Thursday, March 31, 2011

VAP at Winona State University

Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as
an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Physics. This position is a 9-
month/fixed-term assignment with the possibility of reappointment beyond
one year dependent upon departmental need and funding. As a faculty
member in the Physics Department, you will be responsible for teaching and
developing undergraduate physics courses for both the physics major and
general education (university studies). Additional duties include
teaching the Investigative Science I course (an inquiry-based,
interdisciplinary science-content class designed for pre-service
elementary teaching majors). If you are ABD in Physics or a closely
related field OR are ABD in Science Education with significant experience
in physics, we encourage you to apply. For a complete position
description and information on applying for this position, please go to Review of
applications begins immediately. Position available pending budgetary
approval. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
System. An equal opportunity educator and employer. Women, minorities
and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Monday, March 28, 2011

VAP at Illinois College

Illinois College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position (rank commensurate with experience) to begin August 2011. Ph.D. preferred but ABD and M.S. candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidate will have expertise in physics and/or electromagnetism and be committed to teaching in a small liberal arts college setting. Shared position options are possible. Teaching responsibilities: General Physics (2 semester course), Circuits (1 semester), and either Electricity & Magnetism (1 semester) or Dynamics (1 semester). Additional information may be found at

VAP at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The department of physics and optical engineering anticipates a visiting faculty position starting August 2011. The department offers a B.S. degree in physics, B.S. degree in engineering physics and a B.S. and M.S. in optical engineering. The department operates a modern teaching/research observatory as well as active research and development programs in semi conductors, nano technology, fiber optics, electro-optics, optical fibers, astronomy, lens design, holography, photorefractive materials, x-ray fluorescence, optical metrology, biomedical optics, non-linear optics, semiconductors, magneto-optics, laser physics, and semiconductor optics and participates in several innovative curriculum experiments and educational development. The Center for Applied Optics Studies provides exceptional opportunities for professional development and interaction with industry. Outstanding teaching is the most significant criterion for success at Rose-Hulman. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in optics and lower division courses in physics. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 20, 2011 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy and a list of references online at: Contact person: Dr. Charles Joenathan, Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue CM 169, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or emailed to EEO/AA

Professorship at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

[Ed. Note: These positions are no longer available.]
Announcing Multiple Positions in the new School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan - Working with iCarnegie – a Carnegie Mellon University company

Lecturer at University of Hull

Physics at Hull is part of the successful Department of Physical Sciences, consisting of the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, which in recent years has consistently recruited significantly larger numbers of undergraduate students and thus has benefitted from substantial investment in research and teaching facilities. The University is committed to a further major programme of investment in infrastructure and staff so we are seeking to recruit a lecturer in Physics to complement the main research themes of the department. Applications in the area of biophysics are particularly welcomed.

We are aiming to recruit a talented early-career academic looking to develop their own strong research portfolio aligned with the University’s main research themes and to contribute to teaching in Physics at basic and advanced levels. To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor GM Greenway, Head of Physical Sciences, T 01482 466355,

More information here.

VAP or Lecturer 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 temporary, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer position, commencing August 2011.Responsibilities include: The successful candidate will carry a 12 contact hour teaching load per semester, including lecture and laboratories for an Introductory Physics for Scientists and Engineers course, and 1 or 2 advanced courses depending upon specialty.

Required Qualifications: A Ph. D. in Physics or Engineering, with a broad background in the field, is preferred, although a Master's Degree would be sufficient for the rank of Visiting Lecturer. A strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, possibly including courses for non-majors, is required. Salary: Minimum salary $38,000 (Lecturer) with excellent benefits. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials received by April 15, 2011 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to and submit cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 letters of reference. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Project Director at U Maine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE) at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of Project Operations Director for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, an innovative, multi-million dollar, research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation for five years. The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership brings together University of Maine faculty, staff and students, approximately 50 Maine schools, and Maine non-profits involved in STEM education to target the improvement of teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the recruitment, preparation and retention of science and mathematics teachers. More information about the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership can be found at

VAP at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Department of Physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Prescott, Arizona, is seeking applications for a 9 month, non-tenure track teaching position, starting August 16, 2011. Responsibilities will include managing/teaching the lower division physics labs and teaching undergraduate physics courses. Essential requirements are a M.S. or Ph.D. in physics, a passion for undergraduate education and the desire to make an outstanding contribution to a campus that is nationally recognized for teaching excellence in aviation and aerospace education. Interested candidates can apply by uploading a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophies that include details of prior teaching experience, and contact information of 3 references to:

VAP at Manchester College

Manchester College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics. The position is a one-year sabbatical replacement and will teach introductory courses for science and non-science majors as well as advanced courses for physics majors. The introductory and advanced courses both include lab components. Expertise in astronomy is preferred, but all specializations will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts institution. An earned Doctorate in Physics, Astronomy or related field or completion of doctoral dissertation defense by the time of the appointment is preferred. Applicants should submit a current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be considered immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information and how to apply see

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Curriculum Development Position at UT Austin

Purpose of position:
To support the curricular transformation of undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and/or statistics in the College of Natural Sciences.

Essential functions:
Develop on-line instructional media, learning modules and assignments in Quest, the College's course management system, to meet the learning objectives of the course. Work with departmental faculty to design, implement and assess instructional objectives, activities and assessments for large-enrollment lower division courses targeted for redesign. Help train new faculty and graduate students to utilize these resources and conduct assessment studies. Evaluate the impact of instructional redesign, utilizing performance outcomes as well as the literature on cognitive, motivational, and social dimensions of college student learning. Prepare periodic formal reports of findings and outcomes for university administrators and college faculty.
(This position is filled.)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

STEM Instructional Developer

The Center for Teaching and Learning at The University of Texas at Austin is looking for an Instructional Developer with PH.D. in Instructional Design, Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, OR a completed Ph.D. in STEM field with 5 years of experience in faculty/instructional development to advance excellence in teaching and learning through
educational assessment and research.

This position will lead advanced instructional design work in supporting the Course Transformation Program at The University of Texas at Austin, so the successful candidate will have a deep, broad, and sophisticated "bag of tricks" when it comes to assembling moment-to-moment instructional sequences in and out of the classroom.

Full job posting:

For more information, contact:
Michael Sweet, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Development, Center for Teaching and Learning
The University of Texas at Austin

Curriculum Fellow at Google

Google's Learning and Leadership Development team is dedicated to enriching the personal and professional lives of Google employees. Our staff consists of leading instructional designers who build and implement creative, educational programmes that help others improve and succeed in Google's dynamic, global environment.

The role: Curriculum Fellow

You are an excellent Science or Math teacher with experience teaching middle school or high school, with strong interest in computing and computer science. You will work on a 12-month program to help design and test curriculum that integrates computing education into K-12 STEM programs. You will work with Google products to create content, and at the core developing curriculum based on computational thinking. You are a self-motivated, creative teacher looking to broaden his/her experience through curriculum development in partnership with industry.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

VAP at Marquette University

The Physics Department at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, one year, non-tenure track position as a visiting assistant professor to begin in August 2011. The Department offers a B.S. in physics and is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching. Academic responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level courses. The ability to teach nuclear physics and modern physics laboratory is desirable.

Although the candidate will have no research responsibilities during this appointment, research is encouraged individually or in collaboration with current faculty. The Physics department at Marquette University is active in involving undergraduate students in research. Please visit the department’s website for information to learn more about programs and faculty expertise.

VAP at The College of Wooster

The Department of Physics at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2011, to teach upper and lower level physics courses and labs. Ph.D. in Physics or related fields is preferred.

Our department is an inclusive community that emphasizes cooperation over competition, resulting in high school satisfaction (AIP report June 2004) with close faculty-student interactions and mentoring. Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school outreach program. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program. Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate origin of Ph.D.s when compared with other 4-year institutions.

2 VAP at Colgate University

The Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for twovisiting assistant professor positions in physics to begin in Fall 2011. One position is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years; the second position is a one-year position. Candidates should state whether they wish to be considered for only one position or for either position.

A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required, and previous teaching experience is an advantage. We seek a person with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Academic responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level courses within the discipline as well as within Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The ability to teach electronics, optics, and/or solid state physics is desirable. Although the candidate will have no research responsibilities during this appointment, collaboration with current faculty is encouraged.

Monday, March 14, 2011

VAP at James Madison University

James Madison University invites applications for a one-year faculty position for the 2011-2012 academic year in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with an advanced degree in astronomy or physics. The department has 21 full-time faculty members and ~110 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. James Madison University is a selective, comprehensive, coeducational state university, located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Enrollment is approximately 17000. For details on applying for this position, visit

The successful candidate will teach introductory physics or physical science for non-science majors. Additional duties may include conducting general physics or introductory electronics laboratories. A demonstrated interest and ability in teaching courses relevant to the position is required. Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. To view the job posting and to apply for this position go to and reference posting number 0403928. Salary to be commensurate with experience.

Lecturer at Harvard University

The Department of Physics at Harvard University invites applications for an appointment, to begin July 1, 2011, at the level of Lecturer on Physics. The appointee will teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Specific teaching of graduate courses and seminars in physics is expected. A strong doctoral record is required. Candidates should demonstrate a promise of excellence in teaching. Applications, to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, should be sent to Bonnie Currier, The deadline for applications is April 30, 2011.

VAP at Rowan University

The Rowan University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2011, with possible renewal for a third year. We seek candidates who are interested in teaching physics at both the introductory and advanced levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the current experimental and theoretical research programs within our department. A Ph.D. degree in Physics is preferred, but ABD may be considered. Teaching experience is a plus.

VAP at Berea College

The Department of Physics at Berea College invites applicants for a one year sabbatical replacement position, beginning mid-August 2011. We seek a Ph.D. in physics who is an enthusiastic teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate physics courses, astronomy courses and general education courses. With an undergraduate program rooted in the liberal arts, Berea is distinguished by its service to students of limited economic resources and to the Appalachian region, its student labor program, its history of interracial and intercultural education, and by the number of graduates who earn higher degrees. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts of graduate and undergraduate work, a statement on teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Martin Veillette, Physics Department, CPO 2191, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. Electronic submissions accepted at: Review of applications will begin April 18, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. More information about Berea College and the physics department is available at and at http://www.physics.berea.ed

Research Associate at King's College

Research Associate (50% fte)
King's College London - Department of Education and Professional Studies
The INQUIRE ('Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future') Project Post-Doctoral
Fixed Term Contract

The Science and Technology Education Group at King's has an international reputation for its research. We are looking for an exceptional person for a part-time post-doctoral research associate (0.5 fte) position. The RA is required from May 1, 2011 until November 30, 2013 to work on the newly-funded EC project 'Inquiry-based teacher training for a sustainable future (INQUIRE)'. We are primarily interested in appointing a person with experience and expertise in any or all of the following areas: inquiry-based science education; science teacher education; science education in botanic gardens; education for sustainability; environmental education.

Three postdocs at UMaine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine seeks applicants for three postdoctoral positions in physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, Earth sciences).Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, science education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record in discipline-based education research; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an interdisciplinary background.The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program. This position provides opportunities for mentored teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and curriculum work, and all aspects of research.

The positions are twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date and possible renewal for a second year. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of up to three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of at least three referees to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, please see and .Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. /The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer./

Ed note: The email address for these 3 positions has changed from when we posted as a rumor. Please note new email:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Postdoc at Clemson University

PostDoc (Research Associate) in Physics/Engineering Education

Institution: Clemson University, Department of Engineering & Science Education, College of Engineering & Science, Clemson, South Carolina

Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Description: The Physics Education Research group in the Department of Engineering & Science Education at Clemson University seeks a Research Associate (postdoc) in physics education, engineering education, science education or closely related field starting July 2011. The position is allotted for work on two NSF funded research projects: (i) qualitative case studies of high school physics teachers who are effective in promoting the physics identity development of their students and (ii) a large scale quantitative study focusing on identifying factors in high school science classes that impact career choices, particularly for female students. A major focus of the second project is how sustainability-related issues can be incorporated into mainstream physics classes such that students become more motivated towards careers which can address these issues. More information about the PER group at Clemson can be found at:

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to 1) travel with other team members to conduct classroom observations and interviews across the country, 2) coordinate team members, logistics, and data collection for the large-scale quantitative study, 3) analyze collected data, and 4) present/publish findings.

Eligibility: We will consider PhD graduates with expertise in physics education research, STEM education research (with strong physics, chemistry, or engineering content background), or traditional areas of STEM research who have experience in conducting education research.

Application: Please electronically submit a letter of interest, CV, brief statement of research interests, 1-2 publication reprints, and names of 3 references to Zahra Hazari (

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoc at Oregon State

Postdoctoral Scholar Position
Paradigms in Physics Group
Physics Education Research

The Paradigms in Physics group at Oregon State University invites
applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position involving the
evaluation and dissemination of our novel upper-division curricular
materials. The successful candidate will teach one upper-division
course per term using materials developed by the Paradigms program. The
successful candidate will also work with the Paradigms in Physics team
to: conduct research on the effects of Paradigms curricular materials on
student understanding of E & M or quantum mechanics; and/or conduct
research on student changes in metacognition and epistemology; and/or
write/design web and textbook materials for the dissemination of the
Paradigms curriculum.

The appointment is for one year with a possible renewal for a second
year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The starting
date of the appointment is September 15, 2011, but this date is somewhat

Adjunct Positions at Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is looking for part-time instructors to teach a physical science course in the evenings. The instructor may choose to teach at either the Charlotte or the Belmont campus. If interested please send your resume to Rajive Tiwari at

Postdoc in STEM Ed at Michigan State University

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in STEM Education at Michigan State University (Posting # 4474)

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group ( at Michigan State University seeks two candidates to fill two one-year (with a possible second year) Research Associate positions in the field of college science / engineering teaching and learning. We are an interdisciplinary team (from Biology, Genetics, Geology, Education, Engineering, Statistics, and Linguistics) exploring computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.

We are expanding our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Natural Science, Engineering, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

Postdoc with MIT-SUTD Collaboration

The MIT-SUTD Collaboration Office is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Associate who can assist the Collaboration Director. The MIT-SUTD Collaboration is a part of a unique initiative to help start a new university in Singapore, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). As part of this project, MIT will be developing SUTD's curriculum and assisting SUTD with its implementation and delivery during its initial years. SUTD and MIT have also created a joint research center, the Singapore-MIT International Design Center, with dedicated facilities at both universities.

Reporting to Collaboration Director, the postdoctoral associate will be responsible for coordinating the creation and delivery of the overall university curriculum. As a key stakeholder within a highly collaborative team, the postdoctoral associate will have the overarching responsibility of coordinating the various stakeholders to ensure the integrity, timeliness, and excellence of the final product as well as provide critical input to the Collaboration Director on the latest thinking regarding curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering. This is an ideal position for a postdoc with prior curriculum development and teaching experience. The postdoctoral associate should be cognizant of current thinking and trends in curriculum development and instructional design in science and engineering as well as experience in the implementation of findings from educational research into the development of curriculum and instruction in the classroom.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Teaching fellowship at University of Liverpool

[Editor's note: From the detailed job description it appears that this teaching fellowship is equivalent to a full-time lecture position.]

£30,747 - £35,646
You will undertake a range of teaching duties in Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. Responsibilities will include the development, co-ordination and overseeing of undergraduate laboratory courses, lectures and the running of workshops and tutorials. You will liaise with other teaching and academic staff to ensure the coherence of the Degree programmes in the subjects listed and be expected to drive the development of new teaching materials and sessions across all subject areas. You will have (or expect to obtain) a PhD in Physics, Chemistry or Environmental Sciences or have a degree in Physics, Chemistry or Environmental Sciences with appropriate work experience and a professional teaching qualification.

Job Ref: A-574341/JAC Closing date : 1 April 2011 For full details, or to request an application pack, visit or e-mail

Sunday, March 6, 2011

VAP at College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic seeks a visiting faculty member in Physics and Mathematics. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for an additional year. The anticipated start date is August, 2011.

The visiting faculty member will be expected to develop and teach introductory and intermediate classes in math and/or physics, supervise independent studies and senior projects, and contribute to college governance and service. The visiting faculty member will be one of only two professors in math/physics at the college. Courses offered should appeal to students who are focusing in the sciences, as well as those whose primary areas of interest lie elsewhere. The ability to engage a wide range of students is essential. We seek candidates who are interested in developing novel and creative ways to teach physics and math to motivated undergraduates.

Non-TT at Nagoya University

The Global 30 International Programs of Nagoya University Fundamental and Applied Physics Program seeks to fill two full-time, non-tenure-track, Associate or Full Professor positions. One of the successful candidates will work in Graduate School of Science (Department of Physics) and the other will work in Graduate School of Engineering (Department of Applied Physics). They will teach maximum 8 courses* per year each, including possible evening and weekend classes. As a full-time faculty, they will be expected to hold office hours, provide academic advising for students and perform the normal duties associated with teaching. (*In Japan one course is equivalent to one 90 minute lecture per week for 15 weeks) The initial contract will be starting on September 1, 2011, and terminating on August 31, 2014. On October 1, 2011, the first international course students will be entering, and the teaching will be starting then. Contingent upon job performance, the contract may be renewable for an additional three-year term.

Salary: JPY 5,500,000-10,000,000/year (all inclusive, such as taxes, health insurance, daily commuting expenses, etc.); commensurate with qualifications and experience, based upon institutional policy. We will also take account of the research experience as a condition of employment. For the detail, see the webpage: Name of Contact: Junichiro or Yahachi Saito -

Lecturer at Coastal Carolina University

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a teaching position in Physics and/or Astronomy to begin Fall 2011. We seek an individual with a commitment to quality undergraduate education and with knowledge of current effective Physics educational practices. Teaching assignments will be in the introductory level courses. Applicants qualified with a Master's degree including 18 hours in Physics and or Astronomy, or a Ph.D. in Physics or related field are encouraged to apply.

TT at Utah Valley University

The Utah Valley University (UVU) Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics, with a specialty in medical physics, health physics or biophysics at the assistant professor level beginning 1 July 2011. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in physics. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching across the physics curriculum at the undergraduate level. Typical teaching loads are 12 credit hours/semester. Preference will be given, however, to the candidate who can mentor undergraduate students through research in a field of current interest. Small amounts of internal funding are available. Faculty are encouraged to develop external support. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in medical physics, health physics, or physics with experience in medical physics or biophysics. The Physics Department currently has nine full time faculty members with research interests in astrophysics, particle physics, geophysics, plasma physics, thermoacoustic physics and solid state physics. More information about the department and this position can be found at To apply, please submit an application online at Include a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching background and research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Copies of materials, and letters of recommendation may also be sent to the Physics Search Committee, Mail Stop 179, Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Pkwy., Orem, UT 84058-5999. Applications received by April 1, 2011 will receive first consideration.

Summer Instructor at Level Playing Field Institute

Summer Math and Science Honors Academy
Organization: Level Playing Field Institute
Title: Physics Instructor
Location / Dates: UC Berkeley (June 26 - Aug 7)
Reports to: Director of Academic Programs

The Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy is a five week Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) residential academic acceleration program for motivated, high school students from underrepresented populations (African-American, Latino/Hispanic, under-represented Asian and/or Pacific Islander and Native American) who show an aptitude for science and math. The student participants are recruited from underserved communities throughout the Bay Area and are selected through a competitive nomination, application and interview process. SMASH scholars maintain a balance of academic training and scientific research activities to enhance their science and mathematics knowledge and capabilities. The Academy provides accelerated classes, laboratory experiments and an introduction to a university environment. SMASH prepares students from underrepresented communities to be competitive for selective colleges and universities in STEM.

Program Officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is seeking an accomplished scientist with expertise in a biological, physical, engineering or information science domain, a passion for broad scientific inquiry and advancement, and excitement for identifying and funding emerging areas of science that foster transformative discoveries.

The Foundation’s Science Program seeks to make a significant impact on the development of provocative, transformative scientific research, and increase knowledge in emerging fields by investing in the work of researchers and organizations at the frontiers of science. The Science Program supports fundamental research and engineering across the life, physical,engineering and information sciences. In addition to funding long-term initiatives, grant dollars are allocated to special and opportunistic science projects with a potential for high impact. Additional information can be found at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Senior Lecturer at Jubail University College

Jubail University College invites suitably qualified FEMALE and MALE candidates to apply for the positions of senior lecturer and lecturer in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. These subjects would be taught as part of the following majors: Engineering, Computer Science, Interior Design, Business Administration and MIS. For the senior lecturer post, the successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. and for lecturer an M.Sc.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Postdoc at University of Colorado, Boulder

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (post-doctoral Teaching Fellow) in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The position is part of the Science Education Initiative (SEI) at CU-Boulder, a program focused on the enhancement of teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses. The successful candidate for the current position will work primarily with our middle-division classical mechanics and math methods course. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, possess a strong commitment to science education, have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills, and be interested in student learning. Familiarity with current pedagogy research and assessment techniques or experience in physics education research is not required, but is advantageous.

(This position is now filled)

Post-doc at UT Dallas

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks postdoctoral research fellows with backgrounds in science and/or mathematics education research. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in a relevant science or mathematics education field, a desire to work with large digital education data sets, and experience in collaborating with other researchers. Fellows who have a desire to conduct research regarding K-12 STEM education is required. This may include STEM teacher education research, STEM assessment research, or STEM content research as it relates to precollege students. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interfaces with existing research projects or that cross disciplinary lines.

The direct link to the solicitation and the on-line application is:

For more information you may also contact Dr. Hanegan through the contact information below.

Nikki L. Hanegan, Ph. D.

Department of Science and Mathematics Education

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The University of Texas at Dallas

800 W Campbell Road, FN 33

Richardson, TX 75080

OFFICE: (972) 883-2498

FAX: (972) 883-6796

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

VAP at Dickinson College

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA anticipates the availability of a leave replacement position for the 2011/12 academic year and invites applications.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching. The department is particularly interested in applicants who would welcome teaching introductory courses in both physics and astronomy, and who have an interest in involving students in their research.

Multiple VAP at St. Olaf College

The St. Olaf College Physics Department is seeking to fill three 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions for Academic Year 2011-2012: two of these are full-time positions (1.0 FTE) and the third is a part-time position (0.33 FTE).

Primary Responsibilities (each position): Teach a combination of lecture and laboratory courses in physics with a load of 6 course equivalents for the full-time position and 2 course equivalents for the part-time position. Potential audiences include physics majors, math and other science majors, and students seeking to satisfy a General Education requirement in Natural Science.

VAP at St. Mary's College of California

The Physics and Astronomy Department of Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a visiting assistant professor beginning in August 2011. This is a two-year appointment, renewable for one additional year.

We seek an individual who is committed to excellent teaching, able to teach a wide range of undergraduate physics classes, and interested in developing courses and projects in applied or engineering physics.

• PhD in physics or closely related field is required.
• Prior teaching or engineering experience is desirable

Salary and benefits are competitive and subject to the availability of funding sources. Please visit our website at for complete job and application details. This position closes on March 17, 2011. Saint Mary's College of California is an equal opportunity employer.