Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Postdoc at University of Colorado Biofrontiers Institute

Biofrontiers is looking for a new assistant director for interdisciplinary education. One of the main responsibilities is overseeing the new quantitative biology graduate program, and the job has a lot of possibilities to shape this grad program and other new educational initiatives. I thought that this job may be of interest to a former or finishing PER postdoc, or perhaps you know other people who might be a good fit for this type of position. The ad is up now at CU Jobs. If you know of any good candidates, could you please let them know about the opening? We will be accepting applications at least through mid January and will start interviewing after that.

Job Posting/Description:

Outreach Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Position Description: The College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a Science Outreach coordinator. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong and visible science outreach program that will advance and assist science education throughout the region, engage K-12 students, and attract them to careers in science. Other responsibilities include teaching (up to 33% appointment) in area of expertise. Support in the form of a part-time assistant and student workers will be provided by the college. The candidate will be expected to acquire extramural funding to support the program. The program serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in UW System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity

Postdoc at University of Virginia

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education (CISE) at the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Science Education for an independent research opportunity working on an NSF-funded research grant entitled "Mixed-Reality Labs: Integrating Sensors and Simulations to Improve Learning". The grant will develop, implement and assess secondary science lab activities that bridge visualizations and hands-on experiences.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: conducting research on the effectiveness of virtual, physical, and mixed laboratory activities and technologies (quasi-experimental comparison studies will be conducted in Massachusetts and Virginia schools); supervising graduate and undergraduate students; working with teachers, researchers, and developers to create the technologies and curriculum; helping to lead professional development workshops; collecting and analyzing teacher/student data and presenting research findings at professional conferences and in scholarly journals. The incumbent will join a strong and supportive environment with career advancing opportunities and will engage in mixed-methods research, educational technology development and academic publishing. This project offers collaborative opportunities working closely with Principle Investigators, among them, Dr. Jennifer Chiu, of Curry's Science, Technology, Education & Math (STEM) program; the Concord Consortium and other research staff and distinguished faculty members.

T at University of Texas at San Antonio

The Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a dynamic and rapidly growing component of the University of Texas System, invite applications for two positions at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning Fall 2012. These positions are collaborative appointments between the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.

Associate/Full Professor – Science or Mathematics Education –
Appointment in College of Education and Human Development

Responsibilities include: (a) teaching mathematics and/or science methods courses in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), (b) teaching mathematics and/or science content courses in the COEHD and/or College of Sciences (COS), (c) advising graduate students, (d) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, (e) conducting an active research program, (f) obtaining extramural/grant funding, and (g) providing service and leadership to department, college, university and community constituencies in the areas of mathematics and/or science education.

Department Chair at Clemson University

Clemson University College of Engineering and Science
Chair, Department of Engineering and Science Education

The College of Engineering and Science (CoES) at Clemson University
invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the
Department of Engineering and Science Education (
Clemson is the land-grant university in South Carolina and is located in
the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of Lake
Hartwell. The Department of Engineering and Science Education is a
unique interdisciplinary unit that conducts scholarly research and
grants PhD degrees in engineering and science education, teaches
freshman level engineering courses, and advises freshman engineering and
science students. The department currently consists of 8
tenure/tenure-track faculty, 7 lecturers, 8 staff, 2 postdoctoral
researchers, 14 PhD students, and 900 freshman level students.

Directorship at University of Virginia

The University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences is seeking a Director of Science Education and Public Outreach
with a proven track record in educational outreach in the sciences.

University outreach in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
math is increasingly critical to maintaining U.S. scientific and
technological leadership. The incumbent will develop program development
goals for educational outreach in the sciences and build a community among
current faculty, students and staff conducting science outreach programming
at the University. They will collaborate and cultivate relationships with
business, academic, science, and education groups.

TT at Auburn University

Assistant Professor in Secondary Science Education
The Department of Curriculum & Teaching at Auburn University is
recruiting for a Tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in
Secondary Science Education.
Required: Earned doctorate in Secondary Science Education or in a
closely related field; at least three years of successful experience
teaching grades 6 - 12.
Preferred: Successful college teaching experience; successful
application of technology for teaching; experience teaching distance
education; evidence of active membership in a professional
organization; grantsmanship; potential for cross-disciplinary

T at Washington State University -- Pullman

Associate/Full Professor of Science Education

Washington State University, Pullman Campus
College Of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning seeks qualified applications for a tenure-track Associate/Full Professor of Literacy beginning fall 2012.
Responsibilities: Conduct scholarly research in STEM and science education; seek, procure, and manage external funding; advise/mentor graduate students; provide leadership in collaboratively developing and maintaining partnerships in STEM education; teach undergraduate and/or graduate science education courses; and engage in service activities at a variety of levels. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in science education or a science discipline with an emphasis on science education; demonstrated scholarly record and experience to merit tenure and promotion in the Department of Teaching and Learning; evidence of securing extramural funding; and experience with K-12 STEM education; ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
Desired Qualifications: A highly qualified candidate shows evidence of experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: An academic background in a scientific discipline; science curriculum and instruction (K-12); teaching in science-related undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional programs; leadership in collaborative relationships with K-12 schools, university peers, or community agencies; writing, procuring, and managing external funds; advising and/or mentoring graduate students; working with diverse/underserved populations; distance education; or technology and instruction.
Application: Screening will begin on December 5, 2011.
Applicants should apply online at and submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, three current letters of recommendation, two samples of scholarly work, and a current comprehensive vita including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three additional references.
For additional information, contact Julie Killinger at
WSU is an EEO/AA employer. Protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Directorship at University of Wyoming

The University is seeking an innovative, effective leader to direct its Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. The SMTC is an intercollegiate, interdisciplinary unit delivering programs committed to excellence in science, mathematics, and technology education. The SMTC's work is carried out by affiliate faculty drawn from the Colleges of Education, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Agriculture and Natural Resources. SMTC affiliate faculty collaborate with leaders from public schools; state and federal government; business and community groups; and professional organizations, to create and execute on-campus and in-service programs, conferences, and professional development activities aimed at improving K-12 mathematics, science, and technology teaching and learning in Wyoming.

Directorship at Utah State University


Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a
significant academic leadership position as founding director of the
Science, Technology, Engineering, Education and Mathematics (STE2M)
Center. Utah State University is a Carnegie Research University - High
Research Activity, and Utah's land-grant and space-grant institution.
Founded in 1888 as the Agriculture College of Utah, USU is the oldest
and largest public residential campus in Utah. The university is
experiencing a record enrollment of 29,000 students this year with
approximately 12,500 of those at USU’s five regional campuses and in
distance programs. In addition, more than 5,000 high school students
are enrolled in USU courses as part of a statewide concurrent
enrollment program.

Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service Research & Development

Educational Testing Service Research & Development (Princeton, NJ)has an opening for a Research Scientist with a specialization in learning or cognitive science to contribute to the science portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and to the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) project. The NAEP science assessment will be incorporating a variety of innovative, technology-based components. The CBAL project is a highly ambitious, long-term research and development activity aimed at creating an innovative system of computer-delivered summative and formative assessment for use in K-12 and other contexts. Both projects include assessment design, prototype development, online pilot administration, analysis, and reporting of research results.

Two TT or T at University of Michigan

The School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks to appoint
two tenure-track faculty members in two areas of science education.
The first position is an open-rank search for a scholar in secondary
science education with an instructional focus on secondary teacher
education. The second position focuses on science education with a
focus on language, literacy, and text (with a preference for an
elementary emphasis). This search is for an assistant or associate

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Non-TT at Florida International University

Editor's note: this is a permanent position.

The Department of Physics at Florida International University invites applications for position of Instructor to begin Fall of 2012. A PhD in Physics or related area is required. Candidates should have experience teaching introductory physics courses and have excellent teaching, organizational, and supervisory skills. The successful candidate will teach large lecture sections, along with planning, coordinating, and providing oversight of laboratory sections taught by graduate teaching assistants. Applications should be sent to Dr. Bernard Gerstman, Chair, Department of Physics, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 or by e-mail to Please include a vita, contact information for three potential references, and a letter describing teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Department, visit our website:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Non-TT at Saginaw Valley State University

The Physics Department at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2012 with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate introductory and upper-level lecture and laboratory courses, including courses serving science and engineering majors as well as courses satisfying general education requirements for non-science students. The teaching responsibilities will total approximately 12 contact hours per semester. A strong preference will be shown for candidates who can demonstrate teaching experience in undergraduate lectures, labs and/or recitations and who have experience in engaging undergraduate students in research. For a complete list of requirements, further information, and to apply for this position, please visit Interested applicants must apply online at SVSU is an EO/AA employer.

VAP at Carroll

Description: Visiting Instructional Staff Position; Starting Date: January 9, 2012; Ending Date: May 31, 2012

Qualifications: Masters or higher in physics or engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of excellence in teaching.

Responsibilities: This is a one-semester fulltime hire, where the teaching load will be 16 contact hours in our first-semester algebra-based physics course (PHY101/PHY101L). The successful candidate will most likely teach three 1 hour lectures of algebra based physics 4 times a week as well as two 2 hour labs a week. The candidate will also be expected to assist in the coordination of the four lecture sections and thirteen lab sections for the course, as well as provide extra office hours to assist with handling student questions.

Non-TT at Santa Clara University

The Department of Physics at Santa Clara University invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning in September 2012. The initial appointment is for three years, and there is a possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach introductory astronomy courses for non-majors, introductory physics for majors, and an upper-division astronomy course for physics majors. S/he is also expected to engage in service at the departmental level or higher and in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and that contributes to her/his teaching. The primary hiring criterion is evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates whose professional activity would involve undergraduates in astronomy or astrophysics research. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by August 2012. Applications should consist of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests/plans and, if available, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, syllabi). Please send applications to and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. Inquiries about the position should be directed to SCU will not sponsor any visa applications for this position, and the successful candidate must provide evidence of legal authorization to work for the entire term. More information can be found at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

Non-TT at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, invites candidates for a three-year renewable appointment for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor beginning Academic Year 2012-2013. The department serves more than 120 majors and minors and has concentrations in the areas of physics, biophysics, and theoretical physics, as well as a dual-degree program in engineering and education. For a description of the Physics Department, please visit its website:

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities each semester shall include seven sections of College Physics labs I or II, and a section of advanced lab (Intermediate Physics or Optics). In addition, the successful candidate will also direct a section of Freshman Projects, a one-credit research course for freshmen.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TT at Seattle Pacific University

Note: This was previously posted as a "rumor" but has now been confirmed.

We are very pleased to announce that the search for an assistant professor in physics/science education, housed in the Physics Department at Seattle Pacific University is officially on. For more information and to apply, please see

Job Description:
Full-time, tenure track assistant professor position available September 2012. Regular nine-month load teaching in our science teacher preparation program as well as in all levels of the physics department program. Grant-funded summer stipend for participation in the physics department's research program is available.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Two visiting positions at the Claremont Colleges

The W.M. Keck Science Department of the Claremont Colleges will have two visiting positions in physics for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of the positions will be a one-year sabbatical replacement; the other will be a three-year visiting position. The official application link is, and the application deadline will be February 1, 2012.

T at A&M Commerce University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at A&M Commerce University in Commerce, Texas, invites applications for a Department Head. The position will begin on August 1, 2012, and is contingent upon the availability of funds. A PhD in Physics or Astronomy is required. The Department Head is a twelve-month full-time tenured faculty member with various responsibilities including; teaching physics or astronomy courses at both undergraduate and/or MS graduate level, initiating and sustaining externally funded research involving students, and University service at all levels. The Department Head is also responsible for scheduling departmental courses, faculty mentoring and evaluations, creating and overseeing all departmental budgets, coordinating the undergraduate and graduate curriculums, and recruiting students to the department. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience and post-doctoral experience. The candidate should also have a strong record of receiving external funding. For more information and to apply for the position, go to The Physics and Astronomy Department has 6 full-time faculty members. The University offers over 100 undergraduate degrees to over 11,000 students. The campus is located one hour from Dallas in a rural setting. Visit our website at for further information about the University and phone or e-mail inquiries can be directed to Dr. Grady Blount, Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture at 903-886-5781, or A&M Commerce is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.

TT at Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure track position to begin August, 2012. A Ph.D. is required. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, including the teaching of courses for non-science majors. Some experience in engineering is preferred. Ouachita Baptist University is a four-year, church-related, liberal arts university which values Christian commitment as well as technical competence. Send resume’, brief description of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Marty Perry, Search Committee Chair, Ouachita Baptist University, Box 3711, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 71998. Email: Review of applications will begin January 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

Professorships at Fudan University

The Department of Physics at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) invites applications for a number of faculty positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin in the fall of 2012. Preference may be given to candidates in any area of theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, optical physics and biophysics, but those in other fields of physics are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, with a strong background and an excellent track record in research. The successful candidates are expected to spearhead world-class research programs, teach classes at both undergraduate and graduate level, and contribute to the development of first-class scientific capabilities in the Department of Physics and the State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics at Fudan University. This appointment is part of a program to broaden our research base while strengthening and complementing existing excellence and expertise. This is an unprecedented opportunity for strongly motivated candidates to pursue independent research, engage in broad international collaboration, and advance the state-of-the-art research and education in physics.
All newly hired faculty members will be provided the necessary startup resource and research infrastructures. Annual salaries for regular positions range from 130K to 300K RMB (equivalent to US$20600-47600) plus house compensation. Salaries for distinguished chair professors are internationally competitive and are to be separately negotiated in each case. Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references by Feb.25, 2012 to: Prof. Jian Shen, Chair, Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China or by e-mail to Applications after this deadline are welcome until the positions are filled.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Non-TT at Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College seeks an Assistant Professor of Physics for a non-tenure track position beginning August 2012 to be renewed annually by mutual consent.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of an undergraduate physics curriculum, be prepared to conduct research that involves undergraduates, and be willing to teach courses offered in the general education program of the College. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in experimental or applied physics area such as instrumentation or optics.

TT at Benedictine College

Tenure track position for an Experimental Physicist starting fall 2012 at Benedictine College, in Atchison, KS. PhD preferred, ABD considered. Department offers bachelor degrees in physics, astronomy, engineering physics and physics secondary ed. Teaching areas include general education, courses and laboratories at all levels for majors, and collaborative student research. Information about Benedictine College and application instructions found at: Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2012.

Friday, December 9, 2011

TT at Saddleback College

PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR (One or more positions) 
Full-Time Tenure Track

Instruct a variety of lower-division physical sciences courses, which may include Introduction to Physics sequence (non-calculus based) and General Physics sequence (calculus based). Assist in the development and implementation of physics and astronomy curriculum. Participate in general faculty functions related to the education program, in-service and professional development. Assignment may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours.

To Apply:
Please visit the District's Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application. Applications must be received by February 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered. 

Non-TT at Milwaukee School of Engineering

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Physics and Chemistry, starting fall 2012. Candidates must be committed to teaching all aspects of undergraduate physics. The successful applicant is also expected to be instrumental in developing new courses and collaborate on curriculum and program development with all faculty of the department. A PhD in physics or a related field and effective communication skills are required. Postdoctoral experience and additional interest in a related area are desirable. Initial appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but applications from senior candidates may be considered for higher rank.

TT at University of Tampa

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for the tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Physics starting in August 2012.

Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching, including both science and non-science majors, and is able to conduct research that is appropriate for undergraduate participation. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate education, take an active role in the curricular development of the Physics program at The University, involve undergraduate students in research as part of the experiential learning mission of The University, and provide service to the department, the college, and The University community.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Director of The Science House at North Carolina State

The Science House at NC State University is seeking a new Director.  The complete job listing can be found at and a summary is below.  The job will be closed on December 20.

Monday, December 5, 2011

TT in Science Education at North Dakota State

The School of Education and the College of Science and Mathematics at North
Dakota State University seek an Assistant Professor, tenure track,
(position # 1100333). This is a joint position between the School of
Education and the appropriate science department.  Responsibilities will
include undergraduate and graduate instruction in secondary education as
well as content area; research and scholarly activity; supervision of field
experiences; and advising.  A PhD in science education or closely related
field, 7-12 science teaching experience, potential to conduct research in
science teaching and learning, and strong oral and written communication
skills are required.  Salary is competitive.

For additional details and to apply, visit

Or contact by email or phone:

Dr Lisa Montplaisir, search chair

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is

STEM Education Project Coordinator at CSU San Marcos

A coordinator is sought for a large, multi-institutional project to increase the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students and graduates at CSU San Marcos and Palomar Community College. The project includes responsibilities for recruiting and retention elements, including coordination of outreach to local high schools and the military, curriculum improvement at Palomar and CSUSM, and cross-institutional collaboration.  The STEM Talent Enhancement Program (STEP) Coordinator will report directly to the project principal investigators. This will be a full-time position with benefits.

TT at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Science and Health, Department of Physics, invites applicants for a full time academic year tenure-track Assistant Professor in experimental biophysics to start on August 27, 2012. The UW-L Physics Department is excited to welcome an experimental biophysicist to a thriving program of undergraduate research and innovative teaching. The Department has active research programs in the areas of quantum optics, surface physics, nuclear physics, biomechanics, and observational astronomy, as well theoretical research in astrophysics and low-temperature quantum mechanics. The Physics Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

VAP at Loyola University

The Physics Department at Loyola University New Orleans has an opening for a 1-year full-time visiting faculty position, beginning Fall 2012. A Ph.D. degree in physics or a related field is required. Duties include teaching of undergraduate physics courses at all levels, lectures and laboratories for physics majors, for other science majors and for non-science students. Please send electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement of research interests, along with the names and addresses of three references to: Faculty Search Committee at Consideration of applications begins on January 15, 2012. Please check the departmental web page: for more information.

TT at Lynchburg College

Editor's note: There are two tenure-track jobs available at Lynchburg College. Details on the other job can be found here.

The Physics Program of Lynchburg College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August, 2012. A doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required; post doctoral experience (research and/or teaching) is a plus.

We seek a dynamic experimental physicist who can teach all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. Candidate will have the opportunity to develop upper-level laboratory courses that will complement our existing physics major. Although effective teaching is primary, the successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to involve undergraduates in a research program. We are looking for someone interested in creating a strong experimental presence in our physics program. For additional information on the physics program, please visit: Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the College.

Professorship at Shelton State Community College

Editor's note: This is a reposting of a job first advertised this summer.

Posting Date: November 20, 2011
Closing Date: January 13, 2012
POSITION: Instructor, Physics and Physical Science

Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Physics or a related field is required
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
Interest in incorporating innovative teaching methods into classroom instruction is required
Master’s degree or higher in Physics is preferred
Prior teaching experience at the postsecondary level is preferred
Teaching experience in a range of college level science courses is preferred (i.e., Environmental science, Astronomy, Physical Science, Physics, Statics, Thermodynamics, Pre-engineering)
Computer literacy in software packages such as Excel, Word, and/or Power Point is preferred
Experience in developing/teaching courses via distance learning technology is preferred

TT or T at Nova Southeastern University

The College seeks candidates to teach undergraduate courses in physics including instruction of general physics, modern physics, optics, or biophysics, and possibly other upper level physics courses. Research involving undergraduates is expected. Earned doctoral degree in Physics strongly preferred; minimum requirement is Master's degree in Physics with progress toward doctoral degree. Review of applications begins immediately; position begins August 2012.

Assistant Lecturer at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is a progressive higher education institution offering a wide range of courses at Higher Certificate (Level 6), Ordinary Degree (Level 7), Honours Degree(Level 8), Masters Degree (Level 9) and Doctorate Degree (Level 10) in specialist areas to full and part-time students. At present the Institute has approximately 9,000 students enrolled in a range of full, part-time and access courses and is developing so as to meet the educational challenges of the future. GMIT currently runs a degree programme in Physics & Instrumentation.

The role involves teaching both theory and practical sessions of various modules in the Physics & Instrumentation degree, and the continuing development of programmes under the general heading of Physics & Instrumentation. This covers core topics at first year through to the specialised disciplines in the award year.

The successful candidate will also be required to supervise projects at degree level. As well as the requisite technical skills, results from teamwork, demonstrable skills in project management and most importantly, empathy for learners, should all be evident in the track record of the candidate.

Monday, November 28, 2011

TT in Education at Simon Fraser University - Vancouver BC

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University seeks
applications for the following tenure-track positions:

Science Education
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are particularly interested in applicants
who are interested in science curriculum theory and teacher development across the pre-, in-service, master’s and
doctoral levels.

Educational Leadership
The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or above, to join a dynamic team of colleagues (tenure
track and adjunct professors) to enhance the many opportunities available to develop educational leaders at all
levels of education.

All appointments are subject to final Board approval, and
will begin September 1, 2012 (or at the earliest convenience of the successful candidate). Review of applications
begins February 1, 2012.

For detailed descriptions and application procedures
on these positions, please visit

TT in Science Education at Cape Breton University


Date Posted: November 17, 2011
Region: Nova Scotia
Institution: Cape Breton University
Discipline: Education
Web Link:
Apply Until: January 31, 2012

Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s tourism centrepiece and home to rich Celtic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian culture. CBU has a reputation for small class sizes, strong community involvement, and strong internal support for faculty research. CBU delivers a sixteen-month, 60 credit Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary Education) program and a variety of Certificates for in-service teachers, as well as an MEd (Information Technology) program in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland. CBU also delivers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees in a variety of disciplines.

The Education Department at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Education (Science) at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence August 2012 subject to budget approval. Responsibilities include teaching in Education and Science courses, research, and community service. Candidates should have (or be near completion of) a doctoral degree in Education. Post-secondary teaching experience will be considered an important asset, as will familiarity with the Nova Scotia P–12 school system. Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in Science and/or Science Education.

TT at Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

Institution: Bucknell University
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: 11/16/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Summary: Tenure-track professor in Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or an allied field. (ABD candidates will be considered.)

Special Instructions to Applicants: The Department highly values the participation of undergraduates in its research program and maintains an active externally funded summer research program.

The Department welcomes applications from couples or partners.

Lecturer, University of West Florida - Pensacola FL

Institution: University of West Florida - UWF
Location: Pensacola, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 11/15/2011
Type: Full Time
Lecturer - Physics, Position 119720

The Department of Physics invites applications for a 12-month Lecturer position at the University of West Florida. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates must have at least a Master's degree or higher in Physics, Engineering or related field and must be able to teach upper and lower division undergraduate courses and laboratories. A strong commitment to teaching with demonstrated ability and enthusiasm in innovative methods of teaching labs and courses is required. Other principal duties will include, management of undergraduate laboratories. Lecturers are encouraged to participate in department research projects, supervision of student projects, participate and assume a leadership role in STEM related outreach activities.

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at Be prepared to attach a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and a proposed agenda regarding STEM Education reforms to their online application. Applicants should also be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three reference providers Human Resources can invite to request electronic letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2012. The search will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 8, 2012.

A Criminal background screening is required for all positions. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to respond is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF ADA Office at 1-850-473-7469 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY). Candidates from industry, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UWF is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information
Contact: University of West Florida - UWF
Online App. Form:

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Colleges - Rice Lake WI

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges
Location: Rice Lake, WI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: 11/23/2011
Application Due: 01/05/2012
Type: Full Time
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
UW-Barron County

Do you like to teach? Are you interested in a university environment that allows you to interact with your students in small classes? How about a campus where colleagues work closely and enjoy the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary courses? Have you considered living in one of the most beautiful lake areas in the US that is also an economic, medical, and intellectual center in northwestern Wisconsin?

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Physics/Astronomy at the UW-Barron County campus.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field and evidence to conduct scholarship in physics or astronomy are required. Strong candidates will also have a background in astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience, experience in interdisciplinary or collaborative teaching, and teaching with instructional technology or distance education teaching.

Responsibilities will include a teaching load of 12 to 14 contact hours per semester in a combination of lecture and laboratory sections. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, college algebra-based and/or calculus-based physics, introductory astronomy and/or physics for the health sciences. Options to teach distance education courses and to participate in interdisciplinary or collaborative instruction may be available. As a tenure-track position, additional responsibilities include scholarly activity directed at either disciplinary research or research related to teaching within the discipline. Institutional service, community service, and student advising are also required.

TT in Educational Technology at University of Calgary


Date Posted: November 24, 2011
Region: Canada (National)
Institution: University of Calgary
Discipline: Education
Apply Until: February 01, 2012

The Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with research expertise and innovative teaching experience in the area of Educational Technology. This appointment will commence July 1, 2012, or at a mutually agreeable date.

The Faculty of Education seeks an Educational Technology leader in research and design of innovative technology enabled engaged learning environments for diverse contexts. We seek candidates with the qualifications and experience to contribute to our research and professional graduate programs in Educational Technology, as well as teach and lead through innovative, technology enabled practices in our B.Ed. program. The candidate will have expertise in theories, technologies, and design practices associated with Educational Technology and/or Instructional Design, or another discipline related to learning technologies.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Educational Technology, a strong beginning or established research and publication record, and teaching capabilities in theoretical and practical areas relating to eLearning and participatory cultures. Innovative teaching in K-12 and/or post-secondary contexts, experience with mobile, blended and online learning environments using a variety of technologies, and a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively is expected. Preference will be given to candidates with successful experience designing and studying effective learning experiences and environments for a variety of settings and contexts. Diverse experience in the design, development and integration of effective technology enabled, knowledge building and learning environments is strongly desired. Experience studying and using a range of technologies to facilitate teaching, learning and leadership is essential.

Post-Doctoral Fellow for Science Education and Computational Thinking Project at Northwestern

Northwestern University (NU) School of Education and Social Policy seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in the learning sciences. The candidate will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers involved in a newly funded initiative by the National Science Foundation's Computing Education for the 21st Century Program. The goal of this project is to develop, implement, and evaluate CT activities embedded within high school STEM courses as well as design the curriculum for a full-year CT-STEM course. This position provides opportunities for designing curricula, teacher professional development materials, and CT skills assessment tools as well as evaluating their effectiveness.

The candidate will be part of a collaborative research team involving four Northwestern faculty from three departments (computer science, learning sciences, and physics & astronomy) and three centers (OSEP, CCL, & CIERA). This is a dynamic and vibrant collaborative environment comprised of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, computer programmers, modelers and curriculum developers.

The candidate would co-supervise the work of graduate students and staff, publish research papers, contribute to grant writing and materials development, work closely with implementing schools, and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research. There will be close mentorship from the Co-PIs as well as opportunities to learn from other truly outstanding senior scholars and practitioners.

A successful candidate will have a doctorate in learning sciences or a related field (e.g., science education, computer science, etc.), strengths in research methods, have a science background, good communication skills, experience with classroom-based research, be well-organized and a strong writer. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in computational thinking (CT) education and work with middle or high school teachers and students.

Start date is as soon as possible and expected duration of the post-doctoral fellowship is two years with possibility of renewal for a third. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a sample publication and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of three references to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, please visit Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Part-time Lecturer at MIT

Title: Concourse Physics Instructor
Req Number: mit-00008215
Department: Concourse Program
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Part Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Academic
Work Shift: Schedule to be determined

PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR, Concourse (part-time, 50%), to join an interdisciplinary program in which physics, mathematics, and chemistry are integrated with the teaching of humanities. Primary responsibility will be to teach rigorous freshman physics classes in mechanics and E&M, including coordinating topics, homework sets, exams, etc., with other Concourse instructors in the sciences and humanities in order to create an integrated educational experience; and liaising with the Physics Department at MIT and with other physics instructors. Other activities will include participation in weekly seminars, advising, program review, and other activities that enhance the educational experience for students; and attending occasional social events. If the instructor has a background in mathematics, could also teach math classes.

Concourse is a learning community comprised of students (up to sixty freshman each year) and instructors who have broad intellectual interests and who wish to address fundamental questions of nature, mathematics, politics, and ethics deeply and thoughtfully.

REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in physics (Ph.D. or master's in mathematics also possible), teaching experience, and evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and education. Seek individuals who are interested in engaging broadly with the Concourse community and are committed to student learning and development. A broad interest in the Western intellectual tradition is essential. MIT-00008215

This is a temporary appointment, September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Schedule to be determined.

In addition to applying online, interested candidates should submit a CV with references to Please type 'Concourse Physics Search' in the subject line.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Postdoc at University of Minnesota

Research Associate in Physics Education

The School of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a postdoctoral research associate in physics education research. The central job duty will be to oversee development for and assessment of introductory physics laboratory simulations. In addition, other research opportunities will be available with an emphasis on problem solving.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics with a concentration in physics education research by the start date of appointment.
Preferred: A background in web-based programming is desirable.
Please apply online via the Employment System at On-line applications only will be accepted. Please provide a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, references with complete contact information.
More information at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two postdocs at University of Colorado at Boulder

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder has TWO postdoctoral positions available – one targeting general chemistry content at the high school and college level, and the other targeting math content at the middle school level.

The PhET Team develops interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and math, creates activities that couple with the simulations, and makes all of these resources freely available to educators and students on the web. Research is a major component of the PhET Project, and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student learning and student engagement.

Lecturer at University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico
Lecturer Position
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. Primary responsibilities include teaching three lower-division undergraduate physics or astronomy courses per semester. Duties will include the development of curriculum and teaching pedagogy for UNM’s BA/MD Combined Degree Program (, a program that serves as a diversity pipeline to the UNM medical school. Teaching will include, in particular, the algebra-based physics sequence. The start date is August 13, 2012 with classes beginning on August 20, 2012.
A Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics is required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in lower-division undergraduate classes, excellent student/peer evaluations, and a demonstrated ability to deliver lectures effectively and with enthusiasm.
All application materials, including two recommendation letters, must be received by January 1, 2012.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
Submit an application through UNM Jobs at Include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample teaching materials and student/peer evaluations, and a list of at least two references. Two letters of reference are required; please see the special instructions included in the details of the posting.

Lecturer at University of Massachusetts -- Dartmouth

Full time lecturer in Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position beginning January or September 2012. This is a renewable, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities for undergraduate laboratory and classroom teaching. Applicants must: (1) hold an earned doctorate in Physics or allied field (or a masters degree with substantial teaching experience); (2) be proficient in course content and fluent in the English language; and (3) have a strong demonstrated commitment to teaching, especially at the undergraduate level.

Postdocs at University of Uppsala

Here in Uppsala we have just opened up 3 new postdoc positions. These positions are open to all research fields represented in our Department, so it is ultra competative. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2012. Could you please help me by sharing this with anyone you know who may be interested in applying.

People who are interested should look at the official Uppsala University advertisement because applications must be submitted via the linked web page.


Directorship at University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama invites applications for the Founding Director of its Center for Integrative Studies in STEM. A joint venture among the Colleges of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering, CISSTEM is intended to promote action research and innovative approaches to understanding learning in mathematics and science and the integration of educational practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate and be eligible for appointment to the faculty in the College of Education at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with previous experience and qualifications in one of the disciplines represented within the College. The successful applicant will have: an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including refereed publications and external funding; teaching and administrative experience at the university or school level; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across colleges and in partnership with school districts and local business and community organizations; and excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in one or more of the STEM disciplines

Monday, November 21, 2011

TT or T at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The College is seeking an outstanding faculty member with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts environment to join us as of September 1, 2012. A hands-on experimentalist is preferred. An interest or background in the areas of energy/sustainability, optics, materials, or condensed matter physics is desirable. Candidates with a background or interest in other areas of physics will also be considered. Doctoral degree in Physics by September 1, 2012 is required and post-doctoral experience would be a plus. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop a research program supported by external grants and fostering faculty-mentored student collaboration. The College provides several competitive internal grant programs to provide project initiation. Teaching load is normally 12 hours/semester, with most courses carrying 4 - 6 hours of teaching credit. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the teaching of introductory and advanced level physics courses and accompanying laboratories, developing courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as participation in the College’s General Studies offerings. Academic experiences by the candidate with culturally diverse populations are desired. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Screening will begin in early January and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a resume, brief statements about your teaching and learning philosophy, and your research interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dean Dennis Weiss, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AA 78, 101 Vera King Ferris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.

TT at Arkansas State University

The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Arkansas State University seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a tenure-track position in physics beginning no later than Fall 2012.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics, contribute to the teaching mission of the department, demonstrate skills necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary research expertise of the Department and College, develop an independent externally funded research program involving students, and contribute to the service activities of the Department, College, and University. The appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level, however candidates with evidence of success in establishing and sustaining an externally funded research program will be considered at the Associate Professor level.

Applicants are requested to electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references to (position F00276). Review of completed applications will begin December 16, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Requests for further information regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Bin Zhang,

TT at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

The Department of Physics at Hobart & William Smith Colleges invites applications for a new tenure track position in Astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, anticipated to begin Fall 2012. We seek an individual who has a genuine interest in teaching and liberal arts education, and who will conduct an active research program that will involve our undergraduate students. Candidates in any subfields of astronomy and astrophysics will be considered. Candidates should have a doctorate in astronomy, physics, or a closely allied field. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in astronomy, the broader physics department curriculum, and the Colleges’ general curriculum. Candidates with postdoctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience are preferred. (Please note that this job is distinct from the experimental physics position advertised earlier this year.)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications should include a CV; a statement describing the research interests of the candidate, including projects that could engage undergraduate students; and a statement describing the candidate's approach to teaching. Candidates should also arrange to have three or more letters of reference sent on their behalf that will help us assess the candidate's teaching ability and research potential. Review of applications will begin in early January 2012, and will continue until we have filled the position. Applications should be sent to: Astronomy Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. EOE. If necessary, application materials (PDF or text format only) may be sent to

Professorship at New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for Professor of Practice in the Physics program. The initial appointment can be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. The emphasis of the position is the instruction of undergraduate students. We encourage applications from candidates with outstanding pedagogical backgrounds and teaching experience. The successful applicant will also be expected to become involved in research with undergraduate students; funds will be made available for this purpose. The initial appointment is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of renewal.

The terms of employment are highly competitive and include subsidies for housing and for education of children and dependents. NYUAD faculty also may spend time at NYU in New York City and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching. The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2012, but could be postponed until September 1, 2013.

TT or T at Susquehanna University

The Department of Physics at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level for the 2012-13 academic year. We are seeking an excellent teacher of physics with a research program in astrophysics or experimental physics that can include work with undergraduate students. The teaching duties may include introductory courses in astronomy, general physics, and electronics as well as upper level electives in the physics major.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching objectives and research interests, three letters of reference and a current email address. Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Jeff Graham, Chair, at If submitted by U.S. postal service, send to Audrey Eroh, Physics Search Committee, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

TT at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

The Physics Department at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective August 2012.

Responsibilities include: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced Physics courses. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include scholarship, student advising, and departmental and university service.
Required Qualifications: A Ph. D. in Physics or Engineering and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, including courses for non-majors, is required, as is a commitment to mentor undergraduate research.
Preferred Qualifications: Biophysics or Engineering preferred.
Salary: $45,000 per year minimum, plus excellent benefits.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by December 30, 2011 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to and include cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 current letters of reference. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2 TT positions in Science, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics Education at FIU

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY seeks applicants for TWO faculty positions in TEACHER EDUCATION to begin Fall 2012, including (1) an open-rank position in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field and (2) an Assistant Professor position in Science, Chemistry, or Physics Education. FIU is committed to innovation in STEM education and the successful candidates will have the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary faculty team. Both openings are joint positions between the Department of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education and the appropriate disciplinary department in the College of Arts & Sciences. The tenure home will be in Education or Arts & Sciences depending on the candidate’s credentials. Evidence of reform-based university teaching experience in math and/or science education is strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to research in mathematics or science education is expected; grant procurement commensurate with level of position and experience is recommended. Evidence of experience with culturally and linguistically diverse students, commitment to mentoring graduate students and/or experience working with public schools and/or other community agencies is preferred. Interested candidates should apply online at and reference the position number. Please include a vita, recent publications or reprints, contact information for three potential references, and a letter describing research interests. Review of applications will begin November 28 and continue until the positions are filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida, currently serving a diverse population of over 40,000 students, and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

1) Mathematics Education (open rank, Position No. 35050): An earned doctorate in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field with extensive background in teaching both mathematics and mathematics education courses is required. Address inquiries to Prof. Maria Fernandez, Chair, Search Committee,

2) Science Education (Assistant Professor, Position No. 35553). An earned doctorate in Science Education or a related field is required; experience in teaching both science education courses and chemistry or physics courses is preferred. Address inquiries to Prof. George O’Brien, Chair, Search Committee,

Monday, November 14, 2011

TT at Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics to begin August 2012. The successful candidate must be committed to both excellent teaching and contributing to the growth of the physics program. Classes taught will range from entry level to upper level undergraduate. A PhD in Physics is required for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average course load of 12 credits each semester for the first year. In subsequent years the successful candidate will pursue a program of research appropriate for undergraduate participation and teach 9 credits in addition to a 3 credit undergraduate research program each semester.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adjunct at Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College in Sanford needs adjuncts who have a Master degree with 18 graduate hours of physics to work as adjunct instructors. If you are interested contact Lisa Knight at

2 Adjunct Positions at Elon University

The Department of Physics at Elon University seeks applicants for two Adjunct Professor positions for the 2012 Spring semester (January 31 to May 15).

The first class to be covered, Conceptual Physics, meets two afternoon per week from 3:35 to 5:15 PM on Monday and Wednesday. This is a course for non-majors and commonly uses Conceptual Physics by Hewitt or How Things Work by Bloomfield as a textbook.

The second class to be covered, University Physics II, meets three nights a week from 5:30 to 7:10 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching using the Matter & Interactions curriculum.

An M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, or a related field is required for consideration.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts core that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon University's Department of Physics, please visit our website at

To apply, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae by email to Dr. Anthony Crider at

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Non-TT at College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a Physics Laboratory Instructor. This full-time, 9-month, non-tenure position is available for the 2012-2013 academic year and may be renewed annually. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty teaching lecture sections to choose experiments, delivering pre-lab lectures, supervising teaching assistants, preparation and set-up of experiments, maintaining records of student lab grades, working with physical science faculty to manage equipment and supplies and contributing to and participating in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of college diversity goals. M.S. in Physics or Physics Education is required.

TT at Lynchburg College

The Physics Program of Lynchburg College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August, 2012. A doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required; post doctoral experience (research and/or teaching) is a plus. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist who will teach introductory astronomy courses and an occasional physics course, develop a research program suitable for undergraduates, and, depending on future enrollment, develop an astrophysics emphasis in our physics major. We recently opened a new observatory about 45 minutes from campus, featuring a 20-in Truss Ritchey-Chr├ętien telescope and six Celestron CPC 800 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Our observatory serves us in three ways: teaching facility, research facility, and service facility (Open Houses, alumni events, etc.). For additional information on the physics program, please visit: Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the College. Interested applicants should send a letter of application with position number, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, name and contact information for references, and copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Desi Justis, Physics Search, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501. E-mail applications will be accepted in MS Word or PDF format sent to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lecturer at University of Toronto

Lecturer - 1101044
Closing Date: January 9, 2012
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and with proven excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make a strong contribution to our undergraduate program by coordinating and supervising undergraduate labs, teaching lecture courses, training and mentoring teaching assistants, participating in outreach activities, supervising undergraduate research projects and implementing innovative teaching methods.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For details of these and other career opportunities, visit

Monday, November 7, 2011

TT at Millersville University

The Department of Physics at Millersville University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2012. The Department of Physics, in the School of Science and Mathematics, is comprised of seven full-time faculty members, one regular part-time faculty, a laboratory technician and a half-time secretary. The Department serves about 800 students annually and has graduated an average of nine physics majors each year for the past 10 years. The department offers nine programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in traditional physics, cooperative engineering and physics education. The department is housed in a 10,000 square-foot renovated science complex. Additional information about the department can be found at

Required: PhD in experimental physics, demonstrated record of excellence in teaching undergraduate physics and research interests that can involve senior physics majors. For complete list of duties, qualifications and required application materials and to apply, go to and create a faculty application. Full consideration given to applications received by December 20, 2011. Contact Sean Hendrick, 717-872-3412, with additional questions. An EO/AA Institution.

TT at Oberlin College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning with the fall semester of 2012, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek a specialist in computational physics, broadly conceived. The incumbent will teach a wide range of undergraduate physics courses (at the standard teaching load on campus) for both science and non-science majors and will develop an on-campus research program involving undergraduates. We expect that this person will contribute to an active cross-departmental modeling initiative. The College possesses a 140-processor, 64-bit Beowulf cluster that is available on an internally competed basis, and we have access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

TT at Norwich University

The Department of Physics at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, starting August 2012. Four-member department in small, independent university in rural New England seeks a Ph.D. with laboratory experience and research interests appropriate to undergraduate participation. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Norwich University offers a choice between cadet and civilian lifestyles to approximately 2000 students. Physics faculty instruct physics majors, engineers, and students of architecture, arts and sciences. To apply, please submit a summary of teaching and research interests and experience with resume and names of three references to Physics Faculty Search via e-mail: Review of applications will begin January 16, 2012.

TT at Ripon College

Ripon College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in August 2012. Ph.D. in physics or a related field required. Successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate physics courses including introductory physics, astronomy and astrophysics, modern physics, electricity and magnetism, and non-science major courses as well as develop a research program that includes mentorship of undergraduate research. Expertise in experimental or applied physics preferred.

Applicants should send a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Sarah Desotell, Department of Physics, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI, 54971. Review of applications begins January 9, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

TT at Drew University

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a tenure-track position, pending budget approval, beginning September 2012. Ph.D. in physics required. The candidate should have strong interest in all levels of undergraduate physics teaching in a liberal arts setting, including courses for non-scientists. The four-member department seeks candidates who can establish an independent on-campus experimental research program in a small college environment, involving undergraduate students. Lab space and significant start-up funds are available. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Drew’s growing environmental science program. See for additional departmental and college information.

By January 16, 2012, please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan (with budget) including how students can be involved, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference electronically to:, or by regular mail to: Drew University, Physics Search Committee, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. At least one recommendation letter must supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience. To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Homeland Security regulations, it is preferred that successful applicants be legally able to work in the US.

TT at Concordia College

Concordia College at Moorhead, MN invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics beginning August 2012. The successful applicant will be expected to teach physics lecture and laboratory courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and conduct research involving undergraduates. The successful applicant must demonstrate a well-developed plan for undergraduate research that has the potential to be supported by external funding. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in physics or closely related field by the start of the appointment. Applicants should be in sympathy with the mission of a college of the Lutheran (ELCA) church which entails a commitment to academic freedom and openness to discussions of the relationship between faith and learning. Apply at

TT at Univ. of West Florida

The University of West Florida Department of Physics ( invites applicants for a 9-month tenure earning Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2012 (Position # 106000) pending funding. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Physics or a related field. Teaching assignments will include a variety of undergraduate courses in face-to-face, video-conference, and online environments. Other duties will also include research, advising, and service. Candidate is expected to participate and take a role in outreach activities geared towards increasing the enrollment of the department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Apply online at Applicants must attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a proposed research agenda to their online application. Applicants should be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) reference providers we may contact for confidential letters of recommendation and official transcripts to Selection Committee Chair.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TT at Oregon State Univ.

The Physics Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of Sept 16, 2012. We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to teach physics effectively at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels.

OSU is engaged in a major hiring initiative in discipline-based and education-based STEM education research, which includes a full-time, permanent Director for a new Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Education. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in doing collaborative research in this setting, and within the broader education community. Oregon State University, which has the top Carnegie Research University classification of RU/VH (very high research activity), is a Land Grant institution and has strong programs in the physical sciences, the life sciences, and engineering. Please visit for more information.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chair at Illinois Institute of Technology

Department Chair, Mathematics and Science Education
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a distinguished scholar, teacher and leader as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education in IIT’s College of Science and Letters. The Mathematics and Science Education Department (MSED) strongly emphasizes a research-based approach to discipline-specific teacher education. MSED provides preservice programs in secondary mathematics and science teaching, MS degrees for inservice teachers, and PhD degrees for mathematics/science educators. The department is currently comprised of five faculty members; two science educators, one informal/science educator, and two mathematics educators. With modest growth on this base, MSED is well positioned in science and informal education, and is poised to develop its mathematics and STEM education potential. IIT is an urban STEM focused institution with a mission to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. All MSED faculty collaborate with teachers and schools, as well as colleagues throughout IIT, making it a unique and exciting place for research, teaching, and scholarship. Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a record of distinguished research and educational achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references by December 1, 2011. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Christopher White, Chair, Department of Physics at 312-567-3734 or

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Center Director at Iowa State University

Associate or Full Professor in Math or Science Education
Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Education
Iowa State University

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a senior leader as a Professor or Associate Professor in Mathematics or Science Education beginning in August 2012 whose scholarship focuses upon issues in science and/or mathematics teacher education. As a portion of his/her appointment, this person will serve as ISU’s Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CESMEE), an established team of science educators, math educators, PreK-14 educators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers ( This team is firmly committed to STEM teacher education, teaching and learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong history of collaborative scholarship, external grant funding, and commitment to improving STEM education. The CESMEE Director will have a tenure home in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), with his/her faculty responsibilities divided between teaching, research, service, and outreach

Assessment & Curriculum Manager - Cali State, Monterey Bay

Assessment & Curriculum Manager
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)
California State University, Monterey Bay
Job #: FP2011-380

Bringing an extensive knowledge of education research, evaluation, and assessment in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, the Assessment and Curriculum Manager will guide and assess UROC's efforts in research-based learning and undergraduate research programming. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of UROC, the Manager will have three primary responsibilities: oversight of UROC-related curriculum (both formal and informal); designing and implementing UROC's research and evaluation agenda at the student, course, and program levels; and disseminating UROC's findings to the broader undergraduate research community through conference presentations and scholarly journals. The Manager will also work closely with staff and faculty to design, develop, and implement program activities.

Post-Doc at UC Berkeley

Postdoctoral Scholar
Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) Project &
Cumulative Learning Using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR) Project
University of California, Berkeley

We seek a postdoctoral scholar to join the Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) and Cumulative Learning using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR) projects in science and technology education (see for more details).

The scholar will work in a multidisciplinary collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation, including leaders in education, technology, and the science disciplines. Dr. Marcia Linn, at University of California Berkeley, is the Principal Investigator. Lydia Liu, at Educational Testing Service, Inc. directs a subcontract on automated scoring and analysis.

The scholar will join researchers who are creating new technologies to score and provide feedback on open-ended inquiry assessments, developing innovative instructional materials, designing professional development programs, exploring partnerships with educational organizations, including school districts, and researching their impacts. The group builds on previously successful uses of technology such as the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE). The work draws from current research on teaching, learning, computer science, software design, and computational linguistics. This research will contribute to design and assessment frameworks to guide future education researchers, curriculum and assessment designers, and policy makers.

TT at Drake University

Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Technology Education
School of Education

Drake University School of Education seeks a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Technology Education beginning August 2012. An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. is expected. ABD applicants will be considered if the dissertation defense has been scheduled.

The successful candidate will have a record of collaboration and service within and across programs and a commitment to academic excellence and integration of liberal and professional education. Professional experience inpK-12 schools and specific experience in math education at the elementary level is preferred. The candidate should hold a U.S. teaching certificate (in any state) and demonstrate experience in and a commitment to excellence using technology in teaching and learning.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate education courses including Educational Technology, Teaching of Mathematics, and additional courses that fit the candidate’s strengths. The 3-3 course load includes undergraduate and graduate content in Mathematics and Technology Education. Successfulcandidates will have a developing record of scholarship that will support the expectation of ongoing scholarly productivity. Candidates with departmental or administrative aspirations over time are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate at Michigan State

Research Associate
Institute for Research on Math and Science Education
Michigan State University

Position Description:
The Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education at Michigan State University is a joint effort between the College of Natural Science and the College of Education to research innovation in mathematics and science teaching and learning K-16. The Institute ( provides support for faculty from mathematics and science education and the College of Natural Science to engage in collaborative research. The Institute was formed in 2010 with the goal of becoming a nationally recognized hub for research, policy and leadership in mathematics and science education, aiming to encourage and support projects that address the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at all levels. The Institute provides a stimulating environment for motivated individuals to engage in challenging mathematics and science education research.

TT at Kent State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Early/Middle Childhood Education
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will
- develop/maintain an active research program in science education, disseminating findings via publications and presentations to local, state, national, and international professional organizations;
- recruit and advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students;
- teach science education classes in the early/middle childhood licensure programs, and associated masters and doctoral programs;
- prepare proposals for extramural funding in support of a focused research program;
- participate in program, school, college, and university committees;
- develop partnerships with faculty in the Arts and Sciences, as well as local school districts; and
- provide leadership for local, state, national, and international science education organizations.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Non-TT at University of Illinois Springfield

The Astronomy-Physics Program at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks applications for a non-tenure track instructor in physics. UIS offers calculus-based introductory physics for chemistry, pre-med, and other health science majors. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MS in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry or a closely related field completed before August 14, 2012; documented experience teaching introductory calculus-based physics and a background that demonstrates excellence in physics pedagogy. Responsibilities include: teaching introductory calculus-based health science physics (with laboratory) at the undergraduate level; developing a new physical science with lab course for the general education curriculum; and assisting with operation of the campus astronomical observatory. The candidate is expected to meet UIS’ high standards of teaching. While this position will primarily teach on-ground classes, we encourage applicants who have an interest in online teaching. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Using “ASP Instructor Position” in the subject line applicants should email a single PDF file containing a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae including contact information for at least one reference that can directly speak to the candidate’s teaching ability, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to All applicants must have visa clearance to work in the United States.

Transferable Skills Facilitator at Cambridge University

Cambridge University's Schools of the Physical Sciences and Technology are looking to appoint a Transferable Skills Facilitator, within the University's Graduate Development team. The successful applicant will join a close, committed team to collaborate on the ongoing delivery, evaluation, and enhancement of a central transferable skills training programme for the University's postgraduate research students. This stimulating and varied role involves designing and running workshops and events; facilitating personal development planning; participating in flagship courses such as GRADschool; and taking active responsibility for communications with stakeholders. You will also liaise with academics and senior management to provide advice and consultancy that will help the Schools to ensure that provision meets the specific needs of their researchers, as well as contributing to the University's overall transferable skills strategy.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lecturer at University of North Carolina

Editor's Note: The deadline for this opening has been moved to January 31, 2012

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Lecturer to begin in Fall 2012. The position is for an initial term of four years, and is renewable. We seek a person who is prepared to teach large (~ 200 students) classes in introductory physics or astronomy, using modern pedagogy informed by physics and astronomy education research. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead the redevelopment and modernization of such courses and the development of new undergraduate courses. The person hired will join a community of faculty in the department engaged in such activity, and will participate in obtaining grant support for curricular and pedagogical improvements. Required qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, or a closely related field and experience in teaching at the college level using research-validated pedagogy.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application at . Click on the Direct Link URL from any internet browser to apply for the position. Applications should include a CV (including courses taught), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Please arrange to have the letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to The application deadline is January 15, 2012. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Prof. Laurie McNeil, Search Committee Chair, at The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and especially invites applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in physics and astronomy.