Wednesday, February 29, 2012

VAP at St. Mary's College (MD)

The Department of Physics at St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City invites applications for a full-time one-year faculty position as visiting assistant professor in physics beginning August 2012, pending budgetary approval. The position is a sabbatical replacement and may be renewed for up to three years subject to administrative approval. Candidates must have or expect a Ph.D. in Physics or related subject before the starting date. The successful candidate must show strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to:, or sent by mail to: Physics Search Committee., Attn: Susan Stedman, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

TT at University of Wisconsin- River Falls (WI)

The principal responsibility of this full-time tenure-track faculty position is to engage in effective teaching of physics lecture and laboratory courses for both majors and non-majors, including upper division courses. The normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. For the first three years, there is external support for three credits of research reassigned time each semester and two months of summer salary. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role conducting research with undergraduates in an on-going area of astrophysics research associated with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and other projects supported by the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center at UW-Madison

VAP at Beloit College (WI)

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Beloit College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach full-time in the 2012-2013 academic year. The position is a sabbatical replacement, with strong possibility for renewal for a second year. The person we hire would be expected to teach courses in introductory and intermediate physics and astronomy, including laboratories, and must be prepared to emphasize active student engagement in science and collaborative learning in the classroom. This position is an excellent opportunity to teach in a small department nationally ranked for the number of physics majors as well as the percentage who go on to complete graduate studies. A Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is preferred, but Ph.D. candidates working on the completion of their dissertation will be considered.

Please submit a cover letter, statements of teaching and research interests, CV, and transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Doreen Dalman, Physics and Astronomy Department, Beloit College,, as email attachments. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by March 22, 2012.

TT at Geneva College (PA)

Geneva College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Physics. This position begins August 2012 and will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Physics Department seeks a faculty member with excellent teaching skills who is able to handle a wide variety of physics courses offered to student audiences with diverse academic background and interest. The successful candidate will ultimately share in decisions regarding the direction of the physics curriculum both as a service to other disciplines and for the physics major.

VAP at University of San Diego (CA)

The Physics Department at the University of San Diego is seeking an enthusiastic teacher with a Ph.D. in physics and a strong commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts environment. The ability to work in the United States is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general physics and possibly astronomy, full time, for one academic year, beginning in the fall of 2012. The Physics Department is housed in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology, a state of the art teaching and research facility completed in 2003, and is designed for interdisciplinary efforts. Our Department has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy in a liberal arts environment, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Interested applicants should submit their cv and teaching statement as one complete PDF file via email to with the subject line "physics2012search". The Letters of reference, and transcripts must be forwarded as hard copy to Professor Greg Severn, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Physics, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110. The Physics Department website: Review of applications begins on March 30, 2012.

VAP at SUNY Oswego (NY)

SUNY Oswego invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics beginning August 27, 2012. We are seeking applicants with a Ph.D or equivalent in physics or a related field at the time of appointment and have teaching experience.

Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at

Lecturer at University of Leeds

We are looking for a talented individual with a keen interest in science teaching and learning at secondary school level and a commitment to contributing to a programme of science education research. The post is based in the Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education (CSSME), one of the foremost science education centres internationally, and will be available from May 2012. You will contribute to teaching at PGCE level in either physics or chemistry at Masters and Doctoral levels, depending on experience and subject background. You will also become involved in ongoing research activity to develop your own research profile. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a well-established team of science educators, with an outstanding international reputation. You should have experience of science education research and a successful record of teaching physics or chemistry at secondary school level. You should also posses a first degree in a physical sciences or related discipline and a postgraduate qualification (this includes work submitted for assessment, but not yet examined). For appointment at University Grade 9 you will need a doctorate in a physical sciences or related subject (again including work submitted but not yet examined). An Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau is required for this position, due to the requirement to visit students on their school placements.

University Grade 8 (£37,012 - £44,166 p.a.) University Grade 9 (£45,486 - £52,706 p.a.) depending upon qualifications and relevant experience
Informal enquiries to Dr Jim Ryder, tel +44 (0)113 343 4589, email
Closing date: 22 March 2012 (Redeployment Closing Date: 8 March 2012)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TT at Purdue University Calumet (IN)

Assistant Professor of Science Education - Purdue University Calumet (Hammond, IN)
(Editors note: the below link should take you to a page where the job is listed among others.)

The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Science Education position to start August 13, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching required courses within the department, depending on the candidate's background, managing annual Science Olympiad competitions, and engaging in an active research program in physical science pedagogy.


Candidates must have successfully completed the requirements (ABD considered) for a Doctoral or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Physics, Science Education or closely related field by August 13, 2012, with expertise in the physical sciences (Chemistry or Physics) and at least one year's experience in science pedagogy and science education research. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to the development and success of our science education majors and in teaching science to non-science majors, and should have effective communication and teaching skills.

Electronic applications should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Daniel Suson (, and should include a cover letter outlining the candidate's qualifications, a C.V., teaching philosophy statement, research statement, copies of all college transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails) for three references. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University Calumet, the Chicago-area campus of the Purdue University system located in Hammond, IN, currently enrolls approximately 10,000 students. The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers Bachelor's degree programs in high school science teaching for chemistry, physics, and physical science.

A check of criminal conviction and/or motor vehicle records may be made for employment in this position.

Purdue University Calumet is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

VAP at Skidmore College

The Department of Physics at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year, full-time faculty position to begin fall 2012. A Ph.D. is required; prior teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the physics curriculum and participate in department events. To be considered for this position; please fill out an online faculty application by April 1, 2012.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics is required and prior teaching experience is desirable.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:

VAP at Pomona College (CA)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in physics and astronomy at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2012. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research plans, and names and contact information of three references to:

Search, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711
or via email to:

Monday, February 20, 2012

VAP at Kansas State University (KS)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kansas State University

K-State Department of Physics seeks a visiting faculty for the 2012-13 academic year. This position is an annual, term appointment with the probability of extension to a second year. Primary responsibility will be to teach in our introductory physics program but the individual will also be encouraged to pursue research with one of our existing research programs. Several of the introductory courses involve innovative teaching methods in which the successful candidate may be involved. The teaching assignment will be approximately equivalent to two and half courses per semester.

Non-TT physics faculty, Harford Community College (MD)

Physics Faculty
(Full-time, One-year Term Appointment)

Starting Salary Range: $37,248 - $42,835

Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution that provides high quality, affordable educational experiences that promote lifelong learning, workforce development, and social and cultural enrichment. The College holds the following values to be fundamental to its community: lifelong learning, integrity, excellence, diversity, communication, collaboration, and service. The Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.

The faculty member is primarily responsible for teaching a range of physics courses including physical science; mechanics and particle dynamics; electrodynamics, light relativity, and modern physics; and vibrations, waves, heat, electricity and magnetism.

In addition, faculty members are expected to stay current in their disciplines and in teaching methodologies, including the use of technology; implement changes in instruction based on assessment results; maintain reasonably distributed office hours; develop and revise curriculum; participate in a variety of college committees and task forces; participate in community service activities; and advise students as appropriate.

This one-year term appointment, which covers a nine-month academic year, is scheduled to begin August 2012. Contract renewal is contingent upon funding and satisfactory job performance.

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a master's degree in physics and one year teaching experience or equivalent required. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to use technology in teaching and learning; incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and to assess these outcomes; demonstrated ability to teach a range of physics courses; and effective communication skills. Candidates will be asked to validate teaching experience.

PREFERRED: Experience teaching physics at the college level, preferably in a community college setting, is highly desirable.
Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening. Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only) at .

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.

TT at North Carolina State University (NC)

Assistant Professor in College of Education
Dept of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

With a focus on needed STEM education and 21st century skills, the successful candidate must be prepared to:
• Participate in innovative, field-based teacher education program teaching methodology courses, supervising clinical field experiences, and advising and mentoring students in science education;
• Establish a scholarly research, grant writing, and publication record aligned with a research extensive university;
• Seek and conduct external funding to support scholarly activities;
• Conduct a focused and creative program of research and scholarship and collaborate across discipline lines to infuse a STEM education focus in graduate and undergraduate education;
• Participate in public service and outreach efforts related to science education at local, national, and international levels.
• Produce high quality scholarship that impacts teaching, learning and/or policy;
• Assist in department and college governance and outreach.
NC State is a research extensive university and our faculties are active in contributing to the research mission of the university via grant proposals, refereed publications, and collaborations that transcend traditional curriculum lines. All faculties provide service to their professional organizations, the community, and university and to society at large.

Deputy Director of Research at SciPlay (NY)

Deputy Director of Research
Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay)
New York Halls of Science
Queens, NY

Departmental Role: SciPlay is a new national applied research center on Play, Science, and Technology Learning. SciPlay designs and studies how to use play as a medium for science learning across both informal and formal education settings. SciPlay runs numerous initiatives that utilize the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) as a laboratory for studying learning. The project most immediately relevant to this position is “SciGames: A Technology-enhanced Model for Bridging Informal and Formal Science Learning” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming STEM Education program and the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation program. This project focuses on supporting middle school physics learning through students playing technology-enhanced playground games with companion classroom digital apps. This work is in collaboration with Learning Games Network, Parsons The New School of Design, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the New York City Department of Education.

Post-Doc at Vanderbilt University (TN)

Post-Doctoral Research in the SURGE project
Vanderbilt Peabody College
Nashville, TN

Doug Clark at Vanderbilt is looking for a post doc to work on a game-based learning project( The post doc could pursue a wide range of research interests focusing on conceptual change, argumentation, collaboration, measurement, scaffolding, or related topics in the context of digital games for science learning.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in learning sciences, science education, measurement, or a related field. The position involves participation in two projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. The projects focus on helping students integrate intuitive understandings of science concepts developed through game play with formal disciplinary concepts and representations. The primary disciplinary context is Newtonian mechanics but population ecology and ecosystems will also soon become central disciplinary contexts. The projects involve both qualitative and quantitative components and involve close collaboration with two urban school districts. For additional information about the projects please visit

TT at Brigham Young University (UT)

Tenure Track in Science Education
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in science education, teacher education, curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, or a related field, with specialization in science education. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teacher education, evidence of a well-defined research agenda, professional publications and presentations (commensurate with experience), and a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Individuals at all ranks will be considered.

Responsibilities of hired faculty include teaching; scholarship, research, and publication; and service to campus, university, and the profession. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in elementary science education and graduate courses in STEM education, as well as a variety of graduate courses in teacher education, and to maintain a thorough and current understanding of the literature, trends, and issues in science education and teacher education.

Monday, February 13, 2012

VAP at Western Illinois University (IL)

Western Illinois University's Department of Physics seeks a temporary Assistant Professor beginning August 2012. Ph.D. in Physics or closely related discipline. Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level (both physics and astronomy). Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate physics majors, as well as with majors from other disciplines. Adept public speaker and presenter with excellent oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty. Post-doctoral experience with a strong record of independent research, publication, and external research grants is also desirable. See full position announcement:

Lecturer at University of Denver (CO)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver underwent strong expansion with eight tenure-track positions filled since 2006. The Department offers degrees through the Ph.D. More information about the department can be found at

This announcement invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position that will commence in September 2012. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor degree in physics or mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in physics or related discipline. Individuals with a successful record of teaching introductory physics courses at the university level are particularly encouraged to apply. The expected teaching load for Lecturers is six to eight courses per academic year. The University of Denver has high expectations for instructors and is introducing alternative learning platforms and online courses in its offerings. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and use these novel teaching approaches.

Applicants must apply through the website: The application should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, and names of at least three references. The selection process will begin on March 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Albion College (MI)

The Department of Physics at Albion College (invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the visiting assistant professor level beginning August 2012. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in physics and a commitment to excellent teaching in a liberal arts context (ABD candidates will be considered.) The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of a strong undergraduate physics curriculum including laboratory courses. For full consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references to David Seely, Chair, Department of Physics, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2012. Albion College is a private liberal arts college of 1517 students.

Professorship at Los Rios Community College (CA)

The teaching assignment will include Calculus-based Physics, General Physics (Trig/Algebra based), Conceptual Physics, Physical Science (conceptual course including Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Geology), and introductory Astronomy. The teaching assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes, on or off the main campus.

The instructor will be responsible for development of new laboratories and demonstrations as well as the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with curriculum and articulation studies; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance and student co-curricular activities; assuming other duties and responsibilities as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

More information here:

VAP at Ohio State University at Newark (OH)

The Ohio State University at Newark is seeking application materials for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for the 2012-2013 academic year. Duties: Teach introductory physics courses, teach laboratories for introductory physics courses, set up and take down laboratory and demonstration equipment. Involvement in research and previous college teaching experience strongly preferred. Salary Range: $53,000 to $55,000 annually.

Posting Period: 2/12/12 to 2/26/12. Send letter of application and CV to OSU Newark, Office of Human Resources, Search #366079, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. The Ohio State Newark is a regional campus of The Ohio State University.

VAP at Wellesley College

The Department of Physics at Wellesley College has an opening for a full-time non-tenure-track Visiting Lecturer position for the 2012-2013 academic year. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in a small classroom setting. Wellesley is a highly selective liberal arts college for women located 12 miles west of Boston. An overview of the department can be found at

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Review of applications begins on March 15, 2012. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation through our online application system at: If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Joint TT in Science Ed and a Science department @ Stony Brook (NY)

Professor of Science Education

Stony Brook University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education ( seeks to hire an open-rank tenure-track faculty member with a joint appointment in a science department. Anticipated start date: January or September 2013. Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
Qualifications: Candidate must have doctorate in science education with a strong background in an area of science, or doctorate in a science or engineering discipline with a strong background in education. Emerging/established record of scholarly research. Applicants for the position at a senior level should have an established record of external funding.
Duties and Responsibilities: Teach courses in the Ph.D. and M.A.T. programs in science education. Advise and mentor Ph.D. and M.A.T. students. Conduct research. Acquire external funding to support science education activities. Develop doctoral courses for science education. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, University and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and interest. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
For a full position description and/or application procedures, visit (Ref. #: F-7119-12-01).
To apply, submit a State employment application, résumé/C.V., a cover letter including statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and list of three professional references with complete contact information to:

Judy Nimmo, (7119)
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
Life Sciences Building, Room 094,
Stony Brook University,
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233
fax#: (631) 632-9791

Stony Brook University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Teaching fellow at Lebanon Valley College (PA)

The Physics Department at Lebanon Valley College invites applications for a nine month, full-time Teaching Fellowship starting August 2012 for the 2012–2013 academic year. The successful candidate will teach three courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring. Area of specialization: Open. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physics, an advanced experimental physics lab course for physics majors, and a junior-level electricity and magnetism course for physics majors. Applicants must have attained ABD status or a recent Ph.D. and have experience in college-level teaching. Electronic versions of letters of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation should be submitted to Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE

TT at St. Mary's University (MN)

The Physics Department at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2012. The position involves teaching lecture and laboratory courses for undergraduate physics majors, service courses for science majors outside physics, and general education courses for liberal arts students; 12 credits per semester (lecture and laboratory) is the usual load.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline, and exhibit (and, preferably, document) a strong commitment to engaging and motivating both majors and non-majors within the liberal arts tradition. Preference will be given to candidates with significant experimental physics experience (especially with upper-division laboratory courses), to candidates with experience teaching introductory astronomy/earth science, and to those whose research programs can meaningfully include undergraduates. The successful candidate must be able to respect and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian and Catholic institution.

Lecturer at RIT (NY)

The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. This Lecturer position is a non-tenure track appointment for the upcoming spring quarter. Applicants must be available on approximately March 1, 2012. The position may be renewed for the full 2012-13 academic year.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, experience teaching introductory physics, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning March 1, 2012 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Strong preference will be given to those with experience and desire to also teach lab-based electronics classes. Experience teaching in an interactive environment and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Research interests compatible with the Department's current research activities are also desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

VAP at North Central College (IL)

North Central College invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track appointment in Physics. This position may be renewable for up to a total of three years. North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 2900 students, located 30 miles west of Chicago near both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. For a detailed description of the position, please visit (ed. note: site doesn't appear to have information on the position just yet).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Museum Science Educator at KU Natural History Museum (KS)

The KU Natural History Museum seeks an experienced full-time museum science educator for a two year, grant funded project to teach science education programs and assist in the administration of grant related materials. The educator should be comfortable with presenting challenging material and have strong communication skills. Bachelor's degree in a scientific or other relevant discipline, and a minimum of 1 year professional science teaching experience required. Master's degree and teaching experience in an informal science education setting are preferred. Review begins 02/13/2012. For complete description and application procedures visit and refer to position #00208013. EOAA.