Sunday, June 19, 2011

Associate Executive Officer at American Association of Physics Teachers

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual with excellent interpersonal skills, to serve as Associate Executive Officer (AEO). A good knowledge of physics is essential; experience with management, budgeting, and funding issues is also important. The AEO will work with Association members, officers, and staff, as well as with leaders of other physics and science societies, to foster the dissemination of physics knowledge, particularly by teaching and improved physics education. The AEO will oversee academic grants, interface with the AAPT committees and AAPT’s state and regional sections, and advise the Executive Officer on academic issues. The AEO is appointed by the Executive Board and reports to the Executive Officer.

The AEO will be in residence at the AAPT National Office in College Park, MD. This is a permanent position and the terms of the appointment, including starting date and salary, are negotiable. Nominations are encouraged.

Must be an experienced, successful physics teacher with a strong background in physics or a related discipline (Ph.D) plus a combination of management and budgeting experience and experience in writing proposals and managing grants/contracts is required. A demonstrated interest in physics education and physics education issues is desirable. The successful candidate must be willing to travel.