Friday, October 31, 2008

TT at Goshen

The physics department of Goshen College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position starting in fall 2009. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses primarily in the physics major and some introductory mathematics and courses for non-science majors. There will also be opportunities to develop new interdisciplinary curricula. International Candidates Will Be Considered

Goshen College is a liberal arts institution of 1,000 students and is nationally ranked for its study abroad programs. From its relationship with the Mennonite Church, Goshen College has adopted five core values around which programs are built: 1) Christ-centered; 2) Passionate Learners; 3) Servant Leaders; 4) Compassionate Peacemakers; and (5) Global Citizens.

A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and carry out a research program involving undergraduates. This could build on existing research areas in x-ray diffraction, biophysics, and acoustics, or it could be a new area. The department is seeking a candidate who can continue the tradition of excellent teaching coupled with a long history of undergraduate research.

To apply, visit the web site, click on the position title, and follow instructions.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TT at Truman State

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate physics for majors and for non-majors, developing an active research program, and performing university service. For more information, please visit

Application: To be considered complete, an application must include:
cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, with emphasis on how it is applicable to teaching in an undergraduate Liberal Arts environment, statement of research interests, with emphasis on how they are applicable to collaboration with undergraduates, three letters of reference, undergraduate transcripts, graduate transcripts. Electronic submission of all application materials is preferred, and should be sent to: CASSEARCH@TRUMAN.EDU, with "Physics Search" in the subject line. Hard copy submissions should be sent to:
Truman State University
Attn: Assistant Professor of Physics Search
College of Arts & Sciences OP1109
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
Review of completed applications will begin January 15, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, documentation of degrees and official copies of graduate transcripts. Truman State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities and women.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Science Teaching Fellowships at KSTF

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is seeking applicants for
Biology, Physical Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowships.
The fellowship supports exceptional individuals who are committed to
becoming outstanding high school math and science teachers. KSTF seeks
to promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching in United
States high schools in order to help maintain our nation's economic
competitiveness and reverse the current national trend of high attrition
rates among beginning teachers. We strive to elevate the perception of
teaching as a complex, highly-skilled profession and to nurture future
leaders and change agents in the field of education.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in science,
engineering or mathematics, have received their most recent content
degree within the past five years and be committed to teaching science
or mathematics in U.S. high schools. Individuals who are currently
enrolled in a secondary math or science teaching credential program are
eligible if they are within five years of their most recent content
degree and have not completed their credential before December, 2008.
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are intended to support individuals early in
their careers who have the potential to devote a lifetime to improving
math and science education.

Application information:
Application instructions can be found online at The
deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 5:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time. Only online applications will be considered.

For more information, contact:
Beth DiGesare
Teaching Fellowship Program Coordinator
(856) 608-0001

Two TT positions at Bucknell

The Department of Physics & Astronomy (
seeks candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning in August, 2009. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (ABD candidates will be considered); demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, with the capability of teaching at all levels of the curriculum; and develop and sustain a program of research. The Department welcomes applications from couples or partners. Bucknell is a highly selective,
predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3400
students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering.
Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to
excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy has 11 full-time permanent faculty
members and two staff technicians that maintain an electronics and machine
shop. The Department also maintains a small observatory with six remotely
controlled observing stations and a radio telescope. The Department
highly values the participation of undergraduates in its research program
and maintains an active externally funded summer research program. One of
the two positions will be considered as entry-level (defined as no more
than 4 years of post-doctorate full-time teaching experience at the time
of appointment) the other as entry-level preferred.

Application materials include a resumé, statements that address your potential as a teacher and your scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information and to apply please go to
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008.

TT at Brescia

The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Brescia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics to begin Fall 2009. Expectations include outstanding undergraduate teaching, ability to guide and build a curriculum in both physics and pre-engineering, effective interdisciplinary interaction with students and colleagues, and commitment to service.
The successful candidate will teach introductory courses for non-majors and calculus-based physics for science majors, as well as more advanced physics courses when demand merits them. The ability to teach in the Mathematics area is a plus. The successful candidate will also coordinate Brescia's pre-engineering program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or related area, although outstanding applicants with a Master's Degree will be considered.

Brescia University is a Catholic liberal arts university, which, in the Ursuline tradition, emphasizes quality undergraduate education, career preparation, and service to others in an environment welcoming to all. For more information on the University, please go to

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy; a copy of graduate transcripts, and contact information or letters for at least three (3) professional references to Dr. Chris Tiahrt (, Brescia University, 717 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two positions at Swarthmore

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Swarthmore College invites applications for two leave replacement positions in Physics at the Assistant Professor level starting in 09/09 (with the likelihood of renewal for a second year). The teaching load over two semesters is 3 courses and 3 lab sections (9 weekly contact hours per semester). Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching at a highly selective, undergraduate liberal arts college. Swarthmore is ranked among the top five liberal arts colleges in the country, and our students are high-achievors and motivated. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching experience, and a description of research interests and activity that would continue at Swarthmore. Also, three letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline. Send to Prof. Carl Grossman, Chair, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081. Deadline for receipt of applications is 02/01/09. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Two positions at the Science House

There are two positions:

The Outreach Coordinator for the FREEDM Systems Engineering Research Center, a partnership with the NC State College of Engineering, will help plan, implement, manage and report pre-college outreach activities for the center which include Research Experiences for Teachers, Young Scholars (high school student internships), coordinating activities with rural NC middle and high schools, with other outreach coordinators of The Science House, and planning and presenting pedagogically sound science, mathematics, and engineering content using hands-on, inquiry-based teaching methods. Requires an MS in math, science or science education field, engineering or engineering education field or equivalent experience. K-12 teaching experience required; formal experience in public schools desired. For more information and to apply please visit and search for position number 07-64-0808.

The Fayetteville Outreach Coordinator will help plan, implement, manage and report the activities of the office. The outreach coordinator will collaborate with The Science House staff at Raleigh and satellite offices to develop science education outreach projects that emphasize hands-on inquiry-based learning, using technology to support high-quality science and mathematics content instruction. Details and application information are available online at under position number 07-64-0813.

For each position, applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. The Science House, the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Engineering welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. AA/EOE. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. In its commitment to diversity and equity, NCSU seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. ADA contact: (919) 515-3148.

Director of Ph.D. Program in Mathematics and Science Education at Middle Tennessee State

Applications are invited for a tenure-track (with tenure upon appointment possible) professor who will direct the proposed Ph.D. program in mathematics and science education.
Position starts August 1, 2009.

MTSU is seeking a candidate with a national reputation in mathematics or science education to direct the proposed Ph.D. program in mathematics and science education (MSE). Successful candidate will have a national record of funded research in mathematics or science education and experience mentoring Ph.D. students.

Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

More information at

Two positions at the University of Kentucky

Science Education: Associate or full professor. Responsibilities: Assignment negotiated but 50% PIMSER component will include engagement and outreach activities with the P-20 communities, such as partnership with P-12 schools on curriculum development and implementation, professional development, and integration of technology. These activities will be expected to add to the research base on STEM education. Other responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate science education courses, advising graduate students, collaborating with STEM faculty and external constituencies in pursuing and implementing funded projects, publishing research, and providing service to the community and profession. Positions provide opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in education and the STEM disciplines in the design of research, courses, programs, and professional development initiatives. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in science education or other science field with significant research and teaching experience in science education; an established research program and recognition in the field. Minimum of three years of elementary, middle, or secondary teaching experience is preferred; commitment to excellence in teaching and to innovative teacher preparation programs; ability to establish collaborative relationships with university and school personnel; and experience in using technology in teaching. Applications: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2008, and continue until position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest specifying qualifications, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Osborn, Chair, Science Education Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kentucky, 335 Dickey Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0017, phone 859-257-4661, fax 859-257-1602. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Tricia Adolph, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Education, at

Science Education: Assistant professor. Responsibilities: Assignment includes teaching undergraduate and graduate science education courses; advising undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students; collaborating with STEM faculty and external constituencies in pursuing and implementing funded projects; publishing research; and providing service to the community and profession. Positions provide opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in education and the STEM disciplines in the design of research, courses, programs, and professional development initiatives. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in science education; research productivity that indicates promise for establishing a strong research program. Minimum of three years of elementary, middle, or secondary teaching experience is preferred; commitment to excellence in teaching and to innovative teacher preparation programs; ability to establish collaborative relationships with university and school personnel; and experience in using technology in teaching. Applications: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2008, and continue until position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest specifying qualifications, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Osborn, Chair, Science Education Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kentucky, 335 Dickey Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0017, phone 859-257-4661, fax 859-257-1602. Application materials may be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Tricia Adolph, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Education, at

For relevant information, visit the following Web sites: University of Kentucky (, College of Education (, Partnership Institute for Mathematics and Science Education Reform (, and Mathematics Education (

Three positions at the College of the Bahamas

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The
institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees to nearly 4,000 students located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, its research activities and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies into its repertoire of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.

Assistant Professor, Education Research

Candidate should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education Research with a minimum of 3 years of teaching at the tertiary level. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching General Education and Research courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, as well as assist with supervision of Masters Research Thesis and curriculum development of education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Candidate should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Science Education with a minimum of 3 years of teaching at the tertiary level. Candidates will be expected to teach elementary and secondary science methodology to prospective teachers, assist with teaching General Science and General Education courses, supervision of student-teachers and curriculum development of science education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor, Physics

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment and the ability to teach undergraduate Physics. Experience with Astronomy courses for non‐science majors would be an asset. A Ph.D. in Physics is required. Candidates with research specialties in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: atmospheric and environmental physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, astrophysics, physics education and alternative sources of energy. Other duties and responsibilities include: Student advisement; Curricular development / review & evaluation; providing service to the College/University of The Bahamas and the wider Bahamian community; and a commitment to research.

In ALL cases, preference will be given to candidates with strong academic backgrounds, teaching and research experience. Interested applicants should send a completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form along with a letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position), an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae or resume, proof of teaching excellence, graduate transcript and at least three professional references to the Director, Human Resources, The College of The Bahamas, P.O. Box N‐4912, Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas.

PhD at the University of the West of England

PhD Studentship in ‘Open Science' Public Engagement

We are seeking a motivated graduate to undertake an exciting and innovative interdisciplinary research project. Open Science Public Engagement offers the potential to bring together, in a new way, open science, and public engagement. Open science is an approach in which the whole of an ongoing scientific investigation and its data are made available for anyone to follow, analyse and potentially contribute to. If the (open) science project is of a kind which could be understandable and accessible to a wide range of people, including non-specialists, this opens up the possibility of combining open science and public engagement aspects in a fruitful and symbiotic way. Public engagement therefore potentially becomes integral and beneficial to the experimental methodology.

The studentship is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will involve collaboration with two innovative research teams. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the largest multi-disciplinary robotics research group in the UK. BRL is a collaborative research partnership funded by the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England and HEFCE. The Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at UWE, Bristol, has over ten years of international experience in engaging publics with science and technology in innovative and interesting formats.

The aim of this PhD studentship will be to explore and develop the idea of Open Science Public Engagement. The student will investigate its principles using a case study approach. Potential case studies to draw on may include public and commercial research sectors. For example, two existing projects at the BRL, The Emergence of Artificial Culture in Robot Societies and Symbrion, both have strong open science aspects. It is expected that the research project will incorporate an active creation of an open science public engagement activity as part of the PhD programme, in order to provide a platform for investigation. Furthermore, open science may have ramifications and concerns for scientists, researchers and funders involved in this novel research methodology.

The ideal candidate will be open to new ideas, have a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary work and be an excellent communicator. We are seeking candidates who have a sound scientific background and/or science communication experience. An insight into social science methods would be desirable but is not essential.

For further information about the proposed programme please contact:

Alan Winfield:; 0117 328 3159
Karen Bultitude:; 0117 328 2146
Clare Wilkinson:; 0117 328 2146;

For more information on how to apply and an application form please contact BIT
The closing date for applications is Friday 7th November.
Interviews will be held on Friday 28th November (subject to confirmation).

Friday, October 24, 2008

TT at Fairleigh Dickinson

The Peter Sammartino School of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University is seeking a candidate for assistant professor, tenure track for its, five year accelerated QUEST (BA/MAT) program. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in pedagogy, assessment, research, and advising QUEST teaching candidates.

Ed.D or Ph.D required. Applicants must have a strong background in education theory, practice, and curriculum development. Experience in elementary and/or secondary education required. Experience in post secondary teaching a plus. Instructional technology skills are essential; background in science/math is preferred. A record of or potential for scholarly research and publications required.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

TT at Florida International

The Florida International University Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, *open rank*, beginning August 2009. Especially well-qualified applicants may be considered for a more senior position.

The successful candidate will complement and extend the research activities of the Physics Education Research Group (PERG). The PERG has successfully built a multi-level research and learning community consisting of high school teachers and students, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty, thus transforming the model for physics education outreach. The education reform is centered around inquiry-based Modeling Instruction, both at the high school and undergraduate levels. The PERG builds on this inquiry model with several coherent projects, including CHEPREO (, PhysTEC, and the NSF Noyce Program, as part of its efforts to reform physics and physics education at FIU while developing a dissemination model for sustained education reform. The group currently consists of three faculty (from the Physics and the Curriculum & Instruction Departments) plus three staff members and graduate students. More information is available at or by contacting Professor Laird Kramer ( Jeff Saul is also familiar with the department (

The department ( has 22 faculty in theoretical and experimental groups in PER, astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter, nuclear-particle-lattice QCD physics, and quantum-optics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, attract external funding, and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

*Interested candidates should send their complete curriculum vitae, including a summary of research interests and the names of three references, to the **Physics Education Research Committee, Department of Physics, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199**. Application review will begin on January 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.*

Florida International University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

VAP at Colby

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colby College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor or instructor for the 2009-10 academic year, starting September 1, 2009.

The successful applicant will teach at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum including laboratories. Completion or near completion (ABD) of Ph.D. in physics is required; prior teaching experience and completed degree are preferred. The area of expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates who can conduct research that includes undergraduates.

The successful candidate will join a faculty active in a variety of research areas
and will work with talented students at a highly selective liberal arts college in central Maine. Send application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to Professor Duncan Tate, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colby College, 5866 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College and
the Physics Department, please visit the Colby web site:

Monday, October 20, 2008

TT at UW-Madison

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Science Education. We seek a colleague who will conduct research of nationally recognized quality and contribute to the teaching and service missions of the university. The complete position specifications can be found at: The deadline for receipt of applications is January 16, 2009. Applications should include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) at least three letters of reference sent directly to the Search Committee contact person; (4) samples of scholarly writing; and (5) for recent doctoral students, a sample of the doctoral dissertation. Queries should be directed to Professor John Rudolph ( 608-265-3431). Applications should be sent to: Bernice Powers Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction University of Wisconsin-Madison 225 N. Mills St., Room 210 Madison, WI 53706.

Associate Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), housed in the School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks applications for an Associate Director who specializes in Science Education. The CMSE applies the resources of UNC-Chapel Hill to improve K-12 mathematics and science education in North Carolina.

The Position: The position is a five-year fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The Associate Director will: Assist the Director in administration, staff supervision, and budget management; develop and administer K-12 in-service and distance education programs for practicing science teachers; maintain and develop liaison with public school systems, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and science educators at other institutions in furthering science education programs; evaluate effectiveness of the Center's science education programs; develop proposals for government and private funding of science education programs; develop and maintain a close working relationship with faculty in the science departments and in the School of Education; supervise graduate assistants and temporary staff assigned to science education projects; represent the Center in meetings with state agency personnel, North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network personnel, and other parties concerned with science education; and teach a college course at least once a year. Qualified individuals also receive an adjunct Assistant/ Associate Clinical Professor of Science Education position in the School of Education.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in science education or a related field is strongly preferred. Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in science education or in one of the sciences. A minimum of three years experience teaching science or science education at the school or college level is required. Candidates with K-12 teaching experience and who are eligible for North Carolina science teaching licensure are preferred. Candidates should have experience in administration of in-service education or other special programs for teachers, background and experience in educational technology for science instruction, and experience in working with students from groups underrepresented in the STEM workforce.

Application Process: Completed applications must include a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a list of the references including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses. Attach these documents using the online application at Four letters of recommendation should be submitted to: Chair, CMSE Associate Director Search, School of Education, CB#3500 Peabody Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500. All communications and documents will be treated confidentially and references will not be contacted without candidates' prior permission. For more information, e-mail

Two posts at UW Colleges, Barron County

Assistant Professor of Physic & Astronomy
UW-Barron County
Do you like to teach? Does a university environment that enables you to know all your students and interact with them in small classes interest you? How about a campus where you can know all your colleagues and are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses? Have you considered living in one of the most beautiful lake areas in the US that is also an economic, medical, and intellectual center in northwestern Wisconsin?

Position 1: TT physics:
The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Physics and Astronomy at the UW-Barron County campus in Rice Lake. A PhD in physics is required by the contract starting date. Preference will be given to candidates with successful teaching experience, especially in undergraduate education. Also desirable are interest or experience in instructional technology, distance education, assessment of student learning, and collaborative learning. The teaching assignment is 12 to 14 contact hours per semester and includes basic freshman and sophomore level physics and freshman level astronomy courses. As a tenure-track position, this requires teaching excellence, continued professional development, institutional and community service, and student advising. The incumbent will be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses.

Position 2: Adjunct physics:
The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for an Associate Lecturer of Physics at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake for the 2008 Spring Semester. The possibility exists for renewal in the following year. A master's degree in physics is required, and preference will be given to those with teaching experience at the freshman college level. Innovative teaching experience as an instructor and/or as a teaching assistant are highly regarded. The department and campus have preference for candidates with interests or experience in instructional technology, distance education, assessment of student learning, and/or collaborative learning. The teaching assignment is 9 credits, which includes two introductory physics classes, one calculus based and the other non-calculus based.

Forr more information, check out

TT at Buena Vista

Buena Vista University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the general area of the physical sciences to begin August, 2009. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in a physical science discipline (e.g., geology, earth science, physics, etc.) and a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education in a small college setting. The typical teaching load will include the trigonometry-based physics sequence and courses in the physical sciences for a general undergraduate audience. Offering occasional specialized courses is possible, and engagement with major-level students in undergraduate research experiences is encouraged. A doctorate in a physical science discipline is required for tenure. BVU's highly successful science programs are delivered in a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2004. Buena Vista University in Storm Lake is a regionally acclaimed four-year university providing a comprehensive curricular and co-curricular experience for its student body that relentlessly focuses on learning through innovative and imaginative programs. With an enrollment of 1,250 full-time residential students, the school is located on the shores of Storm Lake in the ethically diverse community of Storm Lake, Iowa. Send letter of application, graduate school transcripts, teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement, and current vita with names of 4-6 references (including title, address, telephone, and e-mail address) to Dr. Mary Gill, Associate Dean, Buena Vista University, 610 West 4th Street, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. ADA/EOE/smoke-free institution. For more information on Buena Vista University, see

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Faculty at Montgomery

The department of Physics and Engineering at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, is seeking qualified applicants for a faculty position in Physics. Assignment begins August, 2009.

Starting salary range is $46,521 to 67,971 per year. Online applications must be received by 12 noon, Monday, December 8, 2008. The department is very interested in someone active in AAPT.

Physics Faculty are expected to:

Teach both lecture and laboratory classes in the areas of introductory and calculus based physics.
All faculty members must have flexible schedules to accommodate course load (possible night classes).
Opportunities exist for faculty to teach summer school.

Faculty members are expected to serve on Department, Campus, and College wide committees, hold office hours, advise students, maintain an active program of personal professional development, and participate in professional organizations and activities.

Montgomery College is a student centered college. Faculty must be willing to occasionally participate in club sponsorships and/or overnight field trips.

Mentoring, advising, articulation, and proactively arranging for scholarships/research or internship opportunities for students at Montgomery College and various transfer institutions is expected.

To view more details and to apply online, please visit:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Director of STEM education center, Florida Gulf Coast University

Director, Whitaker Center for STEM Education, Associate Professor/Professor in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Marine or Environmental Science

The Director of the Whitaker Center for STEM education is the leader of a center devoted to innovation and reform of STEM education at all levels. The Director is the "keeper of the vision" and responsible for implementing the goals and objectives designed to achieve the center's mission within the broader university setting. In this capacity, the Director must work collaboratively with administrators, a national advisory board, and faculty from multiple colleges, school districts, and external agencies to design, develop, manage, and evaluate programs that support the mission. A major responsibility of this position involves working with local, state, and national agencies and groups to procure support and funding for Whitaker Center initiatives. The Director will collaborate with the Whitaker Eminent Scholar to foster synergy between teaching and research.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation techniques for STEM education initiatives; ability to design program evaluation plans; ability to effectively relate to and work with faculty from various STEM disciplines and colleges within the University; ability to effectively communicate the vision, mission and goals to all stakeholders and potential donors; skill in facilitative leadership and consensus building; ability to manage multiple budgets; ability to supervise support staff.

Experience or commitment to the use of technology including distance learning; university teaching; interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; and value continued

More information here

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lecturer at UCSB

The Department of Physics together with the College of Creative Studies (CCS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking candidates for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, with the appointment to start in Fall 2009. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics and a deep interest in teaching. The Department, together with CCS, runs an intensive program for gifted majors, and the candidate will be expected to teach in that program, as well as teach a range of regular physics courses in the Department. The CCS program effort also requires actively recruiting students as well as advising them. Further information may be found on the websites for the Department,, and for CCS, The Department is committed to identifying excellent candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community.

Candidates should submit a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and a list of publications, and should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent by e-mail to The subject line should indicate Application for Lecturer in Physics. Applications will be considered starting November 15, 2008 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

TT at Tufts - Medford

Tufts University - Medford
Tufts University Department of Education ( ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the areas of Mathematics and/or Science Education at the Assistant Professor level. Teaching at the middle, high school, or higher education levels preferred. Doctoral degree in hand at the time of the appointment required.

Responsibilities include developing research in Mathematics or Science Education, successful grant writing, participation in the Department's projects, and teaching, advising, and supervising students in the Department's Master of Arts in Teaching and in the interdisciplinary M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering (MSTE) Education ( ).

For more information, check out the New England HERC

TT at Keene State

Keene State College
Keene State College seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2009 to replace a retiring faculty member. The department consists of one tenure-track faculty as well as adjunct faculty and a laboratory assistant and is housed administratively in the Mathematics Department. Physics contributes to joint majors in Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Physics, a Physics Minor and an Engineering Transfer program as well as serving majors in Chemistry, Biology and Geology.

We seek a broadly trained Physicist and extraordinary teacher of students of varying backgrounds and abilities. The teaching load is three courses per semester involving courses that run the spectrum from College and University physics thru upper level E&M and Quantum Mechanics. Instruction in Meteorology and/or Astronomy is a plus as is experience in Engineering. Undergraduate research in a laboratory-based project is very desirable in a candidate. Physics is housed in the Science Center, an award winning facility. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts undergraduate academic setting.

Faculty members also have the opportunity to teach courses in the college's Integrative Studies Program, a transformational general education approach. (Learn more about the Integrative Studies Program at:

Qualifications: A PhD in Physics is required. There is an expectation of participation in a full range of faculty responsibility, including college service and governance. Salary at the rank of Assistant Professor will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and was at $55,380 minimum in fall 2008.

Applicants should send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vita, model syllabi, a statement of research interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Physics FAC#48 Search Committee, via e-mail to: or mail to: Office of Human Resource Management, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1604. All application materials must be received by December 15, 2008.

TT at Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Position Summary
Perform specific duties related to instruction; course and curriculum development; professional growth; service to students; and service to the college and community.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
-Instruction: Teach assigned courses; facilitate the classroom instructional process; evaluate students, monitor progress, assign final grades; provide out-of class academic assistance to students; maintain attendance and grade records; counsel and advise students regarding academic preparation and career goals; work to retain students; mentor and orient faculty and staff; maintain required classroom and office hours
-Course and Curriculum Development: Select texts, supplemental documents, equipment, supplies, and other learning resources; develop supplemental instructional materials; use current technology in preparation, creation and delivery of instruction; create and revise courses and/or curricula as needed; maintain updated course syllabi
-Professional Growth: Remain current within field of assigned instruction, related occupational areas and technologies; acquire, maintain, and apply knowledge of current instructional methodologies and materials; attend scheduled college, divisional, professional development and in-service activities; support related professional organizations by attending meetings and serving as officers; participate in annual faculty evaluation process
-Service to Students: Respect rights of students and access to educational opportunities; participate in registration process by advising, assisting students in preparing schedules and entering schedules into Student Information System; assist in recruitment, selection, orientation and evaluation of potential students; assist in formal and informal placement activities for employment and/or transfer to four-year institutions; support student activities
-Service to the College and Community: Assist in recruitment and selection of college personnel as assigned; participate in accreditation, assessment and performance funding processes; support and participate in college/division/department committees, organizations and/or task forces to make recommendations in the College's decision-making processes; provide input and/or assistance in preparation of semester schedules, faculty assignments, facility assignments and budgets; attend convocation and commencement exercises and participate in college programs; develop and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with colleagues; strengthen relationships between the college and the community through program advisory committees and/or community outreach activities
-Perform other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Physics.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer: PhD; community college teaching experience in physics and math
Posting Date: 09-26-2008
Closing Date: 11-07-2008

More details at the job site

TT at Northern Arizona

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning invites applications for a position in Secondary Science Education at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2009. Minimum qualifications include PhD or EdD in science education or closely related field; 30 hours of formal science courses; and one year of science teaching experience as the instructor of record in grades 6-12. Preferred qualifications include evidence of exemplary teaching, record of research presentations/publications, and experience in the following areas: field-based secondary science teacher certification programs; problem-based instruction; professional development and outreach, including grants; teaching science teachers at the university level; and working with culturally diverse populations. Application procedures are listed at

TT at Eastern Michigan

Physics Education: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of physics/physics education, starting fall 2009. Responsibilities include teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics and science education, strengthening existing programs in physics, physical science, and integrated science, and involving undergraduate and graduate students in research. Applicants must have at least a master's degree plus 18 semester-hours. Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in physics, or a master's degree in physics and doctorate in science education; a strong commitment to undergraduate education; postdoctoral experience in physics research or physics education research; experience or an agenda for integrating computation into the core physics courses; and experience in or demonstrable knowledge of secondary science education and teacher preparation. A normal semester teaching load is 12 hours, with opportunities for release time. Detailed information about the department may be found at: Applicants should submit a letter of application, documented evidence of a strong commitment to educating physicists and science teachers, a statement of research interests, names and addresses of three persons willing to write letters of reference, and a resume electronically to: Please make sure to include posting number F0903 in the subject line and send attachments only. Do not type in the body of the e-mail. Applications must be received by January 9, 2009. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. EMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty, staff, and student diversity.

TT a Indiana State

This is a tenure-track faculty position in physics with teaching, research, and service responsibilities. Principal responsibilities include teaching undergraduate physics courses, developing an active and externally funded research program in physics, engaging undergraduate students in research, and contributing to the mission of the physics program, department, college, and university.

Applicants should submit the following materials on-line at 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a list of three references and their contact information, 4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 5) a statement of teaching interests and research plans, including a description of undergraduate participation in research.

Also, arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Valentina French, Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.

Direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Valentina French,

TT at Thomas University

Faculty Position in Middle Grades/Secondary Science Education

The Division of Education at Thomas University is seeking a full-time faculty member to teach and advise students in our Middle Grades and Secondary Science certification program beginning Spring semester 2009 or Fall semester 2009. The best candidates seek engaged teaching in a university environment that fosters students' personal transformation and professional readiness.
Proven excellence in teaching is required. Candidates must be adept in the use of instructional/online technology. Past experience teaching K-12 is preferred. Teaching assignments include teaching methods (both general and content area), field supervision, and other Education and content courses as qualified.

In addition to teaching and advising responsibilities, full-time faculty members also serve on departmental and university committees, pursue professional development, participate in community partnerships, and collaborate on research and grant opportunities.

A Master of Education in Science is required; a doctorate in Science Education or related field is preferred. Thomas University is committed to diversity; rank, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Application deadline: November 10, 2008.
Please send curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, three current letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Debbie Wilson, Administrative Assistant to Academic Affairs; Thomas University; 1501 Millpond Road; Thomasville, GA 31792 or email Word documents to

TT at Xavier University School of Medicine

Xavier University School of Medicine, XUSOM, located on the beautiful island of Aruba, Dutch Caribbean is pleased to announce the addition of several full-time, permanent, tenure-track faculty positions in the Pre-Med/Basic Sciences program, including Physics. The positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

XUSOM is a complete four-year medical school, recognized by the World Health Organization. Basic science coursework is taught in Aruba and students then complete their clinical studies in the United States. Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians in the United States. The primary focus of the faculty is to teach and to develop curriculum, thus, individuals who are receptive to identifying and implementing innovations in medical education particularly in small group teaching and in computer-assisted delivery of course content are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team is a desirable attribute.

Required Credentials and Education: All positions with the exception of Librarian, Registrar, and Student Recruitment Specialist require a M.D., or Ph.D. degree with teaching experience or M.D. /Ph.D. with significant teaching potential. Faculties with 2-5 years of teaching experience in international or in North American medical schools are encouraged to apply.
XUSOM is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: XUSOM offers competitive annual salary, relocation assistance to and from the island of ARUBA, medical benefits and paid annual leave is provided along with opportunities for professional development.

Apply to:
Xavier Admissions Aruba
North American Office
1400 Old Country Road, Suite C-109
Westbury, NY 11590

Term position at Handong Global

The Department of Global Leadership accepts applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position in Mathematics, Physics and English.

Applicants for the position must have the following qualifications:
- master's degree, have 1+ years of research and teaching experience acknowledged by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, and have no other disqualifying factors for appointment.
- conform to and participate in realizing the university's vision of whole person character education and evangelical Christian faith.
- should be able to both view their major field of studies and teach students from a Christian perspective.

For more information including necessary credentials, the documents and application procedure, refer to our university homepage at:

Office of Academic Affairs, Handong Global University
Heung-Hae, Buk-gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Korea 791-708
Tel : +82-54-260-1073 (official in charge: Anna Noh)
Fax : +82-54-260-1079

Friday, October 10, 2008

Research Assistant at Wayne State

Research Assistant
Wayne State University
Essential Functions: - Assist in developing research questions, and designing research methods and data collection procedures. - Assist in program evaluation activities throughout the State of Michigan, including large survey mailing, face-to-face and telephone interviews, focus groups, and so forth. - Assist in the design of evaluation procedures/protocols and develop data collection instruments, profiles, and coduct statistical analyses and interpret findings. - Assist with proposal grant-writing activities, including conducting literature reviews. - Assist in the production reports or other deliverable documents to fulfill contracts, and prepare and deliver presentations to policy-making bodies and professional organizations. - Work with other researchers, graduate, and undergraduate assistants involved in the evaluation projects. - Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate assistants.

Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree required in any area of social science research (including political science, public administration, anthropology, demography, education, geography, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, survey methodology, statistics, and urban studies). - Knowledge, coursework, and experience in designing, implementing, and managing program evaluation/research projects, including large scale mailings, telephone and face-to-face interviews, and focus groups. - A strong working knowledge of social science research methods and primary data collections procedures (CATI, web-based surveys, mail surveys, in-person interviews, focus groups, etc.) and practicalities of implementation highly preferred. - Skilled in statistical analyses. Ability to effectively utilize software necessary to convert and process data (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Excel, Access, Dbase). - Strong problem resolution, organizational, analytical, and communication (oral and written) skills; ability to collaborate effectively. - Supervision skills required.

More information at the Wayne State job site

Thursday, October 9, 2008

TT at Wright State

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics position, with a joint minority appointment in the Department of Teacher Education, at Wright State University to begin September 2009. The position will specialize in Physics Education, with emphasis in K-12 teacher education, and the successful candidate will be active in development, implementation, and assessment of undergraduate and graduate science education programs. Physics education scholarship, including external funding and publications is expected. Candidates must have a Doctorate in Physics or a closely related field, or a Doctorate in Science Education with a Master¹s degree in Physics or related field, (anticipated by September 1, 2009). Experience in teacher preparation and professional development, assessment and evaluation are desirable. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and have at least three letters of reference mailed to Physics Educator Search Committee, Department of Physics, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001. Applications can also be emailed to Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. WSU has a unique collaborative environment between the science departments and the College of Education, with 15 science and math educators in the College of Science and Mathematics. The Physics Department has a faculty of 14. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

4-6 TT positions at Murdoch University

Murdoch University is committed to being a prominent and influential research intensive university renowned for its teaching quality and research excellence while benefiting the community. The School of Education is one of the largest schools at Murdoch and offers an extensive range of undergraduate and post graduate courses.

The School has grown steadily over the past three years and is seeking energetic and committed teaching and research scholars to support and be part of an enthusiastic and innovative team to face the current and future challenges of teacher education and to build an even stronger research profile.

The School's early childhood, primary, primary and indigenous, secondary joint degrees across the arts and sciences and adult education programs are supported by innovative teacher educators and research active staff, across two campuses. The School is one of two Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Education where cross-disciplinary teaching and research with colleagues in the social sciences and humanities is encouraged.

Murdoch is seeking a School Dean to lead the School's teaching, research and engagement activities along with a number of academics to teach and research across a range of areas and at various levels of appointment.

Application procedures and a position description with detailed selection criteria are available from the University's web links. All applicants should address the selection criteria within their application.

Closing date: Friday 24 October 2008

Contact: For further information contact Professor Andrew Taggart (08) 9360 7496 (, or visit

[Thanks to alert reader Michael]

TT at McKendree

McKendree University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in the Division of Science and Mathematics to begin August 2009. Founded in 1828, McKendree is the oldest higher educational institution in the state of Illinois and the oldest institution in the United States with continuous ties to the United Methodist Church. The University has three schools and a traditional college of arts and sciences. The beautiful Lebanon, Illinois campus is located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. McKendree also offers coursework at nearby Scott Air Force Base, two academic centers in Kentucky, and at several off-site locations in southern Illinois. The 2,400 undergraduate students have 39 majors from which to choose, and almost 1,000 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in education, business, nursing, and professional counseling.

Position specifics:

Astronomy/Physics (#PHY50)

Assistant professor of Astronomy/Physics in the Division of Science and Mathematics. Position will afford great opportunity for curriculum development in both the lecture and laboratory components of courses that are part of the general education and science programs.

Teaching load is 24 credit hours per year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Co-editor at PER Jobs

PER Jobs seeks another editor to help with job postings. Responsibilities include trolling job boards and/or job fairs, following up on rumors, and posting non-duplicate jobs to the blog. Willingness to advertise a bonus. The successful candidate will be familiar with the PER community in the US. Ability to judge ads in physics, education, cognitive science, engineering, and other associated fields a plus; international ads also considered.

Expect to spend about 30 minutes a few times per week sorting through ads to find appropriate ones. Salary equal to other editors (zero). To apply, send email to Resume and references unnecessary; all applicants will be googled. EE/EO

Open rank at Michigan State

The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University is seeking one or more tenure-system faculty scholars at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels as part of ongoing priority initiatives in science education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership by building on our long-standing record of excellence in research, teacher education, graduate education, and curriculum development. The faculty in science education at MSU spans several academic units and works collaboratively to address cross-university needs and responsibilities. Appointments will be possible in the Department of Teacher Education, the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, and the Division of Science and Mathematics Education. Joint appointments and other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible and encouraged.

We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in science education, and we especially encourage applications from those with expertise in science teaching and learning in urban contexts, teacher education at all levels, educational policy, or assessment. In addition, experience in use and application of technology in instruction or education is desirable.

Major responsibilities. Faculty who assume these positions will conduct research and inquiry and teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and interest. Faculty will be involved in continuing efforts to foster collaborations among the College of Education, other departments and unit on campus, and the K-12 community. These are academic year positions with a proposed starting date of Fall 2009.

Qualifications. All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate including emphasis in science education, a record of scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects appropriate to stage in academic career, and participation in interdisciplinary work. National leadership in science education initiatives is desirable, evidence of capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU is essential.

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates. A complete application package consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vita, two representative samples of scholarly writing, and names of three individuals who can provide references. We also welcome letters of interest. All application materials must be sent in electronic form to the search administrative assistant at (indicate “Science Education Search” in the subject line).

Dr. Gail Richmond
Chair, Science Education Search
Michigan State University
c/o Karalyn Burt, 320 Erickson Hall
Department of Teacher Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034

Please see the College web site ( for information about the college and this position. We invite inquiries to any of the search committee members: Andy Anderson (, Amelia Gotwals (, Joyce Parker, (, Gail Richmond (, Christina Schwarz (, and Michelle Williams ( Review of applications and letters of interest will begin November 1, 2008, and will continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Michigan State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TT at Harrisburg Area Community College

Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in physics, physical science, and astronomy. The ability to teach meteorology is also desired. Participates in curriculum development and maintenance. A Master's degree in Physics, Astronomy, or related field, is required.

The successful applicant will have a diverse science background and demonstrated ability to teach introductory astronomy, meteorology, physics, and physical science. Willingness to teach day, evening, weekend, and on or off-campus classes is key.

More information here.

TT at UW-Platteville

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting Fall, 2009. Candidates must have a Ph.D in Physics with a specialization that is pertinent to the scope of undergraduate physics education at UW-Platteville with preference given to those with degrees or experience in Physics Education Research. The physics program at University of Wisconsin - Platteville includes an accredited major in engineering physics plus service courses for engineering, science, technology, and liberal arts majors. The university, located in southwest Wisconsin, enrolls about 6800 students, mostly undergraduates, including about 2000 in engineering. Specifics regarding this position and the department can be found at Applications must include a CV, three references, a description of research plans, a teaching philosophy, and a statement of commitment to fostering campus diversity. Please mail materials to Physics Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics, UW-Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Application review begins 11/26/08 and continues until the position is filled. UW-Platteville, an AAEEO employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.

Advocacy at APS

The American Physical Society (APS), the major professional association for physicists, has an exciting opportunity for a physicist with interest in the legislative process and Washington policy making to fill the position of Advocacy Coordinator & Science Education Specialist. The position is based at the APS Office of Public Affairs in Washington, DC in the National Press Building. Responsibilities include overseeing organization and execution of grass roots advocacy activities, congressional visits, APS alerts and letter-writing campaigns; developing and implementing advocacy strategies on STEM-Ed issues; representing APS and the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) at selected advocacy coalition meetings, scientific meetings, APS national & divisional meetings, and APS committee meetings; delivering lectures on science policy issues at universities, national laboratories, and other venues. Ph.D. in Physics and interest in physics education required (experience desirable). Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send cover letter (include salary requirement), resume and professional references via e-mail, fax or conventional mail to:

American Physical Society
Attn: Director of Human Resources
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
Fax: (301) 699-8144

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TT at NC State



Physics Education Research

The Department of Physics at NC State University has hired eleven new faculty members over the last six years and continues to seek highly qualified applicants in all areas for tenure-track and tenured positions. We are especially interested to receive applications from candidates to fill open positions in the area of physics education research. Successful applicants will be expected to establish vigorous research programs, and will have strong commitments to excellence in teaching. The Department has active and internationally recognized groups in astrophysics; biological physics; computational physics; nanoscale science; polymer, surface, optical and materials physics; nuclear and particle physics; and physics education research. We plan to hire primarily at the assistant professor level, but will also consider particularly qualified senior applicants. NC State University is one of the vertices of the Research Triangle, home to many industrial research campuses and federal and state research organizations.

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in physics or a physics-related area. To receive full consideration, applications for the fall 2009 academic year should be received by November 30, 2008. Review of applicants will begin immediately but no final decision will be made prior to this date.

To apply, please visit the NC State University Employment website and designate position number 07-52-0807. You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research and teaching goals, and a list of at least three references.

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. ADA Accommodations: Rebecca Savage,, 919.515.2521, Fax 919.515.6538

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Chair at American University (DC)

The Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for Chair starting August 1, 2009. The department offers a BS in physics with tracks in traditional, chemical, and computational physics and minors in physics and applied physics, and graduates an average of five majors and minors per year. Our location in Northwest Washington places us close to numerous science research institutes in the large, economically-dynamic Capitol Region. Responsibilities of the Chair will include teaching courses across the physics curriculum from General Education courses to upper-level major electives and managing faculty, staff and facilities while positioning the department for further growth by seeking external funding and collaborations to improve the teaching and research infrastructure. For more information about our program, see Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, experience in securing external funding for research and programmatic goals, and skills in leadership, communication, and management. To be considered, applicants must have a PhD in physics or related discipline and qualify for the rank of associate or full professor. Applicants must send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, five letters of recommendation which address the candidate’s qualification for the position, and a statement of vision for the department. Send materials to: Physics Chair Search Committee, Physics Department, American University, Washington, DC 20016-8058 or The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. American University is an EEO/AA institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University is seeking highly dedicated teachers and scholars who are deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, the application of new technologies in teaching and scholarship, and to the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society.