Friday, February 27, 2009

TT at University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy beginning August 2009.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics (or equivalent). A commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Applicants must document competence in teaching and have excellent communication skills. Applicants must have research experience in atmospheric physics, condensed matter physics, gravitational physics and astrophysics, high energy physics, or physical acoustics.

The successful candidate will assume full teaching duties in the department and is also expected to conduct a vigorous research program.

Interested parties must apply online at A curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a letter of application describing teaching and research experience as well as research plans and start-up needs should be included in the application package.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference to be sent directly to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Mississippi, P. O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2009. The position will remain open until filled or an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/TitleIX/Section504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

VAP at University of Mississippi

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one Visiting Assistant Professor appointment for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The primary duties of this position will be to teach courses in physics and astronomy. Opportunities for research collaboration do exist with faculty in atmospheric physics, high energy physics, gravitational theory, physical acoustics and solid state physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy.

Applicants must document (a) competence in teaching and (b) effective oral communication with undergraduate students. Interested parties should apply online at The application must include a letter describing teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae. In addition, each applicant should have three letters of recommendation submitted (preferably online, though other options exist). Review of applications will begin no later than March 23, 2009. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

TT at Framingham State

The Education Department at Framingham State College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning September, 2009. The successful candidate will teach courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a focus on science instruction, mathematics, social studies and special education. Supervision of student teachers also is a component of this position. Experience with program assessment and accreditation is highly desirable. The responsibilities include a teaching load of three four-hour courses per semester, advising, and service to the college community.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. by September 1, 2009, show evidence of a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a commitment to continued scholarly and professional growth. Applicants must have recent experience teaching in early childhood or elementary school settings.

Additional Information:
Framingham State College is a four-year liberal arts college serving a student population of approximately 6,100. It was the first public college in America to offer teacher preparation and continues to be in the forefront in teacher education. Teaching is the primary mission of the college. In order to achieve a high standard of excellence, the Education Department encourages the development of teachers who value scholarship, integrity, commitment, and enthusiasm.

This position is contingent upon funding for academic year 2009/2010.

Framingham State College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2009.

Please apply online and submit a cover letter and vita. Please also mail a dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript, to Dr. William F. Buckreis, Chair, Education Department, Framingham State College, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Finalists will be invited to campus.

Framingham State College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530.

Science Associate Teacher at Columbia University

Summary Description: 1. To learn about new developments in the science field and to practice implementing them by co-teaching under the guidance of lead teachers, probably at the Middle Division level. 2. To participate in grade level meetings and with individual teachers to understand their practice so that we optimize learning for all our children 3. To work with the faculty to generate a scope and sequence of suggested skills which are optimally integrated into instruction and which also provide a checklist to ensure that children are not missing important foundations and to contribute to monitoring each student's progress against that sequence of skills 4. To work with individual children or groups of children as needed after being identified by the teacher and principal for remedial and enrichment purposes 5. To fulfill duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the faculty handbook, Working At The School at Columbia University 6. To participate fully in the demanding and rich life of the school

Minimum Qualifications: 1. B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university 2. Evidence of interest in science learning with problem solving, hands-on experimentation, writing as reflection, and understanding at its core 3. Desire to work with children at all levels of proficiency and to learn from science lead teachers 4. Stated desire to teach in a public or independent schools 5. Interest in working with latest technologies 6. Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing

T and 3 postdocs at Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope is proud of its past and ambitious for its future. Building upon our recent successes, including in the 2008 RAE, we are now able to expand significantly our Education Team.

Applications from suitably qualified, experienced, energetic and ambitious scholars will be considered for the following posts:
Associate Professor of Science Education
Postdoctoral teaching fellows in Education (3 posts)

Our new colleagues will be scholars, keen to work with others, with proven experience and a sound academic track record. They should be able to advance the University's already established and distinctive character.

The Education faculty currently has some 2,300 students and more than eighty academic staff. Hope has excellent library facilities in the field and the provision of a purpose-built education facility is a top University priority.

At this time of rapid expansion of our provision in the field of education, other posts are currently under very active consideration.

The Committee will begin reviewing applicants from 6th March and will continue until the appointments have been made.

For further details on how to apply, please visit our website or contact us using the details below.

Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool L16 9JD
tel: 0151 291 3661 (24 hrs)

Full Professor at University of Luxemburg

The University of Luxemburg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Professor in Educational Sciences (specialisation in school related
learning processes and environments) Full time (40 hrs/week) Open-ended contract
The professor will be a member of the EMACS research unit (Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science). The multidisciplinary research unit is focused on the understanding and assessment of school related learning processes and learning environments.
The applicant shall:
•  engage in the interdisciplinary research within the unit, notably with regards to:
- the study of learning processes and learning environments
- the analysis of contextual factors that have an influence on learning processes
- the assessment of learning outcomes
- the comparative analysis of school systems, especially in the framework of international studies (e.g. PIRLS, PISA)
•  actively seek research funds on the national and international level
The applicant shall actively contribute to the bachelor as well as master programmes associated with the unit and mentor PhD students.
The applicant must have:
• a thorough understanding of learning processes and learning environments, as they occur in the context of schools / training programs based on a large background in educational psychology and cognitive science
• an excellent profile of research in the domain of school-related learning and teaching processes
• the ability to relate this expertise to the assessment of learning outcomes as they occur in large-scale monitoring programs and international comparative studies. He / she will thus be familiar with international school and training systems and with comparative education.
• PhD and authorisation to supervise PhD students (or equivalent qualifications) in educational or psychological sciences;
• an outstanding research record;
• a proven ability to conduct research projects;
• a proven ability to teach at master’s level.
As the candidate has to integrate into a multilingual research team, she/he has excellent command of at least two of the following languages: English, French and/or German (written and spoken).
Deadline : 14th March 2009
Interested candidates are asked to send a hard copy of their full application:
• Cover letter
• curriculum vitae
• copies of diplomas

Professor Michel Margue
Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE),
University of Luxembourg
Campus Walferdange
BP. 2
L - 7201 Walferdange
Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Open Rank at Rice

Research Faculty Position (rank open) in Science Education

The Center for Education and the Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice University invite applications for a non tenure track research faculty position in Science Education (rank open) to serve as Director of Research for the Center for Education's science outreach initiatives.

We seek a dynamic, productive, and forward thinking individual with an established research program in science education who will maintain an active research program and serve as Director of Research for a large, successful and well funded K12 outreach program focusing on elementary science in urban school districts. This is an opportunity to conduct research and to enhance the continued development of one of the premier K12 outreach programs in the nation focusing on elementary school science education in large urban school districts.

Rice is a small, highly ranked, private university dedicated to the "advancement of letters, science, and art" with particular strengths in science and engineering. Rice occupies a distinctive, tree shaded, nearly 300 acre campus only a few miles from downtown Houston. Rice University is committed to improving K12 education as part of its mission for the 21st Century. Over the past twenty years, the Rice University's Center for Education has worked towards ensuring more equitable and academically rich learning experiences for all children. We seek a faculty member who shares these goals.

The Center's largest outreach effort is the Rice Elementary Model Science Lab in which 80 elementary science teachers receive one full day of professional  development each week throughout the academic year. Because of the robustness and success of this program and its geographic location in one of the largest, most diverse and fastest growing cities in the country, the Director of Research will have a unique opportunity to conduct research of national significance focusing on elementary science education in urban public schools. The application should include a letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names, addresses, and contact  information of at least four references. Salary and rank are open and depend on qualifications and experience.

Send the application to: Dr. Wallace Dominey, Center for Education, MS 147, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251 1892 or by email to Wallace Dominey ( Rice University is an Equal Opportunity /
Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will begin August 1, 2009 or sooner and is contingent on funding.

Monday, February 23, 2009

UC Berkeley Science Education Postdoctoral Scholar Position

An NSF-funded research project at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a postdoctoral scholar interested in investigating how instructional technology can benefit teaching and learning in science. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D in teh past 5 years in science education or a related field with a focus on assessment, technology, or instruction. Experience with design, implementation, and analysis of science curriculum and assessments is an asset. Further information about our research can be found at The position, which could start as soon as June 15, 2009, has an annual salary of $49,452 and is for one year, with possible renewal for a second year. To apply, send a CV, statement of purpose, one or more academic papers, and the names of 3 potential references to Marcia C. Linn [] by March 15, 2009.

The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

TT-like at Queensborough CC

Queensborough Community College offers a unique opportunity for research involving undergraduates in a community college setting and is the first NSF sponsored REU physics site at a community college. Among the active areas of research are astronomy, biophysics, imaging and physics education. Degree programs include A.A.S. in Laser and Fiber Optics Engineering Technology, A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science). For more information see

Teach courses in physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy. Mentor and advise students; work with the department in the evaluation, implementation and assessment of courses and pedagogy. Participate in Departmental and College activities including committees, curriculum development and preparation of grants. Continued scholarly activities and publications required for tenure and promotion. Successful candidate may be required to teach some night and possibly Saturday classes.

* Ph.D. in physics or related area required.
* Teaching experience preferred.
* Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations preferred.

SEND or EMAIL application letter, resume, and PVN number to:

Physics Search Committee
Office of Faculty & Staff Relations (A-410)
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364-1497

[Ed. note: Not quite clear if this position is tenure-track, but it definitely is not an adjunct position.]

Administrative stuff

Hello PER Jobs readers!

At the AAPT/AAAS meeting last week, we got some lovely press from the PERTG. If you just stumbled upon PER Jobs, welcome! PER Jobs is a comprehensive listing of all jobs of interest to the Physics Education Research Community. We post PhD studentships through Deanships, teaching and research, in science departments (from cognitive science to physics), schools of education, industry, and other associated fields. We post mainly US jobs because that's most of the jobs we find, but we also post international jobs. If you find a job that's not posted, send it to

We have two wonderful new editors, MP (who started several months ago) and MB (who started this morning). Both of them were readers before they became editors, and I'm really excited that the community of editors is growing. They join me, LE, and a small group of regular contributors. If you're a loyal reader, think about becoming an editor too!

Lately, a number of people have emailed asking for a (paid) job. PER Jobs does not have a paid staff, and we don't collect resumes for potential applicants for other positions. If you need help searching the site, there's a search box at the upper left and some post tags to the right. You can also email with questions. Please do not spam your resume to us. If you want to be an editor, we don't need your CV. A letter of interest is sufficient.

Friday, February 20, 2009

TT and T at Temple University

The Physics Department at Temple University invites applications for tenure-track and senior tenured faculty positions. Theoreticians and Experimentalists in all fields of physics are invited to apply. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics, and are expected to establish high-quality research programs with substantial research funding, and an excellent teaching record. To apply please send a curriculum vitae, publications list, research plan, current grant support, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of five references to the Chair, Search Committee, Department of Physics, Temple University, Barton Hall, Room BA 116, 1900 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6082. Reviewing applications will start on March 16, 2009. Temple University is an equal opportunity equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community. AA, EOS, m/f/d/v.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

VAP at Wabash College

The Wabash Physics Department and the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at Wabash
College invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Education
Research (PER) to begin July 1, 2009. A Ph. D. in PER is desirable; having significant experience in
carrying out a physics education research project is required; interest in studying upper-level
physics courses is preferred. The successful candidate will initiate a research project investigating
student learning and pedagogical practices related to upper-level physics theory courses (e.g.,
advanced mechanics, electrodynamics, thermal physics, and quantum mechanics) and help the
Physics Department assess and improve the overall coherence of its program. In addition, there
will be the opportunity to interact directly with students by involvement in teaching one course
per semester.

More information about our plans can be found at

Wabash College is a top-tier four-year liberal arts college for men with a student body of
approximately 900. For more information about the College, please visit the CILA
( and Physics Department
( web sites.

Applicants should send a letter of application describing relevant experience (including previous
PER projects), vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement discussing ideas for this
project, and three recent letters of recommendation to Dennis Krause, Chair, Physics Dept.,
Wabash College, P.O. Box 352, Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352. Electronic submission of materials
may be sent to Review of applications will begin March 16, 2009, and will
continue until the position is filled. Wabash College, a liberal arts college committed to the
undergraduate education of men, encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE.

TT at U Pitt - Johnstown

Secondary Science Education tenure-stream assistant professor position to begin September 2009.
Responsibilities: Teaching secondary science methods and field practicum courses, in addition to integrated science courses for elementary education, and other education courses as needed; coordinating four programs in secondary science education for PA teaching certification; supervising Secondary Science Education student teachers; advising all Secondary Science Education students; and engaging in professional development and university service activities.

Requirements: Doctorate in Science Education, or related field with a specialty in science education, by August 2009; a strong background in an area of science; knowledge of recent trends in science education; and a minimum of three years secondary level teaching experience. College/university teaching and/or supervision experience preferred.

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin March 16, 2009 and will continue until position is filled.

Send: 1) letter of application; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness and professional development; 4) statement of professional development goals and/or research agenda; 5) official transcripts from all colleges/universities (copies accepted initially); 6) three current reference letters, and 7) statement indicating citizenship/residency status to: Dr. Nina Girard, Chairperson, Secondary Education Search Committee, Division of Education, 150 Biddle Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904.

TT at New York City College of Technology / The City University of New York

New York City College of Technology / The City University of New York is a comprehensive college with over 14,000 students. City Tech seeks candidates for tenure-track Assistant Professors in many fields, including physics, beginning fall 2009 due to expansion.

City Tech offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Respond electronically to:; write department in subject line. Mail: ISR, NYCCT; 300 Jay Street, N321; Brooklyn, NY 11201.

PhD studentship at University of Exeter

Application deadline
13 March 2009

Course description (summary)
To work with Professor Postlethwaite and other colleagues in the field of science teacher education, to explore the varied issues arising from a Leverhulme funded study which is investigating the learning of newly qualified science and mathematics teachers (NQTs) during their induction year.

In 2009 Professor Postlethwaite will be completing a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This is investigating the learning of newly qualified science and mathematics teachers (NQTs) during their induction year. Initial results are suggesting that this phase of teachers’ learning is problematic. A particular concern is that NQT mentoring provides little opportunity to address these issues. There is a strong indication that an effective partnership between higher education and schools should support induction as it does the initial education of teachers.

You will work with Professor Postlethwaite and other colleagues in the field of science teacher education, to explore the varied issues arising from the Leverhulme funded study. You will be part of the School’s research group that is concerned with teacher education and have access to the data from the Leverhulme project so that your work can start from a well informed position. It is also expected that you will take the analysis of these data further than will be possible within the constraints of the project, gaining maximum benefit from the work already completed.

You would therefore be expected to:

undertake a three-year empirical study into ‘The further development of induction for newly qualified science and mathematics teachers’
prepare papers for research conferences (years two and three)
You will have an opportunity to undertake the School’s ESRC-recognised MSc in Research Methods in Education and, following an Initial Needs Analysis, will be encouraged to secure further training and support through the Effective Researcher Development Programme, run at the University. The studentship is full-time and you may be able to contribute to teaching on the School’s Secondary Science PGCE programme.

If you would like to discuss your application, please contact Keith Postlethwaite


Tel: +44 (0)1392 264840

Interviews in April 2009.

Contact name and number
Jenny Andrews, tel: +44 (0) 1392 262719

Contact email

Postdoc at University of Arizona

Applications are invited for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position in space-science education with the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) at the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy, Steward Observatory. The position will begin August 2009. The successful candidate will divide their time between working on the Education and Public Outreach efforts of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) program and the NSF Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS) program.
The candidate will be involved in developing a strong program of education research into how non-science learners (both college non-science majors and members of the general public) taking courses in introductory astronomy and participating in online citizen science projects (such as change in their beliefs about science, and their science literacy.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members; access to campus cultural and recreational activities; and more!

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and experience with curriculum development, research and evaluation on the teaching and learning of science. Experience working in informal and formal education settings with non-science majors and the public is strongly desired. College teaching experience in astronomy/physics is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a strong background in quantitative and qualitative educational research methods, and data analysis, including experience with SPSS. Candidates should be familiar with data-driven decision making including basic knowledge of SQL.

TT or T at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

Physics: applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Physics as well as Lecturer. The School of Science and Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, scholarship, and service to the excellence of the academic community. Teaching is in English and familiarity with the American system of higher education is a must.

Required qualifications include a university degree in Physics by September 2009, a strong Physics background, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and promise of continued scholarly and professional growth. Candidates must have excellent teaching recommendations, a strong commitment to teaching and using innovative methods of instruction and assessment, and a demonstrated potential to scholarly activity. In addition, those candidates applying at the associate level should have an established reputation for pedagogical and scholarly excellence and be able to provide leadership in their area of expertise.

Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary offers are determined based on a standard grid linked to rank, with a number of additional allowances possible. The very low cost of living in our area make our offers competitive.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, a CV, and three letters of reference. Deadline of applications is March 1st. 2009. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews starting March 7th 2009.

Email or Mail applications to:
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Discipline Search Committee
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
P.O. Box 104, Ifrane 53000, Morocco
Tel: + (212) 3586 2025 - Fax: + (212) 3556 7146

TT Instructor at McLennan Community College

Submit the following:
Employment application
Graduate course summary
KSA Statement*
Copies of college transcripts
Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.
Instruct courses in physics. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: student advising, maintaining office hours, participating in college committees, promoting and supporting extra-curricular activities, participating in professional development, and working across departments to develop student communication, computation, and problem-solving skills. Candidates should be prepared to teach in non-traditional venues such as Internet, two-way interactive video and Internet/traditional classroom combinations. May include evening or weekend classes, as well as off-campus teaching. This position reports to the Director of HPE/Math/Science.
Note: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.
Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in physics.
Experience: 3 years teaching experience at secondary and/or post-secondary level. Developing and teaching internet classes.
*Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities through your education, personal experience or previous employment:
Knowledge of: (1) subject matter; (2) professional development; (3) curriculum development; (4) trends in teaching/learning theory as it applies to physics;
Skills to: (5) teach at the post secondary level; (6) use technology in support of instruction; (7) evaluate student performance; (8) promote and support related extra-curricular activities; (9) establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
(10) communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; (11) advise students; (12) participate in college committees; (13) work across departments to develop student communication, computation, and problem-solving skills.

Interested applicants should submit application materials to the Human Resources Office, McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, Texas 76708, Telephone: 254/299-8611, Fax: 254/299-8592, or E-mail: NOTE: Finalists will be asked to give a live teaching demonstration. Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, creed or religion, color, age, or national origin.

Post-doc at INSPIRE

PhD and post-docs in Physical Sciences or Engineering
Imperial College In Partnership With Canterbury Christ Church University

A number of highly competitive Foyle Science Scholarships available for PhD Graduates and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Do you have, or are you soon to have, a PhD in Physical Sciences or Engineering?
Are you interested in playing a pivotal role in an innovative project aimed at raising aspiration of school pupils to study physics and chemistry in state secondary schools?
Are you keen to combine your creative ideas gained through research with teacher training to communicate the excitement of Physics or Chemistry to school pupils?
Would you like to gain a teacher training qualification (PGCE)?
If yes, then the INSPIRE project will be of interest to you
Applicants from the European Economic Area or with "Resident Status" are invited for a nine months PGCE studentship of £15,000 (equivalent to approx £25k per/annum) and payment of home student fees. For TDA - "Training Development Agency for Schools" requirements, please see

Download an application form and find out more:
E.mail the completed applications with a copy of your c.v. to
Closing date: 9th March 2009

[Ed note: there appear to be many colleges participating in the INSPIRE program, but this ad is only from one of them.]

Research Assistant at Edge Hill University

Research Assistant
Faculty of Education
£21,458 - £23,449 per annum
Fixed term until 31 December 2009

Ref: EH2321

You will undertake data collection for research projects within the Faculty of Education. Your remit as Research Assistant will include working with multiple stakeholders on multiple projects, presenting the results for a range of audiences, and conducting literature searches of library catalogues, journals, and other websites to inform our research.

As a seasoned researcher, skilled in data collection and report writing and able to work independently and proactively, you will bring a sound understanding of databases, spreadsheets, and word processing packages. Experience of using questionnaires, interviews, and other research methods will be essential, as will strong communication skills.

Providing excellent opportunities for professional and personal development, our values of staff inclusion and involvement, openness, transparency, fairness and equity guide all that we do.

Call Human Resources for an application form, quoting the appropriate reference number on 01695 570478 (24 hours) or for an online application form and job description, please visit

Head of School of Ed, University of the West of Scotland

Head of School of Education (Ref 09/016), Faculty of Education, Health and Social Sciences, Salary £64,061 - £72,100

As part of its development programme and associated academic restructuring, University of the West of Scotland is offering these exciting new opportunities and the chance to play a key role in the University’s ambitious plans for the future.

In this role, reporting to Dean of Faculty, you will lead the development of a School providing academic leadership as a core part of your role within the Faculty’s senior management team. You will shape and implement a structure that ensures consistently high standards of student learning, research and knowledge transfer at local, national and international level.

You will contribute to successful delivery of the University’s strategic plan and inspire our talented staff to deliver ambitious academic development programmes which significantly enhance the experience of our students and reinforce our position as one of the UK’s most dynamic universities.

A proven track record of outstanding achievement in your discipline, and of successfully managing change, developing productive partnerships and engaging colleagues in the delivery of strategic initiatives will be essential.

For informal discussion on these posts, contact Principal Seamus McDaid or Depute Principal Gill Troup on 0141 848 3671.

Closing date for all posts: 20 February 2009.

Recruitment packs are available from Human Resources Tel 0141 848 3491/3561 - 24-hour answering service; e-mail quoting the relevant reference number, or visit

Committed to equality and diversity

Campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton & Paisley

The University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Intructors at CTY

CTY is a great program for gifted and talented youth. They want instructors for summer sessions. Grad students or students between undergrad and grad school would be perfect. Check out the CTY site for more information, or email me (

TT at Andrew College

Physics: Assistant Professor of Physics and Physical Science. Position begins August 2009, tenure-track.

Responsibilities include: teaching laboratory courses (including laboratory sections) in Physical Science, Astronomy and Physics and management of laboratory facilities. The candidate should have at least a master's degree and 18 semester hours in physics with a strong desire for teaching rather than research.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Academic Dean, Andrew College, 501 College Street, Cuthbert, Georgia 39840.

Andrew College is an equal opportunity employer. Position will remain open until filled.

Monday, February 16, 2009

TT at Bucks County CC

Position: Tenure-track faculty position in Physics area of Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Required: M.S. in Physics

Preferred: Ph.D. in Physics, and demonstrated successful community college physics teaching

Strong consideration will be given to applicants who also have experience teaching physics with online, web based, learning and computer enhanced classroom instruction, curriculum development, and experience teaching introductory astronomy.

Schedule: day and evening classes.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and at least three references with telephone numbers and email addresses to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, PA 18940

Thursday, February 12, 2009

TT at Fort Hays State Univ. (two positions)

The Department of Physics at Fort Hays State University invites applications for TWO full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics positions beginning 17 August 2009. One of the positions emphasizes physics education. The successful applicant will become one of 5 physics faculty whose primary responsibilities are teaching and conducting meaningful research with the involvement of undergraduates. Full details on the position descriptions and application requirements may be found at Priority will be given to complete applications received by 1 April 2009.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lecturer at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus

(IUPUC) delivers IU and Purdue bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to meet the needs of southeast central Indiana. Applications are being accepted for a non tenure-track faculty position in Physics, at the rank of Lecturer, to begin August 2009.

Requirements: The Ph.D. in Physics is preferred, although candidates with a master’s degree will receive consideration. The ability to teach foundations of classical physics (including mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and optics) and elementary astronomy is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of effectiveness and innovation in university level teaching.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until February 28, 2009. Send letter of application, CV, statement on teaching philosophy, and letters from three references to:

Attn: Lecturer in Physics Search
Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
4601 Central Avenue, CC 255
Columbus, IN 47203-1769

Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. James Clack at 812-348-7266 or

VAP at Siena College

The Department of Physics at Siena College has a 1-year visiting position starting Fall, 2009. Candidates must have a PhD in hand or near completion in physics or a related field, and teaching experience is desirable. Teaching will include introductory physics and non-majors' courses, with other options based on the Department's needs and candidate's interests. Siena College is an independent liberal arts college in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, located in New York’s Capital District. The Department has 7 full-time faculty and active research programs involving undergraduates (see Submit cover letter; CV; a statement on teaching; and names and contact information (with email addresses) of 3 references to Dr. Mark Rosenberry, Chair, Screening Committee, Department of Physics, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 ( Electronic submission preferred. Applications accepted until the position is filled, but should arrive by March 10, 2009 to ensure full consideration. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

TT at Saginaw Valley State

Job Summary: The Physics Department at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2009. Preference will be given to candidates having undergraduate teaching experience. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate introductory and upper level undergraduate physics lecture and lab courses, which include courses serving science and engineering majors, as well as Physics for the Health Sciences. The teaching responsibilities will total approximately 12 contact hours per semester. The candidate will be expected to involve undergraduate students in research. The Physics Department offers physics, optical physics, chemical physics, and physics teacher certification majors.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Physics in experimental physics.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates having undergraduate teaching experience and laboratory experience with optical equipment.

Additional Information: Please contact Dr. Albert Menard, Professor of Physics, Physics Department at or 989-964-4134 for details.

Online App. Form:

Postdoc at MIT

Participate in a newly funded program to develop diagnostic instruments to measure the degree of expertise in physics problem solving and to develop pedagogy (especially online tutorials) to encourage expertise and assess learning styles. The online environment is the Socratic tutor that tracks student interactions with hints, feedback, subtasks, and followup tasks. The postdoc will collaborate in analyzing data from ~250,000 students to identify, detect, and study behaviors and habits (e.g., spreading out one's work, pausing before answering, copying homework, ...) that enhance or retard learning. See for related work. The postdoc will also participate in a short course introductory physics course based on modeling ideas for which we are developing a WIKI-text.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in science/physics education, educational psychology, cognitive science, or statistics; and must have experience in teaching physics and/or possess very strong statistics/data analysis skills. Familiarity with existing theories of learning, test design and validation, and/or analysis of large educational datasets is desirable. S/he must be comfortable working in a small group and interacting with remote collaborators. This position is a proven route to positions in academia and education companies.

Inquiries and applications (CV and names of three referees) should be sent to Ms. Joanna Keseberg ( Position available in Spring 2009.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Monday, February 2, 2009

TT at Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Science Education beginning in fall 2009.

A Ph.D. or an Ed.D. in Science Education or a closely related area is expected, but ABDs with an imminent defense date will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience in higher education as well as teaching certification and experience in science education. Other areas of specialization may include middle level education, special education, ELL, or educational psychology.

Commencing with the 2009-2010 academic year, the Department of Education plans to offer teaching certifications in Early Childhood Education (pre-k to grade 4), Elementary/ Middle Education (grades 4-8), secondary education (grades 7-12), and special education. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 47 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies. Driven by its motto to "Educate for Service," Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens. For more information, consult

To apply, forward a cover letter, the College's faculty information form (found at - Job Opportunities), curriculum vitae, and statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy. Also, arrange to have three letters of reference from professional colleagues and both undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to or:
Elizabethtown College, Attn: Human Resources
One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Review of applications will begin February 16, 2009 and will continue until the
position is filled.
For more information visit: - AA/EOE