Thursday, April 30, 2009

TT at Kennesaw State University

Date Position Available: August 2009

A growing and progressive university in Georgia's public system of higher education invites applications for two nine-month, tenure track positions as an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Biology & Physics, beginning August 2009. Located on an attractive campus in suburban NW metropolitan Atlanta, Kennesaw State University enrolls approximately 21,000 baccalaureate, master's and doctoral students and is engaged in an impressive array of research and professional service initiatives. The department employs 40 full-time faculty (six in Physics), 10 part-time instructors, and an administrative staff of four.   

The Department of Biology and Physics at Kennesaw State University has recently initiated a new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Physics.  This program is designed to train students for careers in secondary Physics teaching.  We therefore seek a scientifically active physicist with broad intellectual interests as well as experience in, desire and strong commitment to the training of future teachers.  The candidate will teach introductory physics as well as more advanced courses appropriate for the MAT students.   Preference will be given to candidates who can teach electronics.  The position may entail teaching evening courses and courses offered during the summer. Although candidates in all sub-disciplines of Physics are encouraged to apply preference will be given to those who establish a research program that can engage and inspire students.  Successful applicants for this position must have an earned doctorate in Physics, Physics Education (with a Masters in Physics), or a closely related field. 

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by June 1, 2009.  Review of applications will commence on June 1, 2009 and will continue until the positions are filled. Submit a letter describing qualifications for the position, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: 

Dr. Ted LaRosa, Physics Search Committee
Department of Biology & Physics
#1202, Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591.

For questions about this position opening, contact Dr. Ted LaRosa at

Visit our College's home page at and the physics faculty at:

For a detailed description of the university, college and department, please visit our home page at

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in employment or provision of services. Georgia is an Open Records State. AA/EOE.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Instructor at Wright State

The Wright State University Physics Department is seeking to hire up to two instructors to begin Fall 2009 to teach courses in science education, general education and/or introductory physics. A master's degree in Physics or closely related field is required. Experience in teaching science education courses to early/middle childhood education majors is preferred. The teaching load will be 3-4 classes per quarter.

Appointment will be for Academic Year 2009-10. Re-appointment will be dependent upon needs, availability of funds, and teaching performance.

Review of applications will start May 15, 2009. To apply, please go to Direct any questions to Dr. L. Lew Yan Voon, Chair, Physics Department, at WSU is an AA/EEO employer.

VAP at Missouri State

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science at Missouri State University seeks applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position. A Ph.D. in astronomy or a closely-related field is preferred. We seek an astronomer who has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research projects.

Duties would include teaching two sections of introductory astronomy (about 100 students each) each semester and maintaining (or beginning) a research program which can involve undergraduate students and make use of our local observatory with 0.4- and 0.36-m telescopes with CCD systems.

Apply online at with curriculum vita, cover letter, teaching and research statements, and names of three references. For more information about the Department, visit

E-mail inquiries to Missouri State is an EO/AA Employer. Missouri State University is located in Springfield, MO. Review of applications will begin May 22, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require a criminal background check at University Expense.

VAP at Marquette University

The Physics Department at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, one year, non-tenure track position as a visiting assistant professor to begin in August 2009.

The Department offers a B.S. in physics and is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach courses in physics and related areas. Preferred qualifications include the ability to engage undergraduate students in research.

Applications must be submitted through the Marquette University online careers site, attaching a cover letter, resume/CV, and statement of teaching philosophy, at: Additionally, a research plan and the names and addresses of three references should be sent to Dr. Benjamin Brown, Chair, Physics Department, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.

Review of applications will begin May 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Marquette University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Physical Sciences Program Officer

Start Date: ASAP, Fall 2009 latest

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a rapidly growing multimillion dollar foundation located in Moorestown, New Jersey (just outside Philadelphia) is currently seeking a Physical Sciences Program Officer for planning, coordination, and management of the KSTF Physical Sciences Teaching Fellows Program.  

Established as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization in 2000, KSTF supports three nationwide programs designed to improve the quality of high school science and mathematics teaching: 
* Teaching Fellowships for outstanding beginning high school science and mathematics teachers
* Research Fellowships for early career scholars 
* Conferences on science and mathematics education

The primary responsibility of the Physical Sciences Program Officer will be the management of up to two groups of about 15 KSTF Physical Sciences Teaching Fellows each, which includes: the recruitment and selection of yearly cohorts;  planning, conducting and evaluating a five-year trajectory of professional development and support for teaching fellows; and working with the program staff and institutions outside of KSTF  to enhance the foundation's  capacity to positively impact  the profession of secondary science and mathematics teaching . The Physical Science Program Officer will function as a part of collaborative team of professionals that includes Program Officers for Mathematics , Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences and will report to the Senior Program Officer for Teaching Fellowships. Position is full-time, on-site in NJ.
Some travel required.

The ideal candidate for this position has a combination of the following strengths and abilities:
* High school teaching experience in one of the physical sciences (required)
* Experience working with beginning high school teachers
* Sophisticated understanding of science education, particularly at the secondary level
* Deep and extensive content knowledge in one of the physical sciences (physics, chemistry or Earth/space science)
* Familiarity with the questions, methodology and conclusions of education research
* An advanced degree in a physical science, education or a related field (or anticipating such), doctorate preferred
* Self-motivation and ability to set clear priorities
* Ability to initiate projects and work with a team to follow them through to completion 
* Ability to respond flexibly and creatively to the foundation's needs as they arise
* Strong oral and written communication skills

Salary based on education and experience.  Search will remain open until position is filled.  

Interested applicants should review the KSTF website ( and send a letter of interest and a resume or vita to: Nicole Gillespie, Senior Program Officer, or  856-608-0008 (fax).

Friday, April 24, 2009

Two postdocs at University of Gothenburg

Two post docs at University of Gothenburg. The national center for excellence in learning research, LinCS, advertises two post docs. Details to be found at

Post-doc, LinCS - The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society) Closing date for application 18th May 2009.
(Ref. no E36 1294/09) and (Ref. no E 36 1293/09)

TT at College of Marin

PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR Full-time, Tenure-track

Purpose Statement:
Instruction in any Physics courses, including both lecture and laboratory components.

Indian Valley, Novato

Percent of Full-time Equivalency (FTE): expressed as a decimal, e.g., 0.75 - 1.0

Faculty Status:
Full-time, Tenure-track

Essential Functions:
Assignments for Physics Instructors include:
* Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter
* Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations
* Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours
* Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials
* Contributing to development of program policies and procedures
* Participating in disciplinary, departmental, and college professional activities and/or committees
* Teaching may be days, evenings, or weekends as required
* Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required
* Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
* Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Qualifications to teach engineering and/or astronomy courses;
* Competencies related to: curriculum & course development; teaching & learning theory; information resources & evaluating student outcomes; and, assisting student to develop critical thinking skills
* Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing with a diverse campus community
* Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community
* Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin


Posting Date:

Priority Screening Date:

This position/pool will remain open until filled. Priority screening will be given to completed applications that arrive by the priority screening date.

Required Application Documents include a cover letter, a resume, a statement regarding your teaching philosophy and commitment to multiculturalism, and copies of your college transcripts, conferring your Bachelor's and Master's degrees; subsequent transcripts are optional.

Foreign Degree Holders: Please refer to the Foreign Degree Holder section of the HR home page at

If you do not hold the prerequisite educational degree, please refer to the "Equivalency" section of the HR home page at or to the "Equivalency" section of the online faculty application form.

Posting Number:

Director of Research Development at Old Dominion University

Development/Research: Applications are invited for the Director of Research Development at the Old Dominion University Office of Research. The main responsibility is to identify, facilitate, stimulate, and support the formation of large-scale multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, inter-college, and multi-institutional research proposals. The Director will assist university faculty in developing and writing competitive, high-quality proposals, oversee design, development and production of introductory and advanced workshops on proposal writing and grantsmanship, and provide editorial assistance on proposal construction including interpretation of proposal guidelines. The Director will provide assistance and consultation to the Vice President, interface with external entities on the Vice-Presidents's behalf, interact with faculty researchers, research centers, and other research staff in interpreting federal guidelines, laws and management issues related to grant and contract administration, and coordinate grant-writers. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Master's degree preferably in science, engineering or health sciences; a doctorate is preferred, a track-record in team-building skills, a knowledge of the inner workings of funding agencies such as the NSF and NIH and foundations, and demonstrated ability to direct and manage the grant writing and submission process. Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter addressing position requirements and contact information for 3 professional references to: Tawana Hardy, Assistant to the Vice President for Research, Old Dominion University, 4111 Monarch Way, Suite 203, Norfolk, Virginia 23508; phone: 757-683-3460; e-mail: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

TT at Daemen College

Assistant Professor, fall 2009 opening. Tenure-track position teaching undergraduate/graduate level courses in teacher preparation programs, which include childhood inclusive education 1-6, childhood and early childhood/inclusive education B-2. Specialization in mathematics, science or technology required. Teaching load of 18-21 hours per year; 9-month contract. Ph.D or Ed.D. required; ABD considered. Three years' public teaching experience preferred. For consideration, submit letter of introduction, vita, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Personnel Director, Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, New York 14226. Review of applicants begins immediately. Daemen College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus.

TT at Nova Southeastern

Nova Southeastern University seeks an Assistant Professor in Fort Lauderdale, FL to teach assigned courses in Physics, participate in curriculum and/or program development, maintain regular office hours, provide service activities to the University and pursue professional development activities. Requires Ph.D. in physics or foreign equivalent. 40 hr/wk, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F. Please submit your resume with reference list online at:, reference position #901017.

Lecturer at University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL), Ireland with over 11,000 students and 1,300 staff is a young, energetic and enterprising University with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment.

Applications are invited for the following position:

Faculty of Education & Health Sciences

Lecturer in Educational Psychology - multiannual

Salary Scales €53,415 – €87,669 p.a.

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 1st May, 2009.

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon on the closing date.

Assistant Professor/Instructor at Rowan University

The Department of Teacher Education is searching for a qualified and experienced instructor to teach entry level core education courses based on learning community framework. This position will entail school visits during associated field experiences. Successful candidate may supervise clinical practice candidates. This is a one year temporary position.

Minimum of a Master's in Elementary Education or closely related field required. Doctoral Degree is preferred. Must meet minimum qualifications for licensure to teach in NJ. Highly desirable is a candidate who has both K-5 certification and a subject-area middle school endorsement.

Starting Date: September 1, 2009

Send letter of interest with resume and transcript to:

Dr. Donna Jorgensen, Chair
Teacher Education
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Application deadline: May 1, 2009

Two postdocs at Kansas State University

The Physics and Mathematics Education Research Groups at Kansas State University seek one or two post-doctoral research associates to focus on research on problem solving, transfer of learning, and appropriate use of technology in learning. The research associate will conduct qualitative and quantitative research on student learning, develop and test research-based instructional strategies, and disseminate research at national meetings and in peer-reviewed articles.

A Ph.D. in physics, mathematics or science education is required. Candidates who have completed a dissertation in qualitative or quantitative physics or mathematics education research will be given preference. The Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment.

Application letter, curriculum vita and statements describing the candidate's relevant background, interests in science and mathematics education research and the relation of the position to the candidate's long-term goals should be sent directly to Kim Coy (, Department of Physics, 116 Cardwell Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-2601. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the above address.

Screening of candidates will begin on June 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

VAP at Ohio Univ.

Job Description:
Visiting Assistant Professor faculty position in Physics and Astronomy. The visiting faculty member will be part of Ohio University's Astrophysical Institute (ApI). We seek outstanding candidates whose expertise will enhance the goals and mission of our department. The position will cover teaching needs in astronomy courses interacting with undergraduate and graduate students. We seek a candidate with a commitment in working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Ethnic minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an AA/EO employer.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in astronomy or a closely related field; significant research experience; a commitment to excellence in teaching; and strong communication skills.

To Apply:
Please use this link to view the posting details and apply online:

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin May 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Case Western

The Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for up to two Visiting Assistant Professor Positions starting in academic year 2009-2010 with the possibility for continuation for two additional years.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or equivalent and be committed to excellence in teaching and research. The teaching load will allow ample time for research, with the opportunity to collaborate with any of our active research programs. Successful candidates may be in any field of physics in which the department is currently active, including theoretical, computational and experimental condensed matter physics, particle/astrophysics and cosmology, and imaging physics. More information on the department's research and teaching programs can be found at

Electronic applications in pdf format are preferred and should be emailed to or by postal mail to Visiting Professor Search, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, LC 7079, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079. Applications should include curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching and research interests; please combine them into a single PDF file and include your full name in the filename. The candidate should arrange for two letters of reference to be directly emailed (preferred) or sent to the above address. To receive full consideration, completed application including reference letters should be received by June 5, 2009.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Case is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaching fellow (postdoc) at Frostburg State Univ.

Frostburg State University's Department of Physics and Engineering seeks applications for a contractual Teaching Post Doctoral Fellow position. This is a ten-month position starting on August 17, 2009 ending June 18, 2010.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 3-4 courses per semester and participate in departmental activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or expecting to receive Ph.D. within one year of application) in physics or related area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants who have a background or experience in Physics education or demonstrated interest and potential in K-16 physics education.

To apply, send a letter of interest; resume; a narrative of teaching and research philosophy; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references before May 18, 2009, to: Frostburg State University, Office of Human Resources, ATTN: Physics and Engineering Post Doc (Position #09-010297), Frostburg, MD 21532 or e-mail

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Busy busy

Hello loyal readers!

Posts here at PERjobs have slowed down lately for two reasons. First, we're moving out of the season when most jobs are posted, so there are fewer jobs to post. Second, I've been traveling a lot and am behind on my email. I have 53 unread messages from automated job sites with job ads in them, of which some are likely to be relevant to PERjobs and all of which came in the last two weeks.

Email from real people always takes priority over email from automated sites. If you see something we've missed, please send it


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2 Master teachers and 3 TT at University of Nebraska, Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to hire up to two master science teachers to support a major commitment to enhancing science teacher education and science education outreach. The master science teachers will contribute to an interdisciplinary Program of Excellence (PoE) to recruit, educate, and retain outstanding secondary science teachers. This partnership involves the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. For more information on the participating departments in the Program of Excellence see Each master teacher position will be a half-time appointment in one of the participating departments; the nature of the appointment will depend upon the successful applicant’s credentials and experience. There may be the possibility for an additional half-time appointment subject to the instructional needs and resources of the department.

In addition, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to fill up to three tenured/tenure-track positions to support a major commitment to enhancing science teacher education and science education outreach. These cluster hires will be key to the development of a nationally recognized program of excellence promoting interdisciplinary scholarship focused on the recruitment, education and retention of outstanding secondary science teachers. This initiative is a partnership among the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and Education and Human Sciences. Rank and tenure home will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicants. Anticipated start date is August 2009. UNL is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service; is an AAU member; and is classified as a very high activity research university by the Carnegie Foundation. For more information on the departments affiliated with the “NU-Teach Initiative” see

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Project Manager and Researcher Position at University of Colorado at Boulder

The University of Colorado at Boulder is building a new signature program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. We are seeking a Project Manager and Research Scientist for this new initiative, Innovation Through Institutional Integration (I3): Towards an Institute for STEM Education. I3 is funded by the National Science Foundation to create a national institute for STEM Education. The Colorado effort will link a myriad of education programs in STEM on campus by focusing on three key strands: 1) transformation of undergraduate STEM education, 2) research on undergraduate STEM education, and 3) preparation of future STEM teachers (K-20). The successful candidate will have a PhD in a STEM field, education research, higher education, organizational change or the equivalent. The successful applicant will also possess a sincere interest in science education and reform, and an understanding of the potential of the disciplinary departments to engage in education research and reform. He or she should be innovative, creative, and self-directed, as the Program Manager/Researcher will have a lead role in shaping this institute. Duties include conducting research on institutional change and STEM education, data collection and evaluation of programs, design and maintenance of website and cyber infrastructure, management of weekly DBER Seminar Series, creating yearly symposia, and coordinating with graduate and faculty fellows on individual projects. For more information about I3 or a more detailed job description please visit our website at or e-mail To apply visit and search posting number. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity and equity.

Update from employer: Hiring for this positng has been postponed for 6-9 months. Please check for a reopening of this position.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TT at Mount Union College

The Department of Physics invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or above (depending on qualifications). The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels in the physics major curriculum and contribute to general education course offerings. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program including research with undergraduate students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. Tenure-track position, rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Position available August 2009.

To apply send a detailed cover letter describing qualifications fit into the undergraduate liberal arts environment, and curriculum vitae, a statement of philosophy on teaching and learning, and a research plan. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent in support to Physics & Astronomy Faculty Search Committee, Mount Union College, Department of Human Resources, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, OH 44601.

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Scott at (330) 823-3672 or by e-mail,

TT at West Virginia Univ.

West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in science education research. The successful applicant will develop a research program to determine effective teaching strategies for STEM subjects at the primary, secondary and/or collegiate levels. This program should include development and assessment of innovative outreach and education activities both in student learning and student recruitment/retention to STEM majors and careers. It is desirable that the candidate focus on introducing nanoscience and engineering concept to students, including the ethical and societal ramifications of these fields. The successful candidate will have graduate training or professional experience in education research as well as graduate coursework in a STEM discipline. A doctoral degree is required. Appointments at the level of Assistant Professor are expected, although higher ranks, commensurate with the applicants’ record and experience, will be considered. More information may be found at

West Virginia University ( is a comprehensive land grant research institution with comprehensive health sciences enrolling over 28,000 students in 113 degrees programs. These positions are enabled by WVNano (, WVU’s nanoscale science, engineering, and education initiative and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Mineral Resources, and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. The successful candidates will be appointed in the academic departments with which they have the strongest disciplinary synergy, and will serve an integral role within WVNano. In addition to start-up resources, state-of-the-art chemical, biochemical, computational, growth, fabrication, microscopy, and characterization facilities are available through WVNano. The successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program to build effective interdisciplinary collaborations, and to be excellent teachers.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy in a single pdf file to (subject line: Education Faculty Search). The applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled. West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applications are strongly encouraged from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Dual career couples are also encouraged to apply. For further information, contact David Lederman, WVNano Interim Director at (queries only).

Non-TT at US Air Force Academy

The Department of Physics anticipates filling an externally funded Assistant Professor position beginning July 6, 2009. The initial appointment is for three years terminating June 30, 2012. Subsequent re-appointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and research funding availability.

The United States Air Force Academy is an undergraduate institution which awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers with knowledge, character, and discipline. Applications are solicited from candidates who have substantial experience in space situational awareness and an interest in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will lead efforts to develop and teach a curriculum that focuses on the fundamental physics of space operations, space surveillance and tracking, and space situational awareness. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in satellite payload design and experiments, and the Academy’s newest two-meter satellite-tracking telescope program.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong interests and experience in teaching physics both to nonscientists and physics majors, conducting quality research, obtaining external funding, and guiding a productive group of scientists. The position requires an earned doctorate in physics or a related field. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (include country of citizenship), legible copies of your official transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references familiar with your professional work to: 10 MSS/DPCU, (ATTN: Ms. Carolyn McGraw, #09-33P), 5136 Eagle Drive, Suite 121, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 10, 2009.

The United States Air Force Academy values the benefits of diversity among the faculty to include a variety of educational backgrounds and professional and life experiences. The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer. U.S. citizenship required.

Monday, April 6, 2009

TT at Sheffield Hallam University

The Post-compulsory and Secondary subject group (PCASO) houses one of the largest and most successful Secondary ITT programmes in the UK. This programme has students enrolled on flexible PGCE, 1 year PGCE, 2 year PGCE, 3 year BSc and 2 year BSc courses leading to QTS in 11 different subject areas. With excellent working relationships with regional Local Authorities, schools and colleges we are working in partnership to enhance educational achievement across the region and to promote inclusion. We are currently seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Senior Lecturer to make a significant contribution to our innovative work in science education, with specific expertise in chemistry or physics, and to engage with the wider work and aspirations of the Secondary team within the subject group. There is an active and diverse research culture, with staff involved in the delivery of a range of contract research activity for both private organisations and public sector organisations. We are committed to the promotion of excellence in learning and teaching and in using ICT tools and virtual learning environments innovatively in pedagogy across all of our work.

We seek those who can contribute to and take a significant role in modelling good practice in the teaching of science and science education on our undergraduate and PGCE courses in science.

The person appointed should be able to take a lead in some or all of:

Pedagogical developments in science (chemistry or physics) education, including use of ICT to support teaching and learning
Partnership with schools and colleges
An active research group
Curriculum development
Inclusion and diversity in science education
There are also opportunities to play a role in the prestigious Teach First programme as a professional or subject tutor.

The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to:

Continuing professional development programmes for teachers and school support staff
Curriculum development
General Professional Studies in Education
For the post above, you will have an honours degree or equivalent plus QTS. In addition, you will have relevant teaching experience in a school or college. You will have contributed to curriculum development and /or CPD activity in your subject area and to the support of student teachers and/or NQTs. You will be familiar with reflective practice and the management of change in educational settings. Whilst we do not expect applicants necessarily to have a significant research record, we are looking for those who understand how engagement with research can impact upon practice, and who are keen to develop their own research skills. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups and are happy to consider any of these posts as secondment opportunities for experienced teachers who wish to become more significantly involved in initial and continuing teacher education. The post is based at our City campus.

Further information and application forms are available from or telephone 0114 225 3950 or email

Vacancy reference DS 5112/08

Closing Date 20 April 2009 by 3.00pm

Human Resources Department
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus
Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB

Please be aware we only accept completed Sheffield Hallam University application forms. Please do not send CV's.

Permanent Principal Lecturer Post at Manchester Metropolitan University

Leader for Science Education - Post Ref: SN/004

The Institute of Education is a faculty of MMU with a strong national reputation for its Initial Teacher Training, multi-professional work, innovative commercial projects, rapidly expanding portfolio of Continuing Professional Development and its internationally recognised profile in educational research. The Institute is a vibrant, creative and exciting place to work with a supportive management team that encourages fresh ideas.

You will make a major contribution to the future development of teaching and scholarship in the Institute of Education and should have a strong and successful background in the school, teacher education or another relevant educational setting. You will be creative, highly organised, at ease with change and determined to succeed. The post is subject to enhanced CRB check.

The Centre for Science Education has an excellent reputation for effective delivery of a range of initial primary and secondary programmes as well as a growing Masters/CPD profile. A number of tutors are research active and there is a growing interest in developing research profiles within the Centre. The Centre also hosts the Science Learning Centre North West and there are strong links between staff in the two Centres. The Centre for Science Education is part of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Division. The Leader for Sciences Education would be required to make an active contribution to the work within the Division and to support the Academic Division Leader.

We are looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic, well qualified and experienced science educator with excellent leadership skills to lead and manage this large and innovative centre. This post is to start in September 2009.

For informal discussion of the post please contact: Dr. Ian Barron, Head of Department: Staffing and Resources (tel 0161 247 2076; or Frank Eade, Academic Division Leader: Mathematics, Science and Technology, tel 0161 247 2296)

For more information, and to apply online visit If you do not have access to the internet or require an application in an alternative format please contact Personnel Services on 0161 247 6464 quoting the appropriate reference number.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

TT at Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August 2009. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching a minimum of 12 credit hours, which will include at least one course of University Physics and one course in General Physics. Each of these courses requires a laboratory component, which will also be the responsibility of the Professor. Research, professional development and other scholarly activities are expected. The Assistant Professor is expected to be involved in recognized professional associations. Successful candidates must have demonstrated experience using technology inside and outside of the classroom. Minimum education requirements are a Master's degree in Physics, but a Doctorate degree is preferred. Minimum work experience requirements include 2 years of teaching Physics at the college level. Send letter of application, c.v., copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Human Resources, Philander Smith College, One Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202. No phone calls, please. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Philander Smith College is an equal opportunity employer.