Monday, November 28, 2011

TT in Education at Simon Fraser University - Vancouver BC

The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University seeks
applications for the following tenure-track positions:

Science Education
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are particularly interested in applicants
who are interested in science curriculum theory and teacher development across the pre-, in-service, master’s and
doctoral levels.

Educational Leadership
The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or above, to join a dynamic team of colleagues (tenure
track and adjunct professors) to enhance the many opportunities available to develop educational leaders at all
levels of education.

All appointments are subject to final Board approval, and
will begin September 1, 2012 (or at the earliest convenience of the successful candidate). Review of applications
begins February 1, 2012.

For detailed descriptions and application procedures
on these positions, please visit

TT in Science Education at Cape Breton University


Date Posted: November 17, 2011
Region: Nova Scotia
Institution: Cape Breton University
Discipline: Education
Web Link:
Apply Until: January 31, 2012

Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s tourism centrepiece and home to rich Celtic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian culture. CBU has a reputation for small class sizes, strong community involvement, and strong internal support for faculty research. CBU delivers a sixteen-month, 60 credit Bachelor of Education (Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary Education) program and a variety of Certificates for in-service teachers, as well as an MEd (Information Technology) program in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland. CBU also delivers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees in a variety of disciplines.

The Education Department at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Education (Science) at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence August 2012 subject to budget approval. Responsibilities include teaching in Education and Science courses, research, and community service. Candidates should have (or be near completion of) a doctoral degree in Education. Post-secondary teaching experience will be considered an important asset, as will familiarity with the Nova Scotia P–12 school system. Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in Science and/or Science Education.

TT at Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

Institution: Bucknell University
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: 11/16/2011
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Summary: Tenure-track professor in Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Minimum Requirements: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or an allied field. (ABD candidates will be considered.)

Special Instructions to Applicants: The Department highly values the participation of undergraduates in its research program and maintains an active externally funded summer research program.

The Department welcomes applications from couples or partners.

Lecturer, University of West Florida - Pensacola FL

Institution: University of West Florida - UWF
Location: Pensacola, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 11/15/2011
Type: Full Time
Lecturer - Physics, Position 119720

The Department of Physics invites applications for a 12-month Lecturer position at the University of West Florida. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates must have at least a Master's degree or higher in Physics, Engineering or related field and must be able to teach upper and lower division undergraduate courses and laboratories. A strong commitment to teaching with demonstrated ability and enthusiasm in innovative methods of teaching labs and courses is required. Other principal duties will include, management of undergraduate laboratories. Lecturers are encouraged to participate in department research projects, supervision of student projects, participate and assume a leadership role in STEM related outreach activities.

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at Be prepared to attach a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and a proposed agenda regarding STEM Education reforms to their online application. Applicants should also be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three reference providers Human Resources can invite to request electronic letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 13, 2012. The search will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 8, 2012.

A Criminal background screening is required for all positions. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to respond is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF ADA Office at 1-850-473-7469 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY). Candidates from industry, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. UWF is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information
Contact: University of West Florida - UWF
Online App. Form:

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Colleges - Rice Lake WI

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges
Location: Rice Lake, WI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: 11/23/2011
Application Due: 01/05/2012
Type: Full Time
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
UW-Barron County

Do you like to teach? Are you interested in a university environment that allows you to interact with your students in small classes? How about a campus where colleagues work closely and enjoy the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary courses? Have you considered living in one of the most beautiful lake areas in the US that is also an economic, medical, and intellectual center in northwestern Wisconsin?

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Physics/Astronomy at the UW-Barron County campus.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field and evidence to conduct scholarship in physics or astronomy are required. Strong candidates will also have a background in astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience, experience in interdisciplinary or collaborative teaching, and teaching with instructional technology or distance education teaching.

Responsibilities will include a teaching load of 12 to 14 contact hours per semester in a combination of lecture and laboratory sections. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, college algebra-based and/or calculus-based physics, introductory astronomy and/or physics for the health sciences. Options to teach distance education courses and to participate in interdisciplinary or collaborative instruction may be available. As a tenure-track position, additional responsibilities include scholarly activity directed at either disciplinary research or research related to teaching within the discipline. Institutional service, community service, and student advising are also required.

TT in Educational Technology at University of Calgary


Date Posted: November 24, 2011
Region: Canada (National)
Institution: University of Calgary
Discipline: Education
Apply Until: February 01, 2012

The Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with research expertise and innovative teaching experience in the area of Educational Technology. This appointment will commence July 1, 2012, or at a mutually agreeable date.

The Faculty of Education seeks an Educational Technology leader in research and design of innovative technology enabled engaged learning environments for diverse contexts. We seek candidates with the qualifications and experience to contribute to our research and professional graduate programs in Educational Technology, as well as teach and lead through innovative, technology enabled practices in our B.Ed. program. The candidate will have expertise in theories, technologies, and design practices associated with Educational Technology and/or Instructional Design, or another discipline related to learning technologies.

Applicants must have a doctorate in Educational Technology, a strong beginning or established research and publication record, and teaching capabilities in theoretical and practical areas relating to eLearning and participatory cultures. Innovative teaching in K-12 and/or post-secondary contexts, experience with mobile, blended and online learning environments using a variety of technologies, and a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively is expected. Preference will be given to candidates with successful experience designing and studying effective learning experiences and environments for a variety of settings and contexts. Diverse experience in the design, development and integration of effective technology enabled, knowledge building and learning environments is strongly desired. Experience studying and using a range of technologies to facilitate teaching, learning and leadership is essential.

Post-Doctoral Fellow for Science Education and Computational Thinking Project at Northwestern

Northwestern University (NU) School of Education and Social Policy seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in the learning sciences. The candidate will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers involved in a newly funded initiative by the National Science Foundation's Computing Education for the 21st Century Program. The goal of this project is to develop, implement, and evaluate CT activities embedded within high school STEM courses as well as design the curriculum for a full-year CT-STEM course. This position provides opportunities for designing curricula, teacher professional development materials, and CT skills assessment tools as well as evaluating their effectiveness.

The candidate will be part of a collaborative research team involving four Northwestern faculty from three departments (computer science, learning sciences, and physics & astronomy) and three centers (OSEP, CCL, & CIERA). This is a dynamic and vibrant collaborative environment comprised of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, computer programmers, modelers and curriculum developers.

The candidate would co-supervise the work of graduate students and staff, publish research papers, contribute to grant writing and materials development, work closely with implementing schools, and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research. There will be close mentorship from the Co-PIs as well as opportunities to learn from other truly outstanding senior scholars and practitioners.

A successful candidate will have a doctorate in learning sciences or a related field (e.g., science education, computer science, etc.), strengths in research methods, have a science background, good communication skills, experience with classroom-based research, be well-organized and a strong writer. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in computational thinking (CT) education and work with middle or high school teachers and students.

Start date is as soon as possible and expected duration of the post-doctoral fellowship is two years with possibility of renewal for a third. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a sample publication and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of three references to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, please visit Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Part-time Lecturer at MIT

Title: Concourse Physics Instructor
Req Number: mit-00008215
Department: Concourse Program
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Part Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Academic
Work Shift: Schedule to be determined

PHYSICS INSTRUCTOR, Concourse (part-time, 50%), to join an interdisciplinary program in which physics, mathematics, and chemistry are integrated with the teaching of humanities. Primary responsibility will be to teach rigorous freshman physics classes in mechanics and E&M, including coordinating topics, homework sets, exams, etc., with other Concourse instructors in the sciences and humanities in order to create an integrated educational experience; and liaising with the Physics Department at MIT and with other physics instructors. Other activities will include participation in weekly seminars, advising, program review, and other activities that enhance the educational experience for students; and attending occasional social events. If the instructor has a background in mathematics, could also teach math classes.

Concourse is a learning community comprised of students (up to sixty freshman each year) and instructors who have broad intellectual interests and who wish to address fundamental questions of nature, mathematics, politics, and ethics deeply and thoughtfully.

REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in physics (Ph.D. or master's in mathematics also possible), teaching experience, and evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and education. Seek individuals who are interested in engaging broadly with the Concourse community and are committed to student learning and development. A broad interest in the Western intellectual tradition is essential. MIT-00008215

This is a temporary appointment, September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Schedule to be determined.

In addition to applying online, interested candidates should submit a CV with references to Please type 'Concourse Physics Search' in the subject line.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Postdoc at University of Minnesota

Research Associate in Physics Education

The School of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a postdoctoral research associate in physics education research. The central job duty will be to oversee development for and assessment of introductory physics laboratory simulations. In addition, other research opportunities will be available with an emphasis on problem solving.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics with a concentration in physics education research by the start date of appointment.
Preferred: A background in web-based programming is desirable.
Please apply online via the Employment System at On-line applications only will be accepted. Please provide a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, references with complete contact information.
More information at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two postdocs at University of Colorado at Boulder

The PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder has TWO postdoctoral positions available – one targeting general chemistry content at the high school and college level, and the other targeting math content at the middle school level.

The PhET Team develops interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and math, creates activities that couple with the simulations, and makes all of these resources freely available to educators and students on the web. Research is a major component of the PhET Project, and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student learning and student engagement.

Lecturer at University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico
Lecturer Position
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. Primary responsibilities include teaching three lower-division undergraduate physics or astronomy courses per semester. Duties will include the development of curriculum and teaching pedagogy for UNM’s BA/MD Combined Degree Program (, a program that serves as a diversity pipeline to the UNM medical school. Teaching will include, in particular, the algebra-based physics sequence. The start date is August 13, 2012 with classes beginning on August 20, 2012.
A Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics is required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in lower-division undergraduate classes, excellent student/peer evaluations, and a demonstrated ability to deliver lectures effectively and with enthusiasm.
All application materials, including two recommendation letters, must be received by January 1, 2012.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
Submit an application through UNM Jobs at Include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample teaching materials and student/peer evaluations, and a list of at least two references. Two letters of reference are required; please see the special instructions included in the details of the posting.

Lecturer at University of Massachusetts -- Dartmouth

Full time lecturer in Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position beginning January or September 2012. This is a renewable, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities for undergraduate laboratory and classroom teaching. Applicants must: (1) hold an earned doctorate in Physics or allied field (or a masters degree with substantial teaching experience); (2) be proficient in course content and fluent in the English language; and (3) have a strong demonstrated commitment to teaching, especially at the undergraduate level.

Postdocs at University of Uppsala

Here in Uppsala we have just opened up 3 new postdoc positions. These positions are open to all research fields represented in our Department, so it is ultra competative. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2012. Could you please help me by sharing this with anyone you know who may be interested in applying.

People who are interested should look at the official Uppsala University advertisement because applications must be submitted via the linked web page.


Directorship at University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama invites applications for the Founding Director of its Center for Integrative Studies in STEM. A joint venture among the Colleges of Education, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering, CISSTEM is intended to promote action research and innovative approaches to understanding learning in mathematics and science and the integration of educational practices in the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate and be eligible for appointment to the faculty in the College of Education at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with previous experience and qualifications in one of the disciplines represented within the College. The successful applicant will have: an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including refereed publications and external funding; teaching and administrative experience at the university or school level; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across colleges and in partnership with school districts and local business and community organizations; and excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in one or more of the STEM disciplines

Monday, November 21, 2011

TT or T at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

The College is seeking an outstanding faculty member with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts environment to join us as of September 1, 2012. A hands-on experimentalist is preferred. An interest or background in the areas of energy/sustainability, optics, materials, or condensed matter physics is desirable. Candidates with a background or interest in other areas of physics will also be considered. Doctoral degree in Physics by September 1, 2012 is required and post-doctoral experience would be a plus. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop a research program supported by external grants and fostering faculty-mentored student collaboration. The College provides several competitive internal grant programs to provide project initiation. Teaching load is normally 12 hours/semester, with most courses carrying 4 - 6 hours of teaching credit. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the teaching of introductory and advanced level physics courses and accompanying laboratories, developing courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as participation in the College’s General Studies offerings. Academic experiences by the candidate with culturally diverse populations are desired. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Screening will begin in early January and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a resume, brief statements about your teaching and learning philosophy, and your research interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dean Dennis Weiss, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AA 78, 101 Vera King Ferris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.

TT at Arkansas State University

The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Arkansas State University seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a tenure-track position in physics beginning no later than Fall 2012.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics, contribute to the teaching mission of the department, demonstrate skills necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary research expertise of the Department and College, develop an independent externally funded research program involving students, and contribute to the service activities of the Department, College, and University. The appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level, however candidates with evidence of success in establishing and sustaining an externally funded research program will be considered at the Associate Professor level.

Applicants are requested to electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references to (position F00276). Review of completed applications will begin December 16, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Requests for further information regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Bin Zhang,

TT at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

The Department of Physics at Hobart & William Smith Colleges invites applications for a new tenure track position in Astronomy at the Assistant Professor level, anticipated to begin Fall 2012. We seek an individual who has a genuine interest in teaching and liberal arts education, and who will conduct an active research program that will involve our undergraduate students. Candidates in any subfields of astronomy and astrophysics will be considered. Candidates should have a doctorate in astronomy, physics, or a closely allied field. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in astronomy, the broader physics department curriculum, and the Colleges’ general curriculum. Candidates with postdoctoral research experience and college-level teaching experience are preferred. (Please note that this job is distinct from the experimental physics position advertised earlier this year.)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications should include a CV; a statement describing the research interests of the candidate, including projects that could engage undergraduate students; and a statement describing the candidate's approach to teaching. Candidates should also arrange to have three or more letters of reference sent on their behalf that will help us assess the candidate's teaching ability and research potential. Review of applications will begin in early January 2012, and will continue until we have filled the position. Applications should be sent to: Astronomy Search Committee Chair, Department of Physics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. EOE. If necessary, application materials (PDF or text format only) may be sent to

Professorship at New York University Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for Professor of Practice in the Physics program. The initial appointment can be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. The emphasis of the position is the instruction of undergraduate students. We encourage applications from candidates with outstanding pedagogical backgrounds and teaching experience. The successful applicant will also be expected to become involved in research with undergraduate students; funds will be made available for this purpose. The initial appointment is for a period of 3 years with the possibility of renewal.

The terms of employment are highly competitive and include subsidies for housing and for education of children and dependents. NYUAD faculty also may spend time at NYU in New York City and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching. The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2012, but could be postponed until September 1, 2013.

TT or T at Susquehanna University

The Department of Physics at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level for the 2012-13 academic year. We are seeking an excellent teacher of physics with a research program in astrophysics or experimental physics that can include work with undergraduate students. The teaching duties may include introductory courses in astronomy, general physics, and electronics as well as upper level electives in the physics major.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching objectives and research interests, three letters of reference and a current email address. Application materials should be sent electronically to Dr. Jeff Graham, Chair, at If submitted by U.S. postal service, send to Audrey Eroh, Physics Search Committee, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

TT at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

The Physics Department at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective August 2012.

Responsibilities include: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced Physics courses. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include scholarship, student advising, and departmental and university service.
Required Qualifications: A Ph. D. in Physics or Engineering and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, including courses for non-majors, is required, as is a commitment to mentor undergraduate research.
Preferred Qualifications: Biophysics or Engineering preferred.
Salary: $45,000 per year minimum, plus excellent benefits.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by December 30, 2011 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to and include cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 current letters of reference. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2 TT positions in Science, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics Education at FIU

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY seeks applicants for TWO faculty positions in TEACHER EDUCATION to begin Fall 2012, including (1) an open-rank position in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field and (2) an Assistant Professor position in Science, Chemistry, or Physics Education. FIU is committed to innovation in STEM education and the successful candidates will have the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary faculty team. Both openings are joint positions between the Department of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education and the appropriate disciplinary department in the College of Arts & Sciences. The tenure home will be in Education or Arts & Sciences depending on the candidate’s credentials. Evidence of reform-based university teaching experience in math and/or science education is strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to research in mathematics or science education is expected; grant procurement commensurate with level of position and experience is recommended. Evidence of experience with culturally and linguistically diverse students, commitment to mentoring graduate students and/or experience working with public schools and/or other community agencies is preferred. Interested candidates should apply online at and reference the position number. Please include a vita, recent publications or reprints, contact information for three potential references, and a letter describing research interests. Review of applications will begin November 28 and continue until the positions are filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida, currently serving a diverse population of over 40,000 students, and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

1) Mathematics Education (open rank, Position No. 35050): An earned doctorate in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field with extensive background in teaching both mathematics and mathematics education courses is required. Address inquiries to Prof. Maria Fernandez, Chair, Search Committee,

2) Science Education (Assistant Professor, Position No. 35553). An earned doctorate in Science Education or a related field is required; experience in teaching both science education courses and chemistry or physics courses is preferred. Address inquiries to Prof. George O’Brien, Chair, Search Committee,

Monday, November 14, 2011

TT at Rocky Mountain College

Rocky Mountain College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physics to begin August 2012. The successful candidate must be committed to both excellent teaching and contributing to the growth of the physics program. Classes taught will range from entry level to upper level undergraduate. A PhD in Physics is required for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average course load of 12 credits each semester for the first year. In subsequent years the successful candidate will pursue a program of research appropriate for undergraduate participation and teach 9 credits in addition to a 3 credit undergraduate research program each semester.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adjunct at Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College in Sanford needs adjuncts who have a Master degree with 18 graduate hours of physics to work as adjunct instructors. If you are interested contact Lisa Knight at

2 Adjunct Positions at Elon University

The Department of Physics at Elon University seeks applicants for two Adjunct Professor positions for the 2012 Spring semester (January 31 to May 15).

The first class to be covered, Conceptual Physics, meets two afternoon per week from 3:35 to 5:15 PM on Monday and Wednesday. This is a course for non-majors and commonly uses Conceptual Physics by Hewitt or How Things Work by Bloomfield as a textbook.

The second class to be covered, University Physics II, 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

To apply, please send a 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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Non-TT at College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a Physics Laboratory Instructor. This full-time, 9-month, non-tenure position is available for the 2012-2013 academic year and may be renewed annually. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty teaching lecture sections to choose experiments, delivering pre-lab lectures, supervising teaching assistants, preparation and set-up of experiments, maintaining records of student lab grades, working with physical science faculty to manage equipment and supplies and contributing to and participating in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of college diversity goals. M.S. in Physics or Physics Education is required.

TT at Lynchburg College

The Physics Program of Lynchburg College invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August, 2012. A doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required; post doctoral experience (research and/or teaching) is a plus. We seek an astronomer or astrophysicist who will teach introductory astronomy courses and an occasional physics course, develop a research program suitable for undergraduates, and, depending on future enrollment, develop an astrophysics emphasis in our physics major. We recently opened a new observatory about 45 minutes from campus, featuring a 20-in Truss Ritchey-Chr├ętien telescope and six Celestron CPC 800 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Our observatory serves us in three ways: teaching facility, research facility, and service facility (Open Houses, alumni events, etc.). For additional information on the physics program, please visit: Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the College. Interested applicants should send a letter of application with position number, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, name and contact information for references, and copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Desi Justis, Physics Search, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501. E-mail applications will be accepted in MS Word or PDF format sent to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lecturer at University of Toronto

Lecturer - 1101044
Closing Date: January 9, 2012
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and with proven excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make a strong contribution to our undergraduate program by coordinating and supervising undergraduate labs, teaching lecture courses, training and mentoring teaching assistants, participating in outreach activities, supervising undergraduate research projects and implementing innovative teaching methods.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For details of these and other career opportunities, visit

Monday, November 7, 2011

TT at Millersville University

The Department of Physics at Millersville University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2012. The Department of Physics, in the School of Science and Mathematics, is comprised of seven full-time faculty members, one regular part-time faculty, a laboratory technician and a half-time secretary. The Department serves about 800 students annually and has graduated an average of nine physics majors each year for the past 10 years. The department offers nine programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in traditional physics, cooperative engineering and physics education. The department is housed in a 10,000 square-foot renovated science complex. Additional information about the department can be found at

Required: PhD in experimental physics, demonstrated record of excellence in teaching undergraduate physics and research interests that can involve senior physics majors. For complete list of duties, qualifications and required application materials and to apply, go to and create a faculty application. Full consideration given to applications received by December 20, 2011. Contact Sean Hendrick, 717-872-3412, with additional questions. An EO/AA Institution.

TT at Oberlin College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning with the fall semester of 2012, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

We seek a specialist in computational physics, broadly conceived. The incumbent will teach a wide range of undergraduate physics courses (at the standard teaching load on campus) for both science and non-science majors and will develop an on-campus research program involving undergraduates. We expect that this person will contribute to an active cross-departmental modeling initiative. The College possesses a 140-processor, 64-bit Beowulf cluster that is available on an internally competed basis, and we have access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

TT at Norwich University

The Department of Physics at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, starting August 2012. Four-member department in small, independent university in rural New England seeks a Ph.D. with laboratory experience and research interests appropriate to undergraduate participation. Candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Norwich University offers a choice between cadet and civilian lifestyles to approximately 2000 students. Physics faculty instruct physics majors, engineers, and students of architecture, arts and sciences. To apply, please submit a summary of teaching and research interests and experience with resume and names of three references to Physics Faculty Search via e-mail: Review of applications will begin January 16, 2012.

TT at Ripon College

Ripon College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in August 2012. Ph.D. in physics or a related field required. Successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate physics courses including introductory physics, astronomy and astrophysics, modern physics, electricity and magnetism, and non-science major courses as well as develop a research program that includes mentorship of undergraduate research. Expertise in experimental or applied physics preferred.

Applicants should send a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Sarah Desotell, Department of Physics, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI, 54971. Review of applications begins January 9, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

TT at Drew University

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for a tenure-track position, pending budget approval, beginning September 2012. Ph.D. in physics required. The candidate should have strong interest in all levels of undergraduate physics teaching in a liberal arts setting, including courses for non-scientists. The four-member department seeks candidates who can establish an independent on-campus experimental research program in a small college environment, involving undergraduate students. Lab space and significant start-up funds are available. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Drew’s growing environmental science program. See for additional departmental and college information.

By January 16, 2012, please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan (with budget) including how students can be involved, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference electronically to:, or by regular mail to: Drew University, Physics Search Committee, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. At least one recommendation letter must supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience. To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Homeland Security regulations, it is preferred that successful applicants be legally able to work in the US.

TT at Concordia College

Concordia College at Moorhead, MN invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics beginning August 2012. The successful applicant will be expected to teach physics lecture and laboratory courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and conduct research involving undergraduates. The successful applicant must demonstrate a well-developed plan for undergraduate research that has the potential to be supported by external funding. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in physics or closely related field by the start of the appointment. 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. Apply at

TT at Univ. of West Florida

The University of West Florida Department of Physics ( invites applicants for a 9-month tenure earning Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2012 (Position # 106000) pending funding. The candidate must have a PhD degree in Physics or a related field. Teaching assignments will include a variety of undergraduate courses in face-to-face, video-conference, and online environments. Other duties will also include research, advising, and service. Candidate is expected to participate and take a role in outreach activities geared towards increasing the enrollment of the department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Apply online at Applicants must attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a proposed research agenda to their online application. Applicants should be prepared to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) reference providers we may contact for confidential letters of recommendation and official transcripts to Selection Committee Chair.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

TT at Oregon State Univ.

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. Oregon State University, which has the top Carnegie Research University classification of RU/VH (very high research activity), is a Land Grant institution and has strong programs in the physical sciences, the life sciences, and engineering. Please visit for more information.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chair at Illinois Institute of Technology

Department Chair, Mathematics and Science Education
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a distinguished scholar, teacher and leader as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Science Education in IIT’s College of Science and Letters. The Mathematics and Science Education Department (MSED) strongly emphasizes a research-based approach to discipline-specific teacher education. MSED provides preservice programs in secondary mathematics and science teaching, MS degrees for inservice teachers, and PhD degrees for mathematics/science educators. The department is currently comprised of five faculty members; two science educators, one informal/science educator, and two mathematics educators. With modest growth on this base, MSED is well positioned in science and informal education, and is poised to develop its mathematics and STEM education potential. IIT is an urban STEM focused institution with a mission to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation. All MSED faculty collaborate with teachers and schools, as well as colleagues throughout IIT, making it a unique and exciting place for research, teaching, and scholarship. Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a record of distinguished research and educational achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references by December 1, 2011. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Christopher White, Chair, Department of Physics at 312-567-3734 or

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Center Director at Iowa State University

Associate or Full Professor in Math or Science Education
Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Education
Iowa State University

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a senior leader as a Professor or Associate Professor in Mathematics or Science Education beginning in August 2012 whose scholarship focuses upon issues in science and/or mathematics teacher education. As a portion of his/her appointment, this person will serve as ISU’s Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CESMEE), an established team of science educators, math educators, PreK-14 educators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers ( This team is firmly committed to STEM teacher education, teaching and learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong history of collaborative scholarship, external grant funding, and commitment to improving STEM education. The CESMEE Director will have a tenure home in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), with his/her faculty responsibilities divided between teaching, research, service, and outreach

Assessment & Curriculum Manager - Cali State, Monterey Bay

Assessment & Curriculum Manager
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)
California State University, Monterey Bay
Job #: FP2011-380

Bringing an extensive knowledge of education research, evaluation, and assessment in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, the Assessment and Curriculum Manager will guide and assess UROC's efforts in research-based learning and undergraduate research programming. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of UROC, the Manager will have three primary responsibilities: oversight of UROC-related curriculum (both formal and informal); designing and implementing UROC's research and evaluation agenda at the student, course, and program levels; and disseminating UROC's findings to the broader undergraduate research community through conference presentations and scholarly journals. The Manager will also work closely with staff and faculty to design, develop, and implement program activities.

Post-Doc at UC Berkeley

Postdoctoral Scholar
Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) Project &
Cumulative Learning Using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR) Project
University of California, Berkeley

We seek a postdoctoral scholar to join the Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) and Cumulative Learning using Embedded Assessment Results (CLEAR) projects in science and technology education (see for more details).

The scholar will work in a multidisciplinary collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation, including leaders in education, technology, and the science disciplines. Dr. Marcia Linn, at University of California Berkeley, is the Principal Investigator. Lydia Liu, at Educational Testing Service, Inc. directs a subcontract on automated scoring and analysis.

The scholar will join researchers who are creating new technologies to score and provide feedback on open-ended inquiry assessments, developing innovative instructional materials, designing professional development programs, exploring partnerships with educational organizations, including school districts, and researching their impacts. The group builds on previously successful uses of technology such as the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE). The work draws from current research on teaching, learning, computer science, software design, and computational linguistics. This research will contribute to design and assessment frameworks to guide future education researchers, curriculum and assessment designers, and policy makers.

TT at Drake University

Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Technology Education
School of Education

Drake University School of Education seeks a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Technology Education beginning August 2012. An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. is expected. ABD applicants will be considered if the dissertation defense has been scheduled.

The successful candidate will have a record of collaboration and service within and across programs and a commitment to academic excellence and integration of liberal and professional education. Professional experience inpK-12 schools and specific experience in math education at the elementary level is preferred. The candidate should hold a U.S. teaching certificate (in any state) and demonstrate experience in and a commitment to excellence using technology in teaching and learning.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate education courses including Educational Technology, Teaching of Mathematics, and additional courses that fit the candidate’s strengths. The 3-3 course load includes undergraduate and graduate content in Mathematics and Technology Education. Successfulcandidates will have a developing record of scholarship that will support the expectation of ongoing scholarly productivity. Candidates with departmental or administrative aspirations over time are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate at Michigan State

Research Associate
Institute for Research on Math and Science Education
Michigan State University

Position Description:
The Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education at Michigan State University is a joint effort between the College of Natural Science and the College of Education to research innovation in mathematics and science teaching and learning K-16. 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. The Institute provides a stimulating environment for motivated individuals to engage in challenging mathematics and science education research.

TT at Kent State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Early/Middle Childhood Education
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will
- develop/maintain an active research program in science education, disseminating findings via publications and presentations to local, state, national, and international professional organizations;
- recruit and advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students;
- teach science education classes in the early/middle childhood licensure programs, and associated masters and doctoral programs;
- prepare proposals for extramural funding in support of a focused research program;
- participate in program, school, college, and university committees;
- develop partnerships with faculty in the Arts and Sciences, as well as local school districts; and
- provide leadership for local, state, national, and international science education organizations.