Monday, April 25, 2011

Instructor at Korea Science Academy

Korea Science Academy (KSA) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
(, a special high school for students gifted in mathematics and science, is looking for competent and sincere foreign teachers as follows: Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.

Eligibility: A person with a doctor’s degree, or with a master’s degree with over 5 years’ teaching and/or research experiences after MA (MS) degree. A person who is versed in English (Lectures must be taught in English.)
Preferred qualifications: A person with an official teacher’s certificate
More information here.

Lecturer or VAP at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Full-time nine-month non-tenure track visiting instructional position (lecturer or visiting assistant professor) in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the rank of Lecturer beginning August 22, 2011. The selected candidate will be expected to teach introductory undergraduate physics courses as assigned in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The selected applicant will teach approximately 12 credit hours (approximately 15 contact hours) each semester, which includes both lecture and laboratory sections. The selected candidate will be encouraged to participate in departmental activities and life, and will be welcome and encouraged to use the Department’s array of experimental equipment to further their research agenda, including a 24-inch reflecting telescope with CCD camera, a large optics table, a high-speed digital camera, and wood & metal shops. The Materials Science Center also has a large variety of available materials characterization instrumentation, including a 200 keV TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, XRF, FTIR, XRD, STM, and MBE chamber.

A Masters Degree in Physics or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required; a PhD in Physics or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is strongly preferred. Previous teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to teach introductory undergraduate physics will be considered an asset. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will also be considered an asset.

Lecturer at the University of Warwick

Senior Teaching Fellow in Maths/Physics Education
University of Warwick - Institute of Education
£36,862 - £44,016 pa (Appointments are usually made on the first point of the salary range)
12 Month Fixed Term

You will undertake teaching and administration on the Maths/Physics and professional studies elements of the Secondary PGCE, GTP and Teach First ITT programmes. You will be in possession or near completion of a PhD or equivalent and will have knowledge of UK education policy and practice developments. You will have a proven ability to teach postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes along with effective communication, presentation and training skills. Please note that this is a full vacancy however a job share will be considered.

Closing date: 18 May 2011
Interview date: 23 or 31 May 2011
More information here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

VAP at Whitman College

One-year sabbatical replacement position in Physics at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 2011. Ph.D. in Physics, or a closely related field, is required. Teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate Physics lecture and laboratory courses at both lower- and upper- levels. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings. To apply, go to, click on Faculty and select the appropriate position for application. To complete the online application you will be asked to provide contact information for three references and attach the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the online application or emailed to Patti Moss, Division III Assistant, at Deadline: review of applications will begin April 20, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Lecturer at Univ. of Central Florida

The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a lecturer position to teach both algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics courses starting in Fall 2011. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field from an accredited institution, have notable experience teaching one or more introductory physics courses, be accustomed to using multimedia teaching aids, and be interested in outreach activities with the goal of recruiting students into STEM areas. Responsibilities of this position include the training of Graduate Teaching Assistants for laboratory and studio teaching.

Interested individuals must complete an on-line application by going to: In addition to the online application applicants should also upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching and research experience and interests, and the names of three references with full contact information. Screening of applications will begin on April 15, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is available at

VAP at Hood College

Hood College Department of Chemistry and Physics is in search of an individual to join a team of educators and scholars dedicated to serving the diverse student population at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Primary functions are to plan and teach introductory physics courses in a manner that facilitates student learning. The teaching responsibilities include learning facilitation, personal and professional development, and institutional and community service, with the latter focusing on work at the department level. Doctorate degree in Physics preferred.

Please visit for more details, including a complete description of the position. Qualified candidates may apply by sending a letter specifically addressing the characteristics outlined in the job description, together with curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of references, teaching evaluations, if available, to: Mayme Kugler, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701 or via email to Review of applications will begin April 25, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at West Virginia Univ.

The Department of Physics at West Virginia University invites applications to fill one or more non-tenure-track positions at the visiting assistant professor level. The successful candidate will likely teach several sections of introductory physics and/or descriptive astronomy each semester. Opportunities to teach upper division undergraduate physics courses may also be available. The appointment will begin August 16, 2011 and continue through May 15, 2012, with additional summer teaching support possible.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in physics and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach physics at the introductory physics level. The department has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty. Active areas of research include condensed matter/solid state physics, plasma physics, applied physics, astrophysics, statistical physics, elementary particle physics, and nonlinear dynamics.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Instructor at East Central College

East Central College, a comprehensive community college located in Union, Missouri, has an anticipated opening for a full-time Physics Instructor responsible for providing effective learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory for students with diverse interests, abilities and expectations. Will teach thirty (30) semester credit hours (or the equivalent in lab, clinical, etc. hours) each academic year and maintain 10 office hours per week (as approved) for the purpose of assisting and advising students. Anticipated courses taught may consist of Physical Science, Intro to Physics, College Physics.

VAP or Visiting Instructor at Pepperdine University

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SEAVER COLLEGE OF LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCEMENT Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Physics for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics or bioengineering by July, 2011 are desired; however, exceptional applicants nearing completion of the Ph.D. degree will be considered. Candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in physics to physics, science and non-science majors. Candidates must be proficient in both written and spoken English and must demonstrate an active commitment to the university’s Christian mission (see and

Postdoc at Imperial College London

A number of highly competitive Foyle Science Scholarships available for PhD, MSc and MSCi Graduates
● Do you have, or will you have a PhD or MSc / MSCi in Physical Sciences or Engineering by August 2011?
● Are you interested in playing a pivotal role in an innovative project aimed at raising aspiration of secondary school pupils to study Physics and Chemistry?
● Are you keen to combine your creative ideas gained through research with teacher training to communicate the excitement of Science to pupils?
● Would you like to gain a teacher training qualification (PGCE)?
If yes, then the INSPIRE project will be of interest to you

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

TT at Long Island Univ. - Brooklyn

Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus is seeking applicants for a tenure track position in the physics department. The department does not offer a major in physics but provides required introductory courses for pre-med, science, pharmacy, and all liberal arts majors. We are seeking someone with a strong interest in physics education. His or her input and focus in creatively restructuring all aspects of our department offerings is essential. The candidates should have a PhD in physics and two years of introductory level physics teaching. A CV and accompanying material should be sent to

Non-TT at Ball State Univ.

Contract faculty position available August 19, 2011. Responsibilities: teaching general education physics and/or astronomy courses involving lecture and laboratory as well as upper division undergraduate and graduate level courses; conducting research at a level associated with a contract faculty position; participating in service related activities. Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in physics at the time of application; teaching experience at the college level which may include typical graduate assistantship assignments; effective communication skills in both classroom and laboratory settings. Preferred qualification: experience or interest in a current research area of the department.

Send cover letter indicating goals in research and teaching; curriculum vitae, including evidence of experience in research and teaching; transcripts; and the names and contact information for three references to: Chairperson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (
Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Friday, April 1, 2011

TT at Truman State university.

We seek a physicist and/or an astronomer who is strongly committed to quality teaching at an undergraduate institution, maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates, and participating in service to the department and the University. We are especially interested in candidates whose research specialization is in astronomy. We have a fully-equipped observatory on campus used for undergraduate research and public viewings. We are also a member of the NURO (National Undergraduate Research Observatory) consortium. Teaching expectations include introductory astronomy, introductory meteorology, and introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses. Competitive start-up funds and a shared research laboratory will be provided.

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required, except for transcripts. Electronic submission of application materials can be completed at

Postdoc at Purdue University

ADVANCE Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success (CFS) invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar.mWe are seeking a highly-motivated up-and-coming researcher to help develop and administer a series of research studies associated with increasing the number of women, particularly women of color, in faculty positions in the Colleges of Science, Technology, Agriculture and Engineering at Purdue University. This project is supported by a grant through the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE-IT Cooperative Agreement HRD-0811194 ().