Sunday, February 28, 2010

Postdoc at University of Hong Kong

Post-doctoral Fellow for Developing an Ecological Model of Organizational Learning and Sustainable Change for IT-supported Curriculum and Assessment Innovation in the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong (Ref.: 20100068)
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Faculty of Education from as soon as possible for a period of three years.

Applicants should be Ph.D. degree holders with a strong background in the area of organizational learning, change and leadership. Preference will be given to those who are familiar with complexity theory and its application to the study of
organizations and/or innovation. Experience of working in schools in teaching and/or leadership positions or in education/professional development of teachers/principals will be a distinct advantage, but not mandatory.

The appointee will be expected to work with the Principal Investigators who have expertise in the areas of ICT-supported pedagogical innovation and education management and leadership respectively to design and conduct studies of leadership and
change that will capture the evolving interactions and changes among the different actors within the project schools in two innovation projects each involving a network of schools and teachers collaborating in curriculum and pedagogical innovation.
Each of these two projects is underpinned by a strong theory of learning and supported by a common web-based learning support platform. The appointee will work with members of these two project teams to develop instruments for the study, contribute
to the collection and analysis of data as well as the writing up of research publications on the study.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at [ ] Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Nancy W.Y. Law, Faculty of Education (e-mail: [

Applicants who have responded to the last advertisement (Ref.: RF-2009/2010-124) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical/dental benefits will be provided.

Applicants should submit a completed application form together with a curriculum vitae, providing details of research experience, publications, and research proposals, etc. Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at [ ]; by fax (2540 6735 or 2559 2058); e-mail ([ ]; in person or by writing to the Appointments Unit, Human Resource Section, Registry, Room 1001, Knowles Building,
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Closes March 26, 2010. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Studentship at University of Glasgow

Applications are invited for a four-year interdisciplinary PhD Studentship with the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow

Title of Project: Incorporating public responses to health communication into epidemiological models

The aim of this project is to develop a theoretical framework that explains how and why individuals learn about and change their behaviour in response to public health communication and other sources of information about infectious diseases such as
swine flu. The project is intended to support the evolution of existing models used to predict disease spread to take individual and social processes into account.

The interdisciplinary nature of the project means that applicants may have a background in a range of areas, including science education, science communication, health psychology, epidemiology, etc. The generous four-year studentship covers home/EU or international fees, a stipend at recommended rates and a travel allowance.

Please direct initial enquiries to

Deadline for application is 17 March 2010.

More information on the scholarship is located at

Dr Rebecca Mancy
BSc (Hons), PhD (Glasgow)
Lecturer in Science and Mathematics Education
Programme Leader, MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Inter-Professional Science Education and Communication (IPSEC)

Direct line: +44 (0) 141 330 8138

Interdisciplinary Centre for Research and Teaching in STEM Education
Faculty of Education
University of Glasgow
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH

The University of Glasgow Charity Number: SC004401

Director at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, is seeking a dynamic, visionary faculty member as Director of the Instructional Design and Technology Unit (IDTU). IDTU is charged with the integration of innovative technologies into the medical student curriculum in support of independent, classroom, and clinical learning. The Director supervises a staff of programmers and student workers in collaboration with an Associate Director. The Unit is part of an educational group in the Dean’s Office that includes the Center for Educational Development and Research and the UCLA School of Medicine Simulation Center.

The Director of IDTU is actively engaged in seeking out and responding to opportunities to improve learning and performance of medical students through instructional design consultation with faculty. The Director provides leadership for the selection, development, management and evaluation of educational technologies, deploying web-based, computer assisted, mobile and multimedia platforms as necessary. He/She manages the existing course management system for delivering a hybrid curriculum to medical students. He/She oversees a mobile computing requirement for medical students and is expected to be vigilant for emerging technological innovations in the fields of education and medicine. He/She consults with medical school faculty members to develop educationally sound, interactive learning tools customized for specific objectives and assists in implementation and evaluation of these tools. He/she provides faculty development in both instructional design and the use of technologies. He/She is an active scholar, engaged in research about and evaluation of educational technologies, including low to high fidelity simulations. Leadership of the Unit must be based on a clear vision for the future of the role of emerging technologies in medical education and medical practice.

An earned PhD or EdD in Educational Technology or related field is required. Applicants must have at least five years' experience in a higher education environment and have demonstrated accomplishments as a scholar. Experience in software design and implementation of new technologies is desirable. Must be conversant with new programming environments, server and networking protocols, commercial and open-source tools for development. Excellent communication, multitasking, and teamwork skills are essential.

This is an open rank, 12-month faculty position requiring administrative, faculty development/teaching, and research responsibilities. Salary is negotiable based on experience and faculty rank. Deadline for application is April 1, 2010. Please send your curriculum vita with the names of three possible references and a brief letter of interest addressed to:

LuAnn Wilkerson, Ed.D.
Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Chair at University of Exeter

University of Exeter - Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education is one of the most highly regarded schools of education in the country, with a strong international reputation both for the quality of its research and its teaching. To maintain and enhance this position, we are seeking to make an appointment of a significant internationally-recognised researcher who will contribute to the academic leadership and research growth of the school. The successful applicant will be expected to have an international research
portfolio, a strong track record of securing research grant income and the ability to lead and support developing researchers.

We offer a highly competitive remuneration package.

Potential applicants who wish to have an informal discussion about the post before deciding whether to apply may contact the Head of School, Professor Debra Myhill on 01392 264767.

Application packs are available
e-mail; quoting reference number 2406.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon 22 March 2010.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Temporary full time Physics faculty opening at Gainesville State College

Gainesville is a medium size town in the northeast Georgia mountains about 60-70 miles north of Atlanta. It is quite rural but a very beautiful area. Best apples ever, in season. Access to Atlanta is easy since the one thing this state seems to always be able to spend money on is building roads.

Dear Colleagues,
Gainesville State College has an opening for a temporary full time position in physics, starting in Fall 2010.
It is expected that this position will be converted to a tenure-track position the following academic year.
The deadline for the application materials is Mar 31, 2010.
Please pass this notice along to any qualified candidates and let me know if you have any questions.

J.B. Sharma, Ph.D.
Professor and Eminent Scholar
Physics and Remote Sensing
Gainesville State College
Gainesville, GA 30503
678 717 3812 (office)
678 717 3770 (fax)

VAP at Amherst College

Amherst College's Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The one-year appointment will start July 1, 2010. A Ph.D. in physics is required. The department is looking for a person with broad intellectual interests who is committed to teaching and working with undergraduates at a liberal arts college. The faculty in physics is active in research in laser and atomic physics, condensed-matter physics, and high-energy physics. There is a broader research community in the area because of Amherst College's close proximity to the University of Massachusetts, as well as Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, statement about teaching, and three letters of reference to Chair, Department of Physics, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 7, 2010. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged. Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Visiting Lecturer at Gonzaga Univ.

The Department of Physics invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the Lecturer level beginning August 31, 2010. This position is non tenure-track and may be renewable for a second year pending need and funding. The successful applicant's primary responsibility will be classroom teaching and laboratory instruction for introductory courses, both calculus and/or algebra based. Teaching at the advanced undergraduate level is possible depending on interests and experience of applicant.

Required qualifications: applicants will have earned a PhD in Physics by August 2010, however, applicants with a Master's degree coupled with classroom teaching experience may be considered. Applicants trying to initiate a teaching career in academia are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should visit for more information regarding compensation, expected teaching load, institutional details and further application specifics.

Applicants should submit all materials in electronic format only. We will accept the following formats: PDF, Word, WordPerfect, and rich text. Please send the following information to (1) a current curriculum vitae; (2) the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references; (3) a no more than two page statement of your teaching philosophy, referencing any evidence of successful undergraduate teaching; (4) a one-page statement explaining how you believe you would benefit from this position and be successful teaching at Gonzaga University.

For full consideration, application materials should be received no later than March 31st, 2010. Review of completed applications may begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Application questions or position inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Bierman, Physics Department Chair, at Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity.

VAP at Univ. of St. Thomas (Houston)

The Chemistry and Physics Department of the University of St. Thomas anticipates an opening for a one-year, non-tenure track (15 August 2010 to 20 May 2011) teaching position. The term will cover the fall and spring semesters. The courses to be taught are: Fall - General Physics I and II Labs, General Physics II lecture, Mechanics I (Engineering Statics); Spring - General Physics I and II labs, General Physics I lecture, and Mechanics II (Engineering Dynamics).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics. Compensation is competitive. Candidates must also be willing to support the university's mission of educating leaders of faith and character. Interviews will be ongoing until a suitable candidate is found.

Please send, preferably via email to, a letter of interest, vita, along with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Gerald L. Gries, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006.

VAP at Univ. of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska seeks a bipartite Term Assistant Professor of Physics for a one-year appointment from August, 2010 - May, 2011. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and service.

This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position, competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. It includes an excellent package of medical and financial benefits. Partial relocation costs may be paid. The position is covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement.

This position will support undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Science and Biology. Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline preferred. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory physics courses and labs, upper division courses, and service as appropriate. Prior undergraduate teaching experience required.

1. Teach 9-12 credit hours per semester.
2. Teach introductory physics sequence, including labs.
3. Teach other physical science related courses in specialty area that supports degree programs in environmental science or biology.
4. Perform appropriate university and public service.

The position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by March 20, 2010 will receive first consideration. Please attach the following documents electronically at (reference posting number #0059088): (1) curriculum vitae; (2) one-page cover letter; (3) a list of three professional references with current phone numbers; (4) copies of educational transcripts (graduate and undergraduate -- unofficial copies acceptable at time of application, official transcripts required upon an offer of employment).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lecturer at the University of New England

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of New England, Biddeford Maine, invites applications for a physics lecturer effective September 1, 2010. The position includes 18 contact hours of instruction (three studio physics sections each meeting 6 hours weekly). Preference will be given to candidates with experience or training in guided inquiry techniques such as Modeling Instruction, CPU Project, PRISMS, PHYSlab or Workshop Physics

Facilities and Approach: We use the modeling approach to physics instruction ( adapted and implemented for use in the algebra-based college physics environment. The brand new Morgane Hall houses our two state-of-the-art physics labs each with a capacity of 24 students. Each lab has eight stations - three students/computer, Vernier LabPro interfaces, a range of probes, and LoggerPro software. 24 lab activities have been developed to cover the approximately 26 weeks of physics instruction.

Faculty: The Department of Chemistry and Physics has an energetic faculty actively engaged in teaching, program development, and undergraduate research. The Department includes seven tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in chemistry , 2.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) chemistry lab instructors, a full-time laboratory coordinator/instructor, and 1.5 FTE laboratory assistants. Also included in the Department is one tenured faculty member, one lecturer, and one lab instructor in Physics.

Location: The University has campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. Most of the Department's courses are offered on the Biddeford campus, located at the mouth of the Saco River, about 20 miles south of Portland and less than 2 hours from Boston, in an area that offers a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. More information about the campus and region can be found by following links on the University's Web Page (

Candidates must have at least a Masters in Physics or related field, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.

To Apply for This Position

Submit an application package containing the following:
Letter of Application
Current Curriculum Vitae
Brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2 page maximum)
Names and addresses of three individuals who have been asked to provide recommendations.
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)
Arrange for three letters of reference specifically addressing potential for excellence in teaching to be electronically submitted by the referees to
The University of New England is an EO/AA employer.

Postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing is seeking
to fill a postdoctoral research scientist position in science
education. This position is part of a three year, Institute of
Education Sciences (IES) funded project: ?Systems and Cycles: Using
Structure-Behavior-Function Thinking as a Conceptual Tool for
Understanding Complex Natural Systems in Middle School Science.? This
is an inter-disciplinary, inter-university project involving the
Graduate School of Education and the School of Environmental and
Biological Sciences at Rutgers University and the College of Computing
at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will fill a leadership
role in designing and evaluating an interactive environment for
learning about complex systems in middle and high schools in the
Atlanta metro area. This individual will be a collaborator on our
inter-disciplinary, inter-university research team and will be fully
involved in all aspects of research and scholarship.

Qualifications: PhD in Education/Psychology (e.g., science education,
educational psychology). Must have experience with introduction and
evaluation of interactive learning environments in classrooms. Must be
fluent in English with a record of scientific publications.

Start date: April 1, 2010 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and CV to
Professor Ashok K. Goel (

Senior Program Officer at KSTF

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a multimillion dollar foundation located in
Moorestown, New Jersey (just outside Philadelphia), is seeking a Senior Program Officer for
Research to develop and manage its research programs.

Established as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization in 2000, KSTF supports two nationwide
programs designed to improve the quality of high school science and mathematics teaching:
• Fellowships for outstanding beginning high school science and mathematics teachers
• Educational research through internal research programs and Research Fellowships for
early career scholars

The Senior Program Officer for Research will design, conduct, and manage research that draws
on the unique opportunities provided by the KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program. These
opportunities include research with dedicated high school science and mathematics teachers
who: have exceptionally strong disciplinary knowledge; are credentialed via numerous teacher
preparation programs; form a professional community of teacher-learners for 5 years, from
credential through tenure; and interact regularly, both online and at Fellows’ Meetings. The
Senior Program Officer for Research will also oversee the KSTF Research Fellowship Program.
This program provides grants and other support to pre-tenure faculty doing research on the
recruitment, preparation, induction, mentoring and retention of beginning high school science
and mathematics teachers. The individual hired for this position will have the authority,
responsibility and flexibility to create the position as it develops, including hiring research
assistants and/or creating a post-doc position. The Senior Program Officer for Research will
function as part of the KSTF management team, along with the Executive Director, Senior
Program Officer for Teaching Fellowships, and Senior Program Officer for Teaching Fellowship

The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience and
a combination of the following strengths and abilities:
• Doctorate in a field relevant to science and mathematics education
• Established record of education research
• Understanding of and experience with the multiple perspectives that inform education
• Familiarity with the many venues through which to disseminate education research
• Deep and extensive knowledge of the relationships among research, practice and policy in
teacher education
• Ability to effectively promote the mission and accomplishments of KSTF to a wide variety
of stakeholders
• Strong oral and written communication skills, self-motivation and ability to set clear
• 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

Salary is 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: Ralph Putnam, Senior Program Officer for Research, or 856-608-0008 (fax).

Lecturer at UW-Whitewater

The Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a one-year 0.75 FTE academic staff appointment in the Physics Department, beginning August 22, 2010. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of the Physics for Elementary Teachers course in the Fall semester, and one section of PET and an introductory physics for non-majors course and laboratory in the Spring semester. Teaching responsibilities include setup and maintenance of equipment. At least a Masters’s degree or PhD candidacy in physics is required for consideration; applicants from closely related fields may apply. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching is also required. See for full position description. Applications should be sent to Dr. Steven Sahyun, Search Committee Chair, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190. All applications received by April 9, 2010 are guaranteed consideration. UW-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. A criminal background check is required for employment.


The Georgia Institute of Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair and Professor of Physics. We are seeking a person with an outstanding record of scholarly and educational achievement to provide creative leadership in physics and in the continuous development of education and research.

The School of Physics is one of the strongest components in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech, with an excellent and expanding program of research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Georgia Tech’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration is also a major asset that has led to frequent and fruitful interactions of faculty in the School with other strong programs in science and engineering at the Institute.

School strengths include astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear dynamics, optical physics, and statistical physics. The School of Physics has about 130 undergraduate physics majors and 105 graduate students. Our present faculty stands at 35, and we have a commitment to increase this number over the next five years. Georgia Tech is situated on an attractive campus in the heart of Atlanta, a large and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae including research, teaching, administrative experience, and a list of publications. Applications and nominations should be sent preferably by e-mail to: science [at]
The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HHMI Interdisciplinary Science Fellow

Vassar College seeks applications for an HHMI Interdisciplinary Science Fellow position beginning Fall 2010.

Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

We seek candidates with strong interdisciplinary research skills who are interested in gaining experience teaching in a liberal arts environment. The one-year Fellowship (with possible extension to a second year) includes a teaching load of 2-3 courses per year at the intermediate or advanced level and the opportunity for various research collaborations. The Fellow will serve as a resource for science faculty and students interested in computational or integrative research projects; be involved in student projects and collaborate with faculty; and help drive faculty development in cutting edge, interdisciplinary research. We offer a competitive salary, an ample supplies budget, and laboratory space, as well as access to a parallel computing cluster dedicated to the analysis of large datasets.

Applicants with a PhD in a scientific field who are at any stage of their career are invited to apply. Background in computational methods applied to the sciences is highly desirable. Applicants who are early in their careers can be paired with a senior faculty member to serve as a professional mentor.

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, co-educational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality,
inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative reprints, a statement of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of reference. To apply please visit Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

TT at Univ. of Central Arkansas

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Physics Education Research (PER). The successful candidate will have a research program in PER, participate in teacher education programs, and teach service, general education, and science education courses. Submit CV, graduate transcripts, statements addressing teaching philosophy and research plans, and contact information for three references to, or by mail to Dr. Stephen Addison, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035. Review of candidates begins on March 15, 2010, and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

Friday, February 12, 2010

VAP at Millersville Univ. of Pennsylvania

Temporary, one-year, full-time Assistant Professor position available beginning August 2010. Primary responsibilities will be for teaching algebra-based introductory physics courses (lectures, recitations, and laboratories) and other physics labs and recitations at the introductory level.

Required: Ph.D. in physics or completion by time of appointment with a demonstrated record of successful undergraduate physics teaching and a successful interview and colloquium presentation.

To apply, go to and create a faculty application. Those who prefer applying using paper can find address information at that site as well. Additional information about the department can be found at

Non-TT at Augsburg College

Augsburg College, a private, co-educational college of the liberal and professional arts affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, offers a liberal arts education grounded in Christian values, a diverse campus community, and an exciting metropolitan setting in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The College serves approximately 3,200 undergraduate students, and 890 graduate students. Further information is available at

The College seeks candidates for a full-time (6-course load per year) non-tenure-track, limited term position in the Department of Physics to teach introductory algebra-based physics courses and laboratories. Other responsibilities include participation in the work of the department.

Qualifications for this position include evidence of successful undergraduate teaching and a master's degree (required) in Physics, Physics Education or Engineering; PhD preferred. Position begins September 1, 2010.

To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita and official graduate transcripts by February 22, 2010, to:, or Office of the Dean, Augsburg College, CB 136, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454, Attn.: Judi Green. EOE

Thursday, February 4, 2010

VAP at Reed College

Reed College invites applications for a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Physics, beginning in August, 2010. The position is open to strong candidates of any research focus; our main selection criterion will be the promise of outstanding teaching. The appointment entails classroom and laboratory instruction of bright and engaged undergraduates and close supervision of senior thesis students. PhD required, postdoctoral and teaching experience desirable.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Chair, Physics Search Committee, Reed College, 3203 S. E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202. No electronic applications are accepted. If you have submitted an application for our tenure-track position and would like to be considered for this visiting position as well, simply send an email to indicating that your previously submitted application is for both positions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by March 1, 2010 to guarantee full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Visiting instructor at College of Idaho

The College of Idaho invites applications for a one-year, sabbatical replacement position in physics beginning August 2010. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2010. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. A M.S. in physics or related field is required, a Ph.D is preferred.

To apply please submit a resume, transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to, subject heading Physics Search. You can find the full job description at: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. The College of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

VAP at Davidson College

The Department of Physics invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the visiting assistant professor level beginning August 1, 2010. Position may be renewable for a second year. Classroom teaching and laboratory instruction assignments in introductory courses are expected. Teaching at the advanced undergraduate level is possible depending on interests and experience of applicant.

Applicants should create an application at and upload a curriculum vitae, one-page descriptions of teaching and research interests as applicable to a highly selective liberal arts college, and a page listing names and addresses of three readily available references. Application questions to Michelle Gruslin at Position inquiries to Dr. Daniel M. Boye, Department Chair, at Evaluation of applicants will begin on March 1, 2010. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University

Research Associate
Johns Hopkins University

Applications are invited for a three-year position in the Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) at Johns Hopkins University. The successful applicant will lead a program of qualitative and quantitative research into an emerging field of science education. The research program consists of a series of in-depth online interviews that will be analyzed using qualitative research methods such as coding and ethnographic studies. Results from these studies will be turned into survey instruments that will be administered to a larger population.

The successful applicant will work to understand the emerging field of "online citizen science," in which members of the general public analyze online data to help with a publishable scientific research project. An example of this approach is Galaxy Zoo (, a project in which volunteers from the public classify the shapes of galaxies to help with a series of astronomy research projects. In addition to performing the main task, some volunteers choose to engage more deeply, by joining the social community of the Galaxy Zoo forum or by engaging in self-directed research projects. Our research program studies what elements of the dataset and citizen science task influence volunteers' motivation to participate in citizen science at these various levels.

Applicants must have a master's or doctoral degree in a social science field (education preferred), and a strong background in qualititative research and instrument design.

To Apply:
E-mail resume and 2 references to Jordan Raddick at (phone 410-516-8889)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Visiting Professorships in China

The Chinese Academy of Sciences would like to announce two opportunities that support collaborative scientific research in China for senior and young scientists.

Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists provide financial support for scientists to conduct cooperative research at one of the institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for two to twelve months, with the potential of

Fellowships for Young International Scientists provide financial support for young scientists to conduct cooperative research at one of the institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for twelve months, with the potential of renewal.

How to Apply: Scientists wishing to apply to either program should begin by exploring research opportunities with potential collaborators within the Institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. More information about these institutes is available
at the CASE Institutes page:

Applications are submitted by the CAS institutes on behalf of the international scientist, during two specific periods each year: March 1-15, and September 1-15.

For more information, please consult:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Faculty Director at Oak Ridge Science Semester

The ORSS Program is searching for a resident faculty director for the 2011 fall term at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This is an attractive opportunity for faculty members in STEM fields, and it would be great if you could forward this announcement to any science faculty colleagues you think might benefit from the experience. Few of our young science faculty are aware of this program, which is managed by Denison University and recognized by the GLCA. Science majors who are admitted to the program spend a semester working intensely with a research group at the ORNL, gaining valuable experience and earning credit for a full semester.

(Ed Note: Resident Faculty Director for ORSS is not the same post as Director for all of ORNL)