Friday, January 30, 2009

TT at Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin’s University, a small, private Catholic Benedictine University with approximately 1200 students, located in Lacey, Washington near the state capital of Olympia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics, starting Fall 2009. We expect to fill the position at the assistant professor level, but are willing to consider applications from outstanding candidates at higher ranks.

The physics department currently supports biology, chemistry, engineering and general education programs. A commitment to teaching excellence is required and a PhD is preferred. We will gladly consider applications from any qualified candidate who is seriously interested in undergraduate education.

A complete application package should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials of the candidate’s choice. At least one letter of recommendation should address the candidate’s effectiveness in teaching. The position closes March 6, 2009.

Application materials should be sent to Sharon Sullivan, Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey WA 98503 or by email to Sharon Sullivan at . Direct questions to Katherine Porter, Dean, Science and Mathematics Division: or Dr. Darrell Axtell, Chair, Natural Sciences:

Applicants are expected to support a Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education which emphasizes educating the whole person. Saint Martin’s is an EE/AA employer.

Physics and Astronomy Instructor (TT) at Saddleback College

Faculty Position in Astronomy/Physics
Saddleback College
Job Opening #3822/3319

Tenure track position beginning Fall 2009. Assignment includes teaching Astronomy, General Physics (calculus based) and Introduction to Physics (non-calculus based). Applicant must complete an application form and submit to Closing date: Open until filled. EOE.

Minimum Qualifications

* Master's in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR
* Bachelor's in physics or astronomy AND Master's in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR
* A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above (candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials); OR
* Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).

Experience Required

* Minimum of one (1) years full-time (or part-time equivalent) of successful experience teaching physics and astronomy lecture and laboratory at the college level.
* Experience in alternate instructional styles, such as computer-aided and individualized instruction.
* Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications

* College teaching experience in calculus based and/or non-calculus based physics sequence and astronomy.
* Experience with large lecture format.
* Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and be able to use such technology to offer curriculum and instruction through distance delivery modes, as appropriate.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Astronomy Instructor at City College of San Francisco

Posting Number:

Position Title:
Astronomy Instructor

Filing Deadline (All postings close at 4:00 PM):

Job Type:
Faculty - Long-Term Substitute

Examples of Duties:

1. Teach a mix of astronomy courses offered at City College of San Francisco.
2. Teach laboratory classes, including proper use and care of the planetarium, observatory, CCD camera, and other laboratory equipment.
3. Teach day, evening, and/or Saturday classes, or classes at other sites, as required.
4. Hold office hours and be available to assist and advise students at times convenient to them.
5. Participate in Department student mentoring activities.
6. Participate in Department community outreach activities.
7. Participate in revising and updating the astronomy curriculum.
8. Participate in development of new astronomy courses.
9. Perform other related duties, as assigned by a supervisor.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Researcher at SynergyNet

Technology enhanced learning research post

An enthusiastic and energetic education researcher is sought for an
innovative Technology Enhanced Learning project, SynergyNet (

The project, involving collaboration between computer science, education and
psychology departments at Durham University is part of the UK's Teaching and
Learning Research Programme funded by the EPSRC and ESRC (

The aim of the SynergyNet project is to develop and research an immersive
classroom with a number of multi-touch tables or desks and communication
software that will encourage the sharing and exchange of information between
large screen displays and desks. Within the classroom, all learners will be
able to interact with, through and about the shared information. The
technology will allow learners to use their fingers to control the tables
simultaneously and develop effective interaction with the information and
with each other in support of their learning. Different phases of the
project will focus on learners in higher education, those in secondary
schools, and in primary education.

The research therefore aims to create a radically new technology-rich
learning environment which integrates with traditional classroom layouts and
collective activities and to develop a new pedagogy which eases transition
and movement between teacher-led and student-led interaction. It will
require detailed analysis of classroom interaction and student learning
strategies in the SynergyNet environment.

The role of the education research associate will be to work with other
members of the team to assist in the design of the user interface for the
tables and to undertake analysis of pedagogical factors from data captured
during sessions in order to assess the impact of SynergyNet on learning. The
post will be available for 4 years and would suit a post-doctoral researcher
or an outstanding candidate seeking to obtain a PhD. Durham is a collegiate
university and subsequently subsidised accommodation may be available.

Full details at:

For informal inquiries please contact: or

VAP at Misericordia University

Misericordia University invites qualified candidates to apply for a new (10 month) non tenure-track teaching faculty position in Physics to begin August 2009. The three 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 that 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 8/15/09 will be considered.

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.

Our 84 year old institution 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.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Misericordia University, Office of Human Resources, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA, 18612; or e-mail to: Inquiries only should be directed to Dr. Lynn Aldrich, e-mail:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Astronomer and Planetarium Director, Assistant or Associate Professor at St Cloud State

Astronomer and Planetarium Director, Assistant or Associate Professor, Probationary/Nine-month position* (contingent on funding) (Vacancy Number 793017)
Salary:Commensurate with academic qualifications and experience and IFO criteria
Date of Appointment:August 18, 2009

Responsibilities:Develop and present live shows in the newly renovated SCSU Planetarium to audiences ranging from K-12 to college-level, the general public and special events. The SCSU Planetarium has a new Chronos star projector with new Spitz automation controls, lighting, sound, and dome. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate courses with laboratories at all levels in the department, engage in scholarly activity and participate in continual development of departmental curriculum. In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to: 1)teach and perform assignments effectively; 2)conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3)continue preparation and study in the field; 4)contribute to student growth and development; and 5)provide service to the university and community.

Qualifications and Experience:Required: • Masters degree in physics/astronomy or closely related area. • Strong and demonstrated interest in teaching and community outreach. Preferred: • Ph.D. degree in physics/astronomy or closely related area. • Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Apply to:
St. Cloud State University
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science
Dr. Maria Womack, Search Committee Chair
WSB 324
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498
Phone: 320.308.2011
Fax: 320.308.4728

Application Information:Submit a letter of interest, resume/vitae, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening) and three letters of professional reference. Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2009.

Two TT at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Department of Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, invites applications for tenure-track positions (open-rank).
The department includes undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on diversity and (multi)cultural contexts. The department's graduate programs encompass the following areas:

* School psychology.
* Educational counseling.
* Learning, instruction, technology, innovation, and foundations in education.
* Sociology, policy, administration and evaluation in education.

Applicants specializing in one of the above and other related areas are encouraged to apply. A perspective that can span more than one area and the capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment is an advantage.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. and are expected to show a strong research program and commitment to excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidates will need to be able to: 1) maintain a productive research program; 2) teach
undergraduate and graduate courses (ability to teach in Hebrew is required); 3) supervise the theses and dissertations of graduate students; 4) perform departmental service.

Please send a letter of application, Curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references to: Prof. Hanoch Flum, Department of Education, Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel; or by email: [ ] Review of applications will start immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

TT at University of Groningen

Tenure-track position for assistant professor in Mathematics or Science Education, Vacancy nr. AT209003

The position:
Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of mathematics and science education. Successful candidates will be highly qualified in research into mathematics and/or science education. The position is embedded within the Department of Education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education of the University of Groningen.

The appointment will be on temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. On completion of 5 years of employment there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be given a permanent appointment as associate professor with the authority to supervise doctoral students. There will be another assessment at the end of further 5-year period during which a full professorial appointment will be discussed.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen is offering young, talented researchers positions which are on the same level as those of assistant professor via the tenure-track system. Researchers are given the opportunity to develop their own line of research within a particular field. The faculty’s career policy is characterized by flexible personnel management with a focus on the individual. Academic achievements are seen as being central to the academic career, and ample opportunities for professional developments and supplementary training and education are offered. Arrangements for training in the area of teaching will be made with all new employees.

The policy is directed at increasing the number of women in academic staff positions. Career advancement policies for women will also be improved, and women will be actively encouraged to develop their careers.

More detailed information regarding the tenure track position can be found at:
Information on the Department of Education is available at:
Otherwise, for information please contact Prof.dr. M.J. Goedhart, professor in mathematics and science education. Mail: Phone: +31 50 3638303 (Secretary: +31 50 3638308).
The University of Groningen offers good career facilities especially geared to working partners of new staff who move home.

Applications should be send to the University of Groningen, Personnel and Organization Office, P.O. Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands, or by e-mail to
- complete curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications;
- list of five self-selected “best papers” (not copies of the papers);
- 3 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals;
- letter of motivation;
- list of names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three persons who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation.

Closing date for applications is January 31, 2009. The vacancy number AT209003 should be mentioned in your application.

Full Prof at Utrecht University

The section Educational Sciences of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University invites applications for a Full Professor of Educational Sciences

The professor will provide leadership to the research program Interactivity in Learning in Education, lead the two year research master program Educational Sciences: learning in interaction and teach in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs. The successful applicant will have knowledge of the broad domain of the educational sciences and in depth knowledge of educational psychology, experience in advanced research, university teaching and acquiring research grants.

For more information see

Monday, January 26, 2009

Postdoc at UC-Boulder

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder has a two-year postdoctoral position available. The PhET Team develops research-based interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, earth science, biology and math/statistics. Recently the project has begun developing and researching activities that take advantage of the unique features of simulations. All PhET simulations and activities are freely available on the web. The projects Research focuses on understanding aspects of simulation design and use that lead to increased student engagement and learning. The two primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to 1) carry out and publish research on simulations and 2) work with a team to create new simulations with an expectation to coordinate the development of 5-7 simulations per year. The role of a simulations coordinator is to work with a professional programmer, teacher, content specialist and interface specialist to determine the simulation learning goals, design, content and underlying model. This position also includes training teachers on use of PhET simulations through PhET workshops at local and national meetings.

The candidate will be joining an active education research community at CU, including a nationally-recognized PER group and a growing number of education researchers within the chemistry, biology, integrative physiology and geological science departments.

More information about:


PER @ Colorado:

Education research in the sciences:

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD. in Physics and either experience in or a strong interest in shifting their focus to physics education research. The position will start between January 2009 to September 2009 depending on availability. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Lecturer at Georgia State

The Department of Physics and Astronomy anticipates filling a full-time Lecturer position for the 2009-10 academic year. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. degree in physics or related field, and a record showing potential for effective and innovative instruction in introductory physics. The primary responsibilities for the successful applicant will be instruction of four introductory physics classes each of the two semesters.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. In order to be assured of full consideration, these materials should be sent by February 20, 2009 to the attention of: H. Richard Miller, Chair, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303 ( The position is open until filled. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution, and an EEO/AA employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon budgetary approval and background verification.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Teaching Fellow at University of Colorado (Boulder)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Teaching Fellow in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The position is part of the Science Education Initiative (SEI) at CU-Boulder; a program focused on the enhancement of teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses. The successful candidate for the current position will work with the upper-division courses, building on our current efforts in E&M I & QM I, and extending work to E&M II or Mechanics.

The Teaching Fellow will serve as the departmental liaison with the Science Education Initiative, directed by Professor Carl Wieman of the Department of Physics. Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics faculty to: develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation; identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus; develop valid assessments of student learning for undergraduate courses; participate in and supervise the development of techniques, materials and practices for improving student learning in the undergraduate courses; and publish assessment tools and findings in Physics education journals. The Fellow will collaborate with and learn from Fellows working towards similar goals in physics and other SEI-funded departments (, and will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group (

The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2 years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Professor Kathy Perkins
Department of Physics, 390 UCB
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0390
Or email:

Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled. Please inquire with regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for early summer 2009. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Postdoc at UC-Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is committed to diversity as integral to excellence in higher education. UCR understands that in order to achieve excellence in research and service, it is necessary to cultivate a greater diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among all members of the university community. UCR shares a national concern about the under-representation of African Americans, Chicano/Latinos and American Indians in academic careers in all of the sciences and engineering, and about the under-representation of women in engineering, math, and the physical sciences.

The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cultivating Diversity in Science, Engineering and Mathematics solicits applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented faculty members in research institutions. The program is open to individuals with doctoral degrees in Science, Engineering and Math who are committed to careers in academia, and whose teaching, research or service will help UCR address the barriers that prevent full participation of underrepresented groups in academic careers in the STEM fields. The program provides funding, research opportunities, and guidance in preparation for academic career advancement.

The fellowship will be for 2 years, with the successful candidate working closely with a faculty member in the Bourns College of Engineering, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or the Division of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to the salary and benefits stipulated above, up to $10,000 per year is available for travel to academic conferences, research support, materials and supplies. Renewal for the second year is contingent on satisfactory performance.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application, and must have no more than 3 years of postdoctoral experience at a university or other academic institution.

To apply, send the following: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of proposed research (up to 5 pages, including an explanation of the project, the faculty member(s) who would serve as mentors, and a brief discussion of how the work would build on the applicant's dissertation research), 3) at least 2 publications or dissertation chapters, 4) three letters of reference, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor, and 5) a brief statement about any of the candidate's activities that have helped to foster diversity among scientists (e.g., mentoring programs or outreach). In addition, a brief statement from the proposed faculty mentor(s) agreeing to advise the applicant must be provided. Materials can be sent either as pdf files via email to or to Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship, Offices of the Vice Provosts, Surge Building, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, and must be postmarked by February 15, 2009. The recipient of the award will be announced by April, 2009.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

TT at Western Carolina University

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Science Education at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Responsibilities include teaching science education as well as chemistry or physics courses. Western Carolina University is a member institution of the University of North Carolina system and is located in a scenic valley near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. Residents experience a high quality of life surrounded by natural beauty and an agreeable climate. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, science education and engagement.

Applicants must apply on-line. See position #2020 for application instructions. Review of applications will begin immediately. The online application must include curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a detailed statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references with complete contact information. In addition, three letters of reference should be mailed to the committee chair.

Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Final candidates for employment are subject to a criminal background check. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

VAP at Franklin & Marshall College

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year position in its Astronomy program at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall 2009. Ph.D. in hand or near completion. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and experience teaching astronomy are required.

Send application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Linda S. Fritz, Franklin & Marshall College, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604 ( Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.

Franklin & Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE

Intern at Boeing

The Learning, Training and Development group at The Boeing Company seeks applications for a graduate level intern for the summer of 2009. The candidate would assist in Boeing research that would build empirical data to determine the effectiveness of existing training programs. Qualified candidates should be working towards a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Education, Technology or a related field and have experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, assessment and evaluation techniques, and manuscript preparation for journal submission. Current knowledge of Instructional Systems Design theories and Product Lifecycle Management philosophies would be a plus. Individuals currently working towards a Masters degree may be considered if sufficient knowledge and expertise in these areas is evident. For more information and to apply online please visit and search for requisition number: 08-1025549.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Instructor at Harford Community College

Harford Community College is a dynamic institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of life in a multicultural community. The Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.

The faculty member is responsible for teaching a variety of courses including:

-Physical Science

In addition, faculty members are expected to stay current in their disciplines and in teaching methodologies, implement changes in instruction based on assessment results, maintain reasonably distributed office hours, develop and revise curriculum, participate in a variety of college committees and task forces, participate in community service activities, and advise students as appropriate.

This nine-month term appointment is scheduled to begin August 2009. This position will be filled contingent upon funding.

A minimum of a master's degree in physics or astrophysics is required. Experience teaching college-level physics, including calculus-based physics, is required; experience teaching physical science and astronomy is preferred; experience teaching in a community college setting is preferred.

Candidates should have demonstrated ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and to assess these outcomes; demonstrated ability to teach a range of physics/physical science/astronomy classes using a range of teachings strategies; and effective communication skills. Candidates will be asked to validate teaching experience.

Visit our Web site at to view job details and apply online. Online application must include a cover letter and resume. For best consideration apply by February 2, 2009.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

TT at Cal State LA

Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Physics Education

Starting Date: September 1, 2009

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or related fields. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for tenure. Candidates should provide record of or potential for scholarly activity involving students whenever possible, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus. Additional qualifications are: Demonstrated potential for scholarly research in physics education. Potential to obtain external funding for research. Potential to involve undergraduate and graduate students in research. Potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate level in major, service and General Education courses. Interest in preparation of future K-12 science teachers. Proficiency in oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience; Teaching experience at the college level.

Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. ( Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2008 and continue until position is filled. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to: Chair, Physics Education Search Committee, c/o Marie Bruno, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8206-3, Or by email to: Chair, Physics Education Search Committee, c/o

More info here:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

VAP at Rowan University

The Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2009, with possible renewal for a third year. We seek candidates who are interested in teaching physics at both the beginning and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the current research programs within our department. A Ph.D. degree in Physics is preferred, but ABD may be considered. Teaching experience is a plus.

Rowan University is a comprehensive institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 8,500 students and 1,500 graduate students in six colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Communications, Business Administration, Fine and Performing Arts, and Education. It is located in southern New Jersey, 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia. The department consists of 10 faculty members, a laboratory coordinator, an instrument coordinator, and a secretary. We have eight active research facilities that foster student/faculty collaborative research including labs for magnetics, physical properties, thin film fabrication, microscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, laser cooling, computational physics, and astronomy and astrophysics. Our department also houses an observatory, a planetarium, and a well-equipped machine shop. Additional information may be obtained from our web site at

Applicants should submit a CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a one-page description of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of research interests, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Send information to: Dr. Karen Magee-Sauer, Department Chair, Physics & Astronomy Department, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028 or e-mail sauer [at] rowan [dot] edu. EOE. Background check required.

Instructor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Department of Physics [] at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications for a faculty position at the instructor level beginning Fall 2009. This will be a one-year term appointment with the possibility of a one-year renewal for Fall 2010. The successful candidate will primarily teach Physics courses at the freshman/sophomore undergraduate level.

We seek only candidates who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching with at least two years of teaching experience.

A Master's degree in Physics or closely related field is required prior to commencing employment, Ph.D. preferred.

Each candidate should send an application packet including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of student evaluations (optional), unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor Jeffrey Sabby
Search Committee Chair (S1)
Department of Physics
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1654

For more information, contact Application packets will be reviewed starting Monday February 16th, 2009 and will be accepted until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to candidates whose application packets are complete by Monday, February 16th, 2009. No electronic application packet submissions sent through any means will be accepted.

SIUE is a premier metropolitan university located twenty miles from St. Louis MO, with a diverse faculty and student body.

Open rank at George Mason

The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University ( is a dynamic academic unit committed to innovation and excellence in its research and teaching activities, which include a wide range of collaborative field-based programs, research initiatives and outreach partnerships. Just 16 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Fairfax, Virginia (with some programs located at campuses in Arlington and Prince William), George Mason University--recently named by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 national university to watch on its list of "Up-and-Coming Schools"--is located in a region characterized by excellent K-12 schools, leadership in technology, and rapid growth in the size and diversity of its population.

In recent years the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has experienced accelerated growth and has emerged as one of the nation's top education schools. It has done so by attracting a diverse blend of experienced and newer faculty to work in an environment that values equity, intellectual creativity, strong faculty governance, and opportunities to affiliate with multiple programs. CEHD thus provides an ideal site for educational researchers and scholar-practitioners with an applied, collaborative orientation and an interest in preparing education professionals for the challenges of the 21st century.

Science Education (tenure-line, rank open): Experienced, visionary scholar in science education needed to expand the faculty resources available for leadership of and participation in large-scale research initiatives and partnerships. Applicants should have a strong track record of externally funded collaborative projects and publications in leading science education research journals; and be capable of teaching science education methods, curriculum, leadership, and/or research courses at the graduate preservice, master's and doctoral levels. Preferred qualifications include a strong foundation of K-12 and university teaching experience, expertise in working with large data sets, an interest in mentoring junior faculty, and participation in national communities of practice. Earned doctorate required. CEHD is home to the Center for the Restructuring of Education in Science and Technology (

Candidates should apply online at for the appropriate position(s) (search postings under College of Education and Human Development). Candidates should attach a letter of application, a current vita, and a page that includes names and contact information for at least three references (including any instructions regarding timing of reference checks that you would like to specify). Questions about the online application process should be e-mailed to Gail Haller at: Review of applications will begin on January 26, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Positions are contingent on the availability of funding. Applications from minority candidates and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged, as are nominations that will help us recruit a diverse pool of candidates.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

TT at Stetson University

The Physics Department at Stetson University expects to fill a faculty position at the tenure-track assistant professor level, beginning fall 2009. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field, potential for active research with undergraduate participation, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applications should be addressed to: Stetson University Physics Department, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8267, DeLand, FL 32723, and should include a vita, separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and copies of academic transcripts. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Stetson University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity. Candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Friday, January 2, 2009

VAP at Gustavus Adolphus

Gustavus Adolphus College solicits applications for a Visiting Assistant Professors of Physics, in anticipation of the need for a sabbatical-leave replacement beginning September 1, 2009. The teaching duties for the position will consist of approximately 12 contact hours per week in lecture and laboratory courses at the introductory and upper level for various audiences. We seek candidates who have completed the Ph.D. in physics, although ABD will be considered. Candidates must have a record of successful physics teaching at the TA level or beyond, and be comfortable teaching with modern laboratory instructional equipment and software. Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives is also desirable. There will be some opportunities for visiting faculty to collaborate in undergraduate research in optics, acoustics, and other fields, although research activity is not an expectation of this position. The department anticipates continued vacancies for several more years, and a successful candidate will be considered for continuation into subsequent years. The position should be attractive to recent or imminent Ph.D. recipients who are considering a career at a liberal arts college or small university. This department considers the mentoring of new faculty to be an important part of visiting appointments, and has a successful record in this regard.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2550 students. The Physics Department offers a comprehensive major and graduates an average of 15 students per year, of whom a very high percentage pursue graduate and professional degrees. The department is staffed by 6.5 FTE faculty, and is well-housed and equipped in the 64,000 square-foot Olin Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

To apply, send a letter of application, a complete CV, transcripts (unofficial accepted), and request that three letters of reference be sent. At least one letter must be from a person who can supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience. E-mailed/electronically submitted application materials will not be considered.

Address all materials to:

Dr. Steven Mellema, Chair
Physics Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082-1498

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. For current information see the position announcement at

Inquiries regarding the completeness of applicant files should be directed to Ms. Linda Hewitt at