Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Executive Director, UCLA Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences

Executive Director, UCLA Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)

The University of California, Los Angeles is seeking an individual to lead a campus unit that serves all 13 departments in the Life and Physical Sciences Divisions. The unit’s mission is to support a collaborative community of instructors committed to teaching excellence. In the five years since its inception, CEILS has become a national leader in innovative science pedagogy and in approaches to increase the inclusivity of science education.
The Executive Director would develop and implement a plan of activities to improve teaching, curriculum, and student success, annually develop and manage a budget to carry out the mission of CEILS, and supervise CEILS personnel. Specific responsibilities would include training activities such as workshops, seminars, institutes, and consultations in support of science instructors seeking to increase the use of evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices in their courses. The Executive Director is also expected to supervise, train, and evaluate all CEILS personnel, currently comprised of four full-time staff members, including a Senior Associate Director, a Senior Associate Director for Instructional and Professional Development, an Associate Director for Educational Development, and an Administrative Assistant, in addition to nine Instructional Consultants. The Executive Director will employ data analytics to inform departments about the success of their efforts to increase the equity and inclusivity of science education at UCLA. The incumbent will report jointly to the Deans of Life and Physical Sciences, with direct supervision by a lead associate dean in one of those Divisions.
The Executive Director will lead and contribute to the development of proposals for extramural funding, manage funded projects, publish scholarly work related to education research and assessment associated with those projects, oversee UCLA’s participation in the nationwide Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) online network in collaboration with UCLA’s Graduate Division, and serve as an expert advisor on university and national committees supporting science education. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to collaborate with departments within Life and Physical sciences, the campus-wide Center for the Advancement of Teaching within the Division of Undergraduate Education, other discipline-based teaching and learning centers on campus, the Graduate Division, and the Academic Senate to expand education innovation efforts campus wide, and engage in community outreach to build relationships outside UCLA.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, significant administrative experience, and proven expertise in evidence-based teaching and learning pedagogies as applied to the sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. As a Lecturer with Security of Employment, the CEILS Executive Director will be a full member of the UCLA Academic Senate and have a secure faculty appointment in one of the Life and/or Physical Sciences Departments.
Candidates should submit the following: A Curriculum Vitae (with links to relevant publications), a statement describing the candidate's research in the area of science pedagogy, a statement describing their relevant experience and reflecting on their philosophy of teaching and learning, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information of three recommenders. All application materials should be submitted to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05335. Review of Applications will begin April 15 and interviews will be scheduled for end of April 2020. If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean Albert Courey, Physical Sciences (acourey@college.ucla.edu) or Associate Dean Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Life Sciences (bvanval@eeb.ucla.edu).
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Thursday, April 2, 2020



The Departments of Computer Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher to join a project that integrates learning sciences, virtual reality, and cyberlearning in STEM.  The title of the project is “Living Labs for Promoting Model-based Reasoning and Data Science Skills via Designing Energy-Efficient Buildings.” The postdoc will work with a team of engineers and discipline-based education researchers on a design-based research study to promote model-based reasoning and data science skills in the context of designing energy-efficient buildings.  Specifically, the postdoc will primarily focus on developing learning interventions that will engage students in the process of extracting, manipulating, analyzing data from sensors, and optimizing buildings via simulation.  The postdoc will also contribute to the data collection and data analysis procedures of the design-based research.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Learning Sciences, or a closely related field, 2) Programming expertise and ability to learn data science skills, and 3) high interest in discipline-based education research.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with data analytics; Experience with Computer Aided Design tools; Experience with learning analytics; Experience with qualitative and quantitative methods; Experience writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; Ability to work on collaborative teams across multiple disciplines; Ability to communicate effectively.

To apply, please submit a single PDF file to Alejandra Magana, Ph.D. admagana@purdue.edu that includes: 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) contact information for two references.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Science Education Postdoc, Dept of Chemistry, University of Utah

Research Associate Position in Science Education in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah

A research associate position is available at the University of Utah in the Department of Chemistry. This position is a full-time, 12-month position, with the potential to extend 4 years, assuming excellent annual performance-based reviews. The research associate will work on several assessment projects concerning evidence-based inclusive teaching and student learning and retention in STEM.
Description of Position Responsibilities
A key responsibility will be to join a team of researchers, practitioners, and faculty developers engaged in a multi-institutional NSF-funded grant with the goal of developing online and in-person programming that will improve current and future STEM faculty awareness of, confidence in, and ability to create inclusive learning environments. The team itself practices inclusive group processes and strives to be a social justice organization.
The primary responsibility of the research associate under this NSF grant is to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the outcomes of participants engaged in the online and the in-person programming. This will entail extensive literature review, development and validation of instruments, and the implementation of instruments and subsequent data analysis. It will also entail developing protocols for and conducting focus groups, followed by thematic qualitative analysis. This work will be performed under the mentorship and supervision of a sub-group of expert education researchers that are part of the grant team.
A second major component of this position is to work as part of the Frey research group to design and implement evaluation studies on student learning in collaboration with STEM faculty and the Center for Science and Math Excellence (CSME) at the University of Utah. In addition, the research associate will be responsible for extracting, managing, and analyzing complex data sets from education research projects conducted in the Frey group, and will help to mentor graduate and undergraduate students learn and use the skills required for this type of qualitative and quantitative research in STEM education.
Start Date
The targeted start date is flexible between June 30 and August 31, 2020.
Candidate Requirements
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, or psychology are preferred) and have demonstrated experience in conducting quantitative studies in undergraduate education research. In addition, knowledge of and experience in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion is preferred. To be considered, applicants must be strongly committed to undergraduate STEM education and improving inclusion and equity in the STEM classroom. Applicants must have the skills for and interest in working collaboratively with a wide range of people in higher education.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD in a science field (biology, chemistry, physics, or psychology preferred)
  • Experience in quantitative research in undergraduate chemistry/physics/biology education or quantitative research on student learning
  • The ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques to a range of experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational research designs. Experience with applying general linear models, factor-analysis techniques, uni-variate and multi-variate techniques, and multi-level models to complex data sets is necessary.
  • A record of accomplishment in coordination and quality-control of large data sets and analyses of research data, with demonstrable knowledge of evaluative research methods, and strong command of statistical analysis and statistical software, such as R or SPSS.
  • Excellent data-management and organizational skills, including attention to detail and sensitivity to data quality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate and manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with research personnel at various levels (faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students).
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the multi-institutional NSF-grant team, the Frey research group, CSME, and with faculty and staff from other academic departments and centers.
Application Information
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of the names and email addresses of 3 references. Review of applications will begin on 04/20/20 and will continue until position is filled.

The salary is negotiable depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. University of Utah is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

Email application material to Regina Frey (Ron and Eileen Ragsdale Endowed Chair in Chemical Education and professor of chemistry, University of Utah) at gina.frey@utah.edu

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Assistant Director, Faculty Development Program, The University of Rhode Island

Posting Number SF00935
Job Title Assistant Director, Faculty Development Program
Position Number 108127
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 14
Pay Grade Range $67,313 - $102,995
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent
Department Provost for Academic Affairs
Job Description Summary APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 27, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 17, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (April 17, 2020) may not be given full consideration.

Direct the Office of Faculty Development. Provide the vision and leadership for the Office and supervise all staff. Provide leadership to engage members of the university faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning by designing and offering a combination of workshops, seminars, and consultations. Develop, administer, and assess the impact of the University’s Faculty Development Program. Provide expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning to help faculty members identify a range of evidence-based practices that are appropriate for their specific teaching contexts. Design and implement programs to assist faculty members in collecting and analyzing direct and indirect measures of student learning for the purpose of improving course design and instructional techniques. Collaborate with the Director and other staff in the Office of Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) in strategic planning efforts and in the design of appropriate assessment methods for those efforts.

Provide leadership in strategic planning for the Faculty Development Program including conducting needs assessments when appropriate.
Serve as project manager for special faculty development initiatives (e.g. active learning, gateway courses, diversity and inclusion initiatives, general education).
Design protocols for consultations with individuals, faculty groups, and academic units about teaching and learning concerns including protocols for conducting classroom observations, collecting midterm student feedback, facilitating focus groups, and surveying current or former students.
Supervise the design, advertising, conduct, and evaluation of workshops, seminars, and other events for faculty members and other relevant campus stakeholders.
Supervise the design and implementation of initiatives that support faculty participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
In conjunction with the Director, evaluate the effectiveness of the Faculty Development Program.
Support effective implementation and use of course evaluation system across the University by designing and delivering consultations, workshops and online resources for individuals, departments, and colleges.
Supervise the ATL database that enables event planning, faculty outreach, participation tracking, certificates of completion, and end of year reporting across all relevant ATL units.
Provide supervision for the faculty development specialist, including ensuring professional development for this position.
Write, and help others to write, grant proposals for external funding of special instructional improvement initiatives.
Create, find, and disseminate resources related to university teaching and learning.
In collaboration with the other offices in ATL and with the Faculty Development specialist, oversee the design and maintenance of the faculty development website.
Provide leadership, expertise and consultation with various university-wide committees on teaching-related issues.
In conjunction with the Director, ensure budgeting aligns with funding source requirements.
Engage in active research to stay current with trends in Faculty Development.
Participate in conferences/conventions through attendance or facilitation of workshops to represent the Center and University.
Work closely with the entire Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, including the Offices of Online Education and Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation to assist in efforts to integrate technology and student learning outcomes assessment into teaching and learning.

Perform other duties as required.

Personal computer and printers; word processing, database management, spreadsheet and presentation software, learning management systems and classroom technology.
Required Qualifications REQUIRED:
1. Ph.D., Ed.D or terminal degree with a minimum of two years of post-secondary teaching experience at the time of appointment.
2. Demonstrated experience in providing leadership to faculty development programs or projects.
3. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning.
4. Demonstrated experience in needs assessment and program assessment.
5. Minimum four years of faculty development experience.
6. Demonstrated experience consulting with post-secondary faculty about teaching and learning issues.
7. Demonstrated experience in developing and conducting workshops on post-secondary teaching and learning.
8. Demonstrated knowledge of educational psychology and learning theory.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation and instructional methodology.
10. Demonstrated experience in quantitative or qualitative research.
11. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
12. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
13. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
14. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications PREFERRED:
1. Ph.D. in a STEM field with a minimum of two years of post-secondary teaching experience in a STEM field.
2. Demonstrated faculty development experience in STEM.
3. Demonstrated experience managing complex data sets (e.g. relational data bases, statistical programs, and/or qualitative data analysis systems).
4. Demonstrated experience in grant writing.

Environmental Conditions This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 03/06/2020
Closing Date

Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) “Other Document” – names and contact information of three professional references.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Two DBER Postdocs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln / University of Virginia (physics background eligible)

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Undergraduate STEM Education Research 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Virginia seek applicants for two postdoctoral research associate positions in discipline-based education research. The associates will be involved in a multi-institutional project supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project aims to enhance the experience of students in STEM courses by investigating the instructional relationships among faculty within STEM departments. 

Responsibilities associated with this position include:
·         interviewing STEM faculty on topics related to their instructional practices
·         analyzing interview transcripts
·         presenting findings orally and in writing
·         collaborating with the larger researcher team
·         providing logistical support for project coordination and reporting
The associates will be mentored by Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska or Marilyne Stains from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia. Each mentor/mentee pair will lead a specific project related to the grant; however, projects across the two campuses will be complementary, and it is expected that the two associates will work closely together.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree focused on STEM education or a STEM field by the start of the appointment.  Preferred applicants will have demonstrated interest in education research, interactive teaching, faculty development, and qualitative research.  The successful candidates will have excellent written communication skills evidenced through a record of scholarly publications and the ability to coordinate and manage projects with multiple data sources.

Initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of renewal.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications should include (1) a one-page cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant’s educational research interests, and (3) a curriculum vitae and (4) make preparations for three references to send letters of support upon request. 
Applicants with a life sciences background will be advised by Brian Couch and will be an employee at the University of Nebraska and should send their materials to boouch2@unl.edu.
Applicants with other STEM backgrounds, especially chemistry or physics, will be advised by Marilyne Stains and will be an employee at the University of Virginia and should submit their materials online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Associate-in-Chemistry_R0014512
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.  The start date is flexible.

University of Nebraska Statement:
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia Statement:
For questions regarding this position, please contact Marilyne Stains, Associate Professor, at (434) 923-6430 or mstains@virginia.edu

 For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@Virginia.edu.

 For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and .

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Post-doctoral position to support transformation of teaching evaluation at University of Colorado Boulder

The Teaching Quality Framework project is hiring for a full-time postdoctoral level position to help lead an innovative approach to teaching evaluation at the University of Colorado Boulder. The ideal candidate will have some engineering or engineering education experience, but we are open to those with other STEM discipline/education experience. Details below and application here: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24495&emailCampaignId=168

The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focusing 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). Eighteen 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). While this position will largely be focused on supporting the engagement of CEAS departments, the successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM and non-STEM departments at CU. There will also be some opportunities for dissemination through research and publication.

This is an initial 12-month appointment with an ideal start date of June 15, 2020 (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.

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 April 13, 2020, and we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting Zoom interviews with top candidates starting the week of April 27, 2020. Letters of reference will be requested at this time, to be submitted by May 11, 2020.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Two Lecturers, University of British Columbia, Canada

The University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 2 full-time Lecturer positions in the Department of Physics & Astronomy on the Vancouver campus. Such positions typically involve teaching five undergraduate courses and some administrative duties, and have expectations of renewal upon satisfactory performance. One of the positions will include a leadership role in our undergraduate teaching labs. For more details on the position of Lecturer, please see https://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/members/lecturers/. UBC Physics and Astronomy ranks among the top departments in North America, with a strong record of excellence in research, and in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The Department will consider applicants with experience teaching in a post-secondary setting. A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is strongly preferred, although exceptional candidates with an MSc may be considered. These positions will be supported by and encouraged to contribute to the department’s initiatives in Discipline Based Education Research.

See the posting here.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt, Nashville TN

Senior Lecturer in Physics 
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer. 
The successful candidate will assume instructional duties assigned by the Chair, including but not limited to teaching in our calculus-based Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS) course. Additional duties will include serving as the IPLS course coordinator. The Department has already instituted significant reforms in this course – in accord with best practices from physics education research – and is seeking an individual willing to build on this foundation and take a leadership role in making this IPLS course effective and equitable for students. 

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. 

The ideal candidate has experience with and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and service. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physics or in a related field and have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of diverse undergraduates. Experience in physics education research is preferred; familiarity with this research is required.

 The Senior Lecturer appointment will be nontenure track, with an initial appointment for one year, renewable in three-year terms subject to satisfactory performance. 
The teaching load is 3-3, with a potential one course reduction per semester for administrative work. The appointment will begin at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Applications should include 
(1) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, 
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 
(3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. 
These materials should be submitted directly to http://apply.interfolio.com/74006 . 
Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded via the same link. 

Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

Vanderbilt University is a private research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville, TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of the best cities in the US in which to live and work.

Engineering Education Postdoc, Cornell NY

  Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in engineering education in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required junior-level mechanical engineering classes, supported by a Cornell University Active Learning Initiative grant.

Job description:
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required mechanical engineering courses in the thermal/fluids area. The postdoc will work with a group of faculty and postdocs, including the course instructors, to develop and document course materials emphasizing active and inductive learning and real-life applications.  Additional duties include evaluating metrics for the learning objectives of each class, and using those metrics to determine the efficacy of the course interventions.  Opportunities for teaching may also be available. This position is part of a Cornell-wide initiative to shift the undergraduate curriculum toward active learning approaches; the wide range of participating departments is summarized here: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/02/active-learning-initiative-funds-nine-projects . The postdocs will have the opportunity to engage with the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation and participate in weekly seminars with other Active Learning Initiative postdocs to receive training and support in designing and implementing research-based teaching strategies. We expect the course redesign project to lead to archival publications in the engineering education literature. 

Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Start date: June 1, 2020
Length of appointment: 2 years
Time commitment:  full time, but will consider part-time appointments.

 Required qualifications:
·         Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, engineering education research, or a closely related field.
Preferred qualifications include some combination of the following:
·         Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
·         Strong background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
·         Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty members and postdocs, adapting to diverse views and approaches
·         Ability to work independently
·         Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
·         Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
·         Enthusiasm for learning new things (Because this project will involve integrating and applying many different research areas, an ability to grow is even more valuable than extensive experience in any one of the above areas.)

To apply:
Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement emphasizing relevant background and/or interest in engineering education research, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Prof. Elizabeth Fisher at emf4@cornell.edu.  Evaluation of applications will start on March 16, 2020.

Please also contact Prof. Fisher with any questions.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

FT Faculty, Howard CC, Columbia MD

Physics/Physical Science Faculty
Category:Full-time Faculty        
Department:Science, Engineering & Technology
Location:Columbia, MD
Posted:Feb 17, 2020

About Howard Community College:

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has received the 2019 Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence.
It has also received distinction as a "Great College to Work for" each year since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Job Description:

The Division of Science, Engineering & Technology at Howard Community College (HCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the discipline of Physics/Physical Science.  The successful applicant will teach a range of courses that includes physical science, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics and astronomy where they will engage students in active learning and guided-inquiry experiments.  Coordination with division faculty, supervision and training of adjunct faculty, curriculum development, and student advising are required. Applicants are required to have a Master's degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field and to have teaching experience.  The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in their teaching through reflection, professional development, and a willingness to incorporate innovative strategies and integrate technology into their teaching.  Applicants must be willing to teach day and evening courses. The faculty member will fulfill a variety of college responsibilities including course and program assessment, participation in college wide activities and student clubs, and service on college committees. The ideal candidate has an interest in community outreach and interest in engaging community college students in undergraduate research.

At HCC, we serve a diverse student population and are committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with pathways to success. We value innovation, professional development, integrity and respect. Teaching excellence is placed at the core of our Division and we are excited to welcome a new full-time faculty member to our team. We encourage you to see why HCC is a great place to discover greatness in yourself and others.


Essential requirements:
Minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field
Teaching experience in physics or a closely related field
Demonstrated record of continuous teaching improvement
Ability to teach using a variety of approaches
Demonstrated use of technology
Effective interpersonal skills

Preferred requirements:
Experience in sponsoring student clubs or community outreach
Experience with curriculum development and assessment
Familiarity with results from physics and/or related education research
Interest in engaging students in research projects

Additional Information:
This is a 10-month faculty position.

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am - 5pm but some evenings may be required
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement
Best Consideration: For best consideration, application materials must be submitted by March 15, 2020.

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents:

1.  Cover letter

2.  Curriculum vitae

3.  Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages

4. Unofficial transcripts

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two or More Lecturers, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Lecturers in Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Physics and Astronomy

The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 12, 2020, with the possibility of renewal.
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Although not required, experience or strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses or laboratory-based physics courses are also desirable.  Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at https://www.rit.edu/science/school-physics-and-astronomy

Required Minimum Qualifications
- PhD in physics or closely related discipline
- Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
- Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level: PhD
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Physics
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020
Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply

Apply online at will http://careers.rit.edu/faculty  Search:5113BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:
Letters of recommendation from 3 references*
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
*Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy.  These letters must be submitted to physsrch@rit.edu  and must be in PDF format.  Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to physsrch@rit.edu.

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 27, 2020.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.