Monday, July 25, 2011

Postdoc at the University of Washington

The Physics Education Group in the Physics Department at the University of Washington is
seeking a postdoctoral research associate to begin mid-September 2011 or later. Candidates must
have a Ph.D. in physics and a committed interest in research on the learning and teaching of
physics. Experience in physics education research and in the preparation of precollege teachers
is desirable. Interested persons should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names of three
referees to Prof. Lillian C. McDermott, University of Washington, Dept. of Physics, Box
351560, Seattle WA 98195-1560. If you intend to apply, please indicate that with an email
response as well to The University of Washington is building a
culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority
candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

[Ed. note: This position is no longer accepting applications.]

Senior Learning Skills Counselor at UC Davis

Senior Learning Skills Counselor at UC Davis (Physics/math)

The Student Academic Success Center is a large, multi-program Student Affairs department, providing essential services, programs, and information for UC Davis students. Programs include: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, Reentry and Transfer Student Services, Veterans Affairs (VA), TRiO Scholars Program, tutoring, retention, study skills, mathematics, science, writing/ESL, MURALS, and Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Advising. In addition, it employs over 150 students as peer advisers, tutors, readers and proctors.

Conduct workshops and classes primarily in physics and math as assigned; assist students during drop-in tutoring and office hours. Under direction, evaluate EOP/SAA student needs in relation to physics and math skills. Plan and develop course curricula in conjunction with regular sections of subject area courses. Plan and develop diagnostic and evaluative tests as needed. Conduct research related to student outcomes and submit quarterly and/or yearly reports on student performance and related research.

Professorships at South University of Science and Technology

Hiring Chair Professors, Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors at South University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) Shenzhen, China. The South University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) invites applications and nominations for all ranks of tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the Division of Science and the Division of Engineering. SUSTC is a public institution funded by the municipal of Shenzhen, a special economic zone city in southern China.

VAP at University of Minnesota, Morris

The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, one-year position in physics beginning August 15, 2011. The responsibilities will include teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses including circuits and electronics.

Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree in physics by August 15, 2011. Ph.D. in physics is preferred. Experience teaching undergraduate physics is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable).

TT at Grinnell College

GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position, Department of Physics, starting Fall 2012. Assistant Professor (PhD in physics, astronomy or a closely related field completed by the start of the position required). Postdoctoral experience preferred. The physics department has seven faculty members with active research programs; for more information see The department graduates on average 15 physics majors per year, nearly one-half of whom are women or under-represented minorities. Teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters, with a lab counting as half a course. The successful candidate is expected at teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice). For full description and application instructions, please go to Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Sujeev Wickramasekara, at [] or 641-269-3172.

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs. PhD in physics, astronomy or a closely related field completed by the start of the position is required. Postdoctoral experience preferred.

Assessment Specialist at Educational Testing Service

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking experienced Teachers to join our Test Development team as Assessment Specialists. Our assessments are built on rigorous research and selected candidates will partner with a highly educated and skilled team of professionals in a dynamic atmosphere committed to advancing education. With headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a global $1.3B not for profit organization. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development. As a nonprofit corporation and an innovator in developing tests for clients in education, government and business, we are dedicated to advancing educational excellence for the communities we serve.

Assistant Editor at American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS), the publisher of Physical Review Letters and the Physical Review, seeks an Assistant Editor to join the staff of its online publication Physics ( Each week, Physics highlights top papers appearing in the APS journals with expert commentaries (Viewpoints) and editor summaries (Synopses). We are seeking a talented individual to participate in all aspects of this web publication: selecting papers, commissioning and editing commentaries, and writing. The new editor would also take a leading role in reaching new audiences for Physics and furthering the publicity of APS research. For more information and confidential inquiries contact

Test Editor at American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading research organization specializing in all aspects of education and other social policy issues as well as workforce research and analysis. Our programs aim to improve the quality of education and the workplace for all people by evaluating the effectiveness of education initiatives, conducting basic education and workforce research, and furnishing technical assistance and training at national, state, and local levels. We are currently seeking a Science Editor - Physics to join our team. This position would be part-time working approximately 20 hours per week.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Postdoc at Maryland

The UMd PERG/BERG (Physics and Biology Education Research) groups are looking for a postdoc in PER / BER at to work on a project called: "Creating a Common Thermodynamics." The idea is that students in biology and pre-med learn thermo in physics, bio, and chemistry, but they look different in each venue as a result of different (often tacit) assumptions. The project is a collaborative effort between the group at Maryland and researchers at the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, and Swarthmore College.

The ideal candidate will have:
-- a PhD in PER with experience in assessment and curriculum design
-- studied biology, chemistry, and statistical mechanics
-- an interest in interdisciplinary curriculum reform
-- a good understanding of thermodynamics
-- have "take charge" management and organizational skills.

Since the people having all these characteristics is an empty set, a good candidate should have at least a few of them.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Associate Director for Teaching and Learning at MIT

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, Teaching and Learning Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) is part of the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education. Its goals are to promote excellence in teaching and learning throughout the Institute, serve as a resource for educational innovation, and further an understanding of STEM learning at the university level. TLL’s two main functions are educational development and assessment and evaluation, and the Associate Director will work with MIT faculty, administration, and students in both these areas.

TT at Creighton University

We seek a candidate with effective communication skills who will join us in our commitment to outstanding teaching, with a particular emphasis on upper-division laboratories, such as Electronics, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Optics, or Condensed Matter. The successful candidate will also involve undergraduate students in externally-funded on-site laboratory research. Creighton, a Jesuit university committed to excellence in the liberal arts tradition, has been consistently rated as the top Master’s-granting university in the Midwest. Creighton is located in downtown Omaha, a vibrant community of 800,000 that was recently rated the sixth most livable city in the U.S. The Physics Department offers both Bachelors and Masters degrees. We have an opening for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2012. More information about our department and this position can be found at

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Assistant Directorship at Baylor University

Assistant Director for Educational Outreach and Research, CASPER (Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research), Baylor University

This position specifically supports the mission of the university by managing and directing the educational research, curriculum development and educational outreach components of CASPER and other research units as required by the CASPER director, including articulation, integration, dissemination of curriculum, administration of the Physics Circus and NSF REU/RET programs. For details and to apply, visit:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

VAP at University of Evansville

The University of Evansville’s Physics Department invites applications for a one-year appointment, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in August 2011. The successful candidate may be considered for an anticipated tenure-track appointment, expected to open in Fall, 2012.

Lecturer at Princeton University

In anticipation of possible openings, both full and part-time, the Physics Department at Princeton University is seeking applicants for non-tenure-track Lecturer positions beginning as early as September 1, 2011. Applicants with experience in teaching introductory physics are encouraged to apply. Candidates for these positions must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline. To apply for this position please log on to: There you will be asked to upload a recent CV, cover letter and contact information for three references that will be solicited to provide letters of support. Questions about these openings can be addressed to Prof. Daniel Marlow, the Associate Chair of Physics ( Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Half Time Instructor at University of New England

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of New England, Biddeford Maine, invites applications for a half time physics instructor effective September 1, 2011 to teach two sections of studio physics. Candidates must have at least a Masters in Physics or related field and have experience or training in guided inquiry techniques such as “Modeling Physics Instruction”. Electronically submit a resume, three letters of references, a statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. James Vesenka ( Search is ongoing until position is filled.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Directorship at Tufts


Job Requisition Number: 57373
Employment Status: Full-Time
Medford, Massachusetts 02155-0000
Campus: Medford/Somerville
Hours per Week: 35
Weekly Schedule: To be determined
Weeks per Year: 52
Job Family: S - Student & Academic Services

External Description:
Tufts University, MA offers an environment of both a "Research Class 1" University and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. It offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-School partnerships, teaching excellence and innovation. We seek a candidate to provide leadership and vision for its University-wide faculty development center, the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Teaching fellowship at University College London

The department invites applications for the position of Teaching Fellow in Physics and Astronomy. The main purpose of this role is undergraduate teaching. Duties would include problem-solving tutorials, laboratory/practical demonstrating, computing tuition and feedback on communications skills assignments, as well as supervision of project work. The post-holder would additionally support some administrative teaching tasks.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adjunct at Elon University

The Department of Physics at Elon University seeks applicants for an Adjunct Professor position for Fall 2011 (August 30-December 13).

The class to be covered, University Physics I, 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

Completed applications must be received by July 15, 2011 to be assured of consideration. Review will continue until the position is filled. Send 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.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Program/Research Manager at University of Northern Colorado

The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites nominations and applications for the position of Program/Research Manager, position #E99538. This is a full-time, 12-month position associated with the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative, an NSF-funded project that aims to support the advancement of women science faculty through professional and leadership development of academic deans and department chairs. The initiative focuses on a national association of deans, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, through which these development activities are offered.

The successful candidate will be a doctorally-qualified individual with an understanding of STEM gender equity issues. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available online. Screening of applications begins August 10, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.