Thursday, May 26, 2011

Postdoc at University of Maryland

Postdoctoral Postion
NEXUS Project
University of Maryland

An interdisciplinary group of scientists and educators at the
University of Maryland is seeking a Postdoctoral Research
Associate to assist with an HHMI-supported project to create a
novel prototype physics course for biology majors and
pre-medical students. The course will be an introductory course
in physics, but will assume that students have had experience in
biology, chemistry, and calculus. While focusing on fundamental
physics principles and concepts, the physics will be developed
in biological contexts, both micro and macro and will develop
biologically authentic examples. The project involves
considerable negotiation among physicists, biologists, chemists,
mathematicians, and education specialists. The candidate will
be responsible for working across these disciplinary boundaries
and will be expected to help with materials development. The
candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in
developing and carrying out assessments including classroom
observations, interviews, and instrument creation. The ideal
candidate will have had experience in education research, a
strong background in physics, and some knowledge of biology and

The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for a
second and third year contingent upon funding and satisfactory
performance. The starting date of the appointment is June 1,

Interested candidates should please email a letter of
application together with a CV and the names of three references

Research Chair at University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Date Posted: May 12, 2011
Region: Ontario
Institution: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Discipline: Education
Web Link:
Apply Until: July 15, 2011

The Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair appointment. The Faculty is seeking a candidate with an international profile to provide vision and leadership in Mobile Learning and/or Educational Informatics. The successful Chair will be expected to have a research focus in the area of digital technologies and learning including the use of mobile technology for learning and how this can shape the ways in which learning can be fostered in a variety of contexts such as schools, higher education institutions, and industry, as well as for an inclusive population target. The Chair will join current faculty in the development of an emerging research group in Educational Informatics and the development of a new graduate program in Education and Digital Technology, as well as a projected undergraduate program in Adult education and Digital Technology. Candidates with collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research experience are preferred.

Instructor at West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Institution: West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Location: Paducah, KY
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/09/2011
Application Due: 06/06/2011
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
West Kentucky Community and Technical College invites applications for a full-time, 10-month contract faculty position beginning August 1, 2011. WKCTC is a comprehensive two-year institution located in Paducah, KY. The University of Kentucky College of Engineering Program in Paducah which offers degrees in chemical and mechanical engineering is also located on the campus.

Position is responsible for teaching a variety of physics and astronomy lectures and labs, including on-line courses. Course load will include, but is not limited to, Introductory Physics, University Physics, Statics, and Thermodynamics, as well as a variety of Astronomy courses. Position must work collaboratively on the development of course materials and pedagogies designed to engage students in active learning processes in preparation for acceptance to the University of Kentucky engineering program.

Faculty workloads include student advising, service on a variety of committees, community service, and various departmental activities that may include course development and evaluation, mentoring adjunct faculty, and student outcome assessment.

Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/11/2011
Type: Full Time
Organization Name: DB-Physical Science

Brief Description:
The Department of Physical Sciences at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University invites applications for a Non Tenure Track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics and supporting laboratory or project activities are particularly encouraged to apply. We expect to have this position filled for Fall 2011.

Detailed Description:
We are seeking a well qualified individual to support our academic programs. The department has one of the leading undergraduate Engineering Physics programs in the US, as well as BS Space Physics, MS Engineering Physics, and PhD Engineering Physics programs. We also offer support courses in physics, chemistry, astronomy, astrophysics, biology, and environmental science. We have been increasing our laboratory programs and we wish to strengthen our faculty capabilities.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate will have an established record of teaching. Applicants should have an MS in Physics at a minimum, a PhD would be preferred.

TT at Roger Williams University

Institution: Roger Williams University
Location: Bristol, RI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/18/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Thank you for considering Roger Williams University in your search.

About Roger Williams University:
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning, which provides the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff.

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry and Physics within Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a new tenure-track position within the Department at the rank of Assistant Professor of Physics beginning Spring 2012 or Fall 2013. At present, the physics faculty in the Department consists of one tenured full Professor and four Adjunct Faculty members.
Primary responsibilities include: teaching introductory algebra and calculus based physics, lecture and lab courses for science, engineering, and architecture majors; developing physics courses for the General Education Program; and involving undergraduates in research in any area of physics. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop the physics laboratory curriculum.

In general, all tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching; 2) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; 3) academic advising and program development and 4) institutional and/or community service.
A Ph.D. in physics is required. Evidence of successful teaching experience is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates must also present evidence of an on-going program of scholarly/creative activity.

Instructor at University of New Brunswick


Date Posted: May 20, 2011
Region: New Brunswick
Institution: University of New Brunswick
Discipline: Physics
Web Link:
Apply Until: June 30, 2011

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science, UNB Fredericton

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, invites applications for an 8-month term appointment in physics at the rank of instructor to begin September 1, 2011. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake laboratory teaching, introductory level physics and astronomy lecturing and general support for the department’s First Year teaching.

Chair and Professor at Idaho State University

Institution: Idaho State University
Location: Pocatello, ID
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/19/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Posting Number: 2011128

Job/Position Title: Chair and Professor

Department: Physics

Primary Purpose: Manage internal department tasks, scheduling, mentoring junior faculty, student matters, etc.

Guide departmental interactions with College and University.

Support departmental research/graduate education.

Lead student recruiting efforts.

Develop academic collaborations with other universities.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Physics; service at least at an associate professor level or equivalent at a national laboratory or in industry.

Preferred Qualifications: Management experience in an academic or research institution.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt; search will continue until position is filled.

Location: Pocatello

Instructor at Metropolitan Community College

Institution: Metropolitan Community College
Location: Omaha, NE
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/20/2011
Application Due: 06/12/2011
Type: Full Time
Responsible for teaching a full range of physics classes including calculus-based physics. Teach introductory engineering classes, including Statics and Electrical engineering. Matlab experience preferred. Participate collaboratively in curriculum review and development, outcomes assessment, departmental and College activities including committee work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Physics or a related discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Physics or Engineering required. Higher education/community college teaching experience preferred. May include day, evening and/or weekend classes. A teaching demonstration is required as part of the interview process. 177 day, 9-month contract. Position is contingent upon MCC Board of Governors approval. Hiring process includes a background check. Official transcripts required at the time of hire. NOTE: College degrees obtained outside the U.S. accepted only when interpreted by transcript service members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

A completed application and academic transcripts required; cover letter and resume preferred. To be guaranteed consideration, application materials must be received by Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Instructor at Ferris State University

Institution: Ferris State University
Location: Big Rapids, MI
Faculty - Science - Biology
Faculty - Science - Chemistry
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 05/20/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
The College of Arts and Sciences a Ferris State University is looking for qualified instructors for potential openings on the Big Rapids campus in one or more of the following discipline areas.

Math & Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, and Physics/Physical Sciences.

Applicants are expected to have completed a graduate degree in their field of interest, or a graduate degree in a related field with significant relevant experience in their field of interest.

To apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to

Part-time Instructor at Stonehill College

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy seeks applicants for a part-time, teaching post-doctoral position to begin in August 2011. The teaching load is one introductory or intermediate lecture course per semester plus two lab sessions of first year General Physics.

A PhD in either Physics or Engineering, teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education is required. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will not be accepted after June 27, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

VAP at Elon University

The Department of Physics at Elon University seeks applicants for a
one-year, limited-term/full-time position for the 2011-2012 academic
year. The primary responsibility will be teaching multiple sections of
algebra-based General Physics I in the fall and General Physics II in
the spring. Secondary responsibilities may include advising science
education majors as a Teacher-in-Residence and implementing other
PhysTEC key components.

An M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required for
consideration. Previous experience teaching science in high schools is
preferred but not required.

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

Completed applications must be received by June 15, 2011 to be assured
of full consideration. Review will continue until the position is
filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact
information of two references 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.

Tony Crider
Department of Physics, Chair
Elon University

Curriculum Development Position for CK-12

For anyone seeking some work over the summer, CK-12 seeks physics and chemistry writers this summer to generate free open source textbooks for physics and chemistry. Graduate internships are also available.

You can write to: for more information.

CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and globally. CK-12 aims to create an online collaborative environment to produce free and open textbooks aligned to curriculum
guidelines that can be customized for individualized needs. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the FlexBook, CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well
as provide an adaptive environment for learning. We are seeking experienced teachers and curriculum writers to develop content for high school science.

Period: ASAP through May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Postdoc at LIGO

Announcing a National Science Foundation funded postdoctoral fellowship available to study learning in informal environments at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory’s Science Education Center located in Livingston, Louisiana.

VAP at Smith College

The Smith College Physics Department seeks applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2011. Candidates should have a Ph.D in physics and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is a teaching position, but research lab space and equipment are available if desired.

TT or T at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in STEM Education

Tenured/Tenure Track
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth/Kaput Center

We invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in STEM Education at the assistant/associate level preferably beginning Fall 2011. Candidates must have a doctorate in Science Education or Mathematics Education or a related field such as Learning Sciences (ABDs near completion will be considered), as well as demonstrated evidence of excellence in research and teaching commensurate to the applicant’s level of entry. Teaching experience at grades K-12 or with diverse student populations is desirable. The position involves engaging in an active program of research, teaching primarily at the graduate level, providing service to the university, and developing partnerships in science and mathematics education across university departments and with area schools. The successful candidate will join an active research group at the Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education and will be a key academic partner in the implementation of science and mathematics teacher preparation programs and assist in the delivery of a doctoral program.

TT or T at Marquette University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education

Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in science education at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The College of Education seeks teacher-scholars with a strong academic background in biology, chemistry, and/or physics. The successful candidate will provide leadership in undergraduate, graduate, and K-12 science education through teaching and advising in science teacher preparation programs, research and publication in K-12 science education, and collaboration with university STEM faculty and local schools on grant proposals for externally funded research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start date is August 22, 2011.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Instructor at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a state-supported, selective admissions residential high school for gifted and talented students is seeking applicants for a one-year sabbatical replacement in Physics beginning in August 2011 with the possibility of renewal.

Friday, May 13, 2011

VAP at Univ. of San Diego

The Physics Department at the University of San Diego is seeking an enthusiastic teacher with a Ph.D. in physics and a strong commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts environment. The ability to work in the United States is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general physics and possibly astronomy, full time, for one academic year, beginning in the fall of 2011. The Physics Department is housed in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology, a state of the art teaching and research facility completed in 2003, and is designed for interdisciplinary efforts. Our Department has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Postdoc at UC-Berkeley

Post Doctoral Scholar
University of California, Berkeley
Visualizing to Integrate Science Understanding for All Learners (VISUAL) NSF Funded Project
Cumulative Learning using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR)

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join the Visualizing to Integrate Science Understanding for All Learners (VISUAL) and Cumulative Learning using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR) projects in science and technology education (see for more details).

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lecturer at Norwich University.

Full-time Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy, Norwich University. Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, offers a choice between cadet and civilian lifestyles to approximately 2000 students. The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time lecturer in physics and astronomy for academic year 2011-2012. Four-member department in small, independent university in rural New England seeks a physicist with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Physics faculty instruct physics majors, engineers, and students of architecture, arts and sciences. Requirements: Ph.D. with laboratory experience and research interests appropriate to student participation. For detailed information on eligibility refer to To apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV, summary of teaching and research interests and experience, names of three references, and Norwich application to Physics Professor Search, via e-mail:

VAP at Ithaca College

The Ithaca College Physics Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year sabbatical leave replacement position (with the possibility of continuation for a second year pending departmental needs) as Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2011. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year comprehensive institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. The ideal candidate will have experience dynamically engaging students as they work together in small groups within a large class, using pedagogy informed by current Physics Education Research. Responsibilities include teaching assigned courses with associated office hours, grading, and grade assignment. Faculty members are also expected to participate in activities of the physics community and the College.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics or related discipline preferred. Outstanding candidates who are ABD will also be considered. Teaching experience at the college level is expected. Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a curriculum vita and a cover letter. In addition, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be forwarded to: Beth Ellen Clark Joseph at or by US Mail to Department of Physics, Ithaca College, 261 Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about the online application process should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Review of materials will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by May 22, 2011.

Friday, May 6, 2011

TT at Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University will soon be seeking applications for a tenure-track position shared by the Department of Physics and the School of Education to begin Fall of 2012. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics or science education, extensive experience in teaching and/or teacher education, and a strong record in discipline-based education research. The successful candidate will play a key role in Seattle Pacific University's strong commitment to physics teacher education. Faculty and staff at Seattle Pacific University are committed to the University's Christian mission. Pending university approval, a formal search for this candidate will be announced during AY 2011-2012. Contact Stamatis Vokos for details.

Postdoc and Directorship at University of Colorado at Boulder

Educational Outreach Director and Postdoc in PER: University of Colorado at Boulder

The AMO Physics Frontier Center (PFC) at JILA and the Physics Education Research (PER) Group at the University of Colorado at Boulder are collaborating to support a physics education outreach program. A two-year Research Associate (postdoctoral) position is available for someone to direct the outreach efforts of the PFC and conduct research on student learning in these environments.
The position will be jointly supervised by Prof. Noah Finkelstein, from the PER Group and Prof. Eric Cornell of the PFC.
The goal of the program is to establish informal science programs with local schools serving populations that are typically underrepresented in science, collaborate with other Physics Frontier Centers, communicate current physics research to the general public and concomitantly research and evaluate these outreach programs using cutting-edge physics education research methods.
The successful applicant will be responsible for preparing graduate students and postdoctoral research assistants within JILA and the Physics Department at CU Boulder to present science activities at local middle and high schools, coordinating with teachers and administrators at local schools to establish forums for these and other outreach activities, developing methods for communicating with the public, and researching & evaluating these efforts. In addition to creating and studying outreach programs, the candidate will collaborate with other Physics Frontiers Centers to present information on these centers at national conferences and work with outreach coordinators from other centers on projects of mutual interest.

More information at:

Review begins May 15. Position starts summer (or possibly fall) 2011.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Visiting Instructor / VAP at Concordia College

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN seeks applications for a full-time 2-year fixed term position as an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in August, 2011. The candidate will teach introductory physics lecture and lab courses as well as other possible courses depending on the candidate's background and the needs of the college.

Ph.D. preferred, ABD will be considered. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and level of experience. 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. Applicants should apply online at