Thursday, December 20, 2007

North Dakota University PER Tenure Track Position

Screening will begin January 15, 2008, and remain open until a suitable pool is established.

North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin August, 2008. We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in STEM education. The successful candidate will serve as a core faculty member for a proposed Ph.D. program in STEM Education. They will develop and contribute to an externally funded research program that includes funded opportunities for Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will have a tenure home within a department of the College of Science & Mathematics (80% appointment), with a cross-appointment (20%) in the School of Education.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the individual candidate's experience and interest. They will be involved in nurturing/leading collaborations among faculty interested in teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.

Assistant Professor:
* Graduate Degrees in Education and in Physics, with a Master's degree (or equivalent) in one and a PhD in the other.
* Strong English oral and written communication skills.

Associate Professor:
* In addition to the qualifications listed above, significant experience/accomplishments in Physics Education are required.
Full Professor:
* In addition to the aforementioned qualifications, national distinction and international recognition in Physics Education and a substantial scholarly record are required.

* Postdoctoral Research Experience.
* Experience supervising/coordinating the research activities of students.
* Experience with the process of obtaining external support.
* Classroom teaching experience.
* Emergent record of scholarly publication.

Applicants should submit a CV, a description of research goals, a statement of teaching interests/qualifications, academic transcripts, and the names and addresses of three referees to the address below. Members of groups under-represented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Donald P. Schwert, Chair, STEM PhD Search Committee
Family Life Center 314E
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105-5057

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged to: Indicate “STEM Education Search” in the subject line.


Monday, December 10, 2007

New Doctoral Program at University of Illinois

The University of Illinois has announced a new doctoral program in the Learning Sciences, and they invite applications for admission for Fall 2008. The program is housed in the Graduate College of the university and draws on faculty from departments in the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. UIC's Learning Sciences Ph.D. program is the first of its kind to prepare students to address educational challenges through a focus on Learning in the Disciplines.

This 5-year program combines doctoral training in learning sciences with graduate-level coursework in an area of specialization (e.g.,chemistry, computer science, history, literacy, mathematics). For more information please visit the website

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Non-tenure-track at University of Houston

The Department of Physics at the University of Houston seeks
applicants for several Instructional Faculty positions to be available
to start at the beginning of the fall semester of 2008. We are
particularly interested in at lease one candidate with a background in
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Instructional Faculty members at the
University of Houston are not considered tenure-track faculty, but are
eligible for multi-year contracts after an initial probationary period.
Instructional Faculty ranks mirror the normal tenure-track ranks and the
teaching salary is offered on a 9-month basis. Summer teaching may be
available but is not required. Instructional Faculty are eligible to
draw a summer salary from other sources such as research funds should
they be available. Instructional Faculty members are also allowed to
submit funding proposals to external agencies under their own name. The
successful applicant will be expected to teach up to three courses per
semester as well as to pursue research interests, especially in the area
of physics pedagogy. Applications should include a Curriculum Vita, a
statement of teaching and research interests, a list of publications,
and the names of up to 5 persons who could act as references.
Applications should be sent to: Instructional Faculty Search Committee,
Department of Physics, University of Houston, 617 Science and Research
1, Houston, Texas 77204-5005, USA. Review of applications will begin
immediately, and will continue at least through Feb. 1, 2008 or until
the positions are filled. Salary level is negotiable. The University
of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tenure-track at Anderson University

Tenure track position, fall of 2008. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and excel in teaching. The use of research as a teaching tool is encouraged. Consideration may be given to those with an interest in working with secondary education students and maintaining an observatory. Anderson University is a comprehensive institution affiliated with the Church of God and seeks faculty who possess a maturing Christian faith and are committed to the mission of higher Christian education. Direct inquires to: Dean Blake Janutolo, Anderson University, Anderson, IN 46012-3495 by December 1, 2007. AA/EOE

US Residents Only. Employer will assist with relocation costs

Tenure-track at Elon University

Physics. Elon University seeks an assistant professor for a tenure-track position starting August 2008. The successful candidate will teach introductory, advanced, and special-topics courses in physics and must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary general studies program. We value close contact between students and faculty and seek an experimentalist whose research interests are accessible to undergraduates, and who will enjoy leading students in hands-on experimental projects. Doctorate required. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit our website at; to learn more about the Physics Department, please visit their website at . Review will begin on December 15, 2007, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by December 15 to be assured of consideration. Send current CV, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests detailing the prospects for undergraduate participation, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kyle Altmann, Search Committee Chair, 2625 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244. For more information, email Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs

Tenure track at Misericordia University

Misericordia University invites qualified candidates to apply for a (10 month) tenure-track faculty position in Physics to begin August 2008. The two person department primarily teaches introductory physics courses to students in a variety of majors. Misericordia University is part of a local consortium of colleges and universities which will be offering upper level physics courses to students in the Wilkes-Barre area. A Doctorate in Physics, Physics Education, or related field is required. Candidates at ABD status with evidence of expected completion by 8/15/08 will be considered. Misericordia University, an 83-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy of Dallas, offering baccalaureate and master’s degrees is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City, and Philadelphia. The university's approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service leadership has resulted in its wide regional acclaim. Misericordia University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities and women. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on current research and future research plans, transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Misericordia University, Attention: Human Resources Department, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA, 18612; or e-mail to: Inquiries only should be directed to Dr. Jay Stine, e-mail: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be available at the January AAPT meeting in Baltimore.