Friday, September 30, 2011

TT at University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison
School of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor in Science Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Science Education. We seek a colleague who will conduct nationally recognized research and contribute to the teaching and service of our department. The position requires someone who will work effectively with teachers, both pre-service and in-service, who themselves work with diverse populations in elementary, middle, or secondary schools. The following website provides further information about the Science Education area:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

TT or T at University of Miami


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
(open rank, depending on candidate background and qualifications).

The Department of Teaching and Learning, UM School of Education, is searching for a new faculty member who specializes in the field of science education. This open rank position will be filled based on finding the best available candidate with the greatest potential for continuing long-term scholarship in the field. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals whose scholarly interests and work include attention to the concerns of urban schools, race, immigrants, English language learners, social class, gender and other forms of social-demographic diversity, broadly construed. Broad training that includes classic views of curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment in the sciences as well as more recent developments in the Learning Sciences and interest/track record in working across fields, disciplines and/or departments are desirable characteristics of our ideal candidate. This individual's work should have the potential for obtaining extramural research funding that can support the development of a chain of inquiry as well as doctoral students who would, in their own turn, enter the academy as science educators. Our ideal candidate would also have experience in K-16 science (and/or engineering) education, working with preservice and inservice science teachers, and delivering professional presentations across a broad range of audiences and interested stakeholders in science education. Knowledge of a second language is also desirable.

Monday, September 26, 2011

four Post Docs at U Texas -- Dallas

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist - Cognitive Neuroscientist in Adolescent Reasoning and Brain Development
University of Texas at Dallas

[Editors Note: Information about the other three post-docs offered in the behavioral and cognitive neurosciences can be found here:

The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas in collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Research position in Cognitive Neurosciences with a productive and innovative investigator whose research interests address brain plasticity, cognitive training and reasoning. Applicable research experience desired includes an understanding of hierarchical cognitive strategies that support higher-order reasoning processes to foster deeper understanding and strengthen overall brain function and reasoning during adolescence in daily life. Additional experience would be useful but not required in multi-modality neuroimaging platforms (electrophysiology, MR technology, PET, etc.) and genetic factors related to frontal lobe and higher order cognitive development in adolescence. The research may be applied to elucidate the emergence and treatment effects acquired during normal development and in brain injuries or psychiatric diseases such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Addictions, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Benefits include the ability to be involved with established, innovative, multidisciplinary collaborations; ability to work on research projects highly relevant to health outcomes; potential for high publication rate; high potential for innovation in research design; competitive salary and benefits; one year position, renewable for 2nd year based upon available funding, performance, and productivity. For more information on the School of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, visit:

TT at Michigan State University

The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University seeks two tenure-system faculty scholars at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels in science and/or mathematics education as part of ongoing priority initiatives in mathematics and science education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership in mathematics and science education by building on our long-standing record of excellence in research, teacher education, graduate education, and curriculum development.

The faculty in both mathematics and science education at MSU span several academic units and work collaboratively to address cross-university needs and responsibilities and work on pressing problems in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. Faculty hired for these positions will work closely with the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education (IRMSE), administered jointly by the Colleges of Education and Natural Science. The Institute provides support for faculty from mathematics and science education and the College of Natural Science to engage in collaborative research. The Institute was formed in 2010 with the goal of becoming a nationally recognized hub for research, policy and leadership in mathematics and science education, aiming to encourage and support projects that address the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at all levels.

We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in mathematics education, science education or mathematics/science teacher education, and we especially encourage applications from those with expertise in teaching and learning in urban contexts; elementary and secondary science or mathematics teacher education, global or international studies, educational policy, assessment, or early childhood mathematics or science education. Other specializations may also be acceptable. We seek individuals who have strong background knowledge in either mathematics or a science discipline. In addition, experience in the use and application of technology in education is desirable. These are academic year positions with a proposed starting date of Fall 2012. Joint appointments and other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible.

Major responsibilities. Faculty who assume these positions will conduct research, teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses, seek external funding, and participate in the doctoral program in mathematics, science and/or teacher education. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate’s experience and interest. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other faculty in ongoing projects within the College of Education, across the University, and in the K-12 community.

Qualifications. All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate including emphasis in mathematics or science education. Commensurate with rank, a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects is also expected. National leadership in mathematics or science education initiatives is desirable for individuals seeking the senior level positions; evidence of capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU is essential. A record of a commitment to excellent teaching is also desirable.

Interested persons should apply via the link at, posting number 5198. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, 2 samples of writing, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled. We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members: Professor Joseph Krajcik – Director, IRMSE & Search Committee CoChair (, Professor Raven McCrory – Search Committee CoChair (, Professor Alicia Alonzo (, Professor Angela Calabrese Barton (, Professor. Sandra Crespo (, Professor Beth Herbel-Eisenmann (, Professor Kelly Mix ( and Professor Tammy Long ( Please see the College web site ( for information about the college and IRMSE.

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Assistant Editor at American Physical Society

Editor's note: This is a reposting; the deadline has been extended.

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

TT at Harvey Mudd College

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2012. The department ( has twelve full-time members; we graduate approximately twenty physics majors each year. We seek an experimental physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current areas of research in the department include atomic physics, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy, biophysics, energy and the environment, geophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, and theoretical particle physics, including string theory. We are interested in a candidate who can either complement one of our existing areas of research or establish a new research area. For full consideration, applications should be received by 30 November 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should apply online at, where they should submit a curriculum vitæ, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in this research, and three letters of reference. Please address the cover letter to Professor Peter N. Saeta, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

TT at Oregon State University

The Physics Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of Sept 16, 2012. We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to teach physics effectively at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels. OSU is engaged in a major hiring initiative in discipline-based and education-based STEM education research, which includes a full-time, permanent Director for a new Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Education. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in doing collaborative research in this setting, and within the broader education community.

Non-TT at Coastal Carolina University

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a teaching lecturer position in Physics and Astronomy to begin Fall 2012. We seek an individual with a commitment to quality undergraduate education and with knowledge of current effective educational practices. The position will be primarily focused on astronomy, and may include lab coordination and curriculum development in astronomy. The successful candidate should also be able to teach courses in the traditional physics curriculum. This position is renewable yearly with benefits. Applicants qualified with a Master's degree including 18 hours in Physics and/or Astronomy, or a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or closely related field are encouraged to apply.

Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy

Employer: Hellman Fellowship, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location: Cambridge, MA, United States

As part of the Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has established the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy for an early-career professional with training in science or engineering who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellow will work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

The focus of the work will be on one or more of the ongoing projects under the Academy’s Initiative for Science, Engineering, and Technology to which the Hellman Fellow will contribute substantively. The mission of the Initiative is to examine, in broad terms, how the world of science and technology is evolving, how to help the public understand these changes, and how society can better adapt. The Initiative brings together scientists and public policy experts in a neutral setting, outside of the constraints of the political process.

The overall objectives of the Hellman Fellowship program are as follows:
To provide a setting and resources for an early-career professional to develop expertise on issues of science, engineering and technology policy;
To increase the cadre of young science-policy professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of science and engineering research questions with a broad understanding of their social implications; and
To increase the scale of Academy projects and studies on science, engineering, and technology.

About the Academy: Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:
Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern;
Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program; and
Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

The Academy's main headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has active programming around the United States and abroad.

Fellowship Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. Master’s degrees may be considered in the fields of engineering and computer science. The Ph.D. or Master’s degree must be conferred prior to September, 2012. Strong writing and organizational skills are desired. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.

Terms: The appointment is for a one-year term (with a possibility of renewal) to begin on or about September 1, 2012 at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application: The deadline for application is January 13, 2012. To apply, send a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in science policy, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

By Email:

By Regular Mail:
Hellman Fellowship Program
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

By Priority Mail or Other Express Services:
Hellman Fellowship Program
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
200 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143

For more information see
For a description of current projects and studies in science policy see

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Six TT at University of Colorado -- Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder
School of Education Job Opportunities
2012-2013 Faculty Positions

The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder announces six tenure track faculty positions for the 2012-2013 academic year: Associate Dean for Research, Elementary Reading-Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Quantitative Research Methods and Policy Analysis, Science Education, and Sociologist of Education.

Lecturer at John Jay College

Lecturer in Physics

Employer: Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Location: New York, NY, United States

The principle teaching responsibility of this position is the instruction and coordination of our undergraduate physics courses and laboratories, at both the algebra-based and calculus-based levels. Candidates must demonstrate extensive experience teaching physics at the college-level and developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative pedagogy informed by the science education scholarly literature. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the quality of instruction throughout the department by sharing timely strategies that emerge from the field of science education. Lastly, all faculty members are expected to support the Department and the College by serving on various academic committees and contributing to the advancement of the curriculum.

Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, John Jay College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of CUNY. The College has the largest Hispanic enrollment of any four-year college in the northeastern United States. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

Minimum qualifications are a Masters degree (or higher) in either physics or science education with at least four years of physics teaching experience. A strong physics background and some training or experience in innovative science education is required. Ideal candidates will have, or will soon be completing, a PhD or EdD in science education, an M.S. in physics or a closely-related discipline, and extensive experience in course development and innovative pedagogy. Substantial additional preference will be given to candidates with a background in forensic science and solid ideas of how forensic context and application can be incorporated into physics instruction. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and curriculum development.

To apply:
Position available for Fall 2012
All materials must be sent electronically in one email: paper applications will not be accepted.
To apply, send the following as attachments:
A cover letter expressing interest (max. 1 page),
curriculum vitae,
one or two representative research reprints,
statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 page),
and three letters of recommendation to:

Address: Lawrence Kobilinsky, Chairperson
c/o Nathan H. Lents, Deputy Chairperson

To view the official posting of this position, visit:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TT at Cal State Fullerton

The Physics Department at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on data analysis or source modeling for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and its international partners.

The successful candidate must indicate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse population of students and to curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program that includes close collaboration with the existing LIGO research group at CSUF and contributes to the development of our new Gravitational-wave Physics and Astronomy Center. The department offers both B.S. and M.S. degrees and is seeking a physicist who is able to involve undergraduate and Master’s level students in their research activities.

Two TT at San Jose State Univ.

San Jose State University has two tenure-track openings in the Department of Physics and Astronomy this fall: one for a computational astrophysicist and the other for an experimental condensed matter physicist.

Both positions require a PhD in physics (or astronomy), a demonstrated ability to perform outstanding research, and a dedication to high-quality teaching. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.

Monday, September 19, 2011

TT at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

The Department of Physics at Hobart & William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, commencing Fall 2012. We seek an experimental physicist with a genuine interest in teaching and liberal arts education, and the ability to conduct an active on-campus research program that can involve our undergraduate students. Candidates must have a doctorate in physics or a closely allied field. Any subfields within experimental physics will be considered. Candidates with both postdoctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience are preferred.

TT at Valdosta State University

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences at Valdosta State University invite applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Physics, beginning August 1, 2012. A completed PhD in Physics is required by appointment date. The successful applicant will teach lower and some upper-level physics courses. Upper-level teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate's background and experience. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Valdosta State University is a regional university within the University System of Georgia and has a diverse enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. VSU is accredited by SACS. To apply, submit a letter of application, faculty application form , curriculum vitae, and names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Edward Chatelain, Department Chair, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0055. Email submissions may be sent to For more information, phone (229) 333-5752 or email Review of applications begins November 15, 2011, and position remains open until filled.

TT at Fordham University

The Department of Physics at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in the Fall of 2012. The applicant must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in physics and engineering physics. Additionally, the ability to develop innovative courses will be considered a plus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics with post-doctoral experience and strong publication record. The successful applicant is expected to carry out a research program with the involvement of undergraduates. Current areas of research are mesoscopic physics (theory), computational physics, polymers, liquid crystals, laser physics, quantum optics, intermediate energy nuclear theory, and particle physics (chiral perturbation theory, lattice QCD). Our location in New York City provides many opportunities for collaborative research. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief plan of research, a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed to haider@fordham.eduor mailed to Search Committee, Physics Department, Fordham University, Bronx, New York 10458-9993. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2011 and will be considered until the position is filled. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.

TT at Elmhurst College

The Elmhurst College Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2012. Candidates with a Ph.D. in any experimental area will be considered. Post-doctoral experience is desired, but not essential. Excellence in the classroom is a primary requirement of the faculty; intellectual vigor, enthusiasm for "hands-on" experimental activities, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who can also initiate an active research program of experimental physics that strongly emphasizes the involvement of undergraduates. Applicants whose research is primarily computational are also invited to apply if they can ensure significant undergraduate participation in their research program. For further information on the position and application instructions, please visit Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration.

Lectureship at Central Michigan University

The Department of Physics at Central Michigan University invites applications for the Early Career Astronomy-Physics Lectureship. The ECAP Lectureship is aimed at developing excellent new teachers of Physics or Astronomy by providing teaching experience and professional development opportunities in a supportive environment where quality instruction is valued. Pending final funding approval, this is a one-year appointment beginning in January, 2012, with the possibility of appointment for a second year. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching introductory astronomy, as well as physics and/or physical science. A Ph.D. or ABD-status in physics, astronomy or a closely related field is required as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should submit their CV, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and a list of three references online at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Additional information about the Physics department may be found at Inquiries about the position should be directed to the department chair Dr. Koblar Alan Jackson at

TT at Rowan University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Rowan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of experimental biophysics or biomedical physics. We seek outstanding candidates who will be able to contribute to the development of our department’s biophysics program while interacting with our established research programs in materials science and optical science. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for collaborative and interdisciplinary projects with other departments in the sciences, engineering and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. We seek candidates who are interested in teaching physics at all levels and developing new interdisciplinary curricula and programs in biophysics. Successful candidates are expected tohave a strong record of post-doctoral research and be able to successfully compete for external funding.

Start date: 09/01/2012
Applications due: 12/15/2011
Application should include a curriculum vitae, research plans, teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation sent directly by references. Mail: Physics Department Search, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Or electronically:

Instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Editor's note: This may be a re-posting of a job originally posted on PER jobs in February 2011. The listing does not specify that it is tenure-track, but one duty is to "fulfill other standard responsibilities of tenure-track faculty members."

Responsibilities will include a range of Physics courses including calculus-based Physics, Algebra and Trigonometry-Based Physics, Technical Physics, Introductory Physics, Health Physics, and Fire Science Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and review, actively support the College and division mission, engage in committee work and service, and fulfill other standard responsibilities of tenure-track faculty members.

TT at Illinois State University

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our large and growing Physics Teacher Education (PTE) program, starting August 16, 2012, and contingent upon the availability of funds. A PhD in Physics or a closely related field is required. The successful applicant will show excellent potential for research that can involve undergraduates, demonstrated teaching skills, and a strong interest in teacher preparation. Primary teaching and service duties will be in the PTE program. Preference will be given to physics education research or research areas that complement existing department strengths, and to candidates with strong interest or demonstrated experience in PTE. Post-doctoral experience and the potential for attracting external funding are desirable. To assure full consideration, please send a letter of application, statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, and the names and affiliations of three references by November 15, 2011 to: Faculty Search Committee, 4560 Department of Physics, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 61790-4560. Visit our website at for further information.

Non-TT at Louisiana State University

Non-tenure track Instructor position(s) are available beginning as early as Spring 2012. Full-time positions are available for a term of one year; we expect one of the full-time positions to be teaching primarily astronomy classes. Part-time positions are available on a semester basis. Continuation of employment is possible, contingent on performance and the availability of adequate funding. Responsibilities: teaches undergraduate classes in astronomy, physical science, and algebra-based and calculus-based physics classes. Full-time positions normally teach four courses/semester, but one course may be replaced with equivalent number of hours of department service if approved by the department.

TT at Western Washington University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting September 2012. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in physics. Successful applicants must complement existing departmental and college-wide research, with preference given to candidates in condensed matter or materials theory. Candidates should be actively engaged in research with a strong publication record; post-doctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates. Effective communication skills and an ability to work with diverse populations are highly desired. A successful applicant will be expected to pursue an on-campus research program that will actively and sustainably involve undergraduate students, and to apply for external grant support.

Non-TT at Lewis University

Lewis University invites applications for a renewable Assistant Professor position split between the Physics and Chemistry Departments beginning in August 2012. A Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Physics or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about teaching and working with undergraduates and must be capable of teaching courses in both Physics and Chemistry, including Physical Chemistry. Lewis is looking to grow its Chemical Physics major, and the person hired to fill this position is expected to contribute to this effort. Lewis University is a Catholic and Lasallian University located 35 miles from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to Argonne National Lab. Applications must include: cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three references. Apply online at: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and will continue until position is filled.

Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire

Lecturer in Physics & Engineering (2 Year Fixed Contract)
School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences
University of Central Lancashire

Grade H: £32,751 - £37,990 (Starting salary is unlikely to exceed £32,751)

We are seeking a lecturer to provide student support for physics and engineering, including mathematics for engineering students and as year 1 tutor for physics students.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Editorship at PER Jobs

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TT or T at UMass-Dartmouth

We invite applications for a tenure or tenure-track position in STEM Education at the assistant/associate level. 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. Please submit (1) a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests and (4) name, titles, and contact information of three professional references to and hard copies to:

Office of the Dean,
School of Education, Public Policy and Civic Engagement
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA

Review of applications are underway. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minority applications are especially encouraged. Please contact Lindsey Cabral at if you have any questions. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Department at UMassDartmouth is committed to the preparation of educators who have sensitivity toward multicultural issues, an awareness of the particular concerns of urban education, knowledge of the unique needs and styles of individual learners, and a conscious knowledge of the role of schools in promoting social justice in the 21st Century.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TT at University of Puget Sound

There is an opening for a full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning Fall Term 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include: Teach both major and liberal arts physics courses, and pursue a program of research appropriate for undergraduate participation. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, complete a faculty profile and apply to the posting. The application will require the following documents: Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Research Statement. In your research statement please describe how your research program could be successfully pursued at a liberal arts institution by undergraduates.

Postdoc at Kansas State University

Kansas State University’s Physics Education Research Group at is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to perform qualitative research in student conceptual understanding and identity development. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Physics, Science Education, or related field. Candidates who have completed a dissertation in qualitative or quantitative physics or science education research will be given preference. The initial appointment will be for one year with second and third year terms contingent upon performance and funding. Successful candidate should show a commitment to serving a diverse population.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita including publications, and statements describing relevant background, interests, and relation to long-term goals to along with three letters of reference. For more information, email Eleanor Sayre ( Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2011 and continue until position is filled. EOE. Background checks required.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Postdoc at the Exploratorium


Visitor Research and Evaluation Department
Fixed-Term, .80 FTE Position

The Exploratorium is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to the public understanding of science, art, and human perception.  It has pioneered the role of museums as active teaching centers with original programming based on an interactive approach to learning.  It serves as an interdisciplinary resource for schools, universities, scientists, and artists, as well as for the public.

TT at Denison University

The Denison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor preferably starting Fall 2012, although a later start may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Ph.D. required. We are seeking candidates with outstanding potential as teachers of physics at both the beginning and advanced levels, including laboratory-based courses. The successful applicant is expected to carry out a professional research program with the involvement of undergraduates. Substantial start-up funds for research will be available, and Denison supports generous professional and family leave programs. Preference will be given to an experimentalist who will involve students in hands-on research. Denison University is a highly-selective liberal arts college of 2100 students, located in Granville, Ohio, 30 minutes from Columbus. The department consists of seven faculty, a technical assistant, and an administrative assistant. Facilities include excellent equipment for both teaching and research, first class on-site experimental labs, a link to the Ohio Supercomputer, an observatory, a planetarium, and a well-equipped machine shop. Additional information may be obtained from our web site at Applicants should submit vita, transcripts, a description of teaching interests and experience, a proposed research plan including the means for involving undergraduates, and three (3) letters of reference online at Applications received by October 15, 2011 will receive full consideration; applications may be accepted until the position is filled.

Non-TT at Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College invites applications for an entry-level faculty position in physics. This is a full-time, extended contract eligible faculty position to begin July 1, 2012. The position requires a PhD in physics or a related field (in hand by August 1, 2012).

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics lectures and labs and general education courses for non-majors. A strong interest in developing courses that complement our current offerings in Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology and/or Math is desirable. Additional responsibilities will include the direction of undergraduate research projects and providing academic advising to majors and/or first year students.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation via email. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education

Location: DC

The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking an enterprising and experienced reporter to cover the world of graduate education and the students who are aspiring to be part of the next generation of college faculty.

This reporter will cover all aspects of graduate life, from the admissions process to scholars’ early careers. He or she will write about the work and academic life of graduate students, who juggle teaching and research responsibilities that are key to supporting many core university functions.

The beat will include stories about these students’ training and education, workplace conditions, and work-life balance as well as their job prospects, postdoc positions, and career paths. Stories about graduate students and new Ph.D.’s also will serve to provide an early look at the rising ranks of faculty.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TT at California State Polytechnic University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of astronomy/astrophysics starting in the Fall of 2012. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related discipline by August 2012. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in both astronomy and physics is expected. Previous college teaching experience and evidence of independent scholarship is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish a research program involving undergraduate students. The ability to take advantage of the department’s partnership with the University of Arizona Steward Observatory created by a current NSF grant is a plus (see details The department has a large and active student body with close faculty student interactions and a history of success in obtaining funding from NSF and other external sources.

TT at Augustana College

Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin September 2012. The successful applicant will conduct research involving undergraduates, teach physics courses across the curriculum, and share responsibility for appropriate undergraduate laboratory experiences. A well-developed plan for undergraduate research that has the potential to be supported by external funding is essential. The department has 40-45 physics majors, 15-20 of which participate in undergraduate research each year. Over half of these students will continue on to graduate or professional school, while most of the rest opt for a dual-degree engineering program. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in physics or closely related field, a desire to teach across disciplinary boundaries, and a commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should be received electronically by October 24, 2011 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Application information and further details are located at Contact person: Eric Wells, email:

TT at Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Physics. Applicants, who have completed a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics or bioengineering by July, 2012, 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 physics for undergraduates majoring in physics as well as to 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 Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates capable of contributing through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

TT at University of San Francisco

The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2012. This search targets applicants with background and research interests in astrophysics and related fields. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program with active participation of undergraduate students.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/25/2011
Application Due: 12/04/2011
Type: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 USD Per Year

Requisition Number: 1436

Summary: Your initial duties will include teaching; course and/or curriculum development; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to appointment; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Responsibilities:

Supports General Education Physics classes: PHY2020, 2053C, 2054C, 2048C, 2049C. Prepares and teaches laboratory sessions, assists in the delivery of content in active learning classrooms, grades, facilitates department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with normal course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned. Engages in collaborative efforts with current FGCU faculty in Earth and Space Sciences program. This is a teaching position, but scholarly and service efforts are encouraged.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Physics or related degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physics. Demonstrated achievement or evidence of potential for excellent teaching in general physics. Talent for delivering a difficult scientific field in a creative and relevant manner to students pursuing STEM fields. Must meet the University and College criteria for appointment to the level of Instructor I.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching at the general education level. Interest and ability to make connections to the Earth & Space Sciences, Marine Science, or Environmental Studies programs. A collaborative and collegial spirit and willingness to serve at the departmental and college levels.

TT at Penn State - Hazleton, PA

Institution: Penn State - Hazleton
Location: Hazleton, PA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/24/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position in Physics, Assistant Professor, (tenure track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2012, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach two or three courses a semester (9 contact hours). Primary assignment is teaching general physics courses with lab sections for engineering and science majors using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignment also may include higher-level physics courses for the B.S. in General Engineering, alternative energy and power generation option, newly established at the campus. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students, provide career guidance, and mentor students in undergraduate research and independent study projects. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, preferably theoretical physics in any research field, completed no later than August 1, 2012. Interest in participating in the growth of the B.S. in General Engineering, alternative energy and power generation track, is desired. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

TT at Penn State - Mont Alto, PA

Institution: Penn State - Mont Alto
Location: Mont Alto, PA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/24/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Penn State Mont Alto invites applications for a faculty position in Physics, Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2012, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 contact hours) a semester including conceptual, algebra-based, and calculus-based introductory physics using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline such as astrophysics required. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. The research of current faculty members focuses on elementary particle theory, but candidates in all subfields of physics are encouraged to apply. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

TT at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Institution: Salisbury University
Location: Salisbury, MD
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/23/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The Department of Physics at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track).

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach introductory and upper level physics lectures and laboratories, involve students in undergraduate research, and engage in service activities within the department and university.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is considered essential. Ability and interest in engaging students in undergraduate research must be provided. Candidates must demonstrate an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.

Adjunct Instructor at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Institution: Ocean County College
Location: Toms River, NJ
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Philosophy
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 08/18/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
Salary: $695 USD Per Credit
Ocean County College accepts applications at all times from qualified individuals to establish a reserve pool of adjunct faculty to teach on campus in Toms River and at our various off-campus sites throughout Ocean County. At this time, we are in need for Adjunct Faculty for the following disciplines:

-Chemistry (Organic and General)
-College Algebra
-Sign Language
-Computer Graphics

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in the subject area and two years of college-level teaching experience.

Applications will only be accepted online at

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Marketing Manager for AIP

Location: NY

Marketing Manager – NY

Manage all marketing efforts to promote various products and services into the institutional/library market/channel. Work closely with sales team and publishers to develop marketing and sales strategies and programs for our products. Design marketing efforts to increase revenue, drive sales, and drive usage through retention/renewals, upsell, cross sell, development of new customers and new products. Regularly review and analyze AIP subscriptions/sales/usage data as applicable, determine trends, and provide detailed reports, analyses, and recommendations for management review. Participate in exhibit strategy, especially as it pertains to library designated products, services, and channels.

Policy Associate for AIP

Location: DC, MD

Policy Associate – MD

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Policy Associate to inform and influence the U.S. Congress and other policy makers to improve STEM, and to coordinate policy efforts among AIP and its Member Societies. While the portfolio of issues covered will be somewhat fluid, the incumbent will likely focus on STEM education (Administration policy, and Congressional authorizations and appropriations) as it relates to the AIP mission. The Policy Associate will also responsible for tracking developments in climate change and energy; representing AIP on issues that fall within his/her area of responsibility at meetings with Executive and Legislative Branch staff, and scientific society and coalition meetings. She/he will work with AIP leadership, partners, and other stakeholders to develop and implement policy outreach agendas targeted at key decision makers, and will serve as the primary policy contact on the issues for which she/he is responsible. She/he will support the gathering and dissemination of science policy information primarily through FYI, the AIP STEM policy electronic newsletter (see: The Policy Associate will have considerable opportunities to develop and implement advocacy strategies around STEM policy.

TT at Cornell University

Field: Academic
Department: Applied & Engineering Physics


The School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University is seeking applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. Consideration of applications for an associate or full professor level position may be given to exceptionally well-qualified individuals. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful independent research program and to participate effectively in the teaching of the applied physics curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research areas of interest include optics and photonics, biological physics, nanostructure science and technology, novel instrumentation methods, computational physics, renewable energy, and materials physics. However, exceptional candidates in all areas of applied physics will be given serious consideration. Prospective candidates who wish to pursue interdisciplinary research efforts are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant can expect a highly competitive level of support for the start-up of his/her research program. Considerable institutional resources are available at Cornell that can strengthen this research program and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. The successful candidate can expect to benefit from association with one or more of Cornell's interdisciplinary research centers, national facilities, and national resources, listed at Applications consisting of a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references, should be submitted on-line at An automated message will be sent to all references requesting letters. The application deadline is November 1, 2011, however we will begin reviewing and interviewing candidates before this date.