.